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Title: TNA News:
Post by: leonp1981 on October 27, 2009, 04:46:55 PM
Source: prowrestling.com

Word is that Eric Bischoff will also be joining Hogan in TNA.

If you're wondering if Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff joining TNA means they will be taking things over to a certain extent, sources say, "absolutely not." Sources also say that this new signing is not a precursor to removing the current TNA writing team. It's no secret that Hogan and Vince Russo have had issues between them in the past.

As noted before, TNA and Spike TV banners are hanging up at the Hogan press conference. Jimmy Hart is there with Hogan as well.

Hogan and Bischoff signing with TNA was kept a secret to even the inner-most members of the TNA circle up until today.

Just minutes ago, Dixie Carter made the official announcement at the press conference. Spike TV officials are speaking now. Stay tuned for more.


Title: Re: Hulk Hogan signing with TNA!
Post by: Playboy on October 28, 2009, 04:11:37 AM
Hogan & Bishoff sign with TNA! That is big news and apparently there is more to come! Vince McMahon better be careful.


Title: Re: Hulk Hogan signing with TNA!
Post by: Thin Lizzy on October 28, 2009, 04:14:52 AM
It's good to see that TNA has abandoned its policy of signing over-the-hill WWE wrestlers. Oh, wait.


Title: Re: Hulk Hogan signing with TNA!
Post by: Playboy on October 28, 2009, 04:19:26 AM
It's good to see that TNA has abandoned its policy of signing over-the-hill WWE wrestlers. Oh, wait.
WWE has its share of over the hill wrestlers too.


Title: Re: Hulk Hogan signing with TNA!
Post by: cobra_4 on October 28, 2009, 04:25:26 AM
As much as I hate Hogan this should be a good move for TNA AS LONG AS they keep him out of anything backstage, which, knowing Hogan might be IMPOSSIBLE.


Title: Re: Hulk Hogan signing with TNA!
Post by: leonp1981 on October 28, 2009, 04:54:02 AM
As much as I hate Hogan this should be a good move for TNA AS LONG AS they keep him out of anything backstage, which, knowing Hogan might be IMPOSSIBLE.

Yes.  He's gonna want a lot of creative control, and with his previous history with Russo, I can't see it working out in the long term.


Title: Re: Hulk Hogan signing with TNA!
Post by: Thin Lizzy on October 28, 2009, 05:11:41 AM
What can Hogan possibly do from a performing standpoint? His knees, back and hips are shot.


Title: Re: Hulk Hogan signing with TNA!
Post by: mass 04 on October 28, 2009, 05:39:36 AM
What can Hogan possibly do from a performing standpoint? His knees, back and hips are shot.
nothing but it will spike ratings, at least in the short term. Like him or not but everywhere he goes in wrestling he is successful.


Title: TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?
Post by: mass 04 on October 28, 2009, 05:42:34 AM
http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/arti...-mondays-89021

According to WrestleZone.com's own Mark Madden, TNA will be adding a second weekly show to their television schedule. When, you ask? Monday nights from 8:00-10:00PM ET head-to-head with WWE's RAW.

While the time frame of when this will happen isn't confirmed, we can report exclusively that a second show on Monday's from 8-10PM ET is in the plans right now.

We should have more on this breaking story soon. Keep checking back to the site for more information.



While i think TNA isn't viewed as a pimple on WWE's ass as of yet hopefully this will help improve both products.


Title: Re: New Monday Night War?
Post by: Playboy on October 28, 2009, 07:54:42 AM
Nothing but trouble for VKM. Especially is Hogan and Dbag (Bischoff) go to TNA. It's definitely BIG trouble. Us Federation fans are so tired of the current situation their gonna turn to something new. History always repeats itself. If done right. TNA can really put the hurting on VKM. Maybe Shane saw the writing on the wall and didn't want to go through all that trouble again like with WCW? Hogan goes to TNA. Flair shows up. Who elses contract is running out in WWFville? I'm a Federation fan for life. But this time around I think they deserve it! I've been so absolutely dissappointed with the shite they've been feeding me for the past what 2 years? Whats Edge's current status? Could he pop up in TNA as well?
Right now TNA is opening up their wallets as they are currently in talks with Ric Flair. So we'll see what happens. Theya re defiantely signing all the major players that have the "titan" training behind them to get to talent in the business and lure them to TNA.


Title: Re: Hulk Hogan signing with TNA!
Post by: Playboy on October 28, 2009, 07:55:45 AM
nothing but it will spike ratings, at least in the short term. Like him or not but everywhere he goes in wrestling he is successful.
Plus, he knows how to get to talent. He has the "titan" training behind them. People would rather watch an old Hogan then MVP or Mark Henry.


Title: Re: New Monday Night War?
Post by: cobra_4 on October 28, 2009, 08:14:07 AM
TNA has the chance to crush Vince if they play there cards right, and open there wallets.


Title: Re: New Monday Night War?
Post by: funk51 on October 28, 2009, 10:35:01 AM
http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/arti...-mondays-89021

According to WrestleZone.com's own Mark Madden, TNA will be adding a second weekly show to their television schedule. When, you ask? Monday nights from 8:00-10:00PM ET head-to-head with WWE's RAW.

While the time frame of when this will happen isn't confirmed, we can report exclusively that a second show on Monday's from 8-10PM ET is in the plans right now.

We should have more on this breaking story soon. Keep checking back to the site for more information.



While i think TNA isn't viewed as a pimple on WWE's ass as of yet hopefully this will help improve both products.
this was inevitable now would be the time when wwe is at its weakest....


Title: Re: New Monday Night War?
Post by: Montague on October 29, 2009, 02:08:03 AM
While i think TNA isn't viewed as a pimple on WWE's ass as of yet hopefully this will help improve both products.

I would be more surprised if it didn't help both products.

TNA is gaining momentum.

Jakks is ending their business relationship with Titan to start production on TNA figures.
I believe that either this or the upcoming WWE series will be the last Jakks puts out.


Title: Re: New Monday Night War?
Post by: Playboy on October 29, 2009, 03:45:16 AM
I would be more surprised if it didn't help both products.

TNA is gaining momentum.

Jakks is ending their business relationship with Titan to start production on TNA figures.
I believe that either this or the upcoming WWE series will be the last Jakks puts out.

Don't forget....it wasn't Bishoff or Russo for that matter that killed WCW. It was Ted Turner's suit & ties that ran the productions that did. They didn't understand wrestling period. These are the same jackasses that put Paul Roma (a jobber in the 80's WWF at the time) in a horseman position in 1990  ::)  ::)  ::).
Bishoff took WCW product and made it millions of dollars and beat the WWE for 92 weeks straight in ratings. So we'll see what happens in TNA.


Title: Re: New Monday Night War?
Post by: Montague on October 29, 2009, 05:46:00 AM
Just don't let Bischoff touch the company checkbook.
 ;)


Title: Re: New Monday Night War?
Post by: The Showstoppa on October 29, 2009, 06:20:06 AM
I would love to see tna give them a run for their money.  Now is the perfect time.....get rid of that stupid ass ring and get a normal one!!!!!



Title: Re: New Monday Night War?
Post by: Playboy on October 29, 2009, 06:58:06 AM
I would love to see tna give them a run for their money.  Now is the perfect time.....get rid of that stupid ass ring and get a normal one!!!!!


I agree with you. I also agree on your thoughts on that ridiculous ring. That six sided ring has got to go.


Title: Re: New Monday Night War?
Post by: The Showstoppa on October 29, 2009, 08:36:32 AM
I agree with you. I also agree on your thoughts on that ridiculous ring. That six sided ring has got to go.

It's just such a distraction and I think it affects the flow of a match.  I've watched guys look almost confused running the ropes.


Title: Re: New Monday Night War?
Post by: Playboy on October 29, 2009, 09:29:25 AM
It's just such a distraction and I think it affects the flow of a match.  I've watched guys look almost confused running the ropes.
They need a normal ring. I understand the fact that TNAis with spike and spike tv supports MMA but this is wrestling, not MMA. They need a normal wrestling ring.


Title: Re: New Monday Night War?
Post by: wolfgang187 on October 29, 2009, 08:21:00 PM
It's only a matter of time till Shane O Mack shows up to the party......


Title: Re: New Monday Night War?
Post by: Playboy on October 30, 2009, 03:33:13 AM
It's only a matter of time till Shane O Mack shows up to the party......
I highly doubt that.


Title: TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?
Post by: cobra_4 on December 05, 2009, 07:01:41 PM
Did anyone see Hogan on the Ultimate Fighter Finals? Jan. 4th, TNA to monday night??? Monday Night wars?? This is huge@!!!


Title: Re: TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?
Post by: Montague on December 05, 2009, 09:03:32 PM
Good.
We need competition.

The old man either needs to be forced to improve, or it's time to quit.















I predict he will improve.
 ;D

He's been through tougher times than this, although I'm not so sure about the fans.


Title: Re: TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?
Post by: cheftim on December 05, 2009, 10:16:40 PM
Hogan is the bait. We'll see if other Federation superstars will follow? How much is he making anyone know? What about his contract? How long is it?


Title: Re: TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?
Post by: Montague on December 05, 2009, 10:24:47 PM
Hogan said he wants to do there the same thing he did in WCW.
That all sounds good except for the part about nosediving the product to the point that it was beyond repair.

Hogan needs some control – whether it’s self-exercised, or from above.
And from what little I’ve heard regarding his deal with the Carter’s, it sounds as if he’s gonna have absolute power.


Here’s my much longer and detailed take on this angle from a few weeks ago:

http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=307871.msg4396629#msg4396629 (http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=307871.msg4396629#msg4396629)


Title: Re: TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?
Post by: mass 04 on December 05, 2009, 10:37:55 PM
IMO the same thing will happen with Hogan like it has in WWF, WCW, WWE... egos will get in the way of good business and he'll be gone by summer with Dixie left holding the bag. Right now, TNA isn't a pimple on Vince's ass. According to him RVD, Flair , and Hall will be with him although this is Hogan so take what you will from it. IF the older guys stay out of the way and let Styles, Joe, Daniels etc.. work then in time i think it will work. They have the talent, they just need names an his is the biggest in the business.

I was surprised because on Thursday, they mentioned WWE by name, so they're serious. Hopefully 3 months from Hogan won't be legdropping Matt Morgan and posing to a "Real American" knockoff. I hope it works out, Dixie has invested a lot of her $$$.


Title: Re: TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?
Post by: Montague on December 05, 2009, 11:00:50 PM
There might be something to that.
Think about this:
Turner put other people in charge of his company and his checkbook. That was his biggest downfall – if you’re gonna blame anyone for WCW’s demise, blame him. He’s the one who okayed all that stuff that Russo & Bischoff did.

This time around, Hogan may have all the backstage clout, but maybe Dixie will be the one to ultimately green-light things.
She doesn’t have Ted’s net worth, and has a lot of her own money riding on the line here. She can’t afford to lose on this deal.

If she takes on the role of a hands on owner (as she should) then she will be the system of checks & balances that Hogan & co. need to avoid a repeated tailspin.

Every one of those guys needs that order.
The owner needs to be the one to step in when needed and tell people, “NO.”


Title: Re: TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 05, 2009, 11:46:17 PM
There might be something to that.
Think about this:
Turner put other people in charge of his company and his checkbook. That was his biggest downfall – if you’re gonna blame anyone for WCW’s demise, blame him. He’s the one who okayed all that stuff that Russo & Bischoff did.

This time around, Hogan may have all the backstage clout, but maybe Dixie will be the one to ultimately green-light things.
She doesn’t have Ted’s net worth, and has a lot of her own money riding on the line here. She can’t afford to lose on this deal.

If she takes on the role of a hands on owner (as she should) then she will be the system of checks & balances that Hogan & co. need to avoid a repeated tailspin.

Every one of those guys needs that order.
The owner needs to be the one to step in when needed and tell people, “NO.”


What exactly is Dixie's background as a wrestling creative person?

Is she really qualified to judge whether one of Hogan's ideas is good or bad?


Title: Re: TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?
Post by: Montague on December 06, 2009, 07:28:33 AM
TBH – I don’t know much about her because I follow very little of today’s programming.
Years ago, it took someone with some type of wrestling background to run a promotion.

It still does.

However, wrestling has evolved so much and involves so many other aspects that you need people in a Bischoff role, writers, and many other personnel to run things.

Hogan & Eric, etc. can handle the wrestling end, but they need a voice of business sense (presumably Dixie) to keep things in check from a story line AND financial standpoint.

Ted Turner couldn’t run WCW himself.
I doubt that Dixie can run TNA alone.
But Ted’s biggest mistake was that he wasn’t involved enough in his own product/company.
In fact, he had NO IDEA what was going on in WCW.

Is she really qualified to judge whether one of Hogan's ideas is good or bad?

If she simply looks at & follows the ratings, she'll know if what they're doing is working.
If she pays attention to her product and identifies what the fans like, she'll learn pretty quick.

Then when Hogan (or whoever) starts dropping the ball, she'll know it's time to take some kind of action - i.e. putting someone else in charge of creative: like Russo. ;D


Title: Re: TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?
Post by: cheftim on December 06, 2009, 07:56:48 AM
I mean he has to wear the bandana. But are they gonna make a completely new Hulkster? Besides bringing attention to TNA when he first arrives. Whats this gut gonna do? He cannot wrestle anymore. No offense to Hulkster. Whats he gonna do create another new stable of his own and never get in the ring? Are we gonna see him fued with Sting again? When does this new Monday night show begin? Tomorrow?


Title: Re: TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?
Post by: mass 04 on December 06, 2009, 08:07:50 AM
What exactly is Dixie's background as a wrestling creative person?

Is she really qualified to judge whether one of Hogan's ideas is good or bad?
None really. She's a business woman who happens to be involved in wrestling. She also doesn't have the best filters around her.

When does this new Monday night show begin? Tomorrow?
January.


Title: Re: TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?
Post by: mass 04 on December 06, 2009, 08:41:00 AM
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Title: Re: TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?
Post by: cobra_4 on December 06, 2009, 09:49:27 AM
So the way I am reading it its just a one time special? Maybe a test run for spike?


Title: Re: TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?
Post by: leonp1981 on December 07, 2009, 09:41:28 AM
My main concern is that it's gonna turn into The Hulk Hogan and Friends Show, where all the younger talent will be relegated to lower card and squash matches, and over the hill guys like Sting and Hall will be stumbling around fighting Hogan for the title.


Title: Re: TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?
Post by: mass 04 on December 07, 2009, 09:53:23 AM
I'm surprised at how (relatively) old the roster is

3-20-59 Sting
7-9-59 Kevin Nash
7-29-62 Scott Steiner
11-11-63 Kip James
9-8-64 Raven
6-7-65 Mick Foley
7-14-67 Jeff Jarrett
12-9-68 Kurt Angle
3-24-71 Daniels
7-14-71 Brother Ray
11-9-71 Dr. Steive
8-1-72 Brother Devon
11-1-72 Doug Williams
2-11-73 Hernandez
3-23-73 Tomko
10-4-73 Abyss
1-28-75 Shark Boy
10-7-75 Rhino
7-16-76 Bobby Lashley
9-10-76 Matt Morgan
3-20-77 Homicide
5-11-77 Robert Roode
6-1-77 James Storm
8-4-77 Suicide
1-23-78 Desmond Wolfe
5-24-78 D'Angelo Dinero
6-2-78 AJ Styles
7-17-78 Kiyoshi
3-17-79 Samoa Joe
12-15-79 Eric Young
5-16-81 Cody Deaner
2-4-82 Chris Sabin
4-26-82 Amazing Red
5-23-83 Alex Shelly
2-30-84 Sheik Abdul Bashir
4-21-85 Jay Lethal
11-4-86 Consequences Creed
11-6-86 Brutus Magnus


Title: Re: TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?
Post by: cheftim on December 07, 2009, 10:48:02 AM
My main concern is that it's gonna turn into The Hulk Hogan and Friends Show, where all the younger talent will be relegated to lower card and squash matches, and over the hill guys like Sting and Hall will be stumbling around fighting Hogan for the title.
This is what I think is gonna happen as well. Unless Hogan is the bait to make more Federation stars jump ship?


Title: Re: TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?
Post by: cobra_4 on December 07, 2009, 12:57:04 PM
Wow your right the guys are pretty old at TNA. I guess all the people we think of as the young guns that made TNA famous have actually been in the sport for almost ten years now. Funny how time flys.


Title: Re: TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?
Post by: funk51 on December 07, 2009, 01:56:47 PM
I'm surprised at how (relatively) old the roster is

3-20-59 Sting
7-9-59 Kevin Nash
7-29-62 Scott Steiner
11-11-63 Kip James
9-8-64 Raven
6-7-65 Mick Foley
7-14-67 Jeff Jarrett
12-9-68 Kurt Angle
3-24-71 Daniels
7-14-71 Brother Ray
11-9-71 Dr. Steive
8-1-72 Brother Devon
11-1-72 Doug Williams
2-11-73 Hernandez
3-23-73 Tomko
10-4-73 Abyss
1-28-75 Shark Boy
10-7-75 Rhino
7-16-76 Bobby Lashley
9-10-76 Matt Morgan
3-20-77 Homicide
5-11-77 Robert Roode
6-1-77 James Storm
8-4-77 Suicide
1-23-78 Desmond Wolfe
5-24-78 D'Angelo Dinero
6-2-78 AJ Styles
7-17-78 Kiyoshi
3-17-79 Samoa Joe
12-15-79 Eric Young
5-16-81 Cody Deaner
2-4-82 Chris Sabin
4-26-82 Amazing Red
5-23-83 Alex Shelly
2-30-84 Sheik Abdul Bashir
4-21-85 Jay Lethal
11-4-86 Consequences Creed
11-6-86 Brutus Magnus

                    some of these ages shock me , i guess wrestling really ages a man. i was one of the biggest supporters of this show on this board early on that being said last week's show really sucked, if this is the start of hogan's influence on the show send him packing before he ruins it like he did to wcw. say no wat brutha to hogan.


Title: Re: TNA...Hogan...New Monday Night Wars...Updates:
Post by: Montague on December 07, 2009, 06:35:36 PM
F.Y.I. - I’ve merged & stickied the following 3 threads:

Hulk Hogan signing with TNA!
New Monday Night War?
TNA is on MONDAYS??!?!?!?!?



Title: Re: TNA...Hogan...New Monday Night Wars...Updates:
Post by: Montague on December 12, 2009, 05:07:22 PM
Lance Storm discusses Hulk Hogan's return:

credit: http://www.stormwrestling.com/121009.html (http://www.stormwrestling.com/121009.html)


Booking Hulk Hogan
December 10, 2009


After watching Hulk Hogan make the announcement about TNA going to Monday night on January 4th at the UFC Fight Night Finally show, I started to wonder about Hulk Hogan and what kind of Impact he can really make in 2009. As I watched his interview with Joe Rogan I got the impression that Rogan did not want to be doing the interview and he thought Hulk Hogan and all of his “Brother” this and “Brother” that was a bit silly. Maybe I was reading Joe wrong or maybe he’s just not a pro-wrestling fan but I started wondering if Hogan might not be better served, at this point in his life, to ditch the Hulk Hogan shtick altogether.

Now I’m not saying he should shave his mustache off and cut his hair, I’m just suggesting he might be able to make a bigger impact in TNA if he reinvented himself and dropped the Hulk Hogan character and present himself as more of a real person.

Let’s be honest, the Hulk Hogan character with his “What you gonna do…” and “Let me tell you something Brother” is 25 years old. It was the hottest act in town for a long, long time, and resulted in the first big boom in wrestling history. After his near decade long run, as the Hulkster, it had run its course, and was losing popularity. Hogan then made another huge impact in the business when he reinvented himself by turning heel and forming the NWO in WCW. This led into the Monday Night Wars and another monster boom in the wrestling business.

After the NWO and Hogan’s heel run, ran its course and WCW lost the Monday Night War to Vince McMahon, Hogan made one more major comeback run in WWE. This was when I got to work with the Hulkster and it was a lot of fun and the guy was still crazy over. I think this return was a success because fans viewed it as a bit of a reunion tour. It was the Hulkster back in the WWE where he belonged, back in the Red and Yellow, and a chance for everyone to see the Baby Face Hogan we all knew and loved one more time.

So fast forward now to January 2010, Hulk Hogan is in his later 50 and trying to make another impact. What can you possibly do with Hulk Hogan in 2010 that will seem fresh and exciting especially when you consider the fact that he can’t physically wrestle much anymore. That’s when I got the idea of Hulk Hogan reinventing himself, one more time, by dropping the Hulk Hogan shtick and presenting himself as real person.

This would be a Hulk Hogan we have never seen before, and presenting him in a serious role would add credibility and realism to the TNA vs WWE war they are trying to present to us. So far all the media he has done has been focusing on his “partnership” with TNA and the fact that he is being brought in to “Run the Company”. So if he isn’t going to be an in ring performer, why keep the in ring character? Hogan coming to TNA will make a much bigger impact if it feels different and new, and dropping the Hulk Hogan shtick would be monumental. It will be a brand new, never seen before, Hulk Hogan.

If he drops the in ring character it should also relieve some of the pressure he is going to be under to wrestle again. If it’s the same old Hogan, the question everyone is going to be asking is when is he going to wrestle? Everything he does is going to be over shadowed by, “When is the Hulkster stepping back in the ring?” If they present a serious business man side to the Hulkster who is in TNA to lend his 30 years of experience to the company, fans may accept him in that role and not immediately expect him to wrestle.

Even more so, when the time does comes for him to step back in the ring (and we all know he is going to) his return will mean so much more because not only will he be stepping back in the ring, it will be the return of the old Hulk Hogan character, which we haven’t seen in while. When he finally takes off the suit and becomes the Hulkster again and starts taking about his Hulkamaniacs and running wide on people, it will stand out and be different from the Hulk Hogan we’ve seen on the show the last 6 – 12 months.

Hogan’s return to the ring needs to be on PPV so this would be a way to make the Impact shows building to the PPV seem like a big deal. They could be the return of the Hulkster, the return of Hulkamania, the return of the whacky and crazy Hulk Hogan promos we all know and love and remember fondly. This way we get the addition of the NEW Hulk Hogan to TNA, which might make an impact, the return of the Hulkster and his trademark promos when the time is right, along with his eventual return to the ring on PPV. Three potential impacts for the price of one!

That’s my two cents, and what I would do if I was booking Hulk Hogan. I ‘m not saying it would work, but I think it stands as good a chance as anything else.

Lance Storm 



Title: Re: TNA...Hogan...New Monday Night Wars...Updates:
Post by: Playboy on December 14, 2009, 07:51:15 AM
TNA is slowly climbing as people are getting fed up with the WWE's lame storylines and the same old fueds. Their division is amazing and their divas are more schooled in the ring and better looking too. They will still need a few years to really be able to keep up with WWE but thats how the old WCW was. Plus TNA does not have non-wrestling people working there. They are all old schooled wrestling related people. A major plus.


Title: Re: TNA...Hogan...New Monday Night Wars...Updates:
Post by: Montague on January 03, 2010, 09:05:44 PM
Monday, January 4...
Tonight's the "big" night.

I'm really hoping that at least one of these shows will be worth watching.





Title: Re: TNA...Hogan...New Monday Night Wars...Updates:
Post by: leonp1981 on January 04, 2010, 09:12:47 AM
Monday, January 4...
Tonight's the "big" night.

I'm really hoping that at least one of these shows will be worth watching.

Yeah, me too.  Unfortunately we don't get TNA live over here, so I'll have to wait a couple of days before it gets shown.


Title: Re: TNA...Hogan...New Monday Night Wars...Updates:
Post by: cobra_4 on January 04, 2010, 12:27:17 PM
I got a good feeling about TNA tonight. WWE has NOTHING to offer except the return of Bret Hart, which doesn't really excite me. Not that the return of Hogan does either its just what other changes may/will take place and hopefully who else comes out with him.


Title: Re: TNA...Hogan...New Monday Night Wars...Updates:
Post by: Playboy on January 04, 2010, 12:49:08 PM
I got a good feeling about TNA tonight. WWE has NOTHING to offer except the return of Bret Hart, which doesn't really excite me. Not that the return of Hogan does either its just what other changes may/will take place and hopefully who else comes out with him.
Agreed here. They can really work some good story lines around this. I still predict that leading up to WM, you will see a Vince - Hart fued where they will each pick a wrestler to represent them. Vince will pick HHH and Hart will pick....Shawn Michaels to face eachother. That will be a big mania match if there is one.


Title: Re: TNA...Hogan...New Monday Night Wars...Updates:
Post by: cobra_4 on January 04, 2010, 04:41:45 PM
But didnt they already say HBK would fight in a rematch against taker maybe they said that at the slammys or something. I think they will go with hart vs mcmahon. Just have a street fight or something.


Title: Re: TNA...Hogan...New Monday Night Wars...Updates:
Post by: cobra_4 on January 04, 2010, 05:13:23 PM
Tonight is game on so far. Showing the fans ideas is great. You say what your gonna do and call vince out without really saying it yourself. The card is great. Get people watching with what should be an awesome X division match, show the new viewers what TNA is really about, tag team match should show TNA has awesome tag teams with gimmicks that are actually pretty cool. The womens match will show the world what REAL female wrestling is about not the diva bull shit. Hopefully they go all out with Abyss vs Rhino. Blood, blood, blood. It needs to be on edge and VERY hardcore.


Title: Re: TNA...Hogan...New Monday Night Wars...Updates:
Post by: cobra_4 on January 04, 2010, 05:16:13 PM
Hell yeah Jeff Hardy, they need to let him and Homicide tear the house down.


Title: Re: TNA...Hogan...New Monday Night Wars...Updates:
Post by: cobra_4 on January 04, 2010, 05:17:45 PM
Good stuff, not a hardy fan but its big for TNA. Hardy has a huge fan following.


Title: Re: TNA...Hogan...New Monday Night Wars...Updates:
Post by: cobra_4 on January 04, 2010, 05:34:33 PM
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! ;)


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Post by: cobra_4 on January 04, 2010, 05:39:29 PM
Hmmmmm interesting angle with Lashley. Getting good heat though. One thing is for sure he needs a mouth piece because he sounds like a queer.


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Post by: cobra_4 on January 04, 2010, 06:19:27 PM
WOW, Im impressed, tease the NWO angle, but then set the record straight that it won't be that way. Now who was in the limo? Was that bishoff? Or someone else. What does Flair do?


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Post by: cobra_4 on January 04, 2010, 06:34:04 PM
Jeff Hardy
Ric Flair
Hulk Hogan
Scott Hall
Sucks Pac
Eric Bishoff
Val Venis
Pretty impressive so far. Hopefully more suprises are in store.


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Post by: cobra_4 on January 04, 2010, 06:41:56 PM
The Nasty Boys, I figured more people would be on here to discuss tonight ???


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Post by: cobra_4 on January 04, 2010, 06:43:12 PM
Add Orlando Jordan


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Post by: Montague on January 04, 2010, 07:47:52 PM
Been switching back & forth while doing some things around the house.
Not bad overall.

Who would you say has the stronger show - the blond, roided Wilford Brimley or Canadian Cankles?






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Post by: Montague on January 04, 2010, 07:59:32 PM
I was watching TNA just now.
An exacerbated Mike Tenay (who I really like) was frantically proclaiming that, “Due to Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff’s influence and negotiations, we are going to stay with this championship match until it’s over. We’re not going ANYWHERE!”

Less than one full second after Tenay completed that statement Spike cut to commercial.



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Post by: cobra_4 on January 04, 2010, 08:08:48 PM
TNA was good. Angle vs Styles was off the freakin' hook. Very STIFF match. You tease with Flair for next week. You tease the NWO angle. New tallent. TNA is rolling right now.


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Post by: Montague on January 04, 2010, 08:24:18 PM
What I saw of the Angle/Styles match was better than good, and Hogan’s comments afterwards may have been a work, but could easily have been a shoot.
I remember seeing Styles at some indie bookings about 5 yrs. ago and being in awe. He was a really nice guy backstage, and I’m extremely happy for him to have made it this far. He deserves every bit.

Hall looked a lot better than the last time I saw him.
I remember when he was on his tirade about putting TNA out of business, etc. I always wondered what his buddy Nash thought of that.

Looks like they definitely left the door open for Bret to do some more work.
I thought WWE had the weaker ending to their show.

While I was more of a student than a mark by the height of the Monday Night Wars, I will admit to looking forward to switching back & forth between TNT & USA with the same anticipation and enthusiasm a mark would have.
While tonight took me nowhere near to revisiting that era, I will admit it was a little cool to be able to flip channels between Hulkster/co. & Hitman/co.


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Post by: leonp1981 on January 05, 2010, 08:38:36 AM
I thought that Raw wasn't that great last night, they made a big thing of Bret's return, then just had a big love fest until Vince kicked him.  They could have done a lot more with it, I can understand them getting Shawn to apologise, because they want to keep him face, but it would have been better viewing for HBK to come out and say "I didn't like you back then, I still don't like you now..."  I hope this angle gets better over the next few weeks.

As for TNA, I'm looking forward to watching that when it airs on Saturday.  From the names being mentioned on here, it sounds like a lot more happened than on Raw.


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Post by: Playboy on January 05, 2010, 09:10:38 AM
I thought that Raw wasn't that great last night, they made a big thing of Bret's return, then just had a big love fest until Vince kicked him.  They could have done a lot more with it, I can understand them getting Shawn to apologise, because they want to keep him face, but it would have been better viewing for HBK to come out and say "I didn't like you back then, I still don't like you now..."  I hope this angle gets better over the next few weeks.

As for TNA, I'm looking forward to watching that when it airs on Saturday.  From the names being mentioned on here, it sounds like a lot more happened than on Raw.
I thought it was amazing. Bret got a sick ovation and there were tons of signs and to my surprise quite a few Canadian flags in the crowd even though Raw was in Ohio. People forget that Wrestling is just a big storyline. Bret was only booed in the states back then because he was doint the anti-american / pro-canadian angle which IMO was stupid. I expected him and michaels to mend their ways. Interesting to see were this goes from here. Next week Mike Tyson is the guest GM.

TNA had a lot of unexpected guys show up. Flair & Hardy to my surprise. Angle & A.J.Styles put on a great match. Good stuff. Should be good.


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Post by: Playboy on January 05, 2010, 09:11:35 AM
I thought that Raw wasn't that great last night, they made a big thing of Bret's return, then just had a big love fest until Vince kicked him.  They could have done a lot more with it, I can understand them getting Shawn to apologise, because they want to keep him face, but it would have been better viewing for HBK to come out and say "I didn't like you back then, I still don't like you now..."  I hope this angle gets better over the next few weeks.

As for TNA, I'm looking forward to watching that when it airs on Saturday.  From the names being mentioned on here, it sounds like a lot more happened than on Raw.
I thought it was amazing. Bret got a sick ovation and there were tons of signs and to my surprise quite a few Canadian flags in the crowd even though Raw was in Ohio. People forget that Wrestling is just a big storyline. Bret was only booed in the states back then because he was doint the anti-american / pro-canadian angle which IMO was stupid. I expected him and michaels to mend their ways. Interesting to see were this goes from here. Next week Mike Tyson is the guest GM.

TNA had a lot of unexpected guys show up. Flair & Hardy to my surprise. Angle & A.J.Styles put on a great match. Good stuff. Should be good.


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Post by: funk51 on January 05, 2010, 12:55:24 PM

 tna=the first match should have been better when the shots were from outside the cage you could hardly see the action, inside camera was good, match ended up lame  fans yelling bullshit till they got muted , thankfully jeff hardy came out could have been done better. women's title match was too short odb still way over the top. lame cameos by  a bunch of has-beens. too many commercials at wrong times . they would come back for ten seconds and than go to another commercial why bother. pope wolf match was very good don't really like wolf's look but he's the new karl gotch. women's tag team match also very good serita and hamada are great. lashly angle lame, his wife sucks. angle and aj match also very good. styles is amazing too bad he's small and lacks mike skills. bischoff still sucks. the one thing they could have done but shied away from was opening up the old real feud between scott steiner and ric flair. steiner mysteriousely was no where to be found. and come on no shark boy????????


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Post by: Montague on January 05, 2010, 12:59:39 PM
the one thing they could have done but shied away from was opening up the old real feud between scott steiner and ric flair. steiner mysteriousely was no where to be found.

So they didn't use Steiner at all, then?
I thought I just must have missed it.

Interesting...



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Post by: cobra_4 on January 06, 2010, 09:29:34 AM
That is interesting. Especially considering he had been getting some decent on air time with his fued against Lashley.


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Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2010, 12:19:47 PM
That is interesting. Especially considering he had been getting some decent on air time with his fued against Lashley.
that's a lot of tna problems they start stuff and seem to forget their own storylines. they had a black machimso legends challenge, first week they brought out jim the anvil neidhardt he beat  black macho man. then they forgot about it for a few weeks then they brought out tatakunka who also won. no mention of any of this monday night. wrestlers come on only to disappear and never to be seen again. when chris candido died as a result of an accident in a match , they made no mention of it on the show at all. lots of cameos little action, tna= total nonstop action not lately. when the nasty boys showed up and trashed 3d lockerroom was that setting up a future feud, unlikely.


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Post by: cobra_4 on January 07, 2010, 04:53:49 AM
No pretty sure we will see the Nasty Boys vs Dudleys at the ppv which I think is pretty cool.


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Post by: Thin Lizzy on January 07, 2010, 11:29:40 PM
that's a lot of tna problems they start stuff and seem to forget their own storylines. they had a black machimso legends challenge, first week they brought out jim the anvil neidhardt he beat  black macho man. then they forgot about it for a few weeks then they brought out tatakunka who also won. no mention of any of this monday night. wrestlers come on only to disappear and never to be seen again. when chris candido died as a result of an accident in a match , they made no mention of it on the show at all. lots of cameos little action, tna= total nonstop action not lately. when the nasty boys showed up and trashed 3d lockerroom was that setting up a future feud, unlikely.

Caught some of the replay, last night. My overall impression was that it was too busy. Every two minutes there was another storyline. Jeff Hardy, The Nasty Boys, Hall and Waltman, Flair,  Rhino lying on the floor, Jarrett, Foley. I didn't catch the whole show, so I probably missed a few. As you say, most of these lines won't be developed.


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Post by: Montague on January 08, 2010, 08:13:40 AM
It seemed that way to me as well – especially for such a long broadcast.

I suspect they wanted to expose as much of their talent as possible to first time viewers, in addition to seeing which angles might be the wisest to develop based on things like crowd reaction & ratings.

Although I’m sure the ratings "study" was skewed when people no doubt clicked over to see the Hitman during his entrance and the last few minutes of the show.


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Post by: The Showstoppa on January 11, 2010, 01:41:52 PM
It seemed that way to me as well – especially for such a long broadcast.

I suspect they wanted to expose as much of their talent as possible to first time viewers, in addition to seeing which angles might be the wisest to develop based on things like crowd reaction & ratings.

Although I’m sure the ratings "study" was skewed when people no doubt clicked over to see the Hitman during his entrance and the last few minutes of the show.


Wow....there is a couple of novel ideas, huh?   :D


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Post by: Montague on January 11, 2010, 01:53:53 PM
Well...
It's better than the last big idea WCW had.
 ;)



I don't know.
Maybe this Dixie "chick" has a solid business plan.
So long as she doesn't leave ALL of the operations in the hands of others.

I still suspect that if Teddy had taken a more any kind of hands-on approach, maybe he would have noticed his former company's nosedive and been able to take action.


I wonder what Turner's like to work for.
I mean, you'd think that someone would have swung by his office to say, "Hey, boss! Have you read Meltzer's latest columns seen WCW's ratings for the last 6 months?"

Maybe Ted's not the type of guy you can approach.
On the other hand, Vince's phone is opened to EVERY ONE OF HIS PEOPLE 24/7.



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Post by: The Showstoppa on January 11, 2010, 01:55:49 PM
Well...
It's better than the last big idea WCW had.
 ;)




I wasn't being sarcastic....its just that both of those ideas are just so simple, but effective.  And the tried and true way a wrestling promotion should work.


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Post by: Montague on January 11, 2010, 02:01:36 PM
^^Positively.


I'm just very cynical and harsh when criticizing WCW.
A hillbilly company blowing all that money on mostly people who were very lucky to even have a job in the industry.


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Post by: The Showstoppa on January 11, 2010, 02:07:17 PM
^^Positively.


I'm just very cynical and harsh when criticizing WCW.
A hillbilly company blowing all that money on mostly people who were very lucky to even have a job in the industry.

Easy now....when it was a true "hillbilly company" it was fine.  The old NWA, Georgia wrestling, Mid-Atlantic wrestling....Its when the douches took over that it went down the shitter.  Bischoff, Russo, Ed, etc...  We hillbillies know our rasslin'.   ;D ;)


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Post by: Montague on January 11, 2010, 02:24:05 PM
 :)


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Post by: leonp1981 on January 13, 2010, 02:21:45 PM
I've just watched the Jan 4th TNA, and I've gotta say I was impressed.  Big surprise to see Jeff there, and Flair as well.  It was kinda cool to see Pac/Hall/Nash together, but Hall looked a bit rough.

I don't watch regularly, and they seem to have some very good talent, I was very impressed with 'Pope Dinero', I don't know why WWE let him go.  The main event was an awesome match, excellent performance by both guys.  One downside though, is that they've got some very average talent as well.  The cage match at the beginning was very confusing and difficult to watch, and the Womens Tag match I thought was terrible.  There were far too many times when they seemed unsure of where they were going.

Despite those small negatives, I'll definitely be watching again next week, cos it was a very promising start.


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Post by: Playboy on January 14, 2010, 04:48:39 AM
Easy now....when it was a true "hillbilly company" it was fine.  The old NWA, Georgia wrestling, Mid-Atlantic wrestling....Its when the douches took over that it went down the shitter.  Bischoff, Russo, Ed, etc...  We hillbillies know our rasslin'.   ;D ;)
Agreed 100%. I've always stated that it was the Ted Turner suit & tie non wrestling people that ruined the organization. NOT Russo / Bishoff. Hell, it was Bishoff that made WCW what it was and caused them to beat WWE for 92 weeks straight in the ratings.


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Post by: Montague on January 14, 2010, 02:47:03 PM
I wonder what ol' J.C. would have to say about all of this. . .


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP6UP081pys


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Post by: G.O.A.T. on January 16, 2010, 03:06:32 PM
I am curious who is supposed to Debut at Nemesis that will be a title contender. I am stumped on who else could be brought in. I was thinking maybe Mr. Kennedy or at a long shot, Goldberg.


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Post by: Thin Lizzy on January 17, 2010, 07:53:31 AM
I am curious who is supposed to Debut at Nemesis that will be a title contender. I am stumped on who else could be brought in. I was thinking maybe Mr. Kennedy or at a long shot, Goldberg.

Could be Sid Vicious.


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Post by: Montague on January 17, 2010, 08:11:43 AM
Wouldn’t surprise me if it is, in fact, Kennedy.

Despite his WWE track record, Anderson reportedly did quite well on the Hulkamania tour over the summer, and a lot of those guys have found their way into negotiations with TNA.


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Post by: Montague on January 17, 2010, 08:41:06 AM
The following is an excerpt from an interview with Hulk Hogan from IGN TV:

Hulk Hogan on TNA going live:
"You know this was going to start crack-a-lacking. This is really gonna roll out well. So I was really happy with it, bro. Then the next night when we taped I was like "hmmm. We need to switch gears and keep going live." It was a different vibe. It will work. It's not "if," it's "when."

Hulk Hogan on WWE and Bret Hart:
"I expected a bunch of different stuff, from Bret's look – I was looking for something really exciting. I was like "oh my gosh, man, this is going to be fun" but then I saw it and went "hmmmm." I smell blood. I watched the show after that with Tyson and the show before that with Timbaland and I liked those shows better. But that's just me."

Hulk Hogan on more stars coming to TNA:
"My phone's been ringing so much from guys who want to come in. Thank god, that's the easy part. Because I was all messed up in the head and I thought that would be tough. I was in the airport with one of the guys from the WWE and they said "the guys in the WWE are cheering us on like crazy."


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Post by: G.O.A.T. on January 17, 2010, 09:34:23 AM
I didn't think about Edge or Sid. Edge would be a good shock. Though, I never really liked him but I see how others do. Sid would too, but I don't think he would last. I think Nennedy would be a great add. I always thought he was going to be the next Big Thing. Good on the mic, and people accepted him as heel or face.


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Post by: leonp1981 on January 17, 2010, 05:18:21 PM
I am curious who is supposed to Debut at Nemesis that will be a title contender. I am stumped on who else could be brought in. I was thinking maybe Mr. Kennedy or at a long shot, Goldberg.

I'd go for Kennedy as well.  He hasn't been up to much for some time.  Maybe RVD?


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Post by: G.O.A.T. on January 17, 2010, 07:47:09 PM
RVD would be a great add also. Would make for some good matches with AJ,Kurt, and a few others.


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Post by: Playboy on January 18, 2010, 04:47:41 AM
What about Savage? Or does everyone believe he's completely through with Wrestling? I just think it's gotta be a way bigger name then Kennedy to get hyped up for a PPV debut? Thats what Nemesis is right? 
Savage is nearly 60 years old. It would be ludacris to even bring him near a wrestling ring. He made his money and retired gracefully.


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Post by: Montague on January 18, 2010, 07:11:39 AM
He’s only about a year & 3 months older than Hulk.

If those two have buried the hatchet and Macho is jumping on board, I imagine it would be in a capacity similar to Hogan – an on-air character, maybe occasionally participating in some way in a ring, but primarily just a personality.
Of course, he wouldn’t have “Hogan” power.


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Post by: Playboy on January 18, 2010, 08:25:30 AM
He’s only about a year & 3 months older than Hulk.

If those two have buried the hatchet and Macho is jumping on board, I imagine it would be in a capacity similar to Hogan – an on-air character, maybe occasionally participating in some way in a ring, but primarily just a personality.
Of course, he wouldn’t have “Hogan” power.

Nah, I honestly think Savage is done with wrestling. Out of every wrestler alive today, he's been the smartest one. Retiring at a gracefull time with his head held high, never makeing that "old timer" comeback and or jobbing to anyone like most of these older guys end up doing, etc. He made a ton of money and stayed out of the limelight.


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Post by: Montague on January 19, 2010, 04:37:07 PM
Supposedly, there is/was a video floating around of a TNA producer lecturing the fans prior to last night's Impact taping, telling them how to behave during the show.
This was supposed to have resulted from fan reactions to portions of the Genesis show from Sunday.

Nick Paglino of wrestlezone.com posted the video on their site today, but it has already been removed by youtube due to a TNA copyright claim.

To me, it sounds like it might be a fan-filmed video.
Regardless, if you're lucky enough to find a working link, watch it without delay - it appears that TNA wants to keep a lid on this.


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Post by: Playboy on January 20, 2010, 04:32:25 AM
Supposedly, there is/was a video floating around of a TNA producer lecturing the fans prior to last night's Impact taping, telling them how to behave during the show.
This was supposed to have resulted from fan reactions to portions of the Genesis show from Sunday.

Nick Paglino of wrestlezone.com posted the video on their site today, but it has already been removed by youtube due to a TNA copyright claim.

To me, it sounds like it might be a fan-filmed video.
Regardless, if you're lucky enough to find a working link, watch it without delay - it appears that TNA wants to keep a lid on this.

Sounds very interesting.


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Post by: Montague on January 20, 2010, 05:20:42 AM
In a way, I suspect it was similar to how WCW left out the part of the show where they asked fans to move down closer to the ring to fill all the empty seats for the camera.

It appears bad enough to the live audience.
You wouldn’t broadcast it to the viewers.

I wonder if this alleged TNA video is along those lines.


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Post by: Playboy on January 20, 2010, 05:34:33 AM
Thats funny because I do remember reading on the net when WCW started to flounder around 2000-2001 that they used to fill have arenas and sit everyone on the one side so it looked rammed with no seating, lol.


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Post by: wolfgang187 on January 22, 2010, 01:46:50 PM
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- TNA has just announced the following matches for this Thursday's iMPACT that will tape tonight in Orlando:

* Lacey Von Erich, Velvet Sky & Madison Rayne vs. Awesome Kong, Hamada & Tara

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Jan 18, 2010 - 2:49:24 PM


- It looks like his comments over the relief effort in Haiti have gotten new TNA personality Bubba the Love Sponge sent home from a production meeting and possibly fired from the company. Bubba wrote the following on his Twitter today:

"Eric needs to chill out on this power trip. Hogan is cool. Eric is running wild. here in orlando things r all messed up. Was suppose to be at the prod meeting @11 they called and said not 2 come??? This is starting 2b not fun. All because of my Haiti comments Sorry people can't handle the truth. And what does my Haiti comments have to do with tna wrestling. I didn't say them on dixies air. I don't think tna is ready 4someone like me. I shoot hard from the hip and ms Carter (although i have a ton of respect 4her) has never had a guy that is as outrageous as I am and has a Nationwide delevery method. So right now I would describe our relationship like oil and water. And it's not good. im headed home. My agent Is coming to Orlando to deal with mess. not that I'll ever b on tna again but tell me any tna personality that has more followers."

Bubba also noted that he was supposed to be a part of the deal with The Band at last night's Genesis pay-per-view but someone vetoed Hulk Hogan so Bubba wasn't involved.

He also said last night that Jeremy Borash is gone from TNA and he (Bubba) did not want the job of being Borash's replacement. 
         

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Update on TNA's Ric Flair Plans, Who Else Tried to Sign Jeff Hardy, Roster News
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Jan 18, 2010 - 2:19:57 PM


Partial source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

- TNA has added Tomko, Sean Morley, Ric Flair, The Nasty Boys and Orlando Jordan to their roster page. Still no sign of Scott Hall, Sean Waltman or Jeff Hardy on the roster.

- The basic idea in TNA with Ric Flair is for him to give rubs to other stars, starting with AJ Styles. Eventually this will lead to a program with Flair vs. Sting.

- As noted before, Jeff Hardy was telling people he chose TNA over a WWE return because of the easier schedule. Word is that Hardy's contract with TNA doesn't require him to work live events. The AAA promotion out of Mexico made a similar offer to Hardy but never made a firm money offer. Despite the indictment announcement and the appearance on iMPACT, people from WWE were still calling Hardy on January 5th trying to get him to change his mind.

Hardy's indictment that was announced on the same day as his TNA return on January 4th was not talked about much at the iMPACT tapings the next day. Word is that Hardy's legal troubles aren't changing the company's mind about bringing him in. 
         

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Anderson Comments on His TNA Debut, TNA Takes Signs at Genesis, the Hogans, More
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Jan 18, 2010 - 4:11:00 AM


Partial source: PWInsider.com

- There was no dark match before last night's TNA Genesis pay-per-view.

- Dixie Carter was taking photos with fans inside the iMPACT Zone before last night's show.

- If somehow you missed it on last night's show, Brooke and Nick Hogan were both sitting ringside, cheering on some of the TNA stars.

- TNA removed several fan signs at Genesis that were negative towards the company getting rid of the six-sided ring.

- Ken Anderson wrote the following on his Twitter last night after debuting in TNA at Genesis: "A big thank you to all of my amazing fans, friends, and family. It feels good to be back in action, and it's also great to be a part of this Team! Looking forward to see what happens next... Stay tuned!!" 
         

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TNA's New iMPACT Zone, Borash Storyline Update, Tonight's TNA Tapings and More
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Jan 18, 2010 - 4:30:25 AM


Partial source: F4Wonline.com

- After last night's TNA Genesis pay-per-view, Kurt Angle made his way up the ramp and to the back to a positive reaction from the crowd.

- While TNA will be using the four-sided ring from here on out, apparently the new iMPACT Zone that was used last night with the WCW style ramp and big screen are here to stay also.

- No word yet how long Jeremy Borash will be off TNA programming after the storyline with Eric Bischoff at last night's pay-per-view. Borash wrote the following on Twitter last night: "Someday I'm gonna host a show where young, semi-exciting television talent is appreciated. Like NBC. Seriously though, gonna take a break from Twitter & FB to regroup. Thank you all for you kind words. Furleys out. O-O"

- TNA hasn't announced any matches for tonight's iMPACT tapings but are teasing an appearance by Ken Anderson, more from AJ Styles & Ric Flair plus what Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan have in store for Against All Odds. Join us later on for full spoilers from the tapings. 
         

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By Marc Middleton
Jan 20, 2010 - 2:23:35 PM


- The January 24th TNA live event in Paris, France that was canceled due to a concert for Haiti has been rescheduled for January 25th in the same building, The Zenith.

- Kevin Nash vs. Mick Foley is scheduled for tonight's iMPACT tapings 
         

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TNA Knockout Speaks On Backstage Fight With Bubba The Love Sponge
By Amish Patel
Jan 20, 2010 - 2:16:40 PM


-- About her backstage fight with Bubba The Love Sponge, TNA Knockout Awesome Kong posted the following on her Twitter page:

"Kongfucious says: sometimes you must feed someone a fist to make them eat their own words."

An hour later she followed up by writing:

"Apologies to all of my supporters for the lack of tweets lately. Trying not to give certain talentless hacks publicity." 
         

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Fucked up if Kong truely resigns. She is one of the biggest assets to the TNA roster in my mind.
Just like Abyss, Samoa Joe or AJ Styles, she is one of the few people in TNA that stick out and that sets the company apart from WWE. 
         

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Report: Awesome Kong Gives Her Notice to TNA After Backstage Incident with BTLS
By Marc Middleton
Jan 21, 2010 - 4:38:21 PM


Source: F4Wonline.com

- Word going around TNA is that one-half of the TNA Knockout Tag Team Champions Awesome Kong gave notice to the company on Tuesday night. Kong was involved in the reported altercation with Bubba the Love Sponge earlier this week.

It should be noted that talents give notice to TNA often and most of the time they're talked into staying. No word yet on what the future will hold for Awesome Kong in TNA. 
         

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TNA iMPACT! Preview For Tonight: Hogan, Flair, AJ Styles & More
By Michael Bluth
Jan 21, 2010 - 1:13:48 PM


TNA's website is advertising the following for tonight's episode of TNA iMPACT! on Spike:

- Beautiful People vs. Awesome Kong, Hamada & Tara.

- Brian Kendrick & Motor City Machine Guns vs. Amazing Red & Generation Me.

- Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff have plans for tonight's "huge broadcast."

- A follow-up on AJ Styles turning heel at TNA Genesis with help from Ric Flair during his match with Kurt Angle at Sunday's Genesis pay-per-view.

- A possible appearance from TNA's latest acquisition, Mr. Anderson.

- Update on the title changes at Genesis, with Matt Morgan and Hernandez winning tag team gold and Tara regaining the Knockouts Title.

- News on the upcoming "Against All Odds" Pay-Per-View on Sunday, February 14. 
         

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Conflicting Reports on Jeff Hardy & TNA, One Reason Why He Was on iMPACT & More
By Marc Middleton
Jan 21, 2010 - 4:25:49 AM


Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

- There are conflicting reports coming in on Jeff Hardy's status with TNA. Sources in the company are saying that Hardy has signed a contract with the company while friends of Hardy have said that he told them he has absolutely not signed a deal. The fact Hardy hasn't appeared with TNA since January 4th would indicate that he hasn't signed or committed to any dates.

It's said that WWE still wants Hardy back eventually. Hardy was apparently upset at the recent segments on WWE's SmackDown with CM Punk where Punk poked fun at him. One person close to Hardy said that one of the reasons he decided to appear on January 4th was just to prove a point to WWE. Word is that friends of Hardy are telling him that at the end of the day, Jeff in TNA is a bad move because he comes across as a much bigger star with WWE. 
         

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Have We Seen the End of the Six-Sided Ring in TNA?, iMPACT Confusion, Daniels
By Marc Middleton
Jan 21, 2010 - 4:06:12 AM


Partial source: F4Wonline.com

- Several fans have wrote in confused about the three nights of TNA iMPACT tapings this week and how a lot of it didn't make sense. For some reason, TNA taped all the shows pretty much out of order this week, so it should go together better on TV.

- TNA star Daniels took a shot at the company ditching the six-sided ring on Twitter with the following comment: "Good news and bad news for TNA fans-> Bad: the six sided ring isn't coming back! Good: next month we'll implement two three sided rings!"

- TNA is taking their six-sided ring to the UK with them for the upcoming tour. No TV will be filmed while they're there. For what it's worth, some in TNA are under the impression that we haven't seen the last of the six-sided ring. 
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By Marc Middleton
Jan 17, 2010 - 2:05:18 PM

Partial source: Wrestling Observer

- At the January 4th live iMPACT, Sting put Ric Flair over big time in the locker room in front of everyone, saying he owed all his success in wrestling to Flair making him a star in the late 80's. Sting said Flair was like a mentor to him and that the main reason he came back to TNA for another year was the opportunity to work with Flair again.

- Sports Illustrated's Josh Gross recently interviewed Hulk Hogan for what sounds like a future release. Gross wrote the following on his Twitter:

"Hogan mentioned, rather seriously, he plans on having a conversation with Bobby Lashley Sunday to discuss Lashley's pro wrestling future. Hogan's quote after I inquired about Lashley working 4 TNA: "He's gotta make a choice, brother. We need to have a serious talk, He can [do MMA and pro wrestle] but he just needs to be a businessman about it. You can't stiff us just because you have to train for a fight. You can't put [Strikeforce] ahead of us; that's not going to work me. I'm going to fix that real quick. That's going to happen Sunday. I'm going to see what he's made of because I've been around too long to have someone like him to do business with"" 
         

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TNA's Big Surprise for Tonight, Hardy Hit with Another Charge, TNA Helping Haiti
By Marc Middleton
Jan 17, 2010 - 3:50:32 AM

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

- TNA is asking fans coming to next week's TV tapings in Orlando to bring a donation for the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. Several wrestlers this weekend including Awesome Kong raised money for the people of Haiti with various fundraisers.

Regarding the relief efforts, new TNA personality Bubba The Love Sponge wrote the following crude remark on his Twitter: " I say f*** hati. Why do we have to take care of everybody our country is in shambles. Bubba"

Several wrestling fans took to Bubba's Twitter voicing their opinions and it appears one of Bubba's employees, a guy by the name of Brent, ripped into them all for being wrestling fans with more ridiculous comments.

- The state has added another charge to Jeff Hardy's case, that being a felony charge of conspiracy to traffic in opium, related to the Valium. Hardy will go to trial on March 17th in Moore County, North Carolina.

- Regarding TNA's "major acquisition" who is set to debut at tonight's Genesis pay-per-view, the talk is that it will be former WWE United States Champion Ken "Kennedy" Anderson. 
         

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Eric Bischoff Deciding Things in TNA, This Week's iMPACT Tapings, Dreamer-TNA
By Marc Middleton
Jan 17, 2010 - 3:30:16 AM

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

- There have been no signs from within TNA that Tommy Dreamer is coming in anytime soon.

- TNA will be taping iMPACT this coming Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night in Orlando due to the upcoming tour of the UK.

- At the live iMPACT and the tapings last week, there were a lot of long-time TNA talents "moping around" after seeing how diminished their roles had become. A lot of people were asking questions about their future with the company. Eric Bischoff is being described as the main in charge and was making the majority of decisions and "super into everything." 
         

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Early TNA Against All Odds & Lockdown News, Jarrett-Bonaduce Angle, Epics & More
By Marc Middleton
Jan 17, 2010 - 3:23:30 AM

Partial source: Wrestling Observer

- In an update from the earlier post, the rating for this past Thursday's TNA Epics on Spike TV was an 0.7 rating, not a 9.7 obviously.

- Attendance and merchandise sales have been up a lot at TNA's live events over the past few weeks. Don West has been appearing at live events, selling items at the merchandise tables, so he will likely be moved into that position for good.

- Jeff Jarrett did an angle on Danny Bonaduce's radio show in Philadelphia the other morning where it was teased that Bonaduce may wrestle Jarrett at this year's Lockdown pay-per-view. Jarrett ripped into Hulk Hogan's CCW, which Bonaduce appeared on, among other things. Sources report that there are currently no plans for Bonaduce to wrestle at any upcoming TNA pay-per-view. They did the angle on the radio that morning with the idea that it's something they can revisit down the road if they want.

- TNA's February All Against All Odds pay-per-view will feature a gimmick match of some kind to determine the #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title at the Lockdown pay-per-view. 
         

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Awesome Kong Attacks Bubba "The Love" Sponge Backstage At iMPACT! Tapings
By Amish Patel
Jan 19, 2010 - 12:45:34 PM


Source: ProWrestling.NET

- It has been confirmed that TNA backstage personality Bubba "The Love" Sponge was attacked by Awesome Kong backstage at yesterday's TNA iMPACT! taping.

Kong was said to be very upset at Bubba's "F--- Hati" [sic] tweet over the weekend, especially as she is actively taking part in fundraising efforts for the relief fund for Haiti.

Both were sent home and a source within TNA notes that Bubba has major heat in the locker room. 
         

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Karen Angle Returning to TNA?, Bubba Apologizes for Haiti Comments, iMPACT News
By Marc Middleton
Jan 19, 2010 - 3:31:19 AM


Partial source: F4Wonline.com

- Bubba the Love Sponge has apologized for his Haiti comments on Twitter. No word yet if Bubba is still with TNA or not. He wrote:

"I am going to say this one time and one time only. First of all a real man sometimes has to take a step back and maybe look at something. They said or did so that being said I would like to apologize for my comments regarding Haiti in the world of live radio that I operate. Sometimes u say things that u can't take back. So I'm man enough now to say I'm sorry for those I offended. Bubba."

- As noted before, TNA is advertising two six-person matches on their website for this Thursday's show. Neither of the matches were taped at last night's tapings and unless the matches are taped tonight, they probably won't make it onto this Thursday's broadcast. The matches being advertised are The Beautiful People vs. Tara, Hamada & Awesome Kong and Generation Me & Amazing Red vs. The Motor City Machineguns & Brian Kendrick.

- Karen Angle was with Jeff Jarrett at the recent string of TNA live events. There is talk again of having her return to TNA programming with an on-screen role. 
         

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Has Anderson Signed with TNA?, TNA Stars Help Haiti, Waltman/Hall Update & More
By Marc Middleton
Jan 19, 2010 - 3:14:41 AM


Partial source: F4Wonline.com

- TNA's live event scheduled for Paris, France this coming Sunday at The Zenith has been canceled. TNA was notified by French officials that the French Ministry of Culture along with French TV & radio will be occupying The Zenith during TNA's originally scheduled time with a concert to benefit the people of Haiti. Fans who bought tickets to the show can obtain refunds at the Zenith box office.

- TNA has updated their website roster page since the other day and added Sean Waltman & Scott Hall.

- The fundraiser for victims in Haiti that was held by Awesome Kong, Madison Rayne, Velvet Sky and others in Pennsylvania this past weekend raised over $5,000.

- It's said that Ken Anderson is currently working in TNA on a per-night deal and has not signed a contract yet but others are under the impression that he has signed some sort of deal. 
         

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TNA Planning an All X-Division PPV?, Morley Defends Match, Wolfe's Valet & More
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Jan 18, 2010 - 7:08:06 PM


Partial source: F4Wonline.com

- Jesse Godderz of Big Brother fame was with Dixie Carter at last night's TNA Genesis pay-per-view. Godderz is a body builder and has recently worked a dark match for TNA in hopes of getting in with the company.

- Sean Morley wrote the following on his Facebook about his match at Genesis with Daniels: "Did my first PPV match with TNA in a complete zombie type state. I walked into that ring last night with 36 hours of zero sleep under my belt. Never want to take another red eye before work again. Zero sleep sucks!"

- The valet with Desmond Wolfe at last night's Genesis was a model from Orlando that TNA has used in the past on some shows.

- While not confirmed, early promotional material for TNA's March 21st Destination X hints that the show will be an all X-Division pay-per-view. 
         

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TNA Warns iMPACT Zone Fans About Their Behavior Before Tonight's TV Tapings
By Marc Middleton
Jan 18, 2010 - 6:31:35 PM


Partial source: PWInsider.com

- Before tonight's TNA iMPACT tapings began in Orlando, members of the TNA staff addressed the crowd at the iMPACT Zone about their behavior.

Fans were told not to curse, make obscene gestures or gang signs. The fans were referred to as "cast members" and were basically told they needed to be quiet, according to a fan in attendance.

This is likely another decision made by Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff, who haven't been pleased with some of the reactions from the TNA crowd lately. 
         

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Eric Bischoff Talks About TNA Taking on WWE, Going Live on Mondays, Hardy & More
By Marc Middleton
Jan 12, 2010 - 3:36:10 AM


- Thanks to Marty Hots for this recap of Eric Bischoff's appearance on Monday Night Mayhem. The show can be listened to at the link below.

Eric Bischoff was on Monday Night Mayhem - Interview
http://www.mondaynightmayhem.com

At 5:52pm PST, Eric Bischoff made his appearance live on this interview.

Bischoff was introduced as negotiating a deal with Hogan to TNA. Host promotes Genesis this Sunday night. Bischoff stayed silent since Monday after the record drawing TNA iMPACT! rating. http://twitter.com/EBischoff was promoted as well.

Bischoff says he feels inadequate with that buildup they did for him. He's sitting with his business partner Jason Hervey at Santa Monica, California.

Host asks how it was like last week on Monday Live at Impact and his expectations leading into the show as well as the same locker room with Ric Flair and Vince Russo.

Bischoff said last week was easy. He says he was working with the folks at TNA since October, working with the creative team, and having a great time in the process. He said it was the result of 2 months of hard and fun work. Backstage, it was a lot of fun. He said as well as the potential conflict and drama, he said it was very amicable, positive, and that everyone was excited to be there. Nothing but a great time and a rewarding experience.

Hosts bring up Hogan and the initial thinking of Hogan being WWE for life. Host brings up the press conference and if Bischoff thought things would go like that so soon. Bischoff said if you said it's July, he'd say no as there was so much distance between the visions of everyone involved. But after a couple of meetings (Nashville at Dixie's home), they knew that the chemistry was right and that it was just a matter of making sure that from their perspective (Bischoff/Hervey Entertainment) that it made sense. The enthusiasm was there, but he wanted to make sure that the business made sense and the same went with TNA.

He said everyone was committed and serious. He said it started in May/June but the negotiations didn't finish in September. After that, they discussed when should they have the press conference - Bischoff said let's do it in Vince McMahon's backyard - Madison Square Garden. MSG thought they were getting a press conference on Hogan's book tour, but they literally surprised everyone by announcing the TNA deal. Bischoff says everyone knows how he works, he likes surprises and pulling the rug underneath from everyone.

They then talked about when do they launch on TV. Jason then said wait a minute, if you're going into a fight, you have to pick it - go to the biggest bully in the bar, smack them, and fight. If they get the chance to just slap the bully and get their attention, then that's great.

A host says they got tons of an questions. He asks who besides AJ Styles does he think stands out on the roster. Eric Bischoff says it's a fair question and a fair one to answer but he's not going to answer it because there's a lot of great talent there and the real truth is until both Hulk and he (more Hulk because he has a great feel for talent and Eric has more of a feel for stories) has a greater grasp of the talent. Eric says they need to spend more time knowing some of the talent there - he says it could be timing because some talent may not have shown much but it doesn't mean they do not have something more to offer. They need to talk to the talent, see how they react, see how committed they are before they get off in terms of saying who they see is the future. He says they'd like to get to know the talent a lot more professionally and personally.

Host talks about paranoia about certain people's jobs being compromised as a result of the talent being brought in. What is Eric's reaction as a result of meeting the TNA talent for the first time and if the paranoia rumors are overstated. Host asks about the Bischoff character saying talent is fighting for their jobs.

Bischoff said Dixie said it weeks ago and they re-iterated it, you can only have so many people on your team and you have to have the best of the best. You can't have 250 people on a football team and the same applies to a wrestling company. This would naturally breed insecurity and paranoia but this is what it is - it is the entertainment business. Everyone is concerned about their spot - at the end of the day those that can do will - and those that can't - don't. One of the things he has learned, he says do not judge people too quickly - get a chance to know them before making a rash decision. He believes not everyone is out there no matter how long they have been there should have seniority/tenure - this is a highly competitive and you're only as good as your last crowd reaction type of a business. He hopes that the talent feels the pressure because that's the business they are in. He says at the same time, they are going to have the opportunity and it's up to them to prove themselves.

Host asks about Jeff Hardy. Bischoff said he had little to do with that other than supporting it. He said he can't comment much of it and even if he could, he wouldn't tell because that would ruin the surprise of it.

Host plugs Genesis and Impact on Thursday/Spike. Host says Spike Execs have publicly said that there is a possibility that TNA can go on Monday Live. Host says Hogan has said it too and that fans want it. Host asks what the likelihood of TNA going head to head with Raw prior or after WrestleMania. Bischoff said if he was a betting man, he wouldn't make that bet because there's too much he does not know. He only bets when there is something he sort of knows of. He knows that Spike is excited, "extremely extremely happy" with the ratings and positive reaction with everybody. Bischoff says when Dixie asked him when Hogan/Eric should have their first show, he didn't even take a breath or swallow it. He said "go head to head with Raw on Monday Night".

Bischoff said wrestling fans love battle/conflict, they love a good guy/bad guy, underdogs. He said TNA is a fraction in terms of infrastructure, staffing of what WCW was in 1991 when he came there as a seasquad talent. Because they are only 7 years old, have a fraction of staff/infrastructure, he said going head to head with Raw is a classic David vs. Goliath and that fans would support as long as they gave a good show. Bischoff said when they proposed it, people at the meeting said "What if we do a terrible rating?". Bischoff said "it doesn't friggin matter". He said as long as you put up a decent fight, went up against the biggest monster, you'll get the respect. That's all it is.

He said TNA doesn't have the machinery/staffing/infrastructure as WWE, they won. He said it wasn't a perfect show, were there good and bad? Were there some parts that made him want to bang his head on the wall repeatedly? Yes. But he said nobody can tell him that their show didn't exceed WWE's show - He said action/excitement they won, but they were not slicker. The fact that they were able to do that made them really proud of them.

If it was up to Eric and he'd have influence, he said he'd go live sooner to take advantage of the momentum. But there are those at Spike that may have different agendas/plans. He said, Hogan/Eric/Dixie's dream may not fit into theirs and only time will tell.

Host asks about Jim Cornette and quotes some of the old guys that talk about stuff that happened 15 years ago, Dixie's limited wrestling knowledge and Cornette saying "dropping a turd" to everything on the table. Host talks about the negative feedback/wheelchair quarterbacking - how will Eric reply?

Eric says he doesn't really know Jim but he met him in 1991. He talked to Terry about him and that Jim has been around for a long time about the psychology of the business. Eric says he doesn't know him so he can respond to what he says on the Internet; that he hasn't said anything positive about anything; that he's famous for "ripping sh*t"; that he's very articulate/cuts a great promo and great at ripping everyone. Eric said Jim hasn't produced anything worth talking about. He takes Jim's opinion with a grain of salt. He said there's going to be haters and you can tear things apart. Some people love the fact that the band is brought back, some people don't. Some people like DX, some think it sucks. You can't please 100% of everyone and the haters get most of the attention. Eric said he doesn't listen because people thought the same thing when he announced Nitro going head to head with Raw. He said he used to listen to it until Nitro blistered WWE's ass. He doesn't live his life based on opinions because a) he's not going to change what he does because of it and b) it really doesn't matter.

Host brings up WCW/WWE's David and Goliath story and compares it to TNA/WWE's situation. Eric says that's a great question and the biggest part they can overcome is the lack of infrastructure/experience. Their biggest advantage in the lack of experience/infrastructure gives them more heart. Eric says he's more creative more than anyone in WWE - he doesn't care. He says more than Vince McMahon and he can take Stephanie McMahon with one arm behind his back. He says he, Jason, and TNA's creative team is better. But they have a long way to go: corporate sponsors, infrastructure, etc - but they have the heart and fight.

Host says there's a lot of guessing about Hulk and Eric's roles with TNA. Eric says he can clear that up but he is not going to. He says right now it's the most fair and honest thing to say that it's a team effort and it's a team effort that both Eric and Hogan are very comfortable with. Any more detail would only provide fodder for people to really create a story where one doesn't exist. He said it's a team effort and one they're really proud of right now.

Host says there are thousands of people going to be listening to this interview or reading the recap. Based on the buzz TNA is receiving (Genesis/Hogan's return to PPV), what would be Eric's message to the talent at TNA that will be on board?

Eric said anyone that believes WWE didn't hotshot the Bret Hart return, he can provide the fans a spot in the swamp. As far as messages go, he says the TNA talent should commit, commit 110%, embrace the fact that you're in a business where you have to push the envelope. You need to believe who you are, your character, and lay in bed at night and think of ways to become a better performer/character/professional because that's what it takes to really succeed in the business. Anyone that thinks that they've been there for 7 years and deserves more, grab a backboard and smack yourself in the head.

Eric says to Linda McMahon - good luck in her candidacy and that he hopes she wins, that he thinks Linda would be a great politician. He says he looks forward to writing a book saying he not only hugged with Vince McMahon, he made out with Linda and Stephanie McMahon. All kidding aside, he says he has respect for Linda/Vince/Stephanie - his comments to them that he knows that they know that they love competition because it's great for the business.

Host says if it's too early to say that we'll see "Monday Night War" once again. Eric says he hopes so. He's not selling them, he doesn't know, but he really hopes. Eric believes TNA can produce a better show and that a live show head to head will create an energy. Not that he thinks but TNA has proved it. Both WWE/TNA and Spike/USA will be better off for it, the talent will benefit for it. His biggest hope would be weekly Monday head to head battle. He says it's not his hands but he can push for it and hope that's the case.

Hosts give Eric/Hogan/TNA staff the best of luck in 2010! Eric says he makes sure Hulk will be on the radio show. 
         


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I don't know why they still insist on pushing him. If he wins his next fight or two, he will be in line for a Fedor fight. He wouldn't show up on TNA for months if he was preparing for that. At least I wouldn't. IMO, Lashley v Fedor would mean pretty big money. Not Brock v Fedor money, but still alot.




I think the people at TNA are thinking they need Bobby Lashley simply for the grand attraction of being Bobby Lashley an he gets a good pay check for having a light work load. All in all he's still living the dream..... 
 

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I think the people at TNA are thinking they need Bobby Lashley simply for the grand attraction of being Bobby Lashley an he gets a good pay check for having a light work load. All in all he's still living the dream.....

Oh, I agree 100% on Lashley's side... Lashley would be stupid if he quit. I just don't see why TNA would commit to pushing him in a program with anyone. He isn't going to be all in with them, especially if he can keep winning in MMA.

The only reason TNA would do this IMO is that they want an MMA star in their ranks, and want to ride his coattails if he keeps winning.
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Oh, I agree 100% on Lashley's side... Lashley would be stupid if he quit. I just don't see why TNA would commit to pushing him in a program with anyone. He isn't going to be all in with them, especially if he can keep winning in MMA.

The only reason TNA would do this IMO is that they want an MMA star in their ranks, and want to ride his coattails if he keeps winning.




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Eric Bischoff Says He's Better Than Vince McMahon, Talks Learning from WCW, More
By Marc Middleton
Jan 14, 2010 - 3:04:39 PM


- Alex Marvez of Scripps News has a new interview up with Eric Bischoff. Here are some of the highlights:

Bischoff on why he hooked up with TNA: "It was the combination of a lot of things. Most of all, I like Dixie. She has a lot of integrity and I like to be in business with people like that. Secondly, I saw an opportunity. The way we have our deal structured is great for Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment. And this provided me with a chance to get back into a business I love. I believe a creative person who has a certain feel for this business can change the fortunes of this company in a good way."

Bischoff on learning from WCW: "No matter what people have said or written about me, I know what I accomplished changed the business and had a positive impact. I also made a lot of mistakes and have the scar tissue to prove it. I'm going to try and repeat the good stuff and avoid the bad stuff."

Bischoff on Vince McMahon: "I have a tremendous respect for Vince and, in a perverse way, like him. But at the end of the day, I think I'm better than him. I'm more creative than him and have a better feel for the business. It's just that he happens to be a lot more successful than I am." 
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Spoiler: How Will TNA's "Major Acquisition" Make His Debut at Tonight's Genesis?
By Marc Middleton
Jan 17, 2010 - 6:41:15 PM

Source: F4Wonline.com

- Sources report that the Bobby Lashley vs. Abyss match will not take place tonight as Abyss will attack Lashley and lay him out before the match.

Ken "Kennedy" Anderson is then set to make his TNA debut in the match against Abyss. Anderson has been confirmed as the "major acquisition."  [/b]


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Post by: wolfgang187 on January 22, 2010, 01:58:38 PM

The Pope vs. Desmond Wolfe

We go to the ring where Desmond Wolfe makes his way out first. He's got a new female valet with him. Out next is The Pope and it starts raining money in the iMPACT Zone as he comes out. Desmond's new girl removes his new outer gear before the match starts. The bell rings and here we go.

