According to the esteemed, well dressed Jason Powell:
TNA Impact Wrestling is going live all summer. TNA announced that the show will air live beginning May 31 when the show shifts to the 7:00 p.m. CT slot. The announcement states that it will “continue through the summer.” You can read the official statement at Impactwrestling.com/news/item/3524-TNA-IMPACT-WRESTLING-Celebrates-Summer-2012-By-Going-LIVE.
So yeah, Hulk Hogan got his way on this. (For those not “in the know,” he had said recently that going live would solve 75 percent of TNA’s problems.) My personal belief is that, if you take into account the added expense of going live versus the relatively cheap cost of running on tape, multiplied by the fact that no one watches Impact, they are going to be 100 percent out of business by the end of the summer. Maybe if that’s the case, Kurt Angle will really have time to really focus on the next Olympics. – Dusty