There has been a great uncertainty regarding TNA’s future because of its television deal with Spike, the current home of “Impact Wrestling.” In July, word got out that Spike would be pulling “Impact Wrestling” off the air upon the expiration of its deal with TNA. The deal was originally slated to expire at the end of October, but the two sides would agree to extend the deal through the end of 2014.
Most recent word regarding TNA’s quest to find a new television deal states that John Gaburick, a TNA executive, was in New York City at some point in late October to close a television deal. In the previous report, the identity of the company was not known.
PWInsider has published an update on the situation, in which the website noted that TNA’s “Impact Wrestling” will likely remain on the air with Spike past 2014. Within TNA, there is a strong feeling that the two sides have agreed on a deal, in which TNA will have to take less money to remain with Spike. A source from Spike confirmed to the website that the two sides have remained in discussions regarding a new deal. On the other hand, those in TNA informed the website that the two sides have never cut off discussions, and re-signing with Spike was always a strong possibility.
Certainly good news for the wrestling industry as a whole, if true.