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Impact Wrestling

Cancelled

By Spike TV

7/27/2014 8:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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TNA Wrestling's flagship show "Impact Wrestling" could soon be without a home -- Spike TV quietly let the league know it's not renewing their TV contract … TMZ has learned.

Multiple sources with direct knowledge of the deal ... tell us Spike execs contacted TNA President Dixie Carter late last week to break the news -- and the following day Carter informed members of her inner circle.

TNA's current deal with Spike reportedly runs through October. It's unclear at this point when "Impact Wrestling" will stop airing on Spike.

We're told there's no bad blood, and Spike gave TNA such advance notice so it would have time to shop for a new TV deal. 

TNA's show debuted on Spike TV in October 2005 -- and helped the league rise to #2 on the wrestling scene … behind the WWE. 

We've called TNA and Spike for comment ... so far, no word back. 

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1.

twhiting9275    

You mean they're still ON Spike?

96 days ago
2.

JuanRambo    

The beginning of the end... Soon vince mcmahon would buy tna...

96 days ago
3.

GRUMPYx87    

WWE home video presents: The rise and fall of TNA

96 days ago
4.

TheMrD81    

This may be their opportunity. Negotiate a deal with a streaming service like Netflix for exclusive rights to TNA Total Impact Wrestling.

96 days ago
5.

Big Mark 91    

They have no stars! Nobody worth watching and crappy storylines!

96 days ago
6.

Wwerocks88    

Vince McMahon is probably laughing his @$$ off right now!

96 days ago
7.

WWEFAN4LIFE    

Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! TNA was trash anyway

96 days ago
8.

Designer X    

Vince will want that video library (and nothing else).

96 days ago
9.

Carl    

I don't think you can call something a network's "Flagship show" when they cancel it.

96 days ago
10.

solu    

Should of happened years ago.

96 days ago
11.

solu    

Should of happened years ago

96 days ago
12.

Mikelyons    

TNA is not going anywhere. Live sports programming is in demand. They will find another TV Deal. Spike just couldn't afford it. Plus in 2005 TNA was online-only for 3 months between tv deals and had some of their best episodes.

96 days ago
13.

Umanyways    

They need to gontj netflix or hulu that's where the new tv viewing is at now.

96 days ago
14.

Vlad the Inhaler    

Where WWE wrestlers go to die. I gave up on it when they hired that big brother dope.

96 days ago
15.

Scott Levy    

This should come as no surprise. As soon as Spike found out Vince Russo was back in creative, it was the beginning of the end.

96 days ago
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