IMPACT WRESTLING HITS & MISSES 19/07/11

Sting becoming a 4 time TNA World Heavyweight Champion this week on Impact Wrestling

A little bit late this week but nonetheless, here is my weekly rundown of this weeks edition of Impact Wrestling Hits & Misses…

THIS WEEKS HITS

Evil Clowns
Since they are going down the “joker” thing with Sting, it only made sense they used the first part (minus the bus and they didnt shoot each other) of “The Dark Knight”. In a way im glad they didnt use this to introduce new wrestlers to our screens as that would have sucked, but using Fortune was great, as it kept the ongoing feud alive with Immortal alive by the clowns attacking members one by one, plus its quite funny to see Karen screaming and running in heels (should always look in the back seat of cars before getting into them). Gunner looked the strongest of Immortal by wanting to go out looking for them but didnt expect getting jumped by all 4 of them

Samoa Joe vs The Pope vs Robert Roode
Although I like the BFG Series and this week they have stated that there are 8 weeks left but they havent stated how many matches everyone will compete in? So someone like Crimson can have 10 matches but Gunner could have like 5 (in theory). However the match itself was good, playing up more to that Joe thinks he’s keeps gettng screwed by the referee. The match may have lasted 5 minutes or so but it kept all the action coming fast, which was good, the ending I thought was cleverly played out, The pope kicked off the apron and Joe constantly going for the 10 points in any match and it always backfires on him. Hopefully Joe bounces back soon and starts earning some points. 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

DESTINATION X 2011 REPORT – 13/07/11

TNA Destination X 2011

TNA Destination X 2011

TNA Destination X
Wednesday 13th July 2011 – 10pm on Challenge

QUICK RESULTS:
Kazarian d. Samoa Joe
Douglas Williams d. Mark Haskins
Eric Young and Shark Boy d. Generation Me
Alex Shelley won The Ultimate X Match
Rob Van Dam d. Jerry Lynn
Austin Aries d. Low Ki, Jack Evans and Zema Ion to earn a contract
X Title: Brian Kendrick d. Abyss to win the title
Main Event: AJ Styles defeated Christopher Daniels

Welcome to my second blog in two days and welcome to my report on the Destination X PPV. Firstly I have to say what a fantastic PPV it was, I just hope that TNA now don’t drop the ball with this. The show opens with the usual video packages hyping tonight’s X Division title match between champion Abyss and Brian Kendrick. Mike Tenay is in the broadcast booth alongside Jeremy Borash as Taz was unableto make it for duty due to a prior engagement. Read more of this post

TNA UK TV RATINGS – WEEK ENDING 3RD JULY 2011

IMPACT Wrestling on Challenge

IMPACT Wrestling on Challenge

The UK TV Ratings are in for the week ending 3rd July 2011 and it’s further good news for TNA Wrestling on Challenge!

According to the Broadcasters Audience Research Board – IMPACT Wrestling scored a huge 236,000 viewers, for the Tuesday 28th June “BISCHOFF’S CRIMSON MASK episode headlined by a Sting vs. Abyss main event.

Sting vs. Abyss: The most watched TNA IMPACT Wrestling Main Event ever broadcast on UK Television.

Sting vs. Abyss: The most watched TNA IMPACT Wrestling Main Event ever broadcast on UK Television.

This is a new all time high viewership record for TNA IMPACT Wrestling on UK television. In fact the show scored more viewers than WWE’s RAW and Smackdown shows could garner – COMBINED!

What’s more is that the saturday night replay of the same score also scored an all-time high rating for a replay with 126,000 viewers tuning in.

TNA Xplosion, featuring a Magnus vs. Orlando Jordan “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 114,000 viewers, meaning TNA Xplosion falls somewhere below that figure.

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

Challenge
w/e 03 July 2011

1 TNA PRESENTS IMPACT WRESTLING (TUE 2202) 236
2 BULLSEYE (THU 1730) 161
3 CATCHPHRASE (SAT 1830) 159
4 CELEBRITY WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (FRI 2100) 152
5 CELEBRITY WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (THU 2101) 149
6 BLOCKBUSTERS (SUN 1731) 144
7 TNA PRESENTS IMPACT WRESTLING (SAT 2101) 126
8 BULLSEYE (SUN 2302) 125
9 CELEBRITY WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (WED 2100) 118
10 BULLSEYE (TUE 1732) 114

WWE’s RAW, posted 152,000 viewers whilst Smackdown on Sky Sports 2 drew just 96,000 viewers.