Both men lock up right off the bat, chain wrestling for a minute, before Pope hits a flying shoulder block. Pope sends Wolfe into the corner, but he eats an elbow. Wolfe hits a headstand mule kick. Pope tries for his big elbow drop in the corner, but Wolfe shoves him off to the outside. Pope locks up Desmond into a crazy rope assisted Boston crab, which he follows up with a middle rope fist drop. Pope tries for the pin but he only gets two.

Pope and Wolfe fight to the floor where Wolfe lands a blow to Pope's knee. Back in the ring, Wolfe hits a throat chop before hitting a snap mare into the ropes. Wolfe hits another snap mare into the ropes before locking in a single leg Boston crab. Pope struggles and is able to make it to the ropes to force a break. Wolve utilizes a crazy submission move, using one of Pope's legs to put pressure on the other. Wolfe hits a drop toe hold which works right into a bridging leg lock.

Wolfe continues to work over the knee, wrenching away at it. Pope kicks away at Wolfe, but Wolfe just locks up his other leg and goes to work with a modified STF. Pope is able to make it to the ropes and break the hold.

Wolfe hits another throat chop in the corner, before choking Pope and dropkicking him in the leg. Wolfe hits a European uppercut, but Pope fights back with a couple of big slaps. It doesn't last long though as Wolfe comes back with a big forearm to Pope's face. Wolfe places Pope on the top turnbuckle, and he tries for the Tower of London, but Pope fights out and is able to surprise Wolfe with an STO. Pope hits a crazy suplex DDT, but it's only good for a two count.

Wolfe sends Pope into the corner, bends him back and hits a big clothesline across the chest. Wolfe wraps Pope's leg in the rope and he bends him back against the ring post, but it doesn't last long as the ref forces him to break the hold. Wolfe threatens the ref, then turns right around into a spinebuster from Pope.

Pope hits a big slap to Wolfe's face, but Wolfe twists his arm and slams him down to the mat. Wolfe tries for another single leg crab, but Pope turns it into a small package, that's only good for two. Pope tries for a backslide, but when he can't get it, he backflips over Wolfe and tries for another small package, but he can't hold Wolfe down. Wolfe hits a spinning back elbow, and he backs Pope up into the corner. Wolfe tries for a back splash, but Pope avoids it and hits a rope assisted neck breaker that's good for two. Wolfe tries for another headstand mule kick, but Pope catches him and hits a sit-out Alabama slammer, good for another near fall. Pope pulls his kneepads down, but when he tries for the double knees. Wolfe hits a huge lariat. Wolfe pins Pope, and this one is over.

Winner: Desmond Wolfe

- Tenay and Taz run down tonight's events so far. We go backstage with Jeremy Borash. Eric Bischoff walks up and cuts him off. Bischoff asks him what he's doing and he says his job. Eric says this is no longer JB's job. Bischoff says until further notice, he's taking Borash off TV. Christy Hemme walks up and Bischoff hands her the mic. Ric Flair walks up and stares down Bischoff. He walks off. Hemme asks Flair what his role in TNA is going to be. Flair says when he's ready to say, he will. Flair puts himself over, yells a Whooo and walks off.

Beer Money vs. Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman

We get a video showing the events leading up to The Band vs. Beer Money. Out first comes the team of Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman, who will be replacing Scott Hall tonight. Beer Money is out next and they're ready to fight. Storm and Waltman are starting things off as we get the bell.

Storm pokes Waltman in the eye to start things off, following it up with a hip toss and an arm drag. Storm hits a beautiful neckbreaker, but it's only good for a two count. Storm tags in Roode, and BMI double team Waltman. Waltman rakes Roode's eyes and tags in Nash, who comes in and goes to work on Roode, hitting a couple of big elbows and choking him against the ropes.

Roode fights back with a couple of chops, and a clothesline, but his clothesline has no effect on Nash. Roode drops a clothesline from Nash and takes him down with a flying shoulder block. Roode makes the tag to Storm, who comes in and assists with the wishbone before hitting a drop toe hold, sending Waltman head first into Nash's crotch. Storm is distracted by Waltman, and he walks right into a clothesline from Nash.

Waltman tags in and hits a quick running leg drop, before hitting a big spin kick. Nash tags in and hits a couple of big knees to Storm's midsection in the corner. Nash chokes Storm with his boot, before tagging back out to Waltman. Waltman hits Storm with a series of knees in the corner, and he distracts the ref, allowing Nash to hit a couple of cheap shots. Nash tags back in and hits a big clothesline in the corner, before Waltman follows up with a bronco buster.

Nash hits a side walk slam, but Roode is in to break up the pin attempt. Nash hits a couple of terrible looking elbows in the corner before tagging out again to Waltman. Waltman tries for another bronco buster, but Storm moves and Waltman connects with the bottom turnbuckle instead. Nash comes in to prevent Storm from making the tag. Nash tries for a big elbow, but Storm moves and hits a codebreaker. Waltman tags in, but he can't stop Storm from making the tag. Roode comes in and cleans house on Waltman with a couple of clotheslines and a back body drop. Roode fights off Nash, before hitting a spinebuster on Waltman, but Nash is there to break it up.

BMI hit a double suplex on Waltman, before getting the crowd amped up with their 'Beer Money' schtick. Hall is out on the ramp to distract BMI. BMI turn around right into a double clothesline from Nash. Nash hits a chokeslam on Roode, but it's only good for a two count. Hall attacks a fan at ringside, and Waltman tries to break it up. BMI hit a superkick into a pinning predicament on Nash. Roode makes the pin, and this one is over.

Winners: Beer Money

- After the match, Waltman and Hall try to help Nash up but he's pissed off.

- We go backstage with Hogan and Bischoff watching what just happened on a monitor. Hogan isn't happy. He says he has a full plate tonight but will call The Band out on iMPACT this week. Bischoff tells Hogan he was brilliant on the whole Abyss situation. We go to the ring.

Ken Anderson vs. Abyss

We go to the ring where Abyss makes his way out. Ken Anderson comes out to a nice entrance. His microphone drops from the ceiling. He says he's just crossed the line. He talks about reading everyone's Twitters and Facebooks and here he is. Kennedy begins his big introduction on the mic and stops in the middle of Mr.... He continues with Mr.... Ke... Mr.... Anderson... ANDERSON! Kennedy heads to the ring for his match with Abyss.

Anderson tries for a handshake at the beginning of the match, and when Abyss goes for it, Anderson slaps him. Abyss slaps him right back, sending him to the mat. Abyss is able to send Anderson to the mat again with a shoulderblock and Anderson looks amused. Anderson kicks at Abyss' leg, and he goes to work with a couple of strikes, but he walks right into a chop from Abyss. Abyss charges Anderson in the corner, but he eats a boot. Anderson tries to go up top, but Abyss blocks it. Anderson grabs Abyss' arm and yanks it down across the top rope.

Anderson continues to work over Abyss' arm before hitting a chop block to his knee. Anderson hits a running kick to Abyss' face, sending him to the outside. Anderson follows, slamming Abyss' arm into the ring apron, and then the ring steps next to the entrance ramp. Anderson wraps Abyss' arm around the steel ring post and wrenches away. Anderson grabs a chair from the front row, but Abyss kicks it away and goes to work with a couple of big right hands. Back in the ring, Anderson surprises Abyss with a kick and sends him head first into the turnbuckle.

Anderson locks in a hammerlock, sending Abyss shoulder first into the turnbuckle. Anderson tries for a quick roll up, but he can only get two. Anderson continues to work over Abyss' arm with an arm bar, but Abyss fights his way out, sending Anderson to the mat with a shoulder block. Abyss hurts himself though, and Anderson comes back with a single arm DDT that's good for a near fall. Anderson locks in a modified top wrist lock, but Abyss is able to fight out again, this time backing Anderson into the corner and taking him over with a judo hip toss. Abyss charges Anderson, but he ends up running into a boot. Anderson comes back, but walks into a big boot himself.

Abyss connects with a big splash in the corner, and a side slam, but Anderson is able to kick out at two. Abyss signals for the chokeslam, but Anderson is able to fight him off with a kick. Abyss goes for the shock treatment, but Anderson fights out and hits a hangman's neckbreaker.

Anderson tries to comes off the top rope on Abyss, but he ends up caught in a chokeslam that's good for a two count. Both men are back up on their feet. Anderson ducks a punch from Abyss and hits him with one of his own. Abyss tries for the shock treatment, and he's able to connect this time, but he still can't keep Anderson down for a three count. Abyss goes to the outside, where he grabs a chair. Anderson grabs brass knuckles out of his trunks, and while the ref pulls the chair away from Abyss and disposes of it, Anderson hits Abyss with the knucks. Anderson makes the pin, and this one is over. After the announcer declares Anderson the winner, he takes the mic and announces himself again as the winner.

Winner: Ken Anderson

- We go to a long video package hyping tonight's Kurt Angle vs. AJ Styles match, with comments from both of them and Hulk Hogan. Tenay and Taz do the tale of the tape and focal points for this match. We go to the ring. This is Angle's last shot at AJ's World Title in 2010.

TNA World Heavyweight Title Match: Kurt Angle vs. AJ Styles

We see Kurt Angle backstage heading to the arena. His music hits and out he comes to a nice pop from the crowd. Out next is the TNA World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles to a nice reaction from the crowd. Thankfully we get no formal ring introductions from Jeremy Borash tonight. The bell rings and here we go.

Both men lock up and Angle backs AJ up into the corner where we get a clean break. Angle takes AJ down with an arm bar, but Styles fights out and locks in an arm bar of his own. Angle gets to the ropes, and the crowd is hot, with dueling chants. AJ locks in a keylock, but Angle is able to reverse. AJ and Angle continue to chain wrestler, trading holds.

Angle sends AJ to the ring apron with a shoulderblock. AJ sends Angle to the outside with a shoulderblock of his own. Angle tries for a German suplex, but AJ backflips out. We get some crazy chain wrestling that's great, but too fast for my fingers to keep up. Angle and AJ lock up in a test of strength, and Angle gets the advantage of the bat. AJ is able to roll through and put the pressure on Angle's hands, but Angle makes it to the ropes to force a break. AJ ducks and dives over and under Angle before hitting a beautiful dropkick.

Styles locks in a rear chin lock, but Angle fights up to his feet. Styles hits a couple of elbows to the back of Angle's neck. AJ rocks Angle with a forearm in the corner before following up with a big chop. Styles his a backbreaker that's good for a two count. AJ goes right back into the rear chin lock, but Angle fights out again, though he quickly falls victim to an elbow that sends him to the floor. AJ jumps to the ring apron, but his feet are taken out from under him by Angle. Angle follows up with a vicious dropkick.

Back in the ring, Angle hits a snap suplex, and he follows up with a seated bear hug. AJ is able to make his way to his feet and elbow Angle in the face, breaking the hold, but Angle comes right back with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker that's good for a near fall. Angle slams AJ into the corner, and then chokes away at him. Angle picks AJ up and slams him down to the mat, but he still can't keep AJ down for a three. Angle locks in a bodyscissors.

Angle turns the submission into a rear chin lock, but AJ fights back up to his feet, working his way out of the submission. AJ ducks a clothesline from Angle and hits him with back to back clotheslines and a kick to the chest. AJ tries for a clothesline, but Angle ducks it and retaliates with a German suplex.

Angle stomps away at AJ in the corner, before dragging him out and hitting a side backbreaker. Angle locks in another rear chin lock, burying his knee in AJ's back for extra pressure. AJ is able to fight back, with chops and forearms. Both men go for a cross body block, and both men are down.

Both men are back to their feet by a nine count, and Ric Flair is out on the entrance ramp, making his way down toward the ring. Angle and AJ trade blows in the middle of the ring, with Angle getting the advantage. Angle charges AJ in the corner, but AJ sends him to the ring apron, and a forearm sends him to the floor. AJ charges Angle and launches himself over the rope with a front flip dive, and Kurt's knee looks to be in bad shape.

Back in the ring, AJ hits a crazy neckbreaker from the fireman's carry position, before connecting with the springboard flying forearm. Styles tries for the Styles Clash, but Angle reverses out with a back body drop. Angle hits three German suplexes in a row, and he tries for the Angle slam, but AJ counters with an arm drag. Angle hits another vicious German suplex that's good for a near fall.

Angle tries for another Angle slam, but AJ reverses out and comes back with a Pele kick that's good for a two count. AJ tries for the Styles Clash again, but Angle backs him up into the corner and buries his shoulder in AJ's stomach. AJ tries to hit Angle with a splash, but Angle ducks a blasts AJ with a huge lariat that's good for a near fall. Angle goes for the ankle lock, but AJ fights it off and connects with a lariat of his own.

AJ picks Angle up and takes him to the corner, where he hits a big forearm. AJ pounds away at Kurt in the corner, but Angle ducks out and sends AJ into the corner with a huge belly to belly suplex that's good for two. Angle puts AJ on the top turnbuckle, but Styles fights out, and launches himself off the middle rope, connecting with a hurricarana. Styles goes for the springboard 450, but Angle moves. Angle hits the Angle slam, but it's still not good enough to keep AJ down for three. Angle goes up to the top rope and tries for a moonsault, but AJ is able to get out of the way and both men are down.

AJ is back to his feet first, and he tries for the Styles Clash, but Angle turns it around into an ankle lock. AJ tries for the ropes, but Angle pulls him back to the middle of the ring. AJ turns it over and kicks away at Kurt, causing him to break the hold. AJ goes out to the canvas, and launches himself back in the ring with a springboard crossbody. AJ sets Angle up in the corner, and he tries for a top rope Styles Clash, but Angle fights out. AJ jumps off the turnbuckle, but Angle catches him with a Styles Clash of his own, but AJ kicks out at two!

Angle tries for another Angle slam, but Styles reverses it into a DDT. Angle charges AJ in the corner, but AJ moves and Angle connects with the steel ring post. AJ is right there to hit an Angle slam, but it's not good enough for a three count. Styles goes to the top, but Angle pops up and connects with an Angle slam from the top rope, but AJ is still able to kick out!

Angle pulls down the straps and goes right into the ankle lock. AJ tries for the ropes, but Angle won't let him touch them. AJ tries to kick him away, but Angle will not let go. Angle grapevines the leg, and AJ taps, but Flair pulls the ref out of the ring!

Angle stares down Flair, and he chases him around and through the ring, but he walks right into a clothesline from AJ. Flair slides the TNA Championship into the ring at AJ's feet and tells him 'now'. AJ turns around and blasts Angle with the title belt. Flair throws the ref back into the ring, and Hebner makes the three count.

Winner: AJ Styles

Flair is in the ring with the TNA title to celebrate with AJ. Styles says it's all about him, and Ric Flair. Flair raises Styles' hand, and this looks to be the beginning of a heel turn for AJ.

Styles celebrates with Flair and his title to end the show.  
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Post by: wolfgang187 on January 22, 2010, 02:00:09 PM
TNA Genesis PPV Results 1/17/10
By Marc Middleton
Jan 17, 2010 - 7:06:35 PM

- Tonight's TNA Genesis pay-per-view kicks off with a video package with several TNA stars talking about aspiring to be the best in the world since they were young. It has a "dream" theme to it. The pyro explodes and we go to the iMPACT Zone where we see the four-sided ring. Mike Tenay calls this the first pay-per-view in the Hogan/Bischoff era and welcomes us to Genesis. We go to the ring.

- Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff make their way out to the ring to a nice reaction from the crowd. A big "Hogan" chant breaks out. Hogan welcomes us to Genesis and there's Brooke Hogan in the crowd. Hogan welcomes us to the brand new iMPACT Zone and that gets a mixed reaction. A big "we want six sides" chant breaks out. Hogan says you had six sides and it only got you so far. The crowd boo's at this. Hogan rips on the six side ring and the crowd is hating it. Hogan puts over TNA, trying to get the fans back and takes a shot at Vince McMahon. Bischoff takes the mic and says it's quite obvious that nobody likes change but that's what they are all about. More boo's from the crowd. Bischoff says get used to change because there's a lot more coming. Hogan ends it with: "what ya gonna do Vince McMahon, now that we're coming after you?" The music hits again and Hogan & Bischoff head to the back, slapping hands with the fans.

X Division Title Match: Amazing Red vs. Brian Kendrick

We go to the ring again where the TNA X Division Champion Amazing Red makes his way out. Out next is his mystery partner and it's... Brian Kendrick, to a nice pop. Kendrick is wearing what looks like the same gear he wore in WWE. The crowd starts chanting Kendrick's name. He's got a weird classical music theme. The bell rings and here we go.

Kendrick starts things out with a kick, but Red avoids it. Kendrick takes Red down into an arm bar, but Red is able to work out into a hammerlock. Kendrick rolls through to break the hold. Both men lock up and Red ends up in yet another arm bar, courtesy of Kendrick. Kendrick changes it up into a camel clutch while hitting a couple of cross face blows on Red. Red fights up to his feet and both men jockey for position.

Kendrick kicks Red in the head, sending him outside and into the barricade. Brooke Hogan is sitting ringside, urging on Red. Kendrick follows to the outside where he kicks away at Red's leg. Back in the ring and Kendrick continues to work over Red's leg with a stiff kick and a leg bar.

Kendrick hits a running kick to Red's knee before choking away at him in the corner. Kendrick wraps Red's leg up in the ropes, just wrenching away at his knee. Kendrick locks in a modified half crab, but Red makes it to the ropes, forcing him to break the hold. Kendrick continues his assault on Red's knee, hanging it up in the ropes and kicking away. Kendrick climbs up to the second rope, but Red hits a beautiful spinning kick sending Kendrick to the floor. Red follows out with a front flip senton from the top rope out to the floor and on top of Kendrick.

Red sends Kendrick back into the ring and goes up top for a shotgun missile dropkick, Red tries for the cover but Kendrick kicks out at two. Kendrick sends Red into the corner, but he eats Red's boot twice. Red goes for a cross body, but Kendrick ducks and locks in another modified single leg Boston crab. Kendrick modifies the hold again into a modified STF with a couple of headbutts for good measure. Red rolls over into the ropes, forcing a break.

Red hits an enzugiri out of nowhere, which he follows up with a dropkick to Kendrick's back. Red ducks a clothesline, and comes through with a hurricarana. Red goes for the cover again, but Kendrick grabs the ropes at two, stopping the count. Kendrick holds onto the ropes while Red tries to yank him off. The ref backs Red off and Red eats a kick to the face from Kendrick that's good for a near fall. Kendrick shows his frustration, kicking at Red and sending him to the outside. Red hits a springboard into the Code Red out of nowhere, he pins Kendrick and gets the three count.

Winner: Amazing Red

- We go backstage with Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, Kevin Nash, Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan. He thanks them for making the save last week. Bischoff mentions Hall and Waltman aren't under contract. Hogan says everything is moving fast and it's time to get real. Hogan tells them this is their one shot, make it happen because there might not be another. Hogan and Eric walk off. Hall talks about how he needs this tonight, he needs to earn his money. Waltman asks what about him. They fight over who is teaming with Nash tonight. Nash walks off and Pac and Hall play paper, rock, scissors to decide who teams. Waltman wins.

Sean Morley vs. Daniels

We go to the ring where Sean Morley makes his way out. He stops by and gives Brooke Hogan something. A "we want wrestling" chant breaks out. Morley cuts a promo on Daniels and says tonight he presents his first feature film. Daniels comes out and takes the mic. The crowd starts getting behind him and he tells them to shut up. Daniels threatens to slap several fans. They finally start going at it and the bell rings.

Daniels bails to the outside immediately, forcing Morley to follow him. Morley tries to suplex Daniels into the ring, but Daniels counters and responds with a couple of quick strikes, Morley comes back with a couple of running knees to the midsection before hitting a Russian leg sweep. Morley hits Daniels in the ribs several times, focusing his attack. Morley hits a pumphandle gut buster that sends Daniels to the apron. Morley bends Daniels against the ropes before hitting Daniels in the ribs, but on the second attempt, Daniels hangs Morley up on the top rope.

Daniels locks in a modified triangle choke, but Morley gets to the ropes to force a break of the hold. Daniels hits a huge chop, and a palm thrust to the throat. Daniels hits a bulldog, hanging Morley up on the top rope, before he locks in a modified octopus and hitting a fall away kick to Morley's head. Daniels hits a springboard moonsault, but it's only good for two. Daniels chokes Morley on the middle rope, continually going back to it, no matter what the ref says. Daniels hits a kick to Morley's chest. Morley begins to fight back with a couple of right hands and Morley begins to build momentum.

Morley suplexes Daniels onto the top rope before hitting a modified sit out powerbomb that's only good for two. Morley hits a double underhook butterfly suplex, but when he goes for a clothesline, Daniels ducks, hits an STO, and locks in the koji clutch.

Morley turns the submission into a pin, forcing Daniels to break the hold. Daniels hits an enzugiri, and another STO, but it's only good for a near fall. Daniels hits a rock bottom, but when he goes for the BME, Morley rolls out of the way. Morley connects with a half nelson suplex before he goes to the top himself. Daniels stops Morley, crotching him on the top rope. Daniels tries for a top rope hurricarana, but Morley swats him away. Morley hits the Money Shot, and gets the three count.

Winner: Sean Morley

2 out of 3 Falls TNA Knockouts Title Match: ODB vs. Tara

We get a promo video showing the events leading to this match. Tenay runs down the feud before Tara makes her way out first followed by the Knockouts Champion ODB. They square off before the bell and here we go.

Both women gets in each others faces at the outset of the match, pulling at each others hair and the ref is forced to break it up. Tara hits a big spear and starts wailing away at ODB. Tara works on ODB's arm with an arm scissors, before walking over ODB's stomach and hitting a standing moonsault. Tara clubs away at ODB's back. Both women trade blows in the middle of the ring, Tara hitting some nasty chops. Tara ducks a forearms and hits a series of kicks to ODB's midsection, before hitting a jumping knee to ODB's face. Tara hits a slingshot legdrop, but it's only good for two.

Tara ducks a clothesline and ODB catches her when she tries for a cross body. ODB hits a fall away slam. Tara surprises ODB with a small package that's good for a three count.

Winner of the first fall: Tara

ODB attacks Tara during the rest period, and when the bell rings she slams her into the turnbuckle. ODB chokes Tara with her boot in the corner. ODB continues to choke Tara, this time on the middle rope. ODB charges Tara in the corner, but she eats an elbow and finds herself locked in the tarantula. Tara falls to the apron, where a baseball slide from ODB sends her to the floor. ODB follows out, and hangs Tara up on the ring apron, dropping her from a fireman's carry position. ODB jaws with Brooke Hogan for a minute before heading back into the ring.

ODB brings Tara back into the ring by her hair before she locks in a body scissors. ODB rolls Tara into pinning position, but Tara kicks out and it's right back to the body scissors. Tara reaches for the ropes, but ODB pulls her right back into the middle by her hair, prompting the ref to break the hold. ODB locks in another body scissors, adding a rear choke this time.

ODB breaks the hold, picks Tara up and hits a running powerslam. ODB keeps checking her pulse. Tara is able to surprise ODB out of nowhere with a Widow's peak. She pins ODB, winning her second straight fall and the match.

Winner and New TNA Knockouts Champion: Tara

- We go backstage with Christy Hemme and The Pope. He says he heard there's a party tonight. Pope cuts a promo on Desmond Wolfe, talking about their match tonight.

TNA World Tag Team Title Match: Hernandez & Matt Morgan vs. The British Invasion

We get the tale of the tape for tonight's TNA World Tag Team Title match before the team of Hernandez and Matt Morgan make their way out. Out next comes TNA's Tag Team Champions, The British Invasion. Brutus and Morgan start the match off.

Morgan uses his power early, shoving Magnus to the mat. Magnus locks in a headlock, but Morgan fights out and sends him back down to the mat with a shoulder block. Magnus bails to the outside for a bit. When he gets back in, Morgan tries for a chokeslam, but Magnus pokes his eye and tags out of Williams. BI looks to double team Morgan, but Hernandez is in to make the save and send both men to the floor. Hernandez tags in, and he and Williams go at it, with Williams hitting a couple of European uppercuts and a high knee, but when he tries for a suplex, Hernandez gets him up instead. Williams reverses out, but he falls victim to a back body drop, and a big splash in the corner.

Hernandez tries for a powerbomb, but Magnus comes in a clips his knee to prevent it. Williams picks up Hernandez and slams his head into the corner before kicking away at Hernandez's legs. Hernandez flips himself up to the top turnbuckle, but Williams is there, trying for a superplex. Magnus attacks Morgan, causing the distraction, and BI hit a double superplex on Hernandez. BI double team Hernandez after Magnus tags in.

Magnus locks in a sleeper, but Hernandez fights out of it. Williams catches Hernandez with a knee as he comes off the ropes, and Magnus goes right into an abdominal stratch (assisted of course, by Williams). The ref catches the assist and forces a break. Hernandez comes right back, hitting a crazy gut wrench suplex. Both men make the tag to their partners, and Morgan comes in to clean house. Morgan hits rapid fire elbows on Williams, before he picks him up by the back of the neck and slams him into the top turnbuckle.

All four men are in the ring and things are breaking down quickly. Morgan hits a big clothesline on Magnus and all four men are down. Morgan and Williams are left in the ring, where Williams hits a couple of forearms, but quickly falls victim to a chokeslam. Morgan goes for the cover but it's only good for two. BI double team Morgan again, this time with a big boot into a German suplex, but again it's only good for a near fall. Morgan fights off another double team, splashing Magnus in the corner, and slamming Williams into the ring from the top turnbuckle. Hernandez hits a big slam on Magnus and Morgan follows up with the Carbon footprint. Morgan goes for the pin, and that's it.

Winners and New TNA Tag Team Champions: Matt Morgan and Hernandez

- We go backstage where Bobby Lashley is in Eric Bischoff's office. Abyss lays out Lashley. Bischoff freaks out and says Abyss just ruined tonight's semi-main event. Hulk Hogan walks in, sends Bischoff out and has a talk with Abyss. Hogan says he feels crazy tonight. Hogan promises Abyss will have a match tonight. Hogan won't tell him who his opponent is but tells Abyss to bring his best game tonight and earn his shot.


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By Michael Bluth
Jan 15, 2010 - 2:22:00 PM


– WWE Diva Maria tells the U.K. Sun that he’s already looking to pursue other opportunities beyond WWE so she can settle down and start a family. “I’m starting to do other things and it’s partially because one day I want to be a mom and I want to get married and you can’t really do that when you’re on the road,” Maria told Sky Sports News on a U.K. promotional tour this week. “So I’ve got to find a job that will allow me to do that.”

Maria, who will appear with former WWE & WCW champion Bill Goldberg on the upcoming “Celebrity Apprentice” show hosted by Donald Trump, is following in the footsteps of Mickie James and is also releasing an album this spring. “I’ve been with WWE for five years, so I don’t know when is going to be the end,” she said. “But I am looking at outside projects right now and doing other things..”

-- TNA president Dixie Carter posted a message on Twitter stating that she and Hulk Hogan met with Spike TV president Kevin Kay on Thursday night. Carter wrote:

“In LA for the TV Critics Conference. Just got back from dinner w/Hogan & Kevin Kay Pres. of Spike. Very exciting talks. Stay tuned.”

In an interview that took place prior to TNA’s live Monday special on January 4th, Spike TV president Kevin Kay said the network was willing to move iMPACT! to Monday nights on a permanent basis if that show was successful – which it was. 
         

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Final Card for Sunday's TNA Genesis Pay-Per-View with a Few Surprises
By Marc Middleton
Jan 14, 2010 - 11:53:59 PM


- Below is the final card for this Sunday's TNA Genesis pay-per-view. TNA has confirmed that a "major acquisition" will make his debut at the show.

TNA World Heavyweight Title Match
Kurt Angle vs. AJ Styles
Angle's Last Shot at AJ's World Title in 2010

TNA World Tag Team Title Match
Matt Morgan & Hernandez vs. The British Invasion

TNA Knockouts Title Match
Tara vs. ODB
Best of 3 Falls

TNA X Division Title Match
Amazing Red vs. Opponent to be Announced That Night

Scott Hall & Kevin Nash vs. Beer Money

Bobby Lashley vs. Abyss

Sean Morley vs. Daniels

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Date for TNA's Next Live Monday iMPACT, Who Helped Sign Hogan & Bischoff, More
By Marc Middleton
Jan 14, 2010 - 7:45:52 PM


Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

- Spike TV played a big part in TNA bringing Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff in. Spike reportedly earmarked money and helped out with the contracts as they have done in the past with other major TNA signings such as Mick Foley. Kevin Kay and Brian Diamond of Spike are long-term looking to use Hulk Hogan to challenge RAW on Monday nights.

- Right now the next live Monday iMPACT looks to happen on March 1st or March 8th. Regarding going live permanently, everyone expects it to happen and the feeling is that they should go live when the new guys are fresh and the company has some momentum. 
         

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By Stephen Ashfield
Jan 16, 2010 - 2:32:31 PM


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The weather may be freezing in the UK at present but the temperature will be soaring next week as TNA return to England and Scotland for the Maximum Impact Tour. With a series of main events including ladder match, Ultimate X and an “I Quit” match, the UK looks set for more dramatic action to follow up from last year’s successful tour. The new year has already seen big changes in TNA with the debut of Hulk Hogan and a host of other top performers including former WWE champion Jeff Hardy and the legendary Ric Flair. However, while the company plan the next stage of their bid to increase TV ratings, they know full well that becoming known internationally is just as important. WWE owe a great deal of their profits to the finances made from overseas tours and that’s a success TNA must aim to replicate.


The UK is certainly one of the areas in which they’ve managed to build a strong fan base and that was before The British Invasion and Desmond Wolfe were added to the roster. 2009 saw TNA pull in some great crowds, in fact some of the highest the company had ever drawn. Now they’re on their way back with shows at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow on the 23rd, the Bournemouth International Centre on the 26th, the Cardiff International Arena the following night, the Sky Dome in Coventry on the 28th, the Manchester Evening News Arena on the 29th and finally the Wembley Arena in London on the 30th.


All the shows start at 7,30pm, for full details and booking Info go to www.gigsandtours.com, www.ticketmaster.co.uk or call the 24hr hotline on 0871 2200 260/0871230 6230. For more info about TNA go to www,tnawrestling.com


In Glasgow the main event sees Team 3D take on Beer Money and the team of Hernandez and Matt Morgan (who could be tag champions by the time they arrive in London if they win the belts at ‘Genesis’) in a Tag Team Tables Match. It’s a battle of the toughest in Bournemouth as Samoa Joe takes on Bobby Lashley in an “I Quit” match while in Cardiff the feud between current tag champions The British Invasion and Beer Money continues.


The British Invasion top the bill again in Coventry in an eight-man Gauntlet Match as they join up with Eric Young from the World Elite to take on Beer Money and The Motor City Machine Guns. The main event in Manchester is destined to be an absolute classic that would top the bill in any TNA PPV. Current TNA World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles faces Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe and Daniels in a four-man ladder match that isn’t to be missed. The tour ends in London with a main event that’s definitely not for the faint hearted as Amazing Red faces D’Angelo Dinero, Chris Sabin, Suicide, Daniels and Alex Shelley in an Ultimate X match.


Last year I had the chance to chat to Abyss (aka Chris Parks) about the 2010 TNA UK tour. He’s no stranger to the UK making many an appearance for 1PW over the past four years so he knows exactly what the UK fans are like. “It’s fantastic, the fans are so electric, they’re fun to be around and very endearing you know, it’s a great place to come to.”


That’s something he experienced to a higher level when TNA came over to the UK in early 2009,. The company appeared in front of more fans than at any time in their history and Abyss absolutely adored it. “Wrestling is really big in the States, very popular with the fans. Coming over to the UK is something we want to do. The atmosphere is electric, crazy and it’s so much fun to perform in. There’s so much reaction and they’re so endearing to us. It makes us perform better and really motivates us.”



Abyss knows full well that this coming tour of the UK is vital to TNA. "The UK market is such an important market and it’s a gateway and a number one market to capture. Wrestling in front of fans who are crazy about wrestling, it’s an important market to be successful in. It’s a huge part in our attempt to be recognized worldwide.”



Abyss has been a part of TNA almost from the start so he’s ideally placed to look back at the history of the company and the success achieved to date means a great deal to him. “It’s something I’m most proud of having been there close to the beginning and seen the company grow. The guys who have been there since the beginning like myself, Jeff Jarrett who started it of course, Jack Storm, AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels and Robert Roode. From the days we worked Wednesdays and we weren’t even on television but on PPV to our partnership with Spike TV, the merchandise, the action figures and the DVDs. All stuff we were hoping for at the beginning and to see it happen, to be part of it is so important. I had high hopes and to be able to say I was part of it and the group has done so much in seven years and I think we can achieve even more in the next seven years.”



So the clock is counting down to January when TNA return to our shores. Here’s what we can expect in six months time. “Get ready for an action packed night, It’s what TNA stands for Total Non-stop Action. Anything can happen, whether it’s the TNA Knockouts, the X-Division, the Heavyweights or the Legends.”

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Bobby Lashley Talks About Fighting Fedor In 2010 (MMA)
By Michael Bluth
Jan 14, 2010 - 2:00:38 PM


Heavyweight fighter Bobby Lashley (4-0) says he wants to continue climbing the ranks in Strikeforce and is not rushing into a fight against Fedor Emelianenko. While Brock Lesnar was virtually rushed into a title fight in the UFC, Lashley tells SunSentionel.com that he wants to continue his slow build and get a few more wins under his belt before the fight of his life:

“When the fight comes with Fedor, which is going to be two, maybe three fights away, I will be definitely ready for him. It’s hard for me because when Brock (Lesnar) came in [to the UFC] Brock fought for the title after his second fight and everybody was [upset] about that. So I take a step back and say, ‘I’m going to take a different route.’ And I take my time and I have fights and everybody is like, ‘Why doesn’t Bobby fight Fedor?’ You can’t win for losing. There’s nothing I can do so I figure I’m going to do it the right way, and the way I know is the right way, and work my way up. I guarantee you I’m going to give the fans what they want. I’m going to be on this guy like he’s never seen before. So I’ll definitely put on a great show.”

Lashley makes his Strikeforce debut at the Strikeforce: Miami Showtime event on January 30th against Yohan Banks (2-1). He is also scheduled to fight on the April CBS card with no opponent named at this time. 
         

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TNA's Plans for Waltman, Hall & Hogan in Noticeable Pain, Hall Pushing for Sid
By Marc Middleton
Jan 14, 2010 - 3:50:16 AM


Source: Prowrestling.net

- Scott Hall has been pushing TNA officials to sign his friend "Psycho" Sid Vicious.

- Speaking of Hall, both he and Hulk Hogan was reportedly in noticeable pain after last Tuesday's iMPACT tapings. Hall was said to be in rough shape physically and was having a hard time getting around after the show. Some were surprised that Hogan was able to jog backstage at the end of Monday's show because he was struggling to get around backstage so much.

- As noted before, Sean Waltman had some heat on him after showing up late to the iMPACT tapings last Tuesday. Apparently the excuse that Waltman gave to officials was that he had been battling the stomach flu on Monday. Many were skeptical about Waltman's excuse because of his track record but word is that TNA officials are giving him the benefit of the doubt.

For what it's worth, TNA is counting on Waltman to take the majority of bumps for Scott Hall and Kevin Nash. 
         

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By Michael Bluth
Jan 14, 2010 - 2:00:38 PM


Heavyweight fighter Bobby Lashley (4-0) says he wants to continue climbing the ranks in Strikeforce and is not rushing into a fight against Fedor Emelianenko. While Brock Lesnar was virtually rushed into a title fight in the UFC, Lashley tells SunSentionel.com that he wants to continue his slow build and get a few more wins under his belt before the fight of his life:

“When the fight comes with Fedor, which is going to be two, maybe three fights away, I will be definitely ready for him. It’s hard for me because when Brock (Lesnar) came in [to the UFC] Brock fought for the title after his second fight and everybody was [upset] about that. So I take a step back and say, ‘I’m going to take a different route.’ And I take my time and I have fights and everybody is like, ‘Why doesn’t Bobby fight Fedor?’ You can’t win for losing. There’s nothing I can do so I figure I’m going to do it the right way, and the way I know is the right way, and work my way up. I guarantee you I’m going to give the fans what they want. I’m going to be on this guy like he’s never seen before. So I’ll definitely put on a great show.”

Lashley makes his Strikeforce debut at the Strikeforce: Miami Showtime event on January 30th against Yohan Banks (2-1). He is also scheduled to fight on the April CBS card with no opponent named at this time.

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I will tell you right now that Lashley has a good chance of beating Fedor. Just off of pure athletic ability, Lashley has a chance in this one. He just has to polish his skills more and get a good gameplan.

I'm telling you if Lashley can beat Fedor, we will have the fight of the century in the making... Lashley v Lesnar... two pro wrestlers, kings of MMA LOL I love it!
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By Marc Middleton
Jan 14, 2010 - 3:04:39 PM


- Alex Marvez of Scripps News has a new interview up with Eric Bischoff. Here are some of the highlights:

Bischoff on why he hooked up with TNA: "It was the combination of a lot of things. Most of all, I like Dixie. She has a lot of integrity and I like to be in business with people like that. Secondly, I saw an opportunity. The way we have our deal structured is great for Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment. And this provided me with a chance to get back into a business I love. I believe a creative person who has a certain feel for this business can change the fortunes of this company in a good way."

Bischoff on learning from WCW: "No matter what people have said or written about me, I know what I accomplished changed the business and had a positive impact. I also made a lot of mistakes and have the scar tissue to prove it. I'm going to try and repeat the good stuff and avoid the bad stuff."

Bischoff on Vince McMahon: "I have a tremendous respect for Vince and, in a perverse way, like him. But at the end of the day, I think I'm better than him. I'm more creative than him and have a better feel for the business. It's just that he happens to be a lot more successful than I am."



What an ass this little ego maniac is.He has ZERO creativity.He will prove this YET AGAIN in TNA.Last night show was a perfect example.Did you see the angle between the Nasty Boys and Dudleys.ABSOLUTELY PATHETIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!The Nast Boys SUCK!!Have always SUCKED!!!AND WILL ALWAYS SUCK!!!

Eric Jerkoff destroyed the WCW,along with Hogan,Nash and Hall.Its just a matter of time before they destroy TNA.



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TNA Star Warns Jeff Hardy, News from TNA's Post-iMPACT Press Conference
By Marc Middleton
Jan 5, 2010 - 3:25:37 AM


- TNA held their post-iMPACT press conference last night on mycontent.com with Dixie Carter, Jeff Jarrett, ODB, Homicide, Hernandez, Matt Morgan, Vince Russo and Desmond Wolfe. Nothing really newsworthy came out of the conference.

Dixie Carter spoke and promised more surprises but said the ratings won't determine the success of last night's show. She said just having the live show is a success. Dixie also said she believes TNA is already competing with WWE.

Jeff Jarrett mentioned that he is looking forward to more iMPACT specials on Monday nights while Homicide told Jeff Hardy to watch his back because it now has a target on it. 
         

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Jeff Hardy Indicted – Drug Case Sent To Superior Court
By Michael Bluth
Jan 5, 2010 - 4:01:34 PM


After making his shocking return to TNA Wrestling at Monday night's live 3-hour iMPACT! special, Jeff Hardy has been dealt yet another legal setback.

Jeff Hardy's drug charges went to the grand jury yesterday in Moore County, North Carolina. A grand jury found that there is enough evidence to indict Hardy and the case has been sent to Superior Court, according to a spokesperson with the Moore County Court. The case will be officially set on their docket within the next week, according to PWInsider.com.

Hardy was arrested on September 11th, 2009 after police raided his home in Cameron, North Carolina. A joint investigation conducted by officers with the Moore County Sheriff's Office narcotics and select enforcement units and the Fayetteville Police Department led to the search. According to the police report, a search of his residence yielded 262 Vicodin prescription pills, 180 Soma prescription pills, 555 milliliters of anabolic steroids, a residual amount of powder cocaine and items of drug paraphernalia.He was charged with felony trafficking in opium, two counts of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule III controlled substance, felony maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substance, felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
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TNA Stars Getting Married, Important Executives In Attendance At iMPACT!, more
By Amish Patel
Jan 5, 2010 - 2:48:16 PM


Source: PWInsider.com

-- Numerous executives from SpikeTV as well as Panda Energy President Bob Carter were in attendance at last nights iMPACT! taping.

-- Brooke Hogan was also at taping and shown in the crowd, but her brother Nick did not appear.

-- TNA's Traci Brooks and Frankie "Suicide" Kazarian are getting married this weekend.

-- Scott Steiner will be used on tonight's TV tapings. He was backstage at last night's show. 
         

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TNA Fans Turned Away, Fear Among Stars in TNA, More Backstage News from iMPACT
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Jan 5, 2010 - 12:43:59 PM


Source: PWInsider.com

- TNA has released several new Hulk Hogan t-shirts.

- Angelina Love was not backstage at last night's iMPACT. The Young Bucks were there and will be working tonight's tapings.

- It was said to be obvious at last night's iMPACT taping that a new guard was in charge. There is fear among some TNA talents about their job status now. The feeling among some is that with the new established stars coming in, the old crew that has been there may be overlooked or released.

- It was extremely cold in the TNA locker rooms last night because there is no heat in them.

- There were at least a few hundred fans turned away from last night's iMPACT, including a vocal group of fans from Bubba the Love Sponge's show. Fans who had passes that were supposed to guarantee them entry were turned away. This explains Bubba's message on Twitter that we posted earlier.

- The script that Eric Bischoff ripped up in the ring last night was legit. Security began taking the sheets away from fans during the commercial break. 
         

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New Match for TNA's Genesis, NYE iMPACT Rating, Why iMPACT Is Replaying Thursday
By Marc Middleton
Jan 5, 2010 - 12:40:52 PM


Partial source: F4Wonline.com

- Matt Morgan and Hernandez will reportedly get their TNA Tag Team Title shots against The British Invasion at this month's Genesis pay-per-view.

- The New Year's Eve 7pm edition of TNA iMPACT scored an 0.6 rating. From 9pm until 11pm the show did an 0.8.

- One of the reasons TNA chose to air the iMPACT replay this Thursday night and not another new episode if because of the BCS National Championship football game on Thursday night between Texas and Alabama. TNA was worried about being hurt in viewership with the big game going on. 
         

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By Michael Bluth
Jan 5, 2010 - 6:08:18 PM


Source: prowrestling.net

Word is going around that last night's live 3-hour edition of TNA iMPACT! drew a 1.5 average cable rating for the entire show.

At this time, ratings data is not available for the individual hours or quarter hours, but it will be released shortly. 
         

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Why TNA think wrestling fans are craving 1991 again is beyond me.They have so much young talent there that could easily carry a fed,if they went to a more ECW style of wrestling,they could compete with Vince.They cant compete with Vince with dinasaurs who are 20 years past their primes.Are you kidding me,the Nasty Boys?

I really think some of this stuff, like the Nastys, was just a one time deal.
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I really think some of this stuff, like the Nastys, was just a one time deal.
At least I hope so.

But Hogan is in there now.Just a matter of time before guys like AJ Styles are put down the roster and old fossils are given a push.Its the Hogan way.He thinks people still want to see him wrestle. 
         

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But Hogan is in there now.Just a matter of time before guys like AJ Styles are put down the roster and old fossils are given a push.Its the Hogan way.He thinks people still want to see him wrestle.

the aj/angle match was put on in good faith that the young guys and wrestling was going to be the point of emphasis. it was almost pay per view level and hogan put over the match hard.

hopefully, youre wrong.
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the aj/angle match was put on in good faith that the young guys and wrestling was going to be the point of emphasis. it was almost pay per view level and hogan put over the match hard.

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Kevin Nash Teases TNA Moving to Mondays, Eric Bischoff Comments on iMPACT
By Marc Middleton
Jan 6, 2010 - 2:55:50 PM


- Kevin Nash wrote the following on his Twitter today:

"I think going head 2 head every monday is in the works.Spike was happy with the ratings.special 4 me to be back with the band,great night!!!"

- While Eric Bischoff wrote about Monday night on his Twitter with the following:

"Had a blast Monday night. Been as LONG time since I have felt this way about the wrestling business! Thanks to all who watched. More to come" 
         

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Hogan Reportedly Stressed Out at iMPACT, Russo Withdrawn, More Backstage Notes
By Marc Middleton
Jan 6, 2010 - 1:55:04 PM


Source: PWTorch.com Newsletter

- As noted on Monday, Hulk Hogan held a meeting with the TNA crew before the live iMPACT. The meeting was described as a pep talk and Hogan told everyone that he's looking forward to getting to know them all. Hogan gave the impression that he and Bischoff are running the show but Vince Russo is still handling his usual duties. Hogan told everyone that his door is always open for them.

Hogan was said to be very stressed out backstage on Monday and feels the company has organizational issues. TNA was filming taped segments late in the day and it was said to be a very chaotic atmosphere for Hogan, compared to what he was used to in WWE and WCW. Sources backstage say that Vince Russo came across as withdrawn and after the show, he was telling people that he had no idea what the TNA storyline direction will be from here on out. 
         

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Talk of TNA Moving to Monday, Homicide's Cage Botch, Hogan-iMPACT Update & More
By Marc Middleton
Jan 6, 2010 - 4:02:33 AM


Partial source: F4Wonline.com

- In an update from last night's TNA iMPACT spoilers, Hulk Hogan did in fact appear in a backstage segment.

- Jeff Hardy was not at last night's iMPACT tapings.

- One reader sent word that Homicide was stuck atop of the Steel Cage Asylum structure for a whole 72 seconds at the beginning of Monday's iMPACT before Jeff Hardy returned.

- Apparently there is now serious discussion within TNA of putting on a weekly Monday night show head-to-head with WWE's RAW. 
         

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TNA and Spike's Reaction to the iMPACT Ratings, More on Jeff Hardy's Return
By Marc Middleton
Jan 6, 2010 - 3:51:28 AM


Partial source: F4Wonline.com

- As noted before, WWE officials were surprised by Jeff Hardy's TNA return. Word from WWE is that Vince McMahon wasn't reacting to the show at last night's SmackDown tapings.

- TNA officials and Spike TV executives were absolutely ecstatic with the iMPACT rating numbers that came in yesterday. Dixie Carter wrote the following on her Twitter yesterday: "Thank you, thank you for helping TNA set RECORD ratings in every way last night. We ALL won." 
         

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New Details on the Problems Between BLTS and TNA, AJ Styles Gets Involved?
By Marc Middleton
Jan 6, 2010 - 3:35:59 AM


- Regarding the situation with Bubba the Love Sponge in TNA, apparently he gave around 1,000 tickets to his listeners that were given to him by TNA. Bubba said on his radio show yesterday that staff at Universal Studios told his fans that the passes weren't real and many fans were turned away and had to watch the show from the Hard Rock Cafe.

Bubba said yesterday that either someone from Universal or from TNA got on stage at Hard Rock during the viewing party and buried him. Apparently AJ Styles appeared at Hard Rock after iMPACT and also buried Bubba in front of the fans. Bubba said when he appeared at Hard Rock to address the fans, he was boo'd and spat on and had things thrown at him by the angry fans.

Bubba said that following iMPACT last night, he refused to return text messages from Dixie Carter or Hulk Hogan and refused to take calls from them. Bubba said yesterday that he was probably done with TNA but apparently he was at last night's tapings. 
         

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TNA iMPACT Ratings Breakdown - Company History Made on Monday Night
By Marc Middleton
Jan 5, 2010 - 7:33:27 PM


- The first hour of last night's three-hour TNA iMPACT scored a 1.69 rating with 2.5 million viewers, making it the most-watched hour of TV in TNA history.

The second hour slipped to a 1.44 rating but featured the most-watched 15 minutes in TNA history with a 1.88 quarter-hour rating for Hulk Hogan's debut at 9PM EST, head-to-head with Bret Hart's return on WWE's RAW.

The least-watched segment of the show came at the end of the second hour with a 1.16 quarter-hour rating with the Pope vs. Wolfe match and AJ Styles interview. This segment went up against the DX vs. JeriShow match on RAW.

The third hour of iMPACT dropped to a 1.22 rating. The range of quarter-hour ratings was between 1.17 and 1.30. The third hour peaked in the final 15 minutes of the show with a 1.30 rating. This was the end of Angle vs. Styles and the Foley beatdown from Hall, Nash and Sean Waltman with Hogan watching. 
         

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More iMPACT Spoilers: Hall & Nash at Genesis, Val Venis & Angelina Love Updates
By Marc Middleton
Jan 5, 2010 - 7:22:50 PM


- Below are some spoiler notes from tonight's TNA iMPACT tapings. Stay tuned later for a full report.

* Angelina Love was seated in the crowd and has made her return.

* Sean "Val Venis" Morley is now wrestling under his real name and using the tagline "ladies, I'm here."

* Announced for the Genesis pay-per-view is Beer Money vs. Scott Hall and Kevin Nash. 
         

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Hulk Hogan, Beautiful People among the top TNA iMPACT! ratings draws
By Brian Cantor
Jan 7, 2010 - 1:08:32 AM


In a news bit that should surprise no one, a minute-by-minute breakdown of Monday's TNA iMPACT! rating reveals that the first Hulk Hogan segment contained the most-watched portion of the show.

After opening with a whopping 3.05 million viewers for Hulk Hogan's walk to the ring, Hogan's first live segment peaked with 3.36 million viewers at 9PM. This figure then gradually (and steadily) declined as people began tuning out, presumably to view the Bret Hart-Shawn Michaels encounter on WWE RAW.

What is interesting, however, is that the next biggest attraction was neither Jeff Hardy, Ric Flair nor any of the active male TNA performers. Rather, it was The Beautiful People's strip poker game. While TNA's Knockouts have often drawn well in comparison to the other action, it is surprising that they maintained their dominant level of appeal on such a star-studded show.

The first instance of the poker game drew between 3.00 and 3.01 million viewers; a segment that also featured Sean Morley drew 2.9 million viewers just after 9:30PM. Aside from a portion of Hulk Hogan's appearance, the Beautiful People were far and away the biggest draw of hour two. 
         

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Rob Van Dam Confused About the Monday Night Wars, Hardy's Girlfriend on Reports
By Marc Middleton
Jan 7, 2010 - 1:12:13 AM


- Jeff Hardy's girlfriend Beth wrote the following on her Twitter regarding recent reports on Jeff: "I have no idea where these reports are coming from saying Jeff "had a verbal agreement to return to WWE by a certain date."That's 100% false"

- Rob Van Dam has a new blog up on his MySpace, talking about the Monday Night War from this week between WWE and TNA. Here's what he wrote:

Monday night wrestling, let’s talk about it. Many people have called,texted or emailed me to get my opinion of the live wrestling shows that competed for our viewership earlier this week. I can critique just like you, but let’s talk about what we liked. I switched back and forth between both shows, just like you did. It was cool seeing the crowd reaction for Brett the Hitman Hart. I know he has wanted to step back in the ring for a long time and I have no doubt that the “welcome back” felt like a warm blanket in Canada. On the other show, the NWO appearing was a nice surprise, as was Jeff hardy in a big way. I was a little concerned since all the pre-Monday advertisements just said “We got Hogan”. They had a lot of ex-WWE’ers-whether money drawers or not-so the element of change and hope was in the air. I thought that was nice. They also had some good matches. fans like that. I’m still confused on the schedule for TNA’s Monday night shows.

I thought this was going to be an every-Monday night thing but I’ve heard I’m wrong on that. Anyone else confused with me? Anyone know what they’re doing?

Do we tune in again next week or next quarter or WTF?

I’m sure that wrestling had it’s highest ratings in awhile so that’s good and TNA must’ve had their largest viewing audience. Many people have told me that they were glad I wasn’t on Monday night. I don’t think that I feel more inspired to return than I did before Monday, for that matter. I do hope that public interest in wrestling does grow as it would be good for everybody...except that guy that tried to blow up that airplane in Detroit. He’s fucked!

I probably feel the same way that you do about Monday night. It intrigued me to watch, which I normally don’t, and I believe I’ll watch again next week...if it’s on. 
         

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Homicide Causes Panic at iMPACT, TNA Star Possibly Injured, Dixie Carter's Dad
By Marc Middleton
Jan 7, 2010 - 1:14:04 AM


Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

- Alex Shelley was checked out yesterday for a possible herniated disc. No word yet how that went but we hope to have details soon.

- Bob Carter, owner of Panda Energy and father to Dixie Carter, was sitting ringside beside his daughter at Monday's live iMPACT.

- There was panic backstage on Monday when Homicide was unable to get out of the top of the Steel Cage Asylum structure. Apparently there was concern before the show about whether or not he could escape the cage but Homicide assured everyone he would be able to. As noted yesterday, Homicide was hanging from the cage for 72 seconds. 
         

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TNA Title Holder Injured, Hogan's 'New' NWO Theme, iMPACT Ads During RAW
By Marc Middleton
Jan 7, 2010 - 1:17:38 AM


Partial source: Wrestling Observer

- Don W. and Terry Chatham sent word that Hulk Hogan's new NWO inspired theme song in TNA is actually the theme song that all NWO members used in the WCW/NWO Thunder video game on the Playstation 1 console.

- One-half of the TNA Knockout Tag Team Champions Hamada suffered an ankle injury at the live iMPACT on Monday. She still worked a match at the Tuesday tapings though.

- TNA had ads running during Monday Right RAW this past week in the 10PM hour that said, "What are you doing? You're missing Hulk Hogan. Wrestling is back on Monday night, watch now, live on Spike." 
         

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Details Behind Ric Flair's TNA Deal, BTLS Plans 'Sneaky Stuff' with Hogan & Co.
By Marc Middleton
Jan 7, 2010 - 1:22:53 AM


Partial source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

- It appears Bubba the Love Sponge is still with TNA after meeting with Dixie Carter, Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan on Tuesday night. He wrote the following on Twitter:

"went over 2tna lot shot my deal met with hulk & Eric saw Dixie2 I think it's better Planned some sneaky stuff with them2. going2bed but after my meeting with hogan and seeing the #s Dixie annouced I'm very excited tna is on the course2 give Vince a good fight"

- Ric Flair signed his deal with TNA just a few days before Monday's live iMPACT. His deal is for 65 appearances over one year's time. It's believed Flair is working on a guaranteed money deal and is still able to book his own outside-TNA appearances. In an effort to get him on Monday's show, word is that TNA offered Flair more money.

It's said that TNA really wants Flair to be part of "the team" and be a face for the company. Some feel that Flair's heart isn't really in TNA and he's more interested in the money than helping TNA succeed. 
         

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Hogan Discusses the DQ Finish on iMPACT, TNA Going to Mondays Live and More
By Marc Middleton
Jan 7, 2010 - 2:05:29 PM


Source: PWInsider.com

- Hulk Hogan appeared on the Bubba the Love Sponge show today and regarding the Steel Cage Asylum match on Monday night, he said that at a production meeting on Sunday, about 10 people said there was a decent door to the cage. Hogan said when he arrived to the soundstage and saw that it had no real door, they went with the DQ finish. There were plans for a big bump off the cage but it wasn't possible. Hogan agreed with Bubba that the Steel Cage Asylum match needs to be done away with for good.

Hogan also said TNA has kind of dropped the ball by taping the next Thursday show the day after going live. Hogan said he was going to call Dixie Carter, Eric Bischoff and the people at Spike today and tell them that they need to be live on Mondays from now on. Hogan acknowledged it will cost a lot of money but said you have to spend money to make money.

Hogan said that he will get Vince McMahon's audience a bit at a time, just like he did in WCW. Hogan said Bob Carter mentioned to him that they need a bigger building than the iMPACT Zone. 
         

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TNA Introducing 'TNA Live' to the Internet Soon with Guest Hosts and More
By Marc Middleton
Jan 7, 2010 - 2:18:10 PM


- It appears TNA is doing another gimmick similar to one WCW did back years ago. TNA will be introducing "TNA Live" on their website soon, which will be an online radio show. Stars such as Don West and SoCal Val will be hosting the show. Word is that they will be doing live streaming video pre-game and post-game shows for iMPACT.

Jeremy Borash wrote the following on his Twitter today: "Very big news. Time to fire up this machine again. Look for an announcement about "TNA LIVE" coming next week to TNAWrestling.com!" 


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Vince Russo Comments On Monday's iMPACT!, Bret's Return & More
By Michael Bluth
Jan 7, 2010 - 4:19:04 PM


TNA creative team member Vince Russo a new blog on his Facebook page discussing Monday's iMPACT!, working with Hogan & Bischoff and more. Visit Facebook.com to read the full blog.

"We learned a lot, on Monday night as a company--a lot We hit some home runs, but also struck out once, or twice--but that's OK. What really mattered is that we took risks. We gave you everything we had--and didn't play it safe.

"That's what Eric Bischoff and Russo/Ferrara both did back in the mid-to late 90's. Nothing was safe--NOTHING. The programming, whether it was WWF, or WCW was DANGEROUS. Never one time, no matter how hot we got--did Eric or I EVER rest on our laurels--NEVER. I can't tell you how long Vince has been resting on his . . . I honestly can't.

"I sat in the production truck and I wanted our show, side-by-side to Vince Monday night. It was great to see Bret --I love the guy--always have. But as our show went on, and as I watched his, I just kept asking myself--'where's the effort?'"

"Does Vince think that little of TNA that he felt that he could just produce 'another show' on Monday night? I mean, you take away that first segment and that last segment, and you had a wrestling show that wasn't even mediocre at best. Again--going back to the 90's--that NEVER, would have happened if Eric, or I were in Vince's shoes--NEVER. Resting on your laurels is the worst mistake that anyone can ever make--no matter what type of business you are in." 
         

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Vince Russo Comments On Monday's iMPACT!, Bret's Return & More
By Michael Bluth
Jan 7, 2010 - 4:19:04 PM


TNA creative team member Vince Russo a new blog on his Facebook page discussing Monday's iMPACT!, working with Hogan & Bischoff and more. Visit Facebook.com to read the full blog.

"We learned a lot, on Monday night as a company--a lot We hit some home runs, but also struck out once, or twice--but that's OK. What really mattered is that we took risks. We gave you everything we had--and didn't play it safe.

"That's what Eric Bischoff and Russo/Ferrara both did back in the mid-to late 90's. Nothing was safe--NOTHING. The programming, whether it was WWF, or WCW was DANGEROUS. Never one time, no matter how hot we got--did Eric or I EVER rest on our laurels--NEVER. I can't tell you how long Vince has been resting on his . . . I honestly can't.

"I sat in the production truck and I wanted our show, side-by-side to Vince Monday night. It was great to see Bret --I love the guy--always have. But as our show went on, and as I watched his, I just kept asking myself--'where's the effort?'"

"Does Vince think that little of TNA that he felt that he could just produce 'another show' on Monday night? I mean, you take away that first segment and that last segment, and you had a wrestling show that wasn't even mediocre at best. Again--going back to the 90's--that NEVER, would have happened if Eric, or I were in Vince's shoes--NEVER. Resting on your laurels is the worst mistake that anyone can ever make--no matter what type of business you are in." 
         

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Hall Hopeful for His TNA Future, Foley on Ric Flair's Decision to Sign and More
By Marc Middleton
Jan 11, 2010 - 3:44:02 AM


Source: F4Wonline.com

- Mick Foley noted in a new blog that he called Ric Flair on December 27th and tried to get him to sign with TNA. Apparently Flair still hadn't decided on signing with the company as of January 2nd, two days before he debuted at the live iMPACT.

- Actor Eric Roberts from such TV shows as Heroes and movies like Best of the Best was backstage at the TNA live event this weekend in Westbury, New York. His sister is Julia Roberts.

- Word is that Scott Hall has been very excited about his return to TNA and is hoping it lasts longer than his previous stints. 
         

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Latest on TNA Changing the Six-Sided Ring, Meaning of Generation Me and More
By Marc Middleton
Jan 11, 2010 - 3:45:12 AM


Source: F4Wonline.com

- TNA drew a sellout crowd of 2,500 fans at the live event this weekend in Westbury, NY. This would be TNA's best live event numbers in a long time. The main event saw AJ Styles defeat Kurt Angle with Jeff Jarrett as the special referee.

- As noted before, The Young Bucks debuted in TNA last Tuesday under the name Generation Me. The name actually describes anyone born in the 1970's, 1980's or 1990's - or anyone between the ages of 10 and 40.

- There has been a lot of talk within TNA lately about the six-sided ring. Various angles have been pitched as ways to get rid of the ring and bring in a traditional four-sided ring. 
         

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Ric Flair Talks About Seeing Sting at iMPACT, Why He Signed with TNA and More
By Marc Middleton
Jan 11, 2010 - 3:21:50 AM


- The Charleston Post & Courier and Mike Mooneyham featured an article with Ric Flair this weekend. They noted that Flair hadn't heard from WWE since June of 2009 and decided to make the debut with TNA after waiting for the call from WWE.

Regarding TNA being professional, Flair said, “I never heard that it wasn’t, but until you see it, you don’t know what to expect. I couldn’t be more impressed.” Flair says he only sees TNA getting better and better.

Flair also said that he walked into the TNA locker room and hugged Sting upon arriving at the live iMPACT. Flair says Sting told him, “You’re the reason I’m staying.” 
         

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Big Surprise Planned for TNA's Genesis Pay-Per-View Later This Month?
By Marc Middleton
Jan 10, 2010 - 12:05:41 PM


Source: PWTorch Newsletter

- Jeremy Borash said this weekend on The Pain Clinic radio show that a big name wrestler is expected to debut at TNA's Genesis pay-per-view.

Borash indicated that the debut at Genesis would be a "big surprise."

Genesis takes place on January 17th. 


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Why Jeff Hardy Has Signed With TNA, Homicide Expects To Feud With Him
By Amish Patel
Jan 5, 2010 - 10:05:34 AM


Source: PWTorch.com

-- It is now confirmed that Jeff Hardy has signed a deal to work a regular TNA schedule. Hardy told TNA co-workers that the organisation's schedule fits his lifestyle better than WWE's gruelling full-time schedule.

Also, following last night's iMPACT!, Homicide said on the "Right After Wrestling" radio program he expects to feud with Hardy, saying:

"Anything could change and I could do something else or Jeff could do something else at the TV tapings on Tuesday, and I think it would be a great match-up of Jeff Hardy vs. Homicide. I'm really hoping it will happen." 
         

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New TNA Star Teases Problems, Tonight's iMPACT Tapings, TNA Title Changes & More
By Marc Middleton
Jan 5, 2010 - 3:30:10 AM


Partial source: PWInsider.com

- The Young Bucks are in Orlando for tonight's TNA iMPACT tapings and are expected to wrestle but that could change.

- Title changes at last night's iMPACT saw ODB defeat Tara for the Knockouts Title and the team of Hamada & Awesome Kong defeat Taylor Wilde & Sarita for the Knockouts Tag Titles.

- TNA will tape iMPACT tonight in Orlando at the iMPACT Zone with the fallout from last night's three-hour show. Tonight's tapings won't air until next Thursday, January 14th.

- Matt Morgan and Hernandez are the new #1 contenders to the TNA World Tag Team Titles.

- New personality Bubba the Love Sponge wrote a strange message on his Twitter last night after iMPACT. He wrote:

"I want to apologize to each and every fan that got f***ed with and turned away and talked down to today at tna trust me Dixie Carter would be as upset as I am if and when she finds out. If there is one thing I did learn it's she's a very very remarkable and honest business woman. I don't know what my future holds with tna right now but I'll never speak a bad word about Dixie. Again I'm sorry. Please forgive me"


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Several Former WWE Superstars Backstage for Tonight's TNA iMPACT Special
By Marc Middleton
Jan 4, 2010 - 2:10:26 PM


Source: Prowrestling.net

- According to sources, the following stars are backstage at tonight's iMPACT for the three-hour show:

* Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, Orlando Jordan, Val Venis and The Nasty Boys

Eric Bischoff, Hulk Hogan and Jason Hervey are also already at the building for tonight's show. No word yet if Venis, Jordan and The Nasty Boys will be appearing on TV tonight but Waltman and Hall will. 
         

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Hulk Hogan Says Ric Flair's Upset About Not Being Invited to Tonight's iMPACT
By Marc Middleton
Jan 4, 2010 - 2:01:04 PM


- Hulk Hogan appeared on The Bob & Tom Show this morning and cut an in-character promo on Ric Flair. Hogan said Flair left a rambling message on his voice mail last night and that Flair was really upset that Hogan didn't invite him to tonight's live iMPACT.

Hogan also said on the show that he isn't going to make pro wrestling like it was, but he was going to make it better than it used to be. Hogan called AJ Styles the best pound-for-pound wrestler in the world today. 
         

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The Hogans at iMPACT, Tag Team Booked for iMPACT, Against All Odds and More
By Marc Middleton
Jan 4, 2010 - 1:35:18 PM


Partial source: PWInsider.com

- TNA has changed their official logo slightly. The new logo is cleaned up a bit and can be seen on the company website.

- Brooke and Nick Hogan will be at tonight's live iMPACT in Orlando.

- The Young Bucks are booked for this week's iMPACT tapings. There was talk of having them face The Motor City Machineguns this week on iMPACT so we'll see if it happens.

- Below is the official blurb for TNA's Against All Odds pay-per-view from iNDEMAND. This year's show takes place on Valentine's Day.

Some crave power, status, the feeling of being in complete control. But with great power comes great envy. In this world there are no handouts, nothing is given, everything must be earned. In this world power concedes nothing without a fight. TNA Wrestling presents: Against All Odds! 
         

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'Hollywood' Hogan on iMPACT Tonight?, Creative News for iMPACT, Scott Norton
By Marc Middleton
Jan 4, 2010 - 12:16:10 PM


Partial source: F4Wonline.com

- Former WCW and NWO star Scott Norton teased on Twitter that he might be at tonight's TNA iMPACT. This would be the first time that Norton's name has been brought up regarding tonight's show.

- Photos of Hulk Hogan from this past weekend show the Hulkster with his black beard like he had during the NWO and WCW days.

- Scripts for tonight's live iMPACT and the next few sets of iMPACT TV tapings have been written for over a week now with some changes made this weekend. Vince Russo, Eric Bischoff, Hulk Hogan, Dixie Carter and others have all had input. 
         

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The Latest on New Stars Coming Into TNA, Who's Expected for iMPACT and More
By Marc Middleton
Jan 4, 2010 - 4:14:17 AM


Source: F4Wonline.com

- Regarding new faces coming into TNA, it's said that the company has 6-7 confirmed names that will be coming in soon, if not tonight on iMPACT then in the next few weeks.

Rumored names like Sid, Paul Heyman and Rob Van Dam are not expected to be there tonight. Heyman may not happen at all and Van Dam's reported signing has not been confirmed. Sid is expected to come in soon but was recently injured overseas. It is confirmed that Angelina Love has re-signed with TNA and with the company requesting the entire roster tonight, she is expected to be there also.

Scott Hall and Sean "X-Pac" Waltman are said to be pretty much a lock for tonight's live show. Hall was telling people at the Hulk Hogan debut party yesterday that Waltman would be with him on iMPACT. Hall also was overheard saying they were trying to get Kevin Nash to dye his hair dark again.

TNA has reportedly asked the entire roster to be in attendance tonight, including Sting. 
         

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Main Event for TNA's Genesis PPV Announced, Former WWE Diva Teases TNA
By Marc Middleton
Jan 4, 2010 - 12:38:28 AM


- Former WWE Diva Jackie Gayda-Haas noted in a new website blog that she would not mind returning to professional wrestling if the door came "a knockin'" again, possibly teasing TNA. The wife of WWE Superstar Charlie Haas wrote:

"Within this past ten years, things have drastically changed for all of us, there is no doubt about that. Venturing into the fitness industry through the eyes of track and field was my goal towards the turn of the century, only to be “side-railed” by a profession that I would have never dreamed, that of professional wrestling. From flying from the top rope as a WWE Diva and then onto a Total Non Stop Action Knockout, I took my greatest challenge on of becoming a mom. A mom that could not get enough of the lifestyle of fitness. Incorporating what is IMPORTANT TO YOU into your daily routine is what is going to make this decade so great for all of us. For me, that meant and still will mean training for not only the continuation of triathlons next season but also readying myself to be compete on the fitness stage for the very first time. And who knows, if the door of professional wrestling comes "a knockin'" once again (*hint hint*), I may just be answering."

- TNA announced last night that the main event for the Genesis pay-per-view this month will be Kurt Angle vs. AJ Styles for the TNA World Heavyweight Title. Hulk Hogan has also been announced for the show. 
         

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TNA Signs a Longtime Friend of Hulk Hogan, Midget Wrestling Show Coming to Spike
By Marc Middleton
Jan 4, 2010 - 12:34:03 AM


Partial source: F4Wonline.com

- Spike TV is set to be announcing a 30 minute wrestling reality show soon that follows a group of midget wrestlers led by Pupper the Psycho Dwarf and Teo, who appeared for TNA during their weekly pay-per-view days in Nashville. The show is scheduled to be called Half Pint Brawlers.

- Friend of Hulk Hogan, Bubba the Love Sponge, announced on his Twitter that he is the new "backstage guy" for TNA iMPACT. He noted that he will be appearing around four times on this week's show. 
         

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Scott Hall, Bischoff, Russo Attend Hogan Party At Universal Studios Sunday Night
By Michael Bluth
Jan 3, 2010 - 11:23:53 PM


Gary Cantrel of The Shoot radio show sent out the following recap of Hulk Hogan's party at Margaritaville in Orlando. Visit BlogTalkRadio.com/TheShoot to listen to Gary's show.

The event did start promptly at five. There was quite a line to go into the Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville resturant. The event was being held on the 2nd floor which filled up real quick. They were letting only a number of people up at a time. I just happened to be at the front of the line at one point when they filled up so I was outside for quite a while. There were two camera crews filming the entire event. The Spike TV/TNA crew and the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show crew who film material for his website and DVDs.

Several people showed up and greeted fans waiting outside. First up was Eric Bischoff, who had his own personal camera man. It wasn't a large camera so it could be footage for his own personal website. He was definitely very polite to everyone while in front of the camera. He went through pretty much the whole line and took photos with people.

Next up was Scott Hall, who came over with someone, was probably a manager or friend or something. He too was taking pictures with the fans outside.

Vince Russo also checked out the line. He seemed very polite and talked with some of the fans.

The Spike TV/TNA crew came back to the front this time with Bubba the Love Sponge. He is doing the interviews. They first filmed Hogan coming outside with Bischoff and Scott Hall. Bubba did several interviews with fans.

Later on after we got inside of the building, they had a ton more lights and Jeremy Borash was inside with cameras pumping the crowd up. They did several shots with fans chanting various things such as "TNA" and "Hogan." They had Bubba interviewing more fans. After they recorded the footage and some additional B-Roll they thanked the fans for coming out. 
         

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How long will Hulk Hogan stay with TNA Wrestling?
By Brian Cantor
Jan 3, 2010 - 10:37:51 PM


Hulk Hogan was rather ambiguous in discussing his TNA contract with AOL Fanhouse, offering no clear end date for his tenure with TNA.

After first noting, "I think it's a year with rollovers, you know, if we're both happy. It's definitely a year, it's not any shorter than that," Hogan later clarifies, "we both agree that if we don't get along or Dixie and I two or three weeks into this thing, if she goes, 'Hogan, how come you're letting the Martians wrestle the elephants? That's not what we want.' We agree to disagree and we've made that real clear that if they don't like the direction I'm going in, or if they can't handle the change or that they think I'm wrong that I'll just walk away, or whatever you want to call it, they'll fire me or I'll quit or whatever."

Hogan debuts as part of TNA's three-hour iMPACT! special this Monday night. The latter two hours go head-to-head with RAW, although as Hogan remarks, "I'm not trying to compete with Vince, or I'm not trying to hurt Vince McMahon, but I just want to put out a better product than he does."

On the web: http://backporch.fanhouse.com/2010/0...tna-wrestling/ 
         

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Dixie Says Jeff Hardy's Crashing the Party Tomorrow, Note on iMPACT Advertising
By Marc Middleton
Jan 3, 2010 - 7:39:14 PM


Partial source: F4Wonline.com

- There were discussions within TNA recently about how little money they had earmarked for advertising tomorrow night's live iMPACT special. This may be the reason why ads were seen more over the past week.

- TNA's Dixie Carter posted the following on her Twitter this evening regarding Jeff Hardy:

"Heard Jeff Hardy is going to crash the party tomorrow. Everyone is welcome!!! Gonna be fun." 
         

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Rob Van Dam Says He Will Not Be Returning Tomorrow Night
By Amish Patel
Jan 3, 2010 - 5:44:06 PM


-- In his latest blog, Rob Van Dam has said he will not be appearing on either RAW or iMPACT! tomorrow night:

"This Monday kicks off the new ratings war between WWE and TNA-like I have to tell you! I admit, I am interested in the hype. In fact, I feel like I'm involved with this new era just because of the ginormous rumors involving me and a return. I'm going to say this-even though I know it won't do much good-don't be mad at me that you tuned in to see your favorite wrestler and I wasn't there. I'm going to be watching with you." 
         

