31 August 2015

The Other Side of the Squared Circle - Aug 26, 2015


Welcome Ladies and Gents to the 3rd edition of From The Other Side of the Squared Circle, here on TNAMecca, where we love pro wrestling more than people from Dudleyville love tables. I hope everyone here has had a pleasant week so far, and enjoyed last night's broadcast of TNA Impact. I sort of did. There were things I enjoyed but there were also things I didn't. But that will come later. For now let us relax kick our feet up and settle in for the column. I apologize to Chris and the rest of the TNAMecca staff for the lateness of this column. I have had no internet for the past couple of days and only got it back 3 hours ago.

30 August 2015

Why is it "Cool" to Hate TNA?


Being a dedicated TNA fan now for the better part of 10 years, I have noticed a well documented trend.  The longer the company is around, the more acceptable and "cool" it becomes to hate them.  The casual fans of wrestling that watch Impact could care less what the mob mentality types of the IWC think.  Besides that one demographic of an isolated fan group who only tune in at their leisure, nearly every corner of the internet wrestling community has fostered an attitude of animosity and shown blatant disregard for the livelihood of an entire workforce of employees at TNA.  We are not part of that livelihood as nobody who runs TNAMecca or writes for us makes money off of TNA.  Again, we make no money at all here.  We are all fans of pro-wrestling and we want to see TNA do well and have long-term success.  I've gotten to the point again where I am extremely tired of the blowhard dirtsheet writers predicting TNA's death.  It seems like recently they have simply written TNA off and aren't even covering them much at all besides the occasional jabbing report of doom.  Right now, the fact is that very few people know what the plan is for TNA after Bound For Glory.  Stop acting like you know what that information is.  You can connect all the dots you want, but you do not have the facts.  It's flat out ridiculous to report speculation as fact.  Your reporting on pro-wrestling makes me embarrassed to be so involved in covering this form of entertainment.  Click-bait posting is an absolute joke, and I highly suggest staying away from their websites as you are only giving them advertising dollars when you visit.  Their sites are not only bad for TNA, they're bad for pro-wrestling as a whole.  Frankly, you and your "insider" lackeys that rush to your defense at the snap of a finger are disgusting.  You are a big part of what is wrong with pro-wrestling today.  What a revolting display of "journalism".  You know who you are.

29 August 2015

TNAMecca Presents CHAT - Aug 29, 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 during the weekends 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.

26 August 2015

Impact Post-Show Discussion for Aug 26, 2015


Many wrestling fans enjoy participating in fun discussions during Impact every week, whether it's on social media or wrestling sites. However, it's getting increasingly harder to find places 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 share their opinions with other fans during the show.  You can now visit TNAMecca to do exactly that in the comments section below each and every Wednesday night at 8PM EST. We feel that Wednesday nights will be a must-watch night of television and we're confident that TNAMecca will be the place to be for real wrestling fans. So make sure you join us every Wednesday night at 8PM EST for our live Impact discussion.

TNA Wednesday Randomania - Aug 26, 2015


- In the closing moments of Impact last week, Jeff Jarrett asked Dixie Carter to give him the authority to run Impact permanently and I'll be honest, I cringed a little for two reasons. Firstly, we can all see where this is headed because the writers have made this story as predictable as can be. I'm so sure of this that I will quit TNAMecca if the Jarretts do not turn on Dixie Carter and TNA when it's all said and done. And secondly, the idea of another paint by numbers invasion angle that lacks any sort of buzz or intrigue is simply destined to fall flat. And trust me when I say that this particular angle has no to little buzz and TNA fans are mildly intrigued at best. I would love to give TNA the benefit of the doubt and hope that they surprise us with a clever twist on an old idea but based on what I've seen so far, this is as pedestrian as it gets. I suppose the writers are relying on Jeff Jarrett's history with TNA to sell this "betrayal" to the long time viewers but I'm afraid they're overestimating the connection that TNA fans currently have with Jarrett. Many fans will always respect him for everything he's done for TNA but the truth is that he lost quite a bit of the fanbase when he officially resigned from TNA and proceeded to almost immediately publicly acknowledge that he planned to start a new promotion. It didn't sit right with fans and I think the fact that TNA brought him back and handed him the keys to the castle has only exacerbated that feeling of ill will.

23 August 2015

The Other Side of the Squared Circle - Aug. 19, 2015


Ring the bell ladies and gentlemen as we kick off another edition of From The Other Side of the "Squared Circle" I am your host for the evening. I hope everyone enjoyed the debut edition last week and we all had pleasant evenings enjoying Impact and Ring of Honor. I am pleased to say that this edition of Impact did not have the same off feeling that plagued last week's. That isn't to say that it did not have it's faults. Every show does but that is a different list for later on in the column.

22 August 2015

TNAMecca Presents CHAT - Aug 22, 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 during the weekends 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.

