TNA issues statement on rumours of cancellation, Dixie Carter tweets, Dave Meltzer on TNA threat
Yesterday, The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that Destination America planned to cancel TNA Impact, with the source being an internal e-mail among the employees of the channel.
Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer said that the e-mail was dated several days prior to Destination America announcing Impact would be moving to Wednesdays and Dave Meltzer noted there is a situation going on the inside.
TNA threatens to take legal action
Amidst those rumours of Destination America planning to cancel Impact Wrestling, TNA has issued a following statement threatening legal action:
"It has come to our attention that several internet news sources have falsely attributed statements to TNA, its executives and broadcasting partner. These false statements constitute defamation and if necessary we will seek all legal remedies available to us,"
TNA Wrestling over the years has faced a lot of ups and downs. They lost their deal with Spike TV, lost many stars and even had issues with paying talent and television staff. And now it seems more bad news is to follow as Destination America executives plan to drop TNA from the programming.
Meltzer addressed TNA's statement, writing on Twitter:
It seems they have already dropped every TNA show they brought and are only using them as fillers. TNA President Dixie Carter posted her first tweet today after Dave Meltzer reported in the latest issue of the Wrestling Observer that Destination America has planned to cancel TNA. She did not mention Meltzer’s report and just plugged upcoming shows:
TNA official slams Dave Meltzer for being worked by a sloppy angle
Earlier, Billy Corgan has knocked off Meltzer’s report, writing "It wouldn't be so bad if the whole truth was being reported and the person reporting wasn't being worked himself by a sloppy angle... AND let's remember that I speak from experience, having had things written about me by Meltzer that he never got a statement from me about"
Meltzer compared Corgan’s response to that of Vince Russo when Russo accidentally emailed creative instructions to Mike Johnson of PWInsider originally meant for Mike Tenay. Russo has been secretly working for TNA as a consultant and tried to downplay the mail as work before finally admitting his association with the TNA. Meltzer tweeted: