On the recent v2 podcast, we hosted a section which was tentatively called "Quick Fixes". It was meant as a way for the panel to suggest a way to improve the current product that is put on our collective screens. Most of the suggestions revolved around the screen time given to each show and how it was a hindrance – in the case of WWE too much time and for TNA not enough. And from this discussion, an idea was born.
* The Great Sanada has parted ways with TNA as his profile was moved to the alumni section on TNA's website. He is taking indie bookings through Wrestle-1's Jimmy Suzuki.
* According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, TNA and AAA have been in talks about TNA possibly sending a three-man team to the Lucha Libre World Cup trios tournament in late May, which would re-open relations between the two companies.
John Gaburick announced on his Twitter that Taz has left TNA Wrestling. He wrote: "After 5+ years TNA & Taz have mutually decided to part ways. A champ in the ring & on the mic, we wish him nothing but success! @OfficialTAZ"
Taz had been the color commentator for TNA since 2009. During his tenure he was also a Gutcheck judge and a member of the Main Event Mafia and Aces & Eights.
Regarding his departure, Taz commented: "Like to thank TNA Wrestling for the opportunity to apply my craft for past several years. Best wishes to them in the future. A special thanks to the great TNA roster of wrestlers. And thank u TNA fans worldwide."
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This week Adam is joined by Rich and Paul to talk about the latest news in the world of professional wrestling. We kick off the proceedings with a look back at this week's wrestling news which mainly focuses on the latest TNA rumours – rubbish or reality, let us know what you think.
"From this moment on, I'm changing the way I feel. From this moment on, it's time to get real."
- Long Gone and Moved On by The Script
What's in a word? Can one word encompass everything that a brand represents? Yes, if that word is the right word. Yes, if that word links to everything that your brand represents. Case in point, HP used the buzz word "Invent" as a slogan. Simple and catchy, "Invent" formed the basis of not just what HP do (invent various kind of technology) but also describes the company mission statement: keep inventing, keep pushing the boundaries into new territory. Just one word. Smart wrestling promoters do the same when it comes to thinking of simple buzz words to describe their products.
Jeremy Borash spoke with the Pain Clinic about a variety of topics. Below are the highlights:
The rise of Ethan Carter III:
"I just can’t believe that somebody in another company did not see all the potential that this kid has. He’s really remarkable. He’s one of those guys, and I’ve come across a few of them in my day, you just know someday they’re going to be a top guy, and he carries himself like that. There's guys that get there by their athleticism and don’t really have the aura of a star—he’s got it all. I can’t stand him personally, but he’s got it all, I’ll give him that."