TNA moves Impact Wrestling up an hour, now Devon’s kids can go to bed on time

Yep, the best part of the program that draws the highest ratings that they won't even be able to air in the new hour with all of the fans. (Credit to whoever posted this on Flickr)

According to Prowrestling.net, TNA has announced that Impact Wrestling will move from its current 9-11 p.m. Eastern time slot on Spike TV to an earlier 8-10 p.m. Eastern block, “predicated on the fact that there are more available viewers” during that earlier two hours. Yes, because at 10 p.m. Eastern, millions of people suddenly die and aren’t replaced until 11 p.m., and their TVs explode right there in the living rooms. No, there aren’t more available viewers at that time, and it’s not just TV industry jargon I don’t understand; it’s a fool’s explanation for a pussy move by a pussy company. Remember when TNA attempted the Monday Night Wars V2 in 2010, and within five months were back to Thursdays? The rationale, from TNA’s press release?

The fans have spoken and with their input we have determined the best timeslot to maximize the TNA audience is on Thursday nights where we are confident it will be among the most-watched shows with young men.

So at the time there were enough viewers to force an entire day shift, but now there are too few viewers there which warrants a time shift. I love it. TNA fans, set your VCRs accordingly!

For the record, here are shows TNA will now compete against in that 8-9 p.m. hour:

  • “Missing” (ABC, with puffy Ashley Judd)
  • “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, as well as every other channel that has syndicated shows, so you can watch it any time)
  • “American Idol” (Fox; you don’t want to miss Steven Tyler’s face melting off)
  • “Community” and “30 Rock” (NBC, two of the most overrated shows of the past five years)
  • Basic cable reruns of “George Lopez,” “Two and a Half Men,” “American Pickers,” and “Real Housewives of New Jersey”
  • Highbrow, out-of-demographic news programs including “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Anderson Cooper 360” (or 180, if you ask Gorilla Monsoon)

If TNA can’t pull itself back up over the 1.0 mark against this cadre of pure shit, it needs to buy a huge novelty “OUT OF BUSINESS” sign and put itself out of its misery. -Eric

#WatchROH – Aired 14 April 2012

Short shorts for a short show.

I’ll start off by saying that the first twenty five minutes on my DVR were an infomercial. That’s how much Fox thinks of the 5:00 PM time slot on Saturday. It’s more valuable than the wrestling show they signed to make TV. Wow. So this review won’t be full. It’s a show from Show Down in the Sun. The Briscoes are taking on some Australians in a proving ground match. I didn’t feel like deciphering how Nigel McGuinness said their names. Hastings and Nichols are their last names. For all I bitch about Kevin Kelly, I do understand him all the time. They pulled off a cool tandem DDT. Kind of a toss from a fireman’s carry position into a DDT. Briscoes turn it around in an instant but can’t get a three top with the frog splash top rope elbow. Doomsday Device for the Briscoes victory. I’m fine with the result but I would have liked for the heels to take more of a beating before the loss.

They come back with highlights from Davey Richards vs Eddie Edwards vs Roderick Strong. Edwards got eliminated first. Kevin Steen interrupted the Borders War press conference. They do the same schtick. And it’s still stupid for Jim Cornette to try and protect a bad ass champion. Jim explains that he’s been protecting Kevin Steen. ROH will be ruined with a Steen victory. That promo did nothing to make me not think this angle, at least the Cornette part, better. Eddie Edwards is being challenged by Rhino. Eddie knows that Truth Martini is trying to block him from title contention. Edwards said he’s going on a safari to hunt some rhino. I’m fine with his character.

El Generico comes out for his revenge match with Kevin Steen. Shouldn’t you wait until after this match to show the last segment? Not that I ever thought Generico had a chance in this match, but considering Steen challenged Rcihards for the title. Generico starts out a house on fire and before they can be introduced. Steen took over and strangled Generico with a Canadian flag. Generico used the spare ring rope under the ring. Interesting. Kevin Kelly is selling the point of Steen winning to get the title shot. Your announcer just showed how bad the ordering of your show is. Good brawl so far, which is good for a revenge match. Commercial break.

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