I’ve seen some “on the fly” booking in my day, but a company who usually crams eight and even sometimes nine matches into a pay-per-view is really going to have to come up with some magic to add to the five confirmed matches for Sunday’s TNA Wrestling No Surrender PPV.
Unfortunately, there’s just not a whole lot of steam heading into the show, and if there is, it’s for the wrong reasons. Many will want to see how Kurt Angle performs in his title match coming off his ugly DUI arrest, while others will speculate whether or not Jeff Hardy will be in attendance and if he’ll wrestle. I hope Hardy wrestles, but let’s start with the confirmed matches…
Kurt Angle (Champ) vs. Sting vs. Mr. Anderson – Heavyweight Title Match. I love TNA, but even the recent ..click here to read more
Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, Brian Kendrick, Bully Ray, Gunner, Impact Wrestling, Ken Anderson, Kurt Angle, No Surrender 2011, sting, TNA Wrestling
Before getting into the recap, two issues need to be addressed. The first is Jeff Hardy. For those that might not have heard it yet, Jeff Hardy finally plead guilty in a court of law to the charges leveled against him. As a result, Hardy will have to face some harsh punishment…if your idea of “harsh” is 10 days in jail, $100,000 in fees and 2-3 years probation.
That’s right-Hardy more or less got a slap on the wrist despite the charges leveled against him being felonious. This is a prime example of how stupid and superficial we are in this country. If you or I, the average person, had been investigated for these exact same charges, we’d be looking at 10-20 years in prison, if not more. But, because Jeff Hardy is a celebrity, he’s basically getting the ..click here to read more
Angelina Love, D'Angelo Dinero, Devon, Eric Bischoff, Eric Young, Gunner, Impact Wrestling, James Storm, jeff hardy, Ken Anderson, Kurt Angle Bully Ray, Mickie James, No Surrender 2011, Robbie E, Robert Roode, sting, The British Invasion, TNA Bound For Glory, TNA Wrestling, Velvet Sky, Winter
And we’re back for another edition of Impact Wrestling for 9/1/11. Tonight, TNA goes out of the comfort of the Impact Zone and will be taping (known as “going live” in Dixie Carter’s world) tonight’s show in Huntsville, Alabama. Next week’s show will be “live” from there, too. Before we get into the recap, there are two things I’d like to address.
The first of the two subjects is Hulk Hogan’s recent comments during an interview with website GoTriad.com. For those that don’t know, Hogan was interviewed by the site recently, specifically discussing TNA. When discussing why TNA is an alternative to WWE, Hogan had the following remarks:
“We’ve got a lot of young guys who are pushing hard,” he said. “And we’re trying to take our own course of destiny and make wrestling matter again. We’re not ..click here to read more
Abyss, AJ Styles, Angelina Love, Austin Aries, Brian Kendrick, Christopher Daniels, Eric Bischoff, Gunner, hulk hogan, Immortal, Impact Wrestling, Jesse Sorensen, Ken Anderson, Kid Kash, Kurt Angle, Matt Morgan, Mickie James, ODB, ric flair, Rob Van Dam, Samoa Joe, sting, TNA Bound For Glory, TNA No Surrender, TNA Wrestling, Traci Brooks, Winter
Welcome back to the Impact Wrestling recap for the 8-11-11 TNA Impact Wrestling edition. The show starts off with a recap of Hardcore Justice’s main event which seemingly saw yet another pointless heel turn, this time in Kurt Angle.
Starting off the actual show is the H.O.G.s. Steiner has a new t-shirt on, and dear lord, does it look stupid. Blubber Ray has a “Vince Neil Ink” shirt on. As cool as it sounds. Ray tells Abyss he’s turning into a major disappointment, talking about how A.J. Styles pinned him in the 6-man at the PPV. He tells Abyss he’s on thin ice with Bischoff. Blubber Ray says that there will be a 4-way BFG series match tonight, Ray vs. Steiner vs. Gunner vs. Crimson. He says Crimson’s undefeated streak will end and he’ll get the pinfall. Then the conversation turns ..click here to read more
A.J. Styles & RVD, Big Brother, Bully Ray, Gunner, Impact Wrestling, Jesse Godderz, Madison Rayne Brian Kendrick, Mickie James, Miss Tessmacher, ODB & Jackie Crimson, Robbie E Beer Money, Scott Steiner, Tara, TNA Wrestling
Kurt Angle vs. Sting ended about the same way most TNA pay per view main-events do. In somewhat of a screwy finish that left more questions than answers, Kurt Angle pinned Sting to win the TNA world championship at Hardcore Justice 2011 with a little help from Hulk Hogan.
