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Spike TV Cancels TNA Impact Wrestling

Spike TV cancel TNA impact

Spike TV cancels TNA

TMZ is reporting that Spike TV has cancelled TNA’s Impact Wrestling.

There were rumors going on all day Sunday about what big wrestling news was about to break.

In Sunday’s update, Dave Meltzer wrote something that had people wondering what was about to happen.

I hate to say this, but there are a lot of things going around that indicate this coming week will be one of the biggest news weeks of the year. The first two may not be done deals yet. Story No. 3 is a lock and will happen, which is Thursday’s announcement of the WWE network number.

The way it was worded, it sounded like something big was pending, but Dave wasn’t yet ready to break the news. Immediately, because wrestling fans can be of the doom and gloom sort, speculation started on TNA and their Impact Wrestling program. The worst kept secret in the industry was that Spike TV had not renewed their Thursday night TV deal for Impact Wrestling.

Court Bauer soon thereafter went on a tweeting rampage.

And then, something did break shortly.

Via TMZ:

Spike TV cancels TNA Impact

The main reason hasn’t come out yet, but I imagine it’s an amalgamation of a lot of things.

Spike TV helped bring in expensive players with hopes that TNA could increase ratings and close the gap between them and WWE, which has never happened.

There were rumors that they were close to being sold earlier this year, but the Carter family didn’t sell because they wanted Dixie to have an on-camera role with the new group.

And most recently, Vince Russo outed himself as working for TNA when it was supposed to be kept hush hush (but yet, was another worst kept secret as seemingly everyone was pretty sure he was).

I recently learned that Spike TV didn’t want Russo working for the company, so that’s a big reason why TNA tried to keep it quiet. Was that the straw that broke the camel’s back? We’ll have to wait and see as I imagine there will be a lot of people with stories that contradict on this one.