20 August 2014

Post-IMPACT Discussion for Aug 20, 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 Hardcore Justice from the Manhattan Center in New York City.  What did you think of the show?  What did you like or dislike?  Let us know.

Impact to Remain on Spike Through 2014!


TNA just announced on their website that Impact will be staying on Spike until the end of 2014. In the short press release, Dixie Carter said the following concerning the announcement "IMPACT WRESTLING will remain a vital part of Spike TV's programming on Wednesday nights, 9/8c, through the end of the year. Negotiations remain ongoing beyond this time frame". This is relieving news for TNA fans, for weeks on end we have heard nothing other than "negotiations are ongoing" from TNA regarding the situation, so to now have the knowledge that Impact will remain on Spike until the end of the year while negotiations continue is one thing less to worry about. The move shows Spike still want TNA on their network, and are more than happy to keep Impact on their station while negotiations continue, only time will tell whether both parties can come to an agreement or Impact will find itself on a new network at the start of 2015.

TNA Wednesday Randomania - Aug 20, 2014


- It's been quite an eventful week so I'm going to try to put things in perspective since there seems to be so much uncertainty in the air.  Firstly, let me remind everyone that starting tonight, Impact will air on Wednesday nights so my Randomania column will now be posted every Wednesday at 12:00 AM EST.  I think the decision to move Impact to Wednesdays is a smart one because it will essentially give TNA an opportunity to build an audience, whether it's on SpikeTV or another network, without the tough competition that is sports programming.  Whether it's the NFL games, the NBA Finals, the NBA and NFL drafts, etc., Thursday nights have always been a night for huge sporting events.  The reality is that TNA and other sports share the same target audience so the company will always be at a disadvantage.  Add to this, the fact that WWE Smackdown might be moving to Thursdays and all of a sudden, that target audience drops even more.  For these reasons, Thursday night is simply not an option right now so I'm happy to see SpikeTV has made the decision to give Impact a chance on a night in which the competition is not as tough.  I'm not sure what provoked this decision, although the above competition is proof enough, but I suspect that there's a long term plan in place.

19 August 2014

Catching Up with Ethan Carter III


Steve Orbanek of everybodyhatescleveland.com recently conducted a great interview with Ethan Carter III that covered several TNA-related topics as well as Cleveland Sports and some of Carter's past and his future goals. It's not often that we post interviews, however we felt this was such a good read that it was only right to share it with all of you, so we'd like to send a huge thanks to the interviewer Steve Orbanek for allowing us the opportunity to do so. Below are some snippets from the interview relating to TNA, if you would like to read the full interview simply click here.

18 August 2014

Broken But Not Down


As most of you know Davey Richards, one half of the Tag Team Champions The Wolves, broke his leg in a main event at a house show in Indiana, PA. The main event was scheduled to be The Wolves vs. 3D but as Bully Ray couldn’t be there, Mr. Anderson became Devon’s tag partner instead. According to my source, who was in the front row at the show, a few minutes into the match Davey was doing a roll up or flip type move on Mr. Anderson and he landed horribly wrong. As Davey replied to a fan on Twitter, “my leg got twisted underneath me”.

17 August 2014

RUMOR: Bully Ray Leaving TNA?


PWInsider is reporting that Bully Ray informed the locker room prior to tonight's live event in Maryland that he's leaving TNA due to the fact that the two sides could not come to an agreement on a new deal.  It appears that Bully Ray's contract has expired or will be expiring soon.  This is a shocking turn of events if true simply because Bully Ray has been such as prominent figure in TNA on TV and behind the scenes but I'm not surprised at all that the company could lose another top star due to their new contract policy.

Ringside: Impact Wrestling Review - Aug 14, 2014


16 August 2014

Saturday Night Chat - Aug 16, 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.

15 August 2014

Impact Moves to Wednesday Nights


Bob Ryder announced on his official twitter account that Impact will be moving to Wednesday nights at 9PM EST, starting next week. This is an interesting development and one that pretty much confirms that Smackdown will be moving to Thursdays. I think the NFL on CBS was also a factor. Personally, it doesn't affect me as I would watch Impact on any night. Another thing to consider...could this be an indication that TNA and SpikeTV have agreed to a deal simply because I don't see Spike caring enough to move Impact if the show's run is ending on September 25th.  Click here to read the full press release.

14 August 2014

Post-IMPACT Discussion for Aug 14, 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 Thursday Randomania - Aug 14, 2014


- This week, TNAMecca celebrated its first anniversary and although my colleagues Reece and Lee have already so eloquently expressed their appreciation for all your support, indulge me for a little bit as I do the same.  I won't bore you with the events that led to the creation of TNAMecca but I think it's important to understand that this site plays a vital role within the structure that is the internet wrestling community.  We launched at a time when there were very few sites, if any, that were truly TNA-friendly and we took it one step further...we knew that real TNA fans desired a community in which they could be free to root for the company they love without having to defend themselves to the smarks and trolls that run rampant on other sites.  Because that is what we do here, we root for TNA.  I'm not sure when it became a taboo to root for your favorite wrestling company like one would root for his or her favorite sports team but that is the essence of TNAMecca.  And it's what separates us from every other TNA site because we do not pretend to be what we aren't.  We are not objective "journalists" nor do we care to be.  We are TNA fans.  TNAMecca currently is, has always been, and will continue to be a TNA site for TNA fans by TNA fans.