CONTACTABOUTFACEBOOKTWITTERPODCAST IPHONE APPANDROID APPAMAZON APPRSS
Pro Wrestling Torch
Pro Wrestling Torch Reaches The Most Wrestling Fans Every Week: #1 in iTunes • #1 on iPhone and iPad • #1 on Android • #1 on Kindle
GOT THE PWTORCH APP YET?
iPhone & iPad
Android
Amazon Kindle
Windows Phone
PWTorch Phone App
TNA News
TNA NEWS: How taking Impact on the road affects the TNA roster

Jan 31, 2013 - 11:00:45 PM
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO BOOKMARK US & VISIT US DAILY


By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

Impact_Wide_57.png



When TNA shifts Impact TV tapings away from Orlando to new venues starting in March, it has potential to significantly alter wrestlers's travel schedules and TNA's touring structure.

"This will change everything for our wrestlers," reads a portion of Dixie Carter's pre-announcement tweet on Wednesday.

For wrestlers who are local to Florida, it means flying - rather than driving - to television unless TNA is on the road somewhere else in Florida. For a wrestler on the West Coast, though, such as Rob Van Dam, it means potential for shorter flight distances depending on where TNA is taping on a given week. But, a TV taping in the Northeast will be just the same, if not longer, compared to flying to Orlando.

Overall, it's a big change for creature-of-habit wrestlers, but they were also prepared for the change since Impact going on the road was the next "dangling carrot." Throughout Hulk Hogan's three-year tenure in TNA, Hogan has talked about wanting to take Impact on the road, so talent knew to be ready. They're also prepared because of TNA's increased house show touring in recent years.

Talent have also been wanting this change. Bobby Roode talked about wanting to take Impact out of Universal Studios six years ago in a PWTorch exclusive interview. Even at that time, it was apparent that the Orlando crowd had seen everything and was burnt out on the product. Just recently, Magnus said in an interview that TNA "needs to get out of the Impact Zone."

TNA's touring schedule will be interesting going forward after the Lockdown PPV in March. Besides a WrestleMania Weekend show in New York, the only other tour dates announced after Lockdown are a pair of shows in Kentucky on March 15 & 16 following the Chicago TV taping on Mar. 14.

As TNA begins announcing Thursday TV venues in the weeks to come, house show dates will likely follow. It makes sense to set up a system of one-to-three weekend house shows following the Thursday TV tapings. This would be the reverse of WWE's schedule starting with weekend house shows, then finishing with television on Monday and Tuesday.


We suggest these recent related articles...
TNA NEWS: Josh Mathews officially joins TNA, former WWE announcers to call Impact Wrestling
TNA NEWS: Final two episodes on Spike TV begin tonight - show airing out of prime time, Countdown format
TNA NEWS: Details on TNA's new weekend "Unlocked" show
prowrestling.net
CLICK HERE FOR EVEN MORE PW.NET HEADLINES


CLICK TO EMAIL THIS ARTICLE
CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO MAIN LISTING

NEW! SIGN UP FOR FREE PWTORCH BREAKING NEWS EMAIL ALERTS
BECOME A PWTORCH VIP MEMBER
-FORMER MEMBERS LOGIN HERE TO RENEW
-NEW MEMBERS CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
SELECT BY ARTICLES CATEGORY
SEARCH PWTORCH.COM



CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF UPCOMING PRO WRESTLING EVENTS
MORE HEADLINES AT AFFILIATE SITES
MMATorch
LATEST HEADLINES - CLICK TO READ CLICK HERE FOR MORE MMATORCH HEADLINES


PWTORCH POLL - VOTE NOW!
MCNEILL LIVECAST POLL: What's your favorite part of "WWE Week?"
 
pollcode.com free polls
RAW POLL 12/15: Monday's Raw was...
 
pollcode.com free polls


RAW POLL 12/15: What was your initial impression of Lesnar vs. Cena build for the Royal Rumble?
 
