Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ring of Honor Coming to Destination America

Destination America announced today that it has signed a national broadcast deal with professional wrestling league RING OF HONOR, bringing one of the most respected wrestling organizations to the only network dedicated to all-American entertainment.

Destination America is now the one-two-punch to professional wrestling, adding RING OF HONOR (ROH) to its line-up after launching IMPACT WRESTLING in early 2015. RING OF HONOR has been delivering top wrestling matches for ten years with captivating hard-hitting stars such as Jay & Mark Briscoe, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, The Young Bucks, Maria Kanellis, Adam Cole and Jay Lethal. Destination America will pack on the action beginning Wednesday June 3 with the series premiere of RING OF HONOR at 8/7c leading into brand new premieres of IMPACT WRESTLING at 9/8c.

Could TNA work on a Netflix style platform?

Welcome back to another edition of the v2 wrestling podcast and welcome to all of our listeners on TNAsylum.com and 606v2.com. Next week, we have three exciting interviews with PJ Black, Doc Gallows and Jeff Jarrett! So if you have any questions you would like asked, please get in touch!

This week Paul is joined by Rich and Ethan to discuss the latest news in wrestling. With no episode airing in the States, the three focus on the rumors about TNA's future on Destination America. The three quickly agree on who is the main party at fault, though their decsion may surprise you!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

James Storm Talks Revolution, TNA Feuds and More

Welcome back to another edition of the v2 wrestling podcast. On tonight's special, Adam is joined by TNA legend James Storm. The full audio is available at this link. Below are the highlights.

Original plans for the Revolution:

"The whole startup with the Revolution was a different vision than what I had in mind. TNA came and asked me if I would help these guys out a little bit, and I didn’t mind at all. My vision of it at the beginning was I wanted it to be me, Gunner, Sam Shaw, Lance Hoyt and Crimson. You look at that group and those are some bad boys. But they had a different vision of it and they asked me what I thought of it. I make the best out of everything that I’m given and if I’m able to help some guys out along the way, that’s what I’ll do. So far I've felt like I’ve elevated some of these guys up."

Some Kind of Monster


In this strange house, girls who are "troubled" are locked away in little rooms where polite society doesn't have to look at their haunted faces. In this place you'll find the girls who are deemed too fat, the girls who are deemed too skinny, the girls who don't talk right and the girls who don't look right. All of these girls have been told that there is something wrong with them and that if they wish to fit into that "polite society" that doesn't want them as they are now, they must fix that which is wrong with them or rather, it must be fixed for them.

Most of these girls have been labeled "crazy" and throughout the years, one or two could have been called a "monster" but these are just words and to a woman who spent her youth here in this place, words mean nothing. It is actions that speak the loudest. It is actions that helped her survive here, it is actions that helped her escape here, and it is actions – her actions – that turned the nickname the orderlies gave her into one of the most feared names in women's wrestling: HAVOK.

3rd Pioneer Award Winner Is...

"Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels presented with the TNAsylum Pioneer Award, recognizing his contributions to TNA Wrestling.

TNAsylum.com is proud to announce that the third annual Pioneer Award winner will be "Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels. The Pioneer Award recognizes contributions made by those in the early days of TNA, making the company what it is today. The first two recipients of the award were Jerry Lynn and AJ Styles.

Christopher Daniels is the epitome of what you get when you mix entertainment with athleticism. His abilities to thrill while in the ring are only matched by his traditional mic skills and his ability to tell a story through a promo.

Daniels is both a pioneer in the X Division and Tag Team Division. In the frontier days of TNA, he was part of the Triple X group (along with Low Ki and Elix Skipper). They won the Tag Team Titles on numerous occasions. Daniels would later form successful tag teams with AJ Styles and Kazarian making him arguably one of the best tag team wrestlers in TNA history.

A Special Thank You

Dear TNAsylum Readers,

Today is the 5-Year Anniversary of TNAsylum. This site was created five years ago on May 26th, 2010. A lot has happened and a lot has changed since that time.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Open Discussion

Please discuss any wrestling thoughts in the comments section below!

Friday, May 22, 2015

TNA Statement on Cancellation Reports

Update: According to PWInsider, those within TNA were very upset with the cancellation reports going around and have denied that the network has told them anything.

There was especially anger over the reports because Destination America had two representatives in Nashville all week working on creative plans with Billy Corgan, John Gaburick and the rest of the creative team that went well into the end of the year and early 2016.

At one point yesterday, the plan was to film an interview where Josh Mathews would sit down with Dixie Carter to respond to the reports, but that was scrapped in favor of the statement that was issued. Discovery is expected to push TNA's move to Wednesdays across all of their networks over the next several weeks.

International IMPACT Coverage

By JSO
May 22, 2015
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Having Fun with Dirtsheets


No matter how hard we try, no doubt each of us has read a dirtsheet at some time or another. I also imagine that a lot of you out there are like me and have your favorite ones to read on a regular basis, whether it's to find out rumors or just for pure entertainment value. Anyway, I'm going to have some fun with one of the dirtsheets' favorite stories that they post on a monthly basis.

"TNA morale is low backstage" — I'm sure we have all come across a variety of these articles over the years on the internet. Hell, I can usually find one when I'm looking around for TNA news. I'm going to turn this report on its head and hopefully come out with something that could find its way onto a dirtsheet. I must stress this is purely for entertainment purposes and no disrespect is meant.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

TNA News Briefs: May 2015

* Jade and Marti Bell have been added to the TNA roster page. Meanwhile, Rebel and Crazzy Steve have their own profiles separate from the Menagerie (which has been added to the alumni page), so it appears that Knux may be done with TNA.

* TNA has moved their June IMPACT tapings to June 24-June 27th. This would mean they would be taping their July/August IMPACT shows before Slammiversary airs on Pay-Per-View.