WWE & TNA News: iMPACT!, Mesias, Y2J, Loads More

Ryan Gray

No Surrender 07 DVD art – http://fye-content.vcommerce.com/products/fullsize/110/26847110.jpg

Even though he is featured on the Turning Point poster, Judas Mesias most likely won’t be back in time for the show.

The 11/16 edition of WWE Friday Night Smackdown drew a final 2.7 broadcast rating. This is around the same range the show has been averaging lately.

TNA Stars let us know what they are thankful for – http://www.tnawrestling.com/content/view/365/84/

Saturday’s iMPACT! replay did a .4 rating.

The footage that was filmed by WWE over the weekend in Naples, Florida was for new TV openings being shot in High-Definition. Additional photo shoots for material that will be used specifically for inclusion in future HD-TV WWE broadcasts also took place. Most of the main rosters were present for the shoots. WWE has been playing with the idea of High-Def broadcasting since September of 2006 at a live event in Uncasville, CT where they taped the show specifically in HD as a test show, complete with backstage promos and everything. Vince McMahon, when asked at the recent stockholders meeting about the company going Hi-Def, predicted they would do so within the year. WWE hasn’t officially announced when they will completely switch over to the format but SmackDown will be shown in HD by January 2008, according to releases by WWE and the CW Network. By 2009, all TV broadcasts will be switched over to a digital format.

Shannon Rose sent this in: Tampa, FL: November 20th â<80>” Wrestling star Chris Jericho will be signing his New York Times bestselling book A LIONâ<80><99>S TALE: AROUND THE WORLD IN SPANDEX (Grand Central Publishing Hardcover, $25.99) on the Plaza at the at St. Peteâ<80><99>s Times Forum Wednesday, Nov. 21st from 5p -7p.

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