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Jeff Hardy & Another Ex-WWE Star Going to TNA's Live iMPACT Show Tomorrow Night
By Marc Middleton
Jan 3, 2010 - 2:40:58 PM


- Former WWE Superstar Shannon Moore announced on Twitter that he received a call from TNA officials and will be heading to Orlando tomorrow to meet with Hulk Hogan.

Also, Jeff Hardy announced on his Twitter that he and his girlfriend Beth will be driving to iMPACT with Moore. Hardy is likely only going to visit. 
         

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Russo Teasing Tension Between Himself and Hulk Hogan, Ted Dibiase Note
By Amish Patel
Jan 3, 2010 - 12:18:53 PM


-- Via his new facebook page, Vince Russo is interestingly teasing tension between himself and Hulk Hogan, implying that they have not discussed booking plans together. He wrote:

"On my way to Orlando. Don't know what tomorrow brings but I do know that every challenge in life makes us grow. Headed to a party tonight hosted at "Margaritaville at Universal's Citiwalk. It will be hosted by BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE and HULK HOGAN. Was I invited, or am I crashing? Let the show begin!!!"

-- Ted Dibiase is due to sign autographs at the Cricket Wireless store at 3PM today. The store is across from The Nutter Center - the venue for tomorrow's RAW. 
         

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Hulk Hogan To Address CM Punk's Shoot Comments On Him, Kelly Kelly Desirable
By Amish Patel
Jan 3, 2010 - 12:12:48 PM


-- It seems that Hulk Hogan has a press tour coming up on Monday morning. He's calling into "The BJ Shea Morning Experience" on 99.9 KISW/"The Rock of Seattle" on Monday at 6:50 a.m. PST to promote the live Impact. He is going also going to address some comments from WWE's CM Punk made on BJ's show before the holiday break. Here's a link to that audio: http://is.gd/5K34V. About 9:50 into the audio file, Punk talks about TNA and shoots on the product and Hulk Hogan. The show is going to play this audio for Hulk on Monday at and get his reaction. KISW has a ACC+ audio stream that plays quite well in WinAmp: http://provisioning.streamtheworld.c.../KISWFMAAC.pls. (Thanks to Dave L for sending in this news)

-- Kelly Kelly was the only WWE Diva to be listed in AskMen.com's most desirable women of 2010. 
         

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Dixie Carter Discusses Monday's War vs. WWE; Says Wrestling Will Be The Winner
By Amish Patel
Jan 3, 2010 - 12:01:23 PM


-- In an interview with the UK Sun newspaper, TNA President Dixie Carter talks down the ratings battle against World Wrestling Entertainment, saying:

"How I define success is just being there... Just the fact that we are there on Monday night is a huge success for us. It makes the exact statement that we want to make. This is a marathon not a sprint. The ratings, quite honestly, are irrelevant.

"Our success is being there and the quality of the show we put on. That's how I'll assess it as far as that specific night goes. But the real winner on Monday January 4 is the wrestling fans, because this truly is the classic David and Goliath set-up. We have Goliath bringing out the biggest guns that they could possibly bring.

"And we're trying to put our best foot forward. You'll see a lot of surprises and a lot of great showcasing of TNA's top talent. The bottom line is that the fans are going to win that night and wrestling is going to win that night."
 


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Eric Bischoff has posted the following Tweets on his Twitter account concerning the January 4th TNA Impact special:

"wrestling fans love surprises"

"Monday night Jan. 4 should be a fun night over at TNA."

As we exclusively reported before, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman are expected to make an appearance on the show, and it's being rumored that Rob Van Dam may also be appearing on the big special.
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According to a new report by The Wrestling Observer, any reports or interviews claiming that Vince Russo has been kept out of the creative loop heading into Impact on 1/4 are completely false and are probably being tossed out there to work the fans. In reality, Russo has had several meetings with Eric Bischoff in Nashville dating back to November, and plans are being made with both men contributing to the show creatively. Vince Russo continues to tell people around him that he has not spoken to Hogan or Bischoff, but again it is untrue as the entire creative team in TNA seems to have a good handle on the way things will unfold this Monday night.
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TNA Moving Forward with a Different Style, Hulk Hogan's Booking Power and More
By Marc Middleton
Jan 4, 2010 - 3:46:34 PM


- Bubba the Love Sponge said on his radio show today that there was a TNA creative meeting last night and that Hulk Hogan is definitely in charge as he vetoed some of the ideas that were brought up at the meeting with a "we're not doing it like that" mentality.

Bubba says that the direction TNA is going will appeal to the 18-34 year old male demographic and will be the opposite of what WWE is putting out. Bubba used the term "man stuff" when describing the TNA storyline direction. 
         

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Hulk Hogan's Rallying Call To TNA Roster, Bubba The Love Sponge Update
By Amish Patel
Jan 4, 2010 - 3:17:21 PM


Source: PWInsider.com

-- Hulk Hogan reportedly had a meeting with the TNA roster backstage today and the outcome was said to be very positive. The meeting was described as 'rallying of the troops' for tonight's special with Hogan telling talent that this is their opportunity to shine.

-- Bubba The Love Sponge is only likely to work tonight's live special if a blurb on FMQB.com is anything to go by. 
         

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Former WWE Star Debuting in TNA's X Division Tonight?, Update on Ric Flair & TNA
By Marc Middleton
Jan 4, 2010 - 3:05:47 PM


Source: PWInsider.com

- This isn't 100% confirmed but apparently Ric Flair was spotted at Orlando's International Airport last night around 8PM EST. With the promo cut by Hulk Hogan earlier today on Flair, it is still possible he might appear on iMPACT.

- Former WWE Superstar Brian Kendrick is expected to start with TNA soon. He may make his debut in the Steel Cage Asylum match for the X Division Title tonight. 
         

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Hulk Hogan Responds to Comments Made by CM Punk and More
By Marc Middleton
Jan 4, 2010 - 2:39:16 PM


Source: PWInsider.com

- Hulk Hogan responded to comments made by CM Punk about him this morning on the BJ Shea Morning Experience show in Seattle. You can listen to an MP3 of the interview at this link.

Hogan listened to the comments and said, "Well, you know, it's kind of like the law of attraction. He's probably going to attract more of that negative stuff to his career because, you know, if you're functioning on that level, that's probably what you are going to attract, but at the end of the day, you know, I was selling out Madison Square Garden when that kid was pooping in his diapers, so you know, you're going to see what I'm all about. I'm not there to wrestle. I don't have a contract to wrestle. I'm there to run this company. Make it better, like I said, give the talent a choice. All the talents that are locked in there...I'm sure Vince McMahon is giving CM Punk the big push but paying him crumbs, because I know how that goes, because I'm giving the fans a choice, and the talent a choice and I'm going to prove to this negative guy that he's wrong."

When asked about Punk making a personal attack on Hogan, The Hulkster said, "That's cool. I understand he's surrounded by negative stuff up there and I can see why he's jaded in his opinion. One of the things that I learned a long time ago is that you can't judge anyone. You can't judge a book by it's cover. Some of the craziest looking, weirdest people seem to be the nicest people and the most honest people in the world. I would never judge anyone before I meet them. Some day down the road, CM Punk and I are probably going to work together and I would never judge him under any preconceived notions. I would judge him on the type of person he was when I met him. It's all good, brother. I am vibing so high brother. I am going to reward those who are with me and those who aren't my friends, I am going to win them over and make them my friends." 
         

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Jeremy Borash Teases Major Name For iMPACT! Tonight, Angelina Love Note
By Amish Patel
Jan 4, 2010 - 2:29:53 PM


-- A major name is being teased by Jeremy Borash for tonight's TNA iMPACT! special, with him writing the following on his Twitter page:

"Have to bite my tweet lip. Can't believe who just walked into the hotel lobby. Guessing he isn't in Orlando to visit Epcot."

-- In teasing her return tonight, Angelina Love wrote the following on her Facebook account yesterday: "Tomorrow by Silverchair is still a crazy awesome song!!!" 
         



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TNA Monday Rumors Continue, Hulk Hogan Changing the Six-Sided Ring?, More
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Dec 4, 2009 - 8:18:48 AM


Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Prowrestling.net

- It's interesting to note that the DVD cover for "End Game" which starred Kurt Angle and former TNA Knockout Jenna Morasca promotes Angle as a WWE star with no mention of TNA. There is also no mention of Jenna's run in wrestling.

- Despite being advertised on the TNA Genesis poster, sources say Hulk Hogan is not expected to wrestle at the show. Hogan has been advised to hold off on wrestling for TNA until the time is right and the build is right.

- While nobody from TNA or Spike TV has teased this, people who are being recruited by the Hogan and Bischoff side are still under the impression they will be airing on Monday nights beginning January 4th or at least that the January 4th date will be live on Monday.

Hogan has also been telling people he wants to get rid of the six-sided ring. There is also confidence that Rob Van Dam and Ric Flair will eventually come to TNA with Hogan. 
         

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The Complete Interview With Dixie Carter, Comments On Hulk Hogan's TNA Debut
By Amish Patel
Dec 5, 2009 - 2:31:29 AM


- During an extended interview with Mike Tenay, Dixie Carter commented on Hulk Hogan's potential debut:

"I know everybody has been asking and we're all anxious," Carter said regarding Hogan. "but that question will be answered with in days. I promise."

Carter was also asked if she prefers the TNA product to be labelled as pro wrestling or sports entertainment:

"TNA is pro wrestling," she said. "I don't care what you try to call it, we are a wrestling company and our entertainment revolves around wrestlers wrestling and we're proud of that... Why does wrestling have to be such a dirty word?"

On Thursday's TNA "iMPACT!" (12/3/09) on SpikeTV, an exclusive interview aired with TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter in which she discussed Hulk Hogan, Sting, Jeff Jarrett and the future of TNA Wrestling. You can watch the complete interview below, including Dixie Carter answering fan questions from Twitter: 
         

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Updates on Hulk Hogan's iMPACT Debut
By Marc Middleton
Dec 5, 2009 - 2:35:56 AM


Partial source: F4Wonline.com

- As noted before, the plan is to have Hulk Hogan debut at the January 4th TNA iMPACT tapings. Bubba the Love Sponge said yesterday on his show that Hogan would indeed be in attendance at those tapings in Orlando.

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News on Hulk Hogan, TNA vs. WWE, TNA will be live Jan 4, Official Press Release
By PainLord
Dec 5, 2009 - 10:09:19 PM


Hulk Hogan is at the UFC Ultimate Finale tonight, and he just officially announced that TNA will be Live on Monday Night Jan 4 as "they will go to war with the WWE" as he said. It was an interview with Joe Rogan. TNA President Dixie Carter and Eric Bischoff are at the show as well.

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While watching The Ultimate Fighter finale, Hulk
Hogan was in attendance. Also, Joe Rogan did an interview with him and Joe asked
Hulk if he is ever going to step back in the ring, to which Hulk replied, "On
January 4th, TNA Impact! is going head to head against WWE on Monday night. You
never know when the red and yellow will hit the ring again".

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http://www.tnawrestling.com/content/view/1836/84/

HULKAMANIA IS COMING BACK TO MONDAY NIGHT ON “TNA iMPACT!” LIVE JANUARY 4 ON SPIKE TV

Hulk Hogan’s First Live Appearance On Spike TV’s “TNA iMPACT” Will Be In A Special 3-Hour Live Episode Monday, January 4 At 8:00 PM ET/PT



The biggest name in professional wrestling history, Hulk Hogan, will make his first live appearance on Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling’s “TNA iMPACT!” in a live 3-hour special on Spike TV Monday, January 4, 2010 at 8:00PM ET/PT. Hogan and TNA President Dixie Carter attended “The Ultimate Fighter Heavyweights” Finale in Las Vegas where Hogan made the announcement in an interview with Joe Rogan.

“TNA iMPACT!” will be going against “WWE Monday Raw” on USA Network, the first time two wrestling companies have broadcast live head-to-head since the “Monday Night Wars” in the late 1990’s between WWE and WCW. This “iMPACT!” special will broadcast live from the TNA iMPACT! Zone at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fl.

Hogan’s first appearance inside the six-sided ring of TNA Wrestling will follow weeks of speculation after Hogan and Carter announced their partnership on October 27 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Hogan has hinted in various media interviews that he’ll have multiple surprises in store for TNA Wrestling fans.

“I knew when I signed with TNA, that it would be important to make a statement with the first episode. Going head-to-head on January 4th, makes the statement loud and clear: Game on!” Hogan said.

“TNA is kicking off 2010 in the biggest way possible with the biggest name in the history of our sport. Hulk Hogan is a pop culture icon, and his arrival will change not only TNA, but the entire professional wrestling landscape. We’re firing that first shot,” Carter said.

Joining Hogan for the three-hour live “iMPACT!” will be TNA World Heavyweight Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Mick Foley, Kevin Nash, “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe, “The Boss” Bobby Lashley and “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan.

“TNA iMPACT!” will resume its normal timeslot on Thursday, January 7th at 9:00 PM ET/PT with an encore viewing of the live “iMPACT!” special.

http://www.tnawrestling.com/content/view/1836/84/ 
         

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Frustration in TNA Regarding Changes, Hogan Update, Rumor on Another TNA Tourney
By Marc Middleton
Dec 10, 2009 - 2:54:44 AM


Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

- Hulk Hogan was hurting really bad during the recent Hulkamania tour of Australia which is why from the second night on they were doing run-ins early in the match. Hogan's hip went out during the match with Ric Flair in Melbourne and he couldn't do much from that point on.

- There is a lot of frustration within TNA right now because nobody has been given anything but a very basic outline of what's going to happen in a few weeks. The creative situation with the TV tapings this week was done with no idea given as to where everything is headed.

- Roxxi returns to TNA on next week's iMPACT in a match against ODB. There is talk of bringing back more Knockouts soon for a Knockouts Tag Title tournament at the tapings at the end of December. 
         

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TNA Promotion Charge Continues, Major Advertising In New York City
By Amish Patel
Dec 9, 2009 - 9:35:51 AM


- On her Twitter account last night, TNA President Dixie Carter had the following to say:

TNA's 1st Times Square billboard goes up tomorrow in NYC. TNA package of goodies to the 1st person who tweets me a pic!

- It's likely the billboard will be promoting TNA's iMPACT! special on January 4th on SpikeTV, or it could be for the Final Resolution PPV or just a general TNA advertisement. 
         

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The Monday Night Wars Returning for Good?, Spike Looking to Keep TNA on Mondays
By Marc Middleton
Dec 20, 2009 - 12:42:51 AM


- Spike TV president Kevin Kay told Multichannel News that he expects TNA's offering on January 4th will "draw significant attention from avid wrestling fans and its core young male audience." Kay wouldn't predict a rating for TNA on the 4th but did say he thinks TNA can hold it's own against WWE's Monday Night RAW.

Kay also revealed that TNA is looking to air quarterly TNA specials on Monday nights. If the show can draw good numbers, Spike is considering permanently putting TNA on Monday nights head-to-head with WWE and RAW.

Kay said: “If it's successful, I'm not opposed to moving it to Monday nights. This is the time for this … TNA has a lot of momentum with Hulk Hogan and we have the ability to market and promote it.” 
         

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TNA Wrestler Injured at Tonight's Pay-Per-View, Title Change at Final Resolution
By Marc Middleton
Dec 20, 2009 - 11:03:09 PM


Partial source: PWInsider

- The only title change at tonight's TNA Final Resolution pay-per-view saw Tara win the Knockouts Championship from ODB.

- Scott Steiner injured his knee during the Last Man Standing match with Bobby Lashley at tonight's show but he's okay. It's not said to be something serious. 
         

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Hogan's PPV Debut, What Happened After Final Resolution, Tour Canceled and More
By Marc Middleton
Dec 21, 2009 - 3:45:57 AM


Partial source: PWInsider.com

- TNA confirmed in a press release this weekend that Hulk Hogan would be at the Genesis pay-per-view next month.

- The Young Bucks will be getting a tryout with TNA at tonight's tapings. They were in attendance at last night's Final Resolution pay-per-view.

- Chugg Entertainment announced last night that the TNA Maximum iMPACT Tour of Australia that was scheduled for February of 2010 has been postponed until later in the year. The reason given for pushing the tour back was changes in TNA's US TV production schedule.

- After last night's Final Resolution pay-per-view went off the air, AJ Styles celebrated the fans and stared Daniels down as he made his exit. Styles took the mic and asked the fans if they wanted wrestling and said that's what they just got. Styles said when they go live on January 4th they are doing it for the fans and wished everyone a Merry Christmas. 
         

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Bischoff Working with Russo, Hogan's Plans for Awesome Kong?, TNA Epics & More
By Marc Middleton
Dec 22, 2009 - 3:11:17 AM


Partial source: F4Wonline.com, Prowrestling.net

- The January 14th debut episode of TNA Epics on Spike TV will have a Kurt Angle theme and comments from Kurt Angle himself, AJ Styles and Samoa Joe. The following matches will air: Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe at Genesis 2006, Kurt Angle vs. AJ Styles at Hard Justice 2008 and Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Jarrett at Genesis 2009.

- Awesome Kong said in a recent interview that when she met Hulk Hogan back in October, he told her that he has "big plans" in store for her in TNA.

- Eric Bischoff was in the TNA offices last week working with Vince Russo on planning the live edition of iMPACT on January 4th. On a related note, Dixie Carter was in New York City last week meeting with Spike TV officials regarding things planned for the company's future on the network. 
         

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Title Match at TNA's January 4th Special, Tourney Matches for New Year's Eve
By Marc Middleton
Dec 22, 2009 - 3:05:34 AM


Partial source: F4Wonline.com

- Taylor Wilde and Sarita will defend the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Titles against former WCW valet April Hunter and Shimmer star Lorei Lee on the New Year's Eve Knockouts special on Spike TV. Below are the tournament brackets for the one-night tournament to crown a new #1 contender to the Knockouts Title that will take place on the show:

* Hamada vs. Madison Rayne
* Traci Brooks vs. ODB
* Velvet Sky vs. Roxxi
* Awesome Kong vs. Daffney

The winner of the tournament will face Tara for the Knockouts Title on the January 4th live episode of TNA iMPACT. 
         

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TNA Getting Rid of the Six-Sided Ring?, More on X-Pac and Hall Returning to TNA
By Marc Middleton
Dec 21, 2009 - 11:42:09 PM


Source: PWInsider.com

- In an update on the earlier story about Scott Hall and Sean Waltman returning to TNA, the former X-Pac has been telling friends in Mexico that he's heading back to TNA for the January 4th live iMPACT special. Waltman was also claiming that Scott Hall is coming in with him.

- There has been a lot of talk within TNA about getting rid of the six-sided ring. Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff have been pushing for a more traditional pro wrestling ring. There is also said to be some other big set changes in the works for TNA in preparation for the January 4th special. 
         

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Scott Hall Set to Join Nash on 1/4, New Details on NWO Members Reuniting in TNA
By Marc Middleton
Dec 21, 2009 - 10:03:19 PM


Source: Prowrestling.net

- According to numerous sources, Scott Hall is expected to appear at the live TNA iMPACT special on January 4th for a reunion with Kevin Nash. There also rumors that Sean "X-Pac" Waltman will be joining them but his return hasn't been confirmed.

Hall and Nash are expected to team up after Nash won the TNA Tag Team Title shot at last night's Final Resolution pay-per-view. Recent reports of Hall at independent wrestling shows have been positive.

While TNA can't use the NWO name because WWE owns it, it looks like the company is planning a reunion of the original members with Hall, Nash, Waltman and possibly Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan. 
         

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By Marc Middleton
Dec 28, 2009 - 11:54:18 AM


- TNA sent out the following today:

HULKAMANIA IS COMING BACK TO MONDAY NIGHT ON “TNA iMPACT!”

LIVE JANUARY 4 ON SPIKE TV

Hulk Hogan’s First Live Appearance On Spike TV’s “TNA iMPACT” Will Be In A Special

3-Hour LIVE Episode Monday, January 4 At 8:00 PM ET/PT

Hulk Hogan’s first appearance inside the six-sided ring of TNA Wrestling will follow weeks of speculation after Hogan and TNA President, Dixie Carter announced their partnership on October 27 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Hogan has hinted in various media interviews that he’ll have multiple surprises in store for TNA Wrestling fans.

“I knew when I signed with TNA, that it would be important to make a statement with the first episode. Going head-to-head with the WWE on January 4th, makes the statement loud and clear: Game on!” Hogan said.

“TNA is kicking off 2010 in the biggest way possible with the biggest name in the history of our sport. Hulk Hogan is a pop culture icon, and his arrival will change not only TNA, but the entire professional wrestling landscape. We’re firing that first shot,” Carter said.

Joining Hogan for the three-hour live “iMPACT!” will be TNA World Heavyweight Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Mick Foley, Kevin Nash, “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe, “The Boss” Bobby Lashley, “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan and many more. 
         

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TNA Throwing Debut Party for Hulk Hogan, Possible Debut Date for The Young Bucks
By Marc Middleton
Dec 27, 2009 - 4:07:48 PM


Source: PWInsider.com

- As noted before, TNA president Dixie Carter announced on her Twitter that the company has signed top independent tag team The Young Bucks.

There is talk of them debuting on the January 4th live iMPACT.

- There will be a party celebrating the TNA debut of Hulk Hogan on Sunday, January 3rd at Universal Citiwalk in Orlando, Florida. Hogan and other TNA stars will be there. The event will be filmed by TNA and parts will air on the three-hour iMPACT special the next night. 
         

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TNA Worried About Attendance on 1/4, TNA Reaction to Scott Hall's Return & More
By Marc Middleton
Dec 24, 2009 - 5:02:50 AM


Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

- Reaction within TNA to the news of Scott Hall returning has been negative because of Hall's track record with the company. Some in the company are also worried about what kind of negative impact Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff can have on TNA with making bad decisions.

- While TNA is still turning people away from the iMPACT Zone for pay-per-views, they are having problems with attendance at TV tapings. They have been having to get people to move closer together and only film that direction because of attendance lately. They are trying to get more fans to come out for the January 4th live show and the feeling is attendance is more of a problem this time around because of the slow season at Universal Studios. Attendance at the theme park is down this time of year and people in the park who aren't wrestling fans usually make up a good part of the crowd.

There is hope that with Hogan and possibly Flair performing in the iMPACT Zone in 2010, attendance among park-goers who aren't wrestling fans will increase. 


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Post by: wolfgang187 on January 22, 2010, 02:23:48 PM
Backstage update on Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff in TNA Wrestling
By Brian Cantor
Jan 22, 2010 - 12:19:19 AM

 
At least one element of skepticism regarding Hulk Hogan's commitment to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling was put to bed this week, as the wrestling legend attended the pay-per-view and all subsequent television tapings.

According to ProWrestling.net, Hogan maintained his own dressing room at the shows but did make an effort to mingle with the rest of the talent backstage.

While Hogan was not as hands-on as Eric Bischoff, insiders were somewhat relieved that, at least as far as the short-term is confirmed, Hogan made sure to keep a visible profile at four consecutive TNA shows.

Former "Wonder Years" star Jason Hervey, who is Eric Bischoff's production partner, has also been a regular backstage since Bischoff got involved in the promotion.


Title: Re: TNA...Hogan...New Monday Night Wars...Updates:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on January 23, 2010, 10:12:07 PM
I must say I like the idea of Styles being under Flair's tutelage.

AJ could play the arrogant champ and talk about how no one is in his league or deserves a shot, and he has the skills to back it up and make it believable


Title: Re: TNA...Hogan...New Monday Night Wars...Updates:
Post by: Montague on January 24, 2010, 05:32:41 AM
That’s kind of what AJ needs right now. God knows he’s got more ring talent than almost everybody.
Although, I wonder how that persona would pan out for him.

Oftentimes, the most successful “characters” are extensions of the guy playing them. The few brief times that I’ve met AJ – at least 5 years ago – he is the total opposite of the heel they’re trying to develop.

Then again, most people don't have Flair to help them do it.


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Post by: wolfgang187 on January 25, 2010, 10:21:05 PM
Interesting Idea Discussed for AJ Styles & Ric Flair, Anderson's TNA Live Debut
By Marc Middleton
Jan 25, 2010 - 1:53:14 PM


- Ken Anderson will be making his TNA live event debut on February 4th, 5th and 6th in Kansas and Missouri.

- Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reports that there has been talk among TNA creative of bleaching AJ Styles hair to go along with the new Ric Flair storyline. If AJ has anything to say about it, this probably won't happen but he may show up at the next set of iMPACT tapings with blonde hair.












TNA Champion AJ Styles Blasts WWE's 'Backstabbing' and Culture
By Amish Patel
Jan 25, 2010 - 3:04:56 PM


-- In an interview with the UK Sun newspaper, TNA star AJ Styles has blasted rival promotion World Wrestling Entertainment, saying he would never work for them.

"All the horror stories I've heard about WWE, there is no reason why I'd want to go.

"I'm going to tell you what I know as the main difference between the two companies.

"Desmond and I are going to work together to make this company the best, for everybody.

"Whereas in the other company they will stab each other in the back to get themselves to the next level.

"It's not about me. It's about us in TNA."





Hulk Hogan Looking to Stop TNA Live Events?, More Notes from Hogan on BTLS
By Marc Middleton
Jan 22, 2010 - 3:40:05 AM


Source: PWInsider.com

- Here are a few highlights from Hulk Hogan's appearance on Bubba the Love Sponge's show yesterday morning:

* Hogan wants to end TNA house shows until the TV situation comes together.

* Hogan said he has no plans on bringing in only his friends to TNA.

* Bubba called Awesome Kong a b**** when talking about their incident earlier in the week. Hogan played it off as being menstrual related.

* Hogan put over Ric Flair, saying he was really on his game once he got rolling with AJ Styles.

* Hogan said his focus in TNA was showing everyone how the business works.








Another TNA Knockout Reportedly Quits the Company This Week
By Marc Middleton
Jan 22, 2010 - 4:04:24 AM


Source: F4Wonline.com

- As noted before, Awesome Kong gave her notice to TNA this past Tuesday night and now it looks like Kong's good friend and fellow Knockout Alissa Flash is leaving also.

Word is that Alissa (Melissa Anderson) requested her release from the company. There are rumors of others besides Kong and Anderson requesting their releases but nothing is confirmed.








Have We Seen the End of the Six-Sided Ring in TNA?, iMPACT Confusion, Daniels
By Marc Middleton
Jan 21, 2010 - 4:06:12 AM


Partial source: F4Wonline.com

- Several fans have wrote in confused about the three nights of TNA iMPACT tapings this week and how a lot of it didn't make sense. For some reason, TNA taped all the shows pretty much out of order this week, so it should go together better on TV.

- TNA star Daniels took a shot at the company ditching the six-sided ring on Twitter with the following comment: "Good news and bad news for TNA fans-> Bad: the six sided ring isn't coming back! Good: next month we'll implement two three sided rings!"

- TNA is taking their six-sided ring to the UK with them for the upcoming tour. No TV will be filmed while they're there. For what it's worth, some in TNA are under the impression that we haven't seen the last of the six-sided ring.











Top TNA Stars Upset, Reality Stars Joining TNA?, Nash & The Band, Roster Updates
By Marc Middleton
Jan 25, 2010 - 12:55:53 AM


Partial source: F4Wonline.com

- Kevin Nash is said to be unhappy with "The Band" nickname that is being used in TNA now. The name comes from a line the NWO used in WCW but Nash now feels that it's too dated.

- TNA has updated it's roster with profiles for Eric Bischoff, Angelina Love, Mr. Anderson, Brian Kendrick and Bubba the Love Sponge.

- MTV reality star Trishelle Canntella, who was featured on Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling, said on her Twitter page that she would love to join TNA. Another reality star Joey Kovar, of MTV Real World & VH1 Celebrity Rehab fame, is featured on TMZ's website where they talk about Joey training in hopes of getting a deal with TNA because Hulk Hogan was his hero growing up. It was obvious on the Real World that Joey was a big wrestling fan and he even appeared at some independent wrestling shows in Chicago after the Real World aired.

- Robert Roode and James Storm of Beer Money have expressed their frustration to people in TNA after they heard that Vince Russo saw them as expendable and not top stars. Storm was said to be very upset at how little they were featured on the big January 4th iMPACT. It's said that there is no noticeable friction between the team and Russo as they get along just fine backstage.


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Post by: leonp1981 on January 26, 2010, 04:24:47 PM
I just watched last weeks TNA.  When was the last time Tomko actually went to the gym?  His physique has gone right down the pan since the last time I saw him.


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Post by: The Showstoppa on January 27, 2010, 08:39:25 AM
Would love to see them develop Styles in the Flair mode in that even though he can out wrestle almost anybody he faces, have him take shortcuts "just because."  Also, have him put the title on a pedastal the way Flair did and do anything to keep it, just like Flair.



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Post by: wolfgang187 on January 27, 2010, 02:37:47 PM
Main Event for Tomorrow Night's ECW, Bret Hart Confirmed for Next Week's RAW
By Marc Middleton
Jan 25, 2010 - 11:13:12 PM


- WWE has confirmed that Bret Hart will be on next week's RAW live from Nashville, Tennessee.

- The main event of tomorrow night's ECW on SyFy will see Kane and Christian take on Ezekiel Jackson and William Regal.







Hogan & Bischoff Looking to Hold All TNA Pay-Per-Views Except for Two in Orlando
By Marc Middleton
Jan 26, 2010 - 4:06:40 AM


Source: F4Wonline.com

- Word is that Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff only want to hold the TNA Slammiversary and Bound For Glory pay-per-views outside of the iMPACT Zone in Orlando.

The idea is that holding all other pay-per-views in Orlando will not only save money but will make the company look less minor league when they fail to sellout other arenas.






Top TNA Stars Upset, Reality Stars Joining TNA?, Nash & The Band, Roster Updates
By Marc Middleton
Jan 25, 2010 - 12:55:53 AM


Partial source: F4Wonline.com

- Kevin Nash is said to be unhappy with "The Band" nickname that is being used in TNA now. The name comes from a line the NWO used in WCW but Nash now feels that it's too dated.

- TNA has updated it's roster with profiles for Eric Bischoff, Angelina Love, Mr. Anderson, Brian Kendrick and Bubba the Love Sponge.

- MTV reality star Trishelle Canntella, who was featured on Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling, said on her Twitter page that she would love to join TNA. Another reality star Joey Kovar, of MTV Real World & VH1 Celebrity Rehab fame, is featured on TMZ's website where they talk about Joey training in hopes of getting a deal with TNA because Hulk Hogan was his hero growing up. It was obvious on the Real World that Joey was a big wrestling fan and he even appeared at some independent wrestling shows in Chicago after the Real World aired.

- Robert Roode and James Storm of Beer Money have expressed their frustration to people in TNA after they heard that Vince Russo saw them as expendable and not top stars. Storm was said to be very upset at how little they were featured on the big January 4th iMPACT. It's said that there is no noticeable friction between the team and Russo as they get along just fine backstage.







TNA Champion AJ Styles Blasts WWE's 'Backstabbing' and Culture
By Amish Patel
Jan 25, 2010 - 3:04:56 PM


-- In an interview with the UK Sun newspaper, TNA star AJ Styles has blasted rival promotion World Wrestling Entertainment, saying he would never work for them.

"All the horror stories I've heard about WWE, there is no reason why I'd want to go.

"I'm going to tell you what I know as the main difference between the two companies.

"Desmond and I are going to work together to make this company the best, for everybody.

"Whereas in the other company they will stab each other in the back to get themselves to the next level.

"It's not about me. It's about us in TNA."







Rare Title Change Happens at Today's TNA Live Event in the UK
By Marc Middleton
Jan 27, 2010 - 4:07:02 PM

 
- A rare title change at a TNA live event happened today in the UK as Rob Terry of The British Invasion defeated Eric Young for the TNA Global Championship. This match likely wasn't taped for TV and there's no word yet on what the reason for the change was.












Spike TV Schedules Second Monday Night iMPACT! Special
By Michael Bluth
Jan 27, 2010 - 9:58:04 AM

 
After TNA Monday night special on January 4th drew a strong 1.5 cable rating, it appears Spike TV has scheduled another live TNA broadcast to go head-to-head with WWE RAW.

According to news correspondent Devin Cutting, Spike TV has scheduled a second Monday night TNA Impact episode on March 1 from 9-11p.m. EST head-to-head with WWE Raw.

Comedy duo Cheech & Chong are scheduled to host WWE RAW that night.

TNA originally had an Australian tour scheduled from late Feburary to early March and then rescheduled it due to "changes in the U.S. TV production schedule."

A report on PWInsider.com states that the TNA iMPACT! taping schedule at Universal Studios in Orlando now lists live events on Monday 3/1 and Tuesday 3/1, so it appears the show will be live once again.


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Post by: Playboy on January 28, 2010, 04:41:29 AM
Its now official, TNA will be moving to monday nights.


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Post by: funk51 on January 28, 2010, 12:34:00 PM
Main Event for Tomorrow Night's ECW, Bret Hart Confirmed for Next Week's RAW
By Marc Middleton
Jan 25, 2010 - 11:13:12 PM


- WWE has confirmed that Bret Hart will be on next week's RAW live from Nashville, Tennessee.

- The main event of tomorrow night's ECW on SyFy will see Kane and Christian take on Ezekiel Jackson and William Regal.







Hogan & Bischoff Looking to Hold All TNA Pay-Per-Views Except for Two in Orlando
By Marc Middleton
Jan 26, 2010 - 4:06:40 AM


Source: F4Wonline.com

- Word is that Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff only want to hold the TNA Slammiversary and Bound For Glory pay-per-views outside of the iMPACT Zone in Orlando.

The idea is that holding all other pay-per-views in Orlando will not only save money but will make the company look less minor league when they fail to sellout other arenas.






Top TNA Stars Upset, Reality Stars Joining TNA?, Nash & The Band, Roster Updates
By Marc Middleton
Jan 25, 2010 - 12:55:53 AM


Partial source: F4Wonline.com

- Kevin Nash is said to be unhappy with "The Band" nickname that is being used in TNA now. The name comes from a line the NWO used in WCW but Nash now feels that it's too dated.

- TNA has updated it's roster with profiles for Eric Bischoff, Angelina Love, Mr. Anderson, Brian Kendrick and Bubba the Love Sponge.

- MTV reality star Trishelle Canntella, who was featured on Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling, said on her Twitter page that she would love to join TNA. Another reality star Joey Kovar, of MTV Real World & VH1 Celebrity Rehab fame, is featured on TMZ's website where they talk about Joey training in hopes of getting a deal with TNA because Hulk Hogan was his hero growing up. It was obvious on the Real World that Joey was a big wrestling fan and he even appeared at some independent wrestling shows in Chicago after the Real World aired.

- Robert Roode and James Storm of Beer Money have expressed their frustration to people in TNA after they heard that Vince Russo saw them as expendable and not top stars. Storm was said to be very upset at how little they were featured on the big January 4th iMPACT. It's said that there is no noticeable friction between the team and Russo as they get along just fine backstage.







TNA Champion AJ Styles Blasts WWE's 'Backstabbing' and Culture
By Amish Patel
Jan 25, 2010 - 3:04:56 PM


-- In an interview with the UK Sun newspaper, TNA star AJ Styles has blasted rival promotion World Wrestling Entertainment, saying he would never work for them.

"All the horror stories I've heard about WWE, there is no reason why I'd want to go.

"I'm going to tell you what I know as the main difference between the two companies.

"Desmond and I are going to work together to make this company the best, for everybody.

"Whereas in the other company they will stab each other in the back to get themselves to the next level.

"It's not about me. It's about us in TNA."







Rare Title Change Happens at Today's TNA Live Event in the UK
By Marc Middleton
Jan 27, 2010 - 4:07:02 PM

 
- A rare title change at a TNA live event happened today in the UK as Rob Terry of The British Invasion defeated Eric Young for the TNA Global Championship. This match likely wasn't taped for TV and there's no word yet on what the reason for the change was.












Spike TV Schedules Second Monday Night iMPACT! Special
By Michael Bluth
Jan 27, 2010 - 9:58:04 AM

 
After TNA Monday night special on January 4th drew a strong 1.5 cable rating, it appears Spike TV has scheduled another live TNA broadcast to go head-to-head with WWE RAW.

According to news correspondent Devin Cutting, Spike TV has scheduled a second Monday night TNA Impact episode on March 1 from 9-11p.m. EST head-to-head with WWE Raw.

Comedy duo Cheech & Chong are scheduled to host WWE RAW that night.

TNA originally had an Australian tour scheduled from late Feburary to early March and then rescheduled it due to "changes in the U.S. TV production schedule."

A report on PWInsider.com states that the TNA iMPACT! taping schedule at Universal Studios in Orlando now lists live events on Monday 3/1 and Tuesday 3/1, so it appears the show will be live once again.

                           rob terry the guy the people yell you don't know how to wrestle when he stumbles around the ring, this guy they make  champ. that's like wwe giving chris masters a belt.


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Post by: wolfgang187 on January 29, 2010, 09:37:45 PM
Dixie Carter Talks About Big Egos In TNA, Not Leading By Fear (Interview)
By Michael Bluth
Jan 29, 2010 - 11:03:09 AM

TNA President Dixie Carter was interviewed for the latest issue of the UK's Fighting Spirit Magazine. Carter spoke at length about Hulk Hogan's new role in TNA, where she sees the company going and more. Here's what she said about:

Dealing with Big Egos In TNA: "To me, it's not hard at all I feel if you treat somebody with respect, that's the only way you can win it back. If you work hard, that's the way to expect other people to work hard. I don't have tiered systems of how I treat different people, I treat everyone as the same. don't care if you're Kurt Angle or the newest guy on the roster, you're gonna be treated with the same level of respect, and I expect that back. To me, that's the easiest way to keep individual egos in check, because I'm not playing a game with different people or favouritism."

Her Leadership Style vs. Vince McMahon's: "I have a philosophy and it may not be right, but I feel that if people are happy personally, they'll work harder for you than if you motivate them through fear. I want to make TNA a place where they bring their families, where their wives are welcome, where their husbands are welcome, where their children are. It creates a different type of atmosphere backstage, but it creates a place where we are all in this for the same goal."












Hall & Waltman's Status with TNA, Major Respect in TNA for Ric Flair and More
By Marc Middleton
Jan 29, 2010 - 4:35:01 AM

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

- The feeling within TNA is that management isn't happy at all with Scott Hall and Sean Waltman but will continue to use them with the storyline that's going on. Most people figured that Hall wouldn't work out but there's a lot of disappointment in Waltman as some figured that he would have shown up in better shape considering it's probably his last shot with a major US promotion.

- At the last set of iMPACT tapings, Ric Flair was getting to know people more and was telling people he loved being there since he felt he was being used right by managing the World Champion AJ Styles. Flair was shown a ton of respect backstage with the wrestlers and agents in awe. Flair's interviews also got race reviews from those in the company. The idea of the Flair character in TNA right now is for him to be kind of like the JJ Dillon of 2010.









Knockout Pops an Implant, Bischoff Talks WWE Programming, New X Division Champ
By Marc Middleton
Jan 29, 2010 - 3:54:38 AM

Partial source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

- Doug Williams is the new X Division Champion after using Rob Terry's title shot briefcase and defeating Amazing Red for the belt on last night's iMPACT.

- ODB recently had minor surgery to fix her left breast implant. Apparently it popped in the Knockouts Title match with Tara at Genesis.

- It's interesting to note that Eric Bischoff said he wasn't interested in joining TNA during an interview with the Pro Wrestling Torch this past September, while he was already in discussions with the company. Bischoff said the following about TNA and WWE:

"Not really. A, because I don't watch it. B, because I just don't think about it. I don't watch WWE, either. It's not because I don't like it. Well, it's kind of because I don't like it. It's just that it's so boring I can almost tell you what's going to happen 30 seconds before it happens. I'm not just talking about the matches, I'm talking about the whole storyline arc of the show. But, I don't want to say this the wrong way. It's not a "been there, done that" syndrome, although that's kind of part of it. It's that unless it's really creatively challenging and stimulating, I just don't think about it. Since I'm not in it and I don't really watch it, it's just not something that I think about. I've probably thought more about wrestling in the last two interviews I've done with you than I have in the last two years."


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Post by: wolfgang187 on January 29, 2010, 09:40:32 PM
TNA Impact Results 1/28/10
By PainLord
Jan 28, 2010 - 11:55:47 PM

Report by Richard Trionfo and PWinsider.com

TNA Impact 1/28/10
From Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida
Announcers: Mike Tenay and Taz

We start off tonight’s show with a recap of the issues between Mick Foley and Eric Bischoff, leading to Foley’s firing. Then we see a look at Ric Flair unveiling A.J. Styles as the next ‘Nature Boy’. Remember when Hulk Hogan threw a stipulation out the window to give Kurt Angle another title match . . . only to see Kurt Angle think that Hogan was behind the Cast Member Screw Job. What will happen as we get closer to the start of 1998?

If it is the start of the show, it must mean that Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff are going to come to the ring. Hogan tells Bischoff that it is wide open in the Impact Zone brother. He says that he wants to bring out Mick Foley right now, brother.

The fired former Executive Shareholder comes to the ring. Hogan thanks Foley for coming into the Impact Zone brother. Hogan says that he wants to work out things right now between Bischoff and Mick Foley. Eric tells Hogan that there is no situation because he fired Hogan last week after being beaten half to death. Hogan says that a lot of buttons have been pushed and he says that he never had a chance to work with Foley or any of his incarnations, brother. Hogan says that he sees a lot of good things that are on the money. Hogan says that there are a few things that need to be dialed in so Foley can be an asset, brother. Bischoff reminds Hogan that Foley laid his hands on Eric and could have put him in the hospital.

Foley says that he wishes he would have put his hands on Bischoff but he didn’t do it. Bischoff says that it doesn’t matter because last week he came out covered from head to toe (or from the hairline to the eyes) in blood. Foley says that he couldn’t have laid a hand on Bischoff because Eric would have been taken out in an ambulance.

Hogan tells Mick Foley that they need to bring things under control because brother, you need to work it out or walk out. We hear music and Hogan repeats himself.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Bubba the Love Sponge escorts Jeff Jarrett into the Impact Zone and he doesn’t want Jeff to screw him over. Jeff says that he can trust him and they can do it without lawyers.

Christy Hemme is in the interview area with Ken Anderson and Ken tells Christy that it is Mr. Anderson. He wants Christy to show him some respect. Ken says that he has to do everything himself. Since he doesn’t have a match, he has to book himself. He makes an open challenge to anyone in the locker room. He doesn’t care who it is, even Christy Hemme. He is begging that Abyss answers the challenge. He says that it doesn’t matter because the only name that people will remember at the end of the name is Mr. Anderson.

Mike and Taz talk about the 8 Card Stud Tournament at Against All Odds.

Match Number One: Desmond Wolfe with Chelsea versus Sean Morley in an 8 Card Stud Qualifying Match

They lock up and Morley works on the arm and puts Wolfe in a hammer lock. Wolfe with a reversal but Morley makes it to the ropes. Wolfe kicks the ropes before Morley moves away from them. Wolfe chokes Morley in the ropes and then he breaks. Wolfe has a discussion with the referee and he turns around into a few clotheslines and a chop. Morley with a Val Venis knee on an Irish whip and then Wolfe with a hammer lock DDT to Morley. Wolfe works on the wrist and then he drops a knee on the arm and he gets a near fall. Wolfe bridges back but Morley escapes and he kicks and punches Wolfe. Wolfe with an arm wringer and then he runs into a boot. Morley with a back elbow and Wolfe misses a clothesline. Morley with punches and a swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Morley with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Morley with an uranage and then he goes up top but Wolfe hits the ropes and it crotches Morley. Wolfe hits the Tower of London for the three count.
Winner: Desmond Wolfe

In the back, Jeff Jarrett enters the Brother Bischoffice. Eric wants to know where Jeff’s attorney is and Jeff says that he doesn’t want to deal with attorneys. He wants to tell Hogan that he is looking at things differently. Jeff says that he might have broken people’s trusts and he wants to repair it. Hogan says that he wants the Jeff Jarrett that he knew when he started working with Jeff’s family. Jarrett says that he is willing to start at the bottom of the ladder and work his way up. Hogan says that they need help immediately. Eric says that he has an idea. Eric suggests that Jarrett be the man to accept the Ken Anderson Challenge. Eric says that he knows that they can have an excellent match in the main event. Eric says that Jeff will be just fine since he is a great athlete. Jarrett says that he will get ready. Eric wishes Jeff luck.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to talk about the Soundstage Screw Job starring Earl Hebner. We see footage from last week and the aftermath.

We see Ric Flair and A.J. Styles admiring a female and his suits since he has 30 days off. Flair says that he needs a friend as well.

Match Number Two: Daniels versus Hernandez in an 8 Card Stud Tournament Qualifying Match

Daniels attacks Hernandez while he poses on the turnbuckles and then he sends Hernandez into the turnbuckles and connects with an elbow and kicks. Hernandez does not move when Daniels tries for an Irish whip and Hernandez with a knee and a delayed vertical suplex. Daniels tries for a sunset flip but Hernandez does not go over and he suplexes Daniels by the neck. Daniels with an enzuigiri that takes Hernandez to the mat and he gets a near fall. Daniels with a cravate but Hernandez with elbows and Daniels with an STO followed by a quebrada for a near fall. Daniels sets for Angel’s Wings but Hernandez with a back body drop. Daniels with a flying knee to the back and Hernandez goes to the floor. Hernandez with a shoulder followed by the slingshot shoulder and a clothesline. Hernandez with a back body drop and a Stinger Splash and then he takes off his shirt to biel Daniels across the ring. Daniels avoids a charge into the corner and Daniels with a forearm. Hernandez with a kick and then he pulls himself up to the turnbuckles but Daniels with a palm thrust. Daniels tries for a superplex but Hernandez pushes him off. Hernandez misses a frog splash and Daniels with a rollup and he tries to use the ropes but he can only get a two count. Daniels with palm strikes but Hernandez with a shoulder toss to Daniels and then he hits the Dominator for the three count.
Winner: Hernandez

We go to commercial.

Velvet is stretching with Madison while Lacey is standing there. We go back to commercial.

Mike Tenay is in the ring and he talks about the battle of the awesome tag teams that will take place at Against All Odds. Out first are the Nasty Boys. Out next are Team 3D. Security tries to keep Team 3D away from the ring. Ray tells the Nastys that they waited until they were in Japan to show up in TNA and mess up their locker room. Then the following week, they waited to blast them in the back of the heads like a couple of punks. Ray reminds them that they used a couple of chairs on them last week. Ray wonders where the Nastys have been for the last ten years. Security holds Team 3D on the ramp.

Sags talks about how nasty they are.

Devon tells them what they have been doing during the ten years that the Nasty Boys have been retired. Devon talks about the companies that they won titles in and mentions ECW, WWE, All Japan, and New Japan in addition to TNA. Devon says that nobody has accomplished what they have done.

Knobs mentions the Road Warriors, Hart Foundation, Steiners, Hall and Nash, and Harlem Heat to mention the teams who felt the wrath of the Nasty Boys. He says that Team 3D are on their chopping block. On Valentine’s Day (February 14th in case you didn’t know), they won’t be giving Team 3D any flowers or chocolates. They will be beating up Team 3D.

Ray says that they can take jabs at each other all day long, but everyone wants to see these two teams beat the crap out of each other. Ray tells Knobs to shut up.

Christy is in the interview area with Lacey Von Erich, Velvet Sky, and Madison Rayne and she wants to know what they think about the return of Angelina Love. Velvet says that she is sick of hearing about them. She knows that everyone wants to be part of the group, but not everyone can do it. Madison says that Angelina is so 2009 and they have moved on to bigger and better things. Madison says that they are going to show everyone where Knockouts Gold belongs. Lacey says something before they hold up something shiny to quiet her.

We see Jeff Jarrett up close as we go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for Bobby and Eric to talk about his current status. He wants to know if Bobby’s flight was okay. Eric tells Bobby that after looking at things, Bobby is fired despite having the guts to not let his wife talk for him. Bobby is escorted out by security.

Match Number Three: Madison Rayne, Lacey Von Erich, and Velvet Sky with their Dance Party USA routine versus Hamada, Awesome Kong, and Tara with Poison

Madison and Hamada start things off and Madison doesn’t take things seriously and Hamada with kicks and chops followed by a head butt and another chop. Hamada with another head butt and a chop. Hamada works on the arm and then does a Spoiler homage with an arm drag. Madison with a kick and then she tags in Velvet. Velvet works on the arm and then she tags in Lacey. Lacey works on the arm and then she tags in Madison who continues to work on the arm. Hamada tries to escape but Madison holds on. Hamada with a drop toe hold and then Tara is tagged in and she punches and slams Madison followed by the shimmy moonsault for a near fall. Tara with a chop and Velvet with a kick to the back and Madison with a clothesline for a near fall. Velvet tags in and she runs Tara into the turnbuckles with shoulders. Madison chokes Tara while the referee is distracted. Velvet rakes the eyes and then Tara and Velvet pull each other down by the hair. Madison and Kong tag in and Lacey joins in with a clothesline that does nothing. Kong with a double clothesline and Hamada tags in with a drop kick to Madison. Madison with an Irish whip but she runs into a kick and then she hits a roundhouse kick on Lacey and Velvet. Tara with a slam to Lacey followed by a moonsault but the referee deals with Velvet and Tara. Madison hits Hamada with the ugly stick and gets the three count.
Winners: Velvet Sky, Lacey Von Erich, and Madison Rayne

After the match, Lacey and Madison attack Tara. From out of nowhere, Angelina Love comes into the ring and she is almost completely dressed. Angelina attacks Madison and Lacey and pushes Lacey out of the ring.

We go to Hogan’s office and he has Earl Hebner in his office wondering why he called for the bell. Earl says that Angle tapped out when he reversed the hold. Hogan says he saw what happened. After 30 years in the business, you know when things happen. He says that it wasn’t time to ring the bell. Hogan says that Earl did this 12 years ago in Montreal. Hogan says that he is his friend and he wants to know the truth. Earl tells Hogan that he screwed Bret and he screwed Angle for the money. He got a check from Flair. Hogan says that is disgusting and as his friend, he doesn’t know what to say. He tells Earl that he is suspended.

We go to commercial.

We see Kurt Angle walking in the back and he will still be walking as we return to commercial.

We are back and Flair is talking to A.J. about the new TNA and there are more women in the dressing room and Flair is in shock. Flair takes one and A.J. is with the other three. Flair woos for a while.

Mick Foley is in the back and Bubba the Love Sponge says that he knows that Bischoff is going to call him into his office. Foley calls Bubba a ‘glass half empty’ person while Foley says that he is a ‘glass half full’ person. He says that things will be resolved.

Kurt Angle comes to the ring to discuss his part in the Theme Park Screw Job last week. Kurt tells A.J. Styles that their match at Genesis is a match that they will never forget. He says that it was the greatest match of his life. That is why he is confused, disappointed, and pissed off. He reminds A.J. that they shook hands to determine who the greatest wrestler in the world was. He says that was supposed to be a match that will be talked about for generations. Angle says that A.J. disappointed him, the boys in the back, and most of all he disappointed the TNA wrestling (cast members) fans. Angle says that A.J. went from a hero to a punk a** b**ch. Angle talks about last week and he says that he didn’t see it coming. He tells A.J. that Flair doesn’t care about him. He says that Flair is the dirtiest player in the game and he wants to know if that is how A.J. wants his legacy to be. Angle talks about his qualifying match and he says that when he wins the tournament, it will be them one more time and A.J. will not get by the greatest wrestler who ever lived.

Hulk Hogan’s muzak plays and he comes to the ring. Hogan says that Angle accused him of something that he didn’t do when they were in the office. Hogan says that years ago, things would have been different. Hogan says that as the leader of TNA, he functions on a whole different level. After last week, when Kurt spit in his face, that is unacceptable. As the leader of TNA, if it ever happens again and Angle crosses the line, he can consider himself unemployed. Hogan wants to know if they have an understanding.

Kurt tells Hulk Hogan that he apologizes for what he did. He says that it was inexcusable. Angle reminds Hogan that he is leading TNA. That means that everything that happens in the ring is Hogan’s responsibility. Angle apologizes and shakes Hogan’s hand.

From out of nowhere, Sean Waltman attacks Angle and he is joined by Scott Hall. Hall punches Angle and Waltman with a snap leg drop to Angle. We go to commercial.

We are back with a moments ago handshake moment followed by the attack by the two guys who aren’t part of the company.

Hall and Waltman are by the door and security pushes them out and Hall says that he will see them next week.

Match Number Four: Brian Kendrick, Alex Shelley, and Chris Sabin versus Generation Me and Amazing Red

Kendrick attacks Red before the match starts and then he connects with forearms. Kendrick misses a charges into the corner and then Red with a drop kick to the back followed by a drop kick and Sabin and Shelley attack Red. Shelley goes into a boot and then Red with a spin kick to Sabin off Shelley’s back. Generation Me come into the match and they go after Shelley and they hit a double thrust kick followed by an alley oop drop kick to Shelley that sends him to the floor. Sabin comes off the ropes for a springboard move and he is caught and is given a gutbuster followed by a swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Sabin with a running knee to Max followed by an Irish whip and running back elbow. Shelley misses a splash into the corner and Max with a rollup on Sabin for a near fall. Jeremy tags in and he tries for a springboard move but he is caught by Shelley who hits a reverse atomic drop followed by a drop kick from Sabin and then Shelley holds Jeremy’s head up for Sabin to complete the dream sequence with another drop kick. Sabin gets a near fall. Jeremy with an elbow and he tags in Red who hits a rana and drop kick followed by a back kick. Red sets for Code Red, but he takes too long and Shelley hits a super kick. Sabin with a drop kick off Shelley’s back to knock Max off the apron. Sabin and Shelley hit a double team spike dominator but Kendrick makes the blind tag and Kendrick with a kick to the head for the three count.
Winners: Brian Kendrick, Alex Shelley, and Chris Sabin

After the match, the referee checks on Red and the British Invasion come to the ring and they have Rob’s X Division brief case. They attack Red in the ring while the referee waves near them. Terry with a choke slam to Red. They have a discussion about the briefcase while Red is able to recover. We go to commercial.

We are back and we have an X Division Title match.

Match Number Five: Doug Wiliams playing the part of Rob Terry versus Amazing Red for the X Division Title

Red hits a tornado DDT for a near fall. We see footage from during the break when Williams got the opportunity to have the match and Williams hits Chaos Theory to get the three count.
Winner: Doug Williams

After the match, Williams and Magnus celebrate in the ring and Terry is not too happy.

Jeff Jarrett is pacing in his locker room as we go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for Foley/Bischoff II: Electric Boogaloo. Foley wants to know who busted Eric open last week or if Eric did it himself. Eric says that they need to work this out and let the past go. Foley wants one more stroll down memory lane. Foley says that he talks about a bowel movement his son made six years ago at a birthday party. Foley says that he would rather pick up crap than work in TNA for a guy like Bischoff. Eric gets a chuckle out of Foley’s story. He says that he can respect Foley’s opinion, there are two people who want Foley in this company. They are Abyss and Jeremy Borash. Eric says that he has their careers in the palm of his hand and he can do what he wants with him. Eric tells Mick to have a nice day and then he leaves with the camera man.

Eric is walking in the back and he walks by A.J. Styles’ dressing room and Flair is wooing as Bischoff opens the door. A.J. asks the women which one wants a shot at the title tonight. Flair says that they are off for 30 days. Eric tells Flair that he will get to that shortly. Eric congratulates Flair because they are stuck with him. He says that Flair was smart enough to have his contract signed before Hogan and him got to TNA. Eric says that it is the Hogan/Bischoff regime. He tells Flair that A.J. doesn’t have 30 days off. He tells them that everyone in the company needs to be ready 24/7 so he better not make any travel plans.

Jeff Jarrett and Ken Anderson are walking in the back and they are separated by a TNA logo as we go to commercial.

Jeff Jarrett has stopped walking and he is thinking about his match against Ken Anderson and we go back to commercial.

Match Number Six: Ken Anderson versus Jeff Jarrett

Jeff Jarrett is starting so far down that he doesn’t even have entrance music or pyro.

They lock up and Anderson backs Jarrett into the corner and he tries to punch Jarrett but Jarrett moves and he punches Anderson. Anderson wants a time out. Jarrett with a side head lock and shoulder tackle or three. Jarrett swings but Anderson falls away and goes to the ropes. Anderson with a knee and then he connects with forearms to the back. Anderson sends Jarrett’s head into the turnbuckles and he punches Jarrett. Jarrett with a hip toss or two followed by a drop kick. Jarrett clotheslines Anderson over the top rope to the floor. Instead of maintaining the advantage, he does the Jarrett strut and we go to commercial.

We are back and Jarrett is on the apron and Anderson kicks Jarrett and then he sends Jarrett into the ring post. Anderson punches Jarrett as the referee warns him. Anderson slams Jarrett’s hand onto the ring steps. Anderson with a hammer lock and then he hits a hammer lock throw on Jarrett and gets a near fall. Anderson with an arm bar. Jarrett with a punch but he runs into a boot after an Irish whip. Anderson with a single arm DDT but he can only get a near fall. Anderson with a forearm and then he puts Jarrett into a sleeper for a second and then he puts Jarrett in a key lock. Jarrett punches Anderson but Anderson with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Anderson goes up top and he tries for the Kenton Bomb but Jarrett moves (and Anderson overshoots Jarrett anyway). Jarrett gets a second wind and he punches Anderson. Anderson sets for the Mic Check but Jarrett tries for the Stroke. Anderson with a low blow and a three count with an inside cradle.
Winner: Ken Anderson

We see Eric Bischoff in an insert saying that this was great.

After the match, Anderson with a double sledge from the apron onto Jarrett and then he punches Jarrett. Anderson rolls Jarrett back into the ring and he waits for Jeff to get up. Anderson sizes him up and then he hits the Mic Check.

We go to the Bischoffice and he says that it is going to be a long, hard climb for Jarrett.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on January 30, 2010, 01:42:22 PM
source: http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/article/eric-bischoff-responds-to-honky-tonk-mans-tna-claims-95459 (http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/article/eric-bischoff-responds-to-honky-tonk-mans-tna-claims-95459)

We reported yesterday that The Honky Tonk Man has claimed that he is close to signing a deal with TNA.
Eric Bischoff appeared on The Bubba The Love Sponge Show this morning and had the following to say about potentially working with Honky:
"[I'd] rather drive a rusty ice pick through my thigh." Bischoff also claimed that Honky "couldn't draw flies if he were rolled in horse shit." He finally put Honky's claims to rest by saying "There's no truth to that at all."


Also, the final cable rating for the January 28th edition of TNA Impact on Spike TV scored a 1.4, up from 1.3 last week. The show did 1.9 million viewers.


Title: Re: TNA...Hogan...New Monday Night Wars...Updates:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on January 31, 2010, 10:14:24 AM
Its now official, TNA will be moving to monday nights.

Maybe I'm not hip to this aspect of the business. Why go to Monday night and fracture your audience competing against the WWE, when you can have Thursdays all to yourself?


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on January 31, 2010, 11:21:52 AM
The decision to broadcast a show directly against another is a marketing ploy.
It sends the message that TNA is confident they have a show good enough to directly compete with WWE, and that will spark interest. And if TNA delivers the goods, the interest will hold, then grow.

WCW used similar tactics beginning in the mid-90’s.
The competition forced both companies to continually improve their products to fight for the top spot, which produced a lot of fantastic programming for the fans.

TNA is probably banking on many fans remembering how great the “Monday Night Wars” were, and hopes to recreate the success of that time period.

This could also enhance McMahon’s show.
“Could.”
A lot of people feel that Vince is at his best when he has to be, and another Monday night show will create that need.



Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: funk51 on January 31, 2010, 11:33:10 AM
The decision to broadcast a show directly against another is a marketing ploy.
It sends the message that TNA is confident they have a show good enough to directly compete with WWE, and that will spark interest. And if TNA delivers the goods, the interest will hold, then grow.

WCW used similar tactics beginning in the mid-90’s.
The competition forced both companies to continually improve their products to fight for the top spot, which produced a lot of fantastic programming for the fans.

TNA is probably banking on many fans remembering how great the “Monday Night Wars” were, and hopes to recreate the success of that time period.

This could also enhance McMahon’s show.
“Could.”
A lot of people feel that Vince is at his best when he has to be, and another Monday night show will create that need.


                          last time tna did monday night they replayed their entire 3 hour show thursday night so they kept that safety net open.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on January 31, 2010, 11:59:08 AM
TNT also ran back-to-back airings with Nitro.



Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on February 06, 2010, 03:16:10 PM
Awesome Kong & Bubba are back up on TNA's web site.
Oddly enough, Scott Steiner has been removed.


Also, from wrestlezone.com:

Quote
Following the altercation between herself and Bubba The Love and Sponge, we reported that TNA Knockout Awesome Kong asked TNA for her release from the company. ProWrestling.net is now reporting that TNA management denied Kong's request to be released from the company and she is still under contract with TNA. As a result of the release denial, Kong did not appear on the UK tour as advertised, but did agree to work a match for TNA the night after the altercation with Bubba.

It's also being said that the tension between Kong and Bubba has apparently been resolved following a meeting between Hogan, Kong, Bubba and Bischoff. It wouldn't surprise many to see this possibly turn into a TV angle in the future. As we exclusively reported after the incident, several TNA sources claimed that they wouldn't be surprised if the entire thing was provoked by Bischoff and Russo, so that it could be later used as an angle.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: funk51 on February 07, 2010, 08:17:09 AM
Awesome Kong & Bubba are back up on TNA's web site.
Oddly enough, Scott Steiner has been removed.


Also, from wrestlezone.com:

        add flair subtract steiner= simple math, but where's sharkboy?


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on February 07, 2010, 08:27:15 AM
Payback's a bitch.

When I checked yesterday, I'm positive I saw Sharkboy's profile.
Sounds like there's a good bit happening in those production meetings.



Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on February 07, 2010, 01:02:38 PM
The Wrestling Observer is reporting that WWE might not not be renewing many of the legend's contracts which are set to expire this year.
The legend's deals are mostly in place for marketing reasons, and allow WWE the exclusive right to sell certain legend's merchandise. In some cases, the legend's deals prevent wrestlers from working with rival wrestling promotions.

Wouldn't surprise me if TNA may be signing one or more past big names - at least on a limited term basis.

Wonder if we'll get to see another "War to Settle the Score."
 ;D



Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on February 08, 2010, 06:49:18 AM
Link to RVD's Feb 3, radio show - Hogan/TNA offer:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rvdradio/2010/02/04/rvd-radio-with-rob-van-dam (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rvdradio/2010/02/04/rvd-radio-with-rob-van-dam)


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Playboy on February 09, 2010, 11:58:21 AM
So is TNA on tonight against RAW? I personally don't think they have a chance. WCW was cool because it was VKM's big stars heading South. Plus Goldberg. Those days are way over. Who really wants to watch the Outsiders again? The Federation has got just too much star power. Plus VKM has so much money. The storylines have just been a bit dumb. But I mean it's all turned around now due to the time of year. Rumble, Chamber, and Mania. I see TNA as ZERO competition unless some of the Federations top guys jump ship. It's not happening twice. I'll be watching RAW tonight.
(http://www.contactmusic.com/pics/l/vince_mcmahon_star_140308/vince_mcmahon_5103486.jpg)
TNA just doesn't have what it takes to compete with the WWE right now. Plain & simple. They need a few years and they need to open up their wallets and start signing some new talent and yonger star power if they even want to be considered a competitor to the WWE. Vince has cornered the market for now.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on February 10, 2010, 06:51:23 PM
Wrestlezone.com reported earlier that TNA has removed the profile of Bobby Lashley from the roster section of their website. PWInsider.com is reporting that although this may indicate that he has left TNA, it should be noted that he is still under contract with the company.
At this time, however, TNA has written him off TV and has no current plans for him. Lashley remains on good terms with TNA, and could return to TV whenever he wants, but at this time TNA is not considering him a part of the active roster.

Eric Bischoff recently fired Lashley on an episode of Impact, however, that was worked and we have not received any confirmation that Lashley is in fact gone from the company. It should be noted, however, that Lashley has said his pro wrestling future is in doubt due to his recent signing with Strikeforce.



Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Playboy on February 11, 2010, 06:01:21 AM
Wrestlezone.com reported earlier that TNA has removed the profile of Bobby Lashley from the roster section of their website. PWInsider.com is reporting that although this may indicate that he has left TNA, it should be noted that he is still under contract with the company.
At this time, however, TNA has written him off TV and has no current plans for him. Lashley remains on good terms with TNA, and could return to TV whenever he wants, but at this time TNA is not considering him a part of the active roster.

Eric Bischoff recently fired Lashley on an episode of Impact, however, that was worked and we have not received any confirmation that Lashley is in fact gone from the company. It should be noted, however, that Lashley has said his pro wrestling future is in doubt due to his recent signing with Strikeforce.


Problem with Lashley is that he doesn't know if he wants to be a pro wrestler or a pro MMA fighter. He needs to decide. If he's with TNA and there is a TNA PPV, he needs to commit to that PPV. Not run off or refuse to do it because he's in MMA training.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on February 18, 2010, 03:25:37 PM
The following is from Spike.com:

Hulk Hogan Announces Return to the Ring
On the heels of a recent announcement that TNA iMPACT would permanently move to Monday night, Hulk Hogan revealed his long-awaited return to the ring would come during a live broadcast from the iMPACT Zone.

On Monday, March 8 Hulkamania runs wild when TNA Wrestling officially begins life at its new home on Monday nights with the second live broadcast on network TV in 2010. The news was announced during the taping of iMPACT in Orlando, FL to a live audience. That episode airs on February 25, so stay tuned Thursday nights to find out how it all went down.


and in other news. . .

ProWrestlng.net is reporting that TNA star Kurt Angle is working through back and calf injuries at the moment. He worked his match at Monday's Impact taping with his calf taped up, and he will reportedly be working a reduced house show schedule while he recovers from the injury. It's being said that Angle himself requested a lighter house show schedule anyways as he feels he needs time to recover, and there are some within TNA that feel he needs to be written off TV for awhile so that he can heal up from several nagging injuries.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on February 25, 2010, 04:43:39 PM
Is that for their March 8th show?

I think they’re wise to do a “mixed-tag” match like that.
Hogan admittedly revealed in interviews that he was disappointed with his ring performance during the Australia tour.
Unless he’s able to get back into the right shape, I hope Hulk does not try to wrestle full-time.
In a limited capacity, yes – absolutely. I think the tag match is a great idea.

Hogan/Flair = draw/hype
AJ/Abyss = skill/talent

Some may argue that if Hogan were capable of achieving the physical conditioning necessary for routine ring work, he would have done it for the OZ tour.
Then again, he probably had a lot on his plate with organizing & promoting that event. Maybe now he can devote the proper time and energy to get into shape.

So long as they can put on a good show without tarnishing their legacy, I have no problem with “Legends” wrestling past their prime.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: The Showstoppa on February 25, 2010, 05:26:53 PM
Is that for their March 8th show?

I think they’re wise to do a “mixed-tag” match like that.
Hogan admittedly revealed in interviews that he was disappointed with his ring performance during the Australia tour.
Unless he’s able to get back into the right shape, I hope Hulk does not try to wrestle full-time.
In a limited capacity, yes – absolutely. I think the tag match is a great idea.

Hogan/Flair = draw/hype
AJ/Abyss = skill/talent

Some may argue that if Hogan were capable of achieving the physical conditioning necessary for routine ring work, he would have done it for the OZ tour.
Then again, he probably had a lot on his plate with organizing & promoting that event. Maybe now he can devote the proper time and energy to get into shape.

So long as they can put on a good show without tarnishing their legacy, I have no problem with “Legends” wrestling past their prime.


I agree.  If used properly there is no reason older guys can't compliment the younger talent.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on February 25, 2010, 11:20:58 PM
I don't think his body will allow him to do the type of training necessary to get in wrestling shape.

On Hogan's run-in during the Abyss match, he was noticably favoring his hip.

I'll bet he doesn't do a legdrop during the March 8 match. He'll just come in, throw punches and Abyss will get the pin.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: funk51 on February 26, 2010, 01:24:21 PM
tna better get it's act together if they want to compete with raw. i've noticed a steady decline in ring action as witnessed by last nights show. total nonstop action=tna, not anymore talking is replacing the action. last night was the worse 15 minutes of talking for every 3 minutes of ring action. the rob terry mr anderson match  or i should say non-match was pathetic. the street fight which was hyped several times during the show and recapped before the action or non action also pathetic. 6 pack and ey rolled around for several seconds and kevin nash apparently can't even fall down anymore when his action with scott hall was shown he was already laying on the ground as if hall hit him with the pipe .


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on March 04, 2010, 04:07:41 PM
by Nick Paglino
Mar 04, 2010 SpikeTV has posted the following on its official Twitter account: "RT @TNA_FANS: HULK HOGAN confirms "Mr. Monday Night" RVD has signed with TNA Wrestling! http://bit.ly/cZ9HmK @SPIKE_TV"


ProWrestling.net is reporting that TNA officials are "fuming" mad over the fact that SpikeTV posted the Tweet confirming Rob Van Dam's signing with the company. TNA wanted RVD's debut with the company to be a surprise, and did NOT want to announce it before this Monday's live Impact broadcast, but after hearing the interview that Hulk Hogan did where he hinted at RVD signing with TNA, Spike officials jumped the gun and confirmed RVD's contract signing.



Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: MusselFreek on March 04, 2010, 06:27:05 PM
TNA is recycling wwe's old angles. ric flair making A.J. Styles into ric flair wanna be? is it like HHH wanna be ric flair.. crazy. ??? ??? :-\


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on March 04, 2010, 08:12:33 PM
RVD still has some drawing power.
Will it make the difference between swimming or sinking?
No.

But at this stage, TNA needs to do everything it can to make an “impact.”


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on March 05, 2010, 09:38:27 AM
tna better get it's act together if they want to compete with raw. i've noticed a steady decline in ring action as witnessed by last nights show. total nonstop action=tna, not anymore talking is replacing the action. last night was the worse 15 minutes of talking for every 3 minutes of ring action. the rob terry mr anderson match  or i should say non-match was pathetic. the street fight which was hyped several times during the show and recapped before the action or non action also pathetic. 6 pack and ey rolled around for several seconds and kevin nash apparently can't even fall down anymore when his action with scott hall was shown he was already laying on the ground as if hall hit him with the pipe .

I caught part of the 03-04. It's still too busy with too many angles, most of them poorly developed.

For example, the lead up to the Hogan/Abyss vs. Flair/Styles had various friends of Hogan pleading with him not to wrestle and risk his health, but Hogan's actual health issues were never discussed, and on the surface, he still looks big and strong. Plus, he's going up against a guy, Flair, who's even older. "No Hulk, don't go in there and risk your health against a sixty-year-old man and a guy who's half your size."

In addition, one of the guys brought in was Bubba the Love Sponge who, before making his plea, had to explain his relationship with Hogan, and, for good reason. I didn't know they were real friends outside the business. "Hulk, you and me go back a long way." "Well, Bubba, you better elaborate on that, because the audience doesn't know what the hell you're talking about."

Regarding your criticism about the lack of wrestling, it's spot on, and to the point where calling these guys professional wrestlers is a stretch. They don't wrestle.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: funk51 on March 05, 2010, 01:41:48 PM
I caught part of the 03-04. It's still too busy with too many angles, most of them poorly developed.

For example, the lead up to the Hogan/Abyss vs. Flair/Styles had various friends of Hogan pleading with him not to wrestle and risk his health, but Hogan's actual health issues were never discussed, and on the surface, he still looks big and strong. Plus, he's going up against a guy, Flair, who's even older. "No Hulk, don't go in there and risk your health against a sixty-year-old man and a guy who's half your size."

In addition, one of the guys brought in was Bubba the Love Sponge who, before making his plea, had to explain his relationship with Hogan, and, for good reason. I didn't know they were real friends outside the business. "Hulk, you and me go back a long way." "Well, Bubba, you better elaborate on that, because the audience doesn't know what the hell you're talking about."

Regarding your criticism about the lack of wrestling, it's spot on, and to the point where calling these guys professional wrestlers is a stretch. They don't wrestle.
it wasn't much better last night first 23 minutes was talking at least some of it was flair, that guy's head is gonna explode one day. the wrestling was few and far between, does any one really want to see hogan stumble around the ring again? him and flair bleed good though. tenay mentioned in passing that samoa joe was kidnapped two weeks ago but no one knows where he is, gee he didn't even seem to care. on a related note the movie wrong side of the tracks starring david bautista actually stars rvd or rob van damm who actually looks in decent shape again. bautista is on the cover of the dvd with van damm in the background but his part hardly lasts 12 minutes his meaning bautista.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on March 05, 2010, 01:59:42 PM
tenay mentioned in passing that samoa joe was kidnapped two weeks ago but no one knows where he is, gee he didn't even seem to care.

