ProWrestling Net said:Spike TV senior vice president Brian Diamond has been let go by the network. His official title was senior vice president of sports and specials for Spike TV.
Powell's POV: This is an interesting development, as Diamond was viewed by many as supporter of TNA Impact Wrestling. The network's loss of UFC to FOX probably didn't help his cause.
Not sure if this will affect TNA in the long run, but they may be feeling a little nervous right now.ProWrestling Net said:Spike TV has named Jon Slusser to the newly created position of Senior VP/Sports & Multi-Platform Programming according to Sports Business Journal Daily. The story notes that Slusser will be pursuing "non-traditional events that fall into four categories: fighting (MMA), motorsports (like Motocross and Rallycross), lifestyle sports (like rugby, beach volleyball, rodeo and extreme skiing) and event sports (like New Year's Eve specials and stunts)."
Shore's Slant: I wouldn't read too much into wrestling not being on the list. If Spike TV is staying with TNA, then they wouldn't be looking to create competition within their own network. There has to be some concern in TNA today. Anytime management changes at the highest levels you never know what will happen (see WCW). But there is no indication that anything will change for TNA.