-- Dixie Carter posted the following on her Twitter, regarding TNA ratings in the UKů In UK, iMPACT ratings for 1st 11 wks in 2010 v same period 2009 are up 150%. Up 190% v last 11 wks in 2009.

-- The UK Sun has an article up on TNA's ratings success in the UK, which you can read at bit.ly/d1xqJV

-- Here are some more details on Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deit, the off-Broadway play that takes on social issues in a wrestling ring: Macedonio "The Mace" Guerra is a middle rank wrestler who may have discovered his ticket to the big time: a charismatic, trash-talking Indian kid from Brooklyn whom he recruits as the perfect foil to the all-American champion, Chad Deity. But when their rivalry is used to exploit racial stereotypes in the name of ratings, all three men find themselves fighting for much more than the championship title.

-- The pre-sale for the June 8th WWE Smackdown show will begin today at 10AM ET. The pre-sale code is Jericho.

-- Sports Illustrated had a short article on the passing of WWE Hall of Famer Baron Mikel Scicluna. There were also comments from Bruno Sammartino on his passing.

-- The Southtown Star has an article up on Smackdown taping in Illinois next week, which you can read at southtownstar.com

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