LOL

Bishoff should be the one kidnapped.

What's with Eric Young? Wasn't he just the head of an Anti-American faction of wrestlers? Now, he's best buds with Kevin Nash. I think Nash is originally from Detroit. I guess that's close enough to the Canadian Border.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: funk51 on March 05, 2010, 02:28:31 PM
LOL

Bishoff should be the one kidnapped.

What's with Eric Young? Wasn't he just the head of an Anti-American faction of wrestlers? Now, he's best buds with Kevin Nash. I think Nash is originally from Detroit. I guess that's close enough to the Canadian Border.
right there getting rid of bishoff would improve the show 100 percent, if he gotta be there keep him off camera.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on March 08, 2010, 07:13:56 AM
Former WCW commentator & current Pittsburgh sports radio host Mark Madden offers his thoughts on TNA’s direction & strategy regarding the “New Monday Night Wars.”

http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/article/mark-madden-returns-talks-monday-night-wars-kong-more-97599

I never much cared for Madden as an announcer, and I certainly don’t agree with everything in this rant.
He does, however, raise a few interesting and valid points.



Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on March 08, 2010, 07:18:33 AM
According to a report on F4WOnline.com, you can add Jeff Hardy to the list of debuts/returns planned for Monday's TNA Impact show from Orlando.

Hardy is added to the list that currently includes the debut of Rob Van Dam, the return of Sting, and the TNA in-ring debuts of Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair for the Impact show that goes head-to-head with WWE RAW.


TNA Impact is live from Orlando, Florida for their second live Monday show, this time being the first on their new weekly Monday schedule.

The only match confirmed for the show is the TNA in-ring debut of Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, as they face off in a tag match pitting Hogan & Abyss vs. Flair & AJ Styles. Another rumored match for the show is Scott Hall & Sean Waltman vs. Kevin Nash & Eric Young. Read more on that here.

Also confirmed for Monday's Impact is the TNA return of Sting. TNA president Dixie Carter confirmed the return of Sting on her Twitter account. And finally, Spike TV let the cat out of the bag by announcing the TNA debut of Rob Van Dam, also scheduled for this Monday's live show.

Make sure to visit WrestleZone.com this Monday night for the best TNA Impact play-by-play coverage on the internet. In the mean time, chat about Monday's Impact in our Wrestling Forum.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Playboy on March 08, 2010, 07:22:08 AM
right there getting rid of bishoff would improve the show 100 percent, if he gotta be there keep him off camera.
Disagree 100%. Bshoff is the one who made WCW see a profit for the first time and beat WWF (at the time) 92 weeks in a row in ratings.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on March 08, 2010, 07:31:24 AM
The following is an excerpt from an article on TulsaWorld.com:


Goldberg said he has other projects in the works, but he doesn't see his future including a return to the wrestling ring. Some Internet reports claimed wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan said in late January that Goldberg could be joining the promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, which Hogan recently became involved with. Goldberg was rather blunt when asked about that possibility.

"Pardon my French, but Hulk Hogan's full of crap because I was never in negotiations with TNA," he said. "Do I see myself getting back in the wrestling ring? I'm 43 years old. Do I want to be Ric Flair? Do I want to be Hulk Hogan? In the twilight of my life, do I want to be running around in my underwear trying to injure people? Absolutely not."

Instead, Goldberg said he plans to focus on other aspects of his life, including being a father to his son, Gage.

"(Wrestling) was a stage in my life, a wonderful stage," he said. "Do I ever see it happening again? You never say never, but I don't see it likely by any stretch of the imagination.

"I'm putting together chicken nuggets that are shaped like dinosaurs for my kid and I'm watching 'SpongeBob' as opposed to sitting up at the gym, thinking about myself. I've just kind of moved on, and I don't see it happening."


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Playboy on March 08, 2010, 10:11:33 AM
The following is an excerpt from an article on TulsaWorld.com:


Goldberg said he has other projects in the works, but he doesn't see his future including a return to the wrestling ring. Some Internet reports claimed wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan said in late January that Goldberg could be joining the promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, which Hogan recently became involved with. Goldberg was rather blunt when asked about that possibility.

"Pardon my French, but Hulk Hogan's full of crap because I was never in negotiations with TNA," he said. "Do I see myself getting back in the wrestling ring? I'm 43 years old. Do I want to be Ric Flair? Do I want to be Hulk Hogan? In the twilight of my life, do I want to be running around in my underwear trying to injure people? Absolutely not."

Instead, Goldberg said he plans to focus on other aspects of his life, including being a father to his son, Gage.

"(Wrestling) was a stage in my life, a wonderful stage," he said. "Do I ever see it happening again? You never say never, but I don't see it likely by any stretch of the imagination.

"I'm putting together chicken nuggets that are shaped like dinosaurs for my kid and I'm watching 'SpongeBob' as opposed to sitting up at the gym, thinking about myself. I've just kind of moved on, and I don't see it happening."


Lol...that was golden. He's 100% correct too. Some of these guys need to know when to hang it up. Wrestling at 45 years plus is pathetic.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on March 08, 2010, 11:21:37 AM
I like that he flat out declared that Hogan’s full of shit.
This confirms that some rumors (probably more than we think) are started by the promotions themselves.

That being said, I don’t mind someone of a certain age still wrestling because they simply love it - provided they are quite capable of putting on a decent showing.

Terry Funk is/was a great example.

But it’s rather pitiful to see a guy who can’t swing it anymore, and he’s hanging onto a gig he can’t work because he needs the money and/or because his ego is starved for attention.


From lawsuits, divorces, and dwindling investments from a shitty stock market, to trying to adjust to life as a “non-celebrity” after being one of the biggest global household names ever, it’s certainly believable that your Hogan’s and Flair’s fall into at least a couple of the above-mentioned categories.

But, fukkit. I’ll be watching tonight!


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: The Showstoppa on March 08, 2010, 11:30:56 AM
I like that he flat out declared that Hogan’s full of shit.
This confirms that some rumors (probably more than we think) are started by the promotions themselves.

That being said, I don’t mind someone of a certain age still wrestling because they simply love it - provided they are quite capable of putting on a decent showing.

Terry Funk is/was a great example.

But it’s rather pitiful to see a guy who can’t swing it anymore, and he’s hanging onto a gig he can’t work because he needs the money and/or because his ego is starved for attention.


From lawsuits, divorces, and dwindling investments from a shitty stock market, to trying to adjust to life as a “non-celebrity” after being one of the biggest global household names ever, it’s certainly believable that your Hogan’s and Flair’s fall into at least a couple of the above-mentioned categories.

But, fukkit. I’ll be watching tonight!



Goldberg never lived and breathed wrestling, so of course he doesn't really miss it.  the guy didn't work his way up the ladder by wrestling at State fairs, and high-schools, just because he loved it.  He was spoonfed a position on a roster and did the most with it.  But he never even bothered to develop as a wrestler, he was too busy injuring people (funny he made that comment about running around in his underwear injuring people)

Flair and Hogan have no idea how NOT to be wrestlers/involved in the business.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Playboy on March 08, 2010, 12:15:14 PM
I like that he flat out declared that Hogan’s full of shit.
This confirms that some rumors (probably more than we think) are started by the promotions themselves.

That being said, I don’t mind someone of a certain age still wrestling because they simply love it - provided they are quite capable of putting on a decent showing.

Terry Funk is/was a great example.

But it’s rather pitiful to see a guy who can’t swing it anymore, and he’s hanging onto a gig he can’t work because he needs the money and/or because his ego is starved for attention.


From lawsuits, divorces, and dwindling investments from a shitty stock market, to trying to adjust to life as a “non-celebrity” after being one of the biggest global household names ever, it’s certainly believable that your Hogan’s and Flair’s fall into at least a couple of the above-mentioned categories.

But, fukkit. I’ll be watching tonight!

And to add to the list of rumours that turned out to be true...Rob VanDamme has signed with TNA and will debut next monday when they go head to head.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: funk51 on March 08, 2010, 12:46:37 PM
I like that he flat out declared that Hogan’s full of shit.
This confirms that some rumors (probably more than we think) are started by the promotions themselves.

That being said, I don’t mind someone of a certain age still wrestling because they simply love it - provided they are quite capable of putting on a decent showing.

Terry Funk is/was a great example.

But it’s rather pitiful to see a guy who can’t swing it anymore, and he’s hanging onto a gig he can’t work because he needs the money and/or because his ego is starved for attention.


From lawsuits, divorces, and dwindling investments from a shitty stock market, to trying to adjust to life as a “non-celebrity” after being one of the biggest global household names ever, it’s certainly believable that your Hogan’s and Flair’s fall into at least a couple of the above-mentioned categories.

But, fukkit. I’ll be watching tonight!

i checked my local paper eastern time zone tna is repeating the monday night show in my area on thursday as it usually does, i can wait till thursday, and see both shows without tivo and  that other crap.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on March 08, 2010, 01:48:46 PM
And to add to the list of rumours that turned out to be true...Rob VanDamme has signed with TNA and will debut next monday when they go head to head.


Next Monday?
You'd think they'd put him on tonight's show.
Tonight will largely set the tone for TNA.



Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: leonp1981 on March 08, 2010, 06:51:08 PM
Thing is though, they can't bring out surprise guests every week.  And since the Jan 4th live show, there's been as many negatives as positives.  Waltman and Hall are train wrecks who shouldn't be any near a wrestling ring, and the Hogan/Flair match was for some reason only given a two week build?! 

So, unfortunately, I've got my doubts that they can bring the goods every single week to compete against Raw.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on March 09, 2010, 03:44:53 AM
My personal opinion – last night’s show can only be summed up with one word: disappointment.

Opening – weak.
Hogan’s kid – tacky.
X-Division match – fair at best.
Main Event – slow & poorly executed.

I know Flair & Hulk are older now, but they honestly looked like a couple of trainees doing their second ever ring drill.
They looked unsure of where to go & what to do during their spots.
Ex: if you can’t run a few steps, fine – but then don’t try any Irish whips.

Abyss looked bad, too.
During some spots, he moved as slow & confused looking as his elder participants.
Those punches he used on Flair out on the ramp were the worst I’ve ever seen ANYWHERE! Flair didn’t sell a single one, and I can’t determine if it was because they looked so bad, or was Ric simply in line with the rate of the rest of the match.

I know it’s 2010, and everyone knows that wrestling is “entertainment.”
But, so is Hollywood, yet people still enjoy movies like Avatar because they suspend their disbelief enough to temporarily get caught up & emotionally invested in what’s going on until the end credits roll.

The only thing believable about last night is that Vince McMahon probably let out a huge sigh of relief at 11:08 p.m.



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Post by: Playboy on March 09, 2010, 07:49:42 AM
My personal opinion – last night’s show can only be summed up with one word: disappointment.

Opening – weak.
Hogan’s kid – tacky.
X-Division match – fair at best.
Main Event – slow & poorly executed.

I know Flair & Hulk are older now, but they honestly looked like a couple of trainees doing their second ever ring drill.
They looked unsure of where to go & what to do during their spots.
Ex: if you can’t run a few steps, fine – but then don’t try any Irish whips.

Abyss looked bad, too.
During some spots, he moved as slow & confused looking as his elder participants.
Those punches he used on Flair out on the ramp were the worst I’ve ever seen ANYWHERE! Flair didn’t sell a single one, and I can’t determine if it was because they looked so bad, or was Ric simply in line with the rate of the rest of the match.

I know it’s 2010, and everyone knows that wrestling is “entertainment.”
But, so is Hollywood, yet people still enjoy movies like Avatar because they suspend their disbelief enough to temporarily get caught up & emotionally invested in what’s going on until the end credits roll.

The only thing believable about last night is that Vince McMahon probably let out a huge sigh of relief at 11:08 p.m.


Flair & Hogan need to hang it up. I said it before and I'll say it 100 more times. Athletics past the age of 45 is way to demanding on the body and physically impossible. I cringe watching these guys wrestle at a high age. They cannot perform like they did 10-15 years ago. Plain and simple. The need to retire gracefully and enjoy the twilight of their lives.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on March 09, 2010, 08:21:28 AM
The best part of the show was when A.J Styles told Brooke Hogan to "Sit down and shut up!"


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on March 09, 2010, 08:57:58 PM
I expected TNA to at least see a temporary surge in viewers for about the first month or so.

Now, I will be surprised to see even that.



Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on March 10, 2010, 07:14:51 AM
I give the benefit of the doubt, too.
But, they had so much time to prepare this night & this was the best they were capable of?

I’ll give them a month to figure things out.
Everybody’s had ideas that sounded GREAT until they actually tried them.

Hopefully, Dixie & co. will learn where they need to change things.
They do have talent.
When Angle is healthy again, get him working some programs with RVD, Styles, Hardy (if he can stay out of jail), etc.
Incorporate Russo's ideas, but DO NOT give him absolute power. Vince never did, and he usually tweaked Russo's & Ferrara's ideas anyway.

But, if they do another match with either Hogan and/or Flair the way they did on Monday, TNA will seal its fate as a sinking ship that should have sailed much farther than it did.

I honestly believe that one of the best things Carter can do is to surround herself with smart people from the business, pool their ideas, but stay in charge. Don't become another Ted Turner type who passively owns a company with other people running it, while you are clueless as to what's going on.



Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Playboy on March 11, 2010, 05:20:44 AM
I give the benefit of the doubt, too.
But, they had so much time to prepare this night & this was the best they were capable of?

I’ll give them a month to figure things out.
Everybody’s had ideas that sounded GREAT until they actually tried them.

Hopefully, Dixie & co. will learn where they need to change things.
They do have talent.
When Angle is healthy again, get him working some programs with RVD, Styles, Hardy (if he can stay out of jail), etc.
Incorporate Russo's ideas, but DO NOT give him absolute power. Vince never did, and he usually tweaked Russo's & Ferrara's ideas anyway.

But, if they do another match with either Hogan and/or Flair the way they did on Monday, TNA will seal its fate as a sinking ship that should have sailed much farther than it did.

I honestly believe that one of the best things Carter can do is to surround herself with smart people from the business, pool their ideas, but stay in charge. Don't become another Ted Turner type who passively owns a company with other people running it, while you are clueless as to what's going on.


Hogan & Flair need to retire gracefully and enjoy their earningsas do a lot of other 45+ performers who can't do for a second what they did 10 - 20 years ago. They are WAY past their prime and shouldn't be wrestling at all. If anything, keep 'em backstage as advisors. But that's it.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: funk51 on March 11, 2010, 11:37:55 AM
flair has more left than hogan and is always willing to take his famous top rope bump as well as his flail and fall on his face. wooooooooooooooooooooooo .


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Playboy on March 11, 2010, 11:41:32 AM
flair has more left than hogan and is always willing to take his famous top rope bump as well as his flail and fall on his face. wooooooooooooooooooooooo .
Flair is 60. Hogan is 57. They should both be at home enjoying the twilight of their life long works. Not taking half-assed mediocre bumps.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: funk51 on March 11, 2010, 11:59:30 AM
Flair is 60. Hogan is 57. They should both be at home enjoying the twilight of their life long works. Not taking half-assed mediocre bumps.
i agree


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on March 11, 2010, 05:54:38 PM
People criticized Hogan for being too old to put on a worthy show when he worked programs with Flair & Piper in WCW 12-14 years ago.



Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Playboy on March 12, 2010, 05:17:47 AM
People criticized Hogan for being too old to put on a worthy show when he worked programs with Flair & Piper in WCW 12-14 years ago.


Somewhat yes, but he still had it back in that time. He still popped the crowd and when the NWO was in its prime back then it was HUGE. Everyone was into it. Hogan was and always will be pro wrestlings #1 guy that put that sport / entertainment on the map but at 57 years of age he really should be back stage at best training younger guys or in an advisory role. Not attempting to wrestle taking lousy bad timed bumps due to his age.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on March 12, 2010, 06:18:23 AM
^^ Agree.
I often wonder if people's complaints stemmed from the fact that the Hulk Hogan "character" was too old, rather than Terry Bollea.

Hogan's always had his detractors who've felt he ought to just hang it up - and that was after he/they reinvented his character with the (as you mentioned) wildly successful Hollywood/NWO persona.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Playboy on March 12, 2010, 10:58:32 AM
^^ Agree.
I often wonder if people's complaints stemmed from the fact that the Hulk Hogan "character" was too old, rather than Terry Bollea.

Hogan's always had his detractors who've felt he ought to just hang it up - and that was after he/they reinvented his character with the (as you mentioned) wildly successful Hollywood/NWO persona.
Its typical "getbig" too, Mont. Its like the gossip board where people think that Arnold should look like he did in 1975 at 65 years of age and they post pics of his now much, much older body. People forget that he did his time, won his string of "O" titles, put bbdg on the map, because a successfull actor, made millions and millions and is now governor of all things. What more do people expect? When people want to see him now, they need to book an appointment. That is if he isn't busy on one of his many yachts.

Age is a road you cannot turn back from. A Hogan in 1987 at a bulging 302lbs @ 6'7" in height was a phenomenon. A rejuvinated Hogan in the NWO was a refreshing change considering times in the business changed. But that time has passed.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on March 12, 2010, 11:20:19 AM
And, nothing Hogan does will ever change the things he's accomplished...
But, a performance like last week could change the way he's remembered.

Along with the apex of your career, people will also remember you as you appeared in your last performance.
A shitty ending can ruin an otherwise great story.

Hogan & Flair need to accept that their stories have been told.
Nothing they can add to them now will enhance them.
If you want to be in the business, then BE in the business - in some other capacity...
But don't do it a disservice by attempting things you're no longer cut out to do.



Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Playboy on March 12, 2010, 02:54:26 PM
And, nothing Hogan does will ever change the things he's accomplished...
But, a performance like last week could change the way he's remembered.

Along with the apex of your career, people will also remember you as you appeared in your last performance.
A shitty ending can ruin an otherwise great story.

Hogan & Flair need to accept that their stories have been told.
Nothing they can add to them now will enhance them.
If you want to be in the business, then BE in the business - in some other capacity...
But don't do it a disservice by attempting things you're no longer cut out to do.


I wonder if there is any backstage heat between Hogan & Russo. Especially after that live TV disaster that happened on Nitro in late 1999.when Russo pubically fired Hogan and quit. Hogan later came out and said, "This is why WCW is in the shape that it's in".


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on March 12, 2010, 05:58:17 PM
It wouldn’t surprise me – especially since it sounds as if Hogan this time not only makes more $$ than Russo, but he’s also his executive superior.
I don’t know all the details, but the impression I get is that Hogan is the head booker, head writer, and head everything else – second only to "Dixie-chic" (who looks very edible, BTW).




Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on March 13, 2010, 01:38:35 PM
Hogan & Flair need to retire gracefully and enjoy their earningsas do a lot of other 45+ performers who can't do for a second what they did 10 - 20 years ago. They are WAY past their prime and shouldn't be wrestling at all. If anything, keep 'em backstage as advisors. But that's it.


Here's one of the only guys who could do it.
I believe Mr. Thesz was over 70 y.o. when this match was held:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bkxclbRYMI


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Playboy on March 15, 2010, 04:19:56 AM
It wouldn’t surprise me – especially since it sounds as if Hogan this time not only makes more $$ than Russo, but he’s also his executive superior.
I don’t know all the details, but the impression I get is that Hogan is the head booker, head writer, and head everything else – second only to "Dixie-chic" (who looks very edible, BTW).



Dixie IS very edible :)


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: wes mantooth on March 17, 2010, 07:17:59 PM
Flair is 60. Hogan is 57. They should both be at home enjoying the twilight of their life long works. Not taking half-assed mediocre bumps.

BUUUUUT...they both still take better bumps than Lacy Von Eric....

Jesus...only time she lands on her back is in the sack...

Worst female in  the sport.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on March 18, 2010, 10:39:27 AM
Lacy is a modern day Miss Elizabeth - which is fine, so long as they keep her in that role.
IOW - limit her "working" to standing ringside while showcasing her fabulously fake boobies, fake tan, fake hair, fake nails, and delicious ass & legs that go on forever.

If TNA ever releases her, it would be great to see her do one of "those" DVD's that some out of work divas occasionally put out in order to pay the bills for a while.
Think Missy Hyatt.

Although, after a little more thought, Lacy is probably a step above that.
I suspect she's more of a leaked stolen sex tape kind'a gal.
I don't care who (or how many) it's with...a LVE sex tape would sell. Her status as a TNA knock out will qualify her as a celebrity, which would classify her video as a celebrity sex tape - a label that commands public attention.
People who've never watched TNA a day in their lives would buy it because every ounce of this woman is SEX!

I could watch a video of her using a Netti Pot and sprout instant wood.
There is nothing she can do that is not sexy.
 



Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Playboy on March 19, 2010, 03:46:59 AM
Lacy is a modern day Miss Elizabeth - which is fine, so long as they keep her in that role.
IOW - limit her "working" to standing ringside while showcasing her fabulously fake boobies, fake tan, fake hair, fake nails, and delicious ass & legs that go on forever.

If TNA ever releases her, it would be great to see her do one of "those" DVD's that some out of work divas occasionally put out in order to pay the bills for a while.
Think Missy Hyatt.

Although, after a little more thought, Lacy is probably a step above that.
I suspect she's more of a leaked stolen sex tape kind'a gal.
I don't care who (or how many) it's with...a LVE sex tape would sell. Her status as a TNA knock out will qualify her as a celebrity, which would classify her video as a celebrity sex tape - a label that commands public attention.
People who've never watched TNA a day in their lives would buy it because every ounce of this woman is SEX!

I could watch a video of her using a Netti Pot and sprout instant wood.
There is nothing she can do that is not sexy.
 


As hot as Lacy is, there will never be another miss Elizabeth.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on March 19, 2010, 04:05:31 AM
Oh, ABSOLUTELY!

Sorry if there was any confusion there.
I wasn't comparing LVE to "The First Lady of Wrestling," but merely drawing similarities between their roles.
As lovely as she was, Elizabeth's job was to stand at ringside and look phenomenal.
Her rare, physical involvement in matches was minimal.
She was never trained as a wrestler, and the old man never tried to pass her off as one.

Lacy, at best, is about a .0003 x better "wrestler" than Liz was.
As such, Lacy needs to stay out of the ring and wear skimpier and skimpier outfits each & every week.
I remember when Liz tore off her skirt during the Mega-Powers match at SS '88.
I was so excited, I was jumping rope with my tongue!


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Playboy on March 19, 2010, 05:16:06 AM
Oh, ABSOLUTELY!

Sorry if there was any confusion there.
I wasn't comparing LVE to "The First Lady of Wrestling," but merely drawing similarities between their roles.
As lovely as she was, Elizabeth's job was to stand at ringside and look phenomenal.
Her rare, physical involvement in matches was minimal.
She was never trained as a wrestler, and the old man never tried to pass her off as one.

Lacy, at best, is about a .0003 x better "wrestler" than Liz was.
As such, Lacy needs to stay out of the ring and wear skimpier and skimpier outfits each & every week.
I remember when Liz tore off her skirt during the Mega-Powers match at SS '88.
I was so excited, I was jumping rope with my tongue!
I remember that!!! when she took off her skirt in that tight little outfit, you could hear a pin drop in MSG for how silent the crowd got :) Sad to see her go way way way before her time. She was constantly HOT.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on March 19, 2010, 02:35:19 PM
Yes.
She also looked good when they modernized her look with a bit of “slut” in the N.W.O.
But, Liz still looked classy even in the low cut tops and the tight, black leather miniskirts.

What a baby doll.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Playboy on March 22, 2010, 03:59:26 AM
Yes.
She also looked good when they modernized her look with a bit of “slut” in the N.W.O.
But, Liz still looked classy even in the low cut tops and the tight, black leather miniskirts.

What a baby doll.

Baby doll indeed. Everytime I watch my Randy Savage DVD I really appreciate her beauty. Too bad what had to happen to her. Just goes to show you how that lifestyle can get to anyone.

People can say what they want but her death was certainly not Luger's fault. No one held a gun to her head and told her to drink excessively or down pain killers and Xanax like it was going out of style. She became a druggie and a boozer. Shame. She was always an extremely beautiful & classy woman. 


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: The Showstoppa on April 01, 2010, 03:58:57 AM
Easy fella's....there is only one Baby Doll !!!!!  8)


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on April 01, 2010, 04:23:41 AM
I'm going to have to dissent, here.

I know she went downhill fast, but, when she was in her prime, Sunny was the greatest diva ever. She had it all: the looks, the body and the persona.

(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/4011/sunny548ah.jpg)


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Playboy on April 01, 2010, 06:25:04 AM
I'm going to have to dissent, here.

I know she went downhill fast, but, when she was in her prime, Sunny was the greatest diva ever. She had it all: the looks, the body and the persona.

(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/4011/sunny548ah.jpg)
Too bad she's a porker now.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on April 01, 2010, 06:46:59 AM
I met Tammy backstage a few times just after Chris signed with TNA & was still working some indy shows with Shane.

Had she not walked in with those guys, I would never have recognized here.
No tan or makeup, washed out dye job, heavier (though, not fat), baggy clothes, and extremely quiet & subdued.
Actually – regarding the quiet & subdued part – both she & Chris were that way – total opposite of how they’ve often been described during their early 90’s WWF run.

Knowing their reputations, the first time I saw Tam & Chris (wearing the Zubaz & workout top) walking towards us, I really didn’t know what to expect.
I was pleasantly surprised.

I’ve said this before:
Balls,
Douglas,
Candido’s,
Sandman…
…all of those ECW guys could be just as wild & crazy outside the ring as their personas inside.
But, they had real camaraderie and were very nice & respectable to the trainees, refs, announcers, etc.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Playboy on April 01, 2010, 08:48:26 AM
I met Tammy backstage a few times just after Chris signed with TNA & was still working some indy shows with Shane.

Had she not walked in with those guys, I would never have recognized here.
No tan or makeup, washed out dye job, heavier (though, not fat), baggy clothes, and extremely quiet & subdued.
Actually – regarding the quiet & subdued part – both she & Chris were that way – total opposite of how they’ve often been described during their early 90’s WWF run.

Knowing their reputations, the first time I saw Tam & Chris (wearing the Zubaz & workout top) walking towards us, I really didn’t know what to expect.
I was pleasantly surprised.

I’ve said this before:
Balls,
Douglas,
Candido’s,
Sandman…
…all of those ECW guys could be just as wild & crazy outside the ring as their personas inside.
But, they had real camaraderie and were very nice & respectable to the trainees, refs, announcers, etc.

Tammy really changed though. I think part of her depression raised from Chris Candido's death.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on April 01, 2010, 09:32:54 AM
I would imagine that, as well as the substance abuse over the years.

Look how many people who abuse (or have abused) recreational & Rx drugs are messed up in the head for life.
The WWF life has always been tolling and chaotic.
Those two were thrust into it before they were out of their teens!

From HS graduation to life on the road as a WWF superstar – during a time when substance abuse was at its peak!
They were never acquainted with a "normal" life.



Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Playboy on April 01, 2010, 09:44:53 AM
I would imagine that, as well as the substance abuse over the years.

Look how many people who abuse (or have abused) recreational & Rx drugs are messed up in the head for life.
The WWF life has always been tolling and chaotic.
Those two were thrust into it before they were out of their teens!

From HS graduation to life on the road as a WWF superstar – during a time when substance abuse was at its peak!
They were never acquainted with a "normal" life.


Spot on post! I believe Tammy aka "Sunny" was only 19 when she started her career in the original ECW and 22-23 when she started in WWE.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Montague on April 01, 2010, 10:40:59 AM
Something like that.

Sunny seems to have an on/off switch - whether it's voluntary or involuntary.
At first, I wondered if her unusually quiet nature was a snobbish snub compared to her more infamous flamboyant and flirtatious nature.
But, she acted that way around everyone backstage, so I didn't take it personally.
Honestly, I wondered if she was coming down from a "happy" car ride in from Jersey.

She might just be one of those people who "turns it on" in front of an audience. 
And, let's face it - a bunch of half-assed indy guys with pot bellies & shaved chests is hardly an "audience."

She was polite, but not the least bit warm.
Hard to believe she has a shy side - although, I'm sure the way she appeared there, she didn't exactly feel like a "diva."


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on April 01, 2010, 11:14:10 AM
Is it too late for TNA to go back to Thursdays?

_________

WWE RAW & TNA iMPACT! Ratings Are In

Published March 31st, 2010 in Headlines


The ratings are in for the March 29, 2010 editions of WWE RAW & TNA iMAPCT!.

WWE’s post-WrestleMania 26 episode of WWE RAW drew a 3.7 cable rating. This number is up from last week’s 3.2, but even WWE’s first class farewell tribute to Shawn Michaels on the night after WrestleMania was not enough to push the show into the 4’s.

TNA iMPACT featuring a 6-man six-man steel cage main event scored a 0.6 cable rating, down sharply from last week’s 0.9 and the worst rating on Monday nights yet.


Title: Re: TNA - The NEW "Monday Night Wars" Begin:
Post by: Playboy on April 01, 2010, 11:31:44 AM
Something like that.

Sunny seems to have an on/off switch - whether it's voluntary or involuntary.
At first, I wondered if her unusually quiet nature was a snobbish snub compared to her more infamous flamboyant and flirtatious nature.
But, she acted that way around everyone backstage, so I didn't take it personally.
Honestly, I wondered if she was coming down from a "happy" car ride in from Jersey.

She might just be one of those people who "turns it on" in front of an audience. 
And, let's face it - a bunch of half-assed indy guys with pot bellies & shaved chests is hardly an "audience."

She was polite, but not the least bit warm.
Hard to believe she has a shy side - although, I'm sure the way she appeared there, she didn't exactly feel like a "diva."

Maybe she wanted your ass, Mont. Ya never knwo. :)


Title: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: Montague on April 01, 2010, 11:39:31 AM
Of course...

That was blatantly obvious by the way she totally fukking ignored me the entire time.
 :D



I would still take Sunny no matter how she looks - just because it's Sunny.
And no matter how Sunny looks, I doubt she'd ever take me.
 ;)


Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: Montague on April 02, 2010, 04:51:45 AM
PWInsider.com is confirming that The Nasty Boys, Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags, are indeed finished with TNA. The tag team was initially brought into the company on a 90 day trial basis, and TNA then decided not to continue working with them.


Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: Montague on April 02, 2010, 04:54:20 AM
by Nick Paglino
credit: wrestlezone.com

Apr 01, 2010 I spoke with a source in TNA this morning who told me that there was a genuinely horrific backstage reaction to Dixie Carter's latest Tweet concerning Impact and Shawn Michaels.

For those who did not read the Tweet, Carter posted the following this past Tuesday: "Thank goodness he can only retire once...hopefully. Shawn, congrats on an amazing career!"

Carter was reacting to the very low 0.56 cable rating that Impact drew this past Monday night and her Tweet seemed to blame the low rating on the fact that WWE booked Shawn Michaels' retirement speech for Raw that night, which took away from TNA's ratings. However, when you look at the quarter hour break down of Impact, the entire show performed poorly which in no way can be blamed on the HBK segment on Raw, which aired in the show's main event time slot.

According to the TNA source I spoke with, many people backstage in the company were shocked that Dixie actually blamed the rating on the HBK segment, and feel that her Tweet further proved that she has a lot to learn. Additionally, many people felt that her Tweet was disrespectful, as it was more of an excuse for the poor Impact rating as opposed to a respectful farewell to HBK, which it seemed like she was going for.


Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: funk51 on April 02, 2010, 03:00:56 PM
i think that if tna wants to continue the  new monday night wars they're doomed unless they change up their product, and maybe go back to TNA=total nonstop action. instead of trying to copy they should innovate. they should be glad wwe leaves weds and thurs open for other wrestling companies.


Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: Playboy on April 05, 2010, 04:06:25 AM
According to the net and rumours, SHane Helms (who is headed to TNA, Jeff Hardy and Shannon Moore are trying to get Matt Hardy to jump ship. Matt Hardy is said to be unhappy with the direction his charactor has taken. His feud with Edge a few years ago was gold.


Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: G.O.A.T. on April 05, 2010, 12:04:01 PM
That would make since, they spotted hardy and Moore in the Audience at UFC fight night the other night and I thought I seen helms sitting behind them.


Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: Montague on April 05, 2010, 01:18:44 PM
At first, it appeared as if Chris Daniels was possibly leaving TNA to return to ROH.
Reports later indicated that Daniels was still under contract to TNA, but merely signed to work a series of dates for ROH.

F4WOnline.com is NOW reporting that Christopher Daniels and TNA Wrestling have officially parted ways.


Title: TNA "IMPACT!" thoughts:
Post by: Montague on April 05, 2010, 04:35:56 PM
While watching TNA right now, three things have occurred to me…

1.) The chick in the front row wearing the low-cut yellow top has a beautiful rack. Good job, horny
     cameraman, for frequently cutting to her.

2.) James Storm should not wear spandex anything that ends above the knee.

3.) I'm taking more & more of a liking to Velvet Sky. In fact, I would most certainly take Sky over LVE -
     even though, in reality, who I would choose makes NO F*CKING DIFFERENCE whatsoever.



Title: Re: TNA "IMPACT!" thoughts:
Post by: Playboy on April 06, 2010, 04:29:57 AM
Velvet Sky is delicious as are most of the "Beautiful People" faction in TNA.


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Post by: Montague on April 07, 2010, 04:19:58 AM
Did you catch the RVD/Storm match?
Is that the best they can give Van Dam to work with?
Storm moved only slightly better than Flair did on TNA’s Monday debut.

I wanted to see more of the Angle/Anderson ladder match, but got sidetracked.

Am I the only one who does not dig Abyss?
Why are they trying to push him so hard?
Do they have an ulterior motive like setting up a future angle, etc.?


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Post by: Playboy on April 07, 2010, 06:09:31 AM
Did you catch the RVD/Storm match?
Is that the best they can give Van Dam to work with?
Storm moved only slightly better than Flair did on TNA’s Monday debut.

I wanted to see more of the Angle/Anderson ladder match, but got sidetracked.

Am I the only one who does not dig Abyss?
Why are they trying to push him so hard?
Do they have an ulterior motive like setting up a future angle, etc.?

I did. They probably gave RVD that match as a starter just to giv ehim some ring work before throwing him into any major angles. He's been off for a while so his in ring work might be a tad rusty.


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Post by: Playboy on April 07, 2010, 06:10:26 AM
At first, it appeared as if Chris Daniels was possibly leaving TNA to return to ROH.
Reports later indicated that Daniels was still under contract to TNA, but merely signed to work a series of dates for ROH.

F4WOnline.com is NOW reporting that Christopher Daniels and TNA Wrestling have officially parted ways.

TNA letting Christopher Daniels go is a stupid move IMO.


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Post by: Montague on April 07, 2010, 07:09:37 AM
I'm interested in learning the details behind this.
Doesn't seem like a move that either of them would be eager to make.




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Post by: Montague on April 07, 2010, 07:12:52 AM
He looked a little lethargic in the ring, but I couldn’t determine if that was due to him or his opponent.
Storm doesn’t exactly have the greatest timing.
   
The "beer bottle to the head" after the match made me wonder if they’re setting up a program between the two.



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Post by: Playboy on April 07, 2010, 09:09:16 AM
I'm interested in learning the details behind this.
Doesn't seem like a move that either of them would be eager to make.



He is very talanted but I am willing to bet my bottom dollar that if he is hired by WWE he will be buried. Just like Bryan Danielson


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Post by: Playboy on April 07, 2010, 09:14:49 AM
He looked a little lethargic in the ring, but I couldn’t determine if that was due to him or his opponent.
Storm doesn’t exactly have the greatest timing.
   
The "beer bottle to the head" after the match made me wonder if they’re setting up a program between the two.


I would think so. He hasn't wrestled since early 2006 I think so there definately has to be some ring rust. A starter program between the two is a good way of getting RVD back out into the public eye and getting him in ring shape for future money making fueds.


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Post by: Montague on April 07, 2010, 11:14:05 AM
He may be headed there.
Wouldn't surprise me either way.

I remember seeing him in Beyond the Mat.
He botched a dark match tryout with the Fed, and Barry the narrator said they never called him back.


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Post by: Playboy on April 07, 2010, 11:32:24 AM
He may be headed there.
Wouldn't surprise me either way.

I remember seeing him in Beyond the Mat.
He botched a dark match tryout with the Fed, and Barry the narrator said they never called him back.
Was he the guy that wrestled with the indy wrestler "Mike Modest"?


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Post by: Montague on April 07, 2010, 12:30:59 PM
I believe so.


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Post by: tu_holmes on April 07, 2010, 12:35:40 PM
If Tammy still looks like this I'd hit it.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/Sunny_PCW_Jan_19_2008.jpg)




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Post by: Montague on April 07, 2010, 12:41:47 PM
That picture is more current than when I last saw her, but her weight fluctuates a lot & very frequently.

She looked very edible on the RAW anniversary special a couple of years back.
I think she’s one of those people who knows specifically what she needs to do to get her body in shape, and can do it when she wants to.


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Post by: Playboy on April 08, 2010, 05:41:21 AM
That picture is more current than when I last saw her, but her weight fluctuates a lot & very frequently.

She looked very edible on the RAW anniversary special a couple of years back.
I think she’s one of those people who knows specifically what she needs to do to get her body in shape, and can do it when she wants to.

She supposdley was in the 25 dive battle royal at last years WM25 event. I didn't even recall seeing her  :-\


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Post by: leonp1981 on April 10, 2010, 07:18:20 PM
I don't get Abyss either, he's like a cheap Mankind/Eugene mix gone wrong.


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Post by: Montague on April 11, 2010, 06:42:32 AM
Yeah.
His typical matches are nothing to write home about.
Same for his mic work.

I’m not saying it’s the most horrible on earth, but I fail to understand the push they’re giving him – unless Hogan “gave” him his HOF ring on-air just to proverbially stick it up Vince’s ass.

It almost has mild undertones of when Madusa tossed the Fed’s women’s title in the trash on a WCW broadcast.



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Post by: Playboy on April 12, 2010, 04:44:34 AM
Kurt Angle was the best investment TNA has made.


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Post by: The Showstoppa on April 12, 2010, 04:56:27 AM
Kurt Angle was the best investment TNA has made.

I agree.  Angle can still go and has performed consistently for them.


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Post by: Montague on April 12, 2010, 05:38:25 AM
Kurt Angle was the best investment TNA has made.


Truer words have never been spoken.
Whatever they're paying him currently, he's worth every penny.


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Post by: Playboy on April 12, 2010, 08:00:39 AM

Truer words have never been spoken.
Whatever they're paying him currently, he's worth every penny.
650,000 thousand per year. And remember, thats for only 3 day per week appearances and with the ability to do Japan, MMA and the Indies for even more coin.


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Post by: leonp1981 on April 12, 2010, 06:58:21 PM
I just watched last weeks, and it was dreadful.  Brian Kendrick is a waste of space and what the hell was with Orlando Jordan coming from the roof with yellow tape around him?  Friggin' hell that was weird.

The main event 3-on-3 was pretty funny though.  X-Pac managed to legit kick RVD in the face, then actually checked to see if he was OK!  The camera's caught it before they switched away.  Hall generally wandered about looking like a pensioner.  How many moves has X-Pac actually got?  Cos all he did was those kicks, a chop and the 'Cock in the Face' Bronco Buster.

It all ended when the 3 old men were laid out, although X-Pac had to obviously roll of the way for RVD to do the frogsplash, then Eric Young did the most 'I'm crapping myself about this' elbow drop from the top of the cage.

To top it all off, I think they were all supposed to pin someone, but Hardy forgot the ending and helped Young instead.

Phew, that was a bit of a rant, but I started following TNA hoping for something to happen, and I don't think I can be bothered to watch anymore.  The only guys with anything going for them appear to be Angle, Pope and Kennedy/Anderson.


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Post by: Playboy on April 13, 2010, 03:29:18 AM
Right now, Tna needs to work on making TNA better and not worry about WWE or ratings, etc. They cannot compete as of right now with WWE. Bottom line. They just need to focus on making their product better and signing young talant for the future.


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Post by: Montague on April 13, 2010, 11:38:11 AM
WCW began making changes solely to copy WWF’s product.
Their ratings were stronger when they were doing their own thing.


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Post by: Playboy on April 14, 2010, 05:22:30 AM
If any of you caught the Impact tapings from monday, Jeff Hardy took a fireball to the face and was really burnt pretty badly. Pretty intense.


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Post by: Montague on April 14, 2010, 04:23:26 PM
The ratings are in for this past Monday night's WWE RAW and TNA Impact shows (air date: April 12, 2010).

WWE RAW scored a final cable rating of 3.2
TNA Impact scored a final cable rating of 0.8


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Post by: The Showstoppa on April 15, 2010, 09:50:53 AM
The ratings are in for this past Monday night's WWE RAW and TNA Impact shows (air date: April 12, 2010).

WWE RAW scored a final cable rating of 3.2
TNA Impact scored a final cable rating of 0.8


.8 isn't awful, at least something to build on.

I think a mistake TNA made was the stupid name and initials.  If you want a wider fanbase, why that name/initials?  It is going to get an initial reaction, but how many parents want their kids watching a show called TNA?  When the chicks are on, it looks like a low-budget porn shoot.......not that there is anything wrong with that, but it's not going to help with mass appeal in the long run.


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Post by: Montague on April 15, 2010, 10:30:46 AM
I would have preferred them to at least keep NWA in the title – like when it was called NWA-TNA.

I’m curious…
How do you think a late-80’s version of NWA/WCW would go over today?
Granted, it would probably be difficult to go back to that format after what’s happened in the business over the last 15 or so years.
But had Turner kept that late 1980’s formula, how do you think they’d be doing today? 


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Post by: Playboy on April 15, 2010, 11:25:29 AM
I would have preferred them to at least keep NWA in the title – like when it was called NWA-TNA.

I’m curious…
How do you think a late-80’s version of NWA/WCW would go over today?
Granted, it would probably be difficult to go back to that format after what’s happened in the business over the last 15 or so years.
But had Turner kept that late 1980’s formula, how do you think they’d be doing today? 

NWA / Crockett Promotions was at its best 1983 - 1989. As soon as Turner's suit and ties took over....it was all over. UNTIL the NWO turned it all around.  8)


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Post by: The Showstoppa on April 15, 2010, 12:43:05 PM
I would have preferred them to at least keep NWA in the title – like when it was called NWA-TNA.

I’m curious…
How do you think a late-80’s version of NWA/WCW would go over today?
Granted, it would probably be difficult to go back to that format after what’s happened in the business over the last 15 or so years.
But had Turner kept that late 1980’s formula, how do you think they’d be doing today? 


Interesting question.  What would be the most difficult is that the TV matches now are mainevent compared to the jobber squashes of yesteryear....haha

I think a smart booker who could bring in some of the old-schoolers to tie things together could have some success running a promotion that caters to people who grew up on the 80's wrestling.  Many of us still WANT to get back into watching it, but I'm just jaded to the current product being so over the top. 

When I lived in Hickory, NC they actually had a cable weekly show from a very small promotion that was very old-school.  I thought it was great.  Just needed a bit of tweaking here and there....production quality, few established stars, etc....


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Post by: Montague on April 17, 2010, 04:39:47 AM
Dixie Carter has announced that this Sunday night's TNA Lockdown PPV will feature The Motor City Machineguns vs Brian Kendrick and Homicide in a bonus tag team match.

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Vince Russo has claimed that he wants to move from Colorado to Nashville to be closer to the TNA offices.
Additionally, it's being said that Russo has been telling people that he's feeling burnt out from writing TV, and is getting frustrated with talent complaining about their segments which then leads to re-writes on the day of the tapings.

Also, according to Meltzer's site, both Scott Hall and Sean Waltman have been taking their latest run in TNA much more seriously and are working hard to do their best in the company.
Hall has reportedly dropped weight and is eying a goal weight of 255 lbs, and it's being said that both men seem to have a renewed passion for the business as they realize this could very well be their last run in pro wrestling.
It should be noted that neither man is working on a long term contract, and it's rumored that Hall is receiving $3,000 per appearance.




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Post by: Montague on April 17, 2010, 04:50:18 AM
Fanhouse.com recently conducted an interview with TNA star Rob Van Dam.
The following is an excerpt:

"Paul and I do stay in touch, we're friends," Van Dam said.
"Of course, I would be thrilled to have him there and I think that he really, I know that he really has a way of staying on the pulse of people and staying really connected in what they want.
He's a little bit ahead of them."

"He knows what the people want next week, what they're going to be listening to next, what kind of music is going to be coming around.
That's something that is really important and he would make it cool. His name does come up a lot by fans or some of the other wrestlers or by people that curious, wondering if he is going to come in. To the best of my knowledge, no. I don't know if he is.
That would be nice but I have no reason that he is..."

"Obviously, one thing that RVD has is I'm one of a kind. I'm an original – I stand out. But promoters don't know that. They try to put me in a formula for everyone else. In the 20 years of my career, there's only been one promoter that understood to just let me go out there and do my thing and that was Paul. In fact, he taught it to me."



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Post by: Playboy on April 19, 2010, 11:27:08 AM
Apparently Sean Waltman stiffed the TNA PPV yesterday as he wasn't happy with doing a job for the money he was being payed.


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Post by: Montague on April 19, 2010, 11:56:57 AM
Let's see what Meltzer has to say about him now...


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Post by: Montague on April 19, 2010, 04:49:16 PM
PWTorch.com is reporting that Sean Waltman did not "no-show" TNA's Lockdown PPV last night, and did give management a heads up in advance that he would not be appearing at the show.
He cited personal reasons for not being able to work the show, but the feeling at this time is that he had not been cleared by The Missouri State Athletic Commission to compete.


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Post by: Playboy on April 20, 2010, 03:25:51 AM
PWTorch.com is reporting that Sean Waltman did not "no-show" TNA's Lockdown PPV last night, and did give management a heads up in advance that he would not be appearing at the show.
He cited personal reasons for not being able to work the show, but the feeling at this time is that he had not been cleared by The Missouri State Athletic Commission to compete.
I read yesterday something about him not having a wrestling license in that particular state so thats why he missed the ppv. With Waltman though, who knows...at least he tapped Chyna in every orfus possible.  ;D

If anyone is interested...Rob VanDamme just won the TNA world title last night on Impact.


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Post by: Thin Lizzy on April 20, 2010, 05:51:35 AM
I think a smart booker who could bring in some of the old-schoolers to tie things together could have some success running a promotion that caters to people who grew up on the 80's wrestling.  Many of us still WANT to get back into watching it, but I'm just jaded to the current product being so over the top. 

What do think about TNA signing this man?

(http://www.cantstopthebleeding.com/img/sheik.gif)


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Post by: Montague on April 20, 2010, 11:24:14 AM
If anyone is interested...Rob VanDamme just won the TNA world title last night on Impact.

Awfully early for that, isn't it?
I like RVD, but...


What do think about TNA signing this man?

(http://www.cantstopthebleeding.com/img/sheik.gif)

Sheik & Undertaker are the only two guys who I 100% believe will never EVER appear in another mainstream wrestling company – in any capacity.

I’m not saying he won’t.
But, it’s the last thing I would ever expect to see in the wrestling world.




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Post by: The Showstoppa on April 21, 2010, 08:45:30 AM
What do think about TNA signing this man?



haha, I would tune in every week for those promos!


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Post by: Thin Lizzy on April 25, 2010, 08:12:42 PM
I caught some of a 2:00am Raw recap show. The guest host was "Macgruber" who I guess is some knockoff of MacGyver that's been made into a movie.

It wasn't just bad. It was scary bad. I can't believe Vince greelighted this. Not only were the bits painfully unfunny, but they dragged on forever.


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Post by: Playboy on April 26, 2010, 03:30:15 AM
Right now, TNA needs to work on making TNA a better product and not worry about WWE or even attempting to compete with them.


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Post by: The Showstoppa on April 29, 2010, 08:25:48 AM
Right now, TNA needs to work on making TNA a better product and not worry about WWE or even attempting to compete with them.

QFT.  the older school of fan has turned away from the WWE over the last 5 or 6 years in droves.  Perfect chance for them to step it up as there are many of us who would like a solid weekly show to watch, but have grown soooooooooooooooooo tired of the WWE and VKM's horseshit.


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Post by: Eric15210 on April 29, 2010, 08:48:30 AM
Will HBK show up on TNA within 6-8 months?


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Post by: Montague on April 29, 2010, 10:54:09 AM
I loved Perfect and the Brain but never jumped ship and watched WCW. HBK is one of my all time favorites. But if he goes to TNA I won't watch 1 second of it. I'm with the Federation until I die.


The Federation may die before you do, Timmy.
 :D


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Post by: Playboy on April 29, 2010, 12:13:31 PM
Will HBK show up on TNA within 6-8 months?
Absolutely not. I seriously cannot see this happening. Not at all. He's 45 years old, made some serious coin and his injuries simply will not allow it.


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Post by: Montague on April 29, 2010, 01:13:11 PM
Absolutely not. I seriously cannot see this happening. Not at all. He's 45 years old...


I agree.
He's still too young to go there.




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Post by: tu_holmes on April 29, 2010, 02:38:14 PM
Quote
I loved Perfect and the Brain but never jumped ship and watched WCW. HBK is one of my all time favorites. But if he goes to TNA I won't watch 1 second of it. I'm with the Federation until I die.

Why would you deny good entertainment for Vince?

What has VKM ever done for you?

That's just silly.


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Post by: Thin Lizzy on April 29, 2010, 03:27:36 PM

I agree.
He's still too young to go there.


LMAO

I've said that Bishoff isn't the answer for TNA. Others have countered with the fact that Bishoff has beaten Vince, before.

The problem is that Eric is trying to beat Vince, now, with the same guys he used 15 years ago.


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Post by: Montague on April 29, 2010, 03:41:00 PM
Yeah, it’s somewhat analogous to if Vince decided to bring back Bruno Sammartino because business was good when Bruno had the strap back in ’75.

Not only that, but Bischoff took WCW to the top for about 90 consecutive weeks.
Vince has been on top for the majority of the time since 1985.

Also, Bischoff was one of the guys who contributed in a big way to WCW’s demise.
Of course, you can’t point all the fingers at only him – or anyone, for that matter – but he certainly did his part.
Not sure I’d want to put someone that irresponsible in charge of my company, although I doubt Dixie would give Eric “absolute power” as Turner did.

And to this day, that is why I maintain that Ted Turner is just as much to blame as anyone else for the demise of WCW.
All he had to do was pay a little attention & take a little interest in his product instead of leaving other people to run his company.
Pompous jack-off.


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Post by: tu_holmes on April 29, 2010, 07:34:27 PM
Actually, by the time WCW was falling apart... Ted couldn't do anything.

He'd folded himself into AOL-Time Warner and had almost no say in the goings on in the company.

He was just stuck making money.


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Post by: Playboy on April 30, 2010, 03:55:29 AM
Actually, by the time WCW was falling apart... Ted couldn't do anything.

He'd folded himself into AOL-Time Warner and had almost no say in the goings on in the company.

He was just stuck making money.
According to several different DVD's that are out there, they all say the same thing. It was Turner's suit and ties that destroyed WCW. These people had ZERO wrestling knowledge and had no idea on how wrestling storylines should be created and delivered. Arn Anderson said it best when he said that these people should have been buying a ticket. Take Jim Herd for example...he was a regional manager in Pizza Pizza's head office and all of a sudden in 1990 he was running a multimillion dollar wrestling organization. And they wonder why WCW floundered after that. Ha. If it wasn't for die hard fans like myself that where interested in watching the actual wrestlers and tuning in from time to time to catch some stars that they liked like Cactus Jack or Vader, WCW would have crumbled years ago.



 


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Post by: funk51 on April 30, 2010, 11:19:03 AM
what i liked about wcw is that they were introducing wrestlers every week. they didn't bring a guy in from nowhere and call him a superstar right off like wwe did with numerous guys mike knox santino morello was champ first night carlito, gail kim first run. wcw brought guys in and they appeared to have to pay some dues  as goldberg etc.


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Post by: Playboy on April 30, 2010, 11:36:52 AM
what i liked about wcw is that they were introducing wrestlers every week. they didn't bring a guy in from nowhere and call him a superstar right off like wwe did with numerous guys mike knox santino morello was champ first night carlito, gail kim first run. wcw brought guys in and they appeared to have to pay some dues  as goldberg etc.
Goldberg was big, ripped, hyped and extremely overrated. He was very green in the ring and he legitamtely hurt a lot of guys (cost Bret Hart his career with a very un-controlled superkick). The guys that paid their dues in WCW were Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Ray Mysterio, etc. Otherwise half that roster was already established.


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Post by: Montague on May 01, 2010, 04:18:02 AM
I remember times when the I.C. strap meant even more than the big belt.
In fact, at one time, the intercontinental title was a prelude to a heavyweight championship run.

I remember Edge feeling slighted for not getting the H.W. belt right away after his I.C. program – and he even sighted the fact that THAT is what the I.C. title “means.”

Well…it used to, anyway…

Plenty of deserving workers held that title without ever graduating to the big belt – Steamboat, Hennig, Snuka, Davey – to name a few.



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Post by: Montague on May 01, 2010, 12:57:42 PM
The following is a new message from the official TNA Facebook page:

"Effective immediately, TNA Wrestling has elected to terminate the services of Todd Clem p/k/a Bubba the Love Sponge."



Ha!
I remember a time when Hulk "the main man" Hogan could swing favors for anyone.

Stay in control, Dixie!
Don't give absolute power to any of these egomaniacs!!!
Keep learning.
Keep improving.



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Post by: funk51 on May 01, 2010, 02:45:00 PM
The following is a new message from the official TNA Facebook page:

"Effective immediately, TNA Wrestling has elected to terminate the services of Todd Clem p/k/a Bubba the Love Sponge."



Ha!
I remember a time when Hulk "the main man" Hogan could swing favors for anyone.

Stay in control, Dixie!
Don't give absolute power to any of these egomaniacs!!!
Keep learning.
Keep improving.


good move he contributed next to nothing.


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Post by: Montague on May 01, 2010, 03:22:32 PM
good move he contributed next to nothing.


Yep.
And long gone are the days when talent-less guys were kept around simply because they were Hulk Bollea’s buddy.

Welcome to REALITY, kids!!


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Post by: The Showstoppa on May 02, 2010, 10:22:43 AM
I remember times when the I.C. strap meant even more than the big belt.
In fact, at one time, the intercontinental title was a prelude to a heavyweight championship run.

I remember Edge feeling slighted for not getting the H.W. belt right away after his I.C. program – and he even sighted the fact that THAT is what the I.C. title “means.”

Well…it used to, anyway…

Plenty of deserving workers held that title without ever graduating to the big belt – Steamboat, Hennig, Snuka, Davey – to name a few.



Very true.....like the US title and the Missouri State title back in the old NWA.


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Post by: Playboy on May 03, 2010, 03:40:56 AM
I hate the fact that titles don't mean anything anymore. That has got to be one of my biggest pet peeves that the titles change hands like I change my underwear.


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Post by: The Showstoppa on May 03, 2010, 04:37:02 AM
I hate the fact that titles don't mean anything anymore. That has got to be one of my biggest pet peeves that the titles change hands like I change my underwear.

Yep.  It kills building up heat so that a match actually means something. 


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Post by: Playboy on May 03, 2010, 05:41:45 AM
Yep.  It kills building up heat so that a match actually means something. 
It's brutal. Fuck, if they did this 20 years ago, Flair would be the 54th time world champion. Back then, you didn't get a title unless you deserved it. Unless you could draw and unless you paid your dues. Not like now....Jack Swagger....world champion. Joke.


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Post by: Thin Lizzy on May 05, 2010, 04:17:03 AM
It's brutal. Fuck, if they did this 20 years ago, Flair would be the 54th time world champion. Back then, you didn't get a title unless you deserved it. Unless you could draw and unless you paid your dues. Not like now....Jack Swagger....world champion. Joke.

Vince has changed the nature of the beast. His business model is to sell the WWE brand and not so much the individual wrestlers. By having the title change hands so often, no one wrestler can hold Vince over a barrell


Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: The Showstoppa on May 05, 2010, 04:27:10 AM
Vince has changed the nature of the beast. His business model is to sell the WWE brand and not so much the individual wrestlers. By having the title change hands so often, no one wrestler can hold Vince over a barrell

True and yet another reason to hate VKM.....like I need one.


Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: Montague on May 05, 2010, 05:15:56 AM
Vince has changed the nature of the beast. His business model is to sell the WWE brand and not so much the individual wrestlers. By having the title change hands so often, no one wrestler can hold Vince over a barrell


That’s a great observation, and a very true and accurate one as well.
The old man actually started this practice shortly after acquiring the Fed from his dad.

The signs on the marquee used to simply read the names of the wrestlers & the matches on that card.
Vince soon replaced the wrestlers’ names with three big letters: W – W – F.

At minimum, this sent a strong subliminal message to everyone.
It told the wrestlers that the company (Vince) was bigger than they were, and it suggested to everyone else that it was the WWF “machine” selling out arenas – NOT the individual talent.

It took perceived power away from the wrestlers because they were no longer “the drawing force,” but rather a small, expendable part of a company that was billed over them.



Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: Playboy on May 05, 2010, 06:50:23 AM

That’s a great observation, and a very true and accurate one as well.
The old man actually started this practice shortly after acquiring the Fed from his dad.

The signs on the marquee used to simply read the names of the wrestlers & the matches on that card.
Vince soon replaced the wrestlers’ names with three big letters: W – W – F.

At minimum, this sent a strong subliminal message to everyone.
It told the wrestlers that the company (Vince) was bigger than they were, and it suggested to everyone else that it was the WWF “machine” selling out arenas – NOT the individual talent.

It took perceived power away from the wrestlers because they were no longer “the drawing force,” but rather a small, expendable part of a company that was billed over them.


Which in turn bit Vince in the ass when wrestlers started jumping shipt to WCW for triple the pay. I loved it when Madusa showed up on Nitro with the womens title and through it in the trash can on national tv. What a beautiful shot to Vince's way over inflated ego.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 05, 2010, 05:29:45 PM
Well, it looks like TNA IMPACT! is headed back to Thursday nights.
Personally, I think it’s a good move for them, as now they can focus on building & improving without being too consumed with competing head-to-head against someone they obviously weren't ready to.




Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 06, 2010, 03:49:58 AM
Well, it looks like TNA IMPACT! is headed back to Thursday nights.
Personally, I think it’s a good move for them, as now they can focus on building & improving without being too consumed with competing head-to-head against someone they obviously weren't ready to.



I totally agree. They should not even worry or try to compete with WWE at this point because they simply can't. TNA needs to work on making their own product better and not worry about competing with WWE. Dixie Carter is learning and doing well and is well liked back stage by the wrestlers.


Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: Montague on May 06, 2010, 05:21:51 AM
Yeah.
I, personally, think Dixie's doing a fine job.
She's made some mistakes along the way, but everyone has to - it's part of the process.
It's how you learn & respond to those mistakes that matters.

One thing I do recommend is that – while she not try to compete head to head with WWE – she should still pay attention to their product to study trends and learn from their mistakes the way Vince did with WCW.



Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: MCWAY on May 06, 2010, 07:36:24 AM

That’s a great observation, and a very true and accurate one as well.
The old man actually started this practice shortly after acquiring the Fed from his dad.

The signs on the marquee used to simply read the names of the wrestlers & the matches on that card.
Vince soon replaced the wrestlers’ names with three big letters: W – W – F.

At minimum, this sent a strong subliminal message to everyone.
It told the wrestlers that the company (Vince) was bigger than they were, and it suggested to everyone else that it was the WWF “machine” selling out arenas – NOT the individual talent.

It took perceived power away from the wrestlers because they were no longer “the drawing force,” but rather a small, expendable part of a company that was billed over them.



That's only partially true. Vince started doing that AFTER Hulk Hogan left for WCW. Prior to that, all the eggs were in Hogan's yellow-and-red baskets. He was the major draw. Any match involving him was a "main event match". That's why WWF had those "double main event" cards, whenever Hogan wasn't involved in the world title match (i.e SummerSlam 1990, WrestleMaina 8, and WrestleMania 9).


Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: Montague on May 06, 2010, 10:51:59 AM
That's only partially true.


Which part?

The marquees started changing during Snuka & Murraco’s last big feud. Piper details that in his book & several interviews.
He was pissed because he’d finally made it to “New York” (as the Fed was often called then), and instead of seeing his name in lights, it simply read: WWF.



Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: Playboy on May 07, 2010, 03:29:25 AM
That's only partially true. Vince started doing that AFTER Hulk Hogan left for WCW. Prior to that, all the eggs were in Hogan's yellow-and-red baskets. He was the major draw. Any match involving him was a "main event match". That's why WWF had those "double main event" cards, whenever Hogan wasn't involved in the world title match (i.e SummerSlam 1990, WrestleMaina 8, and WrestleMania 9).
Bullseye. According to Dave Meltzer's wrestling report, any wrestler working a program with Hogan in the eighties was making 70,000 dollars per week (yes you read that correctly) in house gate bonuses. Back then the WWE had two tours. The "A" tour and the "B" tour and anyone who was on the "A" tour would share in Hogans drawing power. I've always said that Hogan MADE wrestling. Everyone else came in second place.


Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: funk51 on May 07, 2010, 11:59:19 AM
Bullseye. According to Dave Meltzer's wrestling report, any wrestler working a program with Hogan in the eighties was making 70,000 dollars per week (yes you read that correctly) in house gate bonuses. Back then the WWE had two tours. The "A" tour and the "B" tour and anyone who was on the "A" tour would share in Hogans drawing power. I've always said that Hogan MADE wrestling. Everyone else came in second place.
i wonder what that 70 K would be in 2010 dollars?


Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: Playboy on May 07, 2010, 12:41:50 PM
i wonder what that 70 K would be in 2010 dollars?
Either way that is a ton of dough. Back then guys who fueded with Hogan would fued with him for like 3-4 months + before moving on to the next thing. 3-4 months plus of 70g's is damn good by me. I want in on that "A" tour  :P


Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: Playboy on May 10, 2010, 03:07:07 AM
Another great post. It will never go back to the way it was. VKM is the Boss.
Kind of makes you wonder though...how long will it last? Sooner or later people are just gonna say, "F**K it" and change the channel to watch football, baseball or Hockey. Stale product only lasts so long.


Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: MCWAY on May 10, 2010, 07:57:01 AM
Bullseye. According to Dave Meltzer's wrestling report, any wrestler working a program with Hogan in the eighties was making 70,000 dollars per week (yes you read that correctly) in house gate bonuses. Back then the WWE had two tours. The "A" tour and the "B" tour and anyone who was on the "A" tour would share in Hogans drawing power. I've always said that Hogan MADE wrestling. Everyone else came in second place.

Hulk Hogan vs. "The Genius" Lanny Poffo....MAIN EVENT!!



Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: The Showstoppa on May 10, 2010, 08:34:32 AM
Bullseye. According to Dave Meltzer's wrestling report, any wrestler working a program with Hogan in the eighties was making 70,000 dollars per week (yes you read that correctly) in house gate bonuses. Back then the WWE had two tours. The "A" tour and the "B" tour and anyone who was on the "A" tour would share in Hogans drawing power. I've always said that Hogan MADE wrestling suck. Everyone else came in second place.

Fixed it for you bro.  ;D 

Hogan made a lot of people in wrestling a lot of money, but at the expense of the sport moving further and further away from what made it worth watching.


Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: Playboy on May 10, 2010, 08:59:29 AM
Fixed it for you bro.  ;D 

Hogan made a lot of people in wrestling a lot of money, but at the expense of the sport moving further and further away from what made it worth watching.
Hogan still is the man.  8)


Title: Re: TNA vs. WWE - The NEW Monday Night Wars:
Post by: Playboy on May 10, 2010, 09:54:11 AM
I never looked at it this way. Really just thought that it changed hands so much to keep the pace fast and interesting? I mean when Hogan Wrestled you knew he wasn't gonna loose. That's why that toilet Ultimate Warrior match was so shocking.
Depends. If a guy loses the title every 3-6 months or so its one thing. But every single PPV someone is winning a new title. It gets silly after a while.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 10, 2010, 11:55:00 AM
I totally agree. The most silly sounding thing is when they promote someone as the 12 time World Champion. Or 17 time Tag Team Champion. It doesn't sound very appealing to me. Now the main events are really just to see an action packed match. Not who's gonna be the Champ. I watch wrestling everytime it's on. I have no clue all the title belts they have now? 
That's what I loved about the WWE in particular in the 80's. For example, I remember when Savage had the IC title. He held it for a little over a year before being defeated by Steamboat at WM3. When Steamboat got that pin, everyone not only saw a great match but it made the storyline that much more real and less predicable. Same with when Honky Tonk Man fought Beefcake at WM4. A lot of people thought that Honky would lose but he retained and squeeked by.

Now if Cena loses the title, i'm willing to bet the deed to my house he will win it back at the next PPV. Thats just too predictable. Titles change hands like I change my underwear. No value or respect anymore. Back in the day, you had to be deserving and you had to pay your dues and in some promotions like NWA, you had to put down a 25G deposit if you were given a title. Respect went out the window. Look at these lackluster champs we have now. Jack Swagger? Sheamus, who hasn't been in the business long enough to merit a cup of coffee? Its a joke.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 12, 2010, 04:25:22 PM
Eric Bischoff was on Monday Night Mayhem (mondaynightmayhem.com) and answered many questions from fans on his Facebook.
 
When asked about the creative team at TNA, Bischoff mentioned that there were a lot of people involved: headed by Russo, and that Ferrara/Conway are involved. Bischoff is in and out, while Hogan and Carter have their say. He said with any corporate network, there is no one person that has sole control on the entertainment business with the exception of Vince McMahon - but not so much now due to WWE being part of a public company and the time it is now.
 
He said networks have the final say and it's their job to manage around it.
 
He then says Russo is doing a "phenomenal job", that fans hope Bischoff bad mouths Russo, that fans want a civil war, wanting to cheer one guy and hoping for another's demise. He noted fans want an internally fractured situation that they can all talk about to point fingers at because that would make it interesting to people.
 
Bischoff says out of any team, that this team is more fun to work with than any team he worked with before. He says Russo is passionate, that there's nothing wrong with being passionate, and he's very open minded despite what people read about him, what people like to repeat about him. He said people change, situations change for Russo, and for him. He said he's spending more time with the creative team because he's having a lot of fun working with them. Bischoff said he wouldn't spend time with them nor is he required to if he wasn't having fun. He closed it by saying that the TNA product will continue to evolve.



credit: Wrestlezone.com


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 13, 2010, 03:41:35 AM
Eric Bischoff was on Monday Night Mayhem (mondaynightmayhem.com) and answered many questions from fans on his Facebook.
 
When asked about the creative team at TNA, Bischoff mentioned that there were a lot of people involved: headed by Russo, and that Ferrara/Conway are involved. Bischoff is in and out, while Hogan and Carter have their say. He said with any corporate network, there is no one person that has sole control on the entertainment business with the exception of Vince McMahon - but not so much now due to WWE being part of a public company and the time it is now.
 
He said networks have the final say and it's their job to manage around it.
 
He then says Russo is doing a "phenomenal job", that fans hope Bischoff bad mouths Russo, that fans want a civil war, wanting to cheer one guy and hoping for another's demise. He noted fans want an internally fractured situation that they can all talk about to point fingers at because that would make it interesting to people.
 
Bischoff says out of any team, that this team is more fun to work with than any team he worked with before. He says Russo is passionate, that there's nothing wrong with being passionate, and he's very open minded despite what people read about him, what people like to repeat about him. He said people change, situations change for Russo, and for him. He said he's spending more time with the creative team because he's having a lot of fun working with them. Bischoff said he wouldn't spend time with them nor is he required to if he wasn't having fun. He closed it by saying that the TNA product will continue to evolve.



credit: Wrestlezone.com

And this is why WWE is successful. Other organizations have "too many chiefs & not enough indians".


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 13, 2010, 04:31:44 AM
WWE also has an ACTIVE owner - something Ted Turner was not.

Dixie is also an active owner in her company, and that is why I predict TNA will improve.
I’m not saying they’ll beat the Fed the way WCW did - they may never even reach the same level…
But, I do expect them to improve.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on May 13, 2010, 05:32:17 AM

And this is why WWE is successful. Other organizations have "too many chiefs & not enough indians".

I see that as THE problem in wrestling over the last 15 years.  You have one guys vision of what he wants it to be, which on most occasions has sucked ass.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 13, 2010, 05:33:46 AM
WWE also has an ACTIVE owner - something Ted Turner was not.

Dixie is also an active owner in her company, and that is why I predict TNA will improve.
I’m not saying they’ll beat the Fed the way WCW did - they may never even reach the same level…
But, I do expect them to improve.

The beauty with TNA is that Dixie is willing to learn to improve her product and if it means signing guys / agents backstage like Ed Ferrerra & Vince Russo, Bishoff, Hogan, Flair, then so be it. The key here is not letting ANY of them take over so to speak and so far its been good.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 13, 2010, 06:52:33 AM
And that’s one of the best reasons to move IMPACT! back to Thursdays.
The only reason to air head to head against RAW is to compete with RAW, which is the same trap WCW fell into during the “Monday Night Wars” when they started doing things simply to copy WWF's shows.

I really believe that TNA stands a better chance with making their own product than copying WWE.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on May 13, 2010, 09:08:40 AM
The beauty with TNA is that Dixie is willing to learn to improve her product and if it means signing guys / agents backstage like Ed Ferrerra & Vince Russo, Bishoff, Hogan, Flair, then so be it. The key here is not letting ANY of them take over so to speak and so far its been good.

100% agree.  And Monty is right also, TNA should grow as there own product at this point.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: MCWAY on May 14, 2010, 10:01:00 AM
That's what I loved about the WWE in particular in the 80's. For example, I remember when Savage had the IC title. He held it for a little over a year before being defeated by Steamboat at WM3. When Steamboat got that pin, everyone not only saw a great match but it made the storyline that much more real and less predicable. Same with when Honky Tonk Man fought Beefcake at WM4. A lot of people thought that Honky would lose but he retained and squeeked by.

Now if Cena loses the title, i'm willing to bet the deed to my house he will win it back at the next PPV. Thats just too predictable. Titles change hands like I change my underwear. No value or respect anymore. Back in the day, you had to be deserving and you had to pay your dues and in some promotions like NWA, you had to put down a 25G deposit if you were given a title. Respect went out the window. Look at these lackluster champs we have now. Jack Swagger? Sheamus, who hasn't been in the business long enough to merit a cup of coffee? Its a joke.

How so? One minute, people complained about the same guys (Cena, Helmsley, Orton) getting the belt. They said that it's time to give the new guys a shot.

Yet, when Sheamus beat Cena for the WWE title, these same folks were HOWLING (especially on YouTube) that Sheamus didn't deserve it and that he only got the strap, because he and Helmsley are buddies.

I don't get it.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 14, 2010, 10:04:03 AM
How so? One minute, people complained about the same guys (Cena, Helmsley, Orton) getting the belt. They said that it's time to give the new guys a shot.

Yet, when Sheamus beat Cena for the WWE title, these same folks were HOWLING (especially on YouTube) that Sheamus didn't deserve it and that he only got the strap, because he and Helmsley are buddies.

I don't get it.
Yet more proof that the product has become increasingly stale over the years. Cena is the WWE's main guy right now. He should keep the belt period. Not lose it every other week and win it back 10 times. Putting the title on Sheamus was ridiculous. He hasn't even been in the company long enough to merit a cup of coffee let alone a title run.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 14, 2010, 10:19:54 AM
I wonder if part of the problem is not that the belt changes hands or stays on the same wreslters…
The problem may be the wrestlers themselves.

Pro-wrestling hasn’t had much in the way of champions that the fans really get into - I’m referring to guys like Austin, Rock, Foley, HHH (from 10 yrs. ago), etc.
Cena’s music gets an enormous pop, but once he’s in the ring, fans don’t know if they want to boo him or cheer him - usually they end up doing both.

There are some very talented mat workers on the roster, but the general absence of character and charisma, as well as the staleness/lameness of storylines leave fans indifferent and dissatisfied with those who are given the ball. 

We’ve said on here many times that the titles don’t mean anything anymore.
The same can be said for much of the talent pool.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on May 14, 2010, 10:26:25 AM
I wonder if part of the problem is not that the belt changes hands or stays on the same wreslters…
The problem may be the wrestlers themselves.

Pro-wrestling hasn’t had much in the way of champions that the fans really get into - I’m referring to guys like Austin, Rock, Foley, HHH (from 10 yrs. ago), etc.
Cena’s music gets an enormous pop, but once he’s in the ring, fans don’t know if they want to boo him or cheer him - usually they end up doing both.

There are some very talented mat workers on the roster, but the general absence of character and charisma, as well as the staleness/lameness of storylines leave fans indifferent and dissatisfied with those who are given the ball. 

