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TNA News: Breaking - Impact Wrestling going live this summer as part of new timeslot

May 17, 2012 - 3:56:45 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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TNA announced Thursday that Impact Wrestling will be live during the summer. The first live episode will be May 31, which is also the start of a new timeslot at 8:00 p.m. EST on Thursday nights.

TNA says Impact will be live from Universal Studios in Orlando on May 31 and the live schedule will "continue through the summer." TNA president Dixie Carter commented in a press release:

“We are excited to take Impact Wrestling Live! all summer long, and have our first Live! summer show launch our new 8:00 p.m. EST time slot. Summer of 2012 is going to be remembered as the most momentous time in our company's history-to-date. Stay tuned."

Caldwell's Analysis: TNA is once again trying the live route to find a ratings spark, this time in the midst of 2007/'08-level performance for Impact this year. The pattern for these changes is a short-term ratings spark before Impact settles to its usual levels. Will it be different this time around?


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