01 October 2014

TNA Wednesday Randomania - Oct 1, 2014


- This week, I'd like to begin with the latest on this year's Bound for Glory.  TNA announced the line-up earlier this week and suffice it to say, I was underwhelmed.  I was not surprised, however.  According to Bob Ryder, this was the best TNA could do under the circumstances and quite frankly, I'm sympathetic to them. Nobody knows for sure what those circumstances are but I imagine much of it has to do with the fact that the company was forced to tape episodes of Impact well into November. This left them with very few options for BFG that didn't include giving away spoilers. Personally, I'm not too thrilled by the BFG line-up but I'm also sympathetic to TNA's less than ideal situation.  I believe they're doing the best they can with the resources they have and it's something as fans we must accept. TNA is currently under an enormous amount of pressure and until a new television deal is finalized, the behind the scenes issues will continue to have a stranglehold on the company.  For this reason, this year's Bound for Glory is not a top priority. And I'm fine with that...because I fully understand that the light at the end of this tunnel is a new TV deal that will secure a spot on one network's line-up for Impact Wrestling in January. That is the ultimate prize.

29 September 2014

UPDATE: Official Bound for Glory Line-Up Discussion


TNA has officially announced the line-up for this year's Bound for Glory this evening. BFG, and particularly its card, has been quite a huge topic of discussion among TNA fans lately so we thought we'd start a post for you to discuss it in greater detail.  Feel free to share with us your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below.  Click here to read the full press release.

The following matches have been officially announced for BFG:
  • The Great Muta and Tajiri vs James Storm and The Great Sanada
  • Samoa Joe vs Low Ki vs Kaz Hayashi ( X Division Title
  • Havok vs Velvet Sky
  • Team 3D vs Abyss and Tommy Dreamer
  • Manik vs Minoru Tanaka
  • Ethan Carter III vs Ryota Hama
  • MVP vs Kazma Sakamoto
  • Andy Wu and Hijo Del Pantera vs Kuroshio Ikemen Jiro and Yusuke Kodama

27 September 2014

Saturday Night Chat - Sep 27, 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.

24 September 2014

Post-IMPACT Discussion for Sep 24, 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 IMPACT 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 Wednesday Randomania - Sep 24, 2014


- I'd like to begin this week with the Josh Mathews story that we reported yesterday. Some have stated that TNA announced this at some point yesterday, but they are incorrect.  TNA never made any sort of announcement about Mathews on social media or even on the front page of their site.  This story was among their latest news listings on their site.  As far as I know, no one within TNA even mentioned Josh Mathews.  I'd like to make that clear because at some point last night, the story was removed from TNA's site as mysteriously as it appeared.  I suspect that the person responsible for editing the company's site prematurely posted the story or was instructed to.  In any case, I believe that Josh Mathews will indeed join TNA at some point.  In which capacity, however, is still unclear, although it seems almost inevitable that he or Jeremy Borash will take over ring announcing duties from Christy Hemme as she takes her maternity leave.  I suspect that Borash will replace Hemme since he's already in the ring in between matches at the tapings and Mathews will take on backstage interviews.  I don't know what this means for Mike Tenay or Taz and how this will affect the announcing down the road and anything I say is mere speculation.  I do know, however, that TNA needs a change in the booth, at least in play-by-play.  Mathews is the sort of youthful and exuberant announcer that could really match the company's current in-ring product.  Tenay can remain a member of the crew as a third man, who provides the viewers with little nuggets of information about the wrestlers, the feuds, the storylines, and the company's history during the show.

22 September 2014

Josh Mathews to Join TNA?


TNA reported this evening that former WWE announcer Josh Mathews was spotted outside of the company's offices in Nashville today, and later entered a closed door meeting.  This is an interesting development as Mathews was spotted backstage at the NYC tapings in June so it appears that he will join TNA at some point, presumably as an announcer.  Could he be replacing Mike Tenay or simply joining the announce crew as the third member?

20 September 2014

Saturday Night Chat - Sep 20, 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.

18 September 2014

Rise of the Revolutionist


For many years he was known as the beer drinking, good time loving Cowboy who had earned a place in the hearts of many TNA fans, but at the turn of the year James Storm made a turn of his own, a change in direction, and it has ultimately lead to a transformation, no longer is he just “the Cowboy” but he is “the Legend” and the leader of his so called “revolution”. After his partner at the time Gunner started to gain success as a singles wrestler, Storm realised that a pattern had emerged through his career, all those who had stood by his side had become better and more successful than they were before. Chris Harris, Bobby Roode & now Gunner all found themselves better off thanks to their alliance with the Cowboy, and upon the discovery, he realised that he had a gift of making people great, but his execution in making them great was wrong, as they became better, he continued to stay at the same level and not reap the rewards of his labour, and upon this revelation came the idea of a new philosophy, and new approach, and the start of a revolution.

17 September 2014

Post-IMPACT Discussion for Sep 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 No Surrender from the Manhattan Center in New York City.  What did you think of the show?  What did you like or dislike?  Let us know.