Where do I begin? Well, let me say this before I go off on a bit of a tangent here. I am certainly not a TNA Wrestling fan. It is just not my cup of tea, but more power to those that enjoy it. Yet, I don’t hate them. So please don’t take my opinion as that of a “TNA hater.” It just isn’t my thing and well, this main-event reinforced it for me.
Angle and Sting wrestled in the ..click here to read more
A.J. Styles, Abyss, Alex Shelley, Austin Aries, Brian Kendrick, Bully Ray, Christopher Daniels, Crimson, Devon, Dixie Carter, Eric Bischoff, Fortune, Gunner, hulk hogan, Immortal, Impact Wrestling, Kazarian, Ken Anderson, Kurt Angle, Mickie James, Scott Steiner, sting, Tara, TNA Hardcore Justice, TNA Wrestling, Winter
So, after doing a top ten list for the ten best unsigned female wrestlers (which you can find on my blog at http://nerdslikeme.blogspot.com), I decided that maybe another one was in order.
It was a fun list and relatively easy for me to put together, so why not do another one? From there, I had to think, what could I do that would be relatively easy to put together and could be fun and entertaining at the same time. Surprisingly, it led me to an idea for TNA Wrestling, a company that the words “fun” and “entertaining” rarely ever apply to.
Regardless of what some people might think, I’d love to see TNA succeed as a company, as pro wrestling, at the mainstream level, needs competition. We all know WWE is ..click here to read more
Anarquia, Dixie Carter, El Zorro, Eric Bischoff, Gunner, Impact Wrestling, jeff hardy, Matt Hardy, Murphy, Okada, Rob Terry, Robbie E, Scott Steiner, sting, TNA Wrestling, Winter
Welcome to the 7-28 edition of the TNA Impact Wrestling recap. My last column created quite a stir. As some of you may know, my comments about Madison Rayne and her retaliation were picked up by several respected wrestling websites and writers.
Needless to say, the writers and sites all seemed to universally be behind me in what I call “RayneStorm 2011″ (Like I said on Twitter, “MadTV” fans will understand the reference). One comment in particular seemed to strike a cord with Madison Rayne’s fans (all ten of them), and that was me calling her an atrocious human being two weeks ago. Now, that comment was more sarcastic than anything else. I realize she’s playing a character on TV and there’s probably some ..click here to read more
AJ Styles, Alex Shelley, Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, Brian Kendrick, Bully Ray, Christopher Daniels, Eric Bischoff, Eric Young, Fortune, Gunner, hulk hogan, Immortal, Impact Wrestling, Jeff Jarrett, Ken Anderson, Kurt Angle, Madison Rayne, ODB, Rob Van Dam, Scott Steiner, sting, Tara, TNA Bound For Glory, TNA Hardcore Justice, TNA Knockouts, TNA Wrestling, Traci Brooks, Velvet Sky, Winter
Welcome back everyone. Before we get into this week’s recap/rant, I have a little story I’d like to share with you. Last week in my recap of Impact Wrestling, during the knockouts match between Tara and Madison Rayne, I made several comments about Rayne discussing my overall distaste for her. It was nothing horribly offensive or vulgar, yet it apparently hit a nerve with Miss Rayne herself. Apparently, she reads my columns on CamelClutchBlog.com, and sent me a response to last week’s column on Twitter. Here is that comment verbatim from Madison Rayne (www.twitter.com/RayneLane):
“@XDustinEFLX You sir, are a d*ckhead. Get a real job. =) that’s all!”
Well, Jokes on Rayne: I don’t get paid for this and have a ..click here to read more
AJ Styles, Alex Shelley, Angelina Love, Brian Kendrick, Bully Ray, Christopher Daniels, Dixie Carter, Eric Young, Gunner, Impact Wrestling, James Storm, Ken Anderson, Kurt Angle, Madison Rayne, Matt Morgan, Mickie James, Miss Tessmacher, ODB, Rob Van Dam, Rosita, Samoa Joe, Sarita, Scott Steiner, sting, TNA Bound For Glory, TNA Hardcore Justice, TNA Knockouts, TNA Wrestling, Velvet Sky
Welcome back everyone, to the televised train wreck we all know as Impact Wrestling. We start the show with Blubber Ray, Top Gun and Johnny Bravo in the ring. Bully Ray is calling out Mr. Anderson to the ring right now, but first, we have to deal with Anderson’s stupid microphone shtick first.