pollcode.com free polls
WWE PPV POLL: Rate TLC 0-10 if you saw the PPV
 
pollcode.com free polls


WWE PPV POLL: What was the Best Match at TLC?
 
pollcode.com free polls
VOTE IN OR SEE RESULTS OF PREVIOUS POLLS



LATEST HEADLINES - CLICK TO READ CLICK HERE FOR EVEN MORE INC HEADLINES

_
LATEST FREE AUDIO SHOWS - CLICK TO LISTEN VIEW MORE PWTORCH LIVECAST EPISODES
DOWNLOAD PWTORCH LIVECAST APP
SUBSCRIBE TO PWTORCH LIVECAST IN ITUNES


ABOUT US

THE TORCH REACHES MORE COMBAT ENTERTAINMENT FANS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE

PWTorch editor Wade Keller has covered pro wrestling full time since 1987 starting with the Pro Wrestling Torch print newsletter. PWTorch.com launched in 1999 and the PWTorch Apps launched in 2008.

He has conducted "Torch Talk" insider interviews with Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Steve Austin, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Eric Bischoff, Jesse Ventura, Lou Thesz, Jerry Lawler, Mick Foley, Jim Ross, Paul Heyman, Bruno Sammartino, Goldberg, more.

He has interviewed big-name players in person incluiding Vince McMahon (at WWE Headquarters), Dana White (in Las Vegas), Eric Bischoff (at the first Nitro at Mall of America), Brock Lesnar (after his first UFC win).

He hosted the weekly Pro Wrestling Focus radio show on KFAN in the early 1990s and hosted the Ultimate Insiders DVD series distributed in retail stories internationally in the mid-2000s including interviews filmed in Los Angeles with Vince Russo & Ed Ferrara and Matt & Jeff Hardy. He currently hosts the most listened to pro wrestling audio show in the world, (the PWTorch Livecast, top ranked in iTunes)


REACHING 1 MILLION+ UNIQUE USERS PER MONTH
500 MILLION CLICKS & LISTENS PER YEAR
MILLIONS OF PWTORCH NEWSLETTERS SOLD
PWTORCH STAFF

EDITORS:
Wade Keller, editor
(kellerwade@gmail.com)

James Caldwell, assistant editor
(pwtorch@gmail.com)

STAFF COLUMNISTS:
Bruce Mitchell (since 1990)
Pat McNeill (since 2001)
Greg Parks (since 2007)
Sean Radican (since 2003)

We also have a great team of
TV Reporters
and Specialists and Artists.

PWTORCH VIP MEMBERSHIP

PWTorch offers a VIP membership for $10 a month (or less with an annual sub). It includes nearly 25 years worth of archives from our coverage of pro wrestling dating back to PWTorch Newsletters from the late-'80s filled with insider secrets from every era that are available to VIPers in digital PDF format and Keller's radio show from the early 1990s.

Also, new exclusive top-shelf content every day including a new VIP-exclusive weekly 16 page digital magazine-style (PC and iPad compatible) PDF newsletter packed with exclusive articles and news.

The following features come with a VIP membership which tens of thousands of fans worldwide have enjoyed for many years...

-New Digital PWTorch Newsletter every week
-3 New Digital PDF Back Issues from 5, 10, 20 years ago
-Over 60 new VIP Audio Shows each week
-Ad-free access to all PWTorch.com free articles
-VIP Forum access with daily interaction with PWTorch staff and well-informed fellow wrestling fans
-Tons of archived audio and text articles
-Decades of Torch Talk insider interviews in transcript and audio formats with big name stars.


**SIGN UP FOR VIP ACCESS HERE**

CONTACTABOUTFACEBOOKTWITTERPODCASTIPHONE APPANDROID APPAMAZON APPRSS
VIP SIGN-UP
VIP LOGIN
THE TORCH: #1 IN COMBAT ENTERTAINMENT COVERAGE | © 1999-2013 TDH Communications Inc. • All rights reserved -- PRIVACY POLICY