8/7 TNA Impact Wrestling Rating: Did the Heavily Promoted Dixie Carter Table Spot Produce? Jim Ross Talks John Cena in New Article

Mike Killam

Last Week’s TNA Impact Rating

tna maximum impactThe 8/7 edition of TNA Impact Wrestling ended with a final rating of 1.09 with an average of 1.41 million viewers. This is up from last week’s Destination X special which did a 1.05, but not quite as high as officials were hoping for. The show had been built around Dixie Carter going through a table, a segment which they had spoiled for weeks in hopes of bringing in viewers for the big moment. They even used #ItHappens as the official hashtag in all their social media promotion since the taping took place last month. 

The lowest quarter-hour rating came in Q3 during the 6-man tag team match, following a low Q2 talking segment. The high point was the Q5 Team 3D vs. Team Carter match where most people thought Dixie would end up going through a table. The actual moment, which came in the final segment of the show, finished strong with a 1.15, the second highest of the night. 

Jim Ross Talks John Cena Love/Hate

Jim Ross has a new article up on FoxSports.com talking about John Cena’s polarizing character, and why WWE has failed to build a roster around him. 

“At the end of the day, it seems as if John Cena is a scapegoat of his own success. Being in a role where I assembled the talent roster for the top sports entertainment organization in the world, WWE, I can assure one and all that no company can have too many John Cenas in their locker room unless one doesn’t covet Cena’s own real life mantra of hustle, loyalty and respect.”

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