TNA iMPACT! is moving to Monday nights on March 8th and will be going head-to-head with WWE RAW every week. The announcement will be made at TNAWrestlingLive.com at 2:30EST today.
TNA President Dixie Carter tells the Hollywood Reporter that moving iMPACT! to Monday nights is a good move for her company and the industry as a whole. "We feel strongly that Monday nights is where the majority of wrestling viewers have been historically," said TNA president Dixie Carter. "Having two Monday night wrestling shows with healthy competition between them can make for great TV. Our goal is not to beat 'Raw' immediately, but we feel confident this will accelerate our growth and make it fun for wrestling fans," Carter said.
WWE spokesman Robert Zimmerman "It's somewhat of a different audience. On Monday nights we're one of the top cable shows. We're focusing on our new show for Syfy, "NXT," and 'Wrestlemania XXIV.". He also told Variety, "We're not too concerned. We're in good shape."
This is what all TNA fans have been waiting for!
Now it's time for Hogan, Bischoff and the boys to raise the bar!!! This is a GOLDEN opportunity to take TNA to the next level and give Vince McMahon a run for his money! I'm rooting hard for TNA, just hope they don't blow it like WCW did!
One more note, and Lambert I know you'll love this, Rob Van Dam was recently asked about whether he was going to TNA, and he answered...."I feel fairly optimistic because I know TNA is trying really hard to make a good deal for me and that's basically where we're at." I know opinions differ about RVD, but for me, it's a great move that will benefit TNA if RVD can stay out of trouble!