Earlier today, TNA issued the following statement regarding its future on Spike TV:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 20, 2014) - President Dixie Carter issued the following statement today:
"IMPACT WRESTLING will remain a vital part of Spike TV's programming on Wednesday nights, 9/8c, through the end of the year. Negotiations remain ongoing beyond this time frame."
Tonight marks IMPACT WRESTLING's official move to Wednesday nights. Tune in at 9/8c for the most anticipated night of hardcore wrestling on television. One of TNA's most popular annual Pay-Per-Views "Hardcore Justice," will be featured tonight, free on Spike TV.
You'll note a new television deal isn't being announced here, just that Impact will have a home on Wednesday nights for the remainder of the year. Initial reports that the show was cancelled have proven false, though that doesn't mean that rumors of Spike simply attempting to be a better business partner to TNA than they were to WWE are also false.
This could simply mean TNA is getting more time to work out a deal with a new suitor. It's also possible Spike TV is testing the waters with the move to Wednesday nights to see if that makes a difference in ratings that have remained stagnant for a number of years.
It starts tonight. Follow along by clicking here.