– Bobby Lashley is expected to start talking with TNA again about his future with the company after his June 27th MMA fight against Bob Sapp.
– We noted a while back that TNA had signed a deal with Japanese women’s wrestler Ayako Hamada. Apparently she has finally got all her working permits sorted out and received her visa to come to the United States. Word last week was that she was waiting for her plane ticket from TNA.
– Here’s a breakdown of the June 11th edition of TNA iMPACT, which scored a 1.06 rating with 1.6 million viewers. The show did an 0.79 in Males 18-34 and an 0.93 in Males 35-49.
Mick Foley’s in-ring promo with Jeff Jarrett was the highest quarter of the show with an 1.8 rating. Alex Shelley and Jay Lethal vs. Team 3D lost 181,000 viewers, more than 10%. The backstage segment with Foley and Jarrett plus Samoa Joe vs. Scott Steiner in a First Blood match and Samoa Joe vs. Booker T in a First Blood match also lost 181,000 viewers. AJ Styles vs. Shane Douglas gained 136,000 viewers while Daffney attacking Taylor Wilde, Jeremy Borash interviewing The Beautiful People and Cody Deaner’s segment gained 15,000 more. Madison Rayne vs. Tara in her TNA debut match and Eric Young slapping Borash lost 45,000 viewers. The main event with Kurt Angle vs. Sting gained 136,000 viewers to a 1.10.