The mood backstage in TNA Wrestling was up and down at last week's television taping in New York City.
At the Tuesday taping, management held a meeting with talent and assured them that good news was coming and to continue to ignore the reports the company was losing domestic TV clearance. We're told it didn't really do much to boost morale as the guys know they were lied to back when the company was close to being sold, so they just saw the meeting as damage control and little else.
The biggest thing to come out of Tuesday's meeting was that talent was told there would be more television tapings at the end of September, regardless of what happened with the TV situation. However, no dates for those tapings were announced.
As word started to get around that Smackdown could be moving back to Thursdays, morale took another hit. Obviously if Smackdown airs opposite of Impact -- even for an hour -- no one sees that as a good thing.
However, the overall vibe in the company was that the tapings went well and with Spike TV head Kevin Kay showing up on Thursday, by the end of the week, the "sky is falling" mentality was starting to calm a bit.