28 June 2015

Slammiversary 2015 Post-Show Discussion - Jun 28, 2015


Welcome to our official live Slammiversary discussion! Thank you for joining us to talk about TNA's 13th anniversary Pay-Per-View as it takes place LIVE.  This post will be available after the show also.  Be advised that this discussion is about Slammiversary itself and not the TV tapings from earlier in the week, so please stay on topic.  Also, keep in mind that we do not allow spoilers here at TNAMecca.  Feel free to share with us your thoughts on tonight's historic event from the Impact Zone at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

27 June 2015

TNAMecca Presents CHAT - Jun 27, 2015

 
Welcome to TNAMecca Presents CHAT!  Although we aren't an open forum where members can start their own threads, our sense of community spirit is what sets us apart from other wrestling sites so we thought it'd be fun to give our members the ability to dictate the discussion during the weekends via CHAT. Anything goes in CHAT but we do ask that most topics remain TNA-related. You can also discuss any rumors from any source whose reports are permitted here. However, the same etiquette rules that apply to our comments section in general also will apply here, including our policy on spoilers.

24 June 2015

Impact Post-Show Discussion for Jun 24, 2015


Many wrestling fans enjoy participating in fun discussions during Impact every week, whether it's on social media or wrestling sites. However, it's getting increasingly harder to find places where TNA fans can safely express their opinions on Impact without having to deal with the trolling of the anti-TNA crowd or the smarks who insist on taking the fun out of pro wrestling. For this reason, we felt it was important to make TNAMecca available to our readers and any TNA fans who would like to share their opinions with other fans during the show.  You can now visit TNAMecca to do exactly that in the comments section below each and every Wednesday night at 8PM EST. We feel that Wednesday nights will be a must-watch night of television and we're confident that TNAMecca will be the place to be for real wrestling fans. So make sure you join us every Wednesday night at 8PM EST for our live Impact discussion.

TNA Wednesday Randomania - Jun 24, 2015


- Tonight's live episode of Impact is the first since the fiasco that was May 8th, also known as the episode that Bully Ray returned and brought his girlfriend, Velvet Sky, with him. Bully Ray was the huge surprise Dixie Carter and others within TNA were teasing for days, the surprise that made even Billy Corgan tweet "Wow" upon seeing who it was backstage before the show. Corgan will fit right in with that kind of overhyping but I digress. May 8th was a show that was quite consequential, at least for me personally, because it left me with feelings of discontent with the TNA product and continues to do so to this day. Although Destination X exacerbated those feelings, it was May 8th that precipitated them. So I'm hoping tonight's show will do what May 8th did not, and that's deliver in a way that awakens in me a feeling of great enthusiasm for the product again. I want to enjoy the shows and feel genuinely excited for Wednesday nights again. Last week's show was a step in the right direction, as I stated in my new column Regal Time, but it's important that tonight's show follows suit and even improves upon the positives of last week. I think it's also important to lower our expectations for tonight's show simply because more times than not our expectations will not be met, and not because TNA can't deliver but because our expectations can often be unrealistic. This was certainly the case on the eve of May 8th when some predicted that the former world champion returning would be AJ Styles or Samoa Joe. I know because I was one of them.

21 June 2015

Entering Critical Phase


This upcoming Wednesday will feature one of those ultra-important LIVE IMPACTs for TNA.  There's no way around it.  When so many shows are taped in advance like the company has done for an extended time now, it naturally places more importance on a show that does not have spoilers out there for everyone to see.  Unfortunately, this episode of IMPACT, in some ways is more paramount than Slammiversary itself.  Wrestling fans want to be sold on spending money on a real TNA Pay-Per-View again.  Why am I dishing out the extra $40 to $50 dollars next Sunday?  You tell me. What do you want to see?  There are no spoilers in the coffers to be had right now but that will change very soon.  To me, it's a fun time yet a critical time because people haven't "made their mind up" yet about whether they are going to invest that money into financially backing the product.  Now, I know a lot of people stream the shows for free but I am not one of those and I won't judge you for doing so.  If you do stream, TNA also has a new option to do that on the up and up through Flipps this time. Also, fans in France and the U.K. can watch Slammiversary for free on their respective networks as the event is shown LIVE (or you could record it and watch it later on).  The key is that those options are there for the first time in company history and it does add some extra significance.  I have spent real money on buying TNA pay-per-views for many years now.  I'm buying Slammiversary on Sunday, but then again, I'm going to do that out of loyalty and my affinity for TNA at this point.  There are those that sit on the fence and those are the fans that can be sold on buying this PPV by late Wednesday night.

