26 April 2015

Ringside: Impact Wrestling Review - Apr 24 , 2015


The show kicked off with a in-ring promo of what we were lead to believe would be a main event match later in the night.  Eric Young is a hot commodity right now because his deranged antics have become nearly unstoppable.  He wields the piledriver and figure four leg lock like the old-school pro-wrestlers of yesteryear.  He has become the incarnation of a rough and rugged 70's or 80's era grappler.  A throwback with a modern twist.  He out showed Austin Aries and Kurt Angle on this episode and it made me excited about another Eric Young World Title reign in the future.  His pildrivers on Aries looked legit and I was genuinely concerned that Aries' neck might have been damaged.  I imagine Aries will recover and still cash in his Feast or Fired briefcase at a more appropriate time in the future.  Young completely decimated Angle too and asserted himself again as someone not to mess with in TNA. 

24 April 2015

Post-Impact Discussion for Apr 24, 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 TKO: A Night of Knockouts on Destination America from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.  What did you think of the show?  What did you like or dislike?  Let us know.

TNAMecca Exclusive: Q&A with Taryn Terrell


Tomorrow night on a special episode of Impact, "TKO: A Night of Knockouts", the women of TNA will be in the spotlight. One of those women is TNA Knockouts champion Taryn Terrell, who will be defending her title against the dominating force that is Awesome Kong. On the day of the biggest match in her career, Terrell agreed to answer some questions for us and although she was pressed for time due to her busy schedule this week, she was still able to come through for us. Below is our exchange:

TNA Friday Randomania - Apr 24, 2015


- If you're a fan of women's wrestling, I imagine tonight's episode of Impact will be quite a treat for you. TNA has rolled out the proverbial red carpet for fans of the Knockouts so I hope they, in return, will tune in tonight because I suspect that TKO: A Night of Knockouts is as much a test as it is a nice gesture by the company. Tonight is an opportunity for everyone who regularly displays their love for the Knockouts on social media to show TNA (and other wrestling promotions) that there's a real demand for women's wrestling. You've been asking TNA for more Knockouts for a long time and they've held up their end of the deal tonight with quite possibly the most anticipated episode for fans of women's wrestling. I just hope you hold up your end of the deal by tuning in.

22 April 2015

EYolution


It's said that in order for a wrestler to attain longevity they need to be able to adapt and evolve their character every few years in order to stay fresh & current with times, and now with 11 years of service under his belt in TNA, it can be said that Eric Young is a testament to this theory. Not only has Young climbed the ladder in TNA since his debut in 2004, but he has embodied a range of characters, which have interestingly all contributed attributes to the current persona Young portrays today. 

21 April 2015

Word of Mouth


The more things change, the more they stay the same. Yes, let's start with a cliché. However, most clichés are clichés because they are true. I mean, when I lose something it is always in fact, in the last place I look am I right? Well, the same could be said for advertising and marketing. We see the way technology has changed and how we consume media is drastically different now than it was ten years ago. We now have ads that pop up on websites that are catered to us based on what we search. We have viral videos and product placement everywhere you look. But, the most effective way to market a product is good old fashioned word of mouth. This has been something that TNA has struggled with over the years and while I know TNAMecca and many of us always try to spread the positive vibes about TNA, there just doesn't seem to be enough of it out there. Why is that? Well, let's put the cage back up, get inside and explore.

20 April 2015

TNAMecca Presents CHAT - Apr 20, 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 throughout the week via CHAT.  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.

19 April 2015

Ringside: Impact Wrestling Review - Apr 17, 2015


Once again Impact had a theme for this particular show "Tag Team Gold", with Eddie Edwards out injured the Wolves decided to relinquish the World Tag Team Titles, opening the door for 8 teams to compete against each other to crown new champions. With legends like the Hardys, the interesting pairing of Bram & EC3, the reunion of the Dirty Heels and the guarantee of a 4 team Ultimate X match, this show was set to deliver another quality 2 hour broadcast.

17 April 2015

Post-Impact Discussion for Apr 17, 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 Tag Team Gold on Destination America from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.  What did you think of the show?  What did you like or dislike?  Let us know.

TNAMecca Exclusive: Q&A with Matt Hardy


Tomorrow night on a special episode of Impact, Tag Team Gold, eight teams will compete for the chance to become the new TNA tag team champions. One of those teams are the Hardys, and although they've held many championships in their career, the TNA tag team championship is not one of them. Can the Hardys outlast seven other teams to become the TNA tag team champions for the first time? Well, let's hear from Matt Hardy, who has taken the time to answer some questions for us. Our exchange is below: