In comments given to the Orlando Sentinel yesterday, Universal Studios spokesman Tom Schroder said that the company is grateful for the partnership they had with TNA as the relationship between the two companies ends next month.
“We look forward to the opportunity to work with them again in the future,” he added.
TNA will tape its last broadcast of IMPACT at the IMPACT Zone in Universal on March 7 and then the show will go on the road.
Impact has been taping in one of the many of Universal’s sound stages since 2004 and TNA gets no gate money for any of the shows – including pay-per-views – that are taped inside the theme park. Since the sound stage is part of the theme park, guests are allowed to enter any ride or show for free upon paying the ticket to enter Universal Studios.