Friday, February 3, 2012

TV Rating For TNA Impact Wrestling 2/2/12

Credit:PWInsider

The 2/2 edition of Impact, which was one of the best episodes of the show that the company has ever done, did a 1.15 rating and 1,613,000 viewers
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FCW Talents Released

Credit:PWInsider

Peter Orlov, Calvin Raines, Marcus Owens and Leroy Parks were all removed from the FCW site, which usually signifies they have been released from their WWE developmental deals
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Spike To Air WWE Film After Impact‏

Spike TV will be airing The Marine 2 starring Ted DiBiase on Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 11 PM (immediately after Impact Wrestling). Go to http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
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Reported:Triple H Called For Sheamus To Win Royal Rumble

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Chris Jericho was pegged to win this year's 30-Man Royal Rumble Match, but Triple H, who has gained even more influence behind the scenes, called for Sheamus to be the decided winner. The final decision was made last week.

The two have been friends since the Irish grappler's promotion to the main roster in the summer of 2009 as the two workout together on the road. In a subsequent interview with Power Slam, he singled out the Celtic Warrior as a wrestler with potential.

Triple H said, "The closest to me is probably Sheamus, because we always train together on the road. But I try to watch all the young guys' matches and give them advice, if they want to hear it. If they take advice to heart and really want to improve, then I'm wanting to help. As for seeing some of myself in someone? That's tough. Sheamus just the other day showed up at a show he didn't have to be at. He does whatever he's asked to do without complaining, he goes to every show and is always wanting to work: he does it all, goes above and beyond. That's what I was like."

Randy Orton was initially pegged as the Rumble victor since he cleanly put over Mark Henry during The World's Strongest Man's rise as World Heavyweight Champion and the event was taking place in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Later, the idea was changed to Jericho, setting up a WWE Championship showdown against CM Punk at WrestleMania XXVIII.

WWE officials contemplated last week having John Cena win the match due to the stipulation that "everyone was eligible" for the Rumble. Cena would win the match and subsequently make a tough decision: take the title shot and not face The Rock at WrestleMania, or give it up for the title match.
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Report: Chris Jericho Set To Leave WWE Again Soon

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

There is "strong talk" within WWE that Chris Jericho will only appear for the promotion through April or May before taking another hiatus to tour with Fozzy in the summer
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WWE Sign New Development Wrestler

Ohio Valley Wrestling announced on their Twitter that one of their talent, Marcus Anthony, signed a development deal with WWE.
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