Wednesday, October 29, 2014

10/29 IMPACT Wrestling Coverage

October 29, 2014
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

TNA IMPACT 2: A Deeper Look

In 2008, TNA released its first and only AAA video game through Midway titled TNA IMPACT! for all the major consoles. Since that point, the company has seen video games released on handheld and mobile devices.

When released, Midway was praised for the game's graphics and smooth gameplay. The action was fast and the graphics were excellent. On the other hand, the game felt like a demo as the roster's moves all felt the same. It felt like an incomplete package. Many video gamers felt that if Midway had another shot at it, they could really knock it out of the park.

News: EC3 Bans Spud from TNA Headquarters, More

* TNA ran an angle via #IMPACT365 between EC3 and Rockstar Spud. In the video, EC3 cancels "I'm With Spud Wednesday" and bans his former best friend from TNA headquarters.

* At Bellator 130, Bobby Lashley defeated Karl Etherington via submission due to strikes in the first round. Lashley has won five straight fights and holds an MMA record of 12-2.

Monday, October 27, 2014

A Message from the Talk TNA Podcast

Introducing the TALK TNA PODCAST

Some of you may already be aware of who we are and what we do, but for those of you who have never heard our show, here's what you need to know.

My name is Dave Gilbert, I am 34 years old and live in the UK. I have been watching wrestling since the late 1980s, and I was in attendance for Summerslam 1992 at Wembley Stadium. I lived through the Attitude Era and by about 2000, I lost interest in wrestling as other things in my life began to take priority.

Around 2007, I began watching TNA and have never missed an episode of Impact or a PPV. In the summer of 2013, my wife Claudia and I began the TALK TNA PODCAST which is a weekly TNA show where we discuss all the latest news and recap each episode of Impact, segment by segment. We also recap every PPV and since our show began, we have interviewed Jay Bradley, Hernandez, TJ Perkins, Davey Richards, Bryan Alvarez and Kenny King.

British Bootcamp 2 Ep. 2 Review


Worry Warts and Haters

It is time for your Wake-Up Call…

TNA is in the midst of a trying time for both those within the company and its fans. Obviously, the television deal situation has created a tumultuous and frustrating Internet spectacle for those interested in seeing Impact back on television at the beginning of the year. I try to stay away from the more overplayed topics running around TNA, but when I do, I try to take it from a different angle than most. For one, the constant, repetitive discussion is redundant, if not boring. And for two, umm…let us be less boring I guess. Why not try to change up the discussion a bit?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

British Boot Camp 2: Episode 2 - Manchester Auditions

MVP - Half Man, Full Impact

I follow a few things very closely. Obviously, TNA (and wrestling in general) is one of those items.
I also follow television shows like Suits, Guy Ritchie films, and the Houston Texans.

In 2011 there was quite a big fuss over top cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, and the Texans were in talks to acquire his services for a price. In a surprise twist, the Texans signed Jonathan Joseph to a 5-year deal and many felt the franchise had made a poor decision of what "should have been done" by the Texans. Three years of "sub-par" performances, the more expensive Nnamdi has moved onto a new team after being released while Joseph has blossomed during his tenure in Houston.

This Week on IMPACT Wrestling

By Jason Blade
October 22, 2014
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

- I like "The King of Hardcore" gimmick for Bram. Although the hardcore scene (and maybe even the word itself) is a little passe, Bram brings an intensity and, dare I say, a ferocity to TNA, that he's the perfect person to play this gimmick. With the right care, Bram could be a headliner at some point next year.