TNA, Spike extend TV deal
Spike TV and TNA have agreed upon a multi-year extension to extend their TV partnership, which was set to expire this fall.
The deal was announced today jointly by Kevin Kay, Spike TV President and TNA president Dixie Carter.
“Dixie Carter and her team at TNA have done a phenomenal job in developing stars for an exciting, high-action brand that resonates with Spike’s audience,” said Kay in a press release. “We are excited to further our partnership and will continue to build and invigorate the franchise together.”
“We are thrilled that Spike TV will be IMPACT Wrestling's home for years to come,” said Carter. “The dedication that Kevin Kay and the network have shown us in building our brand is what makes this announcement even more meaningful for me. And look for some exciting things to happen on IMPACT in the near future."
TNA has been on Spike TV since July 2005 after WWE's "Raw" jolted back to the USA Network.
It's a huge deal for TNA and their TV show, "Impact Wrestling," to remain on Spike TV for not only monetary reasons, but to stay relevant in the pro wrestling world and remain as the No. 2 organization behind the WWE.