As noted earlier, Dixie Carter addressed the TNA talents prior to Thursday’s Impact tapings about possibly continuing with their budget cuts. Also in attendance were Jeff Jarrett, TNA CFO Dean Broadhead and EVP Andy Barton.
Dixie noted that one of the reasons for the cuts and restructuring were how much money they spent taping all the One Night Only pay-per-view events earlier this year. These shows were pre-recorded in place of the eight pay-per-view events that TNA cut from their annual schedule, in order to save money.
New Executive Vice President of Television Production John Gaburick received strong praise within the locker room. Talents acknowledged the more positive vibe with Gaburick compared to when recently released executive Bruce Prichard was in that role.