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Re: TNA Wrestling Announces Major Changes To 2013 Pay-Per-View Strategy
TNA Wrestling has needed to make a change like this for the last few years. The PPV business has changed so much, that buy rates have become so low, that it is not cost effective to run so many LIVE PPV's. The market of wrestling has become so saturated with lots of PPV's in TNA and WWE, that it is affecting the storyline build up and people are not buying the events. Why pay $30 to see Jeff Hardy Vs Austin Aries, when you know they will have a rematch on free TV 2 weeks later? TNA in recent months has left it to the last minute to promote a PPV Card for the B shows and the cut backs on the PPV's have been talked about for a while now.
This is a great move for TNA, they will have time to develop story lines and make the 4 remaining events become even more special. These shows will be on the road and will feel like major league events, with the best cards being on these shows.
The One Night Only shows I am all for because this is about nostalgia, bringing back past names for special shows and also gives more match time to wrestlers not used much on TV. The X Division seems to have a few One Night Only Shows and this will give them more match time and hopefully be able to show off there talents. The Destination X PPV is one show I will miss, but hope TNA use an episode of Impact to still do this event.
Best business move TNA has done in years. 2013 is a crucial year for the company because in 2014 there Spike TV Contract comes due in October 2014. So it is important they use Impact to build these PPV's and get the ratings up.
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