It’s Saturday, and we’ve got lots of random news to get you through the weekend:
– Last week’s (8/31) Smackdown did a 2.3 broadcast rating, and Thursday’s TNA iMPACT! did a 1.03 (down from last week’s 1.05) cable rating, according to Nielsen Media Research. (Credit: PWInsider)
– Wait! PWTorch is reporting that TNA’s rating went up from last week, scoring a 1.2 rating, with 1.5 million viewers. WrestlingObserver.com initially reported a 1.2, but then corrected the report saying it was indeed a 1.0.
– Christian Cage is in Shoot Em Up which opened last night, starring Clive Owen. He’s credited as Jayson Reso. (Credit: WrestlingObserver.com)
– Kevin Nash’s movie DOA comes out on DVD Tuesday. (Credit: PWInsider)
– There’s a story on the latest WWE developmental signee Sheamus O’Shaunessy at the UK Sun.
– The HooliganZ retained the WWE World Tag Championship at the September 6 house show in Durban, South Africa. (Credit: WrestlingObserver.com)
– OVW’s Chet the Jet may be brought to the main WWE roster with a Polish gimmick. (Credit: PWInsider)
– A source within TNA says that the Israel trip is being planned but is not finalized, and there was an error with the local ticketing agency re: a November 15 show going on sale already. (Credit: PWInsider)
– HBK and HHH visited OVW this week, talking to the roster, giving suggestions for the latest TV show, and sticking around to watch the taping, while not being stand-offish but rather being very helpful. (Credit: PWInsider)
– WWE Developmental Territory, Florida Championship Wrestling, will be holding two more events in New Port Richey. The first is on Saturday September 15th at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive at 7:30pm. Wrestler appearance information will be made available soon. On Tuesday September 25th at 8pm Bourbon Street Night Club will be hosting a charity event for the SPCA called “Wrestling for Whiskers”. This event is being setup by S.O.S. (Save our Sandbar Foundation). Doors open at 6:30 all proceeds go to the Pasco Humane Society. The show starts at 8:00 PM. There will be food fun and a great atmosphere to help us give to this honorable charity. Bourbon Street Located 4331 US HWY 19, New Port Richey Florida 34652. For further info on 9/25 event please check out www.clubbourbonstreet.com. (Thanks to Alan Wojcik for sending that in)
– Matt “Spike Dudley” Hyson has updated his blog with thoughts of coming to the old ECW Arena tonight. Also here’s his upcoming indie schedule:
Septermber 8 – CZW South Philly, PA
September 21 – 2CW Syracuse, NY www.2cwwrestling.com
September 22 – 2CW Suracuse, NY www.2cwwrestling.com
September 28 – Top Rope Promotions Fall River, Ma www.topropepromotions.com
October 5 – Full Throttle Wrestling Amherst, MA
October 13 – Cancer Benefit Show Booton, NJ
October 27 – Ultimate Impact Wrestling Wilimgton, OH
November 11 – Big Time Pro Wreslting Revere, MA
– Tim Baines’ latest wrestling column for the Ottawa Sun talks about the WWE suspensions and more.