Why Spike TV Renewed Impact Wrestling Until The End Of Year; Ownership Change Looming?

Spike TV has made overtures about buying 51% of TNA Wrestling. According to a source speaking under the condition of anonymity, the Carter family is interested but so far Dixie Carter has been resistant.

It could be a slow process and with Impact Wrestling set to go off the network at the end of the September, Spike made the decision to extend them until the end of the year so it wouldn’t be a race to try to get Dixie on board in such a sport span. For those that missed it, TNA officially announced that Impact will remain on Spike throughout the end of the year on Wednesday nights.

We’re told Spike realizes that if Impact was only off the air for a month or two, a large portion of the audience may not be back when the show returns, so with Spike being interested in buying the company, they…

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