The ” live ” TNA Impact only drew 358,000 viewers
The 5/8 Impact Wrestling on Destination America drew 358,000 viewers, down from 417,000 viewers last week. The replay drew an additional 105,000 viewers.
The show drew 463,000 viewers overall on Friday night, down from 548,000 viewers last week.
ClearVision announced that they will no longer be producing TNA Wrestling DVD’s for the United Kingdom and Europe.
TNA Wrestling currently sells their DVD’s through their official website domestically, as a distribution deal with Navarre ended in 2012 when that company got out of the distribution business.
The latest change with TNA programming on Destination America was the network officially moving to cancel the “Unlocked” show hosted by Mike Tenay. The show had seen numerous time slot changes since the debut earlier this year. A new report this week by Dave Meltzer stated that it was “not a secret” within Destination America that the network is re-thinking making a mult-million dollar deal with TNA. Ratings for Impact Wrestling every week are far above the network average, but ads for the show were described as less than impressive.
Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
“The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero made his return to TNA at the 5/9 Impact Wrestling tapings in Orlando, Florida at Universal Studios. Dinero, who has been away from the company since last 2012, joined Josh Mathews on commentary at ringside during a six man X Division elimination match taped to air on Destination America in the coming weeks.
TNA’s relationship with Wrestle-1 is officially over according to a new report this week. The Japan based promotion, founded by Keiji Mutoh (aka The Great Muta), included the co-promotion of the Bound for Glory PPV last October in Tokyo at Korakuen Hall.