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TNA News November 30, 2012: Details on the Pay-Per-Views Being Scrapped by TNA

It has recently been reported by multiple professional wrestling dirt-sheets that Total Nonstop Action, or TNA, have decided to scrap a few pay-per-view events to keep their product fresh, and to make their PPVs special, and get more views on each event. Lately, rumors have been flying about the events that TNA would be scrapping. TNA has been producing great television as of late, but it has constantly struggled with ratings, and pay-per-view buys, but will that change now?

TNAsylum.com reports:

According to Wrestling Observer, the planned PPVs to be scrapped are February’s Against All Odds and September’s No Surrender PPV. With Lockdown now taking place in March, eliminating these two PPVs would allow extra time to build to both Lockdown and Bound For Glory. Without No Surrender, the BFG Series finals would have to take place on an episode of IMPACT next year. There is no word on if there will be other PPVs scrapped along with these two.

As the news report said, if No Surrender and Against All Odds are scrapped, it would give more time to build up Lockdown and Bound For Glory, which are TNA’s biggest events. This seems fine by me, but there are a few complications. Having the BFG series’ final match on an IMPACT show will result in an anti-climatic ending of one of TNA’s biggest concepts. Also, the X Division Champion gets a World Title match at Destination X, and if the X Division champ wins, the rematch would have to take place on the biggest night of the year instead. Anyway, TNA need to reduce more of these events to keep their product fresh (and so should WWE), and thus, here are the six events I would keep in TNA (in no particular order):

  • Genesis
  • Lockdown
  • Destination X
  • Bound For Glory
  • Slammiversary
  • Victory Road

Of course, all these PPVs can have a two month gap, so that new feuds can be built, and existing feuds can be promoted more. Right now, TNA seems to be in the best of shape (entertainment wise), but more ratings and buys would certainly help this 10-year organization.

What are your thoughts on this news? Which events would you like to see in TNA? Sound off below, and continue to visit WrestleEnigma.com for your latest news and opinions.

About Siddharth "SiD" Grover

Wrestling writer for nearly two years; have a knack for inspiring greatness, and overall, a pro wrestling fan. Also, Indian, and a contributor to WrestleEnigma.com. Let's get weird.
  • http://www.facebook.com/advait.jhaldiyal Advait Jhaldiyal

    you missed hardcore justice…It takes place between Destination X and No Surrender… So if they are scrapped the rematch can take place at hardcore justice

  • Brett Chandler

    I’d be fine with SiD’s schedule, but throw in one to three commercial free (or three hour long) editions of Impact. They won’t garner killer ratings, but it’d be a fun treat for viewers.

    As long as they ditch fucking Hardcore Justice, I’ll be happy.

  • Charlie G

    If I were to make the PPV schedule for TNA, I’d want to get rid of AAO, Sacrifice, and Final Resolution.

    – I’d take AAO out, and replace it with Victory Road as February’s newest PPV. Have nothing in March but episodes of IMPACT hyping Lockdown in April.
    – With Sacrifice also gone, that’ll create more time to hype for Slammiversary. And, obviously, with No Surrender gone, it’s the same deal… TNA’s Big 3 get a proper amount of hype & time which works out perfectly.

    I’d also ditch Final Resolution just because that PPV always feels like such a goddamn filler. Ya got Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and tons of holidays within that time & the writers don’t really give a shit because, on holidays, nobody really watches & ratings are always low. Have episodes of IMPACT pre-taped too so the talent could get a break & spend the holidays with their families before going back to live TV in mid-January or something.

  • Charlie G

    I switched the featured image from Bobby Roode to Hogan with the LOCKDOWN logo if that’s alright. I just thought the Lockdown pic would be more fitting since it’s changing this whole PPV schedule around this year.

    Anyway, I think it’s a good idea. With No Surrender gone, TNA’s biggest show, BFG, could always use extra time to hype & prepare. However, Victory Road has also stood between Against All Odds & Lockdown, and there was nothing said about it… I kinda like Victory Road, so I’m hoping it could stay and, as the only expense, move a month earlier and be February’s PPV.

    Ah, Sid! You’re forgetting Hardcore Justice in between Destination X and BFG! That’s where the rematch between X-Division guy & former World Champ would go down next time! Haha… And, I agree with ya about the BFG Series Finale. Gonna be a challenge making that look really important on an episode of IMPACT. With proper time, I think TNA could make it work though. I mean, they did so with the Whole F*n Show from 2010 & that worked perfectly.

    Before officially cutting the PPV schedule to single digits, I think TNA should run with 10 for 2013; just as a test.
    Genesis, Victory Road, LOCKDOWN, Sacrifice, Slammiversary, Destination X, Hardcore Justice, BFG, Turning Point, & Final Resolution could work if spaced out evenly on the calendar.

  • http://twitter.com/JacobJ_Enigma Jacob Is Botchtastic

    Absolutely a great idea for TNA to do so and your 6 ppv only idea (one that I thought of a long time ago) is an excellent idea that would pay off I think. It’s not like they’re racking in the ppv buys now so might as well try something different.

    • SiD

      Yes, and 6-PPV only idea is great. It gives a lot of time for the feuds to be built. Yes, try something different, and it might work.