TNA has a rough day of tapings today in Orlando to cover the next several weeks of “iMPACT!” including the New Year’s Eve special. They will do the first set of tapings at 3:30PM and then another at 7:00PM. For the New Year’s Eve special, “iMPACT!” will air at an earlier time (possibly the 8:00PM timeslot), and they will set up a big storyline for another edition of “iMPACT!” at midnight featuring the first TNA match of 2006 along with the announcement of Sting appearing after midnight. With the gimmick for Sting, TNA cannot announce the signing officially until 2006.
The WWE SmackDown! brand will be in Springfield, Massachusetts tonight for the final TV taping before Sunday’s “Armageddon” pay-per view. Expect a tease involving Triple H showing up at the show to screw Big Show in order to boost PPV buys.
Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch are officially split up as a tag-team. The idea behind the split was to give Murdoch a singles push. Cade has been being given the 1995 Jeff Jarrett-in-WWE type gimmick.