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Latest WWE UK television ratings
Latest WWE UK television ratingsThe latest UK television ratings for the week ending March 15 saw WWE Raw on GMT), up 32,000 on last week.
Smackdown on Friday, March 12 took a ratings dive running against the BBC’s evening of programming for Comic Relief. The show did 40,000, down 39,000 on the previous week.
No ratings data for TNA or UFC was available this week as neither company had programming ranking in the top 10 on Bravo or Setanta Sports respectively.
Thanks as always to Ian Hamilton for his help, who has an interview with Dave Hebner going out next Friday (April 3).
The Rock, TNA, WWE, indies, radio shows, wrestling schoolsFormer WWE star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will host the Nickelodeon’s 22nd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards which airs 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28 from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. WWE star John Cena will also appear.
• Florida Championship Wrestling, the feeder group to WWE, will host another Talent Evaluation Clinic from Friday, May 1 through Monday, pa.
The clinic will be run by FCW chief Steve Keirn and FCW trainers Tom Prichard, Billy Kidman and Norman Smiley. The clinic will include WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes, WWE producers and talent scouts and other special guests.
• Florida Championship Wrestling is 7 p.m. Thursdays at its new facility, 4535 S Dale Mabry, Tampa. FCW is fan, family friendly. Tickets $10 adults, $5 youth 10 and younger. E-mail or call 813-805-SLAM.
FCW can be seen 6 p.m. Saturdays on Bright House TV Ch. 47 from Orlando west to St. Petersburg/Tampa. For FCW information, call 813-805-SLAM.
Expect Everything is the phrase used to promote the show which will feature superstars RAW, SmackDown and WWE’s ECW including inter-promotional matches.
The show will be taped on Monday nights before RAW with WWE’s ECW returning to its original tapings on Tuesdays with SmackDown.
With Superstars, WWE will have six hours of original programming each week — Monday (Raw on USA), Tuesday (WWE’s ECW on SciFi), Thursday (Superstars on WGN) and Friday (SmackDown on MyNetwork).
• TNA Wrestling announced Philadelphia-based disc jockey and former television star Danny Bonaduce will have his first pro wrestling match during TNA’s Lockdown pay-per-view inside the lethal six-sides of steel on Sunday, April 19.
Bonaduce, the former wise-cracking son on the 1970s television series The Partridge Family, is the morning drive DJ on WYSP 94.1 FM in Philadelphia. The tough guy also appeared on celebrity boxing, infomercials and Hulk Hogan’s celebrity wrestling challenge.
• TNA tapes TNA iMPACT! four times a month at Soundstage 21 of Universal Studios Orlando. Admission is free. Wrestlers sign autographs and pose for photos, and some lucky fans go backstage. Seats are first come, first serve. Call 407-224-6000.
• Pro Wrestling Unplugged, based in California, inked a weekly local television deal on Central California’s Comcast and Charter cable networks.
See former WWE star Gangrel, Billy Blade, Chupa Cabra, Rik Luxury, The Rock of Love, Jardi Frantz, Funny Bone, Mike Rayne and more.
PWU-WestCoast will have events streamed as live along with post-live Internet pay-per-views on . Tickets to the show on Saturday, May 9 in Santa Maria, Calif. are on sale at ProWrestlingUnplugged.
• The new PWU training center for wrestlers, managers, referees and valets is at 541 W Better Avia Rd., Unit D, Santa Maria, Calif. Training is 7-10 Tuesdays and Thursdays.
West Coast trainers include Billy Blade and most of the PWU-West Coast roster. Guest trainers include Gangrel, Raven and Shannon Moore. East Coast trainers include Kashmir, Trent Acid, Teddy Fine, Tom Carter and Aramis.