— TNA began their talks with The Discovery Network’s “VELOCITY” channel prior to the story breaking about Spike TV not wanting to renew iMPACT! Wrestling. TNA is in discussions with other television channels as well, however as of a few weeks ago, the talks with VELOCITY were said to be the most serious.
— TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley will be missing the TNA “One Night Only” and international television taping during the first weekend of September. Lashley will be making his Bellator MMA debut during that weekend instead.
— As noted earlier here on the website he Wednesday, August 27th edition of TNA iMPACT! Wrestling on Spike TV scored a final cable rating of 0.79 (0.8), according to Nielsen Media Research. The 0.79 final draw marks an increase compared to the 0.65 rating that last week’s show drew for the first Wednesday episode.
Wednesday’s iMPACT! Wrestling averaged 928,000 viewers, which was also up from the 852,000 viewers who tuned in last week.