PWTorch.com is reporting that TNA’s contract with Spike TV expires this fall, and that TNA is expected to push for a second hour for iMPACT! as part of the upcoming negotiations. According to the Torch, any second hour expansion won’t happen until the new fall season. It is possible, however, as the 1.0+ ratings have been seen as a positive to the cable network. While members of TNA management and the promotion’s wrestlers want a two-hour show to go head-to-head with RAW, that is not likely at this time.
In other TNA news, Frankie Kazarian, Matt Bentley & Johnny Devine are now known as Kaz, Martyr & Havoc. Devine/Havoc’s latest SLAM! Wrestling columns can now be found here and here.
TNAWrestling.com has posted the following: A half-hour before the start of the live Pay-Per-View event, TNA Wrestling will unveil a new Countdown Preshow, which will be known as our “Black & Blue CarpetÃ¢â‚¬Â event! Join us live on the same channel as the PPV thirty minutes before for our new monthly preshow as Jeremy Borash and Leticia interview and talk to all the TNA stars as they arrive at the arena. Plus, TNAwrestling.com has also learned that there are some surprises planned for the first monthly “Black & Blue CarpetÃ¢â‚¬Â event!
Pro Wrestling Insider has reported that TNA will be launching a mobile texting service.
Finally, Alex Marvez’ latest interview is with TNA triple-crown champion AJ Styles.