TNA Completely Changes PPV Format

TNA IMPACT WRESTLING today announced a new worldwide Pay-Per-View programming initiative for 2013. The 52 annual episodes of IMPACT WRESTLING on SpikeTV will lead to four, live epic Pay-Per-View events commencing with “Genesis” on January 13th, “Lockdown” on March 10th, “Slammiversary” on June 9 and “Bound For Glory” on October 13th.

In addition, seven Pay-Per-View specials that will be branded as “TNA Wrestling: One Night Only,” series will debut in April 2013 and continue throughout the year during the additional months. The 3-hour taped Pay-Per-View specials will premiere on the first Friday of each month. The first two “One Night Only” specials will be “Joker’s Wild Tag Team Tournament” and “X-travaganza” which will feature the X-Division.

“The Pay-Per-View industry has changed so much in the last decade,” says TNA President Dixie Carter. “The traditional pay-per-view wrestling model needed to evolve and we believe this strategy will positively impact not only the Pay-Per-View events but the weekly television programming as well.”

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So basically they’re doing themed In Your Houses and four PPVs?  I can more than dig that.  And yes I’ll be reviewing the One Night Only shows.

 

6 comments

  1. The Killjoy says:

    Funny thing about these “One Night Only” shows. It sounds like they’ll be those re-airing type shows like WWE’s Fanatic Series specials.

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  2. M.R. says:

    I love this. The one night only specials don’t necessarily interest me, but I love having only 4 PPVs. Less is more.

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  3. James Gracie says:

    I love this idea. Only minor complaint I have is that I would eliminate Genesis and replace it with Destination X.

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  4. Victor Rodriguez says:

    @Tommy Hall

    Their B shows were not lame, nitwit. Shows like final resolution, turning point and sacrifice were some of the best.

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    klunderbunker Reply:

    No, they weren’t. They were throwaway shows with nothing of note going on. Final Resolution last year is a fine example. Nothing of note happened, the matches weren’t great, and it definitely wasn’t worth however much it cost.

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  5. Stormy says:

    I love that Dixie says that the PPV model needs to evolve, so they do pretty much what WWE did with In Your House.

    I don’t blame them, it can only help the product. What hurts the product to me is the idea that they would tape the theme PPVs that happen in the off months.

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