TNA Signing Former WCW Director?, Ratings News, & More

Tim Brown

Partial Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— As previously reported, Joel Anderson of Survivor fame has not yet signed a TNA deal, but has been training for it. To update, Dixie Carter keeps in touch with Joel and Johnny Fairplay every week and sent Fairplay birthday presents for his baby daughter. TNA is said to be very interested in signing Anderson.

— There is talk that TNA is trying to bring in Chris Leathers to help direct Impact and PPVs. Leathers directed WCW Nitro during the Monday night wars, and was the one who actually came up with the name New World Order and designed the N.W.O. logo.

— In the U.K., for the week ending 3/30, TNA Impact did 34,000 viewers, WWE RAW did 53,000 viewres and SmackDown did 49,000.

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