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Old 06-12-2010, 11:21 AM   #83 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reviews, as for Don West I originally planned to add him to the commentary team but I changed my mind and forgot to edit him out of the description.

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It has been announced that starting after Lockdown, which will take place at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, all Pay-Per-Views will be taking place outside of the Impact Zone, starting with Sacrifice which will take place at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, coincidentally the same venue where Hulk Hogan joined the nWo at WCW Bash At The Beach in 1996. The most that can be expected is a subtle reference to that. Slammiversary will be held at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Michigan, the hometown of Rob Van Dam, and Bound For Glory will be held at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona. The Pay-Per-View Schedule for the rest of the year has been released as a result:
  • Sacrifice - May 16, 2010 - Ocean Center - Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Slammiversary - June 13, 2010 - Kellogg Arena - Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Victory Road - July 11, 2010 - Toledo Sports Arena - Toledo, Ohio
  • Hard Justice - August 8, 2010 - Budweiser Events Center - Loveland, Colorado
  • No Surrender - September 12, 2010 - Sovereign Center - Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Bound For Glory - October 17, 2010 - Tucson Convention Center - Tucson, Arizona
  • Turning Point - November 14, 2010 - Resch Center - Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Final Resolution - December 12, 2010 - James Brown Arena - Augusta, Georgia
Apparently, the aim is to start holding Impact outside of the Impact Zone on a weekly basis by the end of the year. Also, it has been revealed that all Impact episodes in July will take place outdoors at Universal Studios.

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More rumours have been talked about regarding the 2010 World X Cup, beginning the night after Slammiversary and culminating at Victory Road. Current TNA X Division Champion Christopher Daniels, Amazing Red and Kazarian will apparently represent Team TNA with names such as Alex Shelley, Brian Kendrick, Chris Sabin and Jay Lethal swirling around to fill the fourth slot, and the company have been in contact with Japanese stars KENTA, Dragon Kid, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kota Ibushi about possibly participating, as well as Mexican performers Mistico, Aero Star, Extreme Tiger and Volador Jr, who represented Team Mexico at the last tournament two years ago, and international stars Alex Koslov who also competed at the last tournament, Fergal Devitt and Pac. Paul Burchill, recently released by the WWE, could possibly be in the mix too, after all there are "no limits" in the X Division and by the time the tournament starts Burchill's no-compete clause will have expired.

Shane Helms, who was recently released by the WWE as well, has apparently been in talks with TNA and sources indicate that a verbal agreement may have already been worked out. If Helms does sign, then he will most likely compete in the X Division, and possibly team with his friend Shannon Moore on a sporadic or regular basis. Several weeks ago we reported that Jethro Holliday, who was released by TNA at the end of 2009, and Ken Doane were in talks with the company but there have been no updates regarding that situation. Someone else who has rumored to be returning is Sheik Abdul Bashir, who left the company at the end of last year after obtaining the pink slip in the Feast or Fired Match at Final Resolution. Also, some of the rumored competitors in the 2010 World X Cup are expected to sign permanent contracts once the tournament comes to an end.

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Here are the ratings for TNA Impact since the January 4th edition of Impact, all rounded up to one decimal place:
  • January 14th - 1.2
  • January 21st - 1.2
  • January 28th - 1.2
  • February 4th - 1.3
  • February 11th - 1.2
  • February 15th - 1.3
  • February 22nd - 1.3
  • March 1st - 1.2
  • March 8th - 1.2
Ratings have been steady since the Monday night debut of Impact on February 15th, the night after Against All Odds and increase in advertisement can be mainly attributed to that, which is why some are predicting that ratings could continue to increase over the next few months.

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The TNA website has announced that Xplosion will replace Drop Dead, the weekly program for TNA Knockouts, effective as of March 27th, six days after Destination X. The main purpose of Xplosion will most likely be to showcase talent that don't feature on Impact on a regular basis. This means that the Knockouts could be returning to Impact soon, and if they do, it will most likely be after the last episode of their exclusive program, which points towards the night after Destination X. Speaking of Destination X, there are not expected to be any new matches added to the card for the event, with nine already scheduled. The rivalry between Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley and Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan is expected to come to an end at the event with creative apparently not seeing any definite direction for it if Jarrett and Foley turn heel, and Jarrett is likely to be a solidified face afterwards. Foley said recently that he will not compete again after Destination X unless it is a one-off bout, and also stated that he would like to become a commentator in the near future so that could mean that Foley will walk out of the Pay-Per-View as a face as well.

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