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Impact Going Live this Summer Says Dixie Carter

– After teasing the announcement, TNA President Dixie Carter revealed that from 5/31 Impact Wrestling will be going live. Below is TNA’s official announcement:



NASHVILLE, TN – (May 17, 2012) — TNA IMPACT WRESTLING President Dixie Carter and SPIKE TV President Kevin Kay announce today that the highly-rated “IMPACT WRESTLING” will be going Live! from Universal Studios beginning May 31st and continue through the summer. This announcement coincides with the recently announced new, one-hour earlier time slot change of 8:00-10:00pm/ET every Thursday night beginning May 31st.

“We are excited to take IMPACT WRESTLING Live! all summer long, and have our first Live! summer show launch our new 8:00pm/ET time slot,” says TNA President Dixie Carter. “Summer of 2012 is going to be remembered as the most momentous time in our company’s history-to-date. Stay tuned.”

  • Eddie Money

    TNA can do so much to improve the product and backstage morale. this is definitely a step in the right direction ad while I admit theres times when I can’t bear watching TNA there’s times when they do get things right. Hopefully this is the start of them getting things right more often.

  • Soulja17

    Tna going live? Let the botches begin!

  • Chris

    For spike TV have a viewership rating of 1.5 million and have a DVR rating of 1 million is a high number for that network. That is 2.5 million who tune into Spike one way or the other every week to watch TNA.

  • Logan

    I wish them all the best but, I’m still not over the “highly rated” part. Good Luck TNA hope they give guys like Syles, Joe, Daniels, MCMG more screen time like back in the day when X-Division was the reason I watched NWA-TNA/TNA.

  • Chris

    Prince I have been watching WWE for 26 years so don’t even go there with me.

    The whole WWE vs. TNA thing started because of Best in the World making a wise crack and bullshit claim against TNA. If you TNA haters would just stay on the WWE boards and shut up on these boards nothing would be said about WWE.

  • SYM

    @ prince albert How is ROH a competition to WWE or even TNA for that Matter? ROH isn’t even Shown everywhere in the United States. ROH PPV’s arent even on TV you have to Order them off the internet F*** outta here. AAA is even on in More households then ROH.

  • prince albert

    ROH wrestling is much more of competition then WWE.

  • prince albert

    Love how it always becomes a TNA vs. WWE conversation… maybe the TNA fans would get a little more self esteem if they try making the arguement against ROH wrestling… chances are greater for beating them…

  • Jared

    I agree with Chris with Eric being as a producer. If you look how the product became smooth and fluent as in production wise. Eric is smart with that just not the wrestling world. He came up with the non ramp behind the wrestler camera view for the UK tapings and lockdown ppv see that was cool. As a loyal fan since 04, its hard watching it with Hogan. Glory hound. keep Eric and get rid of Hogan. Bring back double j. Where he shined the light on the future. Yeah he was in the main light but he slowly faded himself out. Don’t boo Jeff Jarrett. He gave us the event of AJ, Joe, and Daniels

  • Chris

    Why get rid of Bischoff as a producer? The man is a great producer and promoter. Leave him as that. At least he is not on TV anymore taking up TV time like Johnny Ace does on WWE TV every week. (Bischoff owns Ace btw) You have no room to bash TNA when WWE has worse people on TV every week on the hour.

    How do you know TNA is not that good now if you don’t watch it? I swear that post of yours makes no sense what so ever.

    That would be like me bashing AAA and saying the product is not that good anymore even though I have not watched an episode of AAA since 2009.

  • Best In The World

    @Chris im a huge wrestling fan i have been since i was like 5 i used to watch tna but now its not that good they have to get rid of hogan and bischoff then begin to rebuild back to the old days and yes im a huge wwe fan. so what i can bash another company lol

  • Chris

    Right on SYM, the way they act makes me think that they are not real wrestling fans but just WWE marks.

  • Eve’s left nipple

    Anybody remember that Steel Asylum match they had when Impact went live on mondays when Jeff Hardy debuted? That was aweful.

  • SYM

    Whatever Yaw TNA haters say. The Fact is this is a Step Forward in TNA just like the Sacrifice PPV. I honestly think some of Yaw has had WWE stuck up Ya BITCH Asses for so long you Won’t even care to look at TNA or ROH or any Lucha Libre Show. Disappointing to see How many ppl here are Real Wrestling Fans.

  • hjkhjk

    lol highly rated. Yeah.. by the staff!

  • CM Mark

    Doesn’t matter much if you have the show in the same place every week.

  • Andrew

    @Chris – I think the only thing that I don’t like so far in TNA is the Daniels/Kaz/AJ storyline, which seems tasteless to me. Other than that, agreed!

  • Chris

    Best in the world was the one that said superstars out drew impact viewership wise. I don’t care to be honest but I think some of you are being very nasty towards a great product atm. To be honest there is nothing wrong with tna atm imo.

  • Andrew

    This is a step in TNA getting on the right track. At least they’ll temporarily stop the full show spoilers and drive ratings up somewhat. Of course, this will be completely pointless if the product itself isn’t very appealing.

  • King

    it wont last…just look when they tried mondays….i see it already…before the summer ends they will go right back to being taped

  • ant

    @Chris…who da fuck cares about wwe superstars its about monday night raw and friday night smackdown and those two shows tna impact will NEVERRRRRRRRRRRRR beat period point blank

  • Chris

    Why must you guys be so negative? This is great news for all wrestling fans.

    BTW WWE Superstars never beat TNA Impact in the ratings. That show was drawing an 0.8 TV avg at best. Lol

  • Bus

    What are the odds that this actually lasts the entire summer?

  • Best In The World

    TNA will still get killed in the ratings lol they can comepte with superstars and still lose

  • Anon123

    Spike Tv has the worst shows ever. MANswers being the worst.

  • Ryan

    might get some decent ratings now the results wont be online for 3 weeks worth of shows

  • Kamalas leg

    What Monday night wars. ? This is on Thursday ,get your facts straight

  • cenaWWE

    Monday night wars? again? (at least for the summer anyways) lol

  • JohnCena33

    Looks like TNA tried to top the announcement of RAW having a three hour show.

  • sammy

    Well, anything like watching paint dry could be highly rated on Spike. The channel is for morons with no taste in entertainment.

  • Ho Lee Schitt

    omg a day late…..

  • SYM

    Yaw about a Day late with this Information.