We’ve said on here many times that the titles don’t mean anything anymore.
The same can be said for much of the talent pool.


here's a sign of the times most of the nxt rookies? have a better look than their pro mentors and are more accomplished in the ring. if you go on youtube you'll see that daniel bryan aka bryan danielson wrestled cena on velocity back in 2003 cena won but bryan was the much better ring worker. skip sheffield was on the tuff enuff that produced the mizz who has thebetter look and is the better ring worker? he was known as the silverback on tuff enuff. sheamus is triple h's training partner and drew mcintyre is also a friend of hhh, so who gets the push?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: MCWAY on May 14, 2010, 11:17:08 AM
Yet more proof that the product has become increasingly stale over the years. Cena is the WWE's main guy right now. He should keep the belt period. Not lose it every other week and win it back 10 times. Putting the title on Sheamus was ridiculous. He hasn't even been in the company long enough to merit a cup of coffee let alone a title run.

Cena's third WWE title reign lasted for over a year. Yet, you had people complaining about that. In fact, of the 30 months between WrestleMania 21 and No Mercy 2007, Cena spent 26 of those as WWE Champion (including that year-plus reign from Sep '06 to Oct '07).

As for Sheamus' short tenure, before winning the title, this isn't the first time this has happened. Remember how quickly Brock Lesnar won the title.

Heck, go back in the day. Undertaker won the title, just a year after being in WWE. Of course, he was a transitional champion used to step up the Flair-Hogan match at WrestleMania 8 (which never happened).



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 14, 2010, 01:01:24 PM
Cena's third WWE title reign lasted for over a year. Yet, you had people complaining about that. In fact, of the 30 months between WrestleMania 21 and No Mercy 2007, Cena spent 26 of those as WWE Champion (including that year-plus reign from Sep '06 to Oct '07).

As for Sheamus' short tenure, before winning the title, this isn't the first time this has happened. Remember how quickly Brock Lesnar won the title.

Heck, go back in the day. Undertaker won the title, just a year after being in WWE. Of course, he was a transitional champion used to step up the Flair-Hogan match at WrestleMania 8 (which never happened).


The product right now is verys tale and the roster is hurting. People who shouldn't be getting title runs are which is not right. Wrestlers themselves admitted this on numerous dvd's.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 14, 2010, 01:21:48 PM
Well boys, i'm off to Raw this Monday......will see what happens...

Cheers  8)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 14, 2010, 02:54:11 PM
I hope you get your money's worth.
I have a feeling this will be a good show.
Enjoy!


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 15, 2010, 06:06:32 PM
According to the Wrestling Observer, Christopher Daniels has not committed to any pro wrestling bookings after July as he is reportedly in serious talks with TNA about a new deal which would see him return to the company.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: MCWAY on May 17, 2010, 04:43:38 AM
The product right now is verys tale and the roster is hurting. People who shouldn't be getting title runs are which is not right. Wrestlers themselves admitted this on numerous dvd's.

Who/what determines exactly who "deserves" a title and who doesn't? For all the complaints about how today's stars aren't like those from the "Attitude" era or the "New Generation" era, I can guarantee you there are people who once thought that those stars didn't deserve their runs.

I remember thinking how weird it was when Bret Hart became WWF champion. It just didn't sound right or look right. And Shawn Michaels, a mid-carder and perennial tag-team guy, now a #1 contender? That was even stranger to me.

And, I distinctly recall how much people were howling when The Rock first got his big push (as the happy-go-lucky Rocky Maivia). People were wailing about that then as they now wail about guys like Cena today, especially when Rocky beat Helmsley for the IC belt. They went nuts (that's how those "Rocky Sucks" chants started).

That's why I didn't have an issue with Sheamus being WWE champion. In fact, I liked it. And, it's not due to being an anti-Cena guy. But, it makes for good rivalry. Sheamus seems to be the one guy who has Cena's number.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: MCWAY on May 17, 2010, 07:16:06 AM
I wonder if part of the problem is not that the belt changes hands or stays on the same wreslters…
The problem may be the wrestlers themselves.

Pro-wrestling hasn’t had much in the way of champions that the fans really get into - I’m referring to guys like Austin, Rock, Foley, HHH (from 10 yrs. ago), etc.
Cena’s music gets an enormous pop, but once he’s in the ring, fans don’t know if they want to boo him or cheer him - usually they end up doing both.

There are some very talented mat workers on the roster, but the general absence of character and charisma, as well as the staleness/lameness of storylines leave fans indifferent and dissatisfied with those who are given the ball.  

We’ve said on here many times that the titles don’t mean anything anymore.
The same can be said for much of the talent pool.



That simply takes time to develop the talent and the characters. Again, Austin and Rock weren't exactly world-beaters and trend-setters, when they arrived in WWE.

The fans were luke warm to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (Remember Austin's "Ringmaster" character, the persona of which he kept, even after the name change). Don't forget how the fans loathed "Rocky Maivia", the happy-go-lucky 3rd-generation guy, especially after he beat the American blueblood, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, for the IC title.

Heck, while watching an episode of WWF SuperStars in 1992, the British Bulldog (who was beating up a jobber) congratulated Bret Hart on winning the WWF title, during the promo box they used to have during the matches on the upper-left hand corner of the screen.

I remember my reaction...."WHAT THE HECK!!?? How is Bret Hart WWF Champion!!?? What in the WORLD IS GOING ON HERE!!??" It just felt weird.

It took time to develop Austin, Rock, and Helmsley. Yet, they got straps early into their careers. The same will hold true for guys like Sheamus and Swagger.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 17, 2010, 01:08:58 PM
It took time to develop Austin, Rock, and Helmsley. Yet, they got straps early into their careers. The same will hold true for guys like Sheamus and Swagger.


"MAY" hold true...
They may stand a chance, but nothing is guaranteed.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 26, 2010, 08:00:48 AM
On a new note, Booker T has just re-signed with TNA.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 26, 2010, 08:39:59 AM
Yeah, I just read that he made a surprise appearance at a TNA event few nights ago.
So they re-signed him?

I really thought he was headed back to the Fed.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 26, 2010, 10:39:59 AM
Yeah, I just read that he made a surprise appearance at a TNA event few nights ago.
So they re-signed him?

I really thought he was headed back to the Fed.
They sure did.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on May 26, 2010, 11:07:14 AM
Speaking of Booker T, has anybody heard anything about Stevie Ray at all?  Would be kinda cool to see a Harlem Heat reunion in TNA.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 27, 2010, 05:11:09 AM
Speaking of Booker T, has anybody heard anything about Stevie Ray at all?  Would be kinda cool to see a Harlem Heat reunion in TNA.
Stevie Ray retired fully from wrestling once WCW went under and was bought out by Vince McMahon.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 29, 2010, 03:14:02 AM
credit: wrestlezone.com


TNA represenative Steven Godfrey gave the following quote to the PWInsider.com website in regards to Booker T's status with TNA Wrestling following his surprise appearance in the main event match of last weekend's TNA live event:
"Booker T is not affiliated with TNA Wrestling at this time. However, due to a mechanical issue, AJ Styles was unable to fly in for the TNA live event, and Booker made a surprise appearance in his place. TNA prides itself on creating the best live events in professional wrestling, and you never know what can happen when you attend TNA Live."


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 30, 2010, 05:14:24 PM
TNA performer Ric Flair recently confirmed during an interview with WrestleCast out of the UK that his son Reid Flair has been officially signed by TNA Wrestling.
Also, according to Flair, Arn Anderson will be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame next year in Atlanta, Georgia.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 30, 2010, 05:16:11 PM
credit: wrestlezone.com


Sean "Syxx-Pac" Waltman recently appeared on the Cowhead radio show out of Orlando and stated that the reason he's been pulled from television in TNA is because he contracted Hepatitis C.

Many were speculating on the reason behind Waltman's absence, but the former nWo and D-X member cleared those rumors up with his Friday appearance on the Florida radio program.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on June 03, 2010, 12:39:57 PM
Source: http://www.tnawrestling.com/news/item/1973-tna-reaction-starts-june-24-on-spike


TNA ReACTION AIRS ON SPIKE TV STARTING JUNE 24

“TNA ReACTION,” a one hour docu-style series that will bring the characters, story, and drama of TNA Wrestling’s long running action format “TNA iMPACT!” to life in an entirely new and unique way, will air on Thursday nights beginning June 24 from 8:00pm-9:00pm (ET/PT) on Spike. “TNA ReACTION” will join TNA Wrestling’s flagship program “TNA iMPACT!” as part of “TNA Thursdays” on Spike TV.

Created and executive produced by TNA Entertainment and Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment (BHE TV), “TNA ReACTION” combines production values and format elements that are truly groundbreaking to the professional wrestling/sports entertainment genre, which has been leader in cable television for decades.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj2gardPV64


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on June 09, 2010, 04:48:46 AM
TNA performer Ric Flair recently confirmed during an interview with WrestleCast out of the UK that his son Reid Flair has been officially signed by TNA Wrestling.
Also, according to Flair, Arn Anderson will be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame next year in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hopefully Reid will be a better performer than David. Flair's son David was horrendous.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on June 09, 2010, 05:25:26 AM
To his credit, David freely admitted he was not ready for that push.
I have a feeling he was rushed into that angle based on who is Dad is.

David didn't have enough natural aptitude.
That's not a criticism - he simply needed more practice time before being thrust into WCW main programming, and if he wasn't Ric Flair's son, I think he probably would have gotten that time.

Just one more bad decision on the part of WCW.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 18, 2010, 06:26:14 AM
According to F4WOnline.com, TNA is currently trying to secure a match between Rob Van Dam and Jerry Lynn as the main event for the August 8 pay-per view, which is the show with the ECW-reunion theme.

RVD-Lynn is considered one of the best rivalries, in terms of quality matches, in ECW history. It is also one of the last great main event feuds in the original ECW, as the company focus had shifted to RVD after losing the majority of their top stars to either WWE or WCW. This was during the period where they finally got a national television deal on TNN (which later became the Spike TV network). In fact, the first episode of ECW on TNN was a replay of a classic RVD vs. Jerry Lynn match.

This news comes after the report that Tommy Dreamer is personally working on getting original ECW guys to commit to an appearance during the event. If any further information on former ECW stars commit to the show, we'll have an update here on the site.

TNA "Hard Justice" airs on PPV on August 8 from the TNA Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 18, 2010, 06:28:26 AM
Also, on a somewhat related note...

The Wrestling Globe Newsletter is reporting that ECW original Bill Alfonso was backstage at the Impact tapings in Orlando this past week.
Alfonso has apparently been looking to work for TNA for awhile now. No word on whether or not TNA has interest in using him.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on July 18, 2010, 04:39:10 PM
Also, on a somewhat related note...

The Wrestling Globe Newsletter is reporting that ECW original Bill Alfonso was backstage at the Impact tapings in Orlando this past week.
Alfonso has apparently been looking to work for TNA for awhile now. No word on whether or not TNA has interest in using him.


They need to bring him back ASAP as RVD's manager.  They were great together.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on July 19, 2010, 03:38:29 AM
It'll be good for TNA if they can sign some original ECW wrestlers. They need to beef that roster up a bit leading to more story lines.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 19, 2010, 04:27:31 AM
They'd better hurry!
Those guys aren't getting any younger.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on July 19, 2010, 04:47:16 AM
They'd better hurry!
Those guys aren't getting any younger.


There's a few guys that can still do it. Jerry Lynn, Mickey Whipwreck, Sandman, Raven, etc. Apparently now Paul Heymen is in talks with Eric Bishoff.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 19, 2010, 02:28:06 PM
There's a few guys that can still do it. Jerry Lynn, Mickey Whipwreck, Sandman, Raven, etc. Apparently now Paul Heymen is in talks with Eric Bishoff.


I'd heard that as well.
But it's also been said that,apparently, he isn‘t thrilled with who he‘d be working with and seems to be more interested in working on some projects with Brock, with whom he's still good friends.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on July 20, 2010, 04:47:35 AM

I'd heard that as well.
But it's also been said that,apparently, he isn‘t thrilled with who he‘d be working with and seems to be more interested in working on some projects with Brock, with whom he's still good friends.
It would definately be a good hire for TNA. Plus, Paul hates Vince for stealing his ECW ideas. For a lot that don't know...
- Steve Austin drank his first beer in the original ECW...not WWE
- Cactus Jack aka Mick Foley's hardcore career started in ECW...not WWE or WCW for that matter.
Those are just two examples and there are many more. Wrestling angles, etc that Vince and Stephanie took from him. He was fired by Stephanie because he objected to a lot of her creative crap. These would be good reasons for him to sign with TNA.





Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 20, 2010, 04:58:50 AM
If the money and other conditions are right, he still may - just to stick it up Vince's ass.
His supposed disinterest may just be a bluff or a smoke & mirrors ploy.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on July 20, 2010, 06:11:49 AM
If the money and other conditions are right, he still may - just to stick it up Vince's ass.
His supposed disinterest may just be a bluff or a smoke & mirrors ploy.
I think he'll sign eventually. TNA is also interested in JBL although his bad back may prevent this from happening. Mind you, they have a much lighter schedual in TNA.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 20, 2010, 08:18:35 AM
Definitely.
And, I don't think that Dixie seems like the type of promoter who treats her wrestlers like circus animals.

It's going to take time, but I still that predict TNA will improve and become a bigger player.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on July 20, 2010, 09:25:56 AM
Definitely.
And, I don't think that Dixie seems like the type of promoter who treats her wrestlers like circus animals.

It's going to take time, but I still that predict TNA will improve and become a bigger player.
I agree. Eventually wrestlers will have to retire from WWE. They are already hurting. Once HHH, Undertaker (who are both injured right now) retire, John Cena, who is left to carry the ship and draw fans??? I highly doubt that people will tune in or buy that 45.00 dollar avarage priced ticket to watch the Miz main event against John Morrison. Know what I mean?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on July 20, 2010, 10:39:55 AM
I agree. Eventually wrestlers will have to retire from WWE. They are already hurting. Once HHH, Undertaker (who are both injured right now) retire, John Cena, who is left to carry the ship and draw fans??? I highly doubt that people will tune in or buy that 45.00 dollar avarage priced ticket to watch the Miz main event against John Morrison. Know what I mean?

totally agree.  The WWE is vacant of anybody, other than Cena who can truly headline.  I don't like him, but he does draw.  The rest of the roster could be replaced and I don't think anybody would notice.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on July 21, 2010, 03:42:19 AM
totally agree.  The WWE is vacant of anybody, other than Cena who can truly headline.  I don't like him, but he does draw.  The rest of the roster could be replaced and I don't think anybody would notice.
I would rather watch TNA's Christopher Daniels, A.J.Styles or Samoa Joe anyday over Thee WWE's The Miz, John Morrison or R-truth. Easily.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 21, 2010, 04:49:32 AM
Concur.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on July 21, 2010, 05:46:18 AM
I would rather watch TNA's Christopher Daniels, A.J.Styles or Samoa Joe anyday over Thee WWE's The Miz, John Morrison or R-truth. Easily.

Daniels is doing a small indy show here in a month or so, I think I'm going to try to get to it.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on July 22, 2010, 03:35:27 AM
Daniels is doing a small indy show here in a month or so, I think I'm going to try to get to it.
TNA is trying to resign him as we speak.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on July 22, 2010, 04:58:43 AM
TNA is trying to resign him as we speak.

Hope it doesn't interfere with him doing the local show... ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 22, 2010, 06:16:37 AM
Refresh my memory...
Why was he released to begin with?



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 22, 2010, 06:41:44 AM
Source: ProWrestling.net

-It has been confirmed that Rob Van Dam vs. Jerry Lynn will headline TNA's Hard Justice PPV.

-In addition to the former ECW names TNA already has on the roster, it's being reported that TNA has reached out to Roadkill and Johnny Swinger. It appears that TNA officials have reached out to Justin Credible, as well, however none of the aforementioned names have been confirmed to appear on the PPV.

-It's being said that non-contracted talent who are called in for the show will be making somewhere from $500-$1,000 for the appearance at the PPV.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 22, 2010, 07:12:45 AM
In a recent interview with the Miami Herald, Jeff Jarrett hinted at the possibility of roster cuts.

Quote
With the recent money invested, there would be a number of cost-cutting measures, including roster cuts. Without confirming or denying, Jarrett believes it's the nature of the beast for any company.
"We run a business and in the business of making money,'' Jarrett said. ``So what needs to be done needs to be done in order for us to be in business.''


I wonder if roster cuts equates to roster changes


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on July 22, 2010, 07:59:02 AM
Refresh my memory...
Why was he released to begin with?


I believe his contract expired and he just never re-signed.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 22, 2010, 12:37:24 PM
I remember seeing Daniles & Styles working an indy match about 6 years ago.
It was a taping, and when the match was about to start, a bunch of the guys huddled around the monitor backstage to watch.
Heard one or two people say, "Get ready to take notes, boys. School's in session."

I didn't get to see the match, but hearing the audience reaction was enough to tell me the caliber of performance it was.
 


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 22, 2010, 06:24:58 PM
According to The Wrestling Globe Newsletter, TNA's Terry Taylor will be training Reid Flair, son of Ric Flair, to prepare him for a future TV debut.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on July 23, 2010, 03:20:18 AM
According to The Wrestling Globe Newsletter, TNA's Terry Taylor will be training Reid Flair, son of Ric Flair, to prepare him for a future TV debut.

That's pretty weird. You'd figure that Flair being the talent that he is and the stellar career that he's had would train his own son.  :-\


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on July 23, 2010, 03:50:24 AM
That's pretty weird. You'd figure that Flair being the talent that he is and the stellar career that he's had would train his own son.  :-\

I'm sure Ric will have a lot of input, but probably wants a neutral eye on Reid.  I suppose Reid's drug bust in Charlotte must have been taken care of...


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on July 23, 2010, 04:47:25 AM
I'm sure Ric will have a lot of input, but probably wants a neutral eye on Reid.  I suppose Reid's drug bust in Charlotte must have been taken care of...
Well, David Flair I can see as an untalented clown. But from what I have heard, Reid is supposed to be a good amature wrestler. He just needs to mature a bit.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on July 23, 2010, 05:20:15 AM
Well, David Flair I can see as an untalented clown. But from what I have heard, Reid is supposed to be a good amature wrestler. He just needs to mature a bit.

Yeah, David was a stiff...i think he still works for the NCHP.....Reid has a lot of skill, but the last time I saw him, he was pretty small.  He bought quite a bit of equipment from one of our stores in Charlotte.....sales guy who is a friend of mine said he was super hyper and all over the place.....Ric called in with a CC to pay the bill.... 8)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on July 23, 2010, 05:36:13 AM
Yeah, David was a stiff...i think he still works for the NCHP.....Reid has a lot of skill, but the last time I saw him, he was pretty small.  He bought quite a bit of equipment from one of our stores in Charlotte.....sales guy who is a friend of mine said he was super hyper and all over the place.....Ric called in with a CC to pay the bill.... 8)
In the Ric Flair dvd, David was interviewed a few times and he looks like a fatso now.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 23, 2010, 05:43:35 AM
Yeah, David was a stiff...i think he still works for the NCHP.....Reid has a lot of skill, but the last time I saw him, he was pretty small.  He bought quite a bit of equipment from one of our stores in Charlotte.....sales guy who is a friend of mine said he was super hyper and all over the place.....Ric called in with a CC to pay the bill.... 8)


Must be nice.

 ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 26, 2010, 01:00:32 PM
The following is an excerpt from an article on TNAWrestling.com:

Carter also announced today that Dreamer would be given full creative control of “HardCORE Justice.”
In addition to the hardcore originals, Dreamer revealed a few more names for “HardCORE Justice,”: Current TNA agents Al Snow and Simon Diamond, as well as tag team legends Team 3D and current TNA World Heavyweight Champion Rob Van Dam.
Dreamer confirmed that Van Dam will compete at the pay-per-view event, but will not defend his title.

“TNA is the only place that this event could happen,” Dreamer said.
“There are no politics to worry about and no restrictions in place.
The fans know that I have a lot of extremely close friends, so they can expect anything and everything to happen.
I have some surprises for everyone,” he said.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on July 26, 2010, 01:11:44 PM
The following is an excerpt from an article on TNAWrestling.com:

Carter also announced today that Dreamer would be given full creative control of “HardCORE Justice.”
In addition to the hardcore originals, Dreamer revealed a few more names for “HardCORE Justice,”: Current TNA agents Al Snow and Simon Diamond, as well as tag team legends Team 3D and current TNA World Heavyweight Champion Rob Van Dam.
Dreamer confirmed that Van Dam will compete at the pay-per-view event, but will not defend his title.

“TNA is the only place that this event could happen,” Dreamer said.
“There are no politics to worry about and no restrictions in place.
The fans know that I have a lot of extremely close friends, so they can expect anything and everything to happen.
I have some surprises for everyone,” he said.


Great move by TNA.  No way Dreamer can replace Heyman in developing storylines, for for a one night deal like this he really doesn't have to. 


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 26, 2010, 01:26:59 PM
Dreamer allegedly contributed some good ideas to the Fed while working with them.
Like many, I think he became disillusioned with the operations.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 27, 2010, 11:03:53 AM
At the TNA Impact tapings held this past Monday night at the Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida, the company revealed how they'll get around referring to former ECW wrestlers as just that - ECW wrestlers. How?

Apparently during the tapings, TNA repeatedly referred to ECW wrestlers as "EV2.0." This, according to ProWrestling.net, stands for Extreme Version 2.0.



credit: wrestlezone.com


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on July 28, 2010, 04:19:41 AM
At the TNA Impact tapings held this past Monday night at the Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida, the company revealed how they'll get around referring to former ECW wrestlers as just that - ECW wrestlers. How?

Apparently during the tapings, TNA repeatedly referred to ECW wrestlers as "EV2.0." This, according to ProWrestling.net, stands for Extreme Version 2.0.



credit: wrestlezone.com

I think they should have gone with East Coast Championship Wrestling....it's not like the people won'tl recognize all the ECW guys , anyway...and it would be fun to stick it up vince's ass.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 28, 2010, 04:28:04 PM
It's being reported that Paul Heyman had a conference call last week with SpikeTV officials.
Spike is currently under a lot of pressure to improve its ratings, as it has slipped out of the top 25 on cable.
No word on what was discussed during the conference call with Heyman or what came out of the call.


credit: Dave Meltzer


Title: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 28, 2010, 04:40:09 PM
The following is fan footage of an ECW in-ring "reunion" following this week's IMPACT! taping.
I don't know if it will be included on the broadcast, or was simply an "extra" after cameras stopped rolling.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfpK3Wo3mTY


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on July 29, 2010, 06:35:21 AM
It's being reported that Paul Heyman had a conference call last week with SpikeTV officials.
Spike is currently under a lot of pressure to improve its ratings, as it has slipped out of the top 25 on cable.
No word on what was discussed during the conference call with Heyman or what came out of the call.


credit: Dave Meltzer
Maybe we should go over there and run the show for Dixie. Mont, you can come up with storylines. Showstopper can be a road agent and i'll be communications. We'll take WWE down  ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on July 29, 2010, 09:38:49 AM
Maybe we should go over there and run the show for Dixie. Mont, you can come up with storylines. Showstopper can be a road agent and i'll be communications. We'll take WWE down  ;D

I'm in.  8)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 29, 2010, 02:31:34 PM
What's interesting to me is that this call wasn’t from TNA, but rather from the Spike TV network.
I wonder if they have something beyond wrestling in mind for the former ECW mad professor.

I wouldn’t think it likely that Spike would be negotiating with Heyman (only) on behalf of Dixie’s company.
Maybe that’s part of it, but I suspect there’s more.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 29, 2010, 04:49:48 PM
credit: wrestlezone.com

We reported several days ago that former ECW star Lance Storm turned down TNA's offer to be a part of the "HardCORE Justice" PPV.


The Wrestling Observer is now reporting that former ECW star Roadkill has also turned TNA down.

Additionally, former ECW star Mikey Whipwreck posted the following on his Facebook page:
"For the record, I have no intentions of doing the TNA PPV. I'm happy for guys that are doing it but it's nice to see the little bingo hall company everyone 'blew off' back in the days as 'insignificant' is called upon every time business is in the toilet."

________________________ ________________________ ________________________ _______________________


Mikey's got a point.
Is anyone with power paying attention?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 29, 2010, 04:51:34 PM
ProWrestling.net is reporting that TNA shot some video promos of various wrestlers describing what "the hardcore originals meant to them."

According to the report, the video packages will air throughout the HardCORE Justice PPV as a way to give the show a more nostalgic, reunion-type feel.

The promos will also feature wrestlers paying homage to both Paul Heyman and Joey Styles, two ECW originals who will not be on the show.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 02, 2010, 04:47:58 PM
TNA star Tommy Dreamer appeared on a recent edition of "Busted Open" Radio. Below is a highlight from the interview:


"I have spoken to Paul [Heyman]. Paul's doing his own deal. I know he's doing a lot of stuff with Brock [Lesnar]. Yeah, I'd love for him to be there. I'd love for Joey Styles to be there. They may not. Joey won't be there because he's doing WWE.

I'd love for Rey Mysterio to be there. He can't be due to his contract with WWE. If Paul wants to be there, Paul will be there. And if Paul's not going to be there, it's not on Paul. That's cool. Yes, I have spoken to him. I have expressed that I wished he was there. He's doing his deal. I hope he shows up. You never what mysteries and surprises we will have in store. Trust me, I have a few already."


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 02, 2010, 04:49:25 PM
And, the other big TNA announcement to start off our week - I actually like this one - comes from the official Twitter page of TNA president Dixie Carter:

"Just spoke to Dreamer. SABU is confirmed for HardCORE Justice this Sunday."


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 03, 2010, 03:31:44 AM
And, the other big TNA announcement to start off our week - I actually like this one - comes from the official Twitter page of TNA president Dixie Carter:

"Just spoke to Dreamer. SABU is confirmed for HardCORE Justice this Sunday."

From what I have read & heard, they have quite a few people for that show. Should be good.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 03, 2010, 05:13:19 AM
I don't know how well Sabu's moving these days, but I know he'll put on a hell of a show!


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on August 03, 2010, 05:23:36 AM
credit: wrestlezone.com

 I'm happy for guys that are doing it but it's nice to see the little bingo hall company everyone 'blew off' back in the days as 'insignificant' is called upon every time business is in the toilet."


It's called desperation. How many times have the Horseman and the NWO been recycled in an effort to recapture past success? Does it ever work?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 03, 2010, 07:40:22 AM
TNAWrestling.com has announced that TNA will be returning to The Arena in Phiily, the home of the original ECW promotion, on September 24th.
Rob Van Dam, Jeff Hardy, Mr. Anderson, Jeff Jarrett, "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero, Ink Inc. and more are being advertised for the event. For more details, click here.


The way TNA keeps experimenting with the ECW-esque product and demographic, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they continue to move more & more in that direction - particularly if they experience increasing success with it.
This niche may turn out to be the shot in the ass they are so desperately seeking and need.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 03, 2010, 11:30:32 AM
It's called desperation. How many times have the Horseman and the NWO been recycled in an effort to recapture past success? Does it ever work?
Absolutely not.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 04, 2010, 03:28:30 AM
TNA suspends Samoa Joe for bad attitude....

As reported earlier, Samoa Joe was said to be very upset following his match with Jeff Hardy on iMPACT! last Thursday, which ended in a time limit draw. Joe was furious following the bout because he felt the finish was given away by TNA having ring announcer Jeremy Borash say there were 30 seconds remaining when he specifically asked them not to. According to a source, Joe headed backstage and screamed at Vince Russo while Dixie Carter was present. There are reports that Russo instructed Borash to announce that there were 30 seconds remaining in the match which got Joe irate.

Joe hasn't worked for the company since the outburst. He wasn't on hand for last week's iMPACT! television tapings in Orlando. One source claims Joe yelled at production team members David Sahadi and Keith Mitchell, while others say it was Vince Russo — who reportedly instructed Borash as we noted above.

Meanwhile, another source felt that Joe was right about the finish being given away, but added that he handled the situation poorly. He's had past backstage outbursts which doesn't help matters.

As of this writing, we believe that Joe has been suspended by TNA. We'll keep you posted as we get more.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 04, 2010, 03:30:46 AM
Sounds like Joe has been testing the boundaries of his backstage political standing.
I believe he just found them.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 04, 2010, 06:53:00 AM
Sounds like Joe has been testing the boundaries of his backstage political standing.
I believe he just found them.


He's been on thin ice for a while now. If he's smart, he'll play his politics because if he gets canned he'll be ruined. It would be Japan or the WWE. If he came to wwe he would be a glorified jobber as we all know how VInce treats talent that he hasn't created or talent that works for rival organizations despite their popularity.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on August 04, 2010, 07:45:02 AM
TNA suspends Samoa Joe for bad attitude....

As reported earlier, Samoa Joe was said to be very upset following his match with Jeff Hardy on iMPACT! last Thursday, which ended in a time limit draw. Joe was furious following the bout because he felt the finish was given away by TNA having ring announcer Jeremy Borash say there were 30 seconds remaining when he specifically asked them not to. According to a source, Joe headed backstage and screamed at Vince Russo while Dixie Carter was present. There are reports that Russo instructed Borash to announce that there were 30 seconds remaining in the match which got Joe irate.

Joe hasn't worked for the company since the outburst. He wasn't on hand for last week's iMPACT! television tapings in Orlando. One source claims Joe yelled at production team members David Sahadi and Keith Mitchell, while others say it was Vince Russo — who reportedly instructed Borash as we noted above.

Meanwhile, another source felt that Joe was right about the finish being given away, but added that he handled the situation poorly. He's had past backstage outbursts which doesn't help matters.

As of this writing, we believe that Joe has been suspended by TNA. We'll keep you posted as we get more.


  i think joe's had a bad attitude from day one. i remember in the old tna when it was truly non-stop action wrestling, he refused to sell any moves whatsoever esp if it was from a smaller wrestler. a guy would do  what was supposed to be a devastating move and joe wouldn't even acknowledge it most of the times.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 04, 2010, 03:05:25 PM
  i think joe's had a bad attitude from day one. i remember in the old tna when it was truly non-stop action wrestling, he refused to sell any moves whatsoever esp if it was from a smaller wrestler. a guy would do  what was supposed to be a devastating move and joe wouldn't even acknowledge it most of the times.


That's the sign of a piss-poor worker.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, you have Terry Funk, who takes the weakest of shots & either looks like he was hit with a sledge hammer or flops around like a fish out of water.

Of the two, I would choose Terry.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 05, 2010, 03:42:11 AM
This guy would accomplish absolute zero if he came to the Federation. Maybe VKM doesn't accommodate characters he didn't create correctly? Either way. This guy would be a flash in the pan. One solid push against Cena and thats it. This guy would not sell to the Feds crowd.
Not even that. He would be jobbing.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on August 05, 2010, 09:17:10 AM

That's the sign of a piss-poor worker.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, you have Terry Funk, who takes the weakest of shots & either looks like he was hit with a sledge hammer or flops around like a fish out of water.

Of the two, I would choose Terry.


exactly, according to mick foley's book terry funk's punches looked so good because they were real?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 06, 2010, 04:21:18 AM
exactly, according to mick foley's book terry funk's punches looked so good because they were real?


Right.
I believe that Funk somehow used his wrists as the point of contact, which enabled him to fully connect.
And, unless you were literally standing right next to him, you could not tell what he was doing.


I remember watching Hogan use working punches on Bundy in the cage at WMII.
The camera zoomed in & you could see Hogan pull every punch, leaving a good 2 in. of "wind" between his fist & Bundy's head.
I was just a little kid and wasn't smartened up at the time, but I noticed it.
I just thought Hogan was tired.
 :)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 06, 2010, 06:14:04 AM

Right.
I believe that Funk somehow used his wrists as the point of contact, which enabled him to fully connect.
And, unless you were literally standing right next to him, you could not tell what he was doing.


I remember watching Hogan use working punches on Bundy in the cage at WMII.
The camera zoomed in & you could see Hogan pull every punch, leaving a good 2 in. of "wind" between his fist & Bundy's head.

I was just a little kid and wasn't smartened up at the time, but I noticed it.
I just thought Hogan was tired.
 :)
If you watch carefull, you can notice this pretty much with every wrestling match. That's why I hate sitting close at a live event. The closest I ever sat was 3rd row ringside and you could litterally hear some wrestlers talking to eachother. Even the Undertaker as he moved in to punch Bret Hart opened his hand from a fist as he "connected".


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on August 06, 2010, 10:17:33 AM
If you watch carefull, you can notice this pretty much with every wrestling match. That's why I hate sitting close at a live event. The closest I ever sat was 3rd row ringside and you could litterally hear some wrestlers talking to eachother. Even the Undertaker as he moved in to punch Bret Hart opened his hand from a fist as he "connected".
     good point it is probably better to sit a little further away from the action. back in the old ecw  days it didn't matter, i think some of those guys were really crazy and used to get carried away with the action. i nominate john cena for throwing the weakest looking punches.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 06, 2010, 10:23:24 AM
     good point it is probably better to sit a little further away from the action. back in the old ecw  days it didn't matter, i think some of those guys were really crazy and used to get carried away with the action. i nominate john cena for throwing the weakest looking punches.
Oh absolutely. ECW really pushed the limits. Mass Trasit incident was a perfect example of this.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 09, 2010, 09:34:50 AM
Timmy has sat front row on a few occasions and its the best seat in the house. Especially if it's front row where they enter the ring.
I actually thought of you last night Cheftim. I was watching for the first time the career vs streak match between the Undertaker & HBK from this years wrestlemania. Very, very good match with some sick highspots. I recommend you watch it.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 10, 2010, 09:51:10 AM
It sounds as though TNA's ECW Reunion PPV did well - at least enough to maybe consider evolving the angle.

PWInsider.com is reporting that Sabu, The Sandman, 2 Cold Scorpio, The FBI, Kid Kash and Bill Alfonso were all backstage at the other night's Impact! taping.  
Some reports are saying that TNA has plans to continue the ECW angle and maybe further develop the EV2.0 faction.  

Additionally, TNAWrestling.com has been advertising an EV2.0 branded t-shirt today which has led many people to believe they are not finished with the ECW angle.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 11, 2010, 04:16:52 AM
I heard that Vince McMahon had actually trade marked all the ECW allumini's names so they had to use other names. For example, Justin Credible had to use his real name, Balls Mahoney had to use another name, etc. The crowd was very hostle about this and actually start a "F**k you Vince" chant.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 11, 2010, 04:21:42 AM
Justin Credible appeared backstage in an original ECW t-shirt with his name on it.
Management requested he remove it and use his PJ Polaco moniker.

Balls Mahoney was referred to as "Kahoneys," which understandably infuriated the purists.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 11, 2010, 04:38:55 AM
Justin Credible appeared backstage in an original ECW t-shirt with his name on it.
Management requested he remove it and use his PJ Polaco moniker.

Balls Mahoney was referred to as "Kahoneys," which understandably infuriated the purists.

Silly, isn't it?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on August 11, 2010, 04:49:53 AM
Ah, good ole Vince.....his utter destruction of anything decent about professional wrestling is astonishing.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 11, 2010, 06:40:53 AM
Ah, good ole Vince.....his utter destruction of anything decent about professional wrestling is astonishing.
It'll be even funnier when he goes down.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on August 12, 2010, 04:00:22 AM
It'll be even funnier when he goes down.

I'll drink to that !!!  8)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 12, 2010, 04:40:49 AM
I'll drink to that !!!  8)
Even Julius Ceaser back in the Roman days went down and he went down hard. So in the end if you think about it....WHo the hell is VInce McMahon???


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 12, 2010, 05:27:39 AM
It’s highly unlikely that Emperor Vince will ever lose his fortune.
But - much worse than that for him - he may one day lose his empire; at least compared to what it once was.
In many respects, he already has - several times, including now.

Vince’s life is the WWF.

Can you imagine if the day ever came when no network would pick up WWE programming?
A day when his dwindling exposure would reduce his product to performing in ECW-type venues.
When merchandise sales that once ran neck & neck with South Park (at the height of their popularity) are downgraded to a few weekly mail orders and “gimmick tables” at events.

I doubt it will come to that, but if WWE turned into another ROH or some other kind of "upper-level indy promotion," all of Vince’s billions would no longer matter.
He, himself, would become wrestling’s biggest tragedy.
Ironic.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 12, 2010, 07:35:25 AM
It’s highly unlikely that Emperor Vince will ever lose his fortune.
But - much worse than that for him - he may one day lose his empire; at least compared to what it once was.
In many respects, he already has - several times, including now.

Vince’s life is the WWF.

Can you imagine if the day ever came when no network would pick up WWE programming?
A day when his dwindling exposure would reduce his product to performing in ECW-type venues.

When merchandise sales that once ran neck & neck with South Park (at the height of their popularity) are downgraded to a few weekly mail orders and “gimmick tables” at events.

I doubt it will come to that, but if WWE turned into another ROH or some other kind of "upper-level indy promotion," all of Vince’s billions would no longer matter.
He, himself, would become wrestling’s biggest tragedy.
Ironic.

This almost happened in 1993-1995 when they were performing in front of 1000 crowd venues as opposed to the 18,000+ sellout crowds they had in 1980's boom. Vince will never loose his money but his organization is numbered. Its already starting to show in the stale story lines that are being force fed down peoples throats weekly. Not to mention the lackluster roster of performers. The territory days will be back.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 12, 2010, 08:26:50 AM
I haven't watched an entire WWF show in I don't know how long.
I love the old "classic" footage, and I believe that may become a bigger and bigger market for them as the current product slips.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on August 12, 2010, 09:18:03 AM
I haven't watched an entire WWF show in I don't know how long.
I love the old "classic" footage, and I believe that may become a bigger and bigger market for them as the current product slips.



i agree.  So much of the type of wrestling I want to see will never ever return.  vince drove a stake in it with the breaking kayfabe.  Honestly, it wasn't like people didn't already know so what was the point?  He just alienated old-school fans and caused younger fans to never really get the experience of "buying in" to what was going on.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on August 12, 2010, 10:15:05 AM
I haven't watched an entire WWF show in I don't know how long.
I love the old "classic" footage, and I believe that may become a bigger and bigger market for them as the current product slips.


i can't watch smackdown anymore that show is the pits.same matches limited roster week after week.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 13, 2010, 05:24:12 AM
i can't watch smackdown anymore that show is the pits.same matches limited roster week after week.
My humble opinion:

1. Blend the rosters to make it more exciting and avoid the same matches / fueds all over again.

2. Lose this PG bullshit. Parents, if you don't like what your seeing, change the channel. If you make your three year olds watch a chair shot to the head, swearing, etc, what does that say about your parenting skills?

3. Let fueds last longer. When you have a good money run, don't kill it with clean finishes all the time. Let the fueds last longer.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on August 13, 2010, 10:44:31 AM
and in other news tna put on a great show last night, two hours of total non-stop action wrestling like the name says, immeadiately followed by a show called reaction for an hour which i didn't watch. they got a little carried away with the blood however the last 10 minutes of the show.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 13, 2010, 12:10:38 PM
and in other news tna put on a great show last night, two hours of total non-stop action wrestling like the name says, immeadiately followed by a show called reaction for an hour which i didn't watch. they got a little carried away with the blood however the last 10 minutes of the show.
It still makes WWE's programming look ridiculous.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 14, 2010, 04:18:43 PM
This past Thursday night's TNA "Whole F'n Show" Impact! special finished with a 1.15 rating, which is down slightly from the previous week's 1.2 draw.
The debut edition of TNA's Reaction show, which aired immediately after Impact!, finished with a 0.9 cable rating.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on August 18, 2010, 12:53:43 PM
FACTS HURT!

On the heels of the big "youth push" in WWE during the past several weeks, here are some facts from this week in the business:

"Raw's demographic ratings among males 18-34 and 18-49 were the lowest in seven weeks."

"Raw scored a 1.86 rating among males 18-34, which was down from a 2.03 rating last week."

And during this months conference call to investors Vince McMahon admitted that:

"Basically, we had a lousy quarter," and then when on to pin the loss of Shawn Michaels, Batista, Triple H, and Undertaker (all 40 + years old) as the reason for the hit to PPV and live event revenue.

Now one could suggest that McMahon is insane enough to be intentionally misleading Wall Street with excuses that are not substantiated by financials that wouldn�€™t hold up under either SEC or Sarbanes Oxley Act 404 scrutiny, or maybe that he has no idea what he�€™s talking about despite the massive success of his business model.

Or one could recognize the direct connect between what TV ratings, PPV buy rates, and ticket sales have proven time and time again, as well as what legitimate focus groups conducted by credible media companies in the business of such have clearly identified: the TV audience (including 18-34 males) rate with ESTABLISHED (and yes older) stars!

Admittedly, these facts are kind of dry compared to the subjective opinion of those with their own agenda or the inflamed rhetoric that appeals to those perpetually pre-pubescent, parasitic internet "experts" who neither have any legitimate experience or success as executives in the television or wrestling industry, and the rants of the terminally irrelevant trying desperately to hold on to their last 200 fans.

But they are facts non-the-less.

In my opinion Vince Russo, Dixie Carter and the team at TNA have done a great job of utilizing veteran stars to help elevate some of the young emerging talent in TNA and at the same time gaining awareness and credibility within the media industry.

That's just my opinion. And my opinion is backed up by facts.

OUCH!

Sorry."



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on August 18, 2010, 12:56:01 PM
damn quote function! from Bischoff ^^^


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 19, 2010, 03:47:31 AM
damn quote function! from Bischoff ^^^
If WWE was smart, they would have kept Paul Heyman & Eric Bishoff backstage for input. Vince is an idiot.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 19, 2010, 04:04:19 AM
I don't know that Vince's ego would allow it.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 19, 2010, 05:55:04 AM
I don't know that Vince's ego would allow it.
And thats exactly why his business is floundering.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on August 19, 2010, 06:44:12 AM
And thats exactly why his business is floundering.

Love it..... ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 19, 2010, 06:49:26 AM
Love it..... ;D
Vince is like old Yellar. All someone needs to do is take him out back and put the final touches to him. His daughter on the other hand....I could make a mess with her.  :)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on August 19, 2010, 01:16:23 PM
ORIGINAL: According to Pwinsider.com, TNA has released former X-Division and Tag Team champion Homicide. Homicide had been with the company since 2005. Since Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan came to the company, Homicide had not been used much on Impact, mostly appearing on Xplosion. They shot an injury angle with him, involving Matt Morgan and Hernandez, which was supposed to lead to the return of LAX down the line.

Homicide recently relocated back to the Northeast, and it is expected that he will work a lot in that area again.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 19, 2010, 02:43:52 PM
TNA recently signed a new Knockout by the name of Becky Bayless.
Bayless worked a tryout last week under the name "Cookie," alongside Rob Eckos, who was also signed.
Their act is said to be a take on Jersey Shore stars Snooki and The Situation.
Bayless has worked for a number of independent promotions in recent years including Ring of Honor, Full Impact Pro and Shimmer Women Athletes:

(http://cdn.springboard.gorillanation.com/storage/wrestlezone.com/upl_images/beckybayless5.jpg)


Playboy,
If you make a mess on this one, Triple H won't make a mess of you.
 ;)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 20, 2010, 04:04:39 AM
TNA recently signed a new Knockout by the name of Becky Bayless.
Bayless worked a tryout last week under the name "Cookie," alongside Rob Eckos, who was also signed.
Their act is said to be a take on Jersey Shore stars Snooki and The Situation.
Bayless has worked for a number of independent promotions in recent years including Ring of Honor, Full Impact Pro and Shimmer Women Athletes:

(http://cdn.springboard.gorillanation.com/storage/wrestlezone.com/upl_images/beckybayless5.jpg)


Playboy,
If you make a mess on this one, Triple H won't make a mess of you.
 ;)
I'd take Vince's daughter out for a spin or two  ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 20, 2010, 04:24:20 AM
Hmm...
That leaves Velvet Sky all for me...

I accept your proposal.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 20, 2010, 06:50:36 AM
Hmm...
That leaves Velvet Sky all for me...

I accept your proposal.


Maybe i'll take Steph & Velvet for a spin or two...


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 20, 2010, 02:06:32 PM
Maybe i'll take Steph & Velvet for a spin or two...


Bullshit.
I get to de-flower her.
You know Helms didn't get the job done.
 ;)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on August 20, 2010, 02:11:00 PM
Playboy,
If you make a mess on this one, Triple H won't make a mess of you.
 ;)
Raven might. ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 20, 2010, 02:13:58 PM
This Becky Bayless is looking pretty edible, too.
Looks like she lost some weight - thinner in the face - than when she was with ROH.


Raven might. ;D

Is that who she's with now?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on August 20, 2010, 02:19:10 PM
This Becky Bayless is looking pretty edible, too.
Looks like she lost some weight - thinner in the face - than when she was with ROH.


Is that who she's with now?
There is a rumor that he fucked her when she was 14. I remember it was brought up during a shoot with Honky and Raven and he denied it, then Honky took a shot at Lawler saying that he did break in in Memphis.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 20, 2010, 02:42:12 PM
You know, I once heard this story about Macho Man...nevermind.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 20, 2010, 07:59:02 PM
TNA Knockout Rosie Lottalove has posted the following on her Twitter account: "Ok guys. TNA days are done for now. Not a bad thing, so don't speculate. Thank you 2 the guys and girls, & agents. It was a blast!"


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 21, 2010, 02:04:15 PM
According to several sources, Tyson Tomko is now finished with TNA.
We have yet to hear confirmation as to why he is gone from the company, but it appears as if TNA officials soured on him towards the end of his recent stint.


credit: wrestlezone.com


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 23, 2010, 03:52:28 AM
According to several sources, Tyson Tomko is now finished with TNA.
We have yet to hear confirmation as to why he is gone from the company, but it appears as if TNA officials soured on him towards the end of his recent stint.


credit: wrestlezone.com
He'll either re-sign or he'll come to the WWE and be reduced to a jobber.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 25, 2010, 01:40:36 PM
Sandman did not appear at last night's TNA Impact tapings in Orlando, Florida, despite being scheduled to do so.

Word going around the TNA dressing rooms is that Sandman no-showed the event - according to a report on ProWrestling.net.
Also from their site, several other big names were not present at the TV tapings, including Rob Terry, Hernandez, Lacey Von Erich, Sarita and TNA Knockouts Tag-Team Champions Taylor Wilde & Hamada.

These same tapings were delayed and modified last minute due to the late arrival of Mr. Anderson, who showed up to the building during mid-taping due to travel issues.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 25, 2010, 01:49:24 PM
I'm not sure if this has anything to do with the story above, but apparently, at last night's taping, TNA stars were presented with physicals, blood work/tests, and random drug screening.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 26, 2010, 05:12:02 AM
Sandman did not appear at last night's TNA Impact tapings in Orlando, Florida, despite being scheduled to do so.

Word going around the TNA dressing rooms is that Sandman no-showed the event - according to a report on ProWrestling.net.
Also from their site, several other big names were not present at the TV tapings, including Rob Terry, Hernandez, Lacey Von Erich, Sarita and TNA Knockouts Tag-Team Champions Taylor Wilde & Hamada.

These same tapings were delayed and modified last minute due to the late arrival of Mr. Anderson, who showed up to the building during mid-taping due to travel issues.
Apparently he missed his flight. Other ECW alumini are working out "Pay per appearance" deals with TNA management.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 26, 2010, 12:55:16 PM
I know that many of them did the same with WWE following ONS in 2005.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on August 30, 2010, 05:00:23 PM

- Impact will be pre-empted by Spike on September 9. Sources at the network say that there will be no TNA programming on Spike next week, which will be the week after No Surrender.
-411mania.

good follow up to a PPV....


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 30, 2010, 05:03:09 PM
Yeah.
Unfortunately, this one is out of TNA's hands.

Don't worry.
They'll have plenty of other chances to fukk up.




Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 31, 2010, 04:10:10 AM
Yeah.
Unfortunately, this one is out of TNA's hands.

Don't worry.
They'll have plenty of other chances to fukk up.



Wait until Triple HHH & Undertaker retire and Cena hits the big screen. WWE will take a fall and that's when you'll see TNA pick up.  ;)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 31, 2010, 04:15:29 AM
History has a habit of repeating itself.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on August 31, 2010, 05:44:31 AM
History has a habit of repeating itself.
Did you see some of the highlights of past Raw episodes last night? Especially the old ones from 1993-1995 when they where all held at the Manhatten Centre? In front of 3000 capacity crowds? lol...


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on August 31, 2010, 02:37:15 PM
Perhaps the writing is on the wall.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on September 01, 2010, 03:51:59 AM
Perhaps the writing is on the wall.
Ahhhhhh...do I miss the attitude era....


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on September 01, 2010, 09:06:42 AM
No wright or wrong answer here...
Do you think another Attitude Era would resurrect the industry's popularity?
If they (it'll never happen) bring back Austin, Rock, Foley, etc. in the exact same roles, but with all else equal - would they achieve the same results?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on September 01, 2010, 11:00:19 AM
No wright or wrong answer here...
Do you think another Attitude Era would resurrect the industry's popularity?
If they (it'll never happen) bring back Austin, Rock, Foley, etc. in the exact same roles, but with all else equal - would they achieve the same results?
Yes & no. When they did have the attitude era it was 8-10 years ago. Most of those stars have aged or moved on to other interests. But it would liven it up a little. They don't do anything now. No chair shots, can't use certain moves (unless your the undertaker), no swearing, etc. Now its just a dead beat show.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on September 01, 2010, 04:26:17 PM
I like the fact that Vince painted himself into a corner with the attitude era....I mean how far can you push it and keep people interested?  A crucifix, lame vampires, a porn star wrestler who got his weasel cut off on TV, a 90yr old woman giving birth to a hand, etc....


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on September 02, 2010, 02:37:44 AM
It was reported last week that TNA administered a round of drug tests at the Impact tapings in Orlando.
The Figure Four Weekly Newsletter is now reporting that it might not have been a coincidence, therefore, that certain names like Rob Terry were not present at the tapings.
Furthermore, it's being said that although drug tests were administered, the feeling is that they still don't mean much in TNA as talent has failed tests in the past, were told they failed and nothing was done about it.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on September 02, 2010, 04:21:15 AM
I like the fact that Vince painted himself into a corner with the attitude era....I mean how far can you push it and keep people interested?  A crucifix, lame vampires, a porn star wrestler who got his weasel cut off on TV, a 90yr old woman giving birth to a hand, etc....
It seemed silly but it was good. It was way more exciting. I would rather watch Mankind fight Triple HHH in a cage, The Undertaker chairshot his brother over the head and vice versa, the rock bust out the hilarious commentary and austine drive out in a zamboni and beat the shit out of McMahon any day ver r-truth, john morrison or the miz.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on September 02, 2010, 12:46:36 PM
It seemed silly but it was good. It was way more exciting. I would rather watch Mankind fight Triple HHH in a cage, The Undertaker chairshot his brother over the head and vice versa, the rock bust out the hilarious commentary and austine drive out in a zamboni and beat the shit out of McMahon any day ver r-truth, john morrison or the miz.
I agree.....but all the stuff you mentioned was good, solid booking......the crap i mentioned just forced vincey to keep pushing the envelope until it finally pushed back.....now we have the garbage product as a result.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on September 02, 2010, 03:31:50 PM
The following is a new tweet from the official Twitter page of TNA president Dixie Carter:

"TNA iMPACT! is going LIVE on 10/7. Remember my tweet about how TNA is going to change forever? Stay tuned."


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on September 03, 2010, 03:41:18 AM
I agree.....but all the stuff you mentioned was good, solid booking......the crap i mentioned just forced vincey to keep pushing the envelope until it finally pushed back.....now we have the garbage product as a result.
The WWE's problems IMO started when they got rid of their experienced head writers. Namely Paul Haymen and Jim Cornette. The storylines they are trying to force feed us now are ridiculous. I can't and don't even watch the full show anymore. Its that bad.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on September 04, 2010, 11:44:33 AM
According to a source who has spoken personally today with former WWE Diva Mickie James, it's official. Mickie James has signed with TNA Wrestling to compete in their Knockouts Division.

The former Women's Champion is foraying into country music and has been rumored to sign with TNA, despite her manager's recent denials. More on this as it develops.

Update: Sources within a local New York radio station confirm that Mickie James has signed with TNA Wrestling and will debut with the company on the live October 7 episode of Impact. As far as what name Mickie will compete as, we will just have to wait and see.

James wrestled for TNA back in 2003 briefly before heading over to OVW. Mickie is a five time WWE Women's Champion and one time Divas Champion. She was also the PWI Woman of the year in 2009.

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Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on September 04, 2010, 02:15:45 PM
According to a source who has spoken personally today with former WWE Diva Mickie James, it's official. Mickie James has signed with TNA Wrestling to compete in their Knockouts Division.

The former Women's Champion is foraying into country music and has been rumored to sign with TNA, despite her manager's recent denials. More on this as it develops.

Update: Sources within a local New York radio station confirm that Mickie James has signed with TNA Wrestling and will debut with the company on the live October 7 episode of Impact. As far as what name Mickie will compete as, we will just have to wait and see.

James wrestled for TNA back in 2003 briefly before heading over to OVW. Mickie is a five time WWE Women's Champion and one time Divas Champion. She was also the PWI Woman of the year in 2009.

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tna hardly has women wrestling on the show anymore, except for the beautiful people and victoria, it used to be that tna 's ratings would spike when the women were on.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on September 05, 2010, 03:31:25 PM
Plans are set for Spike TV to air the first episode of TNA Reaction on October 7th, 2010 immediately after the live edition of TNA Impact.
Impact is still slated to go back to a live broadcast in October.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: G.O.A.T. on September 06, 2010, 05:21:01 AM
Reaction has already started airing.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on September 06, 2010, 05:23:02 AM
Reaction has already started airing.


Did you watch it?
How is it?

They may be onto something.
These days, the backstage stuff is often way more interesting than anything they're doing in the shows.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on September 06, 2010, 10:06:38 AM
TNA's Jeremy Borash posted the following on his Twitter account last night following the No Surrender PPV:
"With Kurt Angle right now backstage. He suffered a dislocated rib on the [Jeff Hardy] swanton to the floor."

He then added, "The amazing Dr. Tim Adair, who works for TNA backstage, has put Kurt's rib back in place. Angle says he is good to go. What a machine."


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: G.O.A.T. on September 06, 2010, 04:19:43 PM

Did you watch it?
How is it?

They may be onto something.
These days, the backstage stuff is often way more interesting than anything they're doing in the shows.
I DVR TNA so I only get about 15minutes of it because I have the time extended. What I do like is that when TNA goes off, Reaction comes on as if the cameras are still rolling so you get to see about 5-10 more minutes of the show.......As for your other post of Angle being a Machine, I totally agree. That guy is tough as nails on top of being very entertaining.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on September 06, 2010, 04:24:23 PM
I DVR TNA so I only get about 15minutes of it because I have the time extended. What I do like is that when TNA goes off, Reaction comes on as if the cameras are still rolling so you get to see about 5-10 more minutes of the show.......As for your other post of Angle being a Machine, I totally agree. That guy is tough as nails on top of being very entertaining.


Those were actually Jeremy Borash's comments, but I also agree.
I've always been a Kurt Angle mark for a number of reasons.

The guy has a tremendous work ethic, unparalleled skill, and sounds/seems genuine.
Even his "competition" never says anything bad about him.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on September 13, 2010, 01:23:50 PM
Amidst speculation that Team 3D might be parting ways with TNA due to the team's contracts having expired, TNA is currently advertising Team 3D for upcoming house show events in New York, Philadelphia and Rahway from September 23-25.

It should be noted that according to PWInsider.com, Brother Ray/Bubba Ray Dudley is still working with TNA as an agent.




Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on September 16, 2010, 02:50:21 AM
Digitalspy.com is reporting that Sky in The UK has decided to shut down the Bravo Network, which hosts TNA Impact.
The report is noting that Sky wants to focus all its attention on The Living TV Channel portfolio, and game show network Challenge.
Because TNA Impact currently airs on Bravo in The UK, it remains to be seen what will happen to the show once Bravo is no longer a part of Sky.


In response to the news that Sky UK is likely to drop the Bravo Network from its line-up, TNA Executive Vice President Andy Barton posted the following over at TNAWrestling.com:
"Following the acquisition of Virgin Media TV channels (now rebranded as The Living TV Group) by Sky, there has always been the possibility of fundamental changes to those channels, including Bravo. However, we remain confident in TNA’s position due to the outstanding ratings enjoyed in 2010, and our long term contract with the Living TV Group."


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on September 16, 2010, 04:02:48 AM
Amidst speculation that Team 3D might be parting ways with TNA due to the team's contracts having expired, TNA is currently advertising Team 3D for upcoming house show events in New York, Philadelphia and Rahway from September 23-25.

It should be noted that according to PWInsider.com, Brother Ray/Bubba Ray Dudley is still working with TNA as an agent.



I think they'll resign. Give it about a month.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on September 16, 2010, 08:49:05 AM
Amidst speculation that Team 3D might be parting ways with TNA due to the team's contracts having expired, TNA is currently advertising Team 3D for upcoming house show events in New York, Philadelphia and Rahway from September 23-25.

It should be noted that according to PWInsider.com, Brother Ray/Bubba Ray Dudley is still working with TNA as an agent.



they can get away with that because on the card you'll usually see card subject to change. i've seldom gone to a wrestling show where all the advertised wrestlers actually showed up.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on September 20, 2010, 03:31:45 PM
Despite being arrested back in May and a current stint in rehab, The Wrestling Observer is reporting that TNA President Dixie Carter has discussed the idea of bringing Scott Hall back to the company when he completes his treatment.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: G.O.A.T. on September 20, 2010, 07:18:06 PM
Despite being arrested back in May and a current stint in rehab, The Wrestling Observer is reporting that TNA President Dixie Carter has discussed the idea of bringing Scott Hall back to the company when he completes his treatment.

That guy has been givin more chances than prob any wrestler out there.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on September 21, 2010, 03:37:59 AM
That guy has been givin more chances than prob any wrestler out there.
He doesn't care. He's got millions thanks to his Time Warner contract with Ted Turner back in the day.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on September 21, 2010, 03:44:54 AM
And after all those chances & all those millions, he'll still be one of those guys who ends up with "nothing" in the end!


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on September 21, 2010, 05:13:35 AM
And after all those chances & all those millions, he'll still be one of those guys who ends up with "nothing" in the end!
Oh he has, "My source" who now has a home in Florida (next to Umaga's old house believe it or not) told me that he has a 5,000 square foot house and a slew of cars.

His only problem thats holding him back is his stupidity and drug / alchohol habits. Otherwise the fans know who he is and he always gets a reaction.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on October 03, 2010, 03:26:34 PM
Source: PWTorch.com

-It's being reported that Kurt Angle was upset with Abyss following their bout which was taped for this past Thursday's edition of TNA Impact. Angle was reportedly upset that Abyss botched a spot during the match and dropped him on his head.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on October 03, 2010, 04:34:56 PM
Source: PWTorch.com

-It's being reported that Kurt Angle was upset with Abyss following their bout which was taped for this past Thursday's edition of TNA Impact. Angle was reportedly upset that Abyss botched a spot during the match and dropped him on his head.


Sometimes wrestlers are babies.

This is one of those times... You're a wrestler there Angle... Shit happens.

Sorry your neck is shit, but them's the breaks.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 04, 2010, 03:36:24 AM
Angle just signed a new lucrative deal with TNA.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on October 04, 2010, 02:02:27 PM
Angle just signed a new lucrative deal with TNA.


I'd read he signed a 1-yr extension.
Do you know any details/conditions?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 05, 2010, 04:35:59 AM

I'd read he signed a 1-yr extension.
Do you know any details/conditions?
Well, he was getting 600,000 g's per year in his current deal and i'm sure ixie wouldn't want him to slip away. I believe he has to do 12 ppv's and "X" amound of appearences much like Sting's deal.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on October 05, 2010, 04:41:08 AM
I'm sure TNA would hate to lose such a key player at this point.
It just seems like here's, yet, another wrestler trying to cross over to other areas of show-biz, and until he can successfully do that, he'll wrestle.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 05, 2010, 05:06:39 AM
I'm sure TNA would hate to lose such a key player at this point.
It just seems like here's, yet, another wrestler trying to cross over to other areas of show-biz, and until he can successfully do that, he'll wrestle.


I think these guys just have way too much money on their hands and get bored. They should stick to what they know and what filled their bank accounts and thats it. For example, I liked the Rock and his mic skills and his matches during the attitude era, but I wouldn't watch one of his movies if my life depended on it.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Canuck on October 05, 2010, 10:48:38 PM
Does anybody have any information about Daffney and why she seems to have lost her TV time and is traveling an low end TNA shows?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 06, 2010, 11:26:46 AM
Does anybody have any information about Daffney and why she seems to have lost her TV time and is traveling an low end TNA shows?
She's currently wrestling for an independant company called wrestleicious.
In early 2009 Spruill took part in the first season tapings of Wrestlicious, which started airing in March 2010, using the character of Draculetta.[6] She debuted on March 17 in the main event of the third episode of Takedown, teaming with White Magic in a tag team match, where they lost via disqualification to the team of Lacey Von Erich and Amber Lively


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on October 07, 2010, 07:03:36 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!

– Former WWE talent Ed Leslie (Brutus Beefcake) said on the Miami sports talk radio show The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz Friday that he’s joining Hulk Hogan in TNA Wrestling. He noted they’re going to be “starting from scratch and going nWo style.”


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on October 07, 2010, 07:15:23 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!

– Former WWE talent Ed Leslie (Brutus Beefcake) said on the Miami sports talk radio show The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz Friday that he’s joining Hulk Hogan in TNA Wrestling. He noted they’re going to be “starting from scratch and going nWo style.”


LMAO !!!!!! The best move Leslie ever made was the faceplant in the beach while parasailing!


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on October 07, 2010, 07:19:48 PM

LMAO !!!!!! The best move Leslie ever made was the faceplant in the beach while parasailing!
and the lip plant on the Hulkster's ass. ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 08, 2010, 04:00:37 AM
As reported on earlier, TNA held drug testing many weeks ago. Once again, the wrestlers who failed tests were told they failed tests and no disciplinary action or suspensions were given.

What was learned from many within TNA is that people are still doing what they were doing before and there was a cause for concern with some talent as some knew they would fail.

It should be noted that the monitoring of the testing is not at all close to WWE's drug testing structure where someone watches you, your pants have to be below your knees and shirt must be above your nipples to make sure you aren't sneaking in different urine.

On other topics it should be noted that Paul Heyman and TNA negotiations have stopped for now. Apparently the only thing holding that deal up is Heyman wants the right to hire & fire.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on October 08, 2010, 04:05:43 AM
I wonder how much interest Heyman actually has in a TNA position.
It seems to me that he may be pretty indifferent, and is “overpricing himself,” so to speak, with conditions like these - conditions that are unlikely to be met, but if they are, would make it worth him accepting.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 08, 2010, 04:23:56 AM
I wonder how much interest Heyman actually has in a TNA position.
It seems to me that he may be pretty indifferent, and is “overpricing himself,” so to speak, with conditions like these - conditions that are unlikely to be met, but if they are, would make it worth him accepting.

I'm pretty sure he wants to be involved but in a shot-calling position. His dismisal from the WWE was because of Stephanie McMahon.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on October 08, 2010, 04:39:28 AM
I'm pretty sure he wants to be involved but in a shot-calling position. His dismisal from the WWE was because of Stephanie McMahon.

If TNA was smart they would just bring in Heyman and turn him loose.  The guy knows his stuff.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on October 08, 2010, 04:54:58 AM
Just don't give him the checkbook.

 :)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on October 08, 2010, 04:57:20 AM
Just don't give him the checkbook.

 :)

 ;D   well, if Dixie doesn't want to pay anybody, maybe she should...... 8)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 08, 2010, 05:58:47 AM
;D   well, if Dixie doesn't want to pay anybody, maybe she should...... 8)
Heyman would be a phenomenal asset to TNA.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on October 12, 2010, 09:47:36 AM
Kevin Nash posted the following on his Twitter account:

"Hogan is a beast. To see the cuts on his back and to see his pain tonight tells me that I was right when I saw the Hulkster as a mark and wanted to get in this crazy biz. Mad respect, Terry."

"If you were a fan of mine, please stay true to TNA. My deal went south on money, not respect for the guys I worked with or the production crew that busts their ass every week. I'm not out of wrestling, just don't want to be owned."

"To the boys that I love, I will do everything I can to make you money outside of TNA. Please, guys, remember we're 1099, the world is ours. Goodnight. I have my last Impact tomorrow. I can't express how much you all mean to me. I love you all and thank you."


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 13, 2010, 06:25:39 AM
Kevin Nash posted the following on his Twitter account:

"Hogan is a beast. To see the cuts on his back and to see his pain tonight tells me that I was right when I saw the Hulkster as a mark and wanted to get in this crazy biz. Mad respect, Terry."

"If you were a fan of mine, please stay true to TNA. My deal went south on money, not respect for the guys I worked with or the production crew that busts their ass every week. I'm not out of wrestling, just don't want to be owned."

"To the boys that I love, I will do everything I can to make you money outside of TNA. Please, guys, remember we're 1099, the world is ours. Goodnight. I have my last Impact tomorrow. I can't express how much you all mean to me. I love you all and thank you."

Wolfpac in da house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on October 13, 2010, 03:33:32 PM
Sting is expected to be "gone from TNA" after last night's Impact tapings. Sting is apparently suffering from a shoulder injury so his ring ability has been limited, and furthermore it's being said that he has yet to sign a new deal with TNA. At this time, Sting plans to take some time off and assess his situation with TNA.


credit: The Wrestling Observer


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on October 13, 2010, 04:18:19 PM
Sting is expected to be "gone from TNA" after last night's Impact tapings. Sting is apparently suffering from a shoulder injury so his ring ability has been limited, and furthermore it's being said that he has yet to sign a new deal with TNA. At this time, Sting plans to take some time off and assess his situation with TNA.


credit: The Wrestling Observer

haha, what is Sink assessing?  It's either them or work for $20 a night in rural Alabama.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on October 13, 2010, 05:04:57 PM
Borden's got to have some money saved up by now.
If he doesn't, there's something wrong.

Maybe he's "assessing" if it's financially worth him staying on for any longer.
I know he tried acting about ten years ago, which went virtually nowhere; and I'm not sure if he's got anything else going on the side.
Once wrestling's done, he may be on a "fixed income," so this may be a pretty big decision for him.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on October 14, 2010, 04:02:53 AM
Borden's got to have some money saved up by now.
If he doesn't, there's something wrong.

Maybe he's "assessing" if it's financially worth him staying on for any longer.
I know he tried acting about ten years ago, which went virtually nowhere; and I'm not sure if he's got anything else going on the side.
Once wrestling's done, he may be on a "fixed income," so this may be a pretty big decision for him.



It would be difficult to give up something you love totally.  Seems like he's the type who should just do a few shows a year, TNA would probably work with that.  And it's not like his inring work was ever that good to begin with.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on October 14, 2010, 04:25:41 AM
It would be difficult to give up something you love totally. 

Especially when you have no other marketable skills to fall back on.

That said, I can't blame the guy for hanging around as long as Dixie keeps signing checks. With the Fed holding interest rates at 0%, that "Fixed Income" life doesn't work unless you have a ton in the bank.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 14, 2010, 04:26:35 AM
Borden's got to have some money saved up by now.
If he doesn't, there's something wrong.

Maybe he's "assessing" if it's financially worth him staying on for any longer.
I know he tried acting about ten years ago, which went virtually nowhere; and I'm not sure if he's got anything else going on the side.
Once wrestling's done, he may be on a "fixed income," so this may be a pretty big decision for him.


If someone offered me 500,000 to worked 3 days a week, financially secure or not I would JUMP at it.  :D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on October 14, 2010, 10:23:00 PM
I believe last night's TNA show set a new record for least amount of wrestling on a 2 hour show. There couldn't have been more than 15 minutes of actual wrestling.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 15, 2010, 04:10:53 AM
I believe last night's TNA show set a new record for least amount of wrestling on a 2 hour show. There couldn't have been more than 15 minutes of actual wrestling.
WWE is no better with their 15 minute lame promos.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 15, 2010, 04:11:54 AM
TNA Wrestling has signed former WWE talent Katie Lea Burchill to a contract.

The former WWE Diva took part in a tryout match for the company in August, wrestling Madison Rayne.

She was released from WWE in April following a four year run with the organization.

Also in talks with TNA is former WWE talent scout Bruce Pritchard. Pritchard is soley responsible for bringing in several of the WWE's top names over the years.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on October 15, 2010, 07:59:25 AM
I believe last night's TNA show set a new record for least amount of wrestling on a 2 hour show. There couldn't have been more than 15 minutes of actual wrestling.

Bishoff took what used to be a somewhat watchable show and ruined it with his dated 1990s ideas.

Before I bailed, there was a segment in which Hogan and Bishoff take over TNA from Dixie. They also form an alliance with Flair's group as well as Jeff Hardy, the new champ.

It reminded me of the NWO after it jumped the shark and there were like 20 members in the ring.

Of course, the problem with this current incarnation is exactly the same: Who are all these guys gonna wrestle?

If Bishoff has his way, the answer is "no one" because there won't be any actual wrestling on the show.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on October 15, 2010, 09:08:53 AM
Bishoff took what used to be a somewhat watchable show and ruined it with his dated 1990s ideas.

Before I bailed, there was a segment in which Hogan and Bishoff take over TNA from Dixie. They also form an alliance with Flair's group as well as Jeff Hardy, the new champ.

It reminded me of the NWO after it jumped the shark and there were like 20 members in the ring.

Of course, the problem with this current incarnation is exactly the same: Who are all these guys gonna wrestle?

If Bishoff has his way, the answer is "no one" because there won't be any actual wrestling on the show.


couldn't agree more. first actual match started  1 hour and fifteen minutes into the show and lasted 2 minutes. that's when i turned it off. will probably watch next weeks show if it's more of the same good bye to watching tna. back to the dvd's.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 15, 2010, 12:57:40 PM
couldn't agree more. first actual match started  1 hour and fifteen minutes into the show and lasted 2 minutes. that's when i turned it off. will probably watch next weeks show if it's more of the same good bye to watching tna. back to the dvd's.
Lol...all I watch now are mostly dvd's.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on October 16, 2010, 08:03:37 AM
couldn't agree more. first actual match started  1 hour and fifteen minutes into the show and lasted 2 minutes. that's when i turned it off. will probably watch next weeks show if it's more of the same good bye to watching tna. back to the dvd's.

There must've been a lot of complaint coming into tna offices, as this was a case of false advertising. I was under the impression that I was tuning in to a wrestling show.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on October 16, 2010, 10:04:25 AM
There is definite fallout from the Atmosphere of Swerves, aka "Working the Talent," that has taken over the TNA locker room recently.

"When Dixie tweeted UNBELIEVABLE tonight, my thought was, EXACTLY!" a long time TNA wrestler told WZ. "The dressing room atmosphere has changed noticeably in the past few weeks. You can see it everywhere. No one trusts anyone anymore. It's all swerves and working the boys. Bischoff and Russo and Hogan tried to recreate the birth of the nWo, but they've recreated the Fall of WCW instead."
 
The long time wrestler pointed out that tonight's pay per view concluded with Hogan revealing that his back problems are not nearly what he's played them up to be, and that Kurt Angle lost a match that is supposed to see him retire, yet the announcers never even mentioned it after the match.
 
"You can't blame Tenay and Taz for that," he said, "they were obviously told not to say anything when everything went down with Hulk, Bischoff, Jarrett, and Hardy all turning heel."
 
"And here's Nash, either working everyone, or really pissed off because they're not giving him the money he wants," the long time wrestler revealed, "and whether it's another swerve or not, JWOWW getting 15 grand just for one appearance, with a mid-card gimmick that sucks, is not going over well with the talent, either."
 
The TNA wrestler said, "way to reward the guys that are bleeding and risking their lives for the company!"



credit: wrestlezone.com


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on October 16, 2010, 12:09:30 PM
There must've been a lot of complaint coming into tna offices, as this was a case of false advertising. I was under the impression that I was tuning in to a wrestling show.
they shouldn't even bother setting up the ring anymore, just  put up two podiums so hogan and bishoff can come out and gab.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on October 16, 2010, 12:19:45 PM
Big surprise....you bring in Hogan, Bischoff and the rest of the cronies, what do you expect?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 18, 2010, 04:24:06 AM
Big surprise....you bring in Hogan, Bischoff and the rest of the cronies, what do you expect?
I would rather wath Kurt Angle against A.J Styles in a heated battle.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: marcie999 on October 18, 2010, 06:10:42 AM
Bishoff took what used to be a somewhat watchable show and ruined it with his dated 1990s ideas.

Before I bailed, there was a segment in which Hogan and Bishoff take over TNA from Dixie. They also form an alliance with Flair's group as well as Jeff Hardy, the new champ.

