TNA President Dixie Carter recently spoke with Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard site about various topics. Down below are the highlights
On TNA’s status with Destination America: “The biggest challenge for us is building a brand in the U.S. That’s where we need to grow. We’re contracted to Destination America through the end of the year, and we are in discussions going on for 2016.”
On TNA’s future: “TNA will continue exist, and on a level that far exceeds what we’re currently doing. I’m looking ahead five years down the road, not a year down the road.”
This confirms Dave Meltzer’s report that Destination America was opting out of their deal with TNA. When TNA first signed with Destination America, they touted that it was a multi-year deal. Obviously that is no longer the case. It appears that Destination America is doing what Spike TV did for them last year and allowing them a few extra months on the air so they can have time to negotiate a new deal elsewhere. If TNA doesn’t have a better option then I guess they could stay with Destination America but they would probably get a much lower money offer from them. ROH is believed to be getting very little (or nothing) for their timeslot on DA.
The article notes that TNA does not have a home in the United States as of February 2016. That might have been an error since Dixie said in the same article that they were contracted through the end of 2015. Regardless, TNA is looking for a TV home for 2016.
The full interview is at this link.