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The W - Pro Wrestling - Update on TNAs TV Future (Page 2)
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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.53
This has been said of TNA (and for that matter ROH) since the companies started, so I don't know. Dixie (for all the dislike she seems to receive - and I admit to being no fan of TNA) seems to really want to run a wrestling promotion and seems to have money available. I don't know if I am willing to bet against her.

Interesting: My flag is USA even though I am in the UAE. Must be how my ISP is configured.

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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.33
The problem is not necessarily TNA staying running, it's the massive step down in terms of funds and exposure that is going to be necessary for it to stay running. Comparing it to ROH is kind of a non-starter - ROH has never enjoyed the kind of backing or exposure that TNA has frequently had over the years. It's going to have to shrink down in size and aspiration to the point where it will basically be a completely different promotion.
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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.02
    Originally posted by Amos Cochran
    The problem is not necessarily TNA staying running, it's the massive step down in terms of funds and exposure that is going to be necessary for it to stay running. Comparing it to ROH is kind of a non-starter - ROH has never enjoyed the kind of backing or exposure that TNA has frequently had over the years. It's going to have to shrink down in size and aspiration to the point where it will basically be a completely different promotion.
That's only if they end up on a Velocity. If they end up on WGN or Ion or CMT they'll be in 70-80 million homes so they won't have to do that much stripping down. I do think the broadcast fees will play a factor in that too.
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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.33
WGN - the rumoured destination - aren't going to pay TNA anywhere near the amount that Spike would. They're also not going to bankroll spending on big names like Spike did.
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.18
    Originally posted by graves9
      Originally posted by Amos Cochran
      The problem is not necessarily TNA staying running, it's the massive step down in terms of funds and exposure that is going to be necessary for it to stay running. Comparing it to ROH is kind of a non-starter - ROH has never enjoyed the kind of backing or exposure that TNA has frequently had over the years. It's going to have to shrink down in size and aspiration to the point where it will basically be a completely different promotion.
    That's only if they end up on a Velocity. If they end up on WGN or Ion or CMT they'll be in 70-80 million homes so they won't have to do that much stripping down. I do think the broadcast fees will play a factor in that too.


WGN, Ion, or CMT might be in more homes but, let's face it, that doesn't mean people are watching or that they'll promote TNA as heavily as Spike -- which did a lot more for TNA then just give them a place to air a television program.

I'd imagine all three are a heck of a lot more conservative/traditional than Spike, too.

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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.53
I suggested WGN early in this thread (even first, I think) because WGN is changing their programming. They drop the Cubs after 50 or so years this week, I don't know about the White Sox and Bulls and Blackhawks. But they are making a play for the future - as a station about programs and not about Chicago. I think they could make a real home for Impact.



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I didn't think WGN America would want to be back in the wrestling business after dropping WWE Superstars.



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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.53
    Originally posted by britishiles
    I didn't think WGN America would want to be back in the wrestling business after dropping WWE Superstars.


THey have changed a lot since then - new programming, developing their own series, dropping some sports, dropping local broadcasts. Check this out:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/business/media/tribune-company-hopes-to-turn-wgn-america-into-cable-network.html?_r=0

I could see a TNA being part of that - not local sports, but national, even international. I was really surprised at how popular and mainstream WWE was in dubai.



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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.38
    Originally posted by AWArulz
    I suggested WGN early in this thread (even first, I think) because WGN is changing their programming. They drop the Cubs after 50 or so years this week, I don't know about the White Sox and Bulls and Blackhawks. But they are making a play for the future - as a station about programs and not about Chicago. I think they could make a real home for Impact.


There is a station that wants less live sports on? They dropped the Cubs? Or the Cubs dropped them?
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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.42
Cubs may be dropping WGN. (Or: WGN had been underpaying the Cubs for years because they were owned by the same people and now they're not.) WGN may end up with no Cubs games or a reduced number of games; this was expected to be sorted out by now and strangely hasn't been.

White Sox, Blackhawks and Bulls will continue to air on WGN. Edit: Should've read wikipedia first - they are dropping all other sports from the America (National) feed starting next year, with the person in charge saying no one outside of Chicago cares about Chicago sports.

WGN America has had different program - less Chicago stuff, different syndicated reruns - since they split it off from WGN Chicago a few years ago (and you can't get WGN America if you get WGN Chicago.) The WWE programming only aired on WGN America and not on WGN Chicago and I wonder if the TNA programming would be the same.


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