LAW Jan 16 Update – TNA Impact Rating

John Pollock / January 16, 2010 - 8:16pm

**TNA ‘Impact’
did a 1.25 rating on Thursday night for their first show since the January 4th show. I believe waiting ten days until their next show cost them at least 0.2 as
the initial buzz and momentum coming off of that show was huge and people
wanted to see the follow up. The 1.25 is a disappointing number considering all
of the promotion that went into the Monday night show, however they did a poor
job on that show in never mentioning that they are on Thursday nights and when
the next new show would be.  

debut of TNA ‘Epics’ on Thursday night following ‘Impact’ did a 0.7 rating on

**WWE ‘Superstars’
did a 0.8 Thursday night on WGN America.

**The ‘Raw’
crew is in Birmingham, Alabama
tonight for a house show while the ‘Smackdown’ and ECW crew is in Augusta, Georgia.

**TNA has
the night off before the pay per view in Orlando,
Florida tomorrow night. We have a
full preview up on the site right now for ‘Genesis’


Gabe Sapolsky’s new promotion EVOLVE debuts at the Rec
Center in Rahway,
Jersey. They have been teasing the a former
ECW star coming to the show tonight and it’s confirmed that Tommy Dreamer will
be at the show and will be working with the promotion. Here is the lineup for
the show tonight:
Richards Vs Kota
Akuma & Icarus & Brodie Lee Vs Mike Quackenbush & Hallowicked &
Sawa Vs TJP (formerly T.J Perkins)
*Arik Cannon
Vs Ricochet
*Jimmy Jacobs
Vs Kenn Doane
Vs Dark City Fight Club
Taylor Vs Cheech

Hart returns to The LAW tomorrow night at 11pm EST on Sirius 98 Hardcore Sports
Radio. Dan ‘The Mouth’ Lovranski and Jason Agnew will also have a full review
of the TNA ‘Genesis’ pay per view as well as Dave Meltzer of the ‘Wrestling
Observer Newsletter’ will join us to chat about all of the news from the past

for the WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony went on sale today and sold out
immediately for the March 27th event in Phoenix, Arizona
at the Dodge Theatre. The only name announced thus far to go into the Hall has
been Stu Hart, which I presume will mean Bret Hart is inducting him.

**Here is
the updated card for the ‘Royal Rumble’ on January 31st in Atlanta:
Undertaker Vs Rey Mysterio for the World Title
Vs Randy Orton for the WWE Title
Vs Ezekiel Jackson
for the ECW Title
*30 man
Royal Rumble

Jarrett was on Danny Bonaduce’s radio show on Friday and they worked an angle
where Bonaduce brought up being trained on Celebrity Championship Wrestling and
Jarrett didn’t want to discuss CCW and then stole Bonaduce’s title belt from
the show and drew on his CCW poster in the studio. Jarrett challenged Bonaduce
to come to one of the TNA pay per views to get the belt back and Bonaduce said
he would need three months to get in shape and even threw in a line about being
able to come as long as TNA doesn’t do any urine tests (Bonaduce has been a huge
proponent of steroid use and open about his own usage).

**TNA will
be taking donations at all of the TV tapings this week in Orlando
to help raise relief funds for the victims in Haiti. The WWE is also working with

**One day
after taking down his Facebook page, Vince Russo is back on Facebook. Russo has
been taking fan questions and they have become very entertaining to check out
with the highlight being his rationale for booking a disqualification in the
Steel Asylum match on ‘Impact’ on January 4th and stating that it
doesn’t say anywhere there cannot be a DQ in a cage match and said that
disqualifications can occur in a UFC cage. Jim Ross responded on his own
website completely disagreeing and stating that a cage match is designed for
closure to a feud and should be booked with clean finishes and stated he wasn’t
even a big fan of guys escaping a cage to win. Russo’s last post was an open
post to the wrestling media for over analyzing everything he said.


**Here is
the description of the upcoming ‘Hart and Soul: The Hart Family Anthology’ DVD that
will be coming out later this spring:

Clan Patriarch Stu Hart trained and
toughened a generation of future superstars
 including sons Owen Hart and WWE
Hall of Famer Bret Hit Man Hart. The Hart family legacy continues to thrive in
WWE with third-generation stars Natalya Neidhart and DH Smith. Now for the
first time ever on DVD, fans can learn the storied history of the Hart family
and Stampede Wrestling in Hart and Soul: The Hart Family Anthology. This 3-DVD
set is packed with a revealing documentary tracing the Hart family history, as
well as matches featuring all the members of the Hart family.

are the TNA house show results from last night in Reading, Pennsylvania:
over Shark Boy
*Jay Lethal
over Rhino
over Dr. Stevie
*Hamada &
Awesome Kong over Velvet Sky & Madison Rayne to keep the TNA Knockout’s Tag
Money Inc. over Brutus Magnus & Doug Williams in a non title match
*A.J Styles
over Daniels to keep the TNA Title