— In a follow-up on last week’s iMPACT!, the show drew 1,544,000 viewers overall, with a 1.13 cable rating.
— It’s said that Kazuchika Okada was shoehorned into the role of Samoa Joe’s lackey because TNA Wrestling officials ‘feel obligated’ to use him due to a working agreement with New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Okada, whom the company signed a year ago, was completely relegated to Xplosion until last month when he was revealed as the camera man whom Joe had hired to follow “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero.
— Mickie James’ enthusiastic review of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s return to WWE over the weekend on Twitter reportedly upset some of her wrestler colleagues as they feel she shouldn’t be putting over the competition.
She wrote: “Finally getting a chance to catch up on @TheRock’s charismatic return… Literally got chills… & remembered why I do… What I do!”
sources: PWInsider.com, Pro Wrestling Torch