Jim Ross weighed in with his thoughts on the news that broke late Sunday night regarding the end of the TNA/Spike TV relationship
Obviously, this is a blow to TNA but they have a weekly audience of approximately 1M viewers which will interest some cable networks. The question is can TNA negotiate a deal that will financially keep them in business in today’s entertainment world with this quick turnaround?
WWE got less of a rights fee from NBC/Universal to stay on the USA Network than many predicted so one could assume another cable entity might not be willing to pay top dollar for TNA with the current perception that broadcasters apparently have regarding the genre.
JR also noted that this will be a huge week for WWE and could end up being one of the biggest and potentially negative weeks ever if WWE announces that the subscriber numbers for the WWE Network are not what stockholders had hoped for. You can read JR’s blog by clicking here.