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

**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 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

TNA UK TV RATINGS – WEEK ENDING 19TH JUNE 2011

IMPACT Wrestling on Challenge

IMPACT Wrestling on Challenge

The UK TV Ratings are in for the week ending 19th June 2011 and it’s further good news for TNA Wrestling on Challenge!

According to the Broadcasters Audience Research Board – IMPACT Wrestling scored 152,000 viewers, for the Tuesday 14th June No tricks, No Gimmicks Slammiversary lead-in episode headlined by a Mr. Anderson & Gunner vs. Sting & Eric Young main event.

Anderson & Gunner vs. Sting & EY: UK fans not digging the Gunner push?

Mr. Anderson & Gunner vs. Sting & EY: UK fans not digging the Gunner push?

Despite being a drop in viewership, and the first time that IMPACT Wrestling hasn’t topped the Challenge Top 10 in months, it was once again the highest rated wrestling programming on UK television for the eleventh consecutive week and 15th time overall this year.

I personally think the drop confirms my thinking that the casual viewers in the UK seem to be drawn in by Star power of the ex-WWE wrestlers rather than a decent wrestling match being on offer. It will be interesting to see how next weeks episode fares.

TNA Xplosion, featuring a Douglas Williams vs. Amazing Red “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 130,000 viewers, meaning TNA Xplosion falls somewhere below that figure.

TNA’s latest Pay-Per View special offering – Slammiversary IX, was the top rated wrestling program this week, drawing a decent 157,000 viewers for the event headlined by Mr. Anderson’s World Title victory over Sting.

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

Challenge
w/e 19 June 2011

1 SHOOTING STARS (MON 2201) 160
2 TNA PPV TNA SLAMMIVERSARY (WED 2201) 157
3 TNA IMPACT (TUE 2200) 152
4 CLASSIC WHO WANTS TBA MILLIONARE (TUE 2100) 146
5 CRYSTAL MAZE (THU 1801) 145
6 CLASSIC WHO WANTS TBA MILLIONARE (THU 2059) 144
7 NINJA WARRIOR/#NINJA WARRIOR 7118 (THU 2159) 143
8 PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT (SUN 2131) 136
9 PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT (SUN 2101) 130
10 PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT (SUN 2200) 130

WWE’s RAW, featuring “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and headlined by a  John Cena versus CM Punk main event, posted 124,000 viewers, up 2,000 on last weeks episode.

WWE’s other flagship show “Smackdown” drew just 99,000 viewers with a show which featured a Christian vs. Sheamus main event. This was a drop of 7,000 viewers from last week and the third consecutive week the ratings have fell for the program.

In other wrestling programming, a WWE special “Best of RAW 2010” show drew 43,000 viewers for its Sunday evening showing on Sky Sports 3. Here’s an overview of viewership for all wrestling programming for the week:

Weekly Ratings Summary:

1 TNA PRESENTS IMPACT WRESTLING (TUE, Challenge , 2200) 152,000
2 WWE LATE NIGHT RAW – LIVE (MON, Sky Sport 3, 2500) 124,000
3 WWE LATE NIGHT SMACKDOWN (FRI, Sky Sports 3, 2201) 99,000
4 WWE PRESENTS RAW – BEST OF 2010 (SUN, Sky Sports 3, 1901) 43,000
5 TNA XPLOSION (TUE, Challenge, 2400) Under 130,000

Weekly Ratings Wins so far (2011)*:
IMPACT Wrestling – 15
WWE RAW – 2
WWE Smackdown – 2

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

TNA XPLOSION REPORT – 22/06/2011

TNA Xplosion: Alex Shelley vs. Okada

TNA Xplosion: Alex Shelley vs. Okada

TNA Xplosion
Wednesday 22nd June 2011 – 12am on Challenge

THIS WEEK ON XPLOSION:
Alex Shelley d. Okada to advance in the Xplosion Championship Challenge
TNAOnDemand Match of the Week: Generation Me vs. Motor City Machine Guns – Ultimate X Match, from Destination x 2010.
TNA Spin Cycle: Featuring Desmond Wolfe, Miss Tessmacher, Eric Young and Orlando Jordan.
Footage from Kurt Angle’s recent UK Media Tour.
IMPACT Wrestling Rewind: Sting/Hogan confrontation, Angle/Jarrett’s Parking Lot Brawl.

Taz and Jeremy Borash are joined by Desmond Wolfe, who announces the next match in the Xplosion Championship Challenge. Desmond emphasizes that wrestling matters, and that these two are going to show that tonight. Read more of this post

IMPACT WRESTLING REPORT: “ANDERSON’S CHAMPIONSHIP RECEPTION” – 21/06/11

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IMPACT Wrestling: “Anderson's Championship Reception"

IMPACT Wrestling: “Anderson’s Championship Reception”
Tuesday 21st June 2011 – 10pm on Challenge

THIS WEEK ON IMPACT WRESTLING:
Gunner disrupts Mr. Andersons championship reception
Devon d. Hernandez but issues with “The Pope” continue
Kurt Angle announced his intention to try out for the 2012 US Olympic Wrestling Team. Jarrett begs for one last match, so sure of victory he agrees to move to Mexico if defeated.
The Bound For Glory Series is Announced
 Eric Young offers Matt Morgan a TV Title shot given that he was a TV star on American Gladiators, Morgan declines but recommends someone who can help.
Austin Aries d. Kid Kash & Jimmy Rave in a Three-Way Match to advance in the Destination X tournament and with it a shot at an IMPACT Wrestling contract.
Sarita & Rosita d. Velvet Sky & Ms. Tessmacher to retain the Knockouts Tag-Team Titles
Post-Match Velvet Sky is attacked by ODB and a returning Jackie Moore (aka Jacqueline)
Sting confronts Hogan in his office. Delivers a chilling message asking him to remove the mask and bring back the real Hulk Hogan.
Eric Young “defended” his TV Title defeating Producer & ex-Wonder Years star Jason Hervey
Rob Van Dam d. Samoa Joe in the first match-up of the BFG Series
 Gunner d. Mr. Anderson in a Non-Title Bout
 Kurt Angle d. Jeff Jarrett in a Parking Lot Brawl, meaning Jarrett must move to Mexico

Welcome to this weeks review of iMPACT Wrestling once again am looking forward to this edition coming of the back of a strong Slammiversary PPV. Sorry it is so late but a few family emergencies to see to has prevented me from getting the report up before now.

We open the show with a recap of Slammiversary, including Jeff Jarrett saying it’s not over till he says it’s over and Sting saying he had been screwed out of the World Title, and that he will get to the bottom of it. Read more of this post

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