TNA Future: Will Cutting Pay-Per-View Events Help or Hurt in the Long Run?

Travis SmithAnalyst IIJune 14, 2010

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According to reports on the Internet, TNA is preparing to cut down on pay-per-view events and provide more TV specials to attract more fans to the wrestling company.

Fans of TNA seem to welcome the idea last night, and this morning on various wrestling forums because of the high cost of the PPV events, and lack of new fans that TNA is gaining.

Pro wrestling, as a whole, seems to have lost that luster of bringing in new fans in the last couple of years from the PG rating in WWE, to TNA bringing in wrestlers well past their prime.

There are so many factors for why pro wrestling isn't as hot as it once was, but TNA seems to be starting to move in the right direction.

They are cutting down PPV events, and even making an attempt to re-do their creative staff within the company by offering writing roles to guys like Paul Heyman and others within other wrestling companies.

Now, I believe that cutting down PPV events is a very smart cost-cutting move by TNA because fans are not willing to shell out almost $80 a month by buying a WWE and TNA PPV.

Fans have to decide whether to cut out a WWE or a TNA PPV from their budget, and well, TNA is an easier choice right now because of the lack of popularity it has with its wrestling fans.

With the economy being at a low point right now, fans are not going to be willing to spend money on wants like wrestling PPVs as much, so TNA needs to find another way to attract new fans to their product.

It seems logical to cut down on PPV events and do television specials instead, almost like the way the WWE did with the Saturday Night's Main Event specials on NBC back in the 1980's and early 90's, which gained the WWE worldwide exposure and it brought the product to a fanbase.

Otherwise, pro wrestling couldn't be seen on TV, so TNA will maybe think of gaining some of that same success by having these TV specials.

Overall, TNA is still struggling as a wrestling company but with great ideas like the ones they are getting ready to perform, TNA could survive these tough times and maybe even flourish as a strong wrestling company for years to come.

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