IMPACT Wrestling Report: “No Tricks, No Gimmicks” – 14/06/11

IMPACT Wrestling: “Mick Foley...You're Fired!"

IMPACT Wrestling: “No tricks, No Gimmicks"

IMPACT Wrestling: “No Tricks, No Gimmicks”
Tuesday 14th June 2011 – 10pm on Challenge

THIS WEEK ON IMPACT WRESTLING:
The war of words continues between Sting and Mr. Anderson ahead of Slammiversary
Winter & Angelina Love d. Mickie James & Tara thanks to Interference from Madison Rayne
Footage from the Samoa Joe/Crimson bar fight
Mexican America d. James Storm and Alex Shelley w/BobbyRoode
 Jeff Jarrett had some final words for Kurt Angle before their huge bout at Slammiversary
Abyss challenges Kazarian and Brian Kendrick to a 3-Way Match at Slammiversary
Rob Van Dam d. Bully Ray
 Velvet Sky d. ODB
 Mr. Anderson & Gunner d. Sting & Eric Young

We open the show with a recap of last weeks events and ultimately the firing of Mick Foley. Am interested to see how this episode pans out as the go home show before Slammiversary. I have seen no spoilers for either so sit back and enjoy the ride.

As you can expect first out tonight is Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff. Hogan tells us that as of now the Network have 100% confidence in them. Is it me but sometimes when they want to get something over they pump crowd noise in? Bischoff also tells us that they will also now present the X Division in a fair and balanced manner. Read more of this post

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TNA Wrestling Sacrifice Report – 18/05/11

TNA Sacrifice 2011

TNA Sacrifice 2011

TNA Wrestling Presents – Sacrifice
Wednesday 18th May 2011 – 10pm on Challenge

Quick Results:
Sting d. Rob Van Dam to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Title
 Kurt Angle & Chyna d. Jeff Jarrett & Karen Jarrett
Tommy Dreamer d. AJ Styles in a No DQ Match following interference from Bully Ray
 Beer Money d. Matt Hardy & Chris Harris to retain the TNA World Tag-Team Titles
 Crimson d. Abyss
 Kazarian d. Max Buck to retain the TNA X-Division Title
 Brian Kendrick d. Robbie E w/Cookie
 Mexican America d. Ink Inc.

Welcome to my first PPV review here on TNA UK thanks for joining me. And if I have done this right you should be joining me just as Sacrifice has gone off the air here in the UK on Challenge TV.

The show opens with the usual video package which I believe TNA does really well and we go live to Mike Tenay and Taz. Read more of this post

Aftermath of iMPACT: “THE NETWORK’S REVENGE” – 17/05/2011

TNA iMPACT!: “THE NETWORK IS COMING”

IMPACT Wrestling: “THE NETWORK'S REVENGE”

IMPACT Wrestling – “THE NETWORK’S REVENGE
Tuesday 17th May 2011 – 10pm on Challenge

THIS WEEK ON IMPACT!:
Mr. Anderson wins 25 Man Battle Royal for Number 1 Contendership
Crimson d. Abyss & Samoa Joe
 Chyna returns to Pro Wrestling as Kurt Angle’s hired “Mistress”
Mick Foley is revealed as the Network’s Representative
 Sangriento d. Suicide
 “Wildcat” Chris Harris is revealed as Matt Hardy’s Mystery Tag-Partner
 AJ Styles confronts Tommy Dreamer regarding his actions 
 Ric Flair returns…but he is NOT the Network Rep
 Mickie James & Miss Tessmacher d. Madison Rayne & Tara

The IMPACT Wrestling era began with a bang and one of the best episodes in a long time. Mick Foley’s reveal as the Network Representative was well built and made a ton of sense. Mick has a rocky history (both on and off screen) with Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan, is good personal friends with Sting and Kurt Angle and is a great talker. This is the perfect role for Mick.

