Total Non-Stop Action (TNA) Wrestling announced today that it hopes to boost its television viewership by airing video packages recapping the most exciting happenings from the previous Monday’s episode of WWE Raw.
“We give our fans what they want,” said TNA President Dixie Carter in a press release, “and clearly what they want is Monday Night Raw.”
Because TNA’s Impact Wrestling program airs on Thursday nights, the company will have a 24-hour advantage over WWE Smackdown, which is a weekly collection of Raw recaps that airs on Fridays.
According to industry insiders, TNA’s plan to re-broadcast portions of Monday Night Raw is in strict violation of countless copyright laws, and will surely lead to messy legal ramifications for the company.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has already issued a release stating that TNA’s plan is “blatantly illegal” and “a worse idea than bringing in Hogan and Bischoff.”
TNA reportedly hopes that the publicity garnered from a legal battle will provide a temporary jolt to ratings, which will keep the company afloat until they come up with their next bad idea.