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If TNA moves to WGN, it would likely occupy an 8-10PM eastern time slot on Monday nights. No deal has been reached at this point, but TNA's current contract with Fox Sports Net expires with this week?s airings of ?Impact? on Friday and Saturday. If TNA leaves FSN, the 5/31 TV taping would be cancelled, and the promotion would be without a television until they debuted on WGN. This is the reason they only taped two shows last week. Also, WGN is now viewable to many in the Northeast as well as other parts of the country.


TNA wants to sign a short term agreement to keep ?Impact? on FSN, but the network doesn?t want any agreement less than six months in length.


TNA officials still have one final meeting with Spike TV, but a deal with the current home of ?Raw? is considered a long shot at best.



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TNA 5/31 Show Cancelled; WGN Deal Confirmed

Date Added: May 26, 2005

Story By: Matthew Boone

The following is From BetweenTheRopes.com's message board:


Sources have confirmed to Between The Ropes the following details on TNA Wrestling's television future.


This Tuesday's TNA Impact tapings on May 31 at Universal Orlando are cancelled. With the Fox Sports Net deal expiring this weekend, television will go dark temporarily.


As we've speculated all week, TNA will begin on Monday nights in prime time on WGN from 8:00pm - 10:00pm ET. The start date on WGN will be the day after Slammiversary - Monday, June 20.


The WGN show will air live every other week on Monday's from Universal Orlando. Shows will be taped on Tuesday's to then air the following week. The first live show will be Monday, June 20 with a taping on June 21 to air on Monday, June 27 on WGN.


TNA should make an official announcement imminently.

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