Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TNA 10

By Wake Chambers

We are just at the beginning of the Impact New York tapings, one episode in, and it is an incredibly exciting time to be a TNA fan. Now is a perfect time to see how the roster ranks among the rest. This edition of TNA 10 will give you the power rankings as we currently sit. Keep in mind they do not reflect the happenings on episodes that have not aired on television. These power rankings take into account everything a talent has going for them story-wise and competitively and other things related to talents’ position in TNA.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Weekly Discussion (7/21-7/25)

Feel free to discuss any topic you wish. Keep your conversation civil.

A Storm Is Coming To Japan

Are you intrigued by those backstage vignettes between James Storm and Sanada? I know I am.

Perhaps some re-introduction is necessary. I am known as "The Messenger" and when I was a regular columnist here, probably my main specialty was the fantasy booking type of column. Talon and JSO graciously have made it clear that guest columns are welcomed from me, so I thought I’d present this somewhat drawn-out idea of where I’d take the building Storm/Sanada angle. (This is what I think about when I am walking my new rescue dog, Dusty.)

Footage of the Knockouts 2015 Calendar Photo Shoot


Weekly News Briefs: July 21-27

* Wrestle-1 announced that Sanada and the Wolves are booked for the "Flashing Summer" tour on August 23-31. On a side note, Wrestle-1 will be crowning its first champion in a tournament that ends on October 8th at Korakuen Hall, four days before TNA Bound For Glory in Japan.

* TNA is taping the final UK portion of British Boot Camp on August 16th in London, England. Admission is free on a first come, first serve basis - with ticket holders to the January UK tour given priority. For more info, click here.

* Robbie E stated that he wants to win the World Heavyweight Championship and eventually be inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame. Robbie acknowledged that there won't be a Bound For Glory Series this year. Watch his interview with Sportsvibe here.

Viewership and Quarter Hour Ratings for 7/17 IMPACT

Q1: Impact opened with a 1.05 rating for promos featuring Kurt Angle, Taz, Bully Ray & Tommy Dreamer, plus one commercial.

Q2: Impact increased to a 1.07 rating for EC3 & Rhino vs. Bully Ray & Tommy Dreamer, Angle/Aries backstage, and one commercial.

Q3: Impact increased to a 1.11 rating for the first-half of an 8-man Gauntlet for the X Division Title, plus one commercial.

Q4: Impact increased to a show-high 1.14 rating for the second-half of the X Division Gauntlet, Storm/Sanada backstage, and one commercial.

Q5: Impact dipped to a 1.03 rating for Bobby Roode & Eric Young vs. MVP & Kenny King, one commercial, and the first-half of Madison Rayne vs. Brittany in a No DQ match.

Q6: Impact increased to a 1.10 rating for the second-half of Madison-Brittany, Dixie Carter backstage, and one commercial.

Q7: Impact increased to a show-high 1.14 rating for Lashley vs. Jeff Hardy for the TNA World Title, plus one commercial.

Q8: Impact dipped to a show-low 1.01 rating for a Dixie Carter promo interrupted by Team 3D, plus one commercial.

* Overall, the show averaged 1.403 million viewers and a 1.08 rating.  [Credit to PWTorch]

Sunday, July 20, 2014

June 8th, 2006 on iMPACT!: Sting vs. Steiner

By Garrett Kidney
June 8th, 2006
iMPACT! Zone in Orlando, FL
Quick Results
1. Sting defeated Scott Steiner by disqualification to qualify for King of the Mountain
2. Sonjay Dutt defeated Jerrelle Clark
3. Chris Sabin and The James Gang defeated Bobby Roode, Eric Young and A1

The Issues With iMPACT Ep. #194

TNA in NYC 

My Bound For Glory Card (Spoilers Included)

By Michie

As I am sure most TNA fans know at this point recently before the TV tapings in New York it was announced that Bound for Glory would be taking place in Japan! I’m sure many of us have all been thinking up our dream match cards and I’m sure many just like me can’t wait until October 12th! I’ve had some free time and thought up the card I’d like to see (keeping it realistic of course) So I’m going to list the card, in order of how the matches will come then I’ll explain my thoughts behind every match!
A few things I should point out first: