TNA will re-sign with Spike before their contract expires this fall, reports the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Officially, the word from Spike is that there is no update. TNA draws over a million viewers every week, which is above the station average on Spike.
Professional wrestling is also a good vehicle to promote the Bellator brand. UFC no longer gets 400,000 to 500,000 viewers for their preview shows, but Bellator can if they have a good lead-in like Impact. Spike likes the idea of having wrestling, kickboxing and MMA on their network, so TNA appears to be safe. Other companies have approached Spike, but Global Force Wrestling is not one of them since Jeff Jarrett’s exit from TNA included a clause that he could not pitch projects to Spike.
by Christian Parazulli