Is TNA Turning A Profit?, TNA’s Second Hour, ROH

Ryan Clark

Slam! Wrestling has an interview up with TNA President Dixie Carter where she talks about TNA Wrestling celebrating its fifth year anniversary this month, whether or not the company has started to turn a profit, getting a second hour with Spike TV, Ring of Honor getting PPV and more. Here are some highlights:

On TNA’s fifth year anniversary:

“It’s a big, momentous time for us. There were a lot of naysayers at the very beginning who didn’t give us three months to be in business. We have fought and clawed and scratched our way to become a very successful business. It’s overwhelming, really.”

On if TNA has started to turn a profit:

“We’re finally in a situation where we’re starting to generate some serious revenue. It’s just been through the years of hard work and the combination of different revenue streams. It is our Slammiversary, but it is our ‘turning point’ pay-per-view, would be apropos at this time for us.”

On Spike TV and getting a second hour:

“That’s our goal to be at two hours in the fall. I hope it’s with Spike, but if not Spike, then something better for the brand. Spike has been a fantastic partner for us. They gave us a shot. We’ll never forget that. But we’ve come in and we’ve proven ourselves. I hope it is with them. … We’ve got to make the right decision for TNA. … I think we’ll know something in the next few months.”

On Ring of Honor getting a PPV deal:

“We wish them all the luck in the world, but when they enter into a different side of the business, we no longer can work to the level that we were. We just wish them luck. That does keep us from the exchange of talent that we’ve had in the past.”

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