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TNA cancels road tapings, plans return to Impact Zone

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Amidst what should be a big, positive weekend for the company, news has trickled out that TNA is rolling back another of their big initiatives of the past couple of years - cutting back on road tapings in favor of a return to Universal Studios in Orlando, Fl.

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Multiple reports have surfaced that TNA's latest cost-cutting move will roll back another of the big pushes touted by the Hulk Hogan/Eric Bischoff team - taking at least some of their Impact Wrestling television shows off the road and returning them to the "Impact Zone" at the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, FL.

News broke (read first by this writer on PWInsider) that the company was in negotiations to return to their former home for four-to-six tapings in mid-to-late November. This lines up with the rumors reported on Cageside Seats yesterday that TNA had cancelled an early December Impact taping scheduled for Chattanooga, Tennessee.

More evidence surfaced last night when TNA also announced the cancellation and promised details of refunds for anyone who had purchased tickets to the scheduled November 21st tapings in Baltimore. No word yet on the Cincinnati, OH dates planned for the week before - dates that now appear to be the last road tapings of Impact for a while.

The facility in Florida that TNA historically called home is currently tied up as the Resident Evil haunted house in Universal's Halloween programming.

What do you think, Cagesiders? The latest death knell for the company, or smart cost-saving move while they regroup?