TNA had considered at least four different locations before they announced that they would be doing tapins at the Manhattan Center in New York City from January 7 to January 9. The plan is to do the first show live or on tape delay but, as noted before, that all depends on them getting confirmation from Destination America that the show will be on Wednesday nights at 9pm. The other locations were believed to have been casinos. The good thing about the casino shows is that they usually buy the show and then is responsible for getting the tickets sold but the negative side is that the shows could come off like they did in Bethlehem, PA with few people there.
There’s no word on what TNA is getting from Destination America other than that it’s a multi-year deal. We’ll probably be able to get a good gauge by who TNA signs, the money being offered to talent, and who they aggressively pursue. At some point they’ll have to tighten their budget.
Dixie Carter noted on twitter that they were negotiating to get the show on a station in Canada. For anyone wondering, the highest rated show in the history of Destination America was “Buying Alaska.” That show did 535,000 viewers two weeks ago.
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