Tuesday, March 03, 2015

How Real is "Real"? - Wrestling's Latest Era and Trend

By: Mortimer Plumtree

Ever since the now ballyhooed "Attitude Era" or the "Monday Night Wars", however one would like to describe or acknowledge wrestling in the late 90's, pro wrestling and fans alike seem to be searching to define the next era, period, or even, the next few years. We've seen pro wrestling go through some unofficially coined phrases recently such as, "Ruthless Aggression" and "The Brand Extension", and of course a personal favorite of mine, "The Dark Era", describing the period of pro wrestling from 2001 to 2002 when the street of pro wrestling had one light on, the WWE.

Of course, since then, we've seen pro wrestling struggle through some growing times with TNA Wrestling and ROH alongside the growing advent and adjustment to the industry brought upon us by the internet. Today, the industry is strong, with multiple places to work once again for talent, and options for fans. Yet, there still seems to be that want, a need, a desire to capture and grasp the next era, the next big innovation, the next big bang, the next "something" in pro wrestling.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Talk TNA Podcast

Well, it’s that time again and we are back with another episode of the TALK TNA PODCAST. Claudia sends her apologies and promises to be back for next week’s show.

On this episode, we go over the latest episode of Impact that saw a main event pitting MVP against Lashley for the World title and some other things too. What did you think of the show? Check out our review and see what I scored the episode out of 10.

TNA News Briefs: March 2015

* Davey Richards teased the following via Twitter: "Boy oh boy @IMPACTWRESTLING fans- if I could only tell you what TNA has in store for you this year. Going to be incredible! #WolvesNation"

* Challenge TV confirmed that Slammiversary and Bound For Glory will be held on Pay-Per-View in June and October, respectively. The remainder of the year will feature the One Night Only specials.

* In an interview with the Ohio Wrestling Network, EC3 said he wants to become the TNA World Heavyweight Champion by year's end, preferably by June. He also endorsed Gutcheck contestant Pepper Parks as a potential signing for TNA.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Drew Galloway and Sanada Discuss TNA


Awesome Kong's Golden Aspirations


The word impact is described as having a strong effect on someone or something. And for over a decade, making an impact has become a way of life for the men and women that make up IMPACT Wrestling. In this new TNAsylum exclusive series, we'll take a look at some of the most impactful moments from TNA's past and present product, all in an attempt to preview what has yet to come.

For this third edition of INSTANT IMPACT, we'll take a look at the initial reign of dominance of Awesome Kong in IMPACT Wrestling, her unlikely return, and what her golden aspirations now mean for the Knockouts Champion, Taryn Terrell.

This Week on IMPACT Wrestling

By Talon
February 27, 2015

The Issues With IMPACT

Dance Partners

Friday, February 27, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Authority

By Captain Scarlet

Authority figures have been around in wrestling for decades, mainly stemming from wrestling's attempt to appear credible compared to boxing. Authority figures were generally benign, just there to sort out matches and problems, not really the focus of the show. Eric Bischoff combined his role as President of WCW with the nWo storyline, and appeared on many WCW shows with Hulk Hogan, being a complete dick and stirring up the crowd. Vince McMahon’s role versus Stone Cold came later, but was much more important. He took part in promos, storylines, matches and was the focus of Stone Cold for years. It was a storyline that worked – the blue collar champion versus the entitled boss. However, it is a storyline that wrestling has tried to copy far too much for years.

v2 Wrestling Podcast - Papa Shango don't preach

Welcome back to another edition of the v2 Wrestling podcast and welcome to all of our listeners on TNAsylum.com and 606v2.com. Please note that we are looking for contributors to write for v2 Wrestling, so if you want to see your article read by a large audience, make sure to get in touch.

We kick off the proceedings with a look back at this week's wrestling news which includes the departure of Samoa Joe and Madonna turning heel. Which also leads us on to this week's ridiculous question of the week – which Madonna songs could you give a wrestler that would fit in well? Can you beat Bully Ray of Light?