Impact Tag

- TNA’s first live Impact of the summer last week was described as a major confidence boost to everyone. Some things were different from the usual Impact shows as Keith Mitchell, who runs the truck as producer, was not there and won’t be there this week because he already had a vacation planned. Spike TV’s Scott Fishman worked in his place and he had never produced wrestling before, although he’s worked as Spike’s liaison with TNA’s product for years. The decision to go live was just made a few weeksRead More
- TNA Knockout ODB turns 34 years old today. – Kid Kash will be returning to TNA for next weekend’s live events in Texas. He’s been away training for a MMA fight. – Spike TV and TNA took out localized ads in a number of top markets on Monday night during WWE’s RAW Supershow to promote the new timeslot and live showing for Impact. – TNA will continue to do live promos on YouTube and their website during commercial breaks on Impact this Thursday night. The live post-show with JeremyRead More
WWE has a history of introducing new superstars with some “special” videos, called vignettes, which usually generate a lot of hype, and are debated on for weeks, or even months. Vignettes have been a special factor in the WWE, which Vince McMahon can always count on, when he needs to drop a surprise to the WWE Universe. He has managed to keep the dirt sheets spiraling with rumors and backstage reports because of these vignettes. Let us take a trip down memory lane, and look back at the debuts ofRead More

Posted On June 6, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: Joey Ryan Talks TNA, Gut Check, Slams Taz & More

Here is Joey Ryan, addressing the Gut Check segment on last week’s Impact episode. He notes that it is a farce, and then addresses Taz, noting that Taz never drew main-event money and was the two-time champion of a “glorified indy fed.”Read More

Posted On June 5, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Opening Segment For Thursday’s Impact Wrestling Revealed

Dixie Carter announced via Twitter that this Thursday’s Live Impact Wrestling will kick off with Carter addressing the situation that is circulating with AJ Styles started by Christopher Daniels and Kazarian. “I will publicly address the situation from last week’s Impact, LIVE this Thursday right at the start of the show at 8:00 p.m.,” Carter tweeted. The main event for this week’s show is Kurt Angle, Sting, and AJ Styles vs. Kazarian, Daniels, and Bobby Roode and will also feature TNA’s Gut Check. TNA are trying to capitalize on Monday’sRead More

Posted On June 4, 2012By Liam HindmarshIn Columns

Tea Time with Liam: Oh the Boredom

Hello everybody. Feels like such a long time since I’ve wrote those words. After a short absence. It’s time for another edition of Tea Time with Liam. This is less of a wrestling column and more of a mini rant so I apologise in advance. You wont be seeing this stuff from me that often. I always try to be objective. Anyway., hope you enjoy. Its been a while since I’ve actually sat down and been able to write an article. It will become quite clear as to why thatRead More

Posted On June 4, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Friday’s WWE SmackDown Rating Fails To Improve

Friday’s edition of WWE SmackDown scored a 1.7 rating with 2.557 million viewers. The rating was down from last week’s episode, which did a 1.87 rating with 2.630 million viewers. This is one of the lowest ratings for the show this year. The rating concluded a terrible ratings week for wrestling, which saw RAW score a 2.7 rating and Impact garner a 0.89, the lowest rating for both shows this year.Read More
- Dustin “Goldust” Rhodes teased a TNA return on his Twitter account. When asked by a fan why he doesn’t make ‘an Impact’ somewhere else if he missed wrestling, Rhodes replied, “after wedding.” – Justin Gabriel confirmed on his Twitter that he and Tyson Kidd are still planned to team together. Kidd responded and said he was looking forward to it and that their run together will be fun. – Lilian Garcia noted on Twitter that FOX News personality Juliet Huddy will be attending WWE’s No Way Out pay-per-view laterRead More

Posted On June 1, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Joey Ryan Not Happy; Reaches Out To WWE’s John Laurinaitis

Joey Ryan posted the following on his Twitter, following his TNA Gutcheck angle on last night’s IMPACT. He reaches out to WWE’s John Laurinaitis: “What a joke. @IMPACTWRESTLING is pathetic. I’m not good enough for your company? C’mon @TNADixie really? You make me laugh! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Don’t bring me in just for your NO agenda. It’s not my fault that Flair went into business for himself so why am I being punished?! Pritchard, @TheRealAlSnow & @OfficialTaz know that a NO is ridiculous. They know I’m money. I dare Tazz to sayRead More
Shannon Moore announced Friday on Twitter that he will not be returning to TNA Wrestling after stating in March that he would be taking a hiatus from wrestling to spend time with his family and focus on outside endeavors. “For you asking I will not be back on Impact,” Moore wrote. “Got some injuries to take care of and a project me and (wife Julie Youngberg) are working on. Nothing but good things coming in the future. Even tho i cant be in the ring I got stuff popn awayRead More

