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TNA announces change to 3-hour PPVs
By JASON CLEVETT - SLAM! Wrestling


It's official. NWA-TNA will be dropping their weekly Wednesday Night Pay Per View's in favor of going to a traditional monthly 3-Hour supercard along with it's weekly Impact and Explosion shows. In a press release, TNA announced 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.”

“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.”

When the idea of weekly pay-per-view broadcasts was first announced skeptics claimed the promotion wouldn't last six months. The company celebrated two years in June, although it is in big part due to the investment of Panda Energy. The final two hour broadcast from Nashville's "Asylum" will air September 8th, with Jeff Jarrett defending the NWA Championship against Jeff Hardy.

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. Although the monthly shows will be available in Canada, at this time there isn't a carrier for TNA's Impact and Explosions shows in Canada.