TNA Impact Wrestling fans can breathe a sigh of relief that they will be able to watch TNA at least through the end of the year. Spike TV the home of Impact Wrestling announced earlier in the month that they would not renew TNA once the company’s contract expired in September. The move would have potentially left Impact Wrestling without a television home.
Good news was announced today by TNA president Dixie Carter as she announced that TNA and Spike TV have agreed to a contract extension to keep Impact Wrestling on the cable channel through the end of 2014. “Impact Wrestling will remain a vital part of Spike TV’s programming on Wednesday nights, 9/8c, through the end of the year,” Carter announced. “Negotiations remain ongoing beyond this time frame.”
Tonight marks the debut of Impact Wrestling airing on Wednesday nights. The extension will give Spike TV a chance to see how the ratings will fair for the program on Wednesday night. The past two Wednesday’s this month Spike TV aired the movie, The Expendables on August 13. The week before, they aired multiple episodes of Cops. TNA’s Impact Wrestling should bring in a higher rating than previous programming by the cable company on Wednesday’s.
It’s a great situation for Impact Wrestling as it gives the company a television home to finish the year. It will also allow them time to renegotiate with Spike TV or find another cable home. TNA’s debut on Wednesday will feature their Hardcore Justice episode. The episode will feature an X-division and Knockouts title match, and a number one contender’s match. Also it will mark the return to Impact Wrestling of Dixie Carter, who will discuss the aftermath of her being put through a table by Bully Ray two weeks ago. You can watch Impact Wrestling tonight at 9PM/8 central only on Spike TV.