I guess violence draws. This week’s episode of “Impact Wrestling” had quite the ending, with Sami Callihan legitimately injuring Eddie Edwards due to an errant baseball bat shot, which you’ll be able to see below. The injury put Edwards in the hospital and was pretty heavily talked about during the build towards the show. With people knowing about it in advance, the question was how many fans would actually want to see it happen on the televised broadcast.

Miss last night’s show? Here are some highlights!

Top 5 Must-See Moments from IMPACT! for Mar. 1, 2018 | IMPACT! Highlights Mar. 1, 2018

Top 5 Must-See Moments from IMPACT! for Mar. 1, 2018 | IMPACT! Highlights Mar. 1, 2018

According to 411mania.com, this week’s episode of “Impact Wrestling” drew a .10 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 365,000 viewers. These numbers are up 67% and 39% respectively over last week’s .06 rating and 262,000 viewers. This week’s numbers are both the highest since the July 13, 2017 episode, which also drew a .1 rating with 374,000 viewers. Callihan vs. Edwards headlined this week’s show.

You can see our full results here.

Opinion: Good for them, though as I say every time they get a good number: well done, now do it again, but better. It’s one thing to get a good number, but it’s another to consistently draw such numbers and grow the audience. If this is what it takes to get people to watch the show then more power to them, but it needs to be something that happens more than once.

And here’s the big moment:

Sami Callihan Destroys Eddie Edwards with a Baseball Bat | IMPACT Highlights Mar. 1 2018

Sami Callihan Destroys Eddie Edwards with a Baseball Bat | IMPACT Highlights Mar. 1 2018

What did you think of this week’s show? Is this style something that could be sustained? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 26 wrestling books.

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