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* At one point, The Great Muta was only going to be appearing, but not wrestling, but over the course of the day, he changed his mind and decided he wanted to wrestle. So, TNA added a segment where he did a short match. It was actually the first time Muta has ever wrestled in New York City in his entire career.
* Bully Ray, Tommy Dreamer, Al Snow and Pat Kenny worked as agents.
* Abyss was backstage but did not appear at the taping.
* Jason Hervey was there working as a producer at the tapings.
* The six-sided ring utilizing was a new purchase for the company. The old rings had been converted to traditional rings when the company reverted to using those several years ago.
* The taping was not sold out and there likely between 550-650 fans there. The company knew going in they weren’t going to sell out the first taping as it was a Wednesday night. The advance sales for the second and third night were much stronger, specifically Friday since it was the advertised Hardy Boys wrestling reunion. As the four hour taping went on, you could see fans heading out during the last hour, especially for the last few segments.
* Rafael Morfi, who came to TNA last year after working for WWE, received a lot of credit for the heavy promotion and appearances the company’s talents made over the last several days, especially in the sports world. Morfi worked in Major League Baseball before getting involved in pro wrestling and uses those connections well.