TNA XPLOSION REPORT – 20/07/2011

TNA Xplosion Championship Challenge: D'Angelo Dinero vs. Alex Shelley

TNA Xplosion Championship Challenge: D'Angelo Dinero vs. Alex Shelley

TNA Xplosion
Wednesday 20th July 2011 – 10pm on Challenge

Originally posted on 1Wrestling.com

THIS WEEK ON XPLOSION:
Alex Shelley d. “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero in the Xplosion Championship Challenge Tournament
TNAOnDemand Match of the Week: Kurt Angle vs. Sting from Hard Justice 2009.
TNA Spin Cycle: Featuring Austin Aries, Tara, Magnus & Douglas Williams
TNA Rewind: Sting vs. Mr. Anderson from this weeks Impact Wrestling

Ray Mullan reporting for 1Wrestling.com. IMPACT Wrestling’s internationally syndicated program – “TNA Xplosion” goes prime time on Challenge TV in the United Kingdom following strong ratings. Find out what happened as “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero and Alex Shelley faced off for a place in the next round of the Xplosion Championship Challenge… Read more of this post

IMPACT WRESTLING REPORT: “MIDSUMMER’S NIGHTMARE” – 19/07/11

IMPACT Wrestling: “Midsummer's Nightmare"

IMPACT Wrestling: “Midsummer's Nightmare"

IMPACT Wrestling: “Midsummer’s Nightmare”
Tuesday 19th July 2011 – 10pm on Challenge

THIS WEEK ON IMPACT WRESTLING:
Immortal promised to gamble with peoples careers, Sting promised them he would leave with the title thanks to his “aces in the hole” (a bunch of creepy clowns in the rafters)
Bobby Roode d Samoa Joe & “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero to gain 7 pts in the BFG Series
The creepy clowns proceeded to pick off members of Immortal one by one!
Jeff Jarrett was back from Mexico to celebrate his birthday. He brought his own presents to the party, for the members of Immortal.
Austin Aries d. Shannon Moore after using a chain, is confronted post match by Alex Shelley
Tara d. Madison Rayne and revealed her “present” for Madison to be none other than Poison!
Kurt Angle cut a promo stating he had a bone to pick with Anderson after last year and he still wants to beat Sting as he never has, he’s ready for Hardcore Justice no matter who it is.
Mexican America d. The British Invasion to become #1 Contenders to the Tag-Team Titles
The clowns take out Gunner backstage and reveal themselves as none other than Fortune!
Bully Ray attempts to interfere in the World Title match but is taken out by yet another clown, who unmasks to reveal himself as Kurt Angle!
Sting d. Mr. Anderson to win the World Heavyweight Title!

Craig is off duty this week due to a family matter, so the following report comes courtesy of my good colleagues at 1Wrestling.com, I urge you to check out the original piece here.

Jeff Jarrett was back from Mexico to celebrate his birthday. He brought his own presents to the party, for the members of Immortal. Plus, Sting got his rematch against Ken Anderson for the World title.

The show opened with a look at Sting’s odd behavior in recent weeks. Bully Ray told Ken Anderson that he was either with Immortal or against them. Immortal got a new member with Ken Anderson

This Week’s Episode: Mid-Summer’s Nightmare Read more of this post

TNA UK TV RATINGS – WEEK ENDING 10TH JULY 2011

IMPACT Wrestling on Challenge

IMPACT Wrestling on Challenge

The UK TV Ratings are in for the week ending 10th July 2011 and it’s further good news for IMPACT Wrestling on Challenge!

According to the Broadcasters Audience Research Board – IMPACT Wrestling scored a huge 216,000 viewers, for the Tuesday 5th July “Please Stand Up episode headlined by a Sting vs. Scott Steiner main event.

Sting: New "Crazed" side to his character has proved a hit with UK viewers.

Sting: New "Crazed" side to his character has proved a hit with UK viewers.

This was down 20,000 from last weeks all time high viewership record of 236,000 but was nonetheless a very strong showing. This extends IMPACT Wrestling streak as the top rated wrestling program on UK television to 14 consecutive weeks.

It would be appear that IMPACT Wrestling on Challenge is beginning to consistently break the 200,000 mark and rank number 1 each week on Challenge, something I’m sure both IMPACT Wrestling and BSKYB/Challenge will be very pleased with.

The saturday night replay made the top 10 again this week, with its airing on Challenge+1 garnering 30,000 viewers.

TNA Xplosion, featuring a Jeremy Buck vs. Shannon Moore “Xplosion Championship Challenge” match, ranked outside the top 10 highest rated programs on Challenge TV and thus i’m unable to confirm the exact viewing figures for the episode. However the lowest ranked of the top 10, Play Your Cards Right, drew 128,000 viewers, meaning TNA Xplosion falls somewhere below that figure.

