The CSI reruns do big numbers for Spike. If TNA gets a .5 in the Velocity spot, I'd consider that a big success. Spike wants TNA to suceed because its a very cheap alternative to WWE.
Also, TNA made all their talent sign contracts so Vince can't raid them.
"When did they pass a law that says the people who make my sandwich have to be wearing gloves? I'm not comfortable with this. I don't want glove residue all over my food; it's not sanitary. Who knows where these gloves have been?" - George Carlin
The D-X era Shawn Michaels, while not a face, was definitely "cool" and while not an out gay character, definitely had a serious bisexual vibe going on, and while not a stonefaced tough-guy, was a serious threat in the ring (and was even champ)....