(Credit to PWInsider.com & ProWrestling.net for information used in this report)
— According to data compiled by Neilson Media Research, the 4/20 edition of WWE RAW drew a 3.74 cable rating. The hourly numbers were 3.55 and 3.93 and the show averaged 5.3 million viewers. This is virtually even with last week’s audience.
— There were various reports this week that former WWE tag team champion Paul London was scheduled to wrestle at this week’s TNA iMPACT! tapings in Orlando. London was set to team with former TNA X-Division champion Amazing Red as part of a new tag team. When London did not show up for the show, it fueled speculation that his TNA run was “over before it began.” We’ve received word that London has pulled canceled several upcoming independent bookings for this weekend, citing a back injury. Amazing Red was backstage and ready to work before TNA received word Paul London wouldn’t be there.
— Taz is set to make his debut with TNA Wrestling as soon as his no-compete clause with World Wrestling Entertainment expires. As TNA has hinted in recent weeks, Taz will be coming in as a mentor/adviser to Samoa Joe and is expected to eventually transition to the announcer’s table.
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