|No Surrender Poster, Styles Doll Auction, Daivari Speaks Out + More|
|Topic Started: Aug 25 2012, 09:55 PM (140 Views)|
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-- As noted earlier, this week's episode of iMPACT! Wrestling scored a 1.15 (1.2) cable rating, with 1.72 million viewers. Those numbers were up 8% from a 1.06 rating last week and 17% from last week's 1.46 million viewers. It is the highest overall viewership for an episode this year, topping the 1.61 million on February 2nd. The show ranked #29 among cable TV shows and #7 among males 18 - 34 as well as males 18 - 49. The male 18 - 34 demo rating was up 0.3 to the highest of the year, and the 18 - 49 was up 0.3=2 to the highest of the year. However, teen males were down 0.1 from last week.
-- TNA Wrestling has released the promotional poster for No Surrender, which takes place September 9, 2012 at the Impact Wrestling Zone in Orlando, Florida. The twelve wrestlers participating in the "Bound For Glory" series are featured on the poster: AJ Styles, Bully Ray, Christopher Daniels, D'Angelo Dinero, James Storm, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Magnus, Mr. Anderson, Rob Van Dam, Robbie E and Samoa Joe. The poster is illustrated above.
Next week's TNA iMPACT! Wrestling will feature the following ...
- Two Bound for Glory series matches: Jeff Hardy vs. Kurt Angle and James Storm vs. RVD
- An update into the condition of Austin Aries.
- Kris Lewie is next to face the judges of the TNA Gutcheck.
- TNA is putting up the AJ Styles dolls that were used during the Baby Shower segment on TV as well as two bibs up for auction on Ebay. The bibs have been signed by Christopher Daniels and Frankie kazarian and can be bid on at this link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/TNA-Wrestling-autographed-Baby-Doll-w-custom-AJ-Jacket-/230842482157?pt=US_Autographs&hash=item35bf48bded
Former TNA X Division Champion Shawn Daivari was a guest on the Inside The Ropes Podcast where he talked about his time in WWE and TNA and gave his thoughts on Vince Russo, perception in the indy wrestling scene, and more:
On appearing at Wrestlemania with Hulk Hogan: "We were in the dark about that. Hulk was a surprise. We only found out at 3pm that day that it was happening. We just showed up and we were told we'd be doing something but we didn't know what. Pat Patterson pulled us aside and said "you're working with Hulk" we were like 'What the ****?'"
Why he left WWE in 2007: "My contract was coming up and they offered me a new three year deal and I kind of thought if 2007 was any indication of how the years 2008,9 and 10 are gonna be, I don't know if that's something I'd be interested in. Once they knew I was leaving they started jobbing me out. Kurt Angle put in a word to Terry Taylor that I wasn't resigning and that's how I ended up in TNA."
Why he quit TNA: "It was Russo. It was a couple of things. TNA are structured very different to WWE. The TV and live events stuff are like two different beasts. When I re-signed, Terry Taylor, Jeff Jarrett and Dixie Carter put together a great deal with similar money that I made in WWE. A lot of that hung on my being on TV and PPVs, which were written by creative, at the time by Jeff Jarrett. Once Jeff got pushed out the door and Russo came in and didn't like my character and thought it was dated, I wasn't on many TV or PPV events and now this contract was no longer a deal worth **** all to me. Had I known that, I'd have maybe made an effort to go back to WWE instead of re-signing with them. I harassed Russo night and day, he hates my guts. Russo is one of these writers that doesn't like other input on ideas. Every idea he has whether it's good, bad or indifferent is his baby. Anytime you present Russo with an idea that isn't his, he doesn't like it."
Would he got back to WWE and TNA and the importance of perception on the indy scene: "Oh, yeah, I think so. I'd be surprised if this last TV run was my last one. But when I go back I can't be misused. I have to be booked correctly because I can't jeopardize my career on the independents. If you looked at my calendar April through mid June, I haven't had more than three days off in a row and when you think about it my last prominent TV run was in 2008 with WWE, if you don't count TNA, whereas I know guys that have been on TV more recently, won more belts than I have that can't buy a booking now. That's something I'm really aware of.
"Tyler Reks is an example. Next year he'll have been there one more year than I had. I was there four years. He'll have been there five and when they let him go, nobody's gonna give him a substantial booking of a plane ticket, a hotel room, food expenses and promote him. They'd rather get a Hacksaw Jim Duggan or Chris Masters. If you hang on for too long when your wheels are spinning, you might make a bit more money in WWE, but when you leave you won't get another booking in this business. When you become shit on TV, that's what you're perceived as.
"Drew McIntyre is getting dangerously close to that point. If he hangs on another year and doesn't do anything worth a ****, I'm gonna see a hard time for a promoter to call him and offer him a $1000 dollar booking, $400 plane ticket, $100 hotel room, [and] advertising. You're talking almost a $2000 investment hoping that say 200 people at $10 are gonna come out to see Drew and that's not including the cost of the building, paying the other talent. When you render yourself invaluable, its hard. Whereas if he'd seen the writing on the wall after the stuff with Vince McMahon on TV, and quit then, he could go places and people would remember him as the Scottish guy on SmackDown that did all the good shit, Vince's chosen one or whatever."
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