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29 December 2015

Impact Live Discussion for Dec 29, 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 Tuesday afternoon at 12PM EST. We feel that Tuesday 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 Tuesday afternoon at 12PM EST for our live Impact discussion.

28 December 2015

Promote It!


2016 is the year that TNA can really get things rolling in the right direction for the company. An aspect that I personally enjoy about TNA's partnership with Pop TV is how invested Pop seems to be in TNA already. We all thought TNA would be finishing out the year with Destination America, but when their run ended suddenly, things became unclear. To our surprise, Pop had scheduled the "Best of Impact 2015" episodes to air in TNA's new time slot come the new year. The fact that Pop stepped in to do this for TNA says a lot. It gives TNA time to introduce the product to the regular Pop TV viewers and to bring the fans that had not been able to watch TNA at all in 2015 up to speed. In addition to that, Pop has decided to air a new show, "This Is Impact", to kick off the new year.

26 December 2015

TNA Randomania - Dec 25, 2015


It was just a few days ago when the rumors began that Maria Kanellis and her husband Mike Bennett, whose Ring of Honor contracts expired recently, were telling people that they are TNA-bound this January, and will presumably make their TNA debuts on January 5th. Since then, a couple of wrestling sites have reported that the duo has indeed signed a contract with TNA so I think it's safe to say that it's almost a certainty. Personally, I'm in favor of this addition to the Impact Wrestling roster because I've always felt that it was simply a matter of time before Bennett made his way to the mainstream. 

TNAMecca Poll #3 - Dec 26, 2015


TNA often reaches out to their fans for feedback so we thought it'd be fun to give our members an opportunity to tell Dixie Carter and TNA what they'd like to see via our weekly polls. We believe that the our members represent the core diehard TNA fan who's watched and supported the company for much of the last decade-plus. So with that in mind, every week, we will create a brand new poll that features a scenario that's relevant to the current landscape in TNA. This is TNAMecca Poll #3 and it will end at 12:00PM EST on Saturday, January 2nd. If you would like to contribute questions for future polls please do so in the comments section below.

24 December 2015

TNAMecca Presents TNA HUB - Dec 2015


TNA HUB is your source for TNA news, rumors and updates. Each and every week, TNA HUB will bring you the latest breaking news in the world of TNA and Impact Wrestling, as well as, any updates directly from TNA. TNA HUB will also provide you with links and information on any interviews or articles featuring TNA staff. We also encourage our members to post any news, rumors, or other relevant information that they come across in the comments section below.

22 December 2015

Impact Live Discussion for Dec 22, 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 Tuesday afternoon at 12PM EST. We feel that Tuesday 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 Tuesday afternoon at 12PM EST for our live Impact discussion.

20 December 2015

Four Things I Want to See in 2016


In some ways it's hard to believe that 2016 is finally almost here.  The holiday season usually seems to fly by but for TNA fans, time has been crawling at a painstakingly snail-like pace since the PopTV deal was announced.  Now that the World Title Series has been paused until the final 3 matches happen on January 5th, we must wait for a couple more weeks until a new, LIVE show quenches our collective thirst.  Until nearly a week ago, we assumed we would get 2 more Destination America episodes or recap shows to cap off their agreement.  Then, it seemed like they were scrapped.  Now we know that those 2 remaining episodes will air on PopTV as "Impact, Best of 2015" shows and serve as an introduction for a new and/or returning audience to the current product.  This is a very smart strategy to have these two lead-in type shows on a new network proceeding their big January 5th debut.  The Destination America relationship obviously went sour near the end of their deal and it's interesting that neither TNA or D.A. have said a word about each other since Wednesday.  It's the silent parting that speaks volumes.  Good riddance to an ugly 2015 on a channel that, in retrospect, was not a good fit for Impact Wrestling. So looking into the New Year on PopTV, I have 4 basic requests.  They are all feasible and realistic, but will require long-term planning and change.  So here they are: 

19 December 2015

TNAMecca Poll #2 - Dec 19, 2015


TNA often reaches out to their fans for feedback so we thought it'd be fun to give our members an opportunity to tell Dixie Carter and TNA what they'd like to see via our weekly polls. We believe that the our members represent the core diehard TNA fan who's watched and supported the company for much of the last decade-plus. So with that in mind, every week, we will create a brand new poll that features a scenario that's relevant to the current landscape in TNA. This is TNAMecca Poll #2 and it will end at 12:00PM EST on Saturday, December 26. If you would like to contribute questions for future polls please do so in the comments section below.

