Source: Miami Herald
TNA Wrestling president Dixie Carter recently spoke with the Miami Herald about TNA’s new Impact Wrestling deal with Spike TV and whether there was a back up plan had this deal fell through, “Absolutely. We were very fortunate to have interest from a few very good networks, but in the end it made the most sense to stay with Spike. We’re very loyal, and they have spent a lot of money and effort and time in building our brand, and the deal was right. So we made the decision to stay there.
When it came down to it, I just said, ‘If we’re going to do this, let’s make it simple, and let’s do it fast,’ and it happened that way. If not, we were going to need to go and do other things.
So it was a quick negotiation. There are discussions about (other programming), but we made the decision to keep it out of this deal. We’ve closed this deal and moved forward, and any additional programming that we do would be under a separate arrangement.”