BFG SERIES WRESTLER OUT FOR SIX WEEKS?

Matt Morgan: Sidelined for 6 Weeks

Matt Morgan: Sidelined for 6 Weeks

Many sources within IMPACT Wrestling are reporting that Matt Morgan has had the results of his MRI returned and he is likely to be out for six weeks with a pectoral injury. More on this as it comes…

**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

IMPACT WRESTLING REPORT: “THE ANDERSON ULTIMATUM” – 12/07/11

IMPACT Wrestling: “The Anderson Ultimatum"

IMPACT Wrestling: “The Anderson Ultimatum"

IMPACT Wrestling: “The Anderson Ultimatum”
Tuesday 12th July 2011 – 10pm on Challenge

THIS WEEK ON IMPACT WRESTLING:
Immortal call out Mr. Anderson, letting him know he has until the end of the show to make up his mind as to whether he’s with Immortal or against them.
Crimson d. Bobby Roode  to gain 7 pts in the BFG Series
Kendrick gives Abyss his mask back, but pays the price!
Jack Evans d. Jesse Sorensen and Tony Nese to earn a spot at Destination X and a chance at an IMPACT Wrestling contract.
Douglas Williams gets the word out that he is issuing an open challenge at Destination X!
Velvet Sky d. ODB & Jackie in a handicap match meaning ODB & Jackie are gone from TNA.
Rob Van Dam d. Christopher Daniels, AJ Styles & Jerry Lynn in a Four Way Match.
Devon & D’Angelo Dinero d. Matt Morgan & James Storm in a BFG Series Match.
Hulk Hogan attacks Sting backstage, taking him out of the main event match.
Immortal (Bully Ray, Abyss, Scott Steiner & Gunner) d. Kurt Angle & Sting, after Mr. Anderson faked helping Angle and instead attacked him and joined Immortal!

Welcome to this weeks report for iMPACT Wrestling. Now I should tell you I have actually watched Destination X before I have sat down to do this report, so I will try to write this report without giving anything away.

We start this week show with a recap of last week where we see how Sting attacked Hulk Hogan. 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

**SPOILERS** TNA TUESDAY TV TAPING RESULTS (28/06/2011)

IMPACT Wrestling Zone - Orlando, FL.

IMPACT Wrestling Zone - Orlando, FL.

TNA completed this weeks set of IMPACT Wrestling and Xplosion tapings yesterday at the Impact Wrestling Zone, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. This is for the episode of IMPACT Wrestling set to air in the UK in two weeks time on July 12th at 10pm on Challenge TV. WARNING THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS for upcoming episodes of IMPACT Wrestling and Xplosion as well as the Destination X PPV – 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

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

TNA UK TV RATINGS – WEEK ENDING 12TH JUNE 2011

IMPACT Wrestling on Challenge

IMPACT Wrestling on Challenge

The UK TV Ratings are in for the week ending 12th June 2011 and it’s further good news for TNA Wrestling on Challenge!

According to the Broadcasters Audience Research Board – IMPACT Wrestling scored a superb 197,000 viewers, for the Tuesday 7th June Bischoff got Served episode headlined by a Jeff Jarrett & Scott Steiner vs. Kurt Angle & Matt Morgan main event and featured the cliffhanger ending of Mick Foley being fired by the Network.

Kurt Angle & Matt Morgan vs. Jeff Jarrett & Scott Steiner: Star power appears to be important to UK wrestling viewers.

Kurt Angle & Matt Morgan vs. Jeff Jarrett & Scott Steiner: Star power appears to be important to UK wrestling viewers.

This was a rise in viewership from last week’s episode of  20,000 viewers. IMPACT Wrestling was once again the highest rated wrestling programming on UK television for the tenth consecutive week and 14th time overall this year.

TNA Xplosion, featuring a Devon vs. Anarquia “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, Crystal Maze, drew 115,000 viewers and thus Xplosion falls somewhere below that.

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

Challenge
w/e 12 June 2011

1 TNA IMPACT (TUE 2200) 197
2 BULLSEYE (SUN 2032) 158
3 FAMILY FORTUNES (TUE 2001) 152
4 CLASSIC WHO WANTS TBA MILLIONARE (FRI 2101) 149
5 BULLSEYE (SUN 2002) 139
6 CLASSIC WHO WANTS TBA MILLIONARE (THU 2100) 130
7 CLASSIC WHO WANTS TBA MILLIONARE (WED 2102) 123
8 BLOCKBUSTERS (SUN 1730) 123
9 FAMILY FORTUNES (TUE 2030) 116
10 CRYSTAL MAZE (TUE 1759) 115

WWE’s RAW, featuring the Tough Enough Finale and headlined by an Alex Riley & John Cena versus The Miz & R-Truth tag-team main event, rebounded from last weeks 17,000 ratings drop and posted 122,000 viewers, up 13,000 on last weeks episode.

WWE’s other flagship show “Smackdown” drew 106,000 viewers with a show which featured a Randy Orton vs. Sheamus main event for the second week running. This was a drop of 9,000 viewers from last week and the second consecutive week the ratings have fell for the program.

WWE’s syndicated show “Bottom Line” drew 20,000 viewers for its Friday night showing on Sky Sports 4.

Here’s an overview of viewership for all wrestling programming for the week:

Weekly Ratings Summary:

1 IMPACT WRESTLING (TUE, Challenge , 2200) 197,000
2 WWE LATE NIGHT RAW – LIVE (MON, Sky Sport 3, 2600) 122,000
3 WWE LATE NIGHT SMACKDOWN (FRI, Sky Sports 4, 2301) 106,000
4 WWE BOTTOM LINE (FRI, Sky Sport 4, 2502) 20,000
5 TNA Xplosion (TUE, Challenge, 2400) Under 115,000

Weekly Ratings Wins so far (2011)*:
TNA iMPACT! – 14
WWE RAW – 2
WWE Smackdown – 2

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

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