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Like a House Afire (Ep. 5) - Theories on why Viacom/Spike would dump TNA, what whoever ends up with a national television contract next should do to succeed

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Welcome to episode five of Like a House Afire, a frequent video-cast that will rundown some hot topics in the world of pro wrestling with opinion and analysis from yours truly.

WARNING: THIS VIDEO DISCUSSES SPOILERS FOR FUTURE EPISODES OF TNA IMPACT WRESTLING

The big news this week is that TNA may be going the way of ECW and WCW before them, as multiple sources have their television deal with Spike TV and Viacom falling apart. We've got some thoughts on why that might be the case - one of them dealing with the fact that, for big news, not that many people are worked up about it, another being one of the axes I like to grind. We've also got suggestions for how whoever ends up in their spot (because someone will get a national television spot, whether it's on Spike or another network), and how they can succeed in the current market.

Here's some background on the buzz that drove this episode:

Statements from Spike and TNA

TNA/Spike rumor & speculation: latest, Jim Ross' thoughts, original, Vince Russo controversy

TNA NYC spoilers: shows and aftermath

Wrestling audience demographics

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