Report: Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff Take TNA Paycuts
-- As noted earlier here on the website, last Thursday's episode of TNA iMPACT!, scored a 1.25 (1.3) cable rating, the program's highest mark since October 14, the show after Bound For Glory. The program garnered 1,733,000 viewers over the course of two hours. Segment-by-segment numbers are as follows: Beer Money, Inc. vs. Motor City Machine Guns lost 138,000 viewers. "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero and Samoa Joe facing off lost 42,000 viewers. A backstage segment with AJ Styles lost 69,000 viewers. The segment involving Kurt Angle, Jeff Jarrett and Karen Jarrett, plus Angelina Love and Winter defending the Knockouts Tag Team Championship against Madison Rayne and Tara gained 83,000 viewers. A match pitting Abyss against Matt Morgan lost 55,000 viewers. The first portion of the Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy vs. Mr. Anderson and Rob Van Dam match lost 249,000 viewers, lowering the rating to 1.07. The conclusion of the match and aftermath rebounded to 1.16, and thus the start-to-finish loss was 125,000 viewers overall.
-- Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff have accepted pay cuts with TNA Wrestling, reports SLAM! Wrestling. Both are on the last year of their respective contracts with the organization, which will conclude at the end of the year. The paycuts report is not confirmed by any means just yet.