Impact Rating Is In, Ric Flair Wants To Support Chris Paul

— TNA’s Impact Wrestling on Thursday night drew a 1.14 (1.1) cable rating, with 1.67 million viewers. With that being said, the show was up about 230,000 viewers from the last couple of weeks’ episodes. Here’s a breakdown of the quarter-hour ratings:

Q1: 1.22 rating: Bobb Roode vs. AJ Styles for the TNA World Title
Q2: 1.16 rating: Abyss & Scott Steiner vs. Hernandez & Rob Terry
Q3: 1.18 rating: Kurt Angle and Sting’s in-ring confrontation, the Jarretts backstage and Zema Ion vs. Anthony Nese
Q4: 1.12 rating: Jesse Neal vs. Gunner
Q5: 1.13 rating: Jeff Hardy and Bully Ray promos, the Jarretts backstage and Samoa Joe and Magnus backstage
Q6: 1.12 rating: Samoa Joe & Magnus vs. Robbie E. & Doug Williams, Jarretts backstage, ODB & Eric Young backstage
Q7: 1.12 rating: Devon and The Pope segment, Traci Brooks vs. Madison Rayne
Q8: 1.05 rating: Sting revealing both Jarretts were fired
Over-run: 1.13 rating: Jeff Hardy vs. Bully Ray main event and post-match angle

— Ric Flair says he would be willing to travel to L.A. to support NBA star Chris Paul. Paul, who played for the New Orleans Hornets, was traded to the L.A. Clippers this week and Flair said he would be willing to do pre-recorded messages for him in Los Angeles the same way he did with the Hornets.

“I would love to come out to Los Angeles and do the same thing for him out there,” Flair told Yahoo Sports. “I generated a lot of excitement every time they used to play it after he scored and it definitely lifted the team… If the Clippers want to give him a great welcome and make him feel at home, they know where I am.”

— Quote of the week goes to Eric Bischoff, speaking on Linda Hogan: “I would throw up in my mouth the first time I saw her naked. Ughhh.” [Eric Bischoff lashes out at Linda Hogan]