Two Major Causes For Concern In TNA Impact Wrestling That Relate Directly To The Company's Bottom Line; Why Things Are Expected To Get Worse In 2012

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I'm told TNA Impact Wrestling's deal with Jakks Pacific to produce action figures has not turned out as well as officials from both companies originally anticipated. One source close to TNA tells me sales have "been awful" and has resulted in fewer and fewer stores stocking the action figures.

Another point of concern in TNA is an anticipated decline in advertisement revenue from television because of UFC leaving Spike TV next year. A lot of the commercials that air during the Thursday night 9-11 PM timeslot for Impact Wrestling are not specifically purchased for Impact, but part of ad bundles that Spike sells for UFC programming.

UFC sponsors are offered a discounted rate for a bundle of ads on both UFC and TNA programming. However, with UFC leaving, it's going to be tougher than ever for Spike to attract advertisers. This could also put strain on TNA's relationship with Spike TV, with even more emphasis put on their ratings.

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