TNA Impact Segment Bombs In The Ratings, Salinas Wins A Belt, Sojourner Bolt

sources: Wrestling Observer Newsletter,

— Last week’s Consequences Creed vs. Sheik Abdul Bashir match on Impact lost an astounding 340,000 viewers, which is the biggest viewership loss of the year, if not in Impact ratings history. Following the segment were interviews with Kevin Nash, Beer Money and The Beautiful People, which lost 95,000 viewers. Beer Money vs. Shark Boy & Super Eric gained 109,000 viewers. The Abyss vs. Johnny Devine match gained 150,000 additional viewers. The ODB vs. Raisha Saeed match lost 163,000 viewers. The AJ Styles vs. Christian Cage match gained 109,000 viewers. A Sting promo closing the show gained 82,000 viewers and did a 1.10 rating. Overall, the show drew a 1.03 cable rating and 1.4 million viewers going up against the NFL season opener. The show did a 0.77 rating in both Males 18-34 and Males 35-49 demos.

— It would appear that TNA did not offer a contract to OVW women’s wrestler Josie, who wrestled Awesome Kong on Impact a few weeks ago under the name Sojourner Bolt. She was backstage at WWE’s Unforgiven pay-per-view in Cleveland this past Sunday with other wrestlers from her home promotion. A few of them appeared on the show as Druids for Undertaker.

— TNA Knockout Shelly “Salinas” Martinez recently won the World Wide Women’s Wrestling championship belt. You can see a video of her cutting a promo about being the champion at this link. The promotion in question is apparently some sort of fetish site/company.

Is Salinas leaving TNA?