I enjoyed the interchange between Mick and Hulk and i loved the digs at WWE with “wrestling matters”, but if i’m allowed to nitpick i thought the change to IMPACT Wrestling wasn’t very clear for the casual viewers for whom it would have come across as a random announcement that really didn’t mean anything at the end of the day. TNA will have to do a better job explaining this change to their entire audience in the weeks to come. Read more of this post

Aftermath of iMPACT: “THE NETWORK IS COMING” – 10/05/2011

TNA iMPACT!: “THE NETWORK IS COMING”

TNA iMPACT!: “THE NETWORK IS COMING”

TNA iMPACT! – “THE NETWORK IS COMING
Tuesday 10th May 2011 – 10pm on Challenge

THIS WEEK ON IMPACT!:
Kurt Angle & Velvet Sky d. Jeff Jarrett, Winter & Angelina
Hogan & Bischoff speculate on the identity of the Network Representative
The X-Division wrestlers deliver a message to Eric Bischoff
 TNA Knockouts Champion Mickie James d. Miss Tessmacher
 Crimson lets Samoa Joe know how he feels about his “Help” last week
 Rob Terry d. Murphy in a Loser Leaves Immortal match
 AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels d. Bully Ray & Gunner via DQ as Tommy Dreamer attacked AJ
 Mexican America Celebrate Cinco De Mayo
 Sangriento d. Suicide
 Bobby Roode has a message for Hulk Hogan

For the second consecutive week TNA delivers a show that looks and feels completely different. For a start the majority of Main Event players are given the night off, No Mr. Anderson and Sting and Rob Van Dam are on screen for no more than a cup of coffee.

Instead the spotlight this week was focused on the Jarretts who focus their attention on who they believed to be Kurt Angle’s hired “Mistress” – Velvet Sky. Velvet sure held her own in the confrontation with Karen Jarrett, their exchange was fluid and realistic and the addition of Winter and Angelina into the mix, furthering that storyline was a nice touch. Of course we all knew Kurt would eventually intervene and setup a main event that seemed hotly anticipated from the crowd. Read more of this post

**SPOILERS** TNA Monday TV Taping Results (02/05/2011)

TNA iMPACT! Zone Orlando, FL

TNA iMPACT! Zone Orlando, FL

TNA kicked off this weeks set of iMPACT! and Xplosion tapings yesterday at the iMPACT! Zone, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. This is for the first of the two episodes leading to Sacrifice 2011 and is set to air in the UK next Tuesday on May 10th at 10pm on Challenge TV. WARNING THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS for upcoming episodes of iMPACT! and Xplosion – DO NOT READ on if you wish to avoid spoilers. Otherwise, click the “read more of this post” option at the end of this paragraph. Read more of this post

USS Cole Veteran and TNA Wrestler Jesse Neal Reacts To The News On Osama Bin Laden

Jesse Neal reacts to news of Osama Bin Laden's death

Jesse Neal reacts to news of Osama Bin Laden's death

TNA Wrestling have just posted the following on their website:

On Sunday night, we learned that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by United States military forces. As the entire world reacted to the news, USS Cole veteran and TNA Wrestler Jesse Neal expressed his feelings via his Twitter account @jessenealtna.

Jesse Neal served on the USS Cole. On October 12, 2000, the USS Cole was refueling at the Yemeni port of Aden when the ship became a target of a terrorist attack under Bin Laden that resulted in the deaths of 17 people which included Neal’s best friend, which changed his life forever. After leaving the Navy, Neal decided to pursue wrestling as it was a dream he and his best friend had shared.

Upon hearing the news, Neal excitedly Tweeted:

“Wow!!!!! Everything is getting in its right place! He is lucky it wasn’t me that caught him!!! Ya I said it! Karma is a bitch!”

Then, Neal posted a follow-up message paying respect to his military brothers:

“Although he is caught and dead, it don’t bring them back, but just tells us to always remember “The Fallen”! We r here for a reason”

TNA Wrestling would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our military forces around the world for serving and protecting our great nation. We also hope you remember all of the victims of 9/11 and their families.

TNA Xplosion – 13/04/2011

TNA Xplosion - Ink Inc. vs British Invasion

TNA Xplosion - Ink Inc. vs British Invasion

TNA Xplosion

Wednesday 13th April 2011 – 12am on Challenge TV

Tonight’s featured contest on Xplosion is Ink Inc. vs. the newly reformed British Invasion.

The TNA Wrestling Rewind highlights the in-ring promo of Flair and Daniels from iMPACT! this week, interrupted by Hogan, Bischoff and Bully Ray. A break follows with a new advert for TNA iMPACT! on Challenge TV.

Returning from the break, we rewind to Samoa Joe vs. Murphy. The Pope joins Mike and Taz on commentary… Read more of this post

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