TNA PPV in Canada, Iron Sheik/TNA Update, Ratings Details

Nick Paglino

source: Wrestling Observer

TNA will be holding their very first PPV in Canada on September 14, 2008. TNA’s No Surrender will emanate live from The General Motors Centre in Oshawa, Ontario. On December 30, 2007 TNA ran a house show at The General Motors Centre which drew a very good gate for the company. Expect an announcement to made concerning this PPV within the coming weeks on TNA’s website.

To update an earlier report here on WZ, Sonjay Dutt and Jay Lethal apparently did NOT pitch the idea to have The Iron Sheik come out as a rapper performing Booker T’s entrance at Victory Road. (which would have been hilarious). The idea was actually for Sheik to manage Sonjay, but talks fell through and negotiations never took place.

Here is a segment-by-segment ratings breakdown for the 7/3 Impact. A match featuring The Motor City Machine Guns lost viewers once again. Their match with Robert Roode & James Storm featuring a post-match attack lost 177,000 viewers, the biggest drop of the show, not to mention the biggest drop for a segment since the 6/5 Impact (Dutt & Lethal vs. Hoyt & Rave with an Ace Young video lost 180,000 viewers). On the positive side, Moose scored ratings for TNA for the second consecutive week. Her match with Roxxi Laveaux, as well as backstage segment with Cornette & Nash segment gained 88,000 viewers. A segment featuring Cornette & Joe backstage, the payoff of the Kurt Angle blind date segment, and the Alex Koslov vs. Rey Bucanero World X Cup match gained 44,000 viewers. The big in-ring angle involving Kurt Angle, Team 3-D, the blonde woman, Karen Angle, Angelina Love & Velvet Sky coming out, followed by A.J. Styles, Gail Kim, ODB and Rhino coming out, gained 162,000 viewers to draw the show’s peak rating at 1.04. Things went down from there. The Curry Man vs. Milano Collection A.T. World X Cup match, a Booker T dressing room promo, and the third Matt Morgan video feature lost 29,000 viewers. The Shantelle Taylor vs. Raisha Saeed match lost 44,000 viewers, the second week in a row in which an Awesome Kong-related segment lost viewers. And finally, the main event with Samoa Joe & Nash vs. Roode & Storm with a Sting sighting also lost 44,000 viewers. Overall, the show drew a 0.95 rating and 1.4 million viewers, up from the week before. Despite the 0.95 rating, it was actually the highest number of actual viewers for the show in two months, beating out the number of total viewers the 1.03 rated 6/19 Impact did. The show did a 0.57 in Males 18-34 and 0.67 in Males 35-49.

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