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Re: TNA: Changing The Face Of Pro Wrestling
February 28th 2006
Backstage at Impact Tapings
I arrived with the crowd this week as I had nothing important to attend to before the show. I was immediately approached by Scott DíAmore upon arrival.
DíAmore: Kid, where the hell have you been?
Me: Huh, Iím here on time.
DíAmore: Well this was a week we needed you here earlier
Me: Why, whatís the problem?
DíAmore: No problem, huge news. After Destination X, SpikeTV is moving us to Wednesday Nights at 9.
Me: 2 hours?
DíAmore: No, still 1 hour, but they said if things go well in this timeslot, they would consider increasing it to 2 hours very quickly.
Me: Sweet, we get 2 hours and then the fun will begin. But wait, what are we going to do about the taping schedule?
DíAmore: Well that hasnít been discussed yet. We were about to hold a meeting but we were waiting on you to show up.
Me: My bad.
DíAmore and I went into the private office where Jarrett, Tenay, Borash, and Taylor were already sitting.
Jarrett: Nice of you to join us
Me: Weíll call it fashionably late
DíAmore: Ok, lets stop with the bickering and get to business. We are moving to Wednesday nights and that could conflict with taping schedules, what are we going to do?
Me: I think thereís only two choices. We either tape the show on Sunday and possibly go live the show after PPVs or we tape the show on Monday.
Jarrett: I say we go with the Monday tapings. The whole Sunday tapings and then live show is borderline retarded.
Me: Ok, but these guys have got to get a taste of a live TV show because when we hit 2 hours full-time, we will be live every week.
Jarrett: Says who?
DíAmore: Says Dixie. Jeff, you know this better than anyone, Dixie said that when we hit two hours she always wanted us to be a live show to give us a good ďanything can happenĒ feel. We just didnít expect it to be this soon.
Me: Well it hasnít happened yet, but if everything comes off like it should, it wonít be long.
Jarrett: Ok, so what are we doing with the tapings?
Tenay: I think we should go with Monday tapings.
Me: Ok, but lets address the time with the Monday tapings. Right now we are taping the shows late in the night, do we continue this on Mondays?
Jarrett: Why wouldnít we?
Me: Well Raw is on Mondayís and I know we have a loyal crowd but some may skip out to watch Raw.
Jarrett: Donít bank on that happening, this is a live taping compared to Raw, which is just a live TV show,
Me: Ok, but I still say we push the time up to 7 on Mondays, that way we will be done around 9, give or take. Plus, it gives the crew more time to edit the show and they wonít have to stay up too late on Monday nights.
Jarrett: Fine by me.
DíAmore: So itís settled. We move tapings to Mondays at 7 after Destination X. Iíll tell the boys.
Three PPVs in and Iíve already increased our timeslot, I deserve a raise for this.
Results For The 3/4 Show:
*Homicide & Killings draw The Outlaws
*Austin Aries over Jay Lethal
*Christian over Monty Brown
Results For The 3/11 Show:
*AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, & Christopher Daniels over Alex Shelley, Elix Skipper, & Roderick Strong
* Raven & Abyss over Sting & Chris Jericho