Spike TV keeping Impact?

Hey Scott   According to reports from pwinsider.com It looks as If TNA most likely will remain on Spike TV.  But for less money then previous deals between the 2.  If this is true, will this help TNA move forward with locking talent up long term and maybe keeping guys like Bully Ray and Kurt Angle with them?

I would REALLY tend to doubt this is the case, as there's been nothing about it from any credible sources and Spike pretty much wrote them off weeks ago.  But maybe TNA just figured that since WWE re-signed a deal for a disappointing amount of money, it was good enough for them as well?

Russo may have cost TNA the Spike contract

Apparently both Wrestle-1 and Spike are very upset that TNA had Vince Russo on the payroll and purposely tried to hide him from them both. 

I don't think Dixie really knows any better RE: Russo, but clearly others in TNA do and could have or should have said something. 

So, if Spike doesn't renew TNA (which would probably be the death of the company), this could end up being one of the big reasons why. 

If a creative team member is so problematic that you have to hide him from people for fear of their reaction, maybe you shouldn't hire him in the first place…
​Really, by this point if TNA was going to lose their TV deal, hiring Vince Russo would be the least of the reasons.  I seriously doubt that their fate will have anything to do with the company's internal problems and will pretty much be decided by some exec at Spike feeling like Cops reruns would be a better return on investment.  And he'd probably be correct.  It's definitely a stupid move on Dixie's part to bring Russo back, but I just don't see it being the deathblow or anything.  ​

TNA and Spike

We've heard nothing yet about Spike renewing TNA's TV deal. 

If Spike drops TNA (since really, Cops gets the same or better ratings), is that the end of the promotion right there? They can't survive on just house shows given the low attendance, right? 
Yup, TNA exists on the whims of Spike TV and nothing more.  Most people think that Spike is just waiting to see how the WWE deal shakes down, and then if they don't get WWE they'll offer TNA whatever they offer and TNA will happily accept and continue surviving.  If WWE goes to Spike, TNA is done.