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TNA PRESIDENT DIXIE CARTER SAYS BIG ANNOUNCEMENT IS COMING REGARDING IMPACT ON THE ROAD, EXPLAINS PPV CHANGES

By Mike Johnson on 2013-01-30 11:17:45
TNA President Dixie Carter was interviewed by The American, which interestingly enough is a British media outlet, during last week's European tour. Here are a few interesting highlights from the discussion:

Changing PPV Schedule: "To cut down the PPVs was a difficult decision because you’re giving away millions of dollars to both your top line as well as the profit line on the balance sheet. We do have success in that. It’s always been the traditional way of doing wrestling but I feel we’re in a place right now where we have to shake things up and we need to look at things differently. It is a big financial risk on our part to do without it but I feel like it will make the PPVs we do much more special and I really feel it will make television mean more. We’ll have an opportunity to let programmes breathe, give away more PPV-quality matches on television, and then when we do have a PPV I know everyone of my guys are going to be fighting to be on that card and it will just be interesting to see how that plays out."

How the Taped PPVs will Work into TNA Stories: "It is so hard to build up a paid PPV-quality card in just four weeks, so here is a chance with this One Night Only series to come up with a dream concept and to put dream players in there. There doesn’t have to be back stories: you can create dream match-ups or see a certain gimmick. We are going to be having a lot of fun with these and I think we’ll come up with some really great programming."

Impact Wrestling on the Road: "That is the goal starting this year. We’re close to making a big announcement, another one besides the PPVs, which I think will have a great impact on the show, pun intended. Taking the show on the road is the natural next step for us. It’s expensive touring and it’s not that I haven’t wanted to be on the road but it’s a business decision just like losing the PPVs. I’m not going to put this company in any financial trouble, so everything we have done has been very conscious, people were saying we weren’t going to stay in business for ten weeks and here we are going into our 11th year and having more success than ever and that’s because we make good business decisions."

You can read the entire interview at this link.