IMPACT WRESTLING Is Now Having To Pay Extras To Sit In The Crowd For Its Televised Shows

IMPACT WRESTLING Is Now Having To Pay Extras To Sit In The Crowd For Its Televised Shows

2017 has not been a good year for Impact Wrestling and things have just taken an even more embarrassing turn with the news that the company is paying extras to sit in the crowd for its taped shows.

It's been a weird year for the company formerly known as TNA. For a while, it appeared as if Impact Wrestling was about to become Global Force Wrestling but that deal fell apart (after new titles and ring dressing had been introduced) and it's now once again known by its original moniker. The company is also haemorrhaging talent but its most embarrassing failure may have just been made apparent.

A casting call which first appeared on Facebook has been doing the rounds and that reveals that Impact has been paying extras to fill the crowd at TV tapings in Ottawa. They're paying $12.50 an hour for people to sit through twelve hours of wrestling over three days and need about 50 - 75 of them in total. That means the company is paying around $10,000 in order to have a full house at these shows.

Shockingly, Impact only needs around 100 people to make their crowd look full so this is downright humiliating and can't be good news for a company which is already losing money. As a result, it's hard to imagine even Anthem's continued involvement saving the struggling wrestling promotion for too much longer and it wouldn't be at all surprising if 2018 is the final year that they remain in business...
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