26 May 2015

TNAMecca Exclusive: Q&A with Rockstar Spud


This Friday night on Impact, Kenny King will defend his X Division championship against seven other men in a gauntlet match - Rockstar Spud, Tigre Uno, Manik, DJ Z, Mandrews, Crazzy Steve, and Argos. This match is significant because this year's Destination X is fast approaching and the man with the X Division championship around his waist may get an opportunity to challenge for the TNA World Heavyweight championship. One of the participants in this week's X Division title match, Rockstar Spud, was kind enough to answer some questions for us. Below is our exchange:

25 May 2015

TNAMecca Presents CHAT - May 25, 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 whose reports are permitted here. However, the same etiquette rules that apply to our comments section in general also will apply here, including our policy on spoilers.

17 May 2015

Ringside: Impact Wrestling Review - May 15, 2015


The Dollhouse presents Hardcore War! That would be a more accurate title for this episode of IMPACT.  Giving two segments of the show to The Dollhouse was a bold move but it's also one that I didn't personally have a problem with.  They got a nice win over Brooke and Rebel and also had a sexy promo with Taryn in lingerie provoking Gail Kim and her husband Robert Irvine. This group delivered both times and I would contend that having them featured in a segment on each episode of IMPACT is best for business.  After all, Taryn is the Knockouts Champion.  We also want to get to know Jade and Marti Bell's personas more and more so it all makes sense to me.  I doubt they'll get two segments in a show again so this was most likely a one-time thing.  The use of the song from the band Hole for their theme music is a direct benefit of having Billy Corgan in the company.   On a different note, I think it is high time that we start seeing the X-Division showcased a bit more though. The X-Division still needs to start getting real time and matches, not just lip service of such happening.  Other than that the overall product felt so much better this week and this show delivered. 

15 May 2015

Post-Impact Discussion for May 15, 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 Impact 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.

Impact Moves to Wednesdays Starting June 3rd!


This afternoon, Dixie Carter announced that Impact will be moving to Wednesdays on June 3rd. On the surface, it might seem like surprising news but it really isn't simply because Friday nights, going into the Summer months, was going to be a problem for TNA. I think this is the best case scenario as Wednesday nights was a night Impact aired on previously so it's not exactly uncharted waters for the company. But I do hope that this is a permanent move and that Destination America doesn't make the mistake of constantly moving Impact every six or so months. Click here to read the full press release.

TNA Friday Randomania - May 15, 2015


- I can only speak for myself but I feel that TNA shot themselves in the foot, last week, by bringing Bully Ray back, albeit for one night. The reveal of Ray's return in the opening moments of Impact caused me to emotionally check out of the rest of the show, and as hard as I tried, I simply could not invest in the action after that. Not a single thing resonated with me. I was done. Looking back now, I still question the decision to bring back a wrestler which a good portion of the fanbase has soured on, especially since his return felt so random and unnecessary. In my case, it affected my enjoyment of the show greatly and more importantly, it has left me less than enthusiastic about the current TNA product. I have to wonder if there was any benefit to bringing Bully Ray back, especially since the viewership for last week's show was disappointing. The drawbacks, however, were aplenty.

14 May 2015

TNAMecca Exclusive: Q&A with The Dollhouse's Marti Bell


Tomorrow night on Impact, the Dollhouse are scheduled to wrestle Brooke and Rebel in Knockouts tag team action. The Dollhouse have made quite an impact since debuting a few weeks ago as two of its members, Jade and Marti Bell, aligned with Taryn Terrell to form what will undoubtedly be a force to be reckoned with in the Knockouts Division. This week, Marti was kind enough to answer some questions for us, although it didn't take long before the Marti we see every week on Impact emerged. Below is our exchange:

13 May 2015

The New N-Word


Two weeks ago, in an interview with Esquire, the newly appointed Senior Producer of TNA's creative team, Billy Corgan, set out a mission statement for how he would like to affect change within the company's flagship television show.  To paraphrase, his goal is to tell the Great American Story and to stop the masses looking down their noses at wrestling by transforming it into a form of entertainment that addresses serious issues that transcend cultural divides.

This past Friday, during an uncomfortable in-ring promo from MVP, we may have caught our first glimpse of Corgan's vision.

11 May 2015

TNAMecca Presents CHAT - May 11, 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 whose reports are permitted here. However, the same etiquette rules that apply to our comments section in general also will apply here, including our policy on spoilers.

10 May 2015

Ringside: Impact Wrestling Review - May 8, 2015


This week Impact was very special in the sense that for the first time since January 7, TNA's debut on Destination America, Impact was Live and there were promises of lots of surprises in store. A World Title match between Kurt Angle and Eric Young was on tap, with a former World Champion returning to be the special ref, as well as Mr Anderson vs EC3 with fans picking the stipulation and for the first time ever rivals Gail Kim & Awesome Kong team up to face The Dollhouse. With everything on tap there was potential for this show to be a special night, the question was would it live up to the hype?