Slammiversary PPV Buys, Sabin Injury Update, Unfinished Business
- As noted before, TNA will air a one-hour pay-per-view special beginning July 1st for the feud between Bobby Roode and James Storm. Below is the promotional art:
– Based on early estimates, TNA’s Slammiversary pay-per-view looks to have done between 14,000 and 15,000 buys. This is up from the usual 7,000 to 10,000 buys that average TNA pay-per-views draw. This is way up from the 2011 Slammiversary event which was estimated at 7,500 buys.
– As noted before, Chris Sabin tore his left ACL on last week’s Impact Wrestling. The injury came during Ultimate X when Austin Aries backdropped him over the top rope. He was to have his fall blocked by Ion but he landed bad. Sabin will likely undergo surgery that will put him out of action six to nine months. Sabin just returned in March after being out of action for 11 months due to reconstructive surgery on his right knee.
– The TNA live event on June 16th in Houston, Texas drew 650 fans.
(Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)