TNA Considering Moving Impact! Tapings Outside The Impact! Zone

TNA iMPACT! Zone Orlando, FL

TNA iMPACT! Zone Orlando, FL

Reports have been swirling online that TNA Wrestling is considering taping its Impact! programming outside the Impact! Zone. The Wrestling Observer was first to report.

TNA is said to be considering the move, because it could help capture more excitement that they generate at their live shows.

Spike TV and TNA have noticed a difference in crowd reactions when TNA is on the road.

Ray’s thoughts:

The IWC seems to have been clamouring for this for some time now, and personally i’d take these reports with a grain of salt. Personally i don’t believe this would be a positive move for TNA. Unless Spike TV are going to contribute towards production costs, this could end up being a disaster. Granted, there’s the added element of better crowd reactions that would add to the show as well as a fresh look and feel each week, but TNA hasn’t drawn particularly well on the road with exception to PPV’s and Oversees tours, so theres no guarantee that a steady level of income would come from this.

Secondly there’s the cost of arena hire, freight for sets and production hire, aswell as travel costs for talent and employees plus the negative affect extended travel schedule would have on talent – a key benefit cited by many of the ex-WWE talent for their jumping ship.

The iMPACT! Zone may be small, but its purposely built for tv production, TNA get PAID to be there by Universal and it provides a central solid base to operate from and is available to TNA at any time – allowing them to change schedules on the fly.

Personally i feel TNA should focus on lessening the number of monthly PPV’s and focus on moving those events on the road to give them a big time feel. I see no harm in keeping the TV tapings at the iMPACT! Zone until TNA is at a point were it can draw bigger live crowds on a more consistent basis.

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About Ray Mullan
Ray Mullan is a longtime wrestling fan and Owner/Editor of TNA UK . Also a contributing writer to a number of other online wrestling media including 1Wrestling.com, Wrestle Zone UK & Lords of Pain.

One Response to TNA Considering Moving Impact! Tapings Outside The Impact! Zone

  1. Todd says:

    Nah. They’re not going anywhere.

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