NWA: TNA Shifts To Monthly Three Hour PPVs




Nashville, TN (August 19, 2004) — TNA Entertainment, LLC announced today that Total Nonstop Action Wrestling will move to a monthly pay-per-view format beginning in November. The first three hour pay-per-view event will air live on November 7th at 8pm ET/5pm PT and be called TNA Wrestling “Victory Road.”

TNA Wrestling broke ground in June 2002 launching the first ever weekly pay-per-view event series in professional wrestling history. “Victory Road” will be the beginning of a new era for TNA Wrestling.

“In two short years, TNA has leveraged its successful Wednesday night weekly pay-per-view to take the company from a virtually unknown entity to the most recognized ‘New Wrestling Alternative’ for fans around the world,” said Dixie Carter, President of TNA Entertainment. “As we continue to grow the company across all platforms and take advantage and respond to the ever changing cable and satellite marketplace, we strongly believe the move to a monthly pay-per-view event format will be another positive step in establishing ourselves as the serious contender in our industry.”

Carter added, “This change in business strategy has also been very well received by our pay-per-view partners.”

At this time, TNA Wrestling has already secured distribution for its monthly pay-per-view events on
iN Demand, DISH Network, TVN, Viewers Choice Canada, Bell ExpressVu and Shaw Communications.

In addition to the monthly pay-per-view events, TNA Wrestling has two other television properties. “iMPACT!” on Fox Sports Net clears over 83 million homes weekly, and TNA “Xplosion”, a weekly syndicated program, is in more than 40 million homes with plans to expand the distribution by the end of the year.

The last live weekly pay-per-view will be held in Nashville at the TNA Asylum on September 8. The following three Wednesdays will feature a collection of the greatest moments from the most exciting year in TNA history from the Tag Team, X Division and Heavyweight Division.

The alternative for the true wrestling fan, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling prides itself on delivering quality, family programming that is clean, innovative, cutting edge and with the high-risk, high-flying athleticism that TNA Wrestling is known for. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling features wrestling superstars such as Jeff Jarrett, AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Raven, Monty Brown and America’s Most Wanted among others. For more information, log on to www.tnawrestling.com.

Matthew Michaels is editor emeritus of Pulse Wrestling, and has been since the site launched.