Ric Flair-TNA Problems Update + James Storm Injured?
-- James Storm may have suffered a groin injury at the TNA show in Dublin, Ireland, though it hasn't yet been confirmed.
-- TNA's new programming home in the UK, Challenge TV, will in fact place the company's shows in more UK markets then WWE. The channel is part of the lowest subscription packages for Sky, Virgin Media and BT. Sky Sports, WWE's programming home, is an exclusive package that is expensive on Sky and even more expensive on rival services. Digital TV penetration in the UK is about 34%, compared to just 37% for Sky. Reports are also stating that Challenge TV is trying to create a block of programming aimed at young male viewers, and that TNA will be part of that effort.
-- Ric Flair has pulled out of the remaining dates of TNA Wrestling's ongoing European tour according to sources. To clarify, Flair was not sent home from the tour by management. It's been indicated that Flair is still in Europe and could reach the troupe in Scotland, if he chooses. There was no official decision to send him home, just to leave him behind as opposed to holding up an entire talent roster waiting to travel internationally. Flair was one of the top attractions of the tour, which was named the "Maximum Wooo!" Tour. He accompanied Beer Money, Inc. for TNA Tag Team Championship Matches at prior events in France and Ireland.