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In this week's roundup, we'll take a look at TNA's new TV deal and how it changes the landscape of wrestling on American TV, examine a WWE wrestler who moved to the alumni section of WWE.com and tell you which wrestling organization is coming to Baltimore this weekend.

** After months of speculation, TNA finally announced that it was leaving Spike TV and that it had found a home on Destination America, a subsidiary of Discovery. Destination America is available on many digital-cable systems, including Comcast, Verizon, DirecTV and Dish, so it's very likely that you will have it when it starts in January. Destination America is available in about half of all households in America, a drop-off from Spike, which was available in 85 percent of U.S. homes. The time slot has not been announced yet, but it likely will be a prime-time slot on Wednesday or Thursday night.

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While it's good that TNA salvaged a TV deal out of this, it's certainly a drop in prestige for the company. Its distribution now puts it much closer to the distribution size of Ring of Honor than to WWE's. While its prime-time billing keeps it above ROH on wrestling's totem pole, the late-night Sinclair broadcasts of ROH actually now reach as many people as TNA. If ROH could start to air in some of the bigger markets where it's unavailable, such as Chicago and New York, it could surpass TNA.

Looking at the U.S. wrestling scene as a whole, a new show has hit the airwaves. Lucha Underground, a U.S. affiliate of Mexico's AAA organization, has started to air shows on El Rey, an English-language network targeting Latino viewers. While, as the name suggests, it features a lucha-heavy wrestling style, the broadcasts are in English and feature American wrestlers, such as the former John Morrison, as well as wrestlers from AAA. Director Robert Rodriguez owns El Rey and has an executive-producer credit on the show, and it's noticeable in the vignettes, which have an incredibly high production value for a smaller show. While this show certainly isn't going to rise quickly, it's an interesting alternative for wrestling fans.

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** In slightly odd timing, The Great Khali was moved the "alumni" section on WWE.com. While there hasn't been any official announcement by the WWE on his release, he barely has been used lately and had been battling various injuries over the past couple of years. He was extremely popular in India, which is a reason, along with his size, the WWE had kept him around and featured him so prominently at times. While I don't think this is the absolute last we've seen of him, I don't expect him to be a regular anytime in the future.

** On Thursday's episode of NXT, a promo for former ROH champion Kevin Steen, who will be known as Kevin Owens in the WWE, aired. At the end of the promo, "12/11" was shown, which is the date of the next NXT: Takeover special.

** Finally, speaking of Ring of Honor, the company will be holding another set of tapings in Baltimore this weekend. If you missed my interview with ROH wrestler Frankie Kazarian, you can find it here.

Questions? Thoughts? Leave them in the comment section or find me on Twitter: @TheAOster

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