Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Spin Cycle: Modern Trends

Welcome back to another edition of the Spin Cycle, our roundtable column discussing some of the main topics in TNA Wrestling. On this episode, we discuss TNA's production style, fantasy matches, the UK Tour and comic-to-wrestling crossovers. Let's meet our panel:

  • FK9 – Writer of “Straight Shooting”
  • The Messenger – Writer of “Heed the Messenger”
  • Adam Foster – Writer of “The Other Side of the Tracks”
  • Mortimer Plumtree – Writer of “Pondering with Plumtree”

V2 Wrestling Interview with Al Snow and Grado

Courtesy of Adam Davey, V2 Wrestling Podcast

Tomorrow night sees TNA Impact return to the UK for another three nights of wrestling action, taking in Glasgow, Manchester and London. The tour kicks off in Glasgow on the 29th January and features all of the major wrestlers on the TNA roster, including Kurt Angle, Bobby Roode and TNA World Heavyweight Champion Lashley. However, there is one match that has drawn the attention of the Glasgow audience more than any other – Al Snow vs Grado.

I'm With Spud Wednesday

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

TNA Returns to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida

TNA Entertainment announced it is heading home to Universal Studios in Orlando for a series of Pay-Per-View, international television and IMPACT WRESTLING tapings in February, March and April.

TNA Superstars and some very special guests will be in Orlando February 12 – 16 for a fun-filled and action-packed five-day extravaganza of events filmed at Universal Studios Back Lot Stage 20. Cameras will be rolling for nine events over the five-day run, with eight special One Night Only Pay-Per-Views and Xplosion matches.

Lashley Talks TNA UK Tour, Pro Wrestling and MMA

TNA World Heavyweight Champion Lashley spoke with The American ahead of the TNA UK Tour.

On performing in front of the UK crowds:
"The biggest thing that I will always say is that the UK crowds aren't spoiled. I think in the United States we get spoiled, we can watch a wrestling show every night of the week. The UK fans they watch us on TV all the time and then when we come over once or twice a year they are ready. The good thing is we've had some time off before coming over here so we've been getting ready for the fans as well. I'm so excited about performing in front of packed houses and I know everyone who is part of this tour is looking to performing at their best and giving it their all. I think you're going to see three amazing shows, the energy level from the crowd and the energy we're going to bring to the table, it's going to be electric, it's going to be awesome."

Xplosion: Taryn Terrell vs Madison Rayne vs Angelina Love

Taryn Terrell, Madison Rayne and Angelina Love square off in Knockouts three-way action. Xplosion is a one hour television show that airs internationally and features weekly matches, an entertaining panel segment the Spin Cycle, throwback matches and more!

Monday, January 26, 2015

TNA News Briefs - January 2015

* According to PWInsider, Velvet Sky was "fired" from TNA during the Feast or Fired segment on Impact Wrestling because her contract was indeed expiring. Her profile has been removed from the TNA roster page, although her photos are still available at the Knockouts website.

* One Night Only: Rivals – which was taped last September in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina – will premiere February 6th on pay-per-view. Bob Ryder noted on Twitter that the March One Night Only event will "present British Boot Camp 2 to fans in the U.S."

Sunday, January 25, 2015

This Week on IMPACT Wrestling

By Wake Chambers
January 23, 2015

This week, TNA continues its journey on its new home, Destination America. Following two strong premiere episodes, TNA is settling into its permanent timeslot on Friday night. How did it fare this week in this writer’s humble opinion?

The Issues With iMPACT

The Feast and the Furious

Friday, January 23, 2015