After TNA announced its new partnership with Discovery Communications for Impact Wrestling on Destination America, Spike TV President Kevin Kay issued a statement which was originally published by PWInsider.com.
“Our partnership with TNA Wrestling will officially come to an end with our last telecast on December 24,” Kay wrote, confirming that Spike will still run the ‘Best Of’ episodes that TNA has lined up.
“Dixie Carter and her team have been incredible partners to work with over the past 9 years, delivering high-action entertainment and strong ratings. As Spike continues to evolve into a network reaching a broader audience, we continue to look across our schedule to find opportunities to add original scripted and non-scripted programming that appeals to a wider demographic,” Kay added.
Ending the relationship on a high note, Kay finished, “On behalf of everyone at Spike, we would like to wish Dixie and TNA all the best and continued success.”
TNA President Dixie Carter also tweeted her thanks to Kay and the team at Spike for giving them “an amazing platform” for the past 9-plus years. “Very grateful!!!” Carter wrote.