TNA President Dixie Carter has announced that the company will be changing the amount of Pay-Per-Views they run a year from twelve to four.
The traditional, monthly PPV structure is being thrown out in favour of four major PPVs a year, supplemented with seven PPV specials TNA are naming ‘TNA Wrestling: One Night Only’.
The four PPVs TNA will now run are: Genesis, Lockdown, Slammiversary and Bound For Glory.
The One Night Only shows will debut on April 2013 and are three-hour taped specials that will air on the first Friday of every month. The first two are “Joker’s Wild Tag Team Tournament” and an X-Division based event called “X-travaganza” respectively.
TNA President Dixie Carter, said: “The Pay-Per-View industry has changed so much in the last decade. The traditional pay-per-view wrestling model needed to evolve and we believe this strategy will positively impact not only the Pay-Per-View events but the weekly television programming as well.”
I believe Dixie Carter and TNA will see a benefit, too. Only having four major PPVs a year means they can build longer, more impactful storylines towards the PPV events which should then increase the fans interest leading to more sales. The One Night Only specials will also give the fans something to look forward to in-between PPV events.
TNA’s PPV schedule in 2013 now looks like this:
- Genesis (January 13th)
- Lockdown (March 10th)
- Slammiversary (June 9th)
- Bound For Glory (October 13th)
Via: TNA Impact Wrestling