TNA News: Impact Wrestling Moving Timeslot on Spike TV

Impact Wrestling is once again moving timeslots on Spike TV with TNA President Dixie Carter making the announcement on Twitter.

 

It was just over a year ago when Impact moved up to the 8:00p start time.  But since then, the first hour of the show has struggled in the ratings.

Part of the move up to the earlier time slot was to create a four-hour block between Impact Wrestling and Bellator Fighting Championships.  But the move can be made now with Bellator not running every week until at least the fall.

There is no word on if Bellator is being moved to a different night although that would seem likely with Impact Wrestling going back to the 9:00-11:00p ET time slot.

TNA President Dixie Carter Talks Plans for 2013

Recently, TNA President Dixie Carter sat down with Jeremy Borash to discuss where the company is right now and the plans for the upcoming year.

 

 

In the first video, Carter that 2012 was a big year going live with the ‘Impact’ television show and that the locker room is working well together and she is happy with the leadership there right now.  This has been a problem in the past with talent not confident in the direction of the company and upset with the creative direction.

 

She goes on to say that 2013 “will be the tipping point for this company where we really take it to another level”.  As for what that next level is remains to be seen.  TNA would like to go on the road more often with the remaining three pay-per-views this year all being outside of Orlando.  There is a thought that they would like to take ‘Impact’ on the road as well but that would be a costly endeavor.

 

Carter also discusses the X Division and says there will be a greater emphasis on it in the coming year and that injuries have been a problem lately for the division and its growth.

 

In the second part of the interview, Carter addresses about the Knockouts division and says there are big plans in the works there.  As for the division itself, she says that the women should be portrayed in a certain way and not be gratuitous.  That is an interesting comment because in the past with a different creative head (Vince Russo), this was not the case and the argument could be made of how poorly the women of TNA were treated creatively.

 

Speaking of the creative direction, Carter says that the company has never been as good creatively as it is right now and that anyone who stopped watching should come back.  She goes on to talk about the upcoming year and hopes to have more programming in the United States.

 

That is all well and good and I hope TNA can improve and stay around for a long time to come.  But I do have skepticism, especially when it comes to the creative direction of the company.  I think that has improved but I want to see more.  The biggest thing that TNA has to do is make stars, bigger than life figures that stand out and are important to the viewer.  They have plenty of talented performers but no one person stands out as being must-see or special above the others.

Between The Ropes – October 11, 2012 | King Mo

King-MoBrian talks with King Mo about being the special enforcer at this Sunday’s Bound for Glory PPV in the match between James Storm and Bobby Roode, his Impact debut last Thursday, his wrestling training so far and what he been the toughest thing for him, his finishing move, when he plans to fight next, how important his first fight with Bellator is, when he thinks his first wrestling match will be and more.

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Between The Ropes – October 9, 2012 | Christopher Daniels

Brian talks with one-half of the World Tag-Team Champions of the World Christopher Daniels about this Sunday’s Bound for Glory PPV, the team coming together, what he would be doing if he was not in this tag-team, working with the new creative team, inspiration for ideas, what would make him (and Kazarian) want to leave the team, the CM Punk altercation with a fan on Raw and if he has ever been in a similar situation and more.

Everyone can get new #WTTCOTW t-shirts now by going to the official website of Christopher Daniels.

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Between The Ropes – October 4, 2012 | Jeff Hardy

Brian speaks with Jeff Hardy about facing Austin Aries for the World Heavyweight Championship at Bound for Glory, being back in the main event, his future in wrestling, his past few years including what was his darkest moment, his music and more.

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