In some new details revealed in a new report by Dave Meltzer this week, John Gaburick and Bully Ray headed up a meeting with TNA talent before the Impact Wrestling tapings on 8/6 in New York City. Talent were told the company wasn’t closing and that they were negotiating a variety of different deals. At the tapings the next night, Spike TV President Kevin Kay attended and introduced himself to several talent. It should be noted that Kay was the one who made the call to not renew Impact Wrestling. TNA has taped all remaining episodes of Impact Wrestling as part of the current Spike TV deal meaning the final show would be airing on 9/24.
The belief is that Spike could continue airing the show in the new Wednesday timeslot without a new deal finalized. How long that would last remains to be seen. Mike Johnson reported this week that TNA has scheduled Impact Wrestling and One Night Only PPV tapings in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on 9/16, 9/17, 9/18 and 9/19. TNA has yet to publicly announce these dates as of Sunday morning as the last remaining dates being advertised includes tonight in Hagerstown, 9/5 in Charlotte, 9/6 in Roanoke Rapids and 9/7 in Fayetteville. TNA talent reportedly has additional live event dates scheduled beyond 9/7.