TNA Officially Announces Multi-Year Extension With Spike TV

- TNA Impact Wrestling issued the following press release today about their new deal with Spike TV:

SPIKE TV AND TNA ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR EXTENSION TO ITS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

The Highly-Rated “Impact Wrestling” Maintains Its Home On Spike TV On Thursday Nights

Spike TV and TNA Entertainment have agreed upon a multi-year extension on their strategic partnership, maintaining Spike TV as the exclusive U.S. television home of the emerging sports-entertainment property.

The deal was announced today jointly by Kevin Kay, Spike TV President and Dixie Carter, TNA Entertainment President. TNA wrestling debuted on Spike TV in July, 2005. Over the last seven years, the ratings for TNA’s “IMPACT Wrestling” have grown from an average of 700,000 viewers at launch to nearly two million today.

“Dixie Carter and her team at TNA have done a phenomenal job in developing stars for an exciting, high-action brand that resonates with Spike’s audience,” said Kay. “We are excited to further our partnership and will continue to build and invigorate the franchise together.”

“We are thrilled that Spike TV will be IMPACT Wrestling’s home for years to come,” said Carter. “The dedication that Kevin Kay and the network have shown us in building our brand is what makes this announcement even more meaningful for me. And look for some exciting things to happen on IMPACT in the near future.”

TNA’s flagship series, “IMPACT Wrestling,” airs weekly on Spike TV and is one of the network’s top-rated series. The show has evolved into must-see-tv on Thursdays with young men and currently ranks among the top shows on cable in its timeslot with Men 18-34.

The roster features many of the biggest names in wrestling including Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Booby Roode, Sting, James Storm, Rob Van Dam the lovely and lethal Knockouts.

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  • John

    The roster features many of the biggest names in wrestling including Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Booby Roode, Sting, James Storm, Rob Van Dam the lovely and lethal Knockouts.

    Wow notice how they don’t meantion one TNA original. Way to market your talent DIXIE!

    • Phill

      YAWN.
      James Storm is a TNA originals – and although Robert Roode wrestled a few dark matches for WWE, he is a TNA created star.
      Obviously TNA will market their most well known assets… otherwise what is the point of having them??
      Of course Dixie will mention the likes of Hogan, Flair, Sting (Legends) Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy (Ex WWE Champions) common sense surely?

    • PFElton

      Bobby Roode and James Storm are TNA Originals you jackass.

    • Aldin94

      Wow read it again and tell me no orginals are listed. Dont make your self look stupid hateing on TNA.

  • eurosario

    So is Storm chop liver