I’m told many contracted TNA performers were caught off-guard by the TMZ report that Spike TV had canceled Impact Wrestling.
The company sent out an email to talent on Monday, explaining that negotiations with Spike are still ongoing and they are also talking with other networks. The story making rounds is that Spike is offering less than what they want but the UTA representative is negotiating the gap.
While figures aren’t being thrown around, I previously reported that Spike is currently paying TNA $65,000 an hour and TNA wants $100,000 per hour.
At this point, talent is being told not to talk to third parties about the company’s domestic TV deal. They’ve been advised to direct their questions in-house and will be given information when it is available.