With WWE completely re-evaluating their approach to pay-per-view, I’m told TNA Impact Wrestling officials are now having the same discussions regarding the number of PPV events held annually.
A couple of weeks ago Dixie Carter told The Tennessean the company was still working through some bad contracts that were signed when the company was first getting into business. What she was talking about was TNA’s contracts with the pay-per-view providers.
Under the current arrangement, TNA is obligated to produce twelve pay-per-views a year and until these contracts expire, they are unable to reduce their pay-per-view model. Current internal discussions have revealed possible plans to go from 12 to 4-6 pay-per-views per year.
I’m told if TNA does in fact cut down on the number of pay-per-views held each year once they are legally able to do so, there has been some talk about holding a couple events each year exclusively on TNAOnDemand.com. One observer feels this would be rather bush league, however, with TNA unable to launch a television network like WWE is doing, this would be a way to use some of what would have been pay-per-views to promote their on-demand subscription service.