When TNA President Dixie Carter mentioned recently in interviews that she was not in favor of the monthly PPV events that TNA produces, The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that it is a subject that has been discussed in the company for months now since the PPV events are doing so poorly buyrate wise.
One idea being tossed around is cutting to either six to eight shows a year and having live three hour specials on Spike TV to support the loss of month-to-month events. However, Spike has yet to approve this. TNA is still under contract with cable companies to produce monthly PPV events, but when that contract expires it is expected the issue will be addressed.
If Spike was to say no on holding a few live event specials, where they go from there is anyone’s guess. One perk of the new deal with Spike is that they are free to negotiate with other networks.