WWE, TNA News: SD Rating, Weekend Shows, Flair, Hall, Nash, Fox Sports Net

– Smackdown delivered a 3.2 rating last night, according to Nielsen Media Research, up against strong Thursday prime-time competition, and Game 7 of the NLCS. The overnight rating was a 3.6. [Credit: WrestlingObserver.com]

– Upcoming RAW schedule: tonight in Green Bay, Saturday in Madison, WI, Sunday in Cedar Rapids, IA and then a live RAW in Des Moines.

– Upcoming SD schedule: tomorrow night in Ottawa, Sunday in Montreal, and SD tapings in Omaha on Tuesday.

– Ric Flair’s direction is being debated by WWE, with both babyface and heel ideas being thrown around. [Credit: WrestlingObserver.com]

– Kevin Nash will debut for NWA TNA at Tuesday’s Impact taping. Scott Hall debuted in a taped interview segment today. [Credit: WrestlingObserver.com]

The following press release was posted today on NWATNA.com:

TNA AND BEST DAMN TEAM UP!

BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD & TNA WRESTLING TEAM UP FOR PRIMETIME

Nashville, TN (October 21, 2004) — TNA Entertainment, LLC announced today that the popular FSN Show “Best Damn Sports Show Period” will join forces with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling for two 90-minute primetime specials that will tape at Universal Studios @ Universal Orlando Resort on October 27th.

“Our relationship with FSN has been a great one,” said Dixie Carter, President TNA Entertainment. “We are happy to welcome ‘Best Damn Sports Show Period’ to the “iMPACT!” Zone and look forward to showcasing both programs talented stars in these specials.”

The two shows are part of BDSSP’s “Best Damn Wrestling Week” that will air in November. Featured are the cast of BDSSP along with TNA Wrestling Superstars in action from the set of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling “iMPACT!” at Universal Studios. Tom Arnold, John Salley, Bryan Cox, Chris Rose, Lee Ann Tweeden and others will be on hand, as well as TNA Wrestling Superstars such as Jeff Jarrett, The Alpha Male, AJ Styles, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, Rowdy Roddy Piper and many more.

“I’ve been with a lot of big women, but never with little men. It’s going to be a new and exciting experience for me,” said Tom Arnold, co-host of BDSSP. Arnold will be stepping into the ring to referee a hardcore match with little people as one of the night’s many off-the-wall events.

The alternative for the true wrestling fan, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling prides itself on delivering quality, family programming that is clean, innovative, cutting edge and with the high-risk, high-flying athleticism that TNA Wrestling is known for. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling “iMPACT!” airs Fridays at 3:00 p.m. on FSN (check local listings). TNA “Xplosion” is a syndicated program (check local listings). TNA Wrestling pay-per-views are available on iN DEMAND, DISH Network, TVN, Viewers Choice Canada, Bell ExpressVu and Shaw Communications.