Weekly Ratings Summary:

1 TNA PRESENTS IMPACT WRESTLING (TUE, Challenge , 2202) 236,000
2 WWE LATE NIGHT RAW – LIVE (MON, Sky Sport 3, 2600) 152,000
3 TNA PRESENTS IMPACT WRESTLING (SAT, Challenge , 2101) 126,000
4 WWE LATE NIGHT SMACKDOWN (FRI, Sky Sports 2, 2259) 96,000
4 WWE BOTTOM LINE (SAT, Sky Sports 3, 1100) 45,000
4 WWE LATE NIGHT SUPERSTARS (SAT, Sky Sports 3, 2201) 44,000
5 TNA XPLOSION (TUE, Challenge, 2400) Under 114,000

Weekly Ratings Wins so far (2011)*:
IMPACT Wrestling – 17
WWE RAW – 2
WWE Smackdown – 2

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

WHAT’S MY ANGLE – “THE JOKER”

Kill the streak!

Ok so it’s been a few weeks but here we go once more.

Firstly a few weeks back now I had the chance to meet an idle, Kurt Angle. I have to say I found Kurt to be very gracious and a real gentleman. I have been to signing’s in the past but have to say Kurt really took his time with everyone he met, signing not just the cards we were given but anything you had, he would sign. Read more of this post

TNA XPLOSION REPORT – 29/06/2011

TNA Xplosion - Magnus vs. Orlando Jordan

TNA Xplosion - Magnus vs. Orlando Jordan

TNA Xplosion
Wednesday 29th June 2011 – 12am on Challenge

THIS WEEK ON XPLOSION:
Magnus w/Williams d. Orlando Jordan in the Xplosion Championship Challenge
TNAOnDemand Match of the Week: Mr. Anderson vs. Kurt Angle (Destination X 2010)
TNA Spin Cycle: Desmond Wolfe, Miss Tessmacher, Eric Young and Orlando Jordan feature.
IMPACT Wrestling Rewind: Before the Bell – Sting attacks Eric Bischoff & Sting vs. Abyss.

Taz and Jeremy Borash in place, and we’re straight into the action after a quick plug for the Spin Cycle later in the show.

Match 1: Magnus w/Doug Williams vs. Orlando Jordan

I’m impressed with Orlando’s face paint. Very cool indeed.

We tie up and Magnus puts on the hammerlock. Orlando momentarily reverses. Magnus with a go-behind.  Orlando reverses that, and then trips Magnus as Magnus attempts to leave the ring. Magnus slides out of the ring still, with Williams there to dab his face with a towel. Read more of this post

IMPACT WRESTLING REPORT: “BISCHOFF’S CRIMSON MASK” – 28/06/11

IMPACT Wrestling: “Bischoff's Crimson Mask"

IMPACT Wrestling: “Bischoff's Crimson Mask"

IMPACT Wrestling: “Bischoff’s Crimson Mask”
Tuesday 28th June 2011 – 10pm on Challenge

THIS WEEK ON IMPACT WRESTLING:
Jeff Jarrett is forced to keep his word and move to Mexico
Sting attacks Eric Bischoff and smears him with red paint
Bully Ray d. Scott Steiner in a BFG Series match after using a chain for a tainted victory
Bischoff asks Mr. Anderson to reconsider his offer of a spot in Immortal
ODB & Jackie d. Velvet Sky & Ms. Tessmacher
A war of words between Madison Rayne and Tara ahead of their July 14th match
Matt Morgan & Crimson d. Beer Money in a BFG Series Tag Match
AJ announces his return to the X-Division at Destination X, agrees to a match with Daniels, who overlooks Samoa Joe who seemed set to offer a rematch of their legendary Unbreakable Three-Way.
Samoa Joe takes out his frustrations by attacking Kazarian backstage
Zima Ion d. Federico Palacios & Dakota Darsow to progress to Destination X and a chance at an IMPACT Wrestling contract.
Winter d. TNA Knockouts Champ Mickie James in a non-title bout following interference from Angelina Love
Abyss d. Sting via DQ after Sting uses a Barbed Wire glove to cut him open as Mr. Anderson looked on.

I’ll start by apologizing again for the lateness of the report have got a few things taking up my time at the mo. So if Ray can’t get the usually graphics and stuff up as I know he is busy for a bit himself too so I hope it doesn’t spoil your enjoyment of this weeks column.

The show opens with a recap of the events of last week between Jeff Jarrett and Kurt Angle. We head inside to the iMPACT Wrestling Zone and Jeff is talking to Eric Bischoff about how he comments last week were a joke. Eric says the Network want it to stand, and anyway they need a guy in Mexico to make the rules down their and Jeff would be perfect. Good stuff and this explains why I have been seeing bits about Jeff being in Mexico and winning titles down their, this could be a really good angle for TNA. Read more of this post

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