Posted On June 1, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

TNA Slammiversary Main Event, Fans Turned Away, More News

– It was announced by Hulk Hogan on Impact that Robert Roode will defend the TNA World Title against Sting at Slammiversary a week from Sunday. — Dixie Carter tweeted a photo of Jesse Sorenson posing with her backstage at iMPACT! tonight. You can see the picture at http://lockerz.com/s/213410768 — The company is said to have turned away many more fans than usual for tonight’s iMPACT!.Read More

Posted On May 28, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: The Summer of Impact

What’s up guys? Yeah, I know, I’m back again with this week’s from across the pond. It doesn’t seem like a week’s gone by already does it? Time apparently flies when you’re having fun though! Talking of fun, in the last 3 weeks or so, I’ve been really impressed with TNA Impact. I’ve been guilty of reading spoilers in the past, which gave me an excuse not to watch it, but in the last 3 weeks or so, I’ve given it a chance and the show is actually really goodRead More

Posted On May 26, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Brooke Hogan Promo, Joey Ryan-TNA Update, TNA Fan Voting

- For next week’s live episode of Impact Wrestling, fans will be able to vote on the opponent for TNA Television Champion Devon. TNA will be revealing one challenger per day on their website and fans will legitimately vote the opponent in. – Independent wrestling star Joey Ryan will be back on Impact next week as a judge in the Gutcheck segment. TNA is experimenting with Gutcheck as a potential spin-off concept down the line. – Brooke Hogan has been all over the media promoting TNA for her big debutRead More
TNA issued the following preview for next week’s live edition of Impact Wrestling: (Remember…Starting this Thursday, May 31, IMPACT moves an hour earlier to a new start time of 8pm LIVE on SpikeTV!) Preview Thursday’s IMPACT WRESTLING on SpikeTV! – It’s a historic broadcast as IMPACT goes LIVE all summer on SpikeTV with a new start time at 8/7c! – Impact will come on the air live at 8PM with the return of “The Icon” Sting to action as he faces World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode in a Lumberjack MatchRead More

Posted On May 24, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Official Impact Wrestling Preview For Tonight

TNA issued the following preview for tonight’s episode of Impact Wrestling: (Remember…Starting Thursday, May 31, IMPACT moves an hour earlier to a new start time of 8pm on SpikeTV!) Preview TONIGHT’S IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on SpikeTV at 9/8c. – It’s the May return of Open Fight Night and TNA Gut Check! Don’t miss the special broadcast! – General Manager Hulk Hogan has already announced World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode will defend his title on the broadcast as part of Open Fight Night! The question is, who will get the shotRead More

Posted On May 12, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Transcript Of TNA Conference Call; King Mo & Dixie Carter

– King Mo’s appearance on MMA Uncensored in the wake of his Bellator/TNA signing pushed the show to a record rating. The weekly news magazine show brought in 567,000 viewers, beating the previous record of 547,000 attained in the February series premiere. The show had an average of 489,000 viewers per week before last night. TNA President Dixie Carter also appeared live on the show with King Mo. – Here is a full transcript of the King Mo/Dixie Carter/TNA/Bellator conference call on Thursday: Moderator: David Schwarz May 10, 2012 1:00Read More

Posted On April 26, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Bound For Glory PPV Plans, Early Lockdown PPV Buys, Impact

- Matches for tonight’s TNA Impact Wrestling include Bully Ray vs. TV Champion Devon, Kurt Angle vs. Anarquia, Robbie E. vs. Alex Silva, Brooke Tessmacher vs. Gail Kim plus tag team action with Daniels & Kazarian vs. Magnus & Samoa Joe vs. Jeff Hardy & Mr. Anderson. – TNA’s Ring Ka King promotion in India finished up its run on Colours over the weekend. No word yet on the future of the promotion. No new tapings have been announced yet for a second season. – Early numbers on the TNARead More

Posted On April 25, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Official Preview For This Week’s TNA Impact Wrestling

The following is from ImpactWrestling.com: NOTE: Spike TV will rebroadcast the most recent episode of IMPACT WRESTLING from April 19 this coming Thursday, April 26 at 7pm. Some viewers experienced technical difficulties this past Thursday, so Spike TV and TNA would like to make sure fans would not miss the action-packed episode. Preview Thursday’s IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on SpikeTV at 9/8c. If you can’t watch it Thursday, make sure to set your DVR to record it so you don’t miss any of the action. – Thursday’s huge broadcast is theRead More

Posted On April 21, 2012By Adam HopsonIn Columns

Adzop: Removing the Impact

I’m not a TNA ‘hater’. I’ll get that out of the way straight away. I always wanted TNA to become viable competition for WWE who, at times, are so complacent and take so few risks nowadays that sometimes the weekly shows of Raw and Smackdown can, on occasion, be boring and frustrating to watch. This isn’t about taking sides. It isn’t about loyalty to a particular brand. It’s about entertainment. If I’m not entertained, I’ll switch off – simple as that. The more good pro-wrestling there is on TV, theRead More