Going on the road. Doing a live show, and then taping a show right after.
I'll tell you something worth considering. If TNA make this move, it's going to negate one of the most cited reasons that a lot of top line stars have given for choosing to be in TNA. And that's convenience of travel. Some, like Jeff Hardy may look at the increased travel schedule and think they'd be better off in WWE. The money is better there too I bet.
I thought the post originally was someone being mad because hearing about TNA possibly going live one week and following week being taped while on the road. I was going to say, live hasn't really affected the ratings enough to worry about it if you ask me. This is what TNA needs. They need to expand the brand and have a crowd of wrestling fans!!
I hope they have good crowds & people show up
As for the money TNA pays their stars at least 5 times more than ANY WWE star so money is not the issue. When Bully Ray was asked how is was paid in TNA on a radio show a couple of years ago he said "good thing money is not a concern for me anymore." Obviously, TNA is paying the big bucks if Bully is so rich from his WWE days.
Instead of going to Orlando every week, they now have to go to some pre-selected place on the American map, do a live show, then a taped show(Presumably ending around midnight), then some downtime/house shows, then off to the next pre-selected town on the map.
About time. Too many shows in the Impact Barn. Live shows on the road will be good for them, unless the guys will complain about their road schedule.
On going on the road - I wonder what will happen if and when this becomes a successful venture for TNA? What's that you say? They'd do it more? Or will they just stop there? Yeah. Thought so. ;) (and yes, it was a serious observation - it's called consequential thinking. You should try it)
Here is their March schedule. It's not bad considering that 25% of their PPVs are during the month.
March 1: Dodge City, KS
March 2: Salina, KS
March 7: IMPACT in Orlando, FL
March 10: Lockdown - San Antonio, TX
March 14: Bumblefuck, IL (Live and Tapings)
March 15: Corbin, KY
March 16: Pikeville, KY
April 5: Westbury, NY