Neilson Ratings for the 8/27 edition of TNA IMPACT indicate the show did a 1.1 rating. Neilson Ratings for the 8/27 edition of WWE Superstars indicate the did a 0.9 rating. Both shows went head-to-head with an NFL Pre-Season game.
Former WWE Talent Brian Kendrick did his first interview since being released. Kendrick spoke with the Dragon Gate USA website promoting his debut for the company against CIMA on September 6th. Kendrick said that he’s happy to not to be in the WWE anymore as a comedy heel designed to “make old men laugh.” Kendrick went on to say that while he plans on incorporating some of what he learned in the WWE into his wrestling style on the independent circuit, he will ultimately wrestle in a style that pleases himself. Kendrick said neither side (referring to himself and the WWE) was compatible. “I had some fun in WWE…I learned a lot, made some friends. It’s a corporation, I am a human. This human didn’t fit into the corporation’s plans, and that corporation didn’t fit with my human side. I had some laughs, but I am awfully happy the ride is over, and I don’t want back on.”