19 August 2015

Impact Post-Show Discussion for Aug 19, 2015


Many wrestling fans enjoy participating in fun discussions during Impact every week, whether it's on social media or wrestling sites. However, it's getting increasingly harder to find places 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 share their opinions with other fans during the show.  You can now visit TNAMecca to do exactly that in the comments section below each and every Wednesday night at 8PM EST. We feel that Wednesday nights will be a must-watch night of television and we're confident that TNAMecca will be the place to be for real wrestling fans. So make sure you join us every Wednesday night at 8PM EST for our live Impact discussion.

TNA Wednesday Randomania - Aug 19, 2015


I realize I might ruffle a few feathers when I say this but the genre of pro wrestling is at its core not a sport, it's a form of entertainment. And with any form of entertainment, it's important that those in production, whether it'd be writing, directing, etc, put together a plan that will ultimately produce, in this case, a wrestling show that does two things: enable viewers to, firstly, invest emotionally in the product and, secondly, suspend their disbelief. Unfortunately, I feel that TNA for me personally, at this moment, is accomplishing neither one. And quite frankly, I'm puzzled as to why that is. 

16 August 2015

The Other Side of the Squared Circle - Aug 12, 2015


Ring the bell, Ladies and Gentlemen and welcome to the debut edition of The Other Side of the Squared Circle, I am your tour guide taking you on a voyage through my mind to help you understand my thoughts on this week's edition of TNA Impact. I cannot promise the same quality as Shakespeare or even more experienced writers but I will be honest so there's that. Now these thoughts and opinions are only shared by myself and do not represent TNAMecca as a whole, then again that's a good thing, if we shared the same exact opinions this site would be boring as hell.

Variety is the spice of life and it's through meeting and talking with people who think differently about things is how we grow. With that said, let's get to it. This is for the August 12th edition of TNA Impact. As what I believe will be the format from here on out, I will begin with what I liked then move on to what I did not like and finish up with what just felt blah, wasn't right and it wasn't wrong, it was just there, like a Chavo Guerrero Jr. promo. With that being said, let's get the column going.

15 August 2015

TNAMecca Presents CHAT - Aug 15, 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 during the weekends 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.

12 August 2015

Impact Post-Show Discussion for Aug 12, 2015


Many wrestling fans enjoy participating in fun discussions during Impact every week, whether it's on social media or wrestling sites. However, it's getting increasingly harder to find places 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 share their opinions with other fans during the show.  You can now visit TNAMecca to do exactly that in the comments section below each and every Wednesday night at 8PM EST. We feel that Wednesday nights will be a must-watch night of television and we're confident that TNAMecca will be the place to be for real wrestling fans. So make sure you join us every Wednesday night at 8PM EST for our live Impact discussion.

TNA Wednesday Randomania - Aug 12, 2015


- Two years ago today, TNAMecca officially launched. It's hard to believe it's only been two years because we've experience so much in that short time but the reality is that we are still growing and evolving. In those two years, we've become an integral part of the internet wrestling landscape because we have given TNA fans the opportunity to be part of a community without the constant harassing and trolling that typically happens on other sites and social media. TNAMecca, however, would essentially consist of Reece, Lee, and I talking amongst ourselves if it wasn't for every single poster and reader who's given us a chance and made us part of their wrestling experience. To every single one of you, I can't thank you enough. Happy birthday, TNAMecca.

09 August 2015

GFW and TNA


TNA and GFW?  GFW and TNA?  Sounds familiar as we have been hinting at these 2 pro-wrestling promotions potentially working together for several weeks now.  It's finally coming to fruition, but those of us that like to avoid spoilers (and the rest of us that have been flat-out directed and advised to avoid them by Bob Ryder) are wondering what this could lead to in the big scheme of things.  I am left again to ponder what TNA will look like by Bound For Glory with all these changes on the horizon.  How much will GFW play a role in TNA's future moving forward? Will these two companies' storylines be woven into each other building towards multiple co-promoted live events, TV tapings and Pay-Per-Views?  Or is it all part of something bigger than that?  I honestly think that some people are not taking all of the implications of this Global Force Wrestling/Total Nonstop Action Wrestling relationship into account.  The bottom line is that two U.S. based pro-wrestling entities are working together to create a better overall product, completely free of any influence from Vince McMahon.  Just think about that as we delve into this further.

08 August 2015

TNAMecca Presents CHAT - Aug 8, 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 during the weekends 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.

05 August 2015

Impact Post-Show Discussion for Aug 5, 2015


Many wrestling fans enjoy participating in fun discussions during Impact every week, whether it's on social media or wrestling sites. However, it's getting increasingly harder to find places 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 share their opinions with other fans during the show.  You can now visit TNAMecca to do exactly that in the comments section below each and every Wednesday night at 8PM EST. We feel that Wednesday nights will be a must-watch night of television and we're confident that TNAMecca will be the place to be for real wrestling fans. So make sure you join us every Wednesday night at 8PM EST for our live Impact discussion.

01 August 2015

TNAMecca Presents CHAT - Aug 1, 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 during the weekends 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.