Friday, March 11, 2011

TV Rating For TNA Impact & WWE Superstars 3/10

The 3/10 edition of Impact did a 1.25 rating with 1,738,000 viewers.

The 3/10 edition of Superstars did a 0.5 rating with 500,000 viewers.
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UK TV Rating For WWE And TNA

The PPV drew 267,000 airing live from 1-4am on Sky Sports 1 on February 20th... the replay the next night (9pm-midnight Monday) drew 136,000 viewers.

Raw (from February 21st, week after the Rock)
- drew 132,000 live (up 5,000 on last week/+4%)
- drew 81,000 in Thursday night's replay (+20,000/+33%)
- drew 72,000 in Friday afternoon's replay (+47,000/+188%)

SmackDown (from February 25th)
- drew 163,000 in the first airing (-38,000/-19%)
- drew 75,000 in Saturday morning's replay (+35,000/+87.5%)

TNA Impact (from February 17)
- drew 158,000 in its first airing on Tuesday February 22nd, yet another record high for the show. (+6,000/+4%)
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UPDATES for "Status Update: Fantastic!" THIS SATURDAY, March 12‏

*COMBAT ZONE WRESTLING - “Status Update: Fantastic!”

Saturday, March 12, 2011 – 7:30 pm bell time*

The Asylum Arena, 7 W. Ritner ST, Philadelphia, PA

*”Status Update: Fantastic!” Facebook Event Site


* - Combat Zone Wrestling has learned two CZW stars will NOT be
appearing at 'Status Update: Fantastic!'

First, Aaron Arbo, a participant in Saturday's Best of The Best
Qualifier will not be able to compete due to an injury sustained
earlier this week while training for this match.

This "Last Chance Best of the Best Qualifier" will now be a 3 Way
Match between Ryan McBride, AR Fox, and Alex Colon.

The second change involves former CZW World Tag Team champion Joker.
It is a well known fact that "The Cambodian Axe Murderer" is a member
of the US Armed Forces. Late last night, Joker informed CZW Officials
that he had been called up for active duty. To quote Joker, "I need to
go kill some terrorist motherf*ckers!"

No timetable has been set for Joker's CZW return. Though Joker will
not be competing at 'Status Update: Fantastic!', Mark Briscoe WILL
still be in attendance.

Combat Zone Wrestling would like to wish Joker the best of luck as he
goes on to serve our country.

** CZW World Heavyweight Title Match: champion “Ego” Robert
Anthony vs. Devon Moore

* Drake Younger/Drew Gulak/Masada vs. Danny Havoc/Scotty

* Ultraviolent Rules Match: CZW Owner DJ Hyde w/ Kylie Pierce vs. Greg

* “BLK JEEZ” Sabian vs. co-CZW Tag Team champion Jay Briscoe w/
Mark Briscoe

* For Akuma’s Best of The Best Spot: Ty Hagen vs. Akuma w/ Kimber

* Last Chance for Best of The Best: Ryan McBride vs. A.R. Fox vs. Alex

* Ruckus vs. tHURTeen

* 1PW Showcase Match: Kid Fite vs. “Unstoppable” Andy Wild

* Also featuring Australia's Ryan Eagles and more.*

For all of the latest news, ticket information, and video promos for
THIS SATURDAY's 'Status Update: Fantastic!', visit *
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Breakdown Of TNA Impact TV Rating

TNA Impact on Thursday, March 10 scored a 1.25 rating, compared to last week's Thursday night record 1.37 rating. Impact two weeks ago scored a 1.26 rating.

Impact scored a 1.26 first hour rating and declined slightly to a 1.24 second hour rating.

The show peaked in the first quarter-hour with a 1.42 rating for Sting's show-opening promo. Impact then declined to a 1.30, 1.20, and 1.12 to finish the first hour.

The second hour quarter-ratings were in a range between a 1.21 and 1.28. Q8 scored a 1.23 rating to conclude the show.

Among males 18-49, Impact ranked #3 in its timeslot compared to other Thursday night cable programming, trailing MTV's "Jersey Shore" and NBA coverage on TNT.
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Radio: Unplugged Following WWE Smackdown 3/11/11

Tune in tonight to starting at 10:30pm Est, 8:30pm Mst as UnPlugged with JJ $exay returns to the airwaves on the SNS Radio Network. On tonights show JJ will review the 3-11-11 edition of WWE SmackDown on the Sy Fy Network. Chris Kelly of stops by to discuss the "News of the Week" including a possible return of a former multiple IC,US, and Tag Champion to the WWE."The Sensational Sean" will be stopping by to discuss the latest gaming news and more. JJ will be taking your calls via the skype line just add sundaynightshowdown to your buddy's list or simply call 501 588 7957 or send your emails to and join the "Live" chatroom to be an interactive part of the broadcas
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MVP Comments On Japanese Earthquake

Former WWE Superstar MVP tweeted the following after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit Japan last night:

"I just experienced my 1st Japanese EARTHQUAKE!!! WOW!!! Aftershocks are pretty strong. I LOVE IT HERE! #Kokujin Gojira.

When these Japanese people went running & screamin I thought they were afraid of ME! Kokujin Gojira!

So I heard Sendai, where I debuted for NJPW was the epicenter. 7.9 is no laughing matter. I hope there were no fatalities! Positive vibez!

Service is in & out. Safe @ the hotel & EVERY1 is in the lobby. No1 is allowed upstairs. State of emergency. Earlier I had NO IDEA severity!

I walked back from Asuksa. Can't get upstairs here now. Sendai is in BAD shape. My heart goes out!

My phone doesn't seem to be able to make or receive calls. My txt msging isn't working. Miracle of miracles twitter is fine.

On the 19th floor Tokyo Dome hotel. It's swaying noticeably atm but just another way less severe after shock. Stand Still traffic outside!

NHK (news) showing local damage. Serious infrastructure damage. Roads SPLIT & DROPPED several feet in some places. Another after shock now.

Phone lines are down & cell lines are congested. BBM & twitter are my only means of communication. Good luck catching a fone convo!

AIRPORT?! Call me crazy but I'm not going home until they SEND me home. It'll take more than a disaster 2 derail my dreams! I LOVE JAPAN!

The Japanese are a very strong people. They will mourn & grieve & then bounce back ! I will entertain them as long as they'll have me! #NJPW

Another after shock. The hotel is swaying pretty good! Some people pay good money for a thrilling ride like this. SCARY ! Humor > Fear"

Ok now I'm just getting pissed off. Everytime I'm JUST about to fall a sleep ANOTHER aftershock rocks the hotel just enuff to wake me!
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Original Plan For Brodus Clay

According to former WWE Writer John Piermarini's Twitter page, The original plan for Brodus Clay was for him to be Ted DiBiase's bodyguard back when he was looking for a new Virgil last year.
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JBL Comments On Possible WWE Return

John "Bradshaw" Layfield tweeted the following when asked if he is set to return to WWE:

"Was it a one night return or a comeback? Or you kidding…I live on an island that has the best golf course in the world, I am retired." </