is reporting that there are currently no plans for another Impact taping outside of Orlando due to the heavy cost involved with doing one. The look of the taping in NC was said to be very good with a large crowd that was into almost everything on the show but TNA just can’t afford to tape outside of Orlando at this point.
With that said, Wrestling Observer has rumored that TNA plans on taking the next taping on the road to Pikeville, Kentucky at the beginning of April. A nearby house show near those dates has already been rumored to have been canceled
If you continue to see attendances like you have seen in NC while they continue to run at venues of that size (Crown Coliseum) TNA probably won't go on the road. You could say that 3,500 was a "large crowd" for the NC TV Taping - But you could also say 1,500 empty seats is "too many empty seats". But with that said , I believe that the NC Taping will come out good on TV. But TNA should be able to sell more tickets then that. The Pikeville,Kentucky (4/1) & Corbin,Kentucky (3/31) Live Event's are still planned and Ticket's for both have went on sale. I don't really think TNA will go on the road again before Lockdown , maybe after Lockdown. TNA really need's to upgrade the iMPACT! Zone with a more modern setup and upgrade it's production. I think after Lockdown , TNA will hit the reset button (Yeah,for the millionth time) and should hit the reset button with fresh cost cut's and releases,upgraded presentation & production values, a new creative/booking approach and a brand new iMPACT! Zone... Hell even a new website. If TNA truly can't afford the TV Tapings then they should cut some of the Live Events in the small/unknown towns and change the already planned Live Events to TV Tapings. I would like to see a few Live episodes of iMPACT! this year after Lockdown.