Friday, August 22, 2014

Spin Cycle- August Edition

TNAsylum's Roundtable column is back. We will be discussing the major happenings going on with TNA and where the product is going. This month's panel:

Talon- The Architect of TNAsylum.
FK9- The outspoken writer of "Straight Shooting"
Adam Foster- The writer of "The Other Side of the Tracks"
Adam Davey- Owner of V2 Journal, partner of TNAsylum.com

Grado Confirmed for British Boot Camp, TNA Events

Comedy wrestler Grado is set to say "It’s yersel" to a global audience after landing his big break in the US. The Ayrshire grappler, who shot to fame after a BBC Scotland documentary on the cult of Insane Championship Wrestling, has won a place on TNA British Boot Camp.

The call centre employee, whose real name is Graeme Stevely, will entertain crowds in massive wrestling venues in Virginia, North Carolina and New York.

Grado, 25, said: "I’ll be on the tour with heroes I grew up watching and idolising. They’ve all got big muscles and long blond hair like Disney models. Then there’s me in my leotard with my beer belly and double chin. I don’t know if they’ll get me. But loads of Yanks have seen the documentary and have been in touch to say they loved it … but that they’ve no idea what I’m saying."

The Challenge TV show will be aired in October and Grado will also join the team on their UK tour next year, including a TNA show at Glasgow’s Hydro.

Credit to Daily Record

Thursday, August 21, 2014

This Week on IMPACT Wrestling

By Mortimer Plumtree
August 20, 2014
Manhattan Center

Returning This December

TNAsylum is happy to announce that the Year-End Awards will be returning on December 30th and 31st. This will be the 5th annual installment of the awards which have become a great yearly tradition. The awards let the TNAsylum Readers decide who the best of the best was in TNA. Categories include MVP of TNA, Match of the Year, Most Memorable Moment and more. Stay tuned for more announcements.

8/21 Episode of The Rack

Tonight live on the Wild Talk Radio Network, the Multi-Time Award Winning, The Rack returns to the airwaves tonight at 10pm ET with your host Lindsey Ward & Sir Rockin. On the program this week we will be giving you the latest news in both WWE & TNA brought to us by PWMania.com & TNAsylum.com which includes:

*Latest Updates on TNA's TV Situation
*The Status of Bully Ray's TNA Future
*Health update on Daniel Bryan
*Health update on Davey Richards
*Latest News on TNA Knockout Christy Hemme

And More!

We will be reviewing this week's edition of WWE NXT on the WWE Network. Featured on the program includes matches in the NXT Number One Contender's Tag Team Championship Tournament, the NXT Womens Champion Charlotte in action and more.

Also its our full in-depth review of Summerslam, including who walked out WWE Champion, our favorite matches and moments from the show and of course reaction to the Bray Wyatt vs Chris Jericho match and more.

8/20 IMPACT Wrestling Viewership

The August 20th episode of IMPACT Wrestling had an audience of 852,000 viewers. While this is clearly one of their lowest viewerships in years, this was the first Wednesday episode. The move had little promotion and will take regular viewers some time to catch up.

TNA Adds September One Night Only Tapings

It appears TNA has changed three events into full-fledged TV tapings. According to the schedule on ImpactWrestling.com, the following themes are advertised:

September 5th: Charlottesville, VA — One Night Only: Turning Point
September 6th: Roanoke Rapids, NC — One Night Only: Rivals
September 7th: Fayetteville, NC — Impact Wrestling Tapings

Reaction: Nice move. TNA did the same thing last year when they changed two shows into Hardcore Justice and Old School, which turned out great for the fans as they got their money's worth for quality PPVs. I don't know what these themes are, but they sound fun on paper.

Weekly News Briefs: August 18-24

* TNA President Dixie Carter issued the following statement: "IMPACT WRESTLING will remain a vital part of Spike TV's programming on Wednesday nights, 9/8c, through the end of the year. Negotiations remain ongoing beyond this time frame."

*TNA just announced a massive 5-year deal with Supersports in Africa. This will continue their TV agreement for over 50 African countries.

*It appears ODB is gone from TNA as she has been moved to the alumni section of the roster page.

* Christy Hemme revealed that she is five months pregnant and is expecting her first child on New Year's Eve. Congratulations to the mom-to-be! Read her interview with Fit Pregnancy here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014