19 December 2014

Josh Mathews Officially Joins Impact Wrestling


TNA officially announced today that Josh Mathews has been signed to be the lead announcer for Impact Wrestling, starting on January 7th live from the Manhattan Center in New York City.  This has been the worst kept secret in pro wrestling for quite some time and although Mathews had pretty much confirmed this news on social media, it's good to finally get an announcement from the company. I've always liked Mathews and I feel that this is a very good addition to the announcing team simply because he will bring an enthusiasm and youthful energy that the product has lacked in recent years. Click here for the full press release.

Official Amazing Race Season 25 Finale Discussion


Welcome to the Official Discussion for the finale of the Amazing Race Season 25! TNA wrestlers Robbie E and Brooke are currently in 1st place going into this final episode tonight.  During this current lapse in new IMPACT episodes, it has served as invaluable mainstream exposure for these 2 IMPACT Wrestling stars to be featured on such a popular CBS show. No doubt, they have represented the company very well.  Will they end up winning the whole competition and the $1 million dollar prize?!? Let's talk about it below (and anything else TNA related) as the show takes place LIVE.

Best of TNA 2014: Best Heel

Welcome to the official Best of TNA 2014 awards, presented by TNAMecca. Recently, we asked our readers to come up with the categories and make one nomination per category. The top three nominations for each category have been placed in a poll. Everyday for the next few weeks, we will post one poll per day consisting of one category and three nominations. Please vote for the nomination which you feel deserves to win each category. This poll will end at midnight on December 26th. The winners of this year's Best of TNA will be revealed on December 31st.
 

18 December 2014

Are We There Yet?


Most of us have probably been on that typical family road trip.  Be it by plane, train or automobile.  The dialogue probably went something like this: 

"Are we there yet?" 

"No."

"How about now?  Are we there yet?"

"No."

"How much longer do we have?  Are we almost there?"

"NOOO! Damnit!!!"

Does that sound familiar?  I thought it might.  I figured that this gap in new-content IMPACT shows would be challenging for TNA fans, but now that we are in the thick of it, it seems very much like a long, long road trip on the way to your favorite theme park.  You know the payoff is coming and that it will be glorious but your patience is being tested.  Yes, we have gotten some great announcements and it feels like the momentum is building nicely towards January 7th.  So what are you doing to fill in the void and waste time until our beloved IMPACT debuts on Destination America?

Post-IMPACT Discussion for Dec 17, 2014


One of my favorite activities after watching Impact is searching for forums in which fans can talk about the show and share with one another their thoughts.  However, it's getting increasingly harder to find venues 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 discuss the show after watching it.  You can now visit TNAMecca immediately following Impact to do exactly that in the comments section below each and every week.  So please feel free to share with us your thoughts on tonight's "Countdown to the All-Time Best TNA Moment" episode.  What did you think of the show?  What did you like or dislike?  Let us know.

Best of TNA 2014: Mark Out Moment of the Year

Welcome to the official Best of TNA 2014 awards, presented by TNAMecca. Recently, we asked our readers to come up with the categories and make one nomination per category. The top three nominations for each category have been placed in a poll. Everyday for the next few weeks, we will post one poll per day consisting of one category and three nominations. Please vote for the nomination which you feel deserves to win each category. This poll will end at midnight on December 25th. The winners of this year's Best of TNA will be revealed on December 31st.

17 December 2014

Fans Talk TNA #008 - Best of Impact Wrestling 2014 Part Three


Welcome everyone to episode eight of Fans Talk TNA, which has been brought to you by TNAMecca and the Fans Talk Wrestling Podcast. Fans Talk TNA is a short conversation about what happened this week in TNA as well as what we can look forward to. Consider it your Impact Wrestling weekly pre-show available on demand every Wednesday.

Best of TNA 2014: Tag Team of the Year

Welcome to the official Best of TNA 2014 awards, presented by TNAMecca. Recently, we asked our readers to come up with the categories and make one nomination per category. The top three nominations for each category have been placed in a poll. Everyday for the next few weeks, we will post one poll per day consisting of one category and three nominations. Please vote for the nomination which you feel deserves to win each category. This poll will end at midnight on December 24th. The winners of this year's Best of TNA will be revealed on December 31st.

16 December 2014

Impact Wrestling Unlocked: The Latest Details!


TNA announced this evening that Impact Wrestling: Unlocked will be a brand new series that airs on Saturday mornings, starting on January 17th, and will be hosted by Mike Tenay. This appears to be a behind the scenes show similar to Reaction. If so, I'm glad to see TNA expanding in a way that wrestling promotions have not and Unlocked seems like it will give fans a glimpse of how Impact Wrestling comes together. Click here to read the full press release. 

A Salute to the Spike TV-TNA Era


Things have been quiet around here in the cage. The tinsel and decorations are up. I've got my barbwire laced tree up, topped with a ninja star for good measure. I find myself feeling nostalgic this year however, as I know we approach an end of an era. After the holidays are said and done, TNA and pro wrestling will be leaving Spike TV. Now, to most this isn't a very big deal, but for some reason I keep going back to it in my mind. I've been watching wrestling on that station (on and off) since I was in high school. I even found myself being hooked on UFC because of Spike. Of course it wasn't always Spike TV, but the same channel nonetheless. When the news broke that Spike and TNA were parting ways, many fans lashed out at Spike and pointed out the lack of promotion for Impact on the channel. However, I found myself feeling a little sad. I knew in my heart of hearts that TNA would find another channel to broadcast Impact, so that wasn't what made me nervous. It was just for some reason I really liked watching wrestling on Spike, maybe it's a silly thing to be attached to, but that's why I wanted to take the time to give a Salute to Spike TV-TNA era. I'll run down my Top 5 favorite moments, take a look at Spike's impact on TNA and give my thoughts on what's next. So let's turn off the Bar Rescue and Joe Schmo re-runs and unlock the cage for one last time on Spike TV...

Eric Young: The Most Underappreciated Man in Pro Wrestling


Disclaimer: As I search for a more TNA centric topic about the company to write about, I figured I could write some POV's on the TNA talent. First with James Storm and now I will be moving on to Eric Young, a man who has won me over these past 15 months or so after his character "found his brains again".

Best of TNA 2014: The Rising Star

Welcome to the official Best of TNA 2014 awards, presented by TNAMecca. Recently, we asked our readers to come up with the categories and make one nomination per category. The top three nominations for each category have been placed in a poll. Everyday for the next few weeks, we will post one poll per day consisting of one category and three nominations. Please vote for the nomination which you feel deserves to win each category. This poll will end at midnight on December 23th. The winners of this year's Best of TNA will be revealed on December 31st.

15 December 2014

Saturday Night Chat - Dec 13, 2014


Welcome to Saturday Night Chat on TNAMecca!  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 for one night a week.  Anything goes in Saturday Night Chat but we do ask that all topics remain TNA-related and stay on topic. You can also discuss any rumors from any source regardless of how ludicrous they might sound.  However, the same etiquette rules that apply to our comments section in general also will apply here, including our policy on spoilers.