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Spike TV releases statement on TNA leaving the network

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After months of uncertainty and a great deal of back-and-forth, TNA finally made it official today with an announcement that had reached a deal with Discovery to air its programming on Destination America. That effectively ends the relationship between TNA and Spike TV, who released the following statement on as much from President Kevin Kay:

Our partnership with TNA Wrestling will officially come to an end with our last telecast on December 24.

Dixie Carter and her team have been incredible partners to work with over the past 9 years, delivering high-action entertainment and strong ratings.

As Spike continues to evolve into a network reaching a broader audience, we continue to look across our schedule to find opportunities to add original scripted and non-scripted programming that appeals to a wider demographic.

On behalf of everyone at Spike, we would like to wish Dixie and TNA all the best and continued success.

It was important to Spike TV that they maintain a healthy image through the end of this partnership and they certainly did much better this time around than the split with WWE years ago.

Spike TV is no longer in the pro wrestling business, and TNA has found a new home.

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