– In an interview with the UK Sun newspaper, TNA President Dixie Carter talks down the ratings battle against World Wrestling Entertainment, saying:
“How I define success is just being there… Just the fact that we are there on Monday night is a huge success for us. It makes the exact statement that we want to make. This is a marathon not a sprint. The ratings, quite honestly, are irrelevant.
“Our success is being there and the quality of the show we put on. That’s how I’ll assess it as far as that specific night goes. But the real winner on Monday January 4 is the wrestling fans, because this truly is the classic David and Goliath set-up. We have Goliath bringing out the biggest guns that they could possibly bring.
“And we’re trying to put our best foot forward. You’ll see a lot of surprises and a lot of great showcasing of TNA’s top talent. The bottom line is that the fans are going to win that night and wrestling is going to win that night.”