You know, I’m glad TNA did away with the Jeff Hardy title belt, but the replacement looks like one of those plastic replicas you get in the toy aisle at Target. Ray calls Anderson a jag-off and tells him to shut up for once a life, and threatens Anderson’s life by sicking Gunner on him.
Ooh. Apparently, Hogan is off for the night, so that somehow leaves Blubber Ray in charge. He tells Anderson he can’t beat ..click here to read more
AJ Styles, Bound for Glory Series, Bully Ray, Christopher Daniels, Crimson, D'Angelo Dinero, Devon, Eric Young, Gunner, hulk hogan, Immortal, Impact Wrestling, Jack Evans, Jeff Jarrett, Jerry Lynn, Ken Anderson, Kurt Angle, Miss Tessmacher, ODB, Rob Van Dam, Robert Roode, Samoa Joe, Scott Steiner, sting, TNA Bound For Glory, TNA Destination X, TNA Impact, Velvet Sky
Hello, everyone. Welcome to my first time recapping TN-Impact. While some of you might have noticed my sarcasm in my Smackdown! recap last week, strap in, because you’re in for an even bumpier ride this time around. Why will I be so hard on this show compared to others? Well, let’s be honest. Have you ever SEEN an episode of this show before? Okay, that’s what I thought. Now that we are clear with each other and you know what to expect, let’s get on with this train wreck.
We start the show with Hulk Hogan and Scott Steiner in the back. Apparently, Steiner is the new member of Immortal. Hogan praises Steiner for a minute or so before hearing Sting’s voice. We see ..click here to read more
AJ Styles, Angelina Love, Bound for Glory Series, Bully Ray, Christopher Daniels, Devon, Gunner, hulk hogan, Impact Wrestling, Jeff Jarrett, Jerry Lynn, Jimmy Yang, Ken Anderson, Kurt Angle, Low-Ki, Madison Rayne, Matt Bentley, Mickie James, Miss Tessmacher, Rob Van Dam, Samoa Joe, Scott Steiner, sting, Tara, TNA Bound For Glory, TNA Destination X, TNA Impact, Winter
Impact Wrestling was quite explosive Thursday night as upsets were abound, new faces were featured, and plans for future pay-per-views were unfurled, including next month’s TNA Destination X and Fall’s Bound For Glory.
Thursday marked the start of Mr. Anderson‘s second reign as World Heavyweight champion, and the opening segment featured him coming out to a ring adorned like a high school kegger (more on that theme later). He called it his “A$%hole Championship Reception” and no one showed up to celebrate except the uninvited Immortal hitman Gunner. Because he helped take out Sting last week on Anderson’s behalf, Gunner wanted return payment of one title shot, which Anderson replied in kind with a pitcher of apparently strychnine and fiber glass laced beer. Seriously, it looked like all he ..click here to read more
Abyss, AJ Styles, Angelina Love, Austin Aries, Bully Ray, Devon, Eric Bischoff, Eric Young, Gunner, hulk hogan, Impact Wrestling, Jeff Jarrett, Jimmy Rave, Ken Anderson, Kid Kash, Kurt Angle, Mickie James, Miss Tessmacher, ODB, Samoa Joe, Sarita, sting, TNA Bound For Glory, TNA Destination X, TNA Impact, TNA Slammiversary, TNA Wrestling, Velvet Sky
If you missed the last Impact Wrestling before Sunday’s Slammiversary then you didn’t see guys like Gunner and Eric Young featured in the main event. Decided last week, TV Champion Eric Young would buddy up with World Heavyweight Champion Sting against their two current rivals, Gunner and Mr. Anderson.
The match wasn’t anything to write home about, but it was just nice to see some fresh faces in the center stage. After a little back and forth that was surprisingly carried by Sting for the majority, Gunner pushed a distracted Eric Young into Sting, who fell prey to an F5 type maneuver from Gunner for the huge upset victory.
Like it or not, it was a huge risk to have such an undeveloped guy pin ..click here to read more
Abyss, AJ Styles, Alex Shelley, Angelina Love, Brian Kendrick, Bully Ray, Crimson, Eric Bischoff, Eric Young, Gunner, hulk hogan, Impact Wrestling, James Storm, Jeff Jarrett, Ken Anderson, Kurt Angle, Madison Rayne, Mickie James, ODB, Samoa Joe, Sarita, sting, Tara, TNA Impact, TNA Slammiversary, TNA Wrestling, Velvet Sky