22 October 2014

Post-IMPACT Discussion for Oct 22, 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 Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA.  What did you think of the show?  What did you like or dislike?  Let us know.

TNA Wednesday Randomania - Oct 22, 2014


- This week, I'd like to begin with the current TNA product; the television product, which is ultimately how one should evaluate a wrestling promotion's status and not the behind the scenes happenings, most of which we, as fans, aren't privy to. I realize that there's quite a bit of anxiety amongst wrestling fans as we wait for an announcement on a TV deal to come but I feel that many of us have lost sight of the reason why we are passionate about TNA and pro wrestling in general: the television show. And it's a shame because at a time when there's so much uncertainty, much of it magnified by the dirtsheets, TNA have managed to produce some of the best episodes of Impact in their entire history.  I can't remember the last time we have been treated to the sort of quality wrestling that we are right now and have been since Slammiversary. That's four months, folks. I'll go out on a limb and say that we've watched more quality matches in the last four months than we have in the last five years. You might think I'm reaching but I defy you to recall the top matches during the Hogan/Bischoff and Prichard eras and tell me I'm wrong.  You, undoubtedly, will find the occasional gem such as the Beer Money and Motor City Machine Guns tag title series or the AJ Styles vs Christopher Daniels Last Man Standing match but overall, the matches were not as consistently good as they are right now.  Simply put, Impact is the best wrestling show on television in the United States. But you'd never know it because most wrestling sites act as if it's all for naught; as if the recent tag title series meant nothing because "it all feels so pointless" until TNA announces a new TV deal. This is the narrative that wrestling sites want to feed wrestling fans in order to invalidate the current product. It makes you wonder...why are they downplaying TNA's product when the same sites, just a few months ago, were pleading with the company to give us more wrestling? Why exactly is that?

20 October 2014

Tyrus Has A Place On The TNA Roster


Disclaimer: Oh boy I think to a lot of people on the site, this write up has been a long time coming and frankly it has been. This write up has essentially been 14 months in the making so let’s get started. In this write up, I will give a little explanation about my writing style to those that have never read my work before as well as talk about the guy in the blog’s headline: EC3’s newest bodyguard Tyrus. 

18 October 2014

Saturday Night Chat - Oct 18, 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.

16 October 2014

Fans Talk TNA: Coming October 29th to TNAMecca!


We're so happy to announce that our friends at FTW Podcast have agreed to join forces with TNAMecca to produce a weekly podcast exclusively for our members.  Fans Talk TNA will officially premiere on Wednesday, October 29th at 12:00AM and a new episode will be posted each and every Wednesday thereafter.  The weekly podcast will feature TNA discussion as well as news & rumors and a preview of that night's Impact.  We hope that you will join us for the premiere in two weeks and help us decide which topics to discuss on the show.  You can share with us your suggestions in the comments section below. In addition, please make sure to check out FTWPodcast.com for more info on their other weekly podcasts and you can follow them at @FTWPodcast on Twitter.

15 October 2014

Post-IMPACT Discussion for Oct 15, 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 Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA.  What did you think of the show?  What did you like or dislike?  Let us know.

TNA Wednesday Randomania - Oct 15, 2014


- This week, I think it's important to begin with a hard truth about TNA and their current status. Before I proceed, however, I think I should point out that I genuinely believe that TNA will announce a new TV deal at some point this year, and they will begin anew in 2015 on a new network. With that said, I feel like many TNA fans don't want to accept the fact that the company as we know it might not exist, come this January. I say this simply because I'm sensing that TNA is currently going through a major transition behind the scenes, one in which would ultimately transform several aspects of the company.  I can't say for sure which but I have a feeling the biggest change, other than any potential branding changes, will be the Impact Wrestling roster.  There is reason to believe that much of the roster are currently free agents or soon-to-be before the end of the year.  Being that TNA is currently on hiatus, they will likely opt to not re-sign any of them at least until a TV deal is announced.  Once that happens, I'm sure negotiations with talents will pick up again just in time for the premiere on the new network, presumably on January 7th.  This, however, could backfire on TNA, especially as it relates to talents who might conceivably sign a deal with another network in the meantime. The fact remains that wrestlers who are free agents need to work and they will find it wherever they can. We've already seen Bully Ray tease working for another promotion in recent days, and previously, Kurt Angle spoke on a contract that he was close to signing.  I can only speculate on which wrestlers are currently free agents and which ones will either choose to re-sign with TNA when the time comes or seek employment elsewhere.  I simply do not know.  I do know this, however...there's a strong possibility that the roster could look much different in January.

13 October 2014

Post-Bound for Glory Discussion for Oct 12, 2014


One of my favorite activities after watching a TNA PPV 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 the show 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 every PPV to do exactly that in the comments section below.  So please feel free to share with us your thoughts on tonight's Bound for Glory from Tokyo, Japan.  What did you think of the show?  What did you like or dislike?  Let us know.

Pick 'em League: Season 2 Round Up


Last nights historic Bound For Glory from Tokyo, Japan capped off the second season of TNAMecca's Pick 'em League. While the season may not have had as many events as we'd hoped, it still had bragging rights and a $20 Gift Certificate for ShopTNA up for grabs, making Bound For Glory an event where everyone wanted to perform a clean sweep of picks. Now that the dust has settled from last night, lets look at the breakdown and see how the league picked Bound For Glory.

Sad News for British Bootcamp's Kris Travis


With less than a week to go until Challenge TV air the first of British Bootcamp Season 2's audition episodes, fans were left dumbstruck by the sad news announced by Bootcamp hopeful Kris Travis on Twitter two days ago.  After being diagnosed with cancer a month ago, Travis revealed that he has had an operation to remove a tumour and part of his stomach and is undergoing 18 weeks of chemotherapy to further battle the cancer.