Spike TV President Kevin Kay issued the following statement today about the departure of TNA from Spike TV, effective as of December 24th:

Our partnership with TNA Wrestling will officially come to an end with our last telecast on December 24.

Dixie Carter and her team have been incredible partners to work with over the past 9 years, delivering high-action entertainment and strong ratings.

As Spike continues to evolve into a network reaching a broader audience, we continue to look across our schedule to find opportunities to add original scripted and non-scripted programming that appeals to a wider demographic.

On behalf of everyone at Spike, we would like to wish Dixie and TNA all the best and continued success.

Kevin Kay President, Spike TV

TNA announced a new TV deal earlier today with Discovery Channel’s Destination America, which will begin airing Impact Wrestling in January 2015.