We highlighted an interview that Dixie Carter did at this link, where she spoke of the ongoing negotiations between TNA Wrestling and Spike TV. While both parties have insisted negotiations remain ongoing, we're told Spike TV is not enthusiastic about remaining in business with Dixie Carter.
There remains a significant disconnect between TNA ownership and Spike TV. When Toby Keith and Jeff Jarrett were trying to buy the company from the Carter family, the network was all for it. However, the deal ended when Dixie wanted certain assurances in regards to her role in the company after it was acquired. According to a source, Dixie wanted it in writing she would remain as a contracted performer for ten years after the sale. We're told Spike TV is still unhappy about that.
Some people believe the disconnect between TNA ownership and Spike TV could be the network actually planting the seeds to acquire the company themselves.
Either way, TNA has played defense in regards to the TMZ report that they've been canceled by Spike TV.
We're told TNA creative writer Dave Lagana actually contacted members of the wrestling media [outside of Wrestling News World, he did not contact us] to try and convince them to write stories that TNA was certainly remaining on Spike TV. As far as we can tell, none of those contacted took the bait.