16 December 2015

Impact Live Discussion for Dec 16, 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 afternoon at 12PM 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 afternoon at 12PM EST for our live Impact discussion.

14 December 2015

TNA Randomania - Dec 14, 2015


- We are just a few weeks away from the Impact Wrestling premiere on Pop and much of the discussion on TNAMecca and elsewhere has been about potential new signings. As much as I am in favor of TNA bringing in new talents to freshen things up, it's also important to make sure the talents currently on the roster are used properly. Coming off the World Title Series, the challenge for the creative team will be to make sure that wrestlers kick off the new year with a purpose, particularly those who aren't champions. Although many wrestlers on the roster seemed to lack focus throughout the year, one of the positives of the WTS has been TNA's ability to give some of them a chance to enter the new year with a little bit of momentum. To me, the one who most benefited from the WTS is Robbie E. Even though he was unable to advance past group play, Robbie showed a competitive side to him in his matches against Matt Hardy, Davey Richards, and Eddie Edwards, and seems primed for a nice push in 2016. More importantly, he's begun to shed the party boy image but it will take a concerted effort by the writers to complete his transformation. Let's hope they're up to the task.

12 December 2015

TNAMecca Poll #1 - Dec 12, 2015


TNA often reaches out to their fans for feedback so we thought it'd be fun to give our members an opportunity to tell Dixie Carter and TNA what they'd like to see via our weekly polls. We believe that the our members represent the core diehard TNA fan who's watched and supported the company for much of the last decade-plus. So with that in mind, every week, we will create a brand new poll that features a scenario that's relevant to the current landscape in TNA. This is TNAMecca Poll #1 and it will end at 12:00PM EST on Saturday, December 19. If you would like to contribute questions for future polls please do so in the comments section below.

09 December 2015

Impact Live Discussion for Dec 9, 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 afternoon at 12PM 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 afternoon at 12PM EST for our live Impact discussion.

06 December 2015

PopTV Needs to be TNA's Permanent Home


Hello? Can you hear me? Ok ok, this is not an Adele song... although I would highly suggest buying her new album because it is amazing. I'm here to talk about the new PopTV deal for TNA. In fairness, the renewed optimism I've seen in recent weeks since the big announcement happened does seem a bit like deja vu. Although one big difference is that most of our TNAMecca commenters in the U.S. have this channel as opposed to last year when many people complained that they did not have Destination America on their current lineup or flat out did not have access to it at all. In fact, I can only think of 4-5 of us that have expressed concern over our current cable or satellite providers not offering PopTV. As most of you know, I am one of those few. It's a bit surreal for me to be in this position after watching others go through the same thing last year, and I will address that in a bit. However, despite my personal challenge, as the title of this POV declares, this move to PopTV needs to be "THE MOVE" for Impact Wrestling. We cannot be talking about another new TV deal at the end of next year. The hot potato game needs to be over. PopTV is the appropriate place for TNA to grow. It just feels right and all the proper elements are in place for this to be a beautiful, thriving partnership between TNA and PopTV.

05 December 2015

TNAMecca Presents CHAT - Dec 5, 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.

02 December 2015

Impact Live Discussion for Dec 2, 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 afternoon at 12PM 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 afternoon at 12PM EST for our live Impact discussion.

TNAMecca Exclusive: Q&A with Ethan Carter III


Recently, we had the opportunity to ask Ethan Carter III some questions about his injunction on TNA and Matt Hardy, as well as the World Title Series. Below is our exchange:

01 December 2015

One Tag Team A Division Does Not Make


One of my favorite topics of discussion that regularly takes place in the TNAMecca comments section is the potential new talents that TNA should sign or bring in on a pay-per-appearance basis, and there's certainly been no lack of those discussions since the day TNA and Pop announced their television deal - a deal that will officially kick off on Tuesday, January 5th live from Bethlehem, PA. And while TNA execs are putting the finishing touches on their roster, the fans here and on social media are spending much of their time speculating on which new talents we could see return or debut on January 5th.  I've seen many names mentioned as potential signings but I strongly feel that one division currently needs an influx of new blood and that's the Tag Team Division. I think it's imperative that TNA focuses on rebuilding the division and it needs to start on the night of their Pop premiere.