Loretta Hunt of Sports Illustrated is featuring a lengthy article and interview with TNA President Dixie Carter. Among the topics discussed includes TNA’s attempts to hit the road this year with Impact Wrestling and why it didn’t work out.
Carter added, “We went on the road thinking if we could sell 1,500-2,000 tickets, we’d be good. We went in with a very conservative budget. We didn’t come out here thinking we’d sell out arenas. The truth is we exceeded those budget numbers. We hit our revenue numbers, but we overspent when it came to loading out of the Universal studio. There was a two-month overlap that cost us.”
Carter claimed the company could still afford to tour nationally if they wanted. However, Carter said the initial attempt this year didn’t provide the results she hoped for.
“We have to try different things. Going on the road to see if this is the thing that changes the whole feel and vibe f the show, if it works, you stick with it. I think we’ve learned a lot from this. We learned that the show has to be shaken up, not the venue.”
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