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Impact tapings will happen as scheduled this week; could mean Dixie Carter retains ownership for remainder of 2016

If the latest reporting is correct, the good news is the many wrestlers, production and other people who work for TNA will continue to be employed by a promotion with a national television contract for a while longer.

The less-good news is they may have to relive the stress of last week’s uncertainty about that company’s future all over again soon.

According to both Bryan Alvarez at Wrestling Observer and Justin LaBar of the Pittsburgh Tribune, this week’s tapings are a go. The funding source who provided the cash to ensure Bound for Glory happened will also fund the shows set to run from Oct. 3 - 8. Filming from those six nights will reportedly produce enough episodes of Impact Wrestling to run on Pop TV and international partners through December.

If you’re an optimist, you’d say that gives Dixie Carter and prospective buyers like company President Billy Corgan more time to work out a deal which favors all parties and gives TNA the best chance at long-term success.

If you’re a pessimist, you’d say they’re just kicking the can down the road and we’ll be doing this all over again at the end of the year.

Either way, if these reports are correct, we should have 8 - 12 more weeks of Impact coming our way, and plenty of time to speculate on who’s footing the bill.

LaBar floated the idea most often discussed in comment sections, that it’s her family - owners of the privately held power company, Panda Energy - who are again providing emergency funding. At Dixie’s behest, Panda had an ownership stake in TNA from almost the outset of the promotion. They reportedly divested themselves of the promotion earlier this year.

Stay tuned.

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