According to backstage sources, TNA Creative is currently planning for the rematch between Bobby Roode and James Storm to happen six months down the road. The feud will be build up again heading toward October Bound for Glory 2012 PPV.
The James Storm Leaving TNA Wrestling promo on Impact this week was part of the setup for the eventual Bobby Rhoode vs James Storm Bound For Glory 2012 match.
TNA Slammiversary 2012 Tickets
Tickets for TNA Slammiversary 2012 are currently on sale in the open market. The show will take place on 10 June at the location of Arlington, Texas.
Also there will be a VIP Slammiversary weekend and special travel packages that you can book on ShopTNA. These packages include a ticket to the event for attractions in Texas, several meet and greets with TNA Wrestlers, breakfast with the TNA stars, an anniversary party for the 10th year and much more.
Dixie Carter TNA Slammiversary 2012 Surprises and Changes To Impact Wrestling
TNA President Dixie Carter Twitter account update promises an historic and unforgettable night full of many surprises at their upcoming 10 anniversary TNA Slammiversary PPV.
Dixie Carter also tweeted about her excitement over the TNA Impact Wrestling Open Fight Night concept which debut next week. She noted that it was one of several ‘changes” coming to the Impact Wrestling program.
TNA Lockdown 2012 Attendance Notes
- Initially TNA Lockdown should have been broadcast in over 100 cinemas in the U.S., the audience who watched the PPV in theaters was a total of only 1,500. This would be a small decrease compared to Bound for Glory, which also was available for screenig in the movies.
TNA Impact Wrestling On The Road 2012 Taping Details: Too Expensive
- Dixie Carter and Eric Bischoff had a meeting with Spike TV execs on 11 April where the subject of On the Road Taping, Impact Wrestling Rating and other subjects were discussed.
Both side agreed to work toward gaining 2 millions viewers regularly for Impact Wrestling as the next step toward growth. Currently TNA flagship program averages 1.5 million viewers.
Dixie Carter believes that the company must have more “On the Road taping”, however the cost would be an estimated $ 500,000 per taping. These additional expenses would bring the company in financial difficulties and it does not pay well on paper.
Another topic during the meeting was about changes for the Impact Wrestlng show, which will unfold in the coming weeks.
One of them is the “Open Fight Night”, which will be held once a month to allow a new wrestler to get hold of a TNA contract, via a three-member jury’s decision which includes Hulk Hogan.
Also open challenges can be issued for toward all TNA title holder or wrestlers on the roster. Plus the TNA TV title will be defended every week from now on.
TNA Focused On New and Young Talents
TNA management felt that the focus on young talent will pay off in the long run, despite declining ratings in the short term. In the future TNA will have increased focus on young talent as an investment for the future.
One of the major topic among TNA officials in recent months is about how it would be important to create their own new stars. The company plans to establish more training camps on the road and be on the lookout for fresh talent.
Dixie Carter on 2nd TNA TV Program
A 2nd TV Show was also brought up, Dixie Carter says that a second TV show would be inevitable as two hours a week simply were not enough.
Dixie also mentioned that they were already broadcast in other parts of the world with two TV shows (Example: TNA Xplosion in England).
Also there is regular contact with Bjorn Rebney of Bellator MMA promotion to cooperate with each other in future and to help each other via cross promotion.
Dixie Carter on TNA PPV and Events Schedule
Regarding PPVs events, Dixie Carter feels the number of 12 unique Pay Per Views per year is too much. She plans to correct this number in the next 1-2 years.
Also TNA will hold more international tours in 2013, which Dixie mentions in particular the markets in Mexico and Australia as new markets. 100-110 TNA live events are planned per year, of which 10-15 events will take place outside the United States and Canada.
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