Here is the Top 10 ranked programs on Challenge for the week:

Challenge
w/e 10 July 2011

1 TNA PRESENTS IMPACT WRESTLING (TUE 2200) 216
2 CATCHPHRASE (SUN 1832) 151
3 BULLSEYE (FRI 2301) 142
4 CLASSIC WHO WANTS TBA MILLIONARE (THU 2100) 142
5 CLASSIC WHO WANTS TBA MILLIONARE (TUE 2100) 142
6 IN IT TO WIN IT (TUE 1959) 141
7 CLASSIC WHO WANTS TBA MILLIONARE (FRI 2059) 135
8 BULLSEYE (FRI 2330) 130
9 CLASSIC WHO WANTS TBA MILLIONARE (WED 2100) 128
10 CATCHPHRASE (SAT 1831) 128

WWE’s RAW, posted 118,000 viewers, down 34,000 viewers from last week. WWE’s other flagship show “Smackdown” drew 112,000 viewers, this was up 16,000 viewers from last weeks airing.

Weekly Ratings Summary:

1 TNA PRESENTS IMPACT WRESTLING (TUE, Challenge , 2200) 216,000
2 WWE LATE NIGHT RAW – LIVE (MON, Sky Sport 3, 2600) 118,000
3 WWE LATE NIGHT SMACKDOWN (FRI, Sky Sports 2, 2230) 112,000
4 TNA PRESENTS IMPACT WRESTLING (SAT, Challenge+1 , 2201) 30,000
5 TNA XPLOSION (TUE, Challenge, 2400) Under 128,000

Weekly Ratings Wins so far (2011)*:
IMPACT Wrestling – 18
WWE RAW – 2
WWE Smackdown – 2

*Based on first showing viewing figures, not inclusive of +1 or replay figures.

BREAKING NEWS: TNA XPLOSION CHANGING NIGHTS/TIMESLOT ON CHALLENGE

IMPACT Wrestling on Challenge

IMPACT Wrestling on Challenge

Breaking News…From next week (July 20th) TNA’s syndicated show “Xplosion” is moving to Wednesday nights at 10pm. Unless there is a PPV event on the Wednesday in which case it will revert back to the Tuesday night after IMPACT WRESTLING.”

Ray’s Thoughts: Great news for TNA fans. Common complaint was always that Xplosion was airing too late in the night for many to stay up, instead opting to DVR the show to watch next day, which obviously meant the show took a knock in the ratings. This move means Xplosion is now on a prime time slot and gives TNA fans yet another night to enjoy wrestling action each week! We should be recieving the full press release from TNA Entertainment and BSKYB/Challenge in due course, stay tuned…

TNA XPLOSION REPORT – 13/07/2011

TNA Xplosion Championship Challenge: Hernandez vs. Max Buck

TNA Xplosion Championship Challenge: Hernandez vs. Max Buck

TNA Xplosion
Wednesday 13th July 2011 – 12am on Challenge

THIS WEEK ON XPLOSION:
Hernandez d. Max Buck in the Xplosion Championship Challenge Tournament
TNAOnDemand Match of the Week: Kurt Angle vs. Sting from Destination X 2009.
TNA Spin Cycle: Featuring Brian Kendrick, Christy Hemme, SoCal Val & Jerry Lynn
TNA Before the Bell: Destination X 2011.

Match 1: Hernandez w/ Mexican America vs. Max Buck w/ Jeremy Buck.

Both competitors are accompanied by their respective counterparts for this bout in the Xplosion Championship Challenge.

As Hernandez and Buck go for the tie-up, Max rolls past Hernandez to dodge it, frustrating Hernandez. They tie up the second time, and Hernandez throws Buck hard into the corner. After a moment, another lock up and this time Hernandez pushes Buck into the corner and follows up with shoulder blocks into the stomach of Buck. Read more of this post

**SPOILERS** RESULTS FROM IMPACT WRESTLING & XPLOSION TV TAPINGS

IMPACT Wrestling Zone - Orlando, FL.

IMPACT Wrestling Zone - Orlando, FL.

TNA taped the next two weeks of IMPACT Wrestling and Xplosion on Monday and Tuesday at the Impact Wrestling Zone, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. These will air in the UK on Tuesday 19th & 26th of July on Challenge. WARNING THIS REPORT CONTAINS SPOILERS for upcoming episodes of IMPACT Wrestling and Xplosion – DO NOT READ on if you wish to avoid spoilers. Otherwise, click the “read more of this post” option at the end of this paragraph. Read more of this post

TNA XPLOSION: HERNANDEZ VS. MAX BUCK

In case you missed it last night, here’s the Xplosion Championship Challenge match-up between Generation Me’s Max Buck and Mexican America’s Hernandez!

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