News: TNA Wrestling fails to secure Universal Studios for 2014
TNA have reportedly failed to secure any further dates at Universal Studios in 2014.
After their unsuccessful attempt at going on the road in 2013, the return to Orlando was mooted as a permanent home base for all future TV tapings. However, all soundstages have been booked out by other productions for the foreseeable future.
This will have little affect in the short term, as TNA are still airing taped shows recorded in early December. Soon to be followed by a live Genesis PPV in Huntsville and the annual UK tour, which will see them tape a further six weeks of programming over the course of three nights.
The true test will be in March, once all taped material has aired and they begin the search for a home anew.
CLEM'S TAKE: Another boneheaded move, hot on the heels of the loss of AJ Styles. I love TNA, I really do, but that won't stop me from pointing out obvious mistakes. Universal Studios was TNA's safety net. The place they return to when all else fails. Without a trusty soundstage on standby, that forces them back out on the road, the scene of dwindling attendance and bad vibes. Say what you want about the size of soundstage 19, but it looked a whole lot better than the empty arenas of the final road shows. They have obvious leeway in the shape of the UK tour, carrying them through till March at least, but those taped shows will fly by. They need to know where they're going, and soon.