It reminded me of the NWO after it jumped the shark and there were like 20 members in the ring.

Of course, the problem with this current incarnation is exactly the same: Who are all these guys gonna wrestle?

If Bishoff has his way, the answer is "no one" because there won't be any actual wrestling on the show.



It was really bad.

I bailed.

 >:(


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 18, 2010, 09:24:57 AM
Timmy is Federation for life.
Good for you. That's nice.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 19, 2010, 07:02:44 AM
Vince has let down bigtime in the past three years and his ratings are proof positive of that. Ask the vast majority and see if they're watching WWE programming or Monday night football or another sport of choice and see what the answer is?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on October 19, 2010, 07:18:57 AM
I remember when RAW actually beat MNF in the Nielson's.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 19, 2010, 09:01:30 AM
I remember when RAW actually beat MNF in the Nielson's.
Those days are done.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 20, 2010, 03:54:11 AM
We need to be positive here. The Fed will destroy all opposition and come back stronger then ever! Time heals all wounds. VKM has a plan. It's gonna be better then ever!
Done. Done like dinner.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on October 20, 2010, 04:30:42 AM
We need to be positive here. The Fed will destroy all opposition and come back stronger then ever! Time heals all wounds. VKM has a plan. It's gonna be better then ever!

Destroying all opposition is the single biggest reason pro-wrestling sucks ass right now.  VKM is just dealing with his own creation.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 20, 2010, 05:34:14 AM
Destroying all opposition is the single biggest reason pro-wrestling sucks ass right now.  VKM is just dealing with his own creation.
Not to mention that the only training camp is OVW. Before, you had Vern Gagne, Hiro Matsuda, etc training wrestlers so you had different styles of wrestlers. They trained for years before making it to the big stage. Now? You have guys who do 6 weeks of "tough Enough", 6 months in OVW and nex thing you know the'r on RAW with no experience and green as grass.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on October 20, 2010, 08:05:28 AM
Not to mention that the only training camp is OVW. Before, you had Vern Gagne, Hiro Matsuda, etc training wrestlers so you had different styles of wrestlers. They trained for years before making it to the big stage. Now? You have guys who do 6 weeks of "tough Enough", 6 months in OVW and nex thing you know the'r on RAW with no experience and green as grass.

Yep, like we've said VKM squashing all the territories killed off the lifeblood of wrestling.  Only those of us who followed it before know what I mean. 


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 20, 2010, 08:51:43 AM
Yep, like we've said VKM squashing all the territories killed off the lifeblood of wrestling.  Only those of us who followed it before know what I mean.
Exactly. That statement in bold above says it all. A true wrestling fan will watch ALL wrestling. Not just one brand. Those who do just don't have the know how to make certain comments.  ;)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 20, 2010, 09:24:05 AM
Ouch!
Your alright, Chef.  :)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on October 20, 2010, 01:32:48 PM
credit: ProWrestling.net

Wrestling legend Kevin Nash is still at a legitimate impasse with TNA Wrestling over his status and future with the company.
Nash's TNA deal expired on October 12, according to his Twitter page.
He has yet to re-sign with the company and negotiations are reportedly at a stand-still.

The ProWrestling.net report claims Nash was offered a new contract at a reduced rate, a deal which Nash allegedly balked at.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 21, 2010, 07:53:08 AM
credit: ProWrestling.net

Wrestling legend Kevin Nash is still at a legitimate impasse with TNA Wrestling over his status and future with the company.
Nash's TNA deal expired on October 12, according to his Twitter page.
He has yet to re-sign with the company and negotiations are reportedly at a stand-still.

The ProWrestling.net report claims Nash was offered a new contract at a reduced rate, a deal which Nash allegedly balked at.

He was currently getting 450,000 for doing absolutely nothing.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on October 21, 2010, 07:59:23 AM
He was currently getting 450,000 for doing absolutely nothing.

Wasn't that his M.O. for his entire career?  ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 21, 2010, 11:16:32 AM
Wasn't that his M.O. for his entire career?  ;D
Personally, the "Diesel" gimmick was lame. I liked him in WCW as NWO. He kicked it up bigtime and was one of the sports biggest earners. Once WCW folded, he was done.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on October 21, 2010, 11:30:26 AM
Personally, the "Diesel" gimmick was lame. I liked him in WCW as NWO. He kicked it up bigtime and was one of the sports biggest earners. Once WCW folded, he was done.

I have to admit his stuff with Hall was great, especially at the beginning.  nWo should have been kept to 5 or under members and it would have been FAR more interesting. 


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 21, 2010, 12:01:38 PM
Hulk Hogan earned a lot of respect from the locker room for appearing at last week's television in spite of his ongoing back issues. That said, he was in great pain and unable to stand for long periods of time while backstage. The wrestling legend largely kept to himself, but was accompanied by longtime friends Ed Leslie (a/k/a Brutus Beefcake) and Jimmy Hart. For what it's worth, TNA has no plans to use Brutus Beefcake despite his claims to the contrary.

-- For more great exclusive TNA coverage like what you just read above including a major backstage update on Hulk Hogan's TNA contract & future, visit our TNA website only at TNAWrestlingNews.com.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on October 21, 2010, 12:30:22 PM
It says a lot about Hogan in regards to the "friends" he keeps, Hart, Beefcake, Knobbs, etc... are just lacky "yes men" who feed his overblown ego.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on October 21, 2010, 12:38:30 PM
Beefcake was always a Hulkamania suck-up...

But he always had steady work with mediocre ability.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 22, 2010, 04:30:24 AM
Beefcake was always a Hulkamania suck-up...

But he always had steady work with mediocre ability.
Lol..."the barber".... what a lame ass gimmick. I like him better as plain Brutus Beefcake.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on October 22, 2010, 05:17:04 AM
Beefcake's best on-air role would be ring crew.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 22, 2010, 06:53:51 AM
Beefcake's best on-air role would be ring crew.


Lol...as long as he's not around Pat Patterson & Mel Phillips  ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on October 22, 2010, 08:36:58 AM
I think TNA has something with the Robbie E & Cookie gimmick. I found it more watchable than the actual Jersey Shore show.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 22, 2010, 12:05:47 PM
I think TNA has something with the Robbie E & Cookie gimmick. I found it more watchable than the actual Jersey Shore show.
lol...I love Jesrey Shore. Reminds me of my buddies and I back in the day. Just a bunch of people in their early twenties banging and clubbing all the time.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on October 23, 2010, 07:44:36 AM
Chris Jericho posted the following message on his official Twitter page in response to Kevin Nash's recent criticism of WWE's decision to run with their new youth movement approach:

"Nashs interview was so short sighted and indicative of the entire "WCW" attitude. The WWEs Youth movement is a mistake? Ask Rock, Goldberg and John Cena if it took them six or seven years before they drew money. Six or seven months maybe...People want to see something new"


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on October 23, 2010, 04:10:10 PM
I haven't been paying attention...where is Desmond Wolfe?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 25, 2010, 04:39:23 AM
I haven't been paying attention...where is Desmond Wolfe?
Me neither. i don't get spike TV. I have to set it up still.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on October 27, 2010, 08:34:52 AM
I'm very glad TNA signed Katie Lea.. It killed me everytime she jobbed to Eve or a Bella.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 27, 2010, 11:02:21 AM
I'm very glad TNA signed Katie Lea.. It killed me everytime she jobbed to Eve or a Bella.
Katie Lea is actually quite accomplished in the ring.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on October 27, 2010, 12:12:47 PM
Katie Lea is actually quite accomplished in the ring.


I saw a few of her matches when she was in OVW, and kept thinking it's a shame they don't bump her up to the main shows.
She earned her spot.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on October 27, 2010, 12:49:02 PM

I saw a few of her matches when she was in OVW, and kept thinking it's a shame they don't bump her up to the main shows.
She earned her spot.


Yes, she had some great matches with Beth Phoenix down there.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on October 28, 2010, 07:05:07 AM
Yes, she had some great matches with Beth Phoenix down there.
Same with Serena Deeb. Christ, she performed the "go to sleep" better than CM Punk in her one Smackdown match.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on October 28, 2010, 12:35:47 PM
Below is a link detailing TNA's next big idea:

http://www.twitvid.com/ZFNGA




If anyone knows how to embed twitvids, please let me know!!


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: marcie999 on October 28, 2010, 05:30:53 PM
Lol..."the barber".... what a lame ass gimmick. I like him better as plain Brutus Beefcake.


My Dad has this old tape of WWE where Brutus Beefcake is wrestling David Sammartino.

It's one I watch every so often because everyone seemed to be really enjoying themselves. The heels are so evil and the good guy struggles in the face of dubious refereeing.


Good times.


The modern stuff has no soul to it.

 8)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on October 30, 2010, 08:31:25 AM
In an update on Daffney's status with TNA Wrestling, she is being kept out of the ring due to post-concussion issues incurred during a dark match with Miss Betsy (a/k/a Rosie Lottalove) in April. She was hospitalized following the bout and diagnosed with a deeply bruised sternum, a severe stinger, and a concussion.

---From Lordsofpain.net


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on November 09, 2010, 05:13:16 PM
Several wrestlezone.com readers have sent in word that Eric Bischoff's son, Garrett Bischoff, made his TNA debut this past Sunday at Turning Point as "Jackson James," the referee for the Hardy/Morgan bout.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on November 11, 2010, 04:45:08 AM
Several wrestlezone.com readers have sent in word that Eric Bischoff's son, Garrett Bischoff, made his TNA debut this past Sunday at Turning Point as "Jackson James," the referee for the Hardy/Morgan bout.

Oh ya....this otta be good....  ::)  ::)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on November 11, 2010, 05:18:17 AM
Oh ya....this otta be good....  ::)  ::)


And when they begin "shooting," I presume he will be a "heel referee."

No one will see it coming, either.

 :-\


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on November 11, 2010, 08:23:02 AM

And when they begin "shooting," I presume he will be a "heel referee."

No one will see it coming, either.

 :-\
And the sad thing is that it still beats watching the WWE's lame PG product.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on November 11, 2010, 05:53:03 PM
source: Kurt Angle's facebook page:


"A lot of you want me back in WWE. I appreciate your kind words. I love TNA but anything is possible. Dixie Carter has been wonderful to me. She cares about my well being. That means more to me than anything. So I would never count out WWE, but TNA is my loyalty right now."


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on November 11, 2010, 05:54:56 PM
In response to rumors that he's re-signed with TNA, Kevin Nash posted the following comment on his Twitter page:

"I did not sign with TNA wrestling co."

Follow more Nash tweets on Twitter @ RealKevinNash.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on November 12, 2010, 04:55:33 AM
source: Kurt Angle's facebook page:


"A lot of you want me back in WWE. I appreciate your kind words. I love TNA but anything is possible. Dixie Carter has been wonderful to me. She cares about my well being. She lets me abuse pain pills. That means more to me than anything. So I would never count out WWE, but TNA is my loyalty right now."
Fixed  ;)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on November 12, 2010, 05:40:20 AM
^^ LMFAO!!


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on November 12, 2010, 02:25:35 PM
^^ LMFAO!!
IMO Angle landed the sweetest deal their. 600 grand a year for wrestling 3 times a week. Why the hell would he want to leave??. I wouldn't.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on November 13, 2010, 05:02:29 AM
New Tweet from Kurt Angle:


"To all my loyal fans, many of you ask if I am going to go back to WWE. My answer is 'no.' My loyalty lies with Dixie and TNA. Never been happier. I know a lot of you would like me to, but Dixie Carter has taken care of me. I need that kind of support, so I hope you continue to watch me in TNA. I had fun with WWE and Vince McMahon, but that was in my past. It is behind me. They gave me the opportunity, and I'm grateful but TNA is my home."


Not as much (any) ambiguity in this one...


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on November 13, 2010, 05:28:34 AM
TNA Knockout Lacey Von Eric has posted the following on her Facebook page:

"I decided to respectfully leave TNA today. I want to try new things, like be a sports host or something :) Love ya'll!"


________________________ ________________________ ________________________ _________

Sounds to me like she's thoroughly thought this all out.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on November 13, 2010, 06:31:04 AM
TNA Knockout Lacey Von Eric has posted the following on her Facebook page:

"I decided to respectfully leave TNA today. I want to try new things, like be a sports host or something :) Love ya'll!"


________________________ ________________________ ________________________ _________

Sounds to me like she's thoroughly thought this all out.

 ;D  Kinda like me deciding on a college major..... 8)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on November 13, 2010, 08:04:41 AM
;D  Kinda like me deciding on a college major..... 8)


You too, huh?
Been there, done that...

Hopefully, this time I'm doing it right!
 >:( :D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on November 13, 2010, 09:04:14 AM

You too, huh?
Been there, done that...

Hopefully, this time I'm doing it right!
 >:( :D

Same here.... ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on November 17, 2010, 04:21:48 PM
Man, Hardy's belt is ugly

http://twitpic.com/355w0i (http://twitpic.com/355w0i)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on November 18, 2010, 07:41:37 PM
The Wrestling Observer is reporting that a proposed deal to bring Ricky Morton into TNA as an agent has fallen through.
Morton claims the deal fell through because he wouldn't be given any power. He was told he would have no input on match finishes or creative and instead would only help talent lay out matches.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on November 18, 2010, 07:43:26 PM
The Wrestling Observer is reporting that the wrist injury Tommy Dreamer suffered at TNA's Turning Point PPV ended up not being a break or a dislocation.
Dreamer ended up suffering a ligament injury and deep bruising. He was already back in the ring at the last set of Impact TV tapings.

TNA remains hopeful that Sting will eventually re-sign with the company.
For the past several years, Sting has been working on a year-to-year basis with the company, and it's being said that should TNA and SpikeTV, who helps contribute to Sting's pay, offer him a new deal, he'll likely sign.
If Sting does re-sign with TNA, he'll most likely be brought back in January with other talent currently off TV like Kurt Angle.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on November 19, 2010, 05:40:15 AM
The Wrestling Observer is reporting that a proposed deal to bring Ricky Morton into TNA as an agent has fallen through.
Morton claims the deal fell through because he wouldn't be given any power. He was told he would have no input on match finishes or creative and instead would only help talent lay out matches.

Morton's right. What would be the point of his role? He'd be just another "yes man".


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on November 19, 2010, 05:42:30 AM
Morton's right. What would be the point of his role? He'd be just another "yes man".

and that certainly isn't Morton's style......although as a mark, I hated RnR back in the day, I really respect Morton now.....excellent in-ring, paid his dues and is pretty much spot on with his analysis of wrestling....  Can you imagine if TNA was smart enough to bring him in as a Tagteam specialist and how well he would do getting their TT scene to be top notch?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on November 19, 2010, 07:16:21 AM
and that certainly isn't Morton's style......although as a mark, I hated RnR back in the day, I really respect Morton now.....excellent in-ring, paid his dues and is pretty much spot on with his analysis of wrestling....  Can you imagine if TNA was smart enough to bring him in as a Tagteam specialist and how well he would do getting their TT scene to be top notch?
For traditional tag team wrestling, R&R express was great.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on November 19, 2010, 05:22:37 PM
The Express and LOD are the greatest tag teams ever. I could watch Morton and Gibson all day.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on November 20, 2010, 12:41:26 PM
The word going around at the TNA television tapings this past week is that Ken Anderson will be kept out of the ring for the remainder of 2010.

Scheduled to serve as the special-guest referee for the upcoming Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Morgan TNA "Final Resolution" pay-per view main event, Anderson will still appear on-camera for TNA while nursing his injuries, but is doubtful to actually wrestle a match until early 2011.

Scheduled for an in-ring return at last week's live events, TNA is choosing to take a cautious approach in dealing with the effects of Anderson's concussion, which was suffered when he was accidentally hit in the back of the head by a Jeff Hardy chair shot.


credit: prowrestling.net


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on November 26, 2010, 02:45:01 PM
Scheduled for an in-ring return at last week's live events, TNA is choosing to take a cautious approach in dealing with the effects of Anderson's concussion, which was suffered when he was accidentally hit in the back of the head by a Jeff Hardy chair shot.

credit: prowrestling.net

I've never been a fan of weapons of any kind in the ring. It begs the question: Why not just bring a gun and end it?

Regarding TNA, I occasionally jumped over to the show during lulls in the Jets game, hoping to see a wrestling match. As usual, I was disappointed. I did see a few guys in suits, standing in the ring and talking. I also saw a bunch of guys sitting around a table and talking.

I can imagine a TNA creative meeting in which someone suggests starting the show with a ten minute wrestling match that has a clean finish, and everyone else saying, "Are you nuts?"


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on December 05, 2010, 03:08:01 PM
PWTorch.com is reporting that TNA Wrestling recently asked former WCW Champion Diamond Dallas Page to return to the company. Page, who is now 54, had a brief run with TNA back in 2005. Page reportedly turned down the offer, as he is currently working as an actor, motivational speaker and fitness guru. He is said to have no desire to return to wrestling at this time.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on December 06, 2010, 04:33:19 AM
PWTorch.com is reporting that TNA Wrestling recently asked former WCW Champion Diamond Dallas Page to return to the company. Page, who is now 54, had a brief run with TNA back in 2005. Page reportedly turned down the offer, as he is currently working as an actor, motivational speaker and fitness guru. He is said to have no desire to return to wrestling at this time.
TNA is slowly turning into the old WCW with some of these decisions. They need to realize that to succeed, they need to bring in fresh new young talant and let them pave their own way to stardom. Perfect example is The Rock in the WWE. Dixie Carter needs to focus on TNA product and TNA product only and not worry about ratings or what the WWE is doing. She needs to make her product better.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on December 06, 2010, 09:51:45 AM
TNA is slowly turning into the old WCW with some of these decisions. They need to realize that to succeed, they need to bring in fresh new young talant and let them pave their own way to stardom. Perfect example is The Rock in the WWE. Dixie Carter needs to focus on TNA product and TNA product only and not worry about ratings or what the WWE is doing. She needs to make her product better.

They need to end this "NWO" part 2 shit quick.

By December they need to have someone stop "Immortal" and just get back to TNA... People get tired of the same shit. Everytime you see Bischoff with Hogan, it's the same shit.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on December 06, 2010, 12:15:45 PM
I just found out that Samoa Joe's contract is up. I wonder if he'll resign or hit the indies.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on December 07, 2010, 02:12:25 PM
The biggest news coming out of TNA’s Final Resolution pay-per-view Sunday night concerns something that didn’t occur on camera.

According to several online reports, some people within TNA were concerned about TNA world champion Jeff Hardy’s condition when he showed up at the Impact Zone before the show, and they were pushing for him to be sent home.

Had Hardy – who was scheduled to defend his title against Matt Morgan in the main event – been sent home, the plan was for Eric Bischoff to announce that Hardy had suffered an injury and was stripped of the title. The new main event would have been between Morgan, Mr. Anderson and Jeff Jarrett for the vacant championship.

Ultimately, the Hardy-Morgan match took place as planned, with Hardy winning to retain the title. According to pwinsider.com, Hardy convinced TNA officials that his condition was due to exhaustion as a result of his recent hectic travel schedule.

Not having been backstage at the event, I obviously can’t speak to what Hardy’s condition was like, but given his much-publicized drug issues, I certainly can understand why he wasn’t initially given the benefit of the doubt. Time will tell if this really was a red flag or just a matter of people jumping to the wrong conclusion.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on December 07, 2010, 03:00:24 PM
TNA is slowly turning into the old WCW with some of these decisions. They need to realize that to succeed, they need to bring in fresh new young talant and let them pave their own way to stardom. Perfect example is The Rock in the WWE. Dixie Carter needs to focus on TNA product and TNA product only and not worry about ratings or what the WWE is doing. She needs to make her product better.
I think one of the problems is, Dixie has no wrestling background, so if Hogan, Bisch, whoever says it's a great idea, than it must be. I still say that one of the big problems is the venue. Everything that TNA does that crowd goes wild for, almost nothing gets a bad reaction.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on December 08, 2010, 05:32:25 AM
I think one of the problems is, Dixie has no wrestling background, so if Hogan, Bisch, whoever says it's a great idea, than it must be. I still say that one of the big problems is the venue. Everything that TNA does that crowd goes wild for, almost nothing gets a bad reaction.
Its all a different group of fans all together. Not everyone likes WWE. They still have a strong Smokey Mountain / NWA / Mid-Atlantic / Georgia Championship Wrestling / WCCW / etc fan base.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on December 08, 2010, 06:05:33 PM
Its all a different group of fans all together. Not everyone likes WWE. They still have a strong Smokey Mountain / NWA / Mid-Atlantic / Georgia Championship Wrestling / WCCW / etc fan base.
I know. I guess I'm trying to say that the crowd gives them exactly the reaction they want all the time, so it's impossible to gauge what's working and what isn't. I hate really smarky crowds too, but the TNA crowds like everything.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on December 09, 2010, 05:01:57 AM
I know. I guess I'm trying to say that the crowd gives them exactly the reaction they want all the time, so it's impossible to gauge what's working and what isn't. I hate really smarky crowds too, but the TNA crowds like everything.
The craziest crowd I have ever seen was in Philidelphia in the original ECW. Oh Christ, were they hostle.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on December 10, 2010, 10:29:59 AM
tna stinks anymore, i turned it on listened to bischoff babble incoherently for the first twenty minutes of the show and i turned it off. i understand they have an hour show called reaction after the first two hour show, ain't that when they should be babbling.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on December 10, 2010, 11:35:44 AM
They babble just as much in the WWE. That's the problem. All wrestling product today has gotten extremely stale. At least TNA isn't doing this PG bullshit.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Evo on December 10, 2010, 01:09:01 PM
They may talk as much in WWE, but the stars there can cut promos and garner a crowd reaction.

TNA has zero reaction or emotion from the crowd, commentators or other performers these days, the Impact zone has become a rather ironic title.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on December 10, 2010, 01:16:57 PM
They may talk as much in WWE, but the stars there can cut promos and garner a crowd reaction.

TNA has zero reaction or emotion from the crowd, commentators or other performers these days, the Impact zone has become a rather ironic title.

I disagree... a lot of TNA guys get great reactions.

There are some bums... Team 3D can't get anything but cheap heat any time, but whatever... They need to go back to the formula that worked... Some of the current gimmicks are just shit.

Some are great though.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on December 11, 2010, 05:46:02 AM
Examiner.com has provided an update on Jeff Hardy's court appearance yesterday, which continued his ongoing battle against multiple drug charges. The report reveals that the case has been delayed yet again, with Hardy set to return the Moore County Supreme Court on January 20th, 2011. The list of charges read to Hardy at the hearing yesterday were as follows:

-Conspiracy to traffic in Opium
-Trafficking in Opium by possession
-2 counts of possession with intent to distribute
-Felony possession of cocaine
-Felony maintaining a controlled substance in a vehicle/dwelling/place
-Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on December 11, 2010, 05:47:10 AM
Wrestlezone.com has learned exclusively that TNA management has told several wrestlers they are keeping a "close eye" on Jeff Hardy following news of Hardy's backstage condition hitting the media on Sunday evening.

"There are several people concerned about Jeff in a very big way," one wrestler told WrestleZone this evening, "TNA has accepted his explanation about being exhausted from all his recent traveling and having a brand new baby at home, but no matter what was wrong with him this past Sunday, he was in bad shape."

More than one wrestler has gone to TNA management to voice their concerns, and TNA management has told several people they are "keeping a close eye" on Hardy, while citing his reported exhaustion as cause for legitimate concern.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: marcie999 on December 11, 2010, 06:00:53 AM

Sleep deprivation can make folks behave very strangely and affect judgement and reflexes. If he's on pain killers to keep going and not getting any rest with a new disruptive baby in the house I would accept exhaustion is causing the concerns.

If he is doing drugs, pain killers and not getting any normal sleep levels in the house he needs help.

He has built his wrestling persona on risky moves in the ring. He of all wrestlers needs to be at his best to avoid injuring himself, let alone any one he wrestles with.

Hope he's ok and gets through it. How can they help him though?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Evo on December 12, 2010, 04:47:55 PM
The main event from impact was a womens cage match?

Sorry but this sucks big time!

I watched the whole episode of Impact in 25mins, thank god for sky+.  If theres no improvement pretty soon I will not continue watching.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on December 13, 2010, 02:50:17 PM
The main event from impact was a womens cage match?

Sorry but this sucks big time!

I watched the whole episode of Impact in 25mins, thank god for sky+.  If theres no improvement pretty soon I will not continue watching.

Did you watch the cage match... I gotta say... Mickey James from the top of the cage was totally unexpected.

Mad props. She even fucked up her leg... Legit I'm sure.

That was ridonkulous for a chick. Probably the baddest bump I've ever seen from a woman in the ring EVER.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on December 14, 2010, 06:11:20 AM
I used to go to ECW here in the city. The crowd would just get out of control.
They almost killed John Cena after a reunion match when he wrestled RVD. Its on the Cena DVD. They had to litterally rush him straight out of the building right after his match.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Evo on December 14, 2010, 04:33:57 PM
Did you watch the cage match... I gotta say... Mickey James from the top of the cage was totally unexpected.

Mad props. She even fucked up her leg... Legit I'm sure.

That was ridonkulous for a chick. Probably the baddest bump I've ever seen from a woman in the ring EVER.

I agree it was a pretty decent match, better than I expected, but main event material?

No, Im sorry.

We need the old TNA back; mad x div matches, technical wrestling, kurt angle epic battles with AJ and other top stars and plenty of them.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on December 17, 2010, 04:33:10 AM
The following is a new tweet from the official Twitter page of TNA president Dixie Carter:

"Best of Mick Foley DVD planned for release in April from TNA Home Video w/ great bonus features from the Hardcore Legend!"


________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ______________


I'm just thinking out loud here...
How much has Mick done in TNA as compared to Japan, WWF/E, ECW, etc.?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on December 17, 2010, 04:38:26 AM
The Wrestling Observer is reporting that despite rumors and reports that former TNA Knockout Hamada was fired from TNA, she in fact was not.
It's being said that it was Hamada's decision to part ways with TNA, as she did not want to return to the company.
She made her return to Japan back in October, and was said to be more interested in working there.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: marcie999 on December 17, 2010, 03:37:58 PM
Examiner.com has provided an update on Jeff Hardy's court appearance yesterday, which continued his ongoing battle against multiple drug charges. The report reveals that the case has been delayed yet again, with Hardy set to return the Moore County Supreme Court on January 20th, 2011. The list of charges read to Hardy at the hearing yesterday were as follows:

-Conspiracy to traffic in Opium
-Trafficking in Opium by possession
-2 counts of possession with intent to distribute
-Felony possession of cocaine
-Felony maintaining a controlled substance in a vehicle/dwelling/place
-Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia


Was wondering.

What kind of punishments do these infringements carry?

Jail time? Fines? A slap on the wrist?

 ???


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on December 17, 2010, 04:51:54 PM
Was wondering.

What kind of punishments do these infringements carry?

Jail time? Fines? A slap on the wrist?

 ???



I suspect a lot depends on who your attorney is.
It sounds as though Jeff's got a good one.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Evo on December 18, 2010, 05:00:13 AM
Was wondering.

What kind of punishments do these infringements carry?

Jail time? Fines? A slap on the wrist?

 ???


Anything opium related would carry a hefty punishment I would think...


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: littleguns on December 18, 2010, 05:28:23 AM
I think it is interesting that TNA made Jeff champion with the possibility of Jail time.....if he gets convicted, what "storyline: will they give as to why Jeff was stripped....

TNA will ALWAYS be a "B" player in the game


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on December 18, 2010, 06:18:02 AM
I think it is interesting that TNA made Jeff champion with the possibility of Jail time.....if he gets convicted, what "storyline: will they give as to why Jeff was stripped....

TNA will ALWAYS be a "B" player in the game


I see your point, but I suspect there's very little chance that Jeff will do time.

Notwithstanding the above fact, I would hope they have a "plan" to explain it.
Maybe use it as the launchpad for a temporary heel run.
Or, have him apologize profusely upon his return and profess his status as a "changed man" like Vince did with Jake Roberts and Ken Patera.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on December 23, 2010, 04:23:16 AM
Jeff Hardy is extremely talented. Only problem is his "care free" attitude makes him a mess.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on December 23, 2010, 05:07:07 AM
Many people "outgrow" that phase.
It's sad to see those who don't.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on December 23, 2010, 05:17:34 AM
He's on quite the roll, lately...

Former TNA Wrestling personality and close personal friend of the legendary Hulk Hogan - Bubba The Love Sponge - has officially lost his spot as a radio show host on the SIRIUS-XM Satelitte radio service.

Bubba has been all over Twitter lately posting messages from fans who claim they will be cancelling their subscriptions due to the loss of Bubba as an on-air personality with the subscription-based service.


source: wrestlezone.com


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on December 23, 2010, 06:48:32 AM
Many people "outgrow" that phase.
It's sad to see those who don't.
Very sad. Drug addiction at its best.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: littleguns on December 24, 2010, 04:34:00 PM
You would think and hope jeff cleans up his act as he and girlfriend just had a child.no doubt a great wrestler and fan fave


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on January 08, 2011, 08:11:38 AM
PWTorch.com is reporting that there is some backstage heat on referee Jackson James for not revealing to the rest of the roster that he is in fact the Garrett Bischoff, the son of Eric Bischoff.
 It's being said that several backstage names have been giving James the cold shoulder lately as TNA has not addressed James and Bischoff's relationship yet it's been common knowledge on the internet for awhile now.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on January 08, 2011, 10:22:01 AM
haha If Easy E was my dad, I wouldn't tell anyone either.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on January 08, 2011, 11:39:19 AM
haha If Easy E was my dad, I wouldn't tell anyone either.


LOL!!!


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Evo on January 08, 2011, 11:45:36 AM
Do you think TNA will get another TV deal in the UK now Bravo has gone off the air.....

I think they will struggle due to the downward spiral.....


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on January 08, 2011, 11:50:07 AM
Do you think TNA will get another TV deal in the UK now Bravo has gone off the air.....

I think they will struggle due to the downward spiral.....
This is all I could find online...
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On Saturday 1st January 2011, @skyhd said:

Following the close of the Bravo family of channels on 1 Jan 2011, a range of the most popular programmes – including TNA Wrestling, Spartacus, Chuck, Leverage, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Star Trek, Sun, Sea and A & E, Motorway Patrol, Highway Patrol and Caribbean Cops - will find new homes on other Sky channels.

We are still working through which shows will be reallocated to other channels, and when these will be shown. There are a number of factors to be considered in this, and we appreciate your patience.

We will confirm new timings later in January.

Full details will follow in due course and will be well publicised. All details will also be made available at Sky.com/mytv and you can register now for reminders when programme timings are confirmed.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on January 12, 2011, 08:39:44 AM
Stevie Richards announced this afternoon that he departed TNA, writing on his Twitter:

"Just left Universal Studios. Had a great talk with Terry Taylor and Vince Russo about making the decision to quit TNA Wrestling. Thanks to everyone there for the past 2 years."


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on January 12, 2011, 10:00:08 AM
Stevie Richards announced this afternoon that he departed TNA, writing on his Twitter:

"Just left Universal Studios. Had a great talk with Terry Taylor and Vince Russo about making the decision to quit TNA Wrestling. Thanks to everyone there for the past 2 years."
How old is he roughly? I know he did a few stints in the original ECW.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on January 12, 2011, 10:03:24 AM
How old is he roughly? I know he did a few stints in the original ECW.
wiki says 39...I didn't realize he was in WWE for almost 10 years.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on January 12, 2011, 12:53:07 PM
anyone  spot reed flair one of jeff jarrett mma entourage. bringing him slow i guess. he looks a lot like the smallest von erich kid.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on January 12, 2011, 12:54:28 PM
another first for tna first wrestling show to be sponsered by a dildoe, really several dildoe commercials during the show.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on January 12, 2011, 02:49:04 PM
another first for tna first wrestling show to be sponsered by a dildoe, really several dildoe commercials during the show.
Well, they're run and booked by one, so I guess it's a natural progression.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on January 12, 2011, 03:02:25 PM
- TNA officials are currently finalizing plans to bring back The Main Event Mafia with Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash, Sting, Samoa Joe and other members. Officials would like for Booker T or Scott Steiner to return but nothing is a lock on either of them yet. AJ Styles and other stars are also being discussed to join the group.

The Mafia will be returning to feud with Immortal as the top babyface group in TNA. One of the main reasons they’re being brought back is because Spike TV requested it. The Main Event Mafia brought some of iMPACT’s highest rated segments when they were around.

With the return of the group, all signs point to Kevin Nash re-signing with the company. However, if he doesn’t re-sign, TNA officials aren’t worried about having to replace him in the group.


Source: Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Fallsview on January 12, 2011, 10:09:17 PM
- TNA officials are currently finalizing plans to bring back The Main Event Mafia with Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash, Sting, Samoa Joe and other members. Officials would like for Booker T or Scott Steiner to return but nothing is a lock on either of them yet. AJ Styles and other stars are also being discussed to join the group.

The Mafia will be returning to feud with Immortal as the top babyface group in TNA. One of the main reasons they’re being brought back is because Spike TV requested it. The Main Event Mafia brought some of iMPACT’s highest rated segments when they were around.

With the return of the group, all signs point to Kevin Nash re-signing with the company. However, if he doesn’t re-sign, TNA officials aren’t worried about having to replace him in the group.


Source: Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter

How in the world does "Joe" fit in with that group?  Just get rid of this guy already and lets see if the WWE picks him up.  If they do, they will gimmick him up real good like they do, use him for a year, then let him go.  I can see bringing back Steiner because the guy is a freak but his mic skills are horrible.  But still, a good physique in 2011 will supersede a fat physique that can wrestle. 


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on January 13, 2011, 05:53:09 AM
How in the world does "Joe" fit in with that group? Just get rid of this guy already and lets see if the WWE picks him up.  If they do, they will gimmick him up real good like they do, use him for a year, then let him go.  I can see bringing back Steiner because the guy is a freak but his mic skills are horrible.  But still, a good physique in 2011 will supersede a fat physique that can wrestle. 
He doesn't. He fits in that group equal to how Paul Roma fit in as a Horseman.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on January 13, 2011, 09:40:27 AM
Was reading TNA taping results and...

SPOILER ALERT






























YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The main event is Kurt Angle and Crimson vs. Immortal's Beer Money, Kaz, Rob Terry and Gunner and Murphy, with AJ Styles. It turns into a gang beating on Angle, at which point Jeff Jarrett walks out and pins him. The lights go out and when they return, Scott Steiner is in the ring with a crowbar and Immortal bails.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on January 13, 2011, 10:30:41 AM
Was reading TNA taping results and...

SPOILER ALERT







 






















YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The main event is Kurt Angle and Crimson vs. Immortal's Beer Money, Kaz, Rob Terry and Gunner and Murphy, with AJ Styles. It turns into a gang beating on Angle, at which point Jeff Jarrett walks out and pins him. The lights go out and when they return, Scott Steiner is in the ring with a crowbar and Immortal bails.
Fucker! You beat me to it...I just read the same thing!


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on January 13, 2011, 11:26:15 AM
Was reading TNA taping results and...

SPOILER ALERT your kidding. steiner and flair in the same building. hope it's true,i guess money heals all wounds.






























YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The main event is Kurt Angle and Crimson vs. Immortal's Beer Money, Kaz, Rob Terry and Gunner and Murphy, with AJ Styles. It turns into a gang beating on Angle, at which point Jeff Jarrett walks out and pins him. The lights go out and when they return, Scott Steiner is in the ring with a crowbar and Immortal bails.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on January 13, 2011, 12:46:15 PM
Scotty Steiner almost died in at a show in Puerto Rico when he took a kick to the throat. He was rushed to the hospital and had emergancy surgery done to his chest area leaving him with the centre of his chest missing and a huge scar which he tried to cover up with a tatoo......before anyone here starts making fun of the poor guys chest area  I thought I would fill in the blanks...


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on January 13, 2011, 12:55:45 PM
Scotty Steiner almost died in at a show in Puerto Rico when he took a kick to the throat. He was rushed to the hospital and had emergancy surgery done to his chest area leaving him with the centre of his chest missing and a huge scar which he tried to cover up with a tatoo......before anyone here starts making fun of the poor guys chest area  I thought I would fill in the blanks...


That means you can only make fun of his oratory skills.


Show?


 ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on January 13, 2011, 12:56:48 PM

That means you can only make fun of his oratory skills.


Show?


 ;D


"mmmmffffreeemmmm.....you old bastard !!!!!!!"

 ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on January 13, 2011, 12:59:27 PM
 :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on January 13, 2011, 01:53:10 PM
Anyone who makes fun of Big Poppa Pump on this board:

Status:Banned
Length:Lifetime
Date Lifted:Never


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on January 13, 2011, 02:02:16 PM
Anyone who makes fun of Big Poppa Pump on this board:

Status:Banned
Length:Lifetime
Date Lifted:Never

Lets clarify here.......if I am just quoting his "mic skills" is that making fun of him?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on January 13, 2011, 02:05:18 PM
Lets clarify here.......if I am just quoting his "mic skills" is that making fun of him?
You are a Platinum member...Proceed. Holla If Ya Hear Me!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTqwnMWiH1I


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: G.O.A.T. on January 13, 2011, 08:19:24 PM
Scotty Steiner almost died in at a show in Puerto Rico when he took a kick to the throat. He was rushed to the hospital and had emergancy surgery done to his chest area leaving him with the centre of his chest missing and a huge scar which he tried to cover up with a tatoo......before anyone here starts making fun of the poor guys chest area  I thought I would fill in the blanks...
I believe his chest issue is from something else. They went in on his side, through his lat to operate on him for that injury in Puerto Rico. You can see the huge scar. They may have went on his upper chest too but I remember the episode where he talked about it.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on January 14, 2011, 04:55:05 AM
I believe his chest issue is from something else. They went in on his side, through his lat to operate on him for that injury in Puerto Rico. You can see the huge scar. They may have went on his upper chest too but I remember the episode where he talked about it.
I feel for the guy. Can you imagine the recovery? Not to mention having part of your chest completely removed? He still looks like a freak though.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on January 14, 2011, 07:01:14 AM
I wish that my chest looked half as good as Steiner's incomplete, penis-covered masterpiece.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on January 14, 2011, 08:29:01 AM
I wish that my chest looked half as good as Steiner's incomplete, penis-covered masterpiece.
There was a video of him on his website doing flat dumbbell presses with a pair of 125's for like 15 reps. Unreal.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on January 18, 2011, 08:10:21 PM
 F4Wonline.com: there’s a story making the rounds that Shane Helms hasn’t signed with TNA because his ex-girlfriend and current Knockout Velvet Sky has threatened to leave the company if he comes aboard. The story, which should be taken as a rumor for now, notes that the two had a nasty breakup and officials are more interested in keeping her than signing him.

Wise choice IMO



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on January 19, 2011, 04:33:44 AM
F4Wonline.com: there’s a story making the rounds that Shane Helms hasn’t signed with TNA because his ex-girlfriend and current Knockout Velvet Sky has threatened to leave the company if he comes aboard. The story, which should be taken as a rumor for now, notes that the two had a nasty breakup and officials are more interested in keeping her than signing him.

Wise choice IMO


Actually, it was a janitor who threatened to quit, but this sounds better, so that's what Shane told all the dirtsheet sites.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on January 19, 2011, 05:18:44 AM

Actually, it was a janitor who threatened to quit, but this sounds better, so that's what Shane told all the dirtsheet sites.
:-X  :-X  :-X


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: marcie999 on January 19, 2011, 05:25:21 AM
F4Wonline.com: there’s a story making the rounds that Shane Helms hasn’t signed with TNA because his ex-girlfriend and current Knockout Velvet Sky has threatened to leave the company if he comes aboard. The story, which should be taken as a rumor for now, notes that the two had a nasty breakup and officials are more interested in keeping her than signing him.

Wise choice IMO



Mismatched bikini.

Fail. They should fire her arse.

Enter the Hurricane!!!

 8)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on January 19, 2011, 05:32:58 AM
I would love to be the peanut butter in a Angelina Love & Velvet Sky sandwich.  ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on January 19, 2011, 05:49:53 AM
Mismatched bikini.

Fail. They should fire her arse.

Enter the Hurricane!!!

 8)


No, she should simply be required to remove half of it.
Top or bottom - her choice, and Playboy wins either way!
 :D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on January 19, 2011, 10:46:18 AM
Kia Stevens’s officially lost her attempt to register the name “Awesome Kong” as a trademark as of December 3rd. TNA had opposed her attempts to trademark the name all the way back in August, saying she didn’t own it. TNA also said that Kong used fraud and misrepresented herself when she applied for the ownership. Kong never responded to the claims, so she lost her bid to trademark the name.

I wonder what name WWE will call her???


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on January 19, 2011, 11:26:55 AM
Kia Stevens’s officially lost her attempt to register the name “Awesome Kong” as a trademark as of December 3rd. TNA had opposed her attempts to trademark the name all the way back in August, saying she didn’t own it. TNA also said that Kong used fraud and misrepresented herself when she applied for the ownership. Kong never responded to the claims, so she lost her bid to trademark the name.

I wonder what name WWE will call her???


Queen Kamala?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on January 19, 2011, 11:58:38 AM
Queen Kamala?
Imagine how she would masacre you in the sac Tu-Holmes  ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on January 19, 2011, 12:06:21 PM
Imagine how she would masacre you in the sac Tu-Holmes  ;D

She would absolutely crush me... I don't think I could get it up for that.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on January 19, 2011, 12:44:02 PM
She would absolutely crush me... I don't think I could get it up for that.


She's got a face only a mother could love, that's for sure.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on January 19, 2011, 12:47:22 PM
I've read that outside the ring she is actually very sweet..and she knocked out that botched abortion, Bubba the Love Sponge. She's ok in my book.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on January 19, 2011, 12:54:15 PM
I've read that outside the ring she is actually very sweet..and she knocked out that botched abortion, Bubba the Love Sponge. She's ok in my book.

She's probably the nicest chick on the planet, but damn man... I just don't think I could.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: marcie999 on January 19, 2011, 09:52:47 PM
I've read that outside the ring she is actually very sweet..and she knocked out that botched abortion, Bubba the Love Sponge. She's ok in my book.

She was kewl in the Discovery series Body Challenge. A normal, big sweet girl with an interest in wrestling. She lost a lot of weight and the look into her home life was interesting.

I knew from her promo as Vixxen why the gimmick Awesome Kong has her not talking.

She didn't win on the show but they brought Chyna in for one episode and they wrestled together. I couldn't buy into the Kong gimmick after seeing her as a normal girl.

Good luck to her. Wouldn't Awesome Kong interfere with the Miz's gimmick anyway? A romantic angle maybe?

 8)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on January 20, 2011, 05:05:14 AM
I've read that outside the ring she is actually very sweet..and she knocked out that botched abortion, Bubba the Love Sponge. She's ok in my book.
That was funny as shit. Can you imagine this amazon woman knocking the shit out of bubba???


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on January 23, 2011, 07:39:25 PM
TNA Knockout Sarita has confirmed on her Facebook page that she recently signed a new 2 year deal with TNA.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on January 24, 2011, 10:27:37 AM
TNA Knockout Sarita has confirmed on her Facebook page that she recently signed a new 2 year deal with TNA.


Where's ODB now???


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: flexingtonsteele on January 28, 2011, 04:28:26 PM
TNA Knockout Sarita has confirmed on her Facebook page that she recently signed a new 2 year deal with TNA.



Shes getting pretty good.

Not hard on the eyes, entertaining and she can wrestle.

I like her.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on January 29, 2011, 08:16:06 AM
I think most of the TNA girls are better workers than the WWE ones by comparison.
I don’t know if the divas’ quality has diminished (overall), if the “Knockouts” are just that much better, or a combination of both.

Dave Finlay & Lance Storm had been training the WWE divas and did amazing jobs with quite a few of them.
I was awestruck at the improvements that Trish made.

As far as I know, Finlay is still in that role, but Lance left several years ago and has been running his own school up in Calgary.

I wish I knew who is working with the TNA girls - or are they seasoned before coming to the company?
I seem to remember Victoria helping train the girls when she was still in the Fed.
Whatever TNA is doing, I feel that they have an overall stronger women’s division.


And, they have nice tits, too.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: GraniteCityDon on January 29, 2011, 02:14:20 PM
For me TNA is a genuine disappointment. The crowds are so small i never feel like i can actually get into the show because theres no atmosphere (WWE have bigger crowds but dare i say they are worse?!). Theres just not the level of crowd reaction that i enjoyed during the attitude era, every shout, every scream was meant to be there but now there is almost nothing. Part of the excitement for me was hearing the pops and feeling like we were all on the same page and feeding off the energy.

The crying shame is that if Rock came back, the few people that remember his catchphrases would stay mute. But back to TNA...........

The recycled, evident lack of imagination approach they have employed is a joke. They may have the names but, come on, JJMMA! Kurt would demolish him, most people would walk through him in an MMA bout. I liked Steiners return but recycling the Mafia is not going to work. I dont feel as if there is anything i can point out that hasnt already been raised here but their 15 year old storylines wore out in 2001.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on January 31, 2011, 04:47:53 AM
I think most of the TNA girls are better workers than the WWE ones by comparison.
I don’t know if the divas’ quality has diminished (overall), if the “Knockouts” are just that much better, or a combination of both.

Dave Finlay & Lance Storm had been training the WWE divas and did amazing jobs with quite a few of them.
I was awestruck at the improvements that Trish made.

As far as I know, Finlay is still in that role, but Lance left several years ago and has been running his own school up in Calgary.

I wish I knew who is working with the TNA girls - or are they seasoned before coming to the company?
I seem to remember Victoria helping train the girls when she was still in the Fed.
Whatever TNA is doing, I feel that they have an overall stronger women’s division.


And, they have nice tits, too.
They are definately better schooled.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 03, 2011, 09:21:32 AM
How hurting is this....


According to SuperLuchas.net, Matt Hardy is reportedly trying to persuade TNA Wrestling officials to hire former WWE Diva Amy “Lita” Dumas so he can work a storyline with her.

During an interview last October, Dumas expressed interest in returning to the squared circle “for fun,” albeit not on a full-time basis. She was also broached on the subject of Hardy, to which she snarked, “Oh my god, what happened to that guy?”


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on February 08, 2011, 04:07:11 PM
Kurt Angle announced via Twitter that TNA is negotiating with his production company (North Shore Pictures) to potentially get into future movie making. 
"My production co. is talking to TNA to make TNA Films. It feels like a wonderful bond between TNA and NS productions. Great movies." 

source: @AngleFoods1


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 09, 2011, 05:05:47 AM
Kurt Angle announced via Twitter that TNA is negotiating with his production company (North Shore Pictures) to potentially get into future movie making. 
"My production co. is talking to TNA to make TNA Films. It feels like a wonderful bond between TNA and NS productions. Great movies." 

source: @AngleFoods1

Oh its true! Its damn true!  ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on February 09, 2011, 05:52:07 AM
Oh its true! Its damn true!  ;D


I've got to hand it to Kurt.

He tried his hand at sports/news broadcasting and flopped.
He passed up a plum opportunity from Vince while hot off the heels of his Olympic win.
All post-Olympic indications pointed to him becoming a nothing more than a H.S. gym teacher (although, in many places, gym teachers can make pretty decent money).

He's accomplished so much more than I think anyone - including himself - ever imagined possible.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 09, 2011, 07:43:40 AM

I've got to hand it to Kurt.

He tried his hand at sports/news broadcasting and flopped.
He passed up a plum opportunity from Vince while hot off the heels of his Olympic win.
All post-Olympic indications pointed to him becoming a nothing more than a H.S. gym teacher (although, in many places, gym teachers can make pretty decent money).

He's accomplished so much more than I think anyone - including himself - ever imagined possible.
I think WWE screwed up hard letting him go. He was a red hot heel who KNEW how to wrestle. In the end, politics won.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on February 09, 2011, 08:13:12 AM
What was the backstage reasons on why he left?

In original interviews (which I seldom believe, anyway) Kurt claimed his body couldn't handle wrestling anymore.
10 minutes later, he signed a huge contract with TNA.
5 minutes later he thanked Dixie for letting him work a lighter schedule.

I'm not doubting that; I just wonder ULTIMATELY how much lighter his schedule turned out to be down there.

I also wonder did Vince suspect at least the possibility that Kurt would go to TNA?

I mean, I'm not suggesting anything either way, here - I honestly have no idea what exactly went down.
You know a person who's a lot closer to the situation.
Ever hear anything?
 ???


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 09, 2011, 08:26:26 AM
What was the backstage reasons on why he left?

In original interviews (which I seldom believe, anyway) Kurt claimed his body couldn't handle wrestling anymore.
10 minutes later, he signed a huge contract with TNA.
5 minutes later he thanked Dixie for letting him work a lighter schedule.

I'm not doubting that; I just wonder ULTIMATELY how much lighter his schedule turned out to be down there.

I also wonder did Vince suspect at least the possibility that Kurt would go to TNA?

I mean, I'm not suggesting anything either way, here - I honestly have no idea what exactly went down.
You know a person who's a lot closer to the situation.
Ever hear anything?
 ???
He didn't get along with Triple H who had massive backstage stroke on storylines backstage. Angle was slated to win the World title at PPV (Forgot which one) and Triple H cried to the powers that be in the back that Angle was too "small" and not over enough.
Angle let his contract expire and was gone. Vince let him go not realizing that Dixie would shell out the money it took to sign him. He was making 1 mill per year with WWE and Carter signed him for 650,000 per year for wrestling three times a week.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on February 09, 2011, 04:09:52 PM
He didn't get along with Triple H who had massive backstage stroke on storylines backstage. Angle was slated to win the World title at PPV (Forgot which one) and Triple H cried to the powers that be in the back that Angle was too "small" and not over enough.
Angle let his contract expire and was gone. Vince let him go not realizing that Dixie would shell out the money it took to sign him. He was making 1 mill per year with WWE and Carter signed him for 650,000 per year for wrestling three times a week.


Okay.
It wasn't ALL bullshit, then.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 10, 2011, 05:14:50 AM

Okay.
It wasn't ALL bullshit, then.
Ha ha ha...

Son Monty, "Where are your gold medals?"  ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on February 10, 2011, 01:25:14 PM
Ha ha ha...

Son Monty, "Where are your gold medals?"  ;D


LOL!!!
 :D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 11, 2011, 05:31:25 AM
Want my advise for TNA? Ressurect Angle with Benjeman & Haas and have them form a faction. The three where always good together and are good friends in real life making in ring work easy.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on February 11, 2011, 05:44:30 AM
Want my advise for TNA? Ressurect Angle with Benjeman & Haas and have them form a faction. The three where always good together and are good friends in real life making in ring work easy.

x2..... sometimes just the simplest storylines are the best.  They try to contrive stuff too much these days.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on February 11, 2011, 06:37:18 AM
I'm a total mark for Benjamin/Haas.
They are one of the last, great, TRUE tag-teams.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on February 11, 2011, 08:13:20 AM
Caught the end of the TNA show, last night.

In a tag match between Jarrett & Hardy and Angle & Styles, Angle spends the whole match chasing Jarrett around to no avail. Finally AJ catches Jarrett with a flying elbow type move and gets the pin.

With Jarrett lying helpless in the middle of the ring, what does Angle do? Nothing! He and Styles both turn their backs on Jarrett and raise their arms in victory. Jarrett proceeds to get up, hit them in the balls from behind, then lay both of them out with his finisher.

I don't see the point in making your top faces look like complete idiots, but that's TNA.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 11, 2011, 10:03:18 AM
Caught the end of the TNA show, last night.

In a tag match between Jarrett & Hardy and Angle & Styles, Angle spends the whole match chasing Jarrett around to no avail. Finally AJ catches Jarrett with a flying elbow type move and gets the pin.

With Jarrett lying helpless in the middle of the ring, what does Angle do? Nothing! He and Styles both turn their backs on Jarrett and raise their arms in victory. Jarrett proceeds to get up, hit them in the balls from behind, then lay both of them out with his finisher.

I don't see the point in making your top faces look like complete idiots, but that's TNA.
i think the reason for that is because Angle is battling an injury right now. Thus the subtle movement.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on February 11, 2011, 11:36:23 AM
i think the reason for that is because Angle is battling an injury right now. Thus the subtle movement.

It was the whole lack of logic. You wanna kill a guy, but, when you finally get your chance, you turn your back and give him a free shot. Even if Angle is hurt, creative should've come up with an ending that didn't make him look like a moron. The purpose of the match was to promote a ppv. Why pay money and chance his doing the same stupid sh!t.?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on February 11, 2011, 12:03:19 PM
It was the whole lack of logic. You wanna kill a guy, but, when you finally get your chance, you turn your back and give him a free shot. Even if Angle is hurt, creative should've come up with an ending that didn't make him look like a moron. The purpose of the match was to promote a ppv. Why pay money and chance his doing the same stupid sh!t.?

You touch on something, imo, that has been a weak point for "creative" for a long, long time in all feds.  It's as if they don't get the "big blowoff" thing where something builds and builds and then you get the payoff at a main event.  Example in that scenario, even if you have Jarrett job, he needs to get out of the ring asap, have someone do a run-in, etc...  Building TRUE heat takes time, but it also has to be done in a way to get the crowd to just be DYING to see the heel get his comeupance.....


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 11, 2011, 12:27:04 PM
You touch on something, imo, that has been a weak point for "creative" for a long, long time in all feds.  It's as if they don't get the "big blowoff" thing where something builds and builds and then you get the payoff at a main event.  Example in that scenario, even if you have Jarrett job, he needs to get out of the ring asap, have someone do a run-in, etc...  Building TRUE heat takes time, but it also has to be done in a way to get the crowd to just be DYING to see the heel get his comeupance.....
You notice how WWE is trying to transform Jack Swagger into there version of Kurt Angle?  ;)

Notice how creative told him to use an ankle lock?  ;)

Notice how he wrestles in a signlet.  ;)

Notice the promos that mimic his achievments?  ;)

Pathetic...there is one Kurt Angle.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on February 11, 2011, 12:31:13 PM
You notice how WWE is trying to transform Jack Swagger into there version of Kurt Angle?  ;)

Notice how creative told him to use an ankle lock?  ;)

Notice how he wrestles in a signlet.  ;)

Notice the promos that mimic his achievments?  ;)

Pathetic...there is one Kurt Angle.

And that is their major problem...start letting these guys be who they are and you will get a star or two to rise to the top....it has proven over and over and over again to be the way to go......very few exceptions to that rule.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 11, 2011, 12:37:35 PM
And that is their major problem...start letting these guys be who they are and you will get a star or two to rise to the top....it has proven over and over and over again to be the way to go......very few exceptions to that rule.
It worked for Austin & the Rock.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on February 11, 2011, 12:46:42 PM
It worked for Austin & the Rock.

Think of the best performers in the last 20yrs and almost all of them are that way.....Undertaker being an exception....but only kinda, as i don't think it was a big stretch for him...

Rock, Austin, Michaels, HHH, Flair, Hogan, Arn, Savage in WWF, Hall in nWo, Bret Hart, Jake Roberts,  etc... ALL of these guys when they were on top were basically just being themselves......and that is just off the top of my head....we could name all day long.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 11, 2011, 01:14:26 PM
Think of the best performers in the last 20yrs and almost all of them are that way.....Undertaker being an exception....but only kinda, as i don't think it was a big stretch for him...

Rock, Austin, Michaels, HHH, Flair, Hogan, Arn, Savage in WWF, Hall in nWo, Bret Hart, Jake Roberts,  etc... ALL of these guys when they were on top were basically just being themselves......and that is just off the top of my head....we could name all day long.
Problem is creative tells them what to do. Scott Steiner said that was one of the main reasons he asked for an early contract release. Because he couldn't take it anymore. He said they would tell you how to act, what to say in a promo. You read your promo off a cube card.
In WCW they let him run on his own with the Big Pappa Pump gimmick and it worked. He was way better in WCW then in the WWE.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on February 11, 2011, 01:22:04 PM
Problem is creative tells them what to do. Scott Steiner said that was one of the main reasons he asked for an early contract release. Because he couldn't take it anymore. He said they would tell you how to act, what to say in a promo. You read your promo off a cube card.
In WCW they let him run on his own with the Big Pappa Pump gimmick and it worked. He was way better in WCW then in the WWE.

He is another great example..... Angle, Edge, etc... it goes on and on that when they were allowed to step out, the excelled.  I'm afraid some of these younger guys don't have that confidence that the last generation got from working in other territories and knowing what worked and didn't work.  New guys HAVE to rely on creative because they have no experience to pull from.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 11, 2011, 01:42:47 PM
He is another great example..... Angle, Edge, etc... it goes on and on that when they were allowed to step out, the excelled.  I'm afraid some of these younger guys don't have that confidence that the last generation got from working in other territories and knowing what worked and didn't work.  New guys HAVE to rely on creative because they have no experience to pull from.
And what really makes me laugh is you have good talent like Daniel Bryan and they send him to OVW......are you kidding me??? He wrestles better than 90 percent of the WWE roster. Ricky Steamboat is smart IMO because he not only sent his son around to different schools in North America, he sent him to Japan to train too so when he does debut, he is not soley OVW / WWE born and bread. One style, one dimensional. That's the WWE way now a days. Brutal.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on February 11, 2011, 02:02:38 PM
And what really makes me laugh is you have good talent like Daniel Bryan and they send him to OVW......are you kidding me??? He wrestles better than 90 percent of the WWE roster. Ricky Steamboat is smart IMO because he not only sent his son around to different schools in North America, he sent him to Japan to train too so when he does debut, he is not soley OVW / WWE born and bread. One style, one dimensional. That's the WWE way now a days. Brutal.

I didn;t know that about Steamboat.....that was a GREAT idea that will pay off for his son in the long run.  I think the WWE really missed the boat on all of those 2nd generation guys, except Orton.  They had ready made feuds, bring in their dads for promos and heat, etc.... and I don't think they utilized it properly.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 11, 2011, 02:10:59 PM
I didn;t know that about Steamboat.....that was a GREAT idea that will pay off for his son in the long run.  I think the WWE really missed the boat on all of those 2nd generation guys, except Orton.  They had ready made feuds, bring in their dads for promos and heat, etc.... and I don't think they utilized it properly.
Apparently Richie Steamboat is being trained by Steamboat himself, Arn Anderson and Dean Malenko. Add the Japan style of training on top of that. Should be good.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on February 11, 2011, 02:23:26 PM
Apparently Richie Steamboat is being trained by Steamboat himself, Arn Anderson and Dean Malenko. Add the Japan style of training on top of that. Should be good.


LOL!!
Years ago, I looked into training at Dean Malenko's wrestling school in Tampa.
However, I soon learned that Dean actually had very little to do with the school other than having his name attached to it.
His assistant informed me that Dean primarily worked as a road agent for the Fed at the time, but that "qualified" instructors were on hand to train the students.

Steamboat Jr. will do well to study directly under Dean.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 11, 2011, 02:50:25 PM

LOL!!
Years ago, I looked into training at Dean Malenko's wrestling school in Tampa.
However, I soon learned that Dean actually had very little to do with the school other than having his name attached to it.
His assistant informed me that Dean primarily worked as a road agent for the Fed at the time, but that "qualified" instructors were on hand to train the students.

Steamboat Jr. will do well to study directly under Dean.
I am more interested in seeing how his Japanese training goes. I sure do miss seeing the old school Japanese arm drags delivered by wome of the greats over the years.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on February 11, 2011, 03:17:59 PM
Steamboat, Arn and Dean.....that is quite a team to train anyone.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on February 14, 2011, 05:39:00 AM
Against All Odds 2011 Results

1. X-Division Championship Match: Kazarian © defeated Robbie E with his Fade to Black inverted tombstone piledriver. The original match was supposed to be Max Buck vs. Jeremy Buck vs. Robbie E. in a three-way match for the number one contendership to the X-Division championship, but both members of Generation Me were unable to make it to the show due to bad weather.

2. Scott Steiner and Beer Money, Inc. (James Storm and Robert Roode) defeated Immortal (Rob Terry, Gunner, and Murphy) via a top rope Frankensteiner from Scott Steiner. AJ Styles sat in on commentary.

3. Samoa Joe defeated D'Angelo Dinero by submission with a rear naked choke. After the match, Pope begs Joe for a handshake, only to assault him.

4. Last Knockout Standing match for the TNA Women's Knockout Championship: Madison Rayne © defeated Mickie James after interference from Tara and a shot to the head with brass knuckles.

- Matt Morgan came to the ring and called out Hernandez, demanding an excuse. Hernandez puts Morgan and "white America" on alert that this is now a Hispanic America, and that Morgan needs to get out of his country. Hernandez then low blows Morgan and leaves him laying with a death valley driver.

5. Rob Van Dam defeated "Cold Blooded" Matt Hardy with the Five Star Frog Splash.

6. Street Fight: Bully Ray defeated Brother Devon. Devon's sons were originally scheduled to be on Devon's team in the match, but Devon forbid them from participating. They came to the ring anyway, which lead to Bully Ray handcuffing Devon to the corner and beating up the sons, kicking one in the face and pinning him to win the match. After the match, Ray made Devon watch as he powerbombed one of his sons through a table.

7. Jeff Jarrett defeated Kurt Angle by reversing an ankle lock reversal into a pinfall. There were tons of false finishes, including a low blow into the Stroke as well as a steel chair shot to the face from Jarrett. Angle made Jarrett tap out to a grapevine ankle lock late in the match, but the referee was distracted by Karen Jarrett and didn't see it. Per the pre-match stipulations, Angle must now give Karen Jarrett away at her wedding on the 3/3 edition of iMPACT! After the match, Angle took off his boots and left them in the ring, a signal that he is done with pro wrestling.

8. Ladder Match for the TNA World Championship: Jeff Hardy defeated Mr. Anderson © to become the new TNA World Champion.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on February 14, 2011, 05:56:01 AM
oh my...


Wrestling Observer: Nash told friends that he signed the contract (he got a significant pay cut because TNA said they couldn’t afford his old deal), even though he wasn’t happy with the money. He then got the WWE offer, and asked Carter for a release. She said No, and he said that he would go public with things he knows about the company, whatever that would be, so she agreed to give him the release and even let him do the Rumble.
 


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 14, 2011, 06:01:27 AM
oh my...


Wrestling Observer: Nash told friends that he signed the contract (he got a significant pay cut because TNA said they couldn’t afford his old deal), even though he wasn’t happy with the money. He then got the WWE offer, and asked Carter for a release. She said No, and he said that he would go public with things he knows about the company, whatever that would be, so she agreed to give him the release and even let him do the Rumble.
 

I believe it.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 14, 2011, 06:09:20 AM
Mr. Anderson’s reign as TNA World Heavyweight Champion came to an end last night at Against All Odds as he lost the title to Jeff Hardy in a Ladder Match. Anderson obtained the belt from Hardy last month at Genesis.

The TNA World Heavyweight Champion is scheduled to return to court this Wednesday to face a variety of charges relating to his September 2009 arrest on charges of trafficking in controlled prescription pills and possession of anabolic steroids. A search of his North Carolina residence yielded 262 Vicodin prescription pills, 180 soma prescription pills, 555 milliliters of anabolic steroids, a residual amount of powder cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on February 14, 2011, 06:28:33 AM
I really don't understand why TNA would put the world title on someone facing all those serious charges......


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 14, 2011, 07:06:42 AM
I really don't understand why TNA would put the world title on someone facing all those serious charges......
He can put on a phenomenal show. That's probably why. Swanton bombs from way above 30 feet high, etc. It's his outside childish behavior that is the problem.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on February 14, 2011, 07:08:56 AM
He can put on a phenomenal show. That's probably why. Swanton bombs from way above 30 feet high, etc. It's his outside childish behavior that is the problem.

And thats it.  It's all great and well to maybe keep him on your roster, but everytime he's in court, its going to be mentioned that he is the "TNA champion" etc....  just not at all how I would want my organization to be represented to the public.  Seems very bush league at best.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 14, 2011, 07:14:47 AM
And thats it.  It's all great and well to maybe keep him on your roster, but everytime he's in court, its going to be mentioned that he is the "TNA champion" etc....  just not at all how I would want my organization to be represented to the public.  Seems very bush league at best.
IMO I think h'll get a fine and maybe some community service. The guy was stupid to have done that in the first place,. It hurt his image.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on February 14, 2011, 07:21:04 AM
IMO I think h'll get a fine and maybe some community service. The guy was stupid to have done that in the first place,. It hurt his image.

i agree.  Probably not much is going to happen, but what a moron.....and to entrust him carrying your promotions banner is idiotic.  If his decision making process is that screwed up, just think what he is capable of?  He could totally ruin their name and product....


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 14, 2011, 07:25:04 AM
i agree.  Probably not much is going to happen, but what a moron.....and to entrust him carrying your promotions banner is idiotic.  If his decision making process is that screwed up, just think what he is capable of?  He could totally ruin their name and product....
He's a typical druggie. Coke, Haroin, crack, pills, pills and more pills.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on February 14, 2011, 07:35:00 AM
He's a typical druggie. Coke, Haroin, crack, pills, pills and more pills.

Yep, very likely to be found in some skanks trailer dead of an OD.....and just imagine what that would do to TNA?  they are just idiots for putting him on top to represent the company right now...


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 14, 2011, 07:49:57 AM
Yep, very likely to be found in some skanks trailer dead of an OD.....and just imagine what that would do to TNA?  they are just idiots for putting him on top to represent the company right now...
It wouldn't surprise me one bit if he of all people dropped dead.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on February 17, 2011, 04:47:56 PM
Amongst TNA Wrestling officials, there has been talk of changing the focus from "big name" veteran stars of yesteryear to the younger performers in the organization.

One source stated that the members of Fortune—AJ Styles, James Storm, Robert Roode and Kazarian—would be among the top babyfaces in the company and that "it would be interesting to see" what happens when the contracts of Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair come due. However, the source added that while creative is behind the proposition, plans could easily change.

The source feels that Impact's ratings in the coming weeks will be the deciding factor in whether the company begins focusing on younger talents.

"The key is the ratings," the source stated. "[Dixie Carter] panics when the ratings dip. If it moves two points, she'll panic."

The source explained that if Impact's ratings fall one point as they did last week (from a 1.3 to a 1.2), the company's creative direction stays course. However, the feeling is that Carter tends to overreact when the ratings slide down two points.

http://www.pwtorch.com/


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on February 17, 2011, 07:15:07 PM
Why are they giving away Hardy-RVD away on free tv?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on February 17, 2011, 07:19:51 PM
Why are they giving away Hardy-RVD away on free tv?


It almost seems like they're sacrificing PPV buys to save the TV ratings.
I don't know which is better at this point.
 :-\


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on February 17, 2011, 07:21:53 PM

It almost seems like they're sacrificing PPV buys to save the TV ratings.
I don't know which is better at this point.
 :-\
Who is in charge of this sh...oh yeah


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on February 17, 2011, 07:33:37 PM
Who is in charge of this sh...oh yeah


More important: who okay's it?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on February 17, 2011, 07:44:10 PM

More important: who okay's it?
No idea...I've said this before, but I think one problem is that Dixie has no experience in pro wrestling. If Russo, Bischoff or whoever come up to her and say something will be great, well they had success in WCW and WWE so it must be awesome..She seems to be very intelligent and a good businesswoman so maybe I'm wrong.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on February 17, 2011, 07:49:45 PM
No idea...I've said this before, but I think one problem is that Dixie has no experience in pro wrestling. If Russo, Bischoff or whoever come up to her and say something will be great, well they had success in WCW and WWE so it must be awesome..She seems to be very intelligent and a good businesswoman so maybe I'm wrong.


Yep.
And, I wrote a few months ago that she needs to pay attention to the ratings.
THAT, ultimately, tells you if things are working.

It sounds as if she's mindful of those numbers, and if that's the case, I think she's got at least one foot in the right direction.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 18, 2011, 05:12:33 AM
Why are they giving away Hardy-RVD away on free tv?
To attract more viewers maybe?



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on February 18, 2011, 10:15:21 AM
if anyone watched last night hernadez the big mexican dude really screwed up on the border toss to doug williams, it looked like he landed on his head.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on February 18, 2011, 10:20:10 AM
To attract more viewers maybe?




LOL!!!
Smart-ass!
 ;D ;D


The point Mass & I were considering was that the match was maybe too good for TV and should've been reserved for a PPV.
But, conversely, you can't save ALL of your good matches for PPV's because TV spots are extremely important, too; what with advertising, sponsorships, general marketing, etc.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 18, 2011, 10:29:18 AM

LOL!!!
Smart-ass!
 ;D ;D


The point Mass & I were considering was that the match was maybe too good for TV and should've been reserved for a PPV.
But, conversely, you can't save ALL of your good matches for PPV's because TV spots are extremely important, too; what with advertising, sponsorships, general marketing, etc.


Actually Monty I was being serious. Maybe TNA is using Jeff Hardy & RVD knowing they can put on a great match just to sway viewers.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on February 18, 2011, 10:34:34 AM
Actually Monty I was being serious. Maybe TNA is using Jeff Hardy & RVD knowing they can put on a great match just to sway viewers.


I know.
I just literally laughed out loud at the bluntness of the response.
That was good!
 ;)

If TNA develops their newer guys more than WWE is developing theirs, they won't have to "save" good matches/angles for special events.
The only negative I can see in the Fed bringing back guys like Rock & Austin (in whatever capacity) is that it makes me wonder if they're giving up on the current young guys - to a degree.
More than likely - and I would hope - it's to buy them some time to work more with the less-experienced talent, and even providing them with some guidance from the guys who've been to the top.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on February 18, 2011, 11:27:10 AM

I know.
I just literally laughed out loud at the bluntness of the response.
That was good!
 ;)

If TNA develops their newer guys more than WWE is developing theirs, they won't have to "save" good matches/angles for special events.
The only negative I can see in the Fed bringing back guys like Rock & Austin (in whatever capacity) is that it makes me wonder if they're giving up on the current young guys - to a degree.
More than likely - and I would hope - it's to buy them some time to work more with the less-experienced talent, and even providing them with some guidance from the guys who've been to the top.
I think its more that the new guys simply don't have what it takes. Like youmentioned before, when Rock cut his promo, I sure hope the entire locker room was watching very closely.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on February 18, 2011, 12:07:35 PM
TNA really has a nice window to succeed.  No need to try to do everything at once, just focus on the younger guys and as the stars in WWE retire, they can hope to capture some of the fans.  That is really the only way I see them being able to "compete" with the WWE.

On a side note, I ranted about the stupid ring they started with and thankfully they no longer have it.... not sure they would be willing to do it, but the next step should be to change the freakin name....TNA.....yeah, really classy and what casual parents want their kids tuning into.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on February 18, 2011, 12:08:43 PM
TNA really has a nice window to succeed.  No need to try to do everything at once, just focus on the younger guys and as the stars in WWE retire, they can hope to capture some of the fans.  That is really the only way I see them being able to "compete" with the WWE.

On a side note, I ranted about the stupid ring they started with and thankfully they no longer have it.... not sure they would be willing to do it, but the next step should be to change the freakin name....TNA.....yeah, really classy and what casual parents want their kids tuning into.

Well, It's Total Nonstop Action... If people want to associate "TNA" with some kind of sexual innuendo, that's not their fault.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on February 18, 2011, 12:12:50 PM
Well, It's Total Nonstop Action... If people want to associate "TNA" with some kind of sexual innuendo, that's not their fault.

 ;D  Yeah, when the general population hears someone say "did you watch TNA last night?", the first thing they think of is "total nonstop action...."

It was bad marketing to begin with, but I'm not sure they would be willing to do anything about it now.




Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on February 18, 2011, 02:06:41 PM
TNA really has a nice window to succeed.  No need to try to do everything at once, just focus on the younger guys and as the stars in WWE retire, they can hope to capture some of the fans.  That is really the only way I see them being able to "compete" with the WWE.

On a side note, I ranted about the stupid ring they started with and thankfully they no longer have it.... not sure they would be willing to do it, but the next step should be to change the freakin name....TNA.....yeah, really classy and what casual parents want their kids tuning into.

TNA has had plenty of time to climb through that window and has continuallly failed to do so, as evidenced by its stagnant ratings. The reality is that their product has gotten progressively worse. It's 2011 and they're still pushing Jeff Jarrett as a top heel!

At this point, I'd be perfectly happy to see TNA go belly up and have another company, one without Bischoff and Russo, step up and be the alternative to WWE.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on February 18, 2011, 02:09:29 PM
TNA has had plenty of time to climb through that window and has continuallly failed to do so, as evidenced by its stagnant ratings. The reality is that their product has gotten progressively worse. It's 2011 and they're still pushing Jeff Jarrett as a top heel!

At this point, I'd be perfectly happy to see TNA go belly up and have another company, one without Bischoff and Russo, step up and be the alternative to WWE.

I wouldn't mind that at all.  And I agree, they have not taken the opportunity that they had up until now. And if bringing back Rock is any indication, it seems VKM is going to start making some changes.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on February 18, 2011, 02:28:18 PM
I wouldn't mind that at all.  And I agree, they have not taken the opportunity that they had up until now. And if bringing back Rock is any indication, it seems VKM is going to start making some changes.




