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.

TNA Wednesday Randomania - Sep 17, 2014


- This week, I will begin with the latest on the TNA TV situation.  We still have no confirmation from any reliable source that a deal has been agreed to but based on recent events, I feel much more optimistic about TNA's ability to secure a TV deal now than I did just two weeks ago.  That's not to say, however, that I believe that TNA and SpikeTV will come to an agreement.  I'm starting to slowly come to the realization, based on what I've read, that TNA will be moving on to another network, come January 1st.  But let me be clear...I'm not by any means reporting this as news but based on a gut feeling.  I simply find it hard to believe that two companies that have worked together for nine-plus years are so far apart in negotiations, especially if there's still a mutual interest in continuing their partnership.  With that said, I genuinely believe that Impact Wrestling will premiere on a new network come the new year.  I'm basing this on recent tweets by Dixie Carter.  The TNA President has been hinting at a new deal with another network for a few weeks now, as if she's trying to tell us something. It's also quite telling that she's responding to the fans' questions or concerns when she simply could have ignored them.  This tells me that one of two things is going on: 1) TNA have agreed to a deal with a network but can not announce the deal until October 1st, due to their contract with SpikeTV or 2) TNA are still negotiating with more than one network and are guaranteed a deal by the end of the year. I honestly could not tell you which of the two scenarios is more likely however.