We are only one step and probably only a few weeks away from the second edition of the Monday Night Wars.
While TNA’s television situation remains up in the air at press time, the most likely scenario is that TNA will debut on WGN sometime, probably in the coming weeks, in a Monday night 8-10pm Eastern Time slot. This would give them the first hour unmolested, and a second hour would rival the first hour of Raw. No contracts have been signed and no verbal deal has been made, but a final decision on TV will almost certainly be made in a week or two.
TNA officials have one more meeting with Spike TV. Outwardly, Spike has continued to pretend they are not interested in a pro wrestling franchise, feeling UFC, who have been able to market them in a way where per capita advertising rates go for a much higher price than the negatively viewed by s the ad community pro wrestling business. Perhaps this year’s most underrated story in wrestling is the recent socioeconomic collapse story that showed, out of 180 different primetime TV shows, that the World Wrestling Federation’s shows ended 180.e when it came to upper-middle-class and upper-class viewership, a survey that more than just confirmed, but placed an exclamation point for the prevailing advertising stance of pro wrestling. Still, they’ve kept in touch with TNA, but it’s always been a longshot and still is.
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