TNA iMPACT! Rating Is In, Total Nonstop Gimmicks, Lethal, More

The rating for iMPACT! on Thursday night jumped back to normal levels. The show drew a 1.0 cable rating. This figure is up from last week's year-low 0.87 rating.

"Black Machismo" Jay Lethal's wedding proposal to SoCal Val was apparently a play on a similar scenario the World Wrestling Federation did in the summer of 1991 when "Macho Man" Randy Savage asked Miss Elizabeth to marry him. Lethal asked Val to marry him in that raspy Randy Savage voice, and Val responded in the same exact manner that Elizabeth did in the 1991 angle by saying, "Ooooh Yeah!" You can see a video of Savage popping the question at

The latest issue of Fighting Spirit has an article looking at the slew of gimmick wrestlers in TNA. "Randy Savage impersonators, men pretending to be sharks pretending to be Steve Austin... welcome to TNA!" You can read Total Nonstop Gimmicks at

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