Monday, September 01, 2014

Weekly Discussion

Discuss anything TNA-related. Keep all conversation civil. No spoiler discussion.

Talk TNA Podcast: Episode 65

Weekly News Briefs (9/1-9/7)

*TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Lashley will be fighting in Bellator this weekend. PWInsider notes that Lashley will be the first champion of a televised wrestling promotion to simultaneously compete for MMA.

*Our affiliates at Talk TNA Podcast are reporting that TNA's live events are on hiatus for the foreseeable future. TNA plans on focusing on TV for now. A number of staff who were involved in live events were let go last week.

*General admission tickets for Bound For Glory on October 12th will go on sale on September 11th.

*October's Unfinished Business special will be themed "Best of Bound For Glory."

*TNA has three tapings this week (two ONO tapings and a TV Taping) and four tapings next week from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. These tapings could go beyond Bound For Glory in October. Aside from BFG, there aren't any additional events until January.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Weekly News Briefs (8/25-8/31)

*King Mo recently signed a long-term contract with Bellator MMA. Mo had issued with former Bellator President, Bjorn Rebney but is happy now that Scott Coker has taken over. King Mo was recently seen on TNA TV a few weeks ago and will continue working with the organization.

* Robbie E and Brooke did a video profile for the new season of The Amazing Race, premiering September 26th on CBS. Watch the segment here.

* TJ Perkins noted on Twitter has re-signed with TNA. Manik is a former X Division champion.

* Wrestle-1 official Jimmy Suzuki tweeted: "Bound for Glory this year will be great from Tokyo. Got a basic line up but can't announce yet."

This Week On Impact Wrestling

Disclaimer: I apologize for the review being a tad late. I have spent many hours in school learning material I need to pass a Property and Casualty Licensing Test in NYS this past week. (It was a one week class) I had my class final Friday and the exam this morning so needless to say it was a lot to absorb in a short period of time. I did pass the test earlier this morning so all that studying paid off and now it’s time to review Impact.

The Issues With iMPACT Ep. #200

Pandering FTW

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lashley Talks TNA Run, Bellator Contract and More

TNA World Champion Bobby Lashley spoke with the MMA Report ahead of his Bellator debut next Friday on Spike TV. Below are the highlights:

If his plan was to juggle TNA and Bellator:
"It was. When I regularly talked to TNA....actually, I was talking to Bellator before I talked to TNA. But pro wrestling is my passion and my heart, so when I still talked to TNA, that was one thing that we discussed at the beginning of my contract. I said hey, it's a good opportunity to do both, especially being on Spike TV. I’m still in good shape. I own a gym so I'm training all the time anyway, so why don't we have an opportunity to do it right this time?"

His contract with Bellator:
"I'm signed right now for a handful of fights, and that was before Coker even came on. And now that Coker came on, we’ll probably end up doing those fights fairly quickly and renewing it. I don’t have too much time left in the game, but while I’m here I want to make a big impact. I don’t think the amount of fights that I signed for is going to give me an opportunity to do everything that I want to do, so I’m going to blaze through those fights quickly — maybe every other month if I can stay healthy — then hopefully I can sign on for more and really make a big statement, as I have my last run."

Friday, August 29, 2014

First Names Announced for Bound For Glory

Bound For Glory will take place on October 12 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Tickets go on sale THIS WEEKEND at the Korakuen Hall Box Office during the scheduled show from Wrestle-1.

The following names have been announced for the event:

Samoa Joe
James Storm
The Great Sanada
Davey Richards
Eddie Edwards

More names will be announced soon, plus Team 3D will be inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame.

Update: According to the Wrestle-1 website, Tajiri and The Great Muta have been added to the Bound For Glory lineup. There will be 7-8 matches on the card.  [Thanks to Phil Lions]

Xplosion: Brittany vs. Madison Rayne