TNA Wrestling In Financial Trouble Lately, Should Not Have Started Traveling Each Week

TNA Having Money Issues

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TNA Wrestling is currently facing serious financial issues. This is the main reason why the company has released a number of its talents over the past week.

Sadly, the likes of Tara, Doc, Bruce Prichard and D’Lo Brown were all let go to save money. TNA has been spending a lot lately, and it seems like all of the spending has taken its toll. This doesn’t even include the loss of Rob Van Dam earlier this year as well.

The main reason TNA is such in bad financial shape is when the company decided to go “on the road” earlier this year. Before this year, TNA ran shows mostly in Orlando, Fla. Occasionally, they would travel to other cities and countries, but not on a weekly basis like right now.

The decision to travel abroad was brought on by Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff. They felt TNA’s fanbase would increase if they traveled to more than one city. Not to mention, they’d hoped the TV ratings would increase as a result of this.

TNA President Dixie Carter thought this was a good idea at the time. It cost her $600,000 per week to hold shows abroad, but it was an investment that may have backfired on her and the company.

The ratings haven’t increased at all and shows on the road have not earned the company much of a profit either. In hindsight, TNA has lost even more money by travelling on the road and some of the staff have paid the price for it.

Hopefully, this doesn’t mark the beginning of the end for TNA. Still, going on the road seems like a costly investment that has done more harm than good in the long term.


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  • SmarkKiller

    Sadly? All who were released were dead weigh. Stupid smart mark!

  • Buddy Rogers

    lemme see … in the last year or two you have had as World HEAVY Weight champion a disgusting dope head who showed up so stoned for his Main Event match with Sting a couple of years back that he literally cound not perform, 2 midgets, a flunky from a Bingo hall in Philly who would make Dusty Rhodes in his heyday look modest. You took the belt OFF of one of your best talkers and workers. You insist on shoving the talentless blonde daughter down the throats of a public that would just as soon never see her inside an arena again.
    You just cant manage to permanently amputate yourself away from Booker Cancer Vince Russo. You bury one of your other former champions and better talkers {Ken Anderson} in a group that should have gone extinct a year ago, A & 8s.
    You make your color man part of an angle that sucks, … portray him as a tuff guy when everyone knows he has a bad neck and can never take a bump.
    You can’t bring yourself to go back in time to old proven standards like Managers, use of gimmicks, loser leave town. Heel loses and shows up next week wearing a hood that makes it apparent to fans that it is him. And Last but not least you don’t have traditional heel v face and you don’t forbid your employees from EVER exposing the biz.
    Oh and one more last thing taken from the greatest regional promotion ever: CWF
    Have your announcers do like Gordon Solie and don’t invite them into production meetings. The announcers should never know what is coming next. they should be just as surprised as the fan at home.
    And you can’t figure out why nobody is interested in watching???.