Good news for fans of live wrestling shows.
Last week it was reported that Spike TV was toying with the idea of making Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling's Impact on Thursday night's a live show on a permanent basis. Sure, it costs more but the benefits could outweigh the negatives. After all, the so-called "Summer Series" of live shows has been fairly successful, with the ratings maintaining a decent number despite a time change and steep competition from the Olympics.
Now, according to Dixie Carter on Twitter, the show will remain live through September, longer than the planned end date of late August.
"Excited to say Impact will remain live through September," she tweeted. "Stay tuned for more!"
Hulk Hogan was quoted as saying a move to a permanent live format would solve 75-percent of the company's problems and it's looking more and more like he was close to being right. If they could manage to take Impact on the road each week to give the show a fresh look and get out of the black hole that is the Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida, there would be nothing left to blame for a lack of forward progress.
At least they're moving in the right direction.