Flair Won't Be At This Week's iMPACT! Tapings, Hardy Touts Last Week's Rating

– TNA will tape this Thursday’s iMPACT tonight from Orlando. It’s newsworthy that Ric Flair is not in Orlando today and is not scheduled for any episodes that are being taped this week. Some in the company are wondering if Flair will be back at all after what happened on the European tour.

– Tonight’s iMPACT! tapings are important as important storylines are planned and Spike TV has requested them to be loaded for sweeps. Set for tonight is Hulk Hogan’s return to feud with Dixie Carter, Jeff Hardy vs. Mr. Anderson for the World Title and the arrival of “they”, expected to be the return of The Main Event Mafia.

– As we reported over the weekend, the January 27 episode of TNA iMPACT! scored a 1.28 cable rating, the program’s highest mark since October 14. iMPACT! averaged 1.93 million viewers over the course of two hours, which is the third largest average audience in the program’s history

TNA star Matt Hardy wrote the following on Twitter about last week’s show doing a strong rating:

“I awesome appreciate the TNA Impact viewers for tunin in & makin last night’s Impact the 3rd most watched in TNA history. Hardys=Ratings”

* UPDATE: Details On NASH & BOOKER’s Futures In WWE (Direct Link)

(Partial Source: prowrestling.net)