TNA should have attacked WWE while they were down.
They really missed the boat, there.
I do suspect the returns of the Rock & Austin are a catalyst for a major product overhaul.

If Dixie could not capitalize on Vince's weakest spell, it'll be 1,000x tougher to beat the Fed on its upswing.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on February 18, 2011, 02:48:08 PM

TNA should have attacked WWE while they were down.
They really missed the boat, there.
I do suspect the returns of the Rock & Austin are a catalyst for a major product overhaul.

If Dixie could not capitalize on Vince's weakest spell, it'll be 1,000x tougher to beat the Fed on its upswing.

A 2 month spurt where the Rock and austin do something with the WWE is not an "upswing".

Let's be real here... Dixie's product isn't awesome, but it's better than Vince's as a whole right now.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on February 18, 2011, 03:19:14 PM
A 2 month spurt where the Rock and austin do something with the WWE is not an "upswing".

Let's be real here... Dixie's product isn't awesome, but it's better than Vince's as a whole right now.


I'm referring to the potential upswing we may see, assuming this marks the groundplans for such a change.

TNA should have pounced the Fed during its shit-spell.
But, they couldn't even compete with WWE head-to-head on Monday nights.
Even with lousy programming, Vince chased TNA right back to Thursday's.

If Vince starts gaining momentum, TNA's competitive chances look even weaker.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on February 19, 2011, 07:06:46 PM
To attract more viewers maybe?


Rating:
1.13, the lowest of 2011


-- Peak rating: 1.21 rating in Q3 (Joe-Pope segment, X Division match)

-- Low point: 1.05 rating in Q7 (video packages and vignettes)

-- Opening Segment: 1.17 rating in Q1

-- Main Event TNA Title match: 1.10 rating in Q8

-- Knockouts match: 1.15 rating in Q6 (Beautiful People vs. Sarita & Rosita)
 


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on February 26, 2011, 07:57:08 AM
TMZ.com is reporting that Angelina Pivarnick, the former cast member of MTV's "Jersey Shore" who debuted with TNA at last night's Impact taping, had a "cocktail" before her match with Robbie E and Cookie. The story notes, "Angelina from "Jersey Shore" was SO terrified of getting her ass whooped during her wrestling debut yesterday -- she tells TMZ, she downed a cocktail and popped an energy pill before getting in the ring."


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on February 26, 2011, 11:15:21 AM
According to Diva-Fiva.com, TNA Knockout Madison Rayne recently got married.
The TNA Grappler has changed her name to Ashley Simmons-Cabot.


(http://diva-fiva.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Madison-Rayne-Wedding-2.png)

(http://diva-fiva.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Madison-Rayne-Wedding-3.png)



In other news...

Velvet Sky is still saving herself for me!!
 8)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on March 03, 2011, 05:00:41 PM
The following is a new message from the official Facebook account of Shark Boy:

"I have officially requested and been granted my release from TNA Wrestling. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at TNA for giving me the opportunity to perform in front of their audience since the very early days of the company. Thanks especially to the great TNA fans who have given me their support throughout the past eight years... Now on to the next chapter!"


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: wes mantooth on March 03, 2011, 09:14:13 PM
why? the fake stone cold gimmick wasnt working?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on March 03, 2011, 09:17:06 PM

I'm referring to the potential upswing we may see, assuming this marks the groundplans for such a change.

TNA should have pounced the Fed during its shit-spell.
But, they couldn't even compete with WWE head-to-head on Monday nights.
Even with lousy programming, Vince chased TNA right back to Thursday's.

If Vince starts gaining momentum, TNA's competitive chances look even weaker.

No way TNA does better than Vince while on spike TV.

The only worse station to be stuck on is Versus.

:)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: ckanyon99 on March 04, 2011, 11:37:59 AM
This is sherman tank

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ5oIyjiDpo

After listening to this guy talk he said he had a tryout with TNA wrestling.
Watch this clip this guy stinks badly.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on March 15, 2011, 10:56:55 AM
Daffney announced today via Twitter that she has filed a workman's compensation claim against TNA, stemming from issues following her concussion.

In asking around, I was told by a few workers that there were issues between Daffney and the company over how her medical expenses were being covered after she suffered a really bad concussion taking a bump through a barbed wire board, which is why she hasn't been used of late by the company. This issue had been brewing for some time.

In her statement, Daffney noted that her TNA deal officially expires today. TNA removed her from the company roster on their website yesterday. She also noted that she was instructed by her lawyer not to say anything additional.

When reached today, TNA's Steven Godfrey stated that the company does not comment publicly on personnel matters.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on March 15, 2011, 11:11:25 AM
TMZ.com is reporting that Angelina Pivarnick, the former cast member of MTV's "Jersey Shore" who debuted with TNA at last night's Impact taping, had a "cocktail" before her match with Robbie E and Cookie. The story notes, "Angelina from "Jersey Shore" was SO terrified of getting her ass whooped during her wrestling debut yesterday -- she tells TMZ, she downed a cocktail and popped an energy pill before getting in the ring."

Wow.....wow.....what is the world wrestling business coming to?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on March 15, 2011, 11:25:09 AM
Wow.....wow.....what is the world wrestling business coming to?


Even Jake was shaking his head at this one!
 :D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on March 15, 2011, 11:54:40 AM

Even Jake was shaking his head at this one!
 :D
Whilst chopping rails


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on March 15, 2011, 11:59:10 AM
Whilst chopping rails


...and muttering to himself, "Kids these days..."



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on March 15, 2011, 12:19:06 PM

...and muttering to himself, "Kids these days..."


His tolerance to drugs and alcohol is amazing. If anyone should have dropped dead in that long list of deaths, he should have been on it by rule of thumb.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on March 15, 2011, 12:24:58 PM
His tolerance to drugs and alcohol is amazing. If anyone should have dropped dead in that long list of deaths, he should have been on it by rule of thumb.


Forget Hogan.
WWF should have dubbed Jake "The Immortal!"


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on March 16, 2011, 03:57:06 AM

Forget Hogan.
WWF should have dubbed Jake "The Immortal!"
Road Warrior Animal said that when he roomed with Jake and Road Warrior Hawk back in the early eighties when they were with GCW, he said he never seen more marajuana, Jack Daniels and cocaine in his life. 2 months was all he could take and he had to leave and get his own room.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on March 16, 2011, 04:05:20 AM
Road Warrior Animal said that when he roomed with Jake and Road Warrior Hawk back in the early eighties when they were with GCW, he said he never seen more marajuana, Jack Daniels and cocaine in his life. 2 months was all he could take and he had to leave and get his own room.


I'm looking forward to Animal's book.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on March 16, 2011, 04:07:08 AM
In what would otherwise have been a minor spoiler, Hulk Hogan made a "tsunami" reference at last night's TNA Impact tapings, and he has since apologized for the remark by posting the following on Twitter:

"It will never air. It's already cut out, but when you're cutting promos old school and not following a script like other robots with no skills, sometimes you make mistakes. I'm sorry, I was on a roll and made a mistake. Nothing but love and total respect for Japan, but you guys already know that. I totally apologize."

You can read more at Twitter.com/HulkHogan4Real


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on March 16, 2011, 05:08:39 AM
In what would otherwise have been a minor spoiler, Hulk Hogan made a "tsunami" reference at last night's TNA Impact tapings, and he has since apologized for the remark by posting the following on Twitter:

"It will never air. It's already cut out, but when you're cutting promos old school and not following a script like other robots with no skills, sometimes you make mistakes. I'm sorry, I was on a roll and made a mistake. Nothing but love and total respect for Japan, but you guys already know that. I totally apologize."

You can read more at Twitter.com/HulkHogan4Real

Ranks right up there with teh "O.J." remark during his divorce. In the end, he meant nothing by it but of course he'll get critisized for it. Never mind the hundreds and thousands of hours of charity work and hospitals of sick children that he's visited.  ::)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on March 16, 2011, 02:34:30 PM
TMZ.com reported that Angelina Pivarnick had some harsh words to say about Snooki's appearance on WWE Raw this past Monday night.
Pivarnick told TMZ that Snooki is "a fat troll who should never wear those shorts ... or be in a wrestling ring."


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on March 16, 2011, 07:06:32 PM
TMZ.com reported that Angelina Pivarnick had some harsh words to say about Snooki's appearance on WWE Raw this past Monday night.
Pivarnick told TMZ that Snooki is "a fat troll who should never wear those shorts ... or be in a wrestling ring."
who?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Fallsview on March 16, 2011, 11:19:10 PM
Jeff Hardy was found passed out in a bathroom before his match with Sting.  He's going to be facing his charges in NC and his lawyer has said he will be pleading guilty to some of the charges.  WHAT A "CHARLIE SHEEN" TRAIN WRECK!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on March 17, 2011, 01:45:14 AM
who?


TNA has been using her in a capacity somewhat similar to how WWE is using Snooki.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on March 17, 2011, 03:55:08 AM
who?
Another dumbass Jersey SHore broad that they are probably paying ten grand for an appearance instead of giving that bonus to A.J. Styles who works his ass off.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on March 17, 2011, 12:45:20 PM
Another dumbass Jersey SHore broad that they are probably paying ten grand for an appearance instead of giving that bonus to A.J. Styles who works his ass off.

Another dumbass Jersey SHore broad that they are probably paying ten grand for an appearance instead of giving that bonus to A.J. Styles who works his ass off.

Another dumbass Jersey SHore broad that they are probably paying ten grand for an appearance instead of giving that bonus to A.J. Styles who works his ass off.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on March 17, 2011, 05:11:14 PM
TNA star Kurt Angle has posted the following on Twitter:
"I love Jeff Hardy as a wrestler and a man. He is talented and works harder than anyone. I hope he can turn it around and overcome obstacles. Jeff, you are in my thoughts and prayers. You always have a friend you can go to. God bless."


Hulk Hogan made the following comments on his Twitter page:
"No I'll never give up on Jeff he is a really good person with a good heart. HH"


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on March 18, 2011, 03:47:51 AM
TNA star Kurt Angle has posted the following on Twitter:
"I love Jeff Hardy as a wrestler and a man. He is talented and works harder than anyone. I hope he can turn it around and overcome obstacles. Jeff, you are in my thoughts and prayers. You always have a friend you can go to. God bless."


Hulk Hogan made the following comments on his Twitter page:
"No I'll never give up on Jeff he is a really good person with a good heart. HH"
I think they're just being politically correct.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on March 18, 2011, 04:27:27 AM
I think they're just being politically correct.


Oh, I agree.
I simply equate their comments to those of a company's PR department.
It's just the appropriate thing to say given the circumstances.

I wonder what Sting would like to "tweet."



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on March 18, 2011, 05:39:39 AM

Oh, I agree.
I simply equate their comments to those of a company's PR department.
It's just the appropriate thing to say given the circumstances.

I wonder what Sting would like to "tweet."


Sting supposedly was really quiet...more quiet then his normal self and visably upset when they went backstage.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on March 18, 2011, 07:27:51 AM
tuned in to last nights show could only last 50 minutes was very painful to watch. 50 minutes of show ten seconds of ring action a knockouts match that lasted ten seconds. why does hogan think we want to watch talking non-stop? why even bother setting up a ring. south park was pretty close in depicting a current wrestling show.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on March 18, 2011, 07:33:10 AM
tuned in to last nights show could only last 50 minutes was very painful to watch. 50 minutes of show ten seconds of ring action a knockouts match that lasted ten seconds. why does hogan think we want to watch talking non-stop? why even bother setting up a ring. south park was pretty close in depicting a current wrestling show.
Its not Hogan. He's only working with the "lousy poker hand" he was delt. Just like a football NFL coach who has a shit team. In the end, its Dixie Carter's call as to how much she is willing to go to sign talant.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on March 18, 2011, 07:55:47 AM
tuned in to last nights show could only last 50 minutes was very painful to watch. 50 minutes of show ten seconds of ring action a knockouts match that lasted ten seconds. why does hogan think we want to watch talking non-stop? why even bother setting up a ring. south park was pretty close in depicting a current wrestling show.

Really?

I thought the 4 way match was very well done... Probably better than anything I've seen on WWE television in a LONG time.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on March 18, 2011, 09:42:36 AM
Really?

I thought the 4 way match was very well done... Probably better than anything I've seen on WWE television in a LONG time.
but how much time was spent on in ring action, as i said the first 50 minutes had ten seconds of ring action it's tna wrestling aka total non-stop action wrestling not total non-stop babble fire bishoff and bring back christopher daniels, sharkboy and the rest.you got ink inc, beer money hernandez matt morgan samoa joe kurt angle  and on and on use them or hire some actual creative people.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on March 18, 2011, 09:46:37 AM
but how much time was spent on in ring action, as i said the first 50 minutes had ten seconds of ring action it's tna wrestling aka total non-stop action wrestling not total non-stop babble fire bishoff and bring back christopher daniels, sharkboy and the rest.you got ink inc, beer money hernandez matt morgan samoa joe kurt angle  and on and on use them or hire some actual creative people.
at about the 40 minute mark you could see a 11 to 12 year old kid in the audience he had his head hanging from boredom his father tried to wake him up but he was drained from the total non-stop talking. i hung on for another ten minutes and then put on several awa matches which were free on demand this month.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on March 18, 2011, 09:53:10 AM
at about the 40 minute mark you could see a 11 to 12 year old kid in the audience he had his head hanging from boredom his father tried to wake him up but he was drained from the total non-stop talking. i hung on for another ten minutes and then put on several awa matches which were free on demand this month.
Lol..I just watch dvd's now only too.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on March 20, 2011, 01:42:37 PM
Hogan Claims He's In Charge Of TNA Creative
by TNAWrestlingNews.com Staff on 03/18/2011 - 03:08 PM

Sinn Bodi, the former Kizarny, has been harassing Hulk Hogan on Twitter, asking when he will be brought into TNA.

Hogan claims to have taken over TNA creative in his latest post to Bodi…

@SiNNbODHi just took over creative 3weeks ago,shoot. Now I understand why nobody is using you HH

Update: Hulk Hogan Not In Charge Of TNA Creative
by TNAWrestlingNews.com Staff on 03/18/2011 - 03:09 PM
Source: Pwinsider.com

While he said he was via Twitter above, Hulk Hogan is not in control of TNA creative.

Word is that Hogan is less involved than he had been over the last year and that, "he'd have to show up to be running creative."


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on March 21, 2011, 08:39:41 AM
Hogan Claims He's In Charge Of TNA Creative
by TNAWrestlingNews.com Staff on 03/18/2011 - 03:08 PM

Sinn Bodi, the former Kizarny, has been harassing Hulk Hogan on Twitter, asking when he will be brought into TNA.

Hogan claims to have taken over TNA creative in his latest post to Bodi…

@SiNNbODHi just took over creative 3weeks ago,shoot. Now I understand why nobody is using you HH

Update: Hulk Hogan Not In Charge Of TNA Creative
by TNAWrestlingNews.com Staff on 03/18/2011 - 03:09 PM
Source: Pwinsider.com

While he said he was via Twitter above, Hulk Hogan is not in control of TNA creative.

Word is that Hogan is less involved than he had been over the last year and that, "he'd have to show up to be running creative."

lol...Kizarney.....what a waste of a charactor.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on April 05, 2011, 02:00:30 PM
The trial for Highspots.com's lawsuit against Ric Flair is still scheduled to begin on 4/18/11, PWInsider.com has confirmed. Highspots.com issued a statement several weeks back that the two sides had come to a Settlement agreement, but legal proceedings are going forward as Flair did not adhere to the Settlement after it was finalized, according to a source close to the situation.

The two sides will begin depositions shortly.

The suit was filed last year over the ongoing issues regarding money Flair allegedly owes Highspots and the original National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight championship belt, which Highspots claimed they were given as collateral for the loan.

Highspots maintained possession of the belt and have previously tried to sell the belt to make up the amount they have alleged Flair owes them, only to learn that another entity, Combraco, Inc., already held a lien on the property for money Flair owes them.

Highspots claims they are owed $35,000 from money lent to Flair, as well as money spent on photos and other materials created in conjunction with Flair appearances. They are also claiming they are owed one more appearance contractually by Flair, plus interest on money owed.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on April 05, 2011, 02:27:43 PM
The trial for Highspots.com's lawsuit against Ric Flair is still scheduled to begin on 4/18/11, PWInsider.com has confirmed. Highspots.com issued a statement several weeks back that the two sides had come to a Settlement agreement, but legal proceedings are going forward as Flair did not adhere to the Settlement after it was finalized, according to a source close to the situation.

The two sides will begin depositions shortly.

The suit was filed last year over the ongoing issues regarding money Flair allegedly owes Highspots and the original National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight championship belt, which Highspots claimed they were given as collateral for the loan.

Highspots maintained possession of the belt and have previously tried to sell the belt to make up the amount they have alleged Flair owes them, only to learn that another entity, Combraco, Inc., already held a lien on the property for money Flair owes them.

Highspots claims they are owed $35,000 from money lent to Flair, as well as money spent on photos and other materials created in conjunction with Flair appearances. They are also claiming they are owed one more appearance contractually by Flair, plus interest on money owed.



Highspots.com are good folks; I used to deal with them all the time.
I’ve never dealt with Flair, but it appears that others have, and at least one other entity has legal issues over money, etc., ala Highspots.

I hope this matter is sorted in a fair way for all parties.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 07, 2011, 10:58:43 AM
There was an altercation between TNA Wrestling talent Matt Hardy and members of the WWE Tough Enough cast at a hotel bar in Atlanta, Georgia during WrestleMania XXVII weekend.

While details of the incident have yet to be disclosed, Reby Sky, Hardy’s real-life girlfriend, revealed on her Formspring account that she and Hardy were “banned for life” from the hotel in question.

One WWE source said that if a main roster talent had done some of the things they did, termination would be likely if they were low enough on the totem pole.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on April 07, 2011, 03:36:02 PM
There was an altercation between TNA Wrestling talent Matt Hardy and members of the WWE Tough Enough cast at a hotel bar in Atlanta, Georgia during WrestleMania XXVII weekend.

While details of the incident have yet to be disclosed, Reby Sky, Hardy’s real-life girlfriend, revealed on her Formspring account that she and Hardy were “banned for life” from the hotel in question.

One WWE source said that if a main roster talent had done some of the things they did, termination would be likely if they were low enough on the totem pole.


PW Insider
There's a story going around the net, which has taken on a life on Twitter, saying that Matt Hardy showed up at the WWE wrestlers' hotel at WrestleMania and got into it with the Tough Enough cast. Hardy denied it yesterday on his Twitter and today Eric Watts (of Tough Enough) wrote: "We did not get into any altercations with @MATTHARDYBRAND over the weekend." We never heard that story either, but my guess is that somehow two different stories got mixed up. We heard that there was an incident where Matt Hardy and his girlfriend went to the hotel and got, how shall I say it, a little overly amorous and thus were asked to leave. I also heard of an incident where one of the female TE contestants got rowdy in the bar and was throwing chops into guy's chests. My guess is that whoever broke this report mixed the two incidents together.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 08, 2011, 03:31:08 AM
PW Insider
There's a story going around the net, which has taken on a life on Twitter, saying that Matt Hardy showed up at the WWE wrestlers' hotel at WrestleMania and got into it with the Tough Enough cast. Hardy denied it yesterday on his Twitter and today Eric Watts (of Tough Enough) wrote: "We did not get into any altercations with @MATTHARDYBRAND over the weekend." We never heard that story either, but my guess is that somehow two different stories got mixed up. We heard that there was an incident where Matt Hardy and his girlfriend went to the hotel and got, how shall I say it, a little overly amorous and thus were asked to leave. I also heard of an incident where one of the female TE contestants got rowdy in the bar and was throwing chops into guy's chests. My guess is that whoever broke this report mixed the two incidents together.

Very interesting. With Matt Hardy, it wouldn't surprise me though. The guy is a heat score everywhere he goes and everything he does.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on April 10, 2011, 12:47:27 PM
The Daily Star in the UK is featuring an interview with TNA Champion Sting where he comments for the first time regarding the incident involving Jeff Hardy at last month's Victory Road PPV.

"I hated what happened because I wanted to give fans a great match. But I realize it had to happen the way it did. And after all was said and done I came to the back and made sure he was OK. He is OK and he's been talking to people close to him a lot. Jeff is getting stronger. He's riding 10 miles a day on his mountain bike to get in condition, I hear! Good luck to him."

Sting also responded to criticism of the TNA product in the wrestling media.

"I believe that fans will look back on 2011 as special for TNA. Some critics on the internet despise TNA. And as a wrestler, I am never going to be able to please the guys who want to get rid of the dinosaur but I don't read those things too much. If I did I'd probably shoot myself! HA! What matters is the crowd in the arena. I think we have to take Impact and PPVs on the road. There have been times which were almost surreal when I've thought, wow it's like time stood still. But as long as we don't lose sight of reality our audience will continue to grow."


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on April 13, 2011, 02:38:12 PM
On his Twitter account, anglefoods1, Kurt Angle posted the following tonight:
"To all my Fans @ Friends, I'm signing a new deal with TNA. We r working out the Kinks but I'm staying. So please tune in every thurs night

I gave it much thought,TNA is the Underdog.I feel I can Help Them go to the next Level.WWE is the top CO. But being the Face of TNA is Great

TNA has so much potential. I Believe in TNA. I Love Dixie Carter and I am staying. TNA wants to help me into Movies and Anglefoods.TNA is IT"


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 14, 2011, 04:13:29 AM
On his Twitter account, anglefoods1, Kurt Angle posted the following tonight:
"To all my Fans @ Friends, I'm signing a new deal with TNA. We r working out the Kinks but I'm staying. So please tune in every thurs night

I gave it much thought,TNA is the Underdog.I feel I can Help Them go to the next Level.WWE is the top CO. But being the Face of TNA is Great

TNA has so much potential. I Believe in TNA. I Love Dixie Carter and I am staying. TNA wants to help me into Movies and Anglefoods.TNA is IT"
Another slap in the face to Vince inhis hopes to re-signing Kurt Angle.....and a smart move on Angle to a new deal. He was making 600,000 per year last 3yr deal he signed. Good for him.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on April 14, 2011, 10:48:41 AM
Source: Pro Wrestling Torch

TNA Wrestling personnel indicate that Hulk Hogan is or was seriously considering the idea of returning to the ring for the Lethal Lockdown Cage Match between Immortal and Fortune at this Sunday's Lockdown pay-per-view event. It's being said that if Hogan is up for wrestling, the bout would be turned into a five-on-five match with AJ Styles joining Fortune. However, many believe the idea was scrapped since it hasn't been promoted or teased on iMPACT!.

Barring a physical setback, the general feeling is that Hogan will return to the ring at some point. Since undergoing his last back surgery in late December, Hogan has gotten himself in much better shape that he's been in recent years. The procedures have been a huge success in terms of reducing the level of pain he has been dealing with on a daily basis.

Hogan is also engaging himself more with his peers than when the pain was debilitating. While Vince Russo is the organization's head writer, Hogan aids several wrestlers on their material at television tapings.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on April 14, 2011, 11:29:29 AM
Another slap in the face to Vince inhis hopes to re-signing Kurt Angle.....and a smart move on Angle to a new deal. He was making 600,000 per year last 3yr deal he signed. Good for him.

600K plus working a really light schedule.

That's not bad at all.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 15, 2011, 04:25:08 AM
600K plus working a really light schedule.

That's not bad at all.
Exactly and he is in the sun all the time. TNA is based down south. Florida, Georgia, etc. All warm weather.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on April 15, 2011, 05:18:10 AM
Another slap in the face to Vince inhis hopes to re-signing Kurt Angle.....and a smart move on Angle to a new deal. He was making 600,000 per year last 3yr deal he signed. Good for him.

Given what just happened with Edge, and Angle's history of neck problems (among other things), are you sure Vince wanted to resign Kurt?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 15, 2011, 09:14:12 AM
Given what just happened with Edge, and Angle's history of neck problems (among other things), are you sure Vince wanted to resign Kurt?
Kurt did the smart thing. He took a killer salary on a 3-4 day max work week with options to make money elsewhere. Smart move. Kurt stated on many occasions that he has nothing against Vince but he would never resign with WWE again.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 15, 2011, 09:20:24 AM
Stev Borden AKA "Sting" comments:

On Wrestlemania: “I’m not going to lie to you — who wouldn’t want to say that they did ‘Wrestlemania’ at least one time? It’s the ultimate event in wrestling. It’s still in the back of my mind that there’s a chance of it happening someday, somehow. I think time may have run out completely now, but who knows? The timing couldn’t have been better (to work ‘Wrestlemania’), but I’m glad it turned out the way it did. I said it before and i'll say it again, I have zero interest in going to the WWE. They have treated all non WWE creations very, very poorly and I just don't want to or deserve to be another WCW victim.”

On Staying With TNA: “Deep in my heart, I wasn’t fulfilled. My mission was not accomplished with TNA,” said Borden, who joined the company in 2006 after what was essentially a five-year retirement following WCW’s demise. “It was like with WCW. I just hated the idea after all these years that I put in that this was the way it was going to end. I go back to when (TNA) was just this little company doing stuff out of the fairgrounds in Nashville. Now we’re in 120 countries. I’d like the story to continue to grow. McMahon needs to understand that his is not the only organization in pro wrestling.”

On His Deal With Limited Dates: “After 20-something years, is that OK?” he said. “(Hulk) Hogan is in a similar boat. The difference between me and him is that he’s not in the ring. Lord willing, I hope he gets back in there. But here I still am at the age of 52 bouncing around. Some of the other guys in WWE have the same deal like The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels (before he left). After a while, some of us just can’t hold it together anymore. I think I’m doing a pretty good job holding on.”

On Being Champion And The Jeff Hardy Incident: “On my first pay-per-view back with TNA and my first world-title match, are you kidding me?” Borden said. “I was already trying to overcome the ‘Oh, they didn’t put (the title) on him again did they? He’s a dinosaur’ stuff, and then you add, ‘What just happened?’ I know everyone’s first reaction was, ‘Wow, they’re really trying to get Sting over (to the fans) so much now that it’s ridiculous. They’ve totally ruined Jeff Hardy.’ You know the real scoop. This is not what I wanted. I had something really good planned out and was ready to have an incredible match with Jeff that night. I’m very disappointed and hurt. So is everyone else. The ripple effect of that (Hardy) match is bigger than you can imagine,” Borden said. “It’s still hitting. We have to — I have to — deliver at ‘Lockdown.’ It’s got to be an outstanding match. I’m doing my very best to get ready.”



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on April 15, 2011, 11:14:36 AM
Exactly and he is in the sun all the time. TNA is based down south. Florida, Georgia, etc. All warm weather.

Absolutely... Who wouldn't want to stay in the Orlando area? Minus the incredibly humid July / August months, The rest of the year is ridiculously great.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 15, 2011, 11:26:44 AM
Absolutely... Who wouldn't want to stay in the Orlando area? Minus the incredibly humid July / August months, The rest of the year is ridiculously great.
Fuck...and here I am on the east cost in a jacket.....


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on April 15, 2011, 11:28:24 AM
Fuck...and here I am on the east cost in a jacket.....

Time to move homie.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 18, 2011, 11:22:55 AM
Time to move homie.
I think it is....

On another note. I heard Jeff Hardy broke his arm or hand at the TNA ppv yesterday and is considering retirement. True? Anyone?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on April 18, 2011, 12:10:02 PM
I think it is....

On another note. I heard Jeff Hardy broke his arm or hand at the TNA ppv yesterday and is considering retirement. True? Anyone?

It was Matt... he didn't come out and say he did, but apparently he "alluded" to it in a tweet.

Also he said his brother "might" have to have career ending back surgery? (Don't know where this came from)

Fuck I hate twitter.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 19, 2011, 03:51:10 AM
It was Matt... he didn't come out and say he did, but apparently he "alluded" to it in a tweet.

Also he said his brother "might" have to have career ending back surgery? (Don't know where this came from)

Fuck I hate twitter.
Lol...twitter and facebook both make me sick. Kiddie bullshit. People are stupid too because they actually think its private. They put their pics of their kids, newborns etc online for all the phsycopaths and pedofiles to see and then they wonder why people stalk and get mauled. Ridiculous.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on April 19, 2011, 07:32:58 AM
TNAWrestlingNews.com  on 04/17/2011

Rob Van Dam participated in an interview with Stu Stone of MTV's Blowin U and discussed his tenures with ECW and WWE. He also explained why he believes he is bigger than TNA.

"It's different fun. When I was in ECW, all the major companies were jockeying for me and trying to sign me up. I was building my name up and at the same time i was using my momentum for the betterment of the company," Van Dam said.

"Now I'm a bigger star than the company actually because TNA doesn’t have the name brand recognition yet.".....


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 19, 2011, 11:23:22 AM
TNAWrestlingNews.com  on 04/17/2011

Rob Van Dam participated in an interview with Stu Stone of MTV's Blowin U and discussed his tenures with ECW and WWE. He also explained why he believes he is bigger than TNA.

"It's different fun. When I was in ECW, all the major companies were jockeying for me and trying to sign me up. I was building my name up and at the same time i was using my momentum for the betterment of the company," Van Dam said.

"Now I'm a bigger star than the company actually because TNA doesn’t have the name brand recognition yet.".....

I wonder what TNA is paying him. He was making 220,000 per yr with WWE.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on April 19, 2011, 11:44:41 AM
I wonder what TNA is paying him. He was making 220,000 per yr with WWE.

I'd bet in the 150-175k range.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 19, 2011, 12:06:29 PM
I'd bet in the 150-175k range.
Probably. Makes sense.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: littleguns on April 19, 2011, 02:44:33 PM
Where is TNA getting this money to pay it's talent? I find it hard to believe they are making enough money and showing a profit to pay Sting, Hogan, Angle and some of the higher paid players


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on April 19, 2011, 02:48:39 PM
Where is TNA getting this money to pay it's talent? I find it hard to believe they are making enough money and showing a profit to pay Sting, Hogan, Angle and some of the higher paid players


I imagine merchandise sales are a big part of it.
It was pretty "big news" when Jakks ended their relationship with WWE & struck a deal with TNA.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 20, 2011, 04:50:20 AM
Where is TNA getting this money to pay it's talent? I find it hard to believe they are making enough money and showing a profit to pay Sting, Hogan, Angle and some of the higher paid players
Through television rating, etc. The may not be that big in terms so to speak but they bring in a lot more money then they dish out in salaries.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on April 21, 2011, 05:40:49 AM
Former TNA X-Division and Tag Team champion Jay Lethal is gone from TNA, PWInsider.com has confirmed. As of this writing, we haven't heard details. Lethal has already been removed from the roster page of the TNA website.

Lethal, who hadn't been used much in recent months but worked the Lockdown PPV over the weekend, had been with the company since 2005 and had several big runs, including his Randy Savage homage "Black Machismo", and wins over Ric Flair and Kurt Angle.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on April 21, 2011, 06:11:00 AM
Former TNA X-Division and Tag Team champion Jay Lethal is gone from TNA, PWInsider.com has confirmed. As of this writing, we haven't heard details. Lethal has already been removed from the roster page of the TNA website.

Lethal, who hadn't been used much in recent months but worked the Lockdown PPV over the weekend, had been with the company since 2005 and had several big runs, including his Randy Savage homage "Black Machismo", and wins over Ric Flair and Kurt Angle.


Damn.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 21, 2011, 06:56:28 AM
Former TNA X-Division and Tag Team champion Jay Lethal is gone from TNA, PWInsider.com has confirmed. As of this writing, we haven't heard details. Lethal has already been removed from the roster page of the TNA website.

Lethal, who hadn't been used much in recent months but worked the Lockdown PPV over the weekend, had been with the company since 2005 and had several big runs, including his Randy Savage homage "Black Machismo", and wins over Ric Flair and Kurt Angle.
Oh shit...they guy was a hell of a performer. I hope to God he doesn't come up north because they will send him to OVW (as if he needs it  ::) ) and then they'll bring him up to the main roster and bury him.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: flexingtonsteele on April 21, 2011, 04:43:04 PM
Former TNA X-Division and Tag Team champion Jay Lethal is gone from TNA, PWInsider.com has confirmed. As of this writing, we haven't heard details. Lethal has already been removed from the roster page of the TNA website.

Lethal, who hadn't been used much in recent months but worked the Lockdown PPV over the weekend, had been with the company since 2005 and had several big runs, including his Randy Savage homage "Black Machismo", and wins over Ric Flair and Kurt Angle.

They dropped the ball with Lethal after they did that awesome program with him and Flair then procedded to do absolutely NOTHING with him after that!


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on April 21, 2011, 05:05:07 PM
They dropped the ball with Lethal after they did that awesome program with him and Flair then procedded to do absolutely NOTHING with him after that!

Yeah, definitely a big fuckup... Guy could work.

Black Machismo was great!


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on April 22, 2011, 04:35:47 PM
The Pilot in North Carolina has a story today looking further at the drug charges that Jeff Hardy is facing.  As reported earlier, the case was continued on 4/20 when his lawyer asked for time to have a drug treatment assessment conducted.  The attorney, Jim Van Camp, told Judge James Webb that this was an option under consideration and that Hardy has not been assessed as needing treatment.

His case is being looked at by Becky Carlson, who is the district administrator for the 19-B Judicial District Sentencing Services Program.  She has only become involved with the case and Hardy in the last month (yes I know, this has been going on for a year and a half now).  She told the paper, "I've just started to work with Mr. Hardy within the past month  I have to have time to formulate my plan, do a background assessment and put a treatment plan in place."  She will determine if Hardy has a substance abuse problem and determine if Hardy needs drug dependent therapy.

Judge Webb asked her at the trial, "So, your opinion is some in-patient treatment is needed for Mr. Hardy? Based on your past experience, how long?"

She responded, "Twenty-eight days," but added she needed more time to make an accurate evaluation of Hardy.  She added that she should have assessment done by early June.  After discussion, they continued the case until June 27.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on April 22, 2011, 04:40:26 PM
The Sad Story of Shannon "Daffney" Spruill in TNA


http://www.cagesideseats.com/2011/4/21/2125160/the-sad-story-of-shannon-daffney-spruill#storyjump (http://www.cagesideseats.com/2011/4/21/2125160/the-sad-story-of-shannon-daffney-spruill#storyjump)
by S.Bruce on Apr 21, 2011 2:39 PM EDT in TNA


Lack of respect, low pay, lack of medical care, lousy and degrading treatment on television (Mr Russo: We all know the attractive, popular girls all laughed in your face in high school because you were a dork. But please, get over it and stop subjecting us all to your women-hating issues)... Yes, the emerging stories about the hideous treatment TNA Knockouts are sad ones indeed. But Shannon “Daffney” Spruill's story seems to be the saddest one of all. I have to admit: when I reported them, I thought the stories of embarrassing side jobs and an inability to afford to go to house shows (while champion, no less!) were about as bad as it got in TNA. However, I now realize Madison and Taylor may have had a relatively easy of it compared to Daffney- a young woman who, as I will discuss, has faced outrageous and inhumane treatment at the hands of America's number 2 wrestling promotion in the last 2 years. Indeed, the fact that Daffney has taken legal action should come as no surprise to anyone. The only real surprise may be that she didn't do it sooner.

Announcing she was through with TNA after her profile was taken down, Daffney wrote this on her Facebook and Twitter pages:

“Yesterday my picture was taken down off of the TNA roster page. My contract expires today and TNA did not renew it. I do not know if it has anything to do with it, but I've filed a Workers Comp claim against them for injuries I've sustained in the ring and my lawyers said to not go into anymore details.”

Interestingly, Daffney’s announcement that she had filed a worker’s comp lawsuit against TNA came less that two weeks after I wrote this article. Her announcement made TNA’s Head of Talent Relations Terry Taylor’s email response to my query about the company’s refusal to pay for medical care appear even more fraudulent than it already was (“Where is your source for this?” he’d asked, ignoring the piles of sources, interviews and reports confirming that TNA had an extremely poor track record when it came to paying hospital bills.)

The lawsuit stemmed from the litany of injuries Daffney had suffered since she joined TNA in late 2008 as the dire Governor Palin character for an awful angle with The Beautiful People (thankfully, Daffney was allowed to ditch the gimmick after a few months and return to the enjoyable Harley Quinn-like goth character she was known for towards the end of WCW’s run.) It’s a grisly list by any standards: a serious concussion at Bound For Glory 2009 after she was chokeslammed from the ring apron by Abyss onto a barb-wire board, another concussion in her program with Tara after she got clobbered on the head with a toolbox, and then a deeply bruised sternum, a severe stinger and yet another concussion in the now infamous try-out, dark match for indie wrestler Miss Betsy after a botched sunset flip.

Some claimed Daffney was just bitter because TNA had stopped using her. (Dave Meltzer contested this on the F4W board, noting: “My understanding was she filed the claim and then stopped being used, not the other way around.”) And, of course, many TNA defenders (yes, they still exist) would point to the fact that no-one forced Daffney to take these bumps, and if she was stupid enough to volunteer to take them it was her own fault. However, as I noted in my article about the working conditions in TNA, it is common for TNA wrestlers to face pressure from management to take high-risk bumps and/or work hurt. Indeed, rather than happily volunteering, it seems many wrestlers are talked into these dangerous stunts. Had this happened to Daffney, I wondered? Interestingly, shortly after the working conditions article came out, I was contacted by a current TNA employee (who shall, of course, remain nameless). While noting I had “hit the nail right on the head” on several things, he claimed I had overlooked some issues, notably Daffney’s case. I asked why is he was so willing to talk so honestly and negatively about TNA. He responded: “Because the company needs to change to grow, and if the company can’t see the truth, maybe an enlightened fan base can help change the company. TNA fears greatly for their public image.” Noble enough, I thought. This long-term employee then proceeded to give me a staggering account of Daffney’s first major injury at Bound For Glory, confirming my worst fears about Daffney and TNA:

"Daffney was asked to do the spot to which she would go through a table full of tacks. She was hesitant to take the spot. Terry Taylor assured Daffney that she would be fine that she would be taken care of. After a lot of convincing from both Terry and Vince Russo, who was telling her how important the spot was for the feud that was going on, Daffney goes through with the spot and was injured. Following the injury she is treated at the hospital and taken via ambulance. Worse still is that Spike wouldn’t let TNA air the spot on Impact. They refuse to air it on their policy of violence towards women. To put a cherry on the top of this story, a huge bill from the hospital would follow for Daffney.

TNA and Daffney went back and forth for several months about TNA not paying the bill. There were emails back and forth between Terry and Daffney which would result in Terry forwarding the emails to the responsible parties and then Terry delivering news that the matters were being tended to. This however would all be a smoke screen as more notices of delinquencies would follow for Daffney. TNA would hold out on paying certain bills and make claims that the agencies would settle for lower amounts if they held out. When this method didn’t work, they would turn around and claim that they are not responsible for the bill and that Daffney herself would be the one responsible for the bills."

Another TNA-connected name I spoke to verified this account, claimed this type of pressure was common, and blamed Russo (who is often known for encouraging risky and hardcore spots in a bid to get his car-crash style angles over) for “being personally responsible for the situation of Daffney and many, many others.”

When Daffney announced she was taking legal action, many noted the hypocrisy of TNA. Indeed, as most know, late last year TNA storylines were dominated by an angle exploiting Mr Anderson’s real-life concussion. Despite the ethical issue about whether the company should be using a serious real-life issue for television, it did seem that TNA had finally grown up on the issue: Mr Anderson would claim at house shows the company had taken “unprecedented measures” to protect him following his issues, babyfaces Matt Morgan and Mick Foley would tell Ken- and the viewers- of the studies of the Sports Legacy Institute, Ken was encouraged to keep out of the ring a decent amount of time and heel Eric Bischoff, who wanted Anderson to wrestle as soon as possible, was presented as clearly in the wrong. But, of course, while all this was going on (and we were reminded, at least 10 times on TNA television that “Dixie Carter has always looked out for the welfare of her performers”) TNA were refusing to pay the medical bills of performers who sustained serious concussion issues working for them. In fact, the hypocrisy got even more staggering; as the employee I spoke then went on to tell a horrifying story:

“Daffney suffered another concussion working with Angelina in a tag match. This is during the holiday tapings in December. They have a solid week of tapings and this happens on day 1 of 5. Daffney goes to Terry and management about the injury and is told that she can work the next two days and the she will be ok. This is the same time they are doing the story line with Anderson not being able to wrestle with the concussion. Daffney gives it sometime and decides she can’t risk going in the ring that night because she is, in fact, injured. She was however willing to do another photo shoot that was already on the schedule while she was there. As she prepares for the shoot she is then notified by Terry that management decided that she can’t do the shoot because if she ‘won’t’ work the match they have planned then they don’t want her to do the shoot.

As if all this wasn’t enough to put a person over the edge, while this was going, TNA was refusing responsibility for the hospital bill from the Rosie injury.”

The Rosie Lottalove debacle is probably deserving of a column all on its own. While almost maiming another performer should have probably disqualified her from a job (Rosie was clumsy, un-coordinated and barely out of the Team 3D training school when Bubba recommended her for a tryout) she was signed shortly after the Daffney incident. In fact, TNA even showed the disturbing footage of the Daffney injury on television in an attempt to get Rosie over as a monster. She was later released when TNA realized after a few matches how clueless she was (almost killing poor Daffney didn’t set off the alarm bells, apparently.) To top it all off, scuttlebutt was, Bubba was furious with management for not giving his trainee what he thought was a decent chance, and proceeded to give Daffney the cold shoulder when she returned, feeling that she had made Rosie look bad. Charming.

Well, to stray from the topic a little here, it seems injured performers- female ones in particular- are often treated with contempt in TNA. Female wrestler Kim Neilson, aka Desire, wrestled for the company in its early years, during which time she suffered an extremely serious back injury wrestling for them. In a 2005 audio interview (the highlights of which can be found here) she referred to TNA as “A Boy’s Club”, as well as complaining to Steve Gerwick that “I wasn’t treated with equal respect.” She complained about Dutch Martell (“he’s horrible”) Jeff Jarrett (“a complete idiot”) and said she felt that she had broken her back for the company, just to be disrespected. She also noted Jeff had only spoken to her twice during her TNA tenure and “uttered one word each time”. Thankfully, she didn’t mention what those particular words were. Regarding sexism in TNA one fan made some astute remarks after it came out that Kong had been released from TNA, with TNA feeling it would be easier simply to find another woman, than give her the pay raise she had asked for. Reports indicate that TNA see all their female performers this way.

“I figure there are probably some people in TNA who have women issues and seeing a bunch of women outdraw and out perform the people that were supposed to be the top stars pissed them the hell off. The reason why Gail, Kong, ODB, and Daffney were so over were because they weren't the usual diva's. The interchangeable theory is bulls*** and they know it. They had something special with Gail, Kong, and ODB especially and the usual backstage politics that sabotage people came into play and those three eventually walked because they weren't getting the money they deserved.”

Back to the topic at hand, it should be noted here, that Daffney’s story is not wholly a sad one. Rather than sitting back and taking all this shoddy treatment, she went out, hired a lawyer and is fighting back. Furthermore, there is every indication that this lawsuit may have opened up a giant can of worms for TNA. Indeed, her legal team, realizing how bad the working conditions are in TNA are currently holding meetings and interviews with current and former employees, in an attempt to get the bottom of Daffney’s case. Similar to the Konnan case, it seems clear TNA would have saved themselves a colossal amount of hassle simply by paying the hospital bill and moving on. But, as everyone knows: common sense has never been this company’s strong suit.

Following on from this, is the news that Daffney may not be the only TNA wrestler considering legal action. Former TNA production manager Randy Ricci told me that many other TNA wrestlers were currently in the process of filing suits with Tennessee’s Department of Employment over injuries they sustained on the job too. Rumours abound that at least one woman is filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against TNA. One other person close to the situation acknowledged this was true when I asked him about these stories, noting:

“There are plenty of other talent who are considering filing suit with the company. TNA is an interesting monster, though. Their legal is based in Texas as a sub company of Panda Energy but the company is an LLC registered in Delaware for tax purposes but all the contracts are written on and legal matters must be settled in TN.”

Ricci then said he was hopeful that things in TNA were changing, and urged fans to take action if they were angry about TNA’s treatment of wrestlers:

"I am very happy that the business practices of TNA wrestling llc are finally coming out and legal action is being taken. What has happened with "Daffney" is a terrible tragedy and unfortunately she is not the only one. It’s my hope that all these questionable actions by the company will not only grab the attention of the U.S. legal system but, also that wrestling fans worldwide take these things into consideration before the decide to watch IMPACT, buy a TNA PPV,TNA live event ticket, or any TNA wrestling merchandise.

This is a perfect time for a wrestling alternative and it’s up to the fans to send SPIKE TV a strong message that a company that mistreats its talent, free lance workers, and employees the way that TNA does clearly shows that TNA wrestling LLC is not that alternative."

Really, the sad fact may be that no matter how many columns I can write, how many reports Cagesideseats can do, or how often and heavily TNA can be criticised for their lack of concern for wrestlers (“Jesus Christ, these people running TNA don't give a s*** about the well-being of their performers,” Bryan Alvarez railed in his newsletter after Kurt’s reckless bumps at this past Sunday’s Lockdown PPV) it will ultimately not do that much good. It is up to TNA management to smarten up (fat chance, I know) or someone from Panda Energy to take a closer look at the company and step in, or, and this may be the most likely option to instigate changes, heavy litigation and lawyers from mistreated wrestlers. Unfortunately, if/when the third option happens, by the time it’s over there may not even be a company left for there to make any changes in.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on April 24, 2011, 12:10:25 PM
Randy Ricci, a former production manager for TNA Wrestling, claimed in a blog post on Friday that the reason Desmond Wolfe has not been wrestling in recent months is because he has Hepatitis C—a viral disease that leads to inflammation of the liver.

Ricci adds that the former ROH World Champion will be offered an office job.

Wolfe last wrestled for the organization in August. He and Magnus were scheduled to receive a shot at the TNA World Tag Team Championship against The Motor City Machine Guns at No Surrender, but were pulled from the event at the last minute, with TNA citing a "personal issue" as the reason. It was later reported that Wolfe was pulled from the event due to an undisclosed medical situation that would sideline him indefinitely.

Hulk Hogan is the only TNA Wrestling employee to publicly address Wolfe's status with the organization. When asked recently on Twitter about Wolfe returning to television, Hogan responded, "Desmond's situation is beyond TNA's control, the ball is completely in his court."


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 26, 2011, 06:53:29 AM
Randy Ricci, a former production manager for TNA Wrestling, reports that a sexual harassment lawsuit has been filed against the organization.

While specifics of the case have yet to be disclosed, Ricci states that Terry Taylor, TNA’s Director of Talent Relations, was named in the suit.

Ricci added, “It should be noted as well that if Terry has done anything or not, with his past, it won’t turn out well for he or the company.”

– Magnus was asked on Twitter if former tag team partner Desmond Wolfe is retiring from the squared circle. He replied, “I hope not.”

Randy Ricci claimed in a blog post last Friday that Wolfe has been kept out of the ring in recent months because he has Hepatitis C. He said that Wolfe is being offered an office job, which would indicate that his wrestling career is over. This is also the same reason WWE opted not to sign him due to a ‘medical condition’.

– For more great exclusive TNA coverage like what you just read above including which TNA Knockout filed the sexual harassment claim, visit our TNA website only at TNAWrestlingNews.com.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on April 26, 2011, 07:38:39 AM
Ricci added, “It should be noted as well that if Terry has done anything or not, with his past, it won’t turn out well for he or the company.”


What is in TT's "past" regarding sexual harassment?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 26, 2011, 07:54:30 AM

What is in TT's "past" regarding sexual harassment?
I was wondering the same thing.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on April 26, 2011, 08:16:37 AM
I was wondering the same thing.


Maybe it goes back to his Red Rooster days...
Some woman claimed indecent exposure of a 6-ft. cock.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 26, 2011, 09:08:46 AM

Maybe it goes back to his Red Rooster days...
Some woman claimed indecent exposure of a 6-ft. cock.
Maybe the "Red Rooster" was getting it on with Rita Chatterton  ;)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on April 26, 2011, 10:24:38 AM

Maybe it goes back to his Red Rooster days...
Some woman claimed indecent exposure of a 6-ft. cock.

Probably older than that...


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on April 26, 2011, 10:29:11 AM
The Sad Story of Shannon "Daffney" Spruill in TNA


http://www.cagesideseats.com/2011/4/21/2125160/the-sad-story-of-shannon-daffney-spruill#storyjump (http://www.cagesideseats.com/2011/4/21/2125160/the-sad-story-of-shannon-daffney-spruill#storyjump)
by S.Bruce on Apr 21, 2011 2:39 PM EDT in TNA


Lack of respect, low pay, lack of medical care, lousy and degrading treatment on television (Mr Russo: We all know the attractive, popular girls all laughed in your face in high school because you were a dork. But please, get over it and stop subjecting us all to your women-hating issues)... Yes, the emerging stories about the hideous treatment TNA Knockouts are sad ones indeed. But Shannon “Daffney” Spruill's story seems to be the saddest one of all. I have to admit: when I reported them, I thought the stories of embarrassing side jobs and an inability to afford to go to house shows (while champion, no less!) were about as bad as it got in TNA. However, I now realize Madison and Taylor may have had a relatively easy of it compared to Daffney- a young woman who, as I will discuss, has faced outrageous and inhumane treatment at the hands of America's number 2 wrestling promotion in the last 2 years. Indeed, the fact that Daffney has taken legal action should come as no surprise to anyone. The only real surprise may be that she didn't do it sooner.

Announcing she was through with TNA after her profile was taken down, Daffney wrote this on her Facebook and Twitter pages:

“Yesterday my picture was taken down off of the TNA roster page. My contract expires today and TNA did not renew it. I do not know if it has anything to do with it, but I've filed a Workers Comp claim against them for injuries I've sustained in the ring and my lawyers said to not go into anymore details.”

Interestingly, Daffney’s announcement that she had filed a worker’s comp lawsuit against TNA came less that two weeks after I wrote this article. Her announcement made TNA’s Head of Talent Relations Terry Taylor’s email response to my query about the company’s refusal to pay for medical care appear even more fraudulent than it already was (“Where is your source for this?” he’d asked, ignoring the piles of sources, interviews and reports confirming that TNA had an extremely poor track record when it came to paying hospital bills.)

The lawsuit stemmed from the litany of injuries Daffney had suffered since she joined TNA in late 2008 as the dire Governor Palin character for an awful angle with The Beautiful People (thankfully, Daffney was allowed to ditch the gimmick after a few months and return to the enjoyable Harley Quinn-like goth character she was known for towards the end of WCW’s run.) It’s a grisly list by any standards: a serious concussion at Bound For Glory 2009 after she was chokeslammed from the ring apron by Abyss onto a barb-wire board, another concussion in her program with Tara after she got clobbered on the head with a toolbox, and then a deeply bruised sternum, a severe stinger and yet another concussion in the now infamous try-out, dark match for indie wrestler Miss Betsy after a botched sunset flip.

Some claimed Daffney was just bitter because TNA had stopped using her. (Dave Meltzer contested this on the F4W board, noting: “My understanding was she filed the claim and then stopped being used, not the other way around.”) And, of course, many TNA defenders (yes, they still exist) would point to the fact that no-one forced Daffney to take these bumps, and if she was stupid enough to volunteer to take them it was her own fault. However, as I noted in my article about the working conditions in TNA, it is common for TNA wrestlers to face pressure from management to take high-risk bumps and/or work hurt. Indeed, rather than happily volunteering, it seems many wrestlers are talked into these dangerous stunts. Had this happened to Daffney, I wondered? Interestingly, shortly after the working conditions article came out, I was contacted by a current TNA employee (who shall, of course, remain nameless). While noting I had “hit the nail right on the head” on several things, he claimed I had overlooked some issues, notably Daffney’s case. I asked why is he was so willing to talk so honestly and negatively about TNA. He responded: “Because the company needs to change to grow, and if the company can’t see the truth, maybe an enlightened fan base can help change the company. TNA fears greatly for their public image.” Noble enough, I thought. This long-term employee then proceeded to give me a staggering account of Daffney’s first major injury at Bound For Glory, confirming my worst fears about Daffney and TNA:

"Daffney was asked to do the spot to which she would go through a table full of tacks. She was hesitant to take the spot. Terry Taylor assured Daffney that she would be fine that she would be taken care of. After a lot of convincing from both Terry and Vince Russo, who was telling her how important the spot was for the feud that was going on, Daffney goes through with the spot and was injured. Following the injury she is treated at the hospital and taken via ambulance. Worse still is that Spike wouldn’t let TNA air the spot on Impact. They refuse to air it on their policy of violence towards women. To put a cherry on the top of this story, a huge bill from the hospital would follow for Daffney.

TNA and Daffney went back and forth for several months about TNA not paying the bill. There were emails back and forth between Terry and Daffney which would result in Terry forwarding the emails to the responsible parties and then Terry delivering news that the matters were being tended to. This however would all be a smoke screen as more notices of delinquencies would follow for Daffney. TNA would hold out on paying certain bills and make claims that the agencies would settle for lower amounts if they held out. When this method didn’t work, they would turn around and claim that they are not responsible for the bill and that Daffney herself would be the one responsible for the bills."

Another TNA-connected name I spoke to verified this account, claimed this type of pressure was common, and blamed Russo (who is often known for encouraging risky and hardcore spots in a bid to get his car-crash style angles over) for “being personally responsible for the situation of Daffney and many, many others.”

When Daffney announced she was taking legal action, many noted the hypocrisy of TNA. Indeed, as most know, late last year TNA storylines were dominated by an angle exploiting Mr Anderson’s real-life concussion. Despite the ethical issue about whether the company should be using a serious real-life issue for television, it did seem that TNA had finally grown up on the issue: Mr Anderson would claim at house shows the company had taken “unprecedented measures” to protect him following his issues, babyfaces Matt Morgan and Mick Foley would tell Ken- and the viewers- of the studies of the Sports Legacy Institute, Ken was encouraged to keep out of the ring a decent amount of time and heel Eric Bischoff, who wanted Anderson to wrestle as soon as possible, was presented as clearly in the wrong. But, of course, while all this was going on (and we were reminded, at least 10 times on TNA television that “Dixie Carter has always looked out for the welfare of her performers”) TNA were refusing to pay the medical bills of performers who sustained serious concussion issues working for them. In fact, the hypocrisy got even more staggering; as the employee I spoke then went on to tell a horrifying story:

“Daffney suffered another concussion working with Angelina in a tag match. This is during the holiday tapings in December. They have a solid week of tapings and this happens on day 1 of 5. Daffney goes to Terry and management about the injury and is told that she can work the next two days and the she will be ok. This is the same time they are doing the story line with Anderson not being able to wrestle with the concussion. Daffney gives it sometime and decides she can’t risk going in the ring that night because she is, in fact, injured. She was however willing to do another photo shoot that was already on the schedule while she was there. As she prepares for the shoot she is then notified by Terry that management decided that she can’t do the shoot because if she ‘won’t’ work the match they have planned then they don’t want her to do the shoot.

As if all this wasn’t enough to put a person over the edge, while this was going, TNA was refusing responsibility for the hospital bill from the Rosie injury.”

The Rosie Lottalove debacle is probably deserving of a column all on its own. While almost maiming another performer should have probably disqualified her from a job (Rosie was clumsy, un-coordinated and barely out of the Team 3D training school when Bubba recommended her for a tryout) she was signed shortly after the Daffney incident. In fact, TNA even showed the disturbing footage of the Daffney injury on television in an attempt to get Rosie over as a monster. She was later released when TNA realized after a few matches how clueless she was (almost killing poor Daffney didn’t set off the alarm bells, apparently.) To top it all off, scuttlebutt was, Bubba was furious with management for not giving his trainee what he thought was a decent chance, and proceeded to give Daffney the cold shoulder when she returned, feeling that she had made Rosie look bad. Charming.

Well, to stray from the topic a little here, it seems injured performers- female ones in particular- are often treated with contempt in TNA. Female wrestler Kim Neilson, aka Desire, wrestled for the company in its early years, during which time she suffered an extremely serious back injury wrestling for them. In a 2005 audio interview (the highlights of which can be found here) she referred to TNA as “A Boy’s Club”, as well as complaining to Steve Gerwick that “I wasn’t treated with equal respect.” She complained about Dutch Martell (“he’s horrible”) Jeff Jarrett (“a complete idiot”) and said she felt that she had broken her back for the company, just to be disrespected. She also noted Jeff had only spoken to her twice during her TNA tenure and “uttered one word each time”. Thankfully, she didn’t mention what those particular words were. Regarding sexism in TNA one fan made some astute remarks after it came out that Kong had been released from TNA, with TNA feeling it would be easier simply to find another woman, than give her the pay raise she had asked for. Reports indicate that TNA see all their female performers this way.

“I figure there are probably some people in TNA who have women issues and seeing a bunch of women outdraw and out perform the people that were supposed to be the top stars pissed them the hell off. The reason why Gail, Kong, ODB, and Daffney were so over were because they weren't the usual diva's. The interchangeable theory is bulls*** and they know it. They had something special with Gail, Kong, and ODB especially and the usual backstage politics that sabotage people came into play and those three eventually walked because they weren't getting the money they deserved.”

Back to the topic at hand, it should be noted here, that Daffney’s story is not wholly a sad one. Rather than sitting back and taking all this shoddy treatment, she went out, hired a lawyer and is fighting back. Furthermore, there is every indication that this lawsuit may have opened up a giant can of worms for TNA. Indeed, her legal team, realizing how bad the working conditions are in TNA are currently holding meetings and interviews with current and former employees, in an attempt to get the bottom of Daffney’s case. Similar to the Konnan case, it seems clear TNA would have saved themselves a colossal amount of hassle simply by paying the hospital bill and moving on. But, as everyone knows: common sense has never been this company’s strong suit.

Following on from this, is the news that Daffney may not be the only TNA wrestler considering legal action. Former TNA production manager Randy Ricci told me that many other TNA wrestlers were currently in the process of filing suits with Tennessee’s Department of Employment over injuries they sustained on the job too. Rumours abound that at least one woman is filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against TNA. One other person close to the situation acknowledged this was true when I asked him about these stories, noting:

“There are plenty of other talent who are considering filing suit with the company. TNA is an interesting monster, though. Their legal is based in Texas as a sub company of Panda Energy but the company is an LLC registered in Delaware for tax purposes but all the contracts are written on and legal matters must be settled in TN.”

Ricci then said he was hopeful that things in TNA were changing, and urged fans to take action if they were angry about TNA’s treatment of wrestlers:

"I am very happy that the business practices of TNA wrestling llc are finally coming out and legal action is being taken. What has happened with "Daffney" is a terrible tragedy and unfortunately she is not the only one. It’s my hope that all these questionable actions by the company will not only grab the attention of the U.S. legal system but, also that wrestling fans worldwide take these things into consideration before the decide to watch IMPACT, buy a TNA PPV,TNA live event ticket, or any TNA wrestling merchandise.

This is a perfect time for a wrestling alternative and it’s up to the fans to send SPIKE TV a strong message that a company that mistreats its talent, free lance workers, and employees the way that TNA does clearly shows that TNA wrestling LLC is not that alternative."

Really, the sad fact may be that no matter how many columns I can write, how many reports Cagesideseats can do, or how often and heavily TNA can be criticised for their lack of concern for wrestlers (“Jesus Christ, these people running TNA don't give a s*** about the well-being of their performers,” Bryan Alvarez railed in his newsletter after Kurt’s reckless bumps at this past Sunday’s Lockdown PPV) it will ultimately not do that much good. It is up to TNA management to smarten up (fat chance, I know) or someone from Panda Energy to take a closer look at the company and step in, or, and this may be the most likely option to instigate changes, heavy litigation and lawyers from mistreated wrestlers. Unfortunately, if/when the third option happens, by the time it’s over there may not even be a company left for there to make any changes in.
it's like the chris candido incident when he died as a result of an injury in the ring, tna divorced themselves from the situation pretty quickly. not even acknowleging his passing on tv.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on April 26, 2011, 10:42:49 AM
it's like the chris candido incident when he died as a result of an injury in the ring, tna divorced themselves from the situation pretty quickly. not even acknowleging his passing on tv.


The way TNA dealth with that was pathetic.
It seemed like even the other boards were slow to pick up on it.
I got a text message from one of the guys I worked with before it hit the wrestling AP...and that was someone I hadn't even seen in over a year.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 27, 2011, 06:24:30 AM
Both WWE and TNA are afraid to acknowledge deaths (be it natural causes or drug overdoses) because they don't want the headaches and scrutiny that goes along with it.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on April 27, 2011, 07:05:43 AM
Sunny said when Candido died, TNA sent her a ham.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 27, 2011, 08:39:22 AM
Sunny said when Candido died, TNA sent her a ham.
WTF??? Are you serious? They should have at least opened up their wallets a little and covered his funeral. That is sad.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on April 28, 2011, 08:54:09 PM
Every time I turn on TNA, Velvet Sky is getting a double or triple team beat down, and no one runs in to help.

You'd think that the male wrestlers in the back would be falling over themselves make the save on piece of arse like Velvet.

Where's the logic?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 29, 2011, 04:56:23 AM
Every time I turn on TNA, Velvet Sky is getting a double or triple team beat down, and no one runs in to help.

You'd think that the male wrestlers in the back would be falling over themselves make the save on piece of arse like Velvet.

Where's the logic?
Velvet Sky & Angelina Love are the hottest diva's around.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: OLE BIG on April 29, 2011, 05:35:14 AM
What exactly happened with Candido?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 29, 2011, 07:16:24 AM
What exactly happened with Candido?
He got operated on for an injury he suffered and died from complications steming from that operation.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on April 29, 2011, 10:08:56 AM
He got operated on for an injury he suffered and died from complications steming from that operation.
i think it was a broken leg which he suffered in a match.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on April 29, 2011, 10:10:37 AM
by thr way tna actually put on a decent show last night featuring actual in-ring wrestling and no eric bishoff big improvement.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 29, 2011, 10:24:46 AM
by thr way tna actually put on a decent show last night featuring actual in-ring wrestling and no eric bishoff big improvement.
They do not have a bad product. They just need to try to stop competing with WWE because they simply can't. TNA needs to work on soley TNA and making TNA a better product.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on April 29, 2011, 11:11:25 AM
Velvet Sky & Angelina Love are the hottest diva's around.

Angelina effed herself up with those stupid collagen implants. I can't understand why women do that. I've never seen them make anyone look better.

And, I agree TNA should concentrate on in-ring action. When they have actual matches, the show is pretty good.

Gettting rid of Bishoff is a good start. The next step is losing Jeff Jarrett. Every time he's on, I'm like Pavlov's Dog reaching for the remote.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on April 29, 2011, 11:33:59 AM
Angelina effed herself up with those stupid collagen implants. I can't understand why women do that. I've never seen them make anyone look better.

And, I agree TNA should concentrate on in-ring action. When they have actual matches, the show is pretty good.

Gettting rid of Bishoff is a good start. The next step is losing Jeff Jarrett. Every time he's on, I'm like Pavlov's Dog reaching for the remote.
good point double j is a joke, the show takes a nosedive every time he makes an apperance.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 29, 2011, 11:53:07 AM
Angelina effed herself up with those stupid collagen implants. I can't understand why women do that. I've never seen them make anyone look better.

And, I agree TNA should concentrate on in-ring action. When they have actual matches, the show is pretty good.

Gettting rid of Bishoff is a good start. The next step is losing Jeff Jarrett. Every time he's on, I'm like Pavlov's Dog reaching for the remote.
Both Trish Stratus and Chyna back in the day ruptured their implants while wrestling.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on April 29, 2011, 12:52:34 PM
Angelina effed herself up with those stupid collagen implants. I can't understand why women do that. I've never seen them make anyone look better.

And, I agree TNA should concentrate on in-ring action. When they have actual matches, the show is pretty good.

Gettting rid of Bishoff is a good start. The next step is losing Jeff Jarrett. Every time he's on, I'm like Pavlov's Dog reaching for the remote.

I think Bischoff is a smart guy off camera... He is just horrible to watch.

His business sense is really good though... He knows entertainment and wrestling and can help TNA be successful... He just shouldn't be doing it as a character.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on April 29, 2011, 01:07:30 PM
I think Bischoff is a smart guy off camera... He is just horrible to watch.

His business sense is really good though... He knows entertainment and wrestling and can help TNA be successful... He just shouldn't be doing it as a character.
It was Bishoff that took a floundering WCW and turned it around into a money making machine. According to Hogan, it was the biggest ATM machine in the states.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on April 29, 2011, 02:07:04 PM
What exactly happened with Candido?


IIRC, he'd had surgery on his ankle.
Afterwards, a clot formed and embolized.
It may have turned into a pulmonary embolism; I can't remember, but PE is the most common complication of lower extremity thrombus.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: OLE BIG on April 29, 2011, 03:33:28 PM

IIRC, he'd had surgery on his ankle.
Afterwards, a clot formed and embolized.
It may have turned into a pulmonary embolism; I can't remember, but PE is the most common complication of lower extremity thrombus.



Wow.  What a bad way to go.  Not that there is a good way,  but some are better I suppose.

I just talked to Stoppa.  He said he hoped to be around sometime soon.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on April 29, 2011, 04:16:11 PM
Wow.  What a bad way to go.  Not that there is a good way,  but some are better I suppose.

I just talked to Stoppa.  He said he hoped to be around sometime soon.


Show is good people.

Yes, Candido's death was most unfortunate as it was, but what made it seem even worse was that he & Sunny had really turned their lives around.
I'm not sure how true all the stories/rumors were regarding their drug use, but by the time I met them around 2004, they appeared to be nice, docile people.
They also seemed rather subdued and humbled, but they'd apparently cleaned up their act.

Chris was clean and in the middle of a pretty good comeback.
And, then...all that momentum...gone.
I'd only met him a handful of times, but I was bummed out to learn the news.
I was told Bam-Bam and Shane Douglas took it pretty hard, but supposedly, Balls Mahoney was absolutely CRUSHED.




Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on May 01, 2011, 02:13:56 PM

IIRC, he'd had surgery on his ankle.
Afterwards, a clot formed and embolized.
It may have turned into a pulmonary embolism; I can't remember, but PE is the most common complication of lower extremity thrombus.


pe's  are rough i had one several years ago, i guess i was lucky.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 01, 2011, 02:24:50 PM
Consider the source ;D



The Honky Tonk Man claimed on his weekly podcast on Monday (audio available at www.htmradio.com) that Karen Jarrett (formerly Angle) is the alleged victim of a sexual harassment lawsuit against TNA Wrestling.

The former WWE Intercontinental Champion says Karen was sexually harassed by TNA Wrestling president Dixie Carter's husband Serge Salinas.

He says a settlement was reached and that "part of the deal" involved Karen being given her job back with TNA Wrestling. He claims Carter was removed from television earlier this year due to the lawsuit.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 01, 2011, 02:38:10 PM
pe's  are rough i had one several years ago, i guess i was lucky.


Wow!
Were you already in the hospital when it occurred?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 01, 2011, 03:26:36 PM
PWInsider-
 TNA has filed for a trademark on the term "Impact Wrestling." The plan is to start to promote that term more actively in synergy with the TV show, while downplaying the TNA name. There has been a lot of talk about changing how the company markets itself.
________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________-

Maybe they did hire Heyman?

gerweck.net-


We have learned that some TNA employees are not being paid in the full amounts promised by the company, as they are receiving partial payments and/or delays in receiving paychecks. The reason given has been that their book keeper is presently battling cancer and is frequently out of the office. A few months ago, the company hired a new person to assist in this matter, but the issues remained intact.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: yates fan on May 02, 2011, 01:38:49 PM
i just hope tna stays around,and grows stronger,we need the alternative to the wwe.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 02, 2011, 04:52:28 PM
i just hope tna stays around,and grows stronger,we need the alternative to the wwe.


Vince's wreslting product needs DIRECT competition.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 03, 2011, 07:41:15 AM
Consider the source ;D



The Honky Tonk Man claimed on his weekly podcast on Monday (audio available at www.htmradio.com) that Karen Jarrett (formerly Angle) is the alleged victim of a sexual harassment lawsuit against TNA Wrestling.

The former WWE Intercontinental Champion says Karen was sexually harassed by TNA Wrestling president Dixie Carter's husband Serge Salinas.

He says a settlement was reached and that "part of the deal" involved Karen being given her job back with TNA Wrestling. He claims Carter was removed from television earlier this year due to the lawsuit.
Sounds like something for Jerry Springer.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 04, 2011, 11:17:18 AM
SPOILER: BIG FORMER WWF NAME DEBUTING FOR TNA TONIGHT
by Mike Johnson @ 6:25 PM on 5/3/2011





































Joanie "Chyna" Laurer is backstage at the TNA Impact taping and will debut in the role of Kurt Angle's mistress. Yes, Chyna. So, we will be getting a reprisal of the Jeff Jarrett-Chyna rivalry from the WWF back when they feuded over the Intercontinental championship.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 04, 2011, 11:40:28 AM
SPOILER: BIG FORMER WWF NAME DEBUTING FOR TNA TONIGHT
by Mike Johnson @ 6:25 PM on 5/3/2011

She is the reason why Jarrett left the WWE and banged Vince McMahon out of 250,000 in the process because he felt that he shouldn't have to wrestle a woman despite her size.





































Joanie "Chyna" Laurer is backstage at the TNA Impact taping and will debut in the role of Kurt Angle's mistress. Yes, Chyna. So, we will be getting a reprisal of the Jeff Jarrett-Chyna rivalry from the WWF back when they feuded over the Intercontinental championship.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 04, 2011, 05:19:27 PM
From the Twitter account of Hulk Hogan, @HulkHogan4real, Hulk Bollea tweeted, "No TNA. only IMPACT. HH"

TNA's name change takes effect on the Impact episode that airs on 5/12.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 05, 2011, 03:27:49 AM
From the Twitter account of Hulk Hogan, @HulkHogan4real, Hulk Bollea tweeted, "No TNA. only IMPACT. HH"

TNA's name change takes effect on the Impact episode that airs on 5/12.

So now its gonna be called "Impact Wrestling" ?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 05, 2011, 05:29:17 AM
As most of you know by now, former WWE Diva Joanie “Chyna” Laurer debuted at last night’s TNA iMPACT! tapings. She was revealed as Kurt Angle’s mistress. She’ll be teaming with Kurt Angle at Sacrifice to face Jeff and Karen Jarrett.

It should be noted that Chyna received a huge pop and looked thinner, in shape and healthy. Her entrance video features the word “Chyna” so they will be using that name.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: OLE BIG on May 05, 2011, 05:42:52 AM
I would like to see some pics of her.  Last I saw, she looked like she had not exactly been beating up the weights.

How can she be this big bad mistress without muscles?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 05, 2011, 05:53:51 AM
Her entrance video features the word “Chyna” so they will be using that name.


Hmm...I didn't realize she owned that name.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: OLE BIG on May 05, 2011, 06:00:24 AM

Hmm...I didn't realize she owned that name.

That really surprises me as well.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 05, 2011, 09:30:30 AM
 -- Kurt Angle won a gold medal for the United States before going into professional wrestling. Fifteen years later, and now in his 40s, he wants to go back to the Olympics.

"It's not just this old man trying to lash out to get publicity," Angle told WTAE Channel 4 Action News on Friday. "It's about really making the team and making a point that, you know what, the 40s is not old. It's the new young."

Angle said he and his nephew, Mark, 34, have discussed the idea of making a run at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Both were All-American wrestlers at Clarion University.

"I feel really good at 42, and I might be making a statement that him and I are going to start training for the Olympics and go after the U.S. Open, the Olympic team trials, and then the Olympics," Angle said.

He also said he plans to sign a multiyear contract with TNA Wrestling and work a part-time schedule in the ring so he can continue making movies, like "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night", which opens Friday in theaters. Meanwhile, he's pushing a line of nutritional meals called Angle Foods.

"Everyone asks me, 'How can you do all of these things?' And I always tell them I'll rest when I die," Angle said. "I don't rest very much. I like to do things, I like to accomplish things, and I have a passion for everything that I do, including pro wrestling, and I miss the Olympic wrestling."

When he was working for World Wrestling Entertainment in 2002, Angle told WTAE that the company had given him permission to pursue a spot in the 2004 Athens Olympics, but that never came to be.

Angle acknowledged that landing another film role could affect his training this time around, because he wants to focus on movies and his family.

"But if we're going to make this (Olympic) commitment, we're going to do it, and it starts in August," he said.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 05, 2011, 09:33:10 AM
pwinsider:

Stevie Richards has had the distinction of wrestling in every major wrestling company. WWE, WCW, TNA, and ECW have all been home to Richards and he's created memories wherever he's worked. His most recent run with TNA as Dr. Stevie just came to an end recently. Richards, who left with no hard feelings but rather decided to depart for business reasons, tells James Guttman on ClubWWI.com about that decision. Initially, he was excited about working as a new character and the opportunities it presented.