20 June 2015

TNAMecca Presents CHAT - Jun 20, 2015


Welcome to TNAMecca Presents CHAT!  Although we aren't an open forum where members can start their own threads, our sense of community spirit is what sets us apart from other wrestling sites so we thought it'd be fun to give our members the ability to dictate the discussion during the weekends via CHAT. Anything goes in CHAT but we do ask that most topics remain TNA-related. You can also discuss any rumors from any source whose reports are permitted here. However, the same etiquette rules that apply to our comments section in general also will apply here, including our policy on spoilers.

19 June 2015

...And They Pull Me Back In!


It's no secret that I've been quite vocal regarding my discontent with the current TNA product, particularly since the live episode of Impact on May 8th. That night, I was left with a sour taste in my mouth for reasons that I've already discussed in my Randomania column, and although I had begun to feel a bit better about the product in the weeks that followed, I could not shake off a feeling of apathy for Impact and the company in general. That was until Destination X on June 10th when for the first time in a long time I felt that TNA, for me personally, may have jumped the shark, so much so that I felt I needed to turn the channel during the show. It was the first time I had ever done such a thing since I became a fan of TNA ten years ago. Although I did eventually watch the remainder of Destination X later on that night, I don't regret making the decision that I made.

I would make the same decision again.

17 June 2015

Impact Post-Show Discussion for Jun 17, 2015


Many wrestling fans enjoy participating in fun discussions during Impact every week, whether it's on social media or wrestling sites. However, it's getting increasingly harder to find places where TNA fans can safely express their opinions on Impact without having to deal with the trolling of the anti-TNA crowd or the smarks who insist on taking the fun out of pro wrestling. For this reason, we felt it was important to make TNAMecca available to our readers and any TNA fans who would like to share their opinions with other fans during the show.  You can now visit TNAMecca to do exactly that in the comments section below each and every Wednesday night at 8PM EST. We feel that Wednesday nights will be a must-watch night of television and we're confident that TNAMecca will be the place to be for real wrestling fans. So make sure you join us every Wednesday night at 8PM EST for our live Impact discussion.

TNA Wednesday Randomania - Jun 17, 2015


If you've been a regular reader of my column, you'll know that I strongly believe that a promotion's status should be judged by the quality of its television program, not its backstage drama or the decisions the higher-ups make. Unfortunately, TNA has been a victim of this. Too many have allowed matters, that shouldn't, affect their enjoyment of the product, particularly in the last year or so. I am not one of them. I've enjoyed the television product quite a bit in that time. However...I feel like my theory has taken a hit in recent weeks and I'll tell you why. The decisions that TNA have made since March have begun to affect the quality of Impact and do so in a way that's quite damaging. Obviously, I'm not privy to the behind the scenes affairs and again, I don't have to be, but I can speak on the way I feel when I watch Impact. And lately, I feel that TNA isn't giving me the whole gamut of the pro wrestling experience - a genre that can inspire with awe or provoke feelings of anger or pure bliss when done right. Unfortunately, TNA isn't coming close right now.

15 June 2015

What are Your Thoughts on the New X Division Championship Belt?


Yesterday, Dixie Carter unveiled a new X Division title belt. The belt is almost identical to the current one with the only exception being the color. Previously a lighter shade of blue, the new belt is green. We'd like to hear from you. What do you think of the new X Division title belt, and what do you suppose this means for the division? Is it a sign that the X Division could get a renewed focus by TNA? Let us know.