GENERATION ME & ORLANDO JORDAN RELEASED BY TNA

Generation Me: Released by TNA

Generation Me: Released by TNA

– Generation Me have requested and been granted their TNA releases, they plan on returning to ROH and the indy scene under the “Young Bucks” name.

– In what was apparently a budgetary move, Orlando Jordan wasn’t released from his TNA contract yesterday aswell.

All three have had their profiles removed from IMPACTWrestling.com

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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.

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

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

UPDATED XPLOSION CHAMPIONSHIP CHALLENGE RESULTS

TNA Xplosion

TNA Xplosion

Following Alex Shelley’s win over Okada on Xplosion last night, here’s a quick update on the progress of the Xplosion Championship Challenge. For those who haven’t been watching (shame on you btw!), Desmond Wolfe was recently named Xplosion Commissioner and in his first act as Commissioner, he set up a tournament with the victorwould receiving a title shot against any active champion in Impact Wrestling. Here’s how the first round is looking so far, note that those in bold have progressed to Round 2:

 TNA Xplosion Championship Challenge

“The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero defeated Suicide
Crimson defeated Robbie E
Devon defeated Anarquia
Douglas Williams defeated Amazing Red

Alex Shelley defeated Okada
Magnus vs. Orlando Jordan – Winner To Be Determined
Match not Yet announced – Winner To Be Determined
Match not Yet announced – Winner To Be Determined

We will update these bracket as the results continue to come in.

**SPOILERS** TNA Tuesday TV Taping Results (14/06/2011)

IMPACT Wrestling Zone - Orlando, FL.

IMPACT Wrestling Zone - Orlando, FL.

TNA kicked off this weeks set of IMPACT Wrestling and Xplosion tapings yesterday at the Impact Wrestling Zone, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. This is for the second post-Slammiversary episode set to air in the UK in two weeks time on June 28th at 10pm on Challenge TV. WARNING THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS for upcoming episodes of IMPACT Wrestling and Xplosion as well as the Slammiversary 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

TNA UK TV Ratings – Week Ending 15th May 2011

TNA Wrestling on Challenge

TNA Wrestling on Challenge

The UK TV Ratings are in for the week ending 15th May 2011 and it’s further good news for TNA Wrestling on Challenge!

According to the Broadcasters Audience Research Board – TNA iMPACT! scored a superb 193,000 viewers, for the Tuesday 10th May “The Network is Coming episode headlined by a Kurt Angle & Velvet Sky vs. Jeff Jarrett, Angelina Love and Winter main Event.

Kurt Angle/Jeff Jarrett Feud: the focus on IMPACT

Angle, the Jarretts and Velvet Sky: Held their own in an entertaining main event.

Despite the slight drop in viewership (likely a result of the show focusing very much on the knockouts and featuring few of the main event players) from the last two record breaking weeks, TNA Wrestling on Challenge continues to be the top rated wrestling programming on UK television for the sixth consecutive week and 10th time overall this year.

The show once again ranked 1st overall amongst all programming on Challenge for the week, with the Saturday night repeat ranking 6th.

The saturday night repeat drew an all time high viewership of 124,000 viewers, up 3000 on the previous record. Combined, this means a total of 317,000 viewers catching iMPACT! on Challenge this week, just 4000 shy of the previous high.

TNA Xplosion, featuring an Eric Young vs. Robbie E main event, 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, Catchphrase, drew 119,000 viewers and thus Xplosion falls somewhere below that figure.

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

Challenge
w/e 15 May 2011

1 TNA IMPACT (TUE 2202) 193
2 CRYSTAL MAZE (MON 1800) 141
3 IN IT TO WIN IT (MON 2100) 140
4 CATCHPHRASE (WED 1902) 127
5 BULLSEYE (WED 2302) 126
6 TNA IMPACT (SAT 2100) 124
7 FAMILY FORTUNES (WED 2030) 124
8 CLASSIC WHO WANTS TBA MILLIONARE (WED 2201) 122
9 CATCHPHRASE (WED 1932) 121
10 CATCHPHRASE (FRI 1931) 119

WWE’s RAW, headlined by the Miz vs Alberto Del Rio vs Rey Mysterio Number 1 contenders match posted 153,000 viewers.

WWE’s other flagship show “Smackdown” rebounded from last weeks disastrous 32,000 viewer drop with a show which featured a Randy Orton/Christian Cage vs. Sheamus & Mark Henry main event and drew 132,000 viewers (up 29,000). Interestingly this show (the first after the unpopular title switch to Orton) saw a ratings drop in the states, whereas the opposite trend occurred here in the UK.

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

Weekly Ratings Summary:

1 TNA IMPACT (Challenge, Tuesday, 2202) 193,000
2 WWE LATE NIGHT RAW – LIVE (Sky Sports 3, Monday, 2600) 153,000
3 WWE LATE NIGHT SMACKDOWN (Sky Sports 4, Friday, 2232) 132,000
4 TNA IMPACT Replay (Challenge, Saturday, 2100) 124,000
5 TNA Xplosion (Challenge, Tuesday 2400) Under 119,000

Weekly Ratings Wins so far (2011)*:
TNA iMPACT! – 10
WWE RAW – 2
WWE Smackdown – 2

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

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