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Thursday, July 21, 2005



New York, NY (July 21, 2005) – TNA Entertainment, LLC has signed a deal with Spike TV to telecast TNA (Total Nonstop Action) Wrestling’s weekly action athletic entertainment series “iMPACT!” The weekly one-hour show will join Spike TV’s popular “Slammin’ Saturday Night” programming block starting this Fall, taping at Soundstage 21 at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL.

“We are thrilled to be coming to Spike TV,” said Dixie Carter, President, TNA Entertainment, LLC. “We look forward to bringing our exciting style of Total Non-stop Action and entertainment to their male viewers.”

The new wrestling alternative, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling’s iMPACT! delivers a distinct brand of high-risk, live-action athletic entertainment. TNA’s roster includes some of the most exciting and recognizable stars in wrestling today such as, Jeff Jarrett, Raven, Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles, Abyss, Sean Waltman, Christopher Daniels, Monty Brown and others. TNA features the high-flying “X Division,” the “Six-Sided Ring,” and concept matches such as “Ultimate X,” “King of the Mountain,” and “Six Sides of Steel.”

TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Nashville, TN. TNA programming is currently available in 118 countries. TNA is also available on monthly pay-per-view on iN DEMAND, DIRECTV, Dish Network and TVN as well as Viewer’s Choice, Bell ExpressVu and Shaw PPV in Canada. The names of all Total Nonstop Action Wrestling televised programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans and all TNA Wrestling logos and trademarks are exclusive property of TNA Entertainment, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information, visit
Spike TV, the first network for men, is available in 88 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

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At 8:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heather, I think this is great for TNA and for wrestling in general. If we could get back to the days where there is more competition , we wouldn't have to endure such ridiculous story lines as Eddie's big secret with Rey Mysterio. Keep up the great work, I always enjoy stopping by this site. Rollerfan

At 8:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This deal is great for TNA fans who enjoyed iMPACT! when it was airing on all of the FSNs across the country. This now gives TNA access to a broader fan base and allows its fans to not be forced to stream iMPACT! through the TNA Wrestling website. Although I do find it odd that Spike TV refused to renew the WWE's contract. I do not neccessarily see how this move benefits Spike TV, because TNA has yet to have a major fan base. When Spike TV (then known as The National Network) acquired the WWE, they inherited a huge fan base that was watching WWE RAW. Maybe Spike TV will market TNA with as much desire as they wished they could to promote WWE RAW. For USA, which will acquire WWE RAW in October, they will hopefully be able to experience the surge that occurred during the WWE's first run on the network. I would not be surprised if NBC were in line to take over the rights to WWE SmackDown! when UPN's contract expires in 2006.

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