OOC: My other diary ran out of steam and even though I had some shows to post, I wasn't happy with it.
During the six weeks TNA was off the air they made massive changes, previously filmed content was no longer being used as new LIVE shows were going to be broadcast every Tuesday on Pop so the spoilers showing Lashley winning were no longer correct. On the Pop debut, the semi-finals and finals match would take place with a brand new World Champion being crowned!
In other news the X-Division was set to once again be the thing that set it apart from WWE. TNA signed new and returning talents to new contracts to boost the division. Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Japanese sensation Yohei Komatsu. As reported by the wrestling news sites TNA and NJPW were able to strike a working relationship were New Japan would only allow certain superstars to work for TNA but wanted the full TNA roster at its disposal.
The King of the Mountain Championship was retired as a championship belt and replaced with the Television Championship. In Terms of the King of the Mountain, this would be a yearly tournament with the winner earning the King of the Mountain Cup!
The knockouts got an entire new focus with new talent including Tara, Mickie James, Jessica Havok and Cherry Bomb. Quite a few knockouts got released in the shuffle hoping to bring the very best of women’s wrestling to one place.
Dixie Carter made an announcement via Twitter that she is stepping away from the front stage and ensuring the back of house runs smooth and spend more focus there but a Director of Authority will be announced on Impact. Ron and Don Harris were put in charge of Live shows along with VP of Marketing Mike Weber ensuring there were a steady flow of live events coming in with great market research showing that tickets would sell!
Along with these many changes would also see the return of the monthly Pay Per View system. There would be 12 PPV’s this year starting in January with New Beginnings and ending in December with Unbreakable. Each would be broadcast LIVE on PPV on the last Sunday of every Month.
THIS IS TNA AND CHANGES ARE HAPPENING! NEW TALENT, NEW CHAMPIONSHIPS, NEW FORMAT! ARE THESE CHANGES FOR THE BETTER OR FOR THE WORSE?!?