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31 July 2016

The Reign of Eli Drake is Coming

 
If you're a fan of Game of Thrones, the phrase "Winter is Coming" means something to you.  For multiple GOT seasons (and/or books) it was not clear what "Winter is Coming" meant or how long it would take for that particular storyline to come to fruition.  Eventually this expression made more sense and it was indeed revealed just what those words signified.  Well, I am drawing a parallel to that ultra popular HBO series here with the title of this column, "The Reign of Eli Drake is Coming".  It doesn't matter how long it takes, although the sooner the better preferably.  Don't get lost in the sauce with what exactly the notion of Eli Drake as World Heavyweight Champion means for TNA Wrestling.  Eventually it is going to happen and it will be glorious for his fans here at TNAMecca and all around the world that are waiting with eager anticipation.  TNA has been changing and evolving in the last few years.  Some of those changes included departures of major talents,  many which had been with the company for multiple years.  One positive aspect of the roster turnover meant that an untapped performer like Eli Drake now would have a real opportunity to shine.  He is the absolute best promo man in the business.  I stand by that statement and I would put him up against any other person in the pro wrestling industry on the mic.  Eli is truly that good.  This man is also vastly underrated in the ring as he has proven time and time again that he can hang with any other wrestler that has crossed his path.  Even now, he still hasn't shown us everything that he is capable of wrestling-wise but occasionally those seldom used (yet impressive) moves rear their head.  He has all the tools necessary to be TNA World Heavyweight Champion.  I like him more than Mike Bennett (Dummy, Yeah!).  I like him more than Bram (Dummy, Yeah!).  I like him more than James Storm (Dummy, Yeah!).  I like him more than Moose (Dummy, Yeah!).  I like him more than Drew Galloway (Dummy, Yeah!).  I like him more than either Hardy (Dummies, Yeah!).  Hell, I like him more than most of the roster and that's not an insult, that is just a fact of life! 

30 July 2016

TNAMecca Presents CHAT - Jul 30, 2016

 
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.

29 July 2016

TrailBlazin' Top 5 - Jul 28, 2016


Reflecting on the year of 2016 so far, I'm realizing that I'm really not a fan of Matt Hardy. When he was wearing his suits and toting around the TNA World Heavyweight Championship earlier this year was kind of what made me tune out for a few months. Fast-forward to this week, Matt Hardy is opening the show with his wife and some ridiculous promo or storyline. I know some of you are enjoying his work, but I can't say I am. What I was getting at here is that last week and this week's show slowly progressed into a "good" episode; meaning it started slow and rocky and ended on a high note. With that, let's break down my top five moments:

28 July 2016

Impact Live Discussion for Jul 28, 2016

 
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 Thursday afternoon at 12PM EST. We feel that Thursday 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 Thursday afternoon at 12PM EST for our live Impact discussion.

23 July 2016

TNAMecca Presents CHAT - Jul 23, 2016

 
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.

21 July 2016

TrailBlazin' Top 5 - Jul 21, 2016


In this week's Top 5, I (briefly) break down Destination X before diving in to the start of the Bound For Glory Playoffs and the historical Title vs. Title main event. Let's get started!

Impact Live Discussion for Jul 21, 2016

 
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 Thursday afternoon at 12PM EST. We feel that Thursday 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 Thursday afternoon at 12PM EST for our live Impact discussion.

16 July 2016

TNAMecca Presents CHAT - Jul 16, 2016

 
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 July 2016

Impact Live Discussion for Jul 12, 2016

 
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.

10 July 2016

Why Even Call it Destination X?


So another piece of writing about the X-Division...I know...I know...there have been quite a few of these in the last few months on TNA fan sites.  I was patient and waited until now to really say something, as others have done a great job in rallying the troops and uniting the fan base in the name of the X-Division being either "revived" or "given back to us", etc.  Whatever terminology you want to use, the fact is that a vast majority of TNA fans want to see the X-Division used properly and that is still not happening right now.  TNA had a fantastic opportunity to show the fans and the entire pro wrestling industry that their promotion is once again a platform for high-flying, no limits wrestling on a LIVE edition of Destination X this Tuesday.  They currently have the attention of many new or returning fans after getting a big viewership increase for last weeks Impact.  Now, most of the card has been announced and surprise, surprise - there are only 2 total matches that have anything to do with the X-Division.  To me, this sends a clear message that TNA has no intent of rebooting the X-Division anytime in the foreseeable future.  You're telling me that they could not take one, single solitary episode of Impact and let the X-Division have the limelight?  Why not bring in other wrestlers that have the skills associated with this genre of pro wrestling even if some are there for one-offs (like in years past)?   Why not sign a couple of those wrestlers?  Most of the other storylines and feuds could have hit the pause button for 1 week and been just fine.  With the situation as presently constituted, it's difficult to not draw conclusions; TNA's actions are telling us that they don't really care much about the X-Division despite their words indicating otherwise.

09 July 2016

TNAMecca Presents CHAT - Jul 9, 2016


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.

08 July 2016

TNAMecca Hot Picks for Jun 2016


TNAMecca Hot Picks is a monthly power rankings-style list that will be created and compiled by our staff members. Every month, fifteen TNA wrestlers will be recognized for their superior performance on Impact, as well as live PPVs. Wrestlers will be judged on the following criteria: total victories, titles held, in-ring performance, promo ability, acting skills, and overall performance. Wrestlers will earn points and be ranked based on their achievements as well as their ability to excel on a weekly basis. This is the TNAMecca Hot Picks for June 2016.

07 July 2016

Give Us Some More Total Nonstop Action


I have been a pro wrestling fan since as far back as I can remember. In particular, I have been a TNA fan since 2007 right after Bound for Glory of that year. For me the most compelling aspect of wrestling has always been the in-ring action. I enjoy characters and promos as well when done right, but the actual wrestling is my favorite part. That’s why I was originally drawn to TNA because The TNA Knockouts were serious competitors and the X-Division athletes left me in awe consistently, but as time goes on things change in wrestling almost by the second. Many say TNA now contains a more character heavy roster and story driven product, which I agree with (not that it's necessarily a bad thing). The thing is I miss the days when TNA had nearly the perfect mixture of wrestling, characters, stories, and promos, but with a product slightly more reliant on the in-ring action. I am going to dive in by explaining what I hope for for each of TNA’s divisions.

06 July 2016

TrailBlazin' Top 5 - Jul 5, 2016


What a show! Following last week's "meh" episode of Impact, TNA had a major comeback this week with a great show from start to finish. It was so good, I struggled to figure out what to put where on this countdown. So with that said, let's get down to it!

05 July 2016

Impact Live Discussion for Jul 5, 2016

 
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.

02 July 2016

TNAMecca Presents CHAT - Jul 2, 2016

 
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.