The head of Challenge TV in the UK, Dominic Wilkins, noted that the 2/16 edition of Impact Wrestling, taped in Manchester, England, is officially the highest rated show in Challenge TV history.
Audio of HHH Conference Call
WWE has released the audio from yesterday's conference call with Triple H regarding tonight's WWE NXT Arrival special. You can check it out below:
Which Horror Movie Icon Inspired the Kane Character?
Jim Cornette recently appeared on the Inside the Ropes radio show, and had the following to say regarding working with Kane back in 1996 and 97:
"The thing that put Kane over the top is that he didn’t just appeal to the wrestling fan, he appealed to a mass audience because my original vision was….my favourite horror movie was Halloween, Michael Myers and that was my original vision for Kane when I was told that Kane would be the Undertaker’s evil brother who’s existed all this time. I thought what if he was like Michael Myers, the main character in Halloween, what if he was like the embodiment of evil. That’s the flavour that not just wrestling fans but everyone watching the show, they got. This guy is the embodiment of evil, he’s somewhat inhuman,he doesn’t feel pain, he doesn’t feel remorse. That was the thing that kicked Kane off and then later on we did the dipsy doodles with him but first and foremost it was that this is Michael Myers from Halloween come to life and everyone can identify with a spooky mother fucker that doesn’t feel pain and just seeks to destroy people. That was what I gave to him and everything else he’s done, there’s been some good creative, some bad creative but he’s a great fucking guy, he’s a great talent and he’s made the most of what he’s had to work with. But originally, it was that this guy is the star of Halloween, he’s a monster, he’s spooky and nobody knows quite how he got these powers. That was something that could appeal to everybody."