WWE & TNA Ratings News, Backstage Nash Story, Snitsky, More

Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— Due to the NBA playoffs, TNT beat USA Network for the #1 spot once again in the cable ratings with a 2.7 prime time average compared to USA’s 2.1. Sci-Fi came in #16 with a 0.7 average and Spike came in at #17 with a 0.7 average as well, which is Spike’s second lowest week in a row in years.

— Some U.K. viewership numbers: iMPACT had 51,000, SmackDown had 53,000 and RAW had 76,000 viewers.

— In an interesting indy match, the IWS out of Montreal, Canada is promoting Kevin Nash vs. Peirre Carl Ouellet for the show on May 30th at the Medley. This is a rematch of a 1995 match in Montreal where Ouellet straight up refused to lose to Nash when Nash was WWF champion, which resulted in Ouellet being on the wrong side of the Kliq for the rest of his WWF run and losing his push. During the match, Ouellet did a leg drop where his entire butt, instead of his leg, landed on Nash’s head which imaginably would be very painful. Nash then rushed into a finish with a stuff kick and powerbomb. They almost got into a fight backstage after their match but it never went further than shouting.

— Jorge Ocampo sent word that the Kidman who works for AEW in Spain is not Billy Kidman, but a masked wrestler who has the same name.

— In the ‘strange match stipulation of the day‘: Balls Mahoney and Snitsky will be wrestling in a “Loser gets thrown through a door” match at the Chris Candido Memorial show on Saturday night in Manville, NJ at the VFW Hall.

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