"Here's Dr. Stevie with the promise of, 'If you work hard, get over, you establish yourself, and mesh into the locker room, then you'll be rewarded. We'll renegotiate your deal and all this stuff will happen.' Then (TNA) turned around and says, 'Oh. You're lucky to be getting what you're getting.' Then (they have me) never come to work, never get booked, sat at home, and it's all these things. Like I said, it comes right down to it being a business decision."

When the final day of his TNA run came about, Richards made sure to leave respectfully. He showed up in person to inform the office about his departure.

"I walked in on January 11th and a lot of people don't do this. They wait for that call in wrestling - whether it's to wait for that call to get a job or to wait for that call to lose a job. What I did was, I prayed about it, I thought about it, and I said to myself, 'You know what? Today I'm going to make something happen. I'm going to control my destiny rather than waiting for something to happen.' So I went in that day and I told (the office). Terry Taylor wasn't shocked because I talk to him all the time. But everybody else seemed shocked. And I said, 'Well, you guys booked me and then you sent me home for five months.' We don't get paid if we don’t work, at the level I was at. So what am I supposed to do? In reality, with a business or a job, you don't go into Best Buy and they say, 'We don't have anything for you' every single day for five months. What are you gonna do? You find another job, right?"


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 05, 2011, 09:36:37 AM
-- Kurt Angle won a gold medal for the United States before going into professional wrestling. Fifteen years later, and now in his 40s, he wants to go back to the Olympics.

"It's not just this old man trying to lash out to get publicity," Angle told WTAE Channel 4 Action News on Friday. "It's about really making the team and making a point that, you know what, the 40s is not old. It's the new young."

Angle said he and his nephew, Mark, 34, have discussed the idea of making a run at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Both were All-American wrestlers at Clarion University.

"I feel really good at 42, and I might be making a statement that him and I are going to start training for the Olympics and go after the U.S. Open, the Olympic team trials, and then the Olympics," Angle said.

He also said he plans to sign a multiyear contract with TNA Wrestling and work a part-time schedule in the ring so he can continue making movies, like "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night", which opens Friday in theaters. Meanwhile, he's pushing a line of nutritional meals called Angle Foods.

"Everyone asks me, 'How can you do all of these things?' And I always tell them I'll rest when I die," Angle said. "I don't rest very much. I like to do things, I like to accomplish things, and I have a passion for everything that I do, including pro wrestling, and I miss the Olympic wrestling."

When he was working for World Wrestling Entertainment in 2002, Angle told WTAE that the company had given him permission to pursue a spot in the 2004 Athens Olympics, but that never came to be.

Angle acknowledged that landing another film role could affect his training this time around, because he wants to focus on movies and his family.

"But if we're going to make this (Olympic) commitment, we're going to do it, and it starts in August," he said.



I HOPE HE FUKKIN' DOES IT!!!

I'll totally mark out.
If he makes it to the team AND WINS MEDAL, his value in every industry he's involved in will skyrocket!!


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 07, 2011, 05:01:49 PM
F4WOnline.com

“Wildcat” Chris Harris returned to TNA Impact at the tapings this past Tuesday night, to air next week.

Word from TNA is that Harris will be re-forming America’s Most Wanted with former partner James Storm at some point. People in TNA are shocked that they would consider breaking up the highly successful team of Beer Money, but the longterm plan is for Robert Roode to have a singles run.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 08, 2011, 04:47:02 PM
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Ric Flair's reported shoulder and injury rotator cuff tear is at the top of the shoulder. The front and back are fine and he is able to lift light weights without much pain.

The wrestling legend wasn't hurt following an unforgiving Lethal Lockdown Match last month at TNA Lockdown. Also note, he is putting surgery off because he doesn't want to undergo six months of rehabilitation.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on May 08, 2011, 09:13:00 PM
F4WOnline.com

“Wildcat” Chris Harris returned to TNA Impact at the tapings this past Tuesday night, to air next week.

Word from TNA is that Harris will be re-forming America’s Most Wanted with former partner James Storm at some point. People in TNA are shocked that they would consider breaking up the highly successful team of Beer Money, but the longterm plan is for Robert Roode to have a singles run.



IMO, they should give James Storm a singles run. His in-ring is pretty good and he has a much better personality than Roode. I  believe that Storm is a beer drinking, fun lovin' redneck. Not for a second do I buy that Roode is a Wall St. mover and shaker.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on May 09, 2011, 09:49:45 AM
IMO, they should give James Storm a singles run. His in-ring is pretty good and he has a much better personality than Roode. I  believe that Storm is a beer drinking, fun lovin' redneck. Not for a second do I buy that Roode is a Wall St. mover and shaker.
Roode is the better of the two I think for a singles run... The wall street gimmick is shit though.

He should have been the "flair" of  TNA.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: flexingtonsteele on May 09, 2011, 02:20:50 PM
F4WOnline.com

“Wildcat” Chris Harris returned to TNA Impact at the tapings this past Tuesday night, to air next week.

Word from TNA is that Harris will be re-forming America’s Most Wanted with former partner James Storm at some point. People in TNA are shocked that they would consider breaking up the highly successful team of Beer Money, but the longterm plan is for Robert Roode to have a singles run.



I hope he's in shape because last time i saw him he was about 300 plus lbs and fat as shit!



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 11, 2011, 06:22:49 PM
According to the The Observer, Sting-Hogan is the scheduled plan for Bound For Glory.

oh lawd.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 12, 2011, 04:12:40 AM
According to the The Observer, Sting-Hogan is the scheduled plan for Bound For Glory.

oh lawd.


FFS.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 12, 2011, 04:47:13 AM
According to the The Observer, Sting-Hogan is the scheduled plan for Bound For Glory.

oh lawd.
I heard it was changed to Sting versus Flair.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 12, 2011, 05:11:32 AM
I heard it was changed to Sting versus Flair.


FFS.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 12, 2011, 05:50:28 AM

FFS.
They are trying to relive the late 80's early 90's and they forget that these guys are very old now. They can't have those caliber matches anymore.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 12, 2011, 05:57:33 AM
They are trying to relive the late 80's early 90's and they forget that these guys are very old now. They can't have those caliber matches anymore.


I thought that the WCW PPV between Hogan & Piper was the end for that generation.
Hulkster really surprised me when he came into his WM18 match in phenomenal shape and had a fantastic showing with Rock - at least by both men's standards.

The last time I saw Hogan & Flair in the ring was when they faced each other the night TNA debuted live on Monday night.
It was a tag match with, I think, Styles & Abyss.
Usually, tag matches are forgiving, as they can cover up weak spots of certain participants.
There was no covering anything here; both Hogan & Flair looked awful.

Whether Sting works with Hogan or Nature Boy, my faith has been destroyed.
Sorry.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 12, 2011, 07:20:05 AM
Sting / Hogan / Flair should take backstage roles only and stay out of the limelight. They should be helping Dixie Carter on how to make her product better.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 12, 2011, 08:27:24 AM
Sting / Hogan / Flair should take backstage roles only and stay out of the limelight. They should be helping Dixie Carter on how to make her product better.


And, that input might be better if they are NOT on the active roster.

That's always been a pitfall for guys who book AND wrestle.
Not that you can blame them.
I don't think there's a guy alive who wouldn't book themselves to go over.
It's just genetically encoded in everyone.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: GraniteCityDon on May 12, 2011, 09:26:26 AM
Whilst in WCW i do recall Nash booking himself to get beaten by Rey as he thought it made good business sense to do so. If only there was more of that in the industry


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on May 12, 2011, 10:34:22 AM
Whilst in WCW i do recall Nash booking himself to get beaten by Rey as he thought it made good business sense to do so. If only there was more of that in the industry

He did... it was a quick finish that put Rey over... I remember that match.

Sting is the youngest of the group I think... definitely in the best shape of the bunch. Never had any major injuries.

I just think Flair and Hogan need to be characters... not in ring people.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 12, 2011, 11:04:38 AM
He did... it was a quick finish that put Rey over... I remember that match.

Sting is the youngest of the group I think... definitely in the best shape of the bunch. Never had any major injuries.

I just think Flair and Hogan need to be characters... not in ring people.
I could have sworn it was Juvetud


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on May 12, 2011, 11:05:47 AM
I could have sworn it was Juvetud

I never saw Juventud... I do remember Rey.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 12, 2011, 06:29:52 PM
I hope he's in shape because last time i saw him he was about 300 plus lbs and fat as shit!


He still looked fat as fuck to me.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 13, 2011, 03:59:58 AM
He still looked fat as fuck to me.
He is. Guy really let himself go.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 13, 2011, 04:29:51 AM
TNA has unveiled the logo with their new name:

(http://www.tnawrestling.com/images/banners/impactwrestling728foley.jpg)

The "Impact Wrestling" name will replace "TNA"/"Total Nonstop Action" this month.
The company has also activated their new website: http://www.impactwrestling.com - which, for now, redirects you to the existing TNA website.

Finally, TNA IS USING the ring name Chyna for Joanie Lauer's character.

(http://i.tinysrc.mobi/475/http://www.tnawrestling.com/components/com_fpss/images/chyna.jpg)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 13, 2011, 06:14:13 AM
Here's a question....

Who would you rather bang....

Chyna or Karen ??


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 13, 2011, 12:37:45 PM
Here's a question....

Who would you rather bang....

Chyna or Karen ??
Karen


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 13, 2011, 02:07:07 PM
Here's a question....

Who would you rather bang....

Chyna or Karen ??


I'd rather step on a rusty nail with my bare foot than take any chances with Chyna.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on May 13, 2011, 02:11:01 PM
Here's a question....

Who would you rather bang....

Chyna or Karen ??

I dunno... It's a toss up. They both have good and bad points.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 13, 2011, 04:26:52 PM

pwinsider-

For months now on his twitter (dablackpope), D'Angelo Dinero has been posting "5-13-11" repeatedly. Today he posted:

"My time has come, It's time to move on. I've served well. Hope none has been disappointed; hope my hard work has been Applauded&Appreciated."

At the moment, he is still listed on the TNA roster page.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 13, 2011, 04:30:35 PM
I dunno... It's a toss up. They both have good and bad points.


Karen still looks great, but she was extremely edible about 7 or 8 years ago.

She appeared in the ring when Kurt won the big belt in his hometown.
Gorgeous face and body; outstanding.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 13, 2011, 04:57:32 PM

Karen still looks great, but she was extremely edible about 7 or 8 years ago.

She appeared in the ring when Kurt won the big belt in his hometown.
Gorgeous face and body; outstanding.
Wasn't she a stripper?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 13, 2011, 04:58:59 PM
Wasn't she a stripper?


Yep!


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: flexingtonsteele on May 13, 2011, 08:13:06 PM

Karen still looks great, but she was extremely edible about 7 or 8 years ago.

She appeared in the ring when Kurt won the big belt in his hometown.
Gorgeous face and body; outstanding.

she looks terrible now.

i had tna on yesterday and my gf asked when she saw karen "is that a man" ..........


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: flexingtonsteele on May 13, 2011, 08:14:29 PM
pwinsider-

For months now on his twitter (dablackpope), D'Angelo Dinero has been posting "5-13-11" repeatedly. Today he posted:

"My time has come, It's time to move on. I've served well. Hope none has been disappointed; hope my hard work has been Applauded&Appreciated."

At the moment, he is still listed on the TNA roster page.

I think he could do well in the wwe if they give him another shot like Ron Killings got.

And look how good Killings is doing now.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 16, 2011, 07:10:33 PM
TNA star Hulk Hogan recently made an appearance on "The LAW" radio show and had the following to say:

"A lot of it [TNA's problems] has to do with awareness and the fact that we can get to the people. If I go into my hotel room in Chicago there are certain cable networks that are on like USA Network - there is no Spike TV. I mean a lot of it depends on who you can get to and who you can reach there is a lot more than 'the fans aren't buying it' there is more to the equation and that's a very shallow statement and that's not a fact. The people that see it are buying it, there just aren't enough people seeing it. That's what it is - it's creating awareness, a marketing plan we have to work with Spike TV and boost them up the ladder. I don't know how many cable networks there are in the States if it's 25 or 35 but in the paper it shows you who the top ten are so if we can get Spike up to that number one position the whole equation would change on how many people are buying it and change the equation and someone wouldn't say 'no one is buying it' well the people that are seeing it are buying it so it's creating that awareness to make people more aware that the product is there and that they can get it and when they walk into a hotel in Brantford that Spike is available."


source: http://www.thefightnetwork.com/wrestling/


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 16, 2011, 07:12:14 PM
Several readers have sent in word that TNA is advertising, with large billboards, the launch of its "Impact Wrestling" re-branding campaign in scattered areas throughout the Stamford, CT area. For those unaware, Stamford, CT is the location of WWE Headquarters, so the placing of TNA ads in the area has prompted suggestion of a "war" between WWE and TNA.

It's worth noting that several of the ads have been reportedly placed in areas of Stamford that are non-residential, but would easily be seen by members of WWE top brass, including Vince McMahon, during their daily commute to the headquarters. It's also being said that a large billboard has been [strategically?] placed across the street from a WWE TV facility.


credit: wrestlezone.com


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 16, 2011, 07:13:39 PM
The following press release has been issued:


SPIKE TV AND TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION (TNA) WRESTLING RELAUNCH FLAGSHIP PROGRAM AS 'IMPACT WRESTLING'

Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling and Spike TV announced today that TNA's flagship program would be rebranded as IMPACT WRESTLING, beginning Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on SPIKE.

With the debut of "TNA iMPACT!" in 2005, TNA and SPIKE have partnered to bring U.S. television audiences the most exciting professional wrestling in the world today. TNA iMPACT! has been averaging 1.8 million viewers this year and ranks among the top programs on cable with Men 18-34 and Men 18-49 in its timeslot. In 2011, TNA is up 11% in HH rating vs.Q1 2010 and 9% in viewership of persons 2+.

"While the name change is subtle, it is also very powerful. TNA is proud to be in the wrestling business, and not afraid to say it. And, to emphasize our commitment we have added the word 'wrestling' to our already well-known 'iMPACT!' brand," said TNA chief marketing officer Al Ovadia.

In addition to rebranding IMPACT WRESTLING, TNA is launching the tagline, "WRESTLING MATTERS," a statement that reflects every aspect of TNA Wrestling, from program content to marketing to live events.

"We wanted a branding initiative that was scalable and could extend across all platforms," added Ovadia. "We asked our fans what it was about professional wrestling that they found most compelling. We learned it was no single aspect, their passion for wrestling was all-consuming. Whether it's the in-ring action, backstage brawls, the feuds or classic dramatic conflict of good vs. evil, it's the entire experience that makes 'wrestling matter.'"

"TNA is a proven ratings winner on Thursday nights for Spike, delivering a consistently large audience of hard-to-reach young men," said Brian J. Diamond, senior vice president, sports and specials, Spike TV. "We feel the new IMPACT WRESTLING branding message will resonate with our audience who crave the action-packed wrestling that only TNA can provide."

Effective immediately fans can visit www.IMPACTWRESTLING.com for exclusive news and content on the stars of IMPACT WRESTLING. Fans can also access over 300 hours of TNA programming at www.TNAOnDemand.com.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 16, 2011, 07:15:21 PM
It's being reported that TNA and Scott Steiner seem to be at a stand still at this point, due to financial disagreements between both parties. Tonight, is the first post-Sacrifice Impact Wrestling taping, and it has not been confirmed whether or not Steiner and TNA officials have reached an agreement.


credit: The Wrestling Observer


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: GraniteCityDon on May 18, 2011, 11:15:21 AM
Hogans new "Imortal" tattoo, at his age this is embarrassing...........

(http://www.wrestlenewz.com/wrestling/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/hogan-tattoo.jpg)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on May 18, 2011, 11:48:39 AM
Hogans new "Imortal" tattoo, at his age this is embarrassing...........

(http://www.wrestlenewz.com/wrestling/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/hogan-tattoo.jpg)

hogan has more loose skin than a sharpei puppy.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on May 18, 2011, 11:51:24 AM
hogan=sharpei


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 18, 2011, 11:54:38 AM
He's close to 60 yrs of age. Remember that.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on May 18, 2011, 01:04:02 PM
He's close to 60 yrs of age. Remember that.
i know i'm just quoting scott steiner when talking about ric flair in one of his insane rants.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Captain Equipoise on May 18, 2011, 01:33:05 PM
Wasn't she a stripper?

LOL, most girls in wrestling were ;)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on May 18, 2011, 02:10:43 PM
LOL, most girls in wrestling were ;)


Truth.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 19, 2011, 09:37:27 AM
LOL, most girls in wrestling were ;)

lol....back in 1997 when they had a card here in Toronto (a house show at Skydome before the ACC was even built) me and a couple of buddies hit the Million Dollar Saloon after the card. Who was there? HBK had a midgit stripper in his lap all night. HHH was there at the same table. Sid Vicious was there and he was drunk as a skunk. He wobbled his way to the washroom and he litterally took up to piss pots for how big he was. Insane.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 20, 2011, 05:46:28 PM
PWTorch has learned that Terry Taylor was fired from his duties as head of TNA's talent relations on Friday.

In a company-wide statement, TNA announced that Dean Broadhead will oversee the contractual end of talent relations. Former WWE executive Bruce Prichard will handle Taylor's other duties.

Taylor had been with the company with 2003 in a management role and served as head of talent relations for the majority of TNA's existence.

 According to sources in TNA, Prichard is not well-liked by wrestlers in the company. Prichard joined TNA in an agent/producer role last year after spending two decades in WWE working closely with Vince McMahon. His shift to talent relations is closer to his role in WWE.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 20, 2011, 06:07:27 PM
PWTorch has learned that Terry Taylor was fired from his duties as head of TNA's talent relations on Friday.

In a company-wide statement, TNA announced that Dean Broadhead will oversee the contractual end of talent relations. Former WWE executive Bruce Prichard will handle Taylor's other duties.

Taylor had been with the company with 2003 in a management role and served as head of talent relations for the majority of TNA's existence.

 According to sources in TNA, Prichard is not well-liked by wrestlers in the company. Prichard joined TNA in an agent/producer role last year after spending two decades in WWE working closely with Vince McMahon. His shift to talent relations is closer to his role in WWE.


Well, at least now The Red Rooster can be inducted into the Fed's HOF.

Or...



Finally...THE COCK... HAS COME BACK... TO THE WWE!!!


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 22, 2011, 12:02:56 PM
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Scott Steiner has apparently resolved his financial dispute with TNA Wrestling as he appeared at last night's iMPACT! Wrestling taping in Orlando, Florida.

After building up a match between Matt Morgan and Scott Steiner for TNA Sacrifice, company officials stopped pushing it just prior to the event since "Big Poppa Pump" accepted a booking for an independent show in Port Colborne, Ontario on the same night.

He was also scheduled to participate in a TNA vs. AAA match at TripleManía XIX (Mr. Anderson and Scott Steiner vs. Jack Evans and Extreme Tiger), which takes place on Saturday, June 18 at Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City. However, his issues with TNA may prevent the booking from being finalized. AJ Styles has been discussed for the role in case Steiner is unable to compete.
Finally...THE COCK... HAS COME BACK... TO THE WWE!!!
excellent ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 22, 2011, 12:37:53 PM
It is pretty stupid. But it's kinda bas a$$ as well. Whats the tat on his arm of? I don't watch TNA at all. Is he Hollywood Hogan there or The Immortal One?


He's "Hulk," brother.
He owns the name, now.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on May 22, 2011, 12:48:40 PM
It is pretty stupid. But it's kinda bas a$$ as well. Whats the tat on his arm of? I don't watch TNA at all. Is he Hollywood Hogan there or The Immortal One?

I believe he is the Immortal Hulk Hogan... Which is kinda' sad... being immortal would imply that he doesn't have to deal with those nasty hip problems he has.

He really needs to stay out of the ring.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 23, 2011, 12:36:04 PM
Prowrestling.NET

TNA star Mick Foley engaged in a humorous Twitter exchange with The Rock regarding their "I Quit" match. "In the famous 'I Quit' match, I handcuffed Mick Foley and bashed his face 14 (times) with a steel chair," Rock wrote. "He bled. I won."

Foley wrote the following in response to The Rock: "Maybe so, but two days later, I trapped The Rock under a pallet of beer kegs to win the WWE strap in an Empty Arena match a/k/a TNA house show."
...
I know he was just joking around, but why does TNA allow their talent to take shots at the company?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on May 23, 2011, 12:38:38 PM

He's "Hulk," brother.
He owns the name, now.

Actually, Marvel still owns it to the best of my knowledge...


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 23, 2011, 05:22:33 PM
Actually, Marvel still owns it to the best of my knowledge...


Yeah, that could really go either way.
I've read conflicting accounts regarding ownership, although, the most recent claim I came across was that Hogan now owns the "Hulk" name in association only with his "Hulk Hogan" character.

Regardless, you can't believe everything you read. ;)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 23, 2011, 06:07:18 PM
PW Insider=

At last night's taping, TNA started a tournament for the first-ever Xplosion championship with the idea that the champion would be able to challenge any champion on Impact.
...
What?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 24, 2011, 04:18:59 AM
PW Insider=

At last night's taping, TNA started a tournament for the first-ever Xplosion championship with the idea that the champion would be able to challenge any champion on Impact.
...
What?
An "Xplosion" championship??? WTF???


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 24, 2011, 04:29:24 AM
An "Xplosion" championship??? WTF???


Hmm...
I wouldn't mind having an "Xplosion" match with Velv...

...never mind.
It'd be over faster than a Mike Tyson fight.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: GraniteCityDon on May 24, 2011, 04:51:22 AM
The only decent thing about TNA right now is Chyna's theme


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 24, 2011, 04:57:16 AM

Hmm...
I wouldn't mind having an "Xplosion" match with Velv...

...never mind.
It'd be over faster than a Mike Tyson fight.

Fuck me.....an "Xplosion" belt now...thats how desperate we are getting for ratings now...reminds me of Vince's stupid tactics of 1996.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on May 24, 2011, 12:23:02 PM
Fuck me.....an "Xplosion" belt now...thats how desperate we are getting for ratings now...reminds me of Vince's stupid tactics of 1996.
and once again history repeats itself in the entertainment/wrestling biz. it's only a matter of time before bishoff brings back glacier.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on May 24, 2011, 04:27:17 PM
The only decent thing about TNA right now is Chyna's theme

I beg to differ:  :D



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 25, 2011, 06:49:42 AM
I beg to differ:  :D


TNA's divas are much hotter than the WWE divas. That's a fact.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Captain Equipoise on May 25, 2011, 11:30:10 AM
TNA's divas are much hotter than the WWE divas. That's a fact.

divas my ass, bunch of ex rippers and escorts, the only thing they know is 'would you like another dance?'


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 25, 2011, 11:37:20 AM
divas my ass, bunch of ex rippers and escorts, the only thing they know is 'would you like another dance?'

Lol I know cap, but I gotta make 'em feel important by throwing them a cookie here and there.  ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 25, 2011, 03:21:30 PM
I dont watch TNA at all. The Federation Divas are all pretty hot these days. Post some pics.


Read these couple of posts: http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=259633.msg4682924#msg4682924


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 26, 2011, 03:53:17 AM
I just heard that TNA let Terry Taylor go.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 26, 2011, 05:27:26 PM
Ha-ha!!!
I got duped!

I just turned on TNA for the hell of it and saw Disco Inferno in what appeared to be a "worked shoot" with Steve Borden in his 1980's Sting gear complete with peroxided hair and all!
Turns out it was Anderson; the real Sting came down shortly after.

I thought they'd just begun a new/major angle!
What was I thinking? ::)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 26, 2011, 05:28:12 PM
Oh, well...
Velvet Sky is up next, so I will keep watching.
 8)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: GraniteCityDon on May 27, 2011, 12:52:14 AM
Ha-ha!!!
I got duped!

I just turned on TNA for the hell of it and saw Disco Inferno in what appeared to be a "worked shoot" with Steve Borden in his 1980's Sting gear complete with peroxided hair and all!
Turns out it was Anderson; the real Sting came down shortly after.

I thought they'd just begun a new/major angle!
What was I thinking? ::)

i did exactly the same thing, channel surfing and put it on at the exact same moment! I was actually excited by the "angle" until i realised what was going on. Bad form! lol


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 27, 2011, 03:45:54 AM
i did exactly the same thing, channel surfing and put it on at the exact same moment! I was actually excited by the "angle" until i realised what was going on. Bad form! lol


It seems like TNA is trying to add some "maturity" to the show.
I noticed substantially more swearing (and even some stronger language that made it past censors) in the few segments I saw last night compared with the last time I watched any of the show.

I believe they are trying new things, but maybe taking it slow, which is okay.
Just so long as they are willing to experiment.
Not everything always works - even for Vince - but you've got to be willing to try because that's how you learn.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 27, 2011, 03:50:13 AM
Ha-ha!!!
I got duped!

I just turned on TNA for the hell of it and saw Disco Inferno in what appeared to be a "worked shoot" with Steve Borden in his 1980's Sting gear complete with peroxided hair and all!
Turns out it was Anderson; the real Sting came down shortly after.

I thought they'd just begun a new/major angle!
What was I thinking? ::)
lol... ;D


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Captain Equipoise on May 27, 2011, 12:37:08 PM
Is sting still doing his crow gimmick ??  he looks like a piece of shit, probably hasn't trained with weights in 15 years.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 27, 2011, 05:52:39 PM
PWInsider.com is reporting that Universal Studios employees are cracking down on fans using cell phones at TV tapings to text spoilers to internet wrestling websites. It's being said that Universal has been threatening to throw fans out of the Impact Zone if they are suspected to texting in spoilers. It should be noted that this is Universal Studios' new policy, not TNA's.


credit: http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/article/new-tna-taping-cell-phone-policy-benoit-on-nitro-dvd-130509


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 28, 2011, 08:36:26 AM
Reid Flair appeared on the Hit the Ropes radio show on Wednesday and said while he hasn't ruled out working for TNA, his goal is still to work for WWE. Here's what he said:

"No, I have not ruled out TNA. I respect the guys that are there. I respect the people in management and stuff like that. My dream since I was five years old was to work for the WWE and that's my goal. I think for people who are already established as stars, TNA is a great place to go. But me being a young kid and stuff like that, not having established myself, I think that sometimes the younger guys may be misrepresented and stuff in TNA. And I'm not saying anything malicious about TNA, WWE is just where I want to be. That's my goal. WWE is the big time and I want to be with the best.'


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: GraniteCityDon on May 28, 2011, 11:31:31 AM
Is Vaders lad still signed to developmental with WWE? I think TNA would be a decent place for him just now


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 28, 2011, 11:58:47 AM
Reid Flair appeared on the Hit the Ropes radio show on Wednesday and said while he hasn't ruled out working for TNA, his goal is still to work for WWE. Here's what he said:

"No, I have not ruled out TNA. I respect the guys that are there. I respect the people in management and stuff like that. My dream since I was five years old was to work for the WWE and that's my goal. I think for people who are already established as stars, TNA is a great place to go. But me being a young kid and stuff like that, not having established myself, I think that sometimes the younger guys may be misrepresented and stuff in TNA. And I'm not saying anything malicious about TNA, WWE is just where I want to be. That's my goal. WWE is the big time and I want to be with the best.'


I wonder if Ric's being in TNA has anything to do with Reid's decision.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 28, 2011, 03:28:49 PM

I wonder if Ric's being in TNA has anything to do with Reid's decision.
Hopefully, he's more Ric and less David...


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 28, 2011, 03:52:20 PM
Is Vaders lad still signed to developmental with WWE? I think TNA would be a decent place for him just now
from a few weeks ago...

WWE has signed Jesse White, son of three-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion Big Van Vader, to a developmental contract. It was speculated in recent weeks that White, who has competed in Japan, would be signed following a tryout at the organization's developmental facility in Tampa, Florida.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 28, 2011, 04:29:45 PM
Hopefully, he's more Ric and less David...


LOL!!
One thing to David's credit: it wasn't his fault that WCW pushed him too much, too soon.
He knew he wasn't ready, freely & openly admitted it, and has acknowledged that it was a horrible idea.
That sounds like a pretty humble kid to me - especially being "the son of RIC FLAIR."

As for Reid, I'm sure that growing up as Flair's kid had plenty of perks, but at the same time, I'm sure that it also had its share of hardships.
Reid may just want to avoid working in his father's shadow, and maybe wants that physical/professional distance for a number of reasons: he may wish to avoid (percieved) nepotism, or maybe he doesn't want his dad smothering him and/or his career, etc.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on May 28, 2011, 06:40:30 PM
from a few weeks ago...

WWE has signed Jesse White, son of three-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion Big Van Vader, to a developmental contract. It was speculated in recent weeks that White, who has competed in Japan, would be signed following a tryout at the organization's developmental facility in Tampa, Florida.

Hopefully he's not as dangerous as his dad was... My understanding was that Vader really hurt a lot of people accidentally in the ring.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: GraniteCityDon on May 29, 2011, 01:02:58 AM
I dont think alot of it was accidental by vader, he was notoriously stiff with guys he knew wouldnt be able to confront him about it. His son is supposedly just as strong (i doubt it as Vader was said to bench up to 600lbs) but is built like shorter version on DH Smith - he could be very good as hes already got the Japanese style to him


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on May 29, 2011, 01:11:31 AM
I dont think alot of it was accidental by vader, he was notoriously stiff with guys he knew wouldnt be able to confront him about it. His son is supposedly just as strong (i doubt it as Vader was said to bench up to 600lbs) but is built like shorter version on DH Smith - he could be very good as hes already got the Japanese style to him

I should have used quotes around "accidentally"


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 29, 2011, 12:58:31 PM
I dont think alot of it was accidental by vader, he was notoriously stiff with guys he knew wouldnt be able to confront him about it. His son is supposedly just as strong (i doubt it as Vader was said to bench up to 600lbs) but is built like shorter version on DH Smith - he could be very good as hes already got the Japanese style to him
I thought I heard a story that he was almost in tears after breaking some guys back...I could be wrong.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on May 29, 2011, 01:28:24 PM
I am sure he didnt mean to almost paralyze someone.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 29, 2011, 02:10:48 PM
I'd never heard anything to suggest that Leon was a mean person; just that he had a stiff style in the ring.
But that's how he worked, and being that he was such a tough SOB, he probably never gave it a second thought.

Remember his match with Hansen, in which his eyeball popped out of the socket?
He just kept going because that was his mentality.
He was never bothered by roughness, and probably never thought others were, either, if they were in this business.

And, yes: I've also heard the story about his regret over breaking a guy's back.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 30, 2011, 03:22:07 AM

LOL!!
One thing to David's credit: it wasn't his fault that WCW pushed him too much, too soon.
He knew he wasn't ready, freely & openly admitted it, and has acknowledged that it was a horrible idea.

That sounds like a pretty humble kid to me - especially being "the son of RIC FLAIR."

As for Reid, I'm sure that growing up as Flair's kid had plenty of perks, but at the same time, I'm sure that it also had its share of hardships.
Reid may just want to avoid working in his father's shadow, and maybe wants that physical/professional distance for a number of reasons: he may wish to avoid (percieved) nepotism, or maybe he doesn't want his dad smothering him and/or his career, etc.


I bet you this was done purposely to humilate Flair further given his problems with Bishoff. I bet you Bishoff did this on purpose.  ;)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 30, 2011, 05:06:58 AM
I bet you this was done purposely to humilate Flair further given his problems with Bishoff. I bet you Bishoff did this on purpose.  ;)


I wouldn't be surprised if it was meant as a blow to Ric's ego.
Lance Storm worked with David some while Flair was out with an injury.
David must have mentioned to his dad about it because when Ric came back, he was extremely nice to Storm.

Lance claimed Flair thanked him up front for "mentoring" David, but then Ric also tried to act like Storm's buddy after that; almost kissing ass, but not to gain anything - more just to be nice & say thanks, I guess.
Although, Flair probably wouldn't have minded Lance continuing to work with David.

The funny thing was: Lance didn't have much of anything in common with Flair.
Lance appreciated the gesture and regretted not being able to strike up a closer friendship with "The Nature Boy."


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 30, 2011, 06:38:20 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if it was meant as a blow to Ric's ego.
Lance Storm worked with David some while Flair was out with an injury.
David must have mentioned to his dad about it because when Ric came back, he was extremely nice to Storm.

Lance claimed Flair thanked him up front for "mentoring" David, but then Ric also tried to act like Storm's buddy after that; almost kissing ass, but not to gain anything - more just to be nice & say thanks, I guess.
Although, Flair probably wouldn't have minded Lance continuing to work with David.

The funny thing was: Lance didn't have much of anything in common with Flair.
Lance appreciated the gesture and regretted not being able to strike up a closer friendship with "The Nature Boy."
When they had Hogan whip David Flair with his weight belt I didn't think it was called for storyline or not. Flair said many times how he resented Hogan for doing that and not being gentle about it.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on May 30, 2011, 08:51:15 AM
It appears that TNA is not done trying to bring back stars from the 90's as the company is in a '"full court press"' to sign Bill Goldberg. Both Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff have apparently been in Goldberg's ear for the last few months trying to get the most dominant wrestler of the late 90's to return to the "squared circle". On Saturday, Wrestleheat.com also reported that Hogan and Bischoff have been talking with former WCW star Sid Vicious for a possible short term run with the company.

Last weekend, Goldberg and Eric Bischoff were seen together in NY most likely talking over the possibility of Goldberg coming to TNA. A video of the two was posted by Goldberg as they took a helicopter tour of NYC. It would be interesting to see what the financial terms would be for Goldberg to come to TNA.

Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff trying to fix what they broke in TNA

Goldberg was the hottest thing in wrestling by the spring of 1998. His undefeated streak captured the wrestling world while his intensity and wrestling look separated himself from his peers. Goldberg would go on to rack up an impressive run with WCW before the company made one of the worse mistakes of that era by having Goldberg lose and end his undefeated streak.

During his run toward WCW immortality, Goldberg had a decent feud with Sid Vicious for the US Title. Sid would eventually go on to wrestle for the world title before WCW closed down in 2001. Sid wrestled for every major promotion in the 80's and 90's. It's unknown what type of role Sid would play in TNA as he's turning a 51 in July. However, I can't see TNA critics being happy about the company bringing in a 51 year old and 44 year old wrestler no matter how popular they are.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on May 30, 2011, 08:56:13 AM
You know... I never really much liked Goldberg.

No real reason I suppose... He just didn't excite me. Wasn't a particularly great worker and his unstoppable gimmick doesn't work in wrestling for long... Eventually, you've gotta lose.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 30, 2011, 09:01:01 AM
You know... I never really much liked Goldberg.

No real reason I suppose... He just didn't excite me. Wasn't a particularly great worker and his unstoppable gimmick doesn't work in wrestling for long... Eventually, you've gotta lose.


I think the "invincibility" gimmick may have played better for Goldberg had he come along about 10-15 years sooner.
Wrestling's had so many "unstoppable forces," that I think audiences became a little desensitized to them (along with everything else).

Bill looked fantastic, but a guy's got to have more than just the right look to pull off that angle, now.
He's got to have some skills, and with all due respect to B.G., he still looked green even in the main event.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 30, 2011, 10:09:38 AM

I think the "invincibility" gimmick may have played better for Goldberg had he come along about 10-15 years sooner.
Wrestling's had so many "unstoppable forces," that I think audiences became a little desensitized to them (along with everything else).

Bill looked fantastic, but a guy's got to have more than just the right look to pull off that angle, now.
He's got to have some skills, and with all due respect to B.G., he still looked green even in the main event.

I liked his WCW entrances. That was some good hype.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on May 30, 2011, 10:55:56 AM
Goldberg....he was impressive at the beginning, only because of sheer force but the streak got old.  The only time I was happy with it, is when he would face someone in the nWo because it was the ONLY time any of them jobbed.  And even then it was almost always Hall or Hennig.  I'm really not so sure BG could have really developed much.  He was a powerful athlete, but had ZERO finesse required in pro wrestling to be a really good worker.  It's hard to explain, but maybe Monty sees what I mean and could explain it better.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: GraniteCityDon on May 30, 2011, 11:12:59 AM
I think what youre trying to say is Bill couldnt adapt his character, he would ALWAYS have to be "that" guy on the streak. Nothing else could work for him as he was notoriously uncooperative and had no mic skills or personality that could be enhanced for future changes.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on May 30, 2011, 11:21:06 AM
I think what youre trying to say is Bill couldnt adapt his character, he would ALWAYS have to be "that" guy on the streak. Nothing else could work for him as he was notoriously uncooperative and had no mic skills or personality that could be enhanced for future changes.

all true, but I'm talking more about his in-ring performance.  I just don't think he was a fluid enough athlete to be much more than a 3 or 4 move brawler.  His mic skills were embarrasing.  Should have had a manager from the get-go to help with that.  Or just not let him speak, EVER.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: GraniteCityDon on May 30, 2011, 11:28:26 AM
He wasnt an overly complex wrestler, as you say he had 3 - 4 moves he could really rely on. There wasnt a great sense of continuity to his work, its as if he had to have breaks whereby they were locked up and looking to figure out what to do next at times. If you watch Bret vs Benoit in the Owen memorial, THAT is a match which just flows from start to finish. Same as Bret vs Bulldog in Wembley 92


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on May 30, 2011, 11:33:35 AM
He wasnt an overly complex wrestler, as you say he had 3 - 4 moves he could really rely on. There wasnt a great sense of continuity to his work, its as if he had to have breaks whereby they were locked up and looking to figure out what to do next at times. If you watch Bret vs Benoit in the Owen memorial, THAT is a match which just flows from start to finish. Same as Bret vs Bulldog in Wembley 92

Very true.  I always enjoyed Flair/Steamboat matches for the same reason.  They just flowed from one move to the next.  Whereas with BG you could see him and his opponent struggling to get into position often times.  Then I think when BG got frustrated he would just execute some power move to cover it up.  Often without protecting himself or the other guy.  IE: Bret Hart.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 31, 2011, 03:48:32 AM
all true, but I'm talking more about his in-ring performance.  I just don't think he was a fluid enough athlete to be much more than a 3 or 4 move brawler.  His mic skills were embarrasing.  Should have had a manager from the get-go to help with that.  Or just not let him speak, EVER.
He was always too green in the ring and very stiff. He hurt a few wrestlers legitamately.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 31, 2011, 05:34:52 AM
Goldberg....he was impressive at the beginning, only because of sheer force but the streak got old.  The only time I was happy with it, is when he would face someone in the nWo because it was the ONLY time any of them jobbed.  And even then it was almost always Hall or Hennig.  I'm really not so sure BG could have really developed much.  He was a powerful athlete, but had ZERO finesse required in pro wrestling to be a really good worker.  It's hard to explain, but maybe Monty sees what I mean and could explain it better.


I agree.

I don’t think he would have developed/evolved much more simply because he didn’t “have to.”
He was pushed all the way with limited ability AND a limited understanding of the business.
Like Hellwig, Bill thought he “knew” everything; he was just nicer about it.

But, several guys tried to make suggestions to him during his run, and the reasoning just never clicked.
Although he wasn’t a dick, I suspect BG still had the mentality: “Why should I listen to you? I became the biggest star in the company doing things my way.”

Things probably would have been a little different had he been an underneath guy who was looking to improve.
In that instance, I suspect he would’ve been willing & eager to develop.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on May 31, 2011, 06:35:01 AM
TNA Wrestling’s announcement on May 23 that Terry Taylor, Director of Talent Relations, made the decision to leave the organization, is reportedly a cover excuse.

According to a source, Taylor was fired by the organization on May 20. It is believed that he was let go due to allegations made against him in a lawsuit filed by a former performer.

The source notes that it may not necessarily be Shannon Spruill’s (a/k/a Daffney) lawsuit against the organization, although his name was implicated.

Taylor and creative writer Vince Russo pressured Daffney into performing a spot at the October 18, 2009 pay-per-view event Bound for Glory in which she would go through a board covered with barbed wire, reasoning that it was important for the ongoing feud between Abyss and Mick Foley. Daffney, who was hesitant on the idea, was assured that she would be fine and taken care of. She agreed to perform the spot, which resulted in her being chokeslammed from the ring apron by Abyss onto a board covered with barbed wire. She suffered a concussion taking the maneuver and was taken to an Orlando area hospital via ambulance. Furthermore, Spike TV wouldn’t allow TNA to air the spot during iMPACT! due to their policy on men-on-women violence.

Daffney’s trip to the emergency room resulted in a substantial medical bill, which Taylor stalled TNA from paying and ultimately was not. The lawsuit also claims she was pressured to continue performing after suffering two additional concussions. She suffered a concussion after being hit on the head with a toolbox by Tara following their match on the February 18, 2010 episode of iMPACT!. On April 20, 2010, she was injured in a dark match against an obese green worker by the name of Miss Betsy and was taken to an Orlando area hospital, where she was diagnosed with a concussion, as well as a deeply bruised sternum and a severe stinger.

Chief Financial Officer Dean Broadhead will oversee contractual matters while former WWE executive Bruce Prichard will handle Taylor’s remaining duties.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: OLE BIG on May 31, 2011, 07:24:47 AM

I agree.

I don’t think he would have developed/evolved much more simply because he didn’t “have to.”
He was pushed all the way with limited ability AND a limited understanding of the business.
Like Hellwig, Bill thought he “knew” everything; he was just nicer about it.

But, several guys tried to make suggestions to him during his run, and the reasoning just never clicked.
Although he wasn’t a dick, I suspect BG still had the mentality: “Why should I listen to you? I became the biggest star in the company doing things my way.”

Things probably would have been a little different had he been an underneath guy who was looking to improve.
In that instance, I suspect he would’ve been willing & eager to develop.


Scott Vick spoke very highly of Greenturd when I used to talk to him.  He talked him into doing the spear where he came off the rope the first time.  He was worried about hurting him, but Vick talked him into doing it.

Goldberg gave Vick a long two count that was neither planned or known to anybody but him.  He was very appreciative of that.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on May 31, 2011, 09:22:56 AM
Scott Vick spoke very highly of Greenturd when I used to talk to him.  He talked him into doing the spear where he came off the rope the first time.  He was worried about hurting him, but Vick talked him into doing it.

Goldberg gave Vick a long two count that was neither planned or known to anybody but him.  He was very appreciative of that.


That may be Goldberg's biggest attribute: he was NOT an asshole.
Being a nice dude goes a long way sometimes.
If Bill had the personality of a Hellwig, I suspect that guys who worked with him would be a lot more critical of him.

Even Bret "went easy" on him in his book...and look what BG did to him!!


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on June 02, 2011, 05:16:07 PM
LOP.net


Chris Sabin will be sidelined until 2012 after tearing both the ACL and MCL in his knee during a match last month on iMPACT!. He underwent surgery on his injured knee earlier this month.

Sabin suffered the injury during a match against Anarquia at the April 20 iMPACT! taping. He went for a springboard clothesline and tweaked his knee when the Mexican America member was out-of-position to receive the maneuver. The referee was instructed to end the match when it appeared Sabin was injured


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on June 02, 2011, 05:37:18 PM
According to Wrestle Zone, TNA/Impact superstar Mick Foley was fired at the end of taping for this week’s episode of Impact Wrestling.

It was obviously a gimmick and Foley is still part of the TNA team, but we could be seeing a change in the guards at TNA.

Foley was helping to control the show as a network executive, but it looks like that all has changed with the recent firing
________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ _
According to Meltzer, TNA is upset about his "empty arena" joke.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on June 02, 2011, 05:45:32 PM
According to Meltzer, TNA is upset about his "empty arena" joke.


It was a pretty stupid thing to post.

I believe that, in his books, he made similar jabs regarding WCW shows, but it might not be a good idea to say that about the company you're currently working for.
 :-\


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on June 03, 2011, 04:38:04 AM

It was a pretty stupid thing to post.

I believe that, in his books, he made similar jabs regarding WCW shows, but it might not be a good idea to say that about the company you're currently working for.
 :-\
Ya that wasn't to bright on Foley's part.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: The Showstoppa on June 03, 2011, 12:43:33 PM
Perhaps his jabs are just a part of the "work" of him being fired?


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on June 04, 2011, 09:05:20 AM
pwinsider-

All signs point to the announcement that Mick Foley had been "fired" on Impact Wrestling as his storyline exit from TNA. I am told that while Foley's deal with the company expires in September, internally, he was pretty much considered done and wouldn't be back.
It was pretty obvious based on Foley's Twitter comments (referring to TNA house shows as "Empty Arena Matches", among others) that he likely knew he was towards the end of that run.

While it was never spoken publicly, there was a sense of disenchantment and frustration from both sides about the relationship. TNA never really tapped into or promoted many of Foley's outside passion projects, while some within the company dismissed him as being hard to work with.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on June 04, 2011, 05:51:39 PM
...some within the company dismissed him as being hard to work with.


I can believe that.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on June 04, 2011, 08:02:17 PM
Mick Foley asked for his TNA release, due to creative differences. That is the reason he was written out of the network angle on Thursday's Impact.

Credit: WrestlingObserver.com


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on June 04, 2011, 08:05:32 PM
suprise, suprise.....

Jeff Hardy's drug case has been continued yet again. Hardy's lawyers were in court earlier this week and it was revealed that a new date of June 27th has been set.

During the April 21st court hearing, Moore County Sentencing Services program administrator Becky Carlson told the court she needed until June 1st to finish Hardy's evaluation. She apparently missed that deadline so they'll be back in court on June 27th.
 


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on June 06, 2011, 04:30:34 PM
Tommy Dreamer is still appearing on the TNA house show Basebrawl events this weekend, but after that he is done with the company. Dreamer posted the following on his twitter…

"If u need a reason 2 go 2 TNA shows on 6/10 Marion, Ill & 6/11 Memphis TN. They will b my last 2 appearances for TNA. Come say goodbye. Thnx"

Word is that the two sides could not come to an agreement on terms for a new contract. Dreamer debuted with TNA in June of 2010, and besides working as a wrestler, he worked as a producer/agent for the company. You can go to Dreamer's official website for information on booking him.

Credit: Pwinsider.com


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on June 06, 2011, 06:39:41 PM
As previously reported, Mick Foley is indeed finished with TNA as an on-air character, having requested his release from the company. While his contract is not set to expire until September, WZ has learned some exclusive details on Foley's possible future after TNA.

According to a key WWE insider, there have been talks of bringing Foley back to the company as an "ambassador" for WWE. Over the past few weeks, Foley has been Tweeting with several WWE stars such as The Rock, hinting that he'd be at Raw for Rock's birthday celebration, and he even took at shot at TNA not too long ago when he compared an empty arena to a TNA house show.

The key insider told us this evening, "the feeling in the company is that Foley will be brought back to WWE as an ambassador, and I would be very surprised if he's not in that role by the end of the year, after his TNA deal expires."

WZ will keep you updated as this story continues to develop.


credit: wrestlezone.com


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on June 06, 2011, 06:55:45 PM
There has been some controversy and debate over Hulk Hogan's official Facebook account. The following was posted to a fan on Sunday

"That's good to know brother. But in reality it was a lot of you idiot fans that killed wcw with your lack of appreciation and support for everything we did for you. Funny enough a lot of you morons like TNA too. Go figure. HH"

That quote was later taken down off of his Facebook page as Hogan then made posts claiming his account was hacked.

"Something so evil to hurt me or my fans.I assure you I would never say anything so evil about the great fans that I love and have made my career. I have nothing but love and respect for each and every HH fan.maby somebody that knows the INS and outs of computers can get to the Bottom of this and find out who is trying to hurt my fans and my career,thank you HULKAMANIACS nothing but love and respect. HH"

Hogan later posted:
"Hulkamaniacs - I have verified that my account was not hacked, and the posted screen shot was made by a person who was banned from this page due to abusive behavior. The screen shot was photo shopped, and the statement was NEVER made by me. You all make what we do worthwhile. HH"



credit: wrestlezone.com


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on June 09, 2011, 08:24:44 AM
Source: RealXPac.com

About a week or two ago, Sean Waltman (a.k.a. X-Pac, Syxx, and Syxx-Pac) opened up his own website and, along with it, a personal blog. The blog is one of the better professional wrestling blogs that I’ve read because Waltman is totally honest in his assessment of certain individuals and companies.

For example, after a heart-wrenching revelation where Waltman revealed some details about his personal life, he went on to criticize iMPACT Wrestling on a variety of fronts. Here is the text from the portion of that blog entry which deals specifically with iMPACT Wrestling:

Mick has been in the headlines a lot in the last few days regarding Impact(TNA)Wrestling. I hear that some of the higher ups in that company describe Mick as hard to work with. That sounds like code for “Mick is too smart for us to bamboozle & is a threat to all of us who are failing miserably at producing a quality product that people want to watch” if you ask me. Mick has been misused & treated like s*** by that company, considering his accomplishments inside & outside of our industry. For instance, when Scott Hall & I came back last January to reunite the Wolfpac in the lamest attempt at picking a fight with WWE I’ve ever seen, they had us get to Mick in a pre taped backstage segment. I thought “Sweet, obviously we’re going to work with Mick in some way, or this makes no sense at all” Well, sure as the sun sets in the west, Mick got absolutely no payback on us & the integrity of his character on tv would have really been damaged if anyone had actually been watching the product. That company has shown Mick Foley no respect in my opinion & are totally unworthy of even having him associated with them. I promise 100 times more people know who Mick Foley is than have ever heard of TNA. Oh, I mean “Impact Wrestling”. So they finally decided to change the name. Another example of how pathetic they are. People with a brain have been telling them since the time they signed with Spike that if they are ever going to change the name, it should happen with the move to Spike network. Now it’s just confusing. But back to Mick. Mick has also been a proponent of actually giving the people watching the show (who have to be die hard “wrestling” fans to even tolerate watching that shiz) some “wrestling”. After all, the one thing TNA (I’m not even bothering to call them Impact for the rest of this blog, if ever) is rich in, is talent that can put on great matches in the ring. Keep s***ting on your fan base and your talent TNA. You don’t deserve Mick Foley, or a lot of the other great guys you have there & one day you will simply exist in WWE’s vast tape library. Mick, you are too good for them & although WWE is far from perfect & it sucked doing commentary with Vince yelling in your ear, you are a future Hall of Fame’r & I would personally love to see you back there. Thanks for reading my blog everyone. Bare with me on typos & the like. Remember, I never got past the 8th grade.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: OLE BIG on June 09, 2011, 09:21:01 AM
That is pretty good considering the source.  I am not a Foley fan, but I suspect he is correct.  That almost gives me a little respect for the guy.  I said almost, Show.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on June 09, 2011, 11:59:38 AM
That is pretty good considering the source.  I am not a Foley fan, but I suspect he is correct.  That almost gives me a little respect for the guy.  I said almost, Show.
Foley is a glorified stuntman. Flair was right on the money with that one.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on June 09, 2011, 12:22:38 PM
Foley is a glorified stuntman. Flair was right on the money with that one.

I agree... I am not saying he's not a nice guy... He is... The couple of times i met him, he was like a big kid and lots of fun, but he's not really very skillful in the ring.



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: OLE BIG on June 09, 2011, 02:02:49 PM
Foley is a glorified stuntman. Flair was right on the money with that one.

Absolutely.  I said that a long time ago and it was cool to hear Natch say the same thing.  OF course, he said he would be done by 35 and it was actually 33, so he was off a little.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on June 13, 2011, 08:09:47 AM
TNA has just confirmed that Mick Foley will be leaving the company.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: yates fan on June 13, 2011, 03:50:33 PM
yeah i heard bischoff and hogan announce that in a in ring interview.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on June 13, 2011, 05:44:11 PM
Slammiversary results

Shelley and Storm def British Invasion
Morgan def Steiner
Abyss retains x division title
Mickie James retains
Bully Ray def Styles Last Man Standing
Anderson wins title
Angle def Jarrett


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Playboy on June 14, 2011, 03:46:01 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxa_1GM-Zxc
We welcome you back to the Federation with open arms Mick. Looking forward to seeing You vs. Taker Hell in the Cell II for Takers 20th win.
I doubt it. He cannot even bend down to tie his shoes he is so broken from the years of ring abuse.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on June 17, 2011, 07:11:47 PM
LOP.net



-- Desmond Wolfe has been removed from ImpactWrestling.com's roster page. This is often an indication that a wrestler has parted ways with TNA Wrestling.

Wolfe has been sidelined from in-ring competition since September due to medical leave. He resurfaced on TNA programming last month as the commissioner of Xplosion.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: flexingtonsteele on June 17, 2011, 10:37:28 PM
LOP.net



-- Desmond Wolfe has been removed from ImpactWrestling.com's roster page. This is often an indication that a wrestler has parted ways with TNA Wrestling.

Wolfe has been sidelined from in-ring competition since September due to medical leave. He resurfaced on TNA programming last month as the commissioner of Xplosion.

LOP.net



-- Desmond Wolfe has been removed from ImpactWrestling.com's roster page. This is often an indication that a wrestler has parted ways with TNA Wrestling.

Wolfe has been sidelined from in-ring competition since September due to medical leave. He resurfaced on TNA programming last month as the commissioner of Xplosion.


he got released because he's still not medically cleared to wrestle.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on June 23, 2011, 05:20:16 PM
pwtorch-


TNA wrestler Matt Hardy was suspended from last week's TNA Impact Wrestling tapings, reports Prowrestling.net.

The reported reasons are Hardy showing up late to recent TNA live events and members of TNA management unhappy with Hardy's recent taser video he posted online.

Last week, Hardy framed his absence from TNA programming as taking some vacation time. Hardy posted on Twitter over the weekend:

"Between dates, injuries, & outside issues, I'm gonna have a few week off & I'm ecstatic! The Matt Hardy Movement is going into full effect!"

Hardy is also expected to miss the next set of tapings next Monday and Tuesday, June 27 and 28, but that's subject to change.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on June 23, 2011, 05:28:49 PM
Former TNA wrestler Jay Lethal described his departure from TNA as a non-political "mutual split" in an interview with the Busted Open satellite radio show this week promoting Sunday's Ring of Honor PPV in New York City.

“Everybody wants to know the answer to that question (leaving TNA) and I don’t think I’m ready to just quite give the full full answer," Lethal said.

"All I can say right now is we’ve come to an agreement and they’ve decided it would be best for both parties if we mutually split. Nothing against them, I had honestly what I could say to be the greatest day of my life with the company. That chapter of my life with TNA is now closed and I’m looking forward to the future and it starts in Manhattan with Ring of Honor.”

Asked if politics were involved, Lethal replied, "I can honestly say with 100 percent certainty no it did not. That has nothing to do with it."


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on June 26, 2011, 04:32:03 PM
Wrestlezone.com reported yesterday that Matt Hardy was asking for fans to tweet him if they had asked for a refund at recent TNA house shows because he wasn't on them.  It seemed like a matter of time before "someone" else in TNA responded to that. 

It finally did by way of Abyss as he posted the following on his Twitter: 
"Our roster of talent is the best and brings everything they have to the ring everynite and our Impact live events give the fans alot for their money. No refunds required or requested. Thanks for being great fans no matter whos on the show. You guys are the best".


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Thin Lizzy on June 27, 2011, 07:59:47 AM
Abyss has a Twitter page. Lol!


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on June 27, 2011, 11:58:20 AM
Spike TV Looking At Purchasing A Majority Stake In TNA Wrestling: Source

By Michael Norway on 06/25/2011 6:54 pm in TNA News / no comments

According to a source I spoke to exclusively within the past few days close to TNA Impact Wrestling — and news that Spike TV’s flagship franchise UFC is looking like it will be leaving the network by the end of this year — TNA’s broadcast home in the United States is looking at the possibility of purchasing a majority stake in TNA.

Panda Energy is currently the company that continues to back TNA, but Spike TV apparently is aware of all the issues that is happening within the company with Spike being able to do very little with the company besides give “suggestions”. If Spike were to purchase a majority stake in the company, they could seriously clean house, a source tells me exclusively here at WrestleHeat.com.

As noted previously here on the website, TNA is looking a releasing a large proportion of its talent due to financial issues with the company. A source notes that TNA President Dixie Carter’s mother, Janice Carter, has been “hounding” her daughter to make some cuts within the company in order to clean house instead of employing names that aren’t regularly on television. We noted earlier that Janice wants to cut at least 20 names from the company in a previous report.

TNA has partnered with Spike TV since 2005, years after they aired one-hour broadcasts on FOX Sports Net and then shortly aired shows on the Internet before they partnered with Spike around the time that WWE left the network. Despite the large ratings gape between WWE and TNA, both USA Network and Spike TV are roughly available in the homes of 99 million people.


Source:

http://wrestleheat.com/spike-tv-purchasi....ing-source=8350


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on July 02, 2011, 09:59:42 AM
Kurt Angle Addresses His Olympic Chances & More
by TNAWrestlingNews.com Staff on 06/29/2011 - 03:51 PM

As noted earlier here on the website, TNA star Kurt Angle is looking to make history next summer as he will be trying out for the United States Olympic team. Angle recently spoke with ZooToday.com about the possibility:

"I definitely think I will be an underdog. I am not going to be one of the guys picked to make the team and definitely not one of the guys picked to win a medal. When I was in the Atlanta Olympics I was already a world champion so there were high expectations when it came for me to perform. A lot of people didn’t know about the broken neck because I simply didn’t want anyone to know about it at the time."

Angle said competing for a spot on the team will be a challenge as he's in his mid 40's:

"It’s kind of like a Rocky Balboa underdog story, because like Rocky if I get to the Olympics I have nothing to lose. One advantage I’ll have is that I’ve been through it all before but for me not having the pressure this time round to win the gold medal will make it a better experience. I can enjoy it this time and enjoy the training. I won’t be in a place where I say 'Oh gosh I need to go to the gym today'. I can kind of enjoy it and have a passion for it this time."


Source:

http://www.tnawrestlingnews.com/headlines/311383845.shtml


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on July 02, 2011, 10:02:14 AM
Report: TNA Wants Jeff Hardy To Enter Rehab + More
by TNAWrestlingNews.com Staff on 06/30/2011 - 04:58 PM

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

According to a backstage source, TNA Wrestling officials want Jeff Hardy to enter a rehabilitation facility.

Hardy, who was accompanied by his wife, appeared at the Moore County Courthouse in Moore County, North Carolina on Monday to face drug trafficking charges related to his September 2009 arrest. His court hearing was once again pushed back. Something was supposed to go down today but we haven't heard anything as of this writing.

As of now, all signs point to a deal being reached with Hardy agreeing to undergo some type of drug rehabilitation. We shall see.




Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: nasht5 on July 02, 2011, 11:46:36 AM
Kurt Angle Addresses His Olympic Chances & More
by TNAWrestlingNews.com Staff on 06/29/2011 - 03:51 PM

As noted earlier here on the website, TNA star Kurt Angle is looking to make history next summer as he will be trying out for the United States Olympic team. Angle recently spoke with ZooToday.com about the possibility:

"I definitely think I will be an underdog. I am not going to be one of the guys picked to make the team and definitely not one of the guys picked to win a medal. When I was in the Atlanta Olympics I was already a world champion so there were high expectations when it came for me to perform. A lot of people didn’t know about the broken neck because I simply didn’t want anyone to know about it at the time."

Angle said competing for a spot on the team will be a challenge as he's in his mid 40's:

"It’s kind of like a Rocky Balboa underdog story, because like Rocky if I get to the Olympics I have nothing to lose. One advantage I’ll have is that I’ve been through it all before but for me not having the pressure this time round to win the gold medal will make it a better experience. I can enjoy it this time and enjoy the training. I won’t be in a place where I say 'Oh gosh I need to go to the gym today'. I can kind of enjoy it and have a passion for it this time."


Source:

http://www.tnawrestlingnews.com/headlines/311383845.shtml

How can Angle get past the drug testing for the olypic team? He has a Rx for hgh and it has been arrested with it in his possesion before.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 02, 2011, 01:53:02 PM
How can Angle get past the drug testing for the olypic team? He has a Rx for hgh and it has been arrested with it in his possesion before.


All he's got to do is deny using it "lately."
Unless they've recently developed a procedure, I don't believe the IOC is capable of testing for hGH.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on July 03, 2011, 01:45:10 PM
Possible Issues Between Ric Flair & TNA?
by TNAWrestlingNews.com Staff on 07/02/2011 - 01:12 AM

Credit: Mike Johnson & PWInsider

As noted several minutes ago here on the website, TNA returned to MCU Park in Brooklyn, NY for a Basebrawl event. It was a very good and entertaining show with the only downside being that Ric Flair, who was the focal point of advertising and was pushed as appearing, did not appear before the live crowd.

Flair was there and did a signing for VIP ticketholders that purchased a special ticket but did not come out before the crowd, although both Don West and Jeremy Borash plugged that he would.

The word making the rounds after the show was that Flair had turned down the request to come out before the crowd and left the venue before the show ended.

More on this developing story the AM...........

Ric Flair-TNA Update/Problems?, Details Inside
by TNAWrestlingNews.com Staff on 07/03/2011 - 12:30 AM

Source(s): TNAWrestlingNews.com & The Wrestling Observer

Ric Flair was in Asbury Park, NJ for last night's (Saturday) TNA house show. At this time, there is no detailed explanation as to why he did not appear before fans at Friday night's event in Brooklyn.

Flair claims that he was never told he would be appearing before the crowd last night. He then refused to go out when told to do so.

One TNAWrestlingNews.com source told us that Flair was "acting like a Hollywood Diva".


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on July 03, 2011, 01:52:40 PM
http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/06/27/1104520?sac=Home


CARTHAGE - Prosecutors hope to wrap up the drug case against professional wrestler Jeff Hardy this week.

A judge Monday was supposed to hear the results of a review of whether Hardy should be accepted into an inpatient substance abuse addiction program in lieu of jail time. However, the hearing was postponed because of scheduling conflicts with a civil case that needs to use the courtroom.

Assistant District Attorney Warren McSweeney said Judge James Webb put the case on stand-by, and Hardy is likely to be called back to court some time Thursday.

In April, Hardy's lawyer said his client was working with Moore County's Sentencing Services program to pursue a treatment program as an alternative to serving jail time.

Hardy, 33, is charged with trafficking in opium, two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lawmen found 260 Vicodin prescription painkillers, 180 Soma prescription muscle relaxants, 55 milliliters of anabolic steroids, powder cocaine residue and drug paraphernalia when they searched Hardy's house outside of Cameron on Sept. 11, 2009.

At Hardy's last court hearing, Becky Carlson, the county's sentencing services administrator, told the judge Hardy was borderline in his need for a 28-day inpatient treatment program, though she had only formed an initial opinion.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on July 09, 2011, 01:04:00 PM
TNA KNOCKOUT out of action
Sarah "Sarita" Stock posted the following on her Facebook page last night:

"Due to a facial paralysis that I recently suffered, I was unable to wrestle yesterday in Pachuca nor today in Arena Mexico. I'm focusing on my recovery and I offer a sincere apology to everyone."


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on July 09, 2011, 01:10:31 PM
pwtorch

TNA will be taking Impact on the road to Huntsville, Ala. on Thursday, August 25. The TV taping will be held at the Von Braun Center, where TNA held its first event in 2002.

TNA will begin a regular schedule of TV tapings away from Orlando, Fla. starting with Huntsville next month. Universal Studios is listing four sets of TV tapings prior to the taping in Huntsville:

-- July 11 & 12 following Destination X PPV
-- July 25 & 26 leading to Hardcore Justice PPV
-- Aug. 8 & 9 following Hardcore Justice
-- Aug. 22-24 prior to No Surrender PPV (tentative)


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on July 09, 2011, 05:52:50 PM
According to a report by The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, while making an appearance at the E3 convention to promote his new video game, Hulk Hogan was overheard blaming the quality of Impact Wrestling on Vince Russo when people or regular fans would say to him how bad the show was.
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when in doubt, blame Russo.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: yates fan on July 09, 2011, 05:56:44 PM
russo does know how to take a great show and make it suck.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on July 09, 2011, 05:58:38 PM
russo does know how to take a great show and make it suck.

I never understood why people seem to think he's got some kind of talent... He's never really made any product "better".


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Montague on July 09, 2011, 06:49:36 PM
I never understood why people seem to think he's got some kind of talent... He's never really made any product "better".


WCW thought they’d pulled a fast one on Vince when they “stole” Russo from the Fed.
One of the office guys was bragging to Larry Zbyszko backstage that they learned about McMahon’s “secret weapon…” a guy from Long Island.
He went on to say, “And, Larry, the best part is…he wasn’t even under contract with WWF. We stole him right out from Vince’s nose!”

Larry’s common sense reply:
"The reason this guy wasn’t under contract with the Fed is…THEY DON’T NEED HIM!!! If he was that important to the show, McMahon would have him locked down."

Bobby Heenan claimed that Russo submitted lots of ideas, and Vince took the two or three best ones. Then, he ended up modifying/tweaking them so much that they often bore little resemblance to Russo original version.

If you want to know EXACTLY what Russo is capable of, look at the last 18 months of WCW. That was pure, unfiltered Vince Russo (with the exception of the last 6 months, during which he sat out with a concussion).


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: tu_holmes on July 09, 2011, 06:51:14 PM

WCW thought they’d pulled a fast one on Vince when they “stole” Russo from the Fed.
One of the office guys was bragging to Larry Zbyszko backstage that they learned about McMahon’s “secret weapon…” a guy from Long Island.
He went on to say, “And, Larry, the best part is…he wasn’t even under contract with WWF. We stole him right out from Vince’s nose!”

Larry’s common sense reply:
"The reason this guy wasn’t under contract with the Fed is…THEY DON’T NEED HIM!!! If he was that important to the show, McMahon would have him locked down."

Bobby Heenan claimed that Russo submitted lots of ideas, and Vince took the two or three best ones. Then, he ended up modifying/tweaking them so much that they often bore little resemblance to Russo original version.

If you want to know EXACTLY what Russo is capable of, look at the last 18 months of WCW. That was pure, unfiltered Vince Russo (with the exception of the last 6 months, during which he sat out with a concussion).

The "New Blood" group was the ONLY thing that Russo did that didn't suck.

Everything else was garbage.

Russo is horrible.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Captain Equipoise on July 09, 2011, 08:26:49 PM
Abyss has a Twitter page. Lol!

Have you seen that guy's face?!?! at 350 , 6"10 I would burst out in laughter if he threatened me, hhahahaha


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on July 10, 2011, 02:01:49 PM
the tna weekly 3 man x matches are great those guys are incredible.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: Evo on July 10, 2011, 03:22:15 PM

WCW thought they’d pulled a fast one on Vince when they “stole” Russo from the Fed.
One of the office guys was bragging to Larry Zbyszko backstage that they learned about McMahon’s “secret weapon…” a guy from Long Island.
He went on to say, “And, Larry, the best part is…he wasn’t even under contract with WWF. We stole him right out from Vince’s nose!”

Larry’s common sense reply:
"The reason this guy wasn’t under contract with the Fed is…THEY DON’T NEED HIM!!! If he was that important to the show, McMahon would have him locked down."

Bobby Heenan claimed that Russo submitted lots of ideas, and Vince took the two or three best ones. Then, he ended up modifying/tweaking them so much that they often bore little resemblance to Russo original version.

If you want to know EXACTLY what Russo is capable of, look at the last 18 months of WCW. That was pure, unfiltered Vince Russo (with the exception of the last 6 months, during which he sat out with a concussion).

The "New Blood" group was the ONLY thing that Russo did that didn't suck.

Everything else was garbage.

Russo is horrible.

Agreed on both...

Tna is showing signs of getting back to how it was when I actually wanted to watch it.

The Sting/Joker gimmick is average at best, but the x-div revival is looking better every week.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on July 11, 2011, 09:04:50 AM
TNA Destination X PPV news & notes


-- A.J. Styles defeated Christopher Daniels in a near-30-minute PPV main event playing off the long history of Styles vs. Daniels matches in TNA and other promotions.

-- Brian Kendrick captured the X Division Title from Abyss after a run-in by Immortal "crashing the X Division PPV party" and X Division wrestlers fighting off Immortal.

-- Alex Shelley became the new #1 contender to the X Division Title by winning the Ultimate X match.

-- Austin Aries "won a TNA contract" by defeating Low-Ki, Jack Evans, and Zema Ion in a four-way match.

-- In a battle of long-time rivals, Rob Van Dam beat Jerry Lynn in a 17-minute match positioned fifth out of eight matches on the card.

-- U.K. wrestler Mark Haskins was revealed as Doug Williams's mystery opponent. Haskins, who was on TNA's U.K. tour in January, lost to Williams in an eight-minute match.

-- Announcing line-up: Mike Tenay and Jeremy Borash (filling in for Taz) were on commentary, So Cal Val handled backstage interviews, and Christy Hemme was ring announcer.

pwtorch


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on July 11, 2011, 02:52:09 PM
Generation Me (Jeremy and Max Buck), requested their TNA releases yesterday and have received them. The team officially finished up at the Destination X PPV.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on July 12, 2011, 04:56:27 PM
Another Release From TNA Wrestling
by TNAWrestlingNews.com Staff on 07/11/2011 - 05:18 PM

TNA Wrestling has released Orlando Jordan.

It is said to be a budgetary move.

We hope to have confirmation on this shortly.


http://www.tnawrestlingnews.com/headlines/312425847.shtml


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on July 12, 2011, 04:58:26 PM
Big spoiler for this weeks show















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Sting defeated Mr. Anderson to become a Five Time TNA World Champion. This was Anderson’s first title defense since winning the title at Slammiversary. Both men used each other's finishers at points during the match. Later in the match, referee Brian Hebner was knocked out. Bully Ray came out, while still wearing his tuxedo, and attacked Sting. The lights went out and one of the clowns from earlier was in the ring attacking Anderson and Ray with a baseball bat when the lights came back on. The lights went out again and when the lights came back on, the clown and Ray disappeared. Sting picked up Anderson and hit the Scorpion Death Drop to win the match. As Sting celebrated with the title, the clown was on the stage and unmasked himself to be Kurt Angle



Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on July 14, 2011, 07:26:23 AM
Former TNA, WWE and ECW star, Kid Kash posted the following on his official Twitter page:

"HI Guys, ITS OFFICIAL i have just signed back with TNA @IMPACTWRESTLING"


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on July 14, 2011, 09:10:40 AM
Hulk Hogan held a meeting with TNA talent on Tuesday before the Impact Wrestling tapings. According to Jason Powell of Prowrestling.net, Hogan stressed that the wrestlers "need to step up their games when it comes to storytelling in the ring", something that has been mentioned in prior meetings.

Dixie Carter was also part of the meeting asking if anyone had any questions. We are told the wrestlers were not very receptive to the meeting and declined to ask anything when Carter gave them the opportunity to do so. It should be noted that TNA creative writers Vince Russo and Matt Conway did not attend the meeting. Various talent in TNA took that as a sign that Russo may not be on the same page as Hogan, but a lot of that was looked at as pure speculation as it hasn't been revealed why Russo didn't attend the meeting.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: funk51 on July 14, 2011, 09:18:02 AM
Hulk Hogan held a meeting with TNA talent on Tuesday before the Impact Wrestling tapings. According to Jason Powell of Prowrestling.net, Hogan stressed that the wrestlers "need to step up their games when it comes to storytelling in the ring", something that has been mentioned in prior meetings.

Dixie Carter was also part of the meeting asking if anyone had any questions. We are told the wrestlers were not very receptive to the meeting and declined to ask anything when Carter gave them the opportunity to do so. It should be noted that TNA creative writers Vince Russo and Matt Conway did not attend the meeting. Various talent in TNA took that as a sign that Russo may not be on the same page as Hogan, but a lot of that was looked at as pure speculation as it hasn't been revealed why Russo didn't attend the meeting.
more wrestling and less storytelling is needed.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on July 15, 2011, 01:52:49 PM
prowrestling.net

Trudy Taylor, the wife of former TNA head of talent relations Terry Taylor, died on Thursday following a long bout with cancer.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on July 19, 2011, 03:02:35 PM
pwinsider

As we noted yesterday here on the website, Matt Morgan underwent MRIs on his lower back yesterday. The TNA star has been dealing with spasms of late that have been increasingly painful.

Morgan is expected to receive the results within the next few days.


Title: Re: TNA News:
Post by: mass 04 on July 19, 2011, 03:57:32 PM
pwtorch


Jeff Hardy's next scheduled court date in Moore County Superior Court is September 8, according to the North Carolina court system's public records.

In late June, it appeared Hardy's case would be wrapped up. A judge was scheduled to rule on whether Hardy could be admitted to a drug rehabilitation program in lieu of jail time stemming from his drug possession-related arrest.

Instead, the case appears to be continued to the near-two-year anniversary of Hardy's arrest on September 11, 2009 that set in motion the ongoing legal process.

In April of this year, Hardy's case was continued after a drug counselor became involved in the case to assess whether Hardy should undergo a drug treatmen