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

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

**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 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.

IMPACT WRESTLING REPORT: “PLEASE STAND UP” – 05/07/11

IMPACT Wrestling: “Bischoff's Crimson Mask"

IMPACT Wrestling: “Please Stand Up"

IMPACT Wrestling: “Please Stand Up”
Tuesday 5th July 2011 – 10pm on Challenge

THIS WEEK ON IMPACT WRESTLING:
Hulk Hogan welcomes Scott Steiner to Immortal and asks Mr. Anderson to reconsider his offer of a spot within the group.
A joker like Sting attacks Hogan and Immortal, asking the “Real” Hulk Hogan to please stand up again. This sets up a main event match with Scott Steiner.
Devon d. Samoa Joe in a BFG Series match
Low Ki d. Matt Bentley and Jimmy Yang to earn a spot at Destination X and a chance at an IMPACT Wrestling contract.
Mickie James, Ms. Tessmacher & Tara d. Winter, Angelina Love & Madison Rayne in a Knockouts Elimination Match
Daniels and AJ Styles sign the contract for their main event bout at Destination X.
RVD & Jerry Lynn take exception to Daniels and Styles boasts at having “built the X-Division”, all parties agree to a one night only four-way match next week.
British Invasion demand a Number 1 Contenders match with Mexican America.
An update from Jeff and Karen Jarrett in Mexico. They promise to return soon and they are bringing a gift for every member of Immortal.
Sting d. Scott Steiner
Kurt Angle makes the save as Hogan and Immortal Jump Sting.

Welcome to another addition of iMPACT Wrestling and my review. We open the show with Hulk Hogan in the back welcoming Scot Steiner to Immortal. As Steiner goes on his way Hogan starts walking and you hear Sting laughing as Hogan walks up he see Sting on a massive TV. Sting looks more like the Joker again this week. Sting rambles more stuff at Hogan and it looks like he has got inside Hulks head. Read more of this post

IMPACT WRESTLING HITS & MISSES – 05/07/11

Low Ki vs. Bentley vs. Yang: A definite Hit!

Low Ki vs. Bentley vs. Yang: A definite Hit!

TNA HIT/MISS By Dan McGrath

This is my new column, which i’ll be doing on a weekly basis, just to give my views and opinions on everything that has gone down on Impact Wrestling. These are all completely my views and whether I reckon they are a hit or miss.

This weeks Hits

Low Ki vs Matt Bentley vs Jimmy Yang

First of all, Welcome back Low Ki! After last weeks X division 3 way it was refreshing to see a more of a stable and high action match. This match alone has made me more interested in Destination X, hopefully Eric Bischoff’s one man crusade of killing the x division wont happen and this is the prime example on TNA building up on their “Wrestling Matters” slogan. The match itself plenty of high spots very limited mistakes made in the match, entertaining from the bell and never let any of the action slipped! I’m hoping I see more action like this at Destination X, this is why I started watching TNA!! Read more of this post

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