Mason Ryan Comments on NXT Release, 5/1 Impact Wrestling Rating, Short Sleeve Sampson’s Role at Extreme Rules

Nick Paglino

5/1 Impact Wrestling Rating Increases

Mason Ryan​According to, last night's episode of Impact Wrestling scored a final 0.93 rating and averaged 1.31 million viewers.

This is up from last week's show, which finished with a 0.85 rating and took in 1.090 million viewers.

Possible Role for Sampson at Extreme Rules

According to, Short Sleeve Sampson, who will be used at WWE's Extreme Rules PPV on Sunday, will likely be the special guest referee for the "WeeLC" match between Hornswoggle and El Torito.

Mason Ryan Comments on NXT Release

Recently released NXT star Mason Ryan, who we reported earlier today has signed with PWS following his WWE departure, issued the following statement via Twitter:

"After four great years with the WWE, as of today I am no longer with the company. I enjoyed every second of my time there, met some great people and got to entertain audiences all over the world! I am very thankful for the opportunity I was given, but now I move on to another chapter of my life. I'm going to work as hard and have the same hunger and attitude I always have, which is the desire to be the very best! This definitely isn't the end, in fact it's just a new beginning and I look forward to the future and all that it brings!

I am still going to be wrestling, and I'm available for shows and conventions, please contact me at for any bookings.

Thank you everyone for the support!"

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