25 January 2015

Ringside: Impact Wrestling Review - Jan 23, 2015


This week's Impact was all about two things, Feast or Fired & the BDC's next move. Who would retrieve the briefcases? who would be fired? who would get what title shot? and what would the BDC do now they had the World Title belt hostage? all of these questions were being asked going into Impact, and in the two hour slot all of them were answered.

23 January 2015

Post-Impact Discussion for Jan 23, 2015


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 episode of Impact on Destination America from the Manhattan Center in New York City.  What did you think of the show?  What did you like or dislike?  Let us know.

TNA Friday Randomania - Jan 23, 2015


- On this week's episode of Fans Talk TNA, the guys discussed the status of Eric Young as it relates to his relationship with the BDC so I thought I'd give my thoughts on this interesting alliance. As it stands now, it appears that Young is aligned with the BDC but not an official member.  MVP said as much in his opening promo last week.  He also posted a photo of the entire group on his Facebook page after the show and the caption read, "The BDC and Eric Young".  So it's clear that in MVP's mind, EY is simply an ally. But how does Eric Young feel? Although Young stated last week that he's aligned with the BDC, he came across as a hanger-on to me, a henchman if you will. Whether or not that was the writers' intention, I don't know, but Young seemed rather willing to go above and beyond for the BDC when he joined in on the beatdowns to Lashley and Kurt Angle. I say this because Eric Young's issues are solely with Bobby Roode. I suppose it'd make sense for Young to feel inclined to help take Lashley out due to their past history but what about in Angle's case?  I don't recall the two being at odds in recent history so this appears to be a case in which Young is a faithful follower. Conversely, the BDC had every opportunity to beat Roode down following his loss to EY in the same manner they did Kurt Angle, which followed his loss to Samoa Joe, but chose not to. So we've already witnessed one instance where the alliance isn't mutually beneficial.  I wonder, how far are the clan members willing to go to protect and defend Eric Young, knowing full well that he's an asset. Or will he have to fight his own battles? The question then becomes, what exactly is his deal with the BDC? I have a feeling that the relationship between Eric Young and the BDC isn't as clear-cut as we think and it'll be interesting to see how it evolves in the coming weeks and months.

22 January 2015

Stable Value


To my eternal shame, but mostly for my own personal amusement, I sometimes scroll down to the comments section of the official TNA uploads on Youtube.  Aside from the overwhelming sense of confusion I get from non-TNA fans taking the time to watch and comment (read: berate) on a TNA video, one thing I have noticed since #DestinationIMPACT is a lot of genuine commenters unhappy about TNA's continued use of stables.

Looking back at the latter days of the last two stables to hit the scrap-heap, the reincarnated Main Event Mafia and the Aces & Eights, I can't exactly blame them.

However, to completely write off the Beat Down Clan and The Revolution based on the failures of their predecessors I feel is a bit short-sighted at this stage.  There have been a lot of changes to TNA over the last couple of years, both on-screen and behind the camera, and I doubt the current creative team is in any rush to repeat the mistakes of the past.

Fans Talk TNA 013 - BDC Takes Over, Feast or Fired, Kong vs. Havok


Welcome everyone to 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 Thursday.

21 January 2015

Funny How Things Work Out


Life imitating art.  What does that really mean?  Even if you aren't sure, just look at those two nouns: life and art.  We all have real lives, including me.  Experiences shape us as people and sometimes you have to take risks to get where you want to go in life.  TNA recently took a step back to take 2 steps forward.  To outsiders it seemed like TNA was making a stupid move and taking too big of a step backwards in their evolution as a company.  I also have had a similar experience recently with my full time paying job.  Some of you know about a few of my experiences and how I had worked in a jail for years in the past amongst other intense and character-shaping employments.  Only a select number of you really know the real me but it's not difficult to see, as demonstrated from our recent illustration from Vincent, that I have had some life experiences and that I've maybe been through a few things.  TNA recently gave up some ground in a wise decision to go to Destination America and leave Spike TV.  I also gave up a very secure and lucrative job to go to a lower tier job and work my way back up the ladder of success.  It is working out for me beautifully so far.  TNA's partnership is also working out beautifully for them so far.  Do you see where I'm going with this?

19 January 2015

TNAMecca Presents CHAT - Jan 19, 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 for one night a week.  Anything goes in CHAT but we do ask that most topics remain TNA-related. 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.

18 January 2015

Ringside: Impact Wrestling Review - Jan 16, 2015


Going into this week's episode of Impact, I thought this show would ultimately be judged by how well TNA would execute the next chapter of the stories that dominated the discussion last week: Eric Young betraying Bobby Roode, Samoa Joe and Low Ki aligning with MVP, Kenny King and presumably Lashley, and the return of Awesome Kong.

16 January 2015

Post-Impact Discussion for Jan 16, 2015


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 Friday night premiere of Impact on Destination America from the Manhattan Center in New York City?  What did you think of the show?  What did you like or dislike?  Let us know.

Jeff Hardy, Manik, Kenny King, Gail Kim and More Sign with TNA!


TNA announced this afternoon that Jeff Hardy has re-signed with the company. This is a great signing simply because Hardy's one of TNA's biggest stars at a time when the star power is at its lowest in company history, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Jeff Hardy's also quite versatile since he can compete in the main event scene as well as in the Tag Team Division with Matt Hardy.  I suspect that he'll spend much of 2015 in the latter division however and that's a good thing.