A lot of great characters have come out of wrestling, but what about the characters that are perceived as not so great, classic characters that are considered wrestle crap? A lot of great wrestlers have been given terrible gimmicks that just didn’t connect with fans at the time.
I am not taking anything away from the performers who have given themselves to these horrendous characters, but I think with the right amount of tweaking and this new age of wrestling I think certain characters would work better now than they did years ago. I present to you ten characters/ gimmicks that I think could work now if done a tiny bit differently than its predecessors.
The Brooklyn Brawler - Steve Lombardi was perfect in the role of the Brooklyn Brawler, only his character was fodder for everyone else ..click here to read more
Brooklyn Brawler, Doink, Jeff Jarrett, Owen Hart, Tatanka, The Ultimate Warrior, The Undertaker, wwf
Welcome to the 12/8/11 edition of Impact Wrestling. Before I get started, I have a question. Does TNA have an axe to grind with Bobby Roode? We all know what happened with Bound For Glory and the aftermath leading to his championship reign. Now, even Roode’s former partner, James Storm, is more or less trashing him. Storm recently appeared on the Busted Open radio show and had the following to say in regards to Roode:
“My character…I have character. I have a character that a lot of people can relate to. A guy who drinks beer, and goes out hunting, and fishing, and just hangs out at the bar, and has a good time. Like you said, Walmart, Nascar, it’s all that character fit into one, which looking at Bobby Roode, who is Bobby Roode? What exactly ..click here to read more
A.J. Styles, Abyss, Bobby Roode, Gail Kim, Garrett Bischoff, Impact Wrestling, James Storm, Jeff Jarrett, Kurt Angle, Madison Rayne, Mickie James, Samoa Joe, sting, TNA Wrestling
Greetings, everyone. I apologize for the lateness on this recap of Impact Wrestling, but yesterday was Thanksgiving. Sorry, but on Thanksgiving, TNA is the least of my interests. Anyway, the 11/24/11 edition starts off with a video package of James Storm hunting down his attacker last week. For those that didn’t read the recap, it was (very predictably) Kurt Angle.
Back “live” in the Impact Zone, Kurt Angle is making his way to the ring. Holy L. Ron Hubbard. Angle appears to weigh about as much as Rey Mysterio now. He says that, as a man’s man, there’s one thing he despises, and that’s when a man accuses him of attacking him from behind. Back in Macon, GA, Angle didn’t attack Storm from behind, and don’t ever accuse a man of attacking you from behind because you’ll ..click here to read more
A.J. Styles, Anarquia, Angelina Love, Bobby Roode, Bully Ray, Christopher Daniels, Crimson, Eric Young, Gail Kim, Hernandez, Impact Wrestling, James Storm, jeff hardy, Jeff Jarrett, Ken Anderson, Kurt Angle, Madison Ryane, Matt Morgan, Miss Tessmacher, Rob Van Dam, Robbie E, Tara, TNA Wrestling, Velvet Sky, Winter
The 11/10/11 edition of Impact Wrestling starts off with a video recap of Bobby Roode not only winning the World title last week, but being pushed into a heel turn way too quickly and obviously. I didn’t notice Roode spit on Storm last week, but he apparently did.
We are once again “live” in Macon, GA. Things start off with the aforementioned Bobby Roode making his way down to the ring. Taz doesn’t understand why Roode did what he did. Probably because there was a World title at stake. Probably. Roode grabs a mic as the crowd is booing him heavily. Roode asks if they are booing him or chanting “ROODE”, because that’s what all of these morons were doing last week when they were cheering him on. Do they hate him because he killed Beer Money? Because all of these ..click here to read more
Abyss, AJ Styles, Bobby Roode, Bpbby Roode, Bully Ray, Christopher Daniels, Crimson, Eric Bischoff, Eric Young, Gail Kim, Garrett Bischoff, Gunner, Impact Wrestling, James Storm, jeff hardy, Jeff Jarrett, Jersey Shore, Jesse Sorensen, Ken Anderson, Madison Rayne, Mickie James, ric flair, Rob Terry, Robbie E, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Scott Steiner, Turning Point 2011, Velvet Sky, Zema Ion
TNA Wrestling will return to pay per view with Turning Point 2011 on Sunday November 12. Pulling a page out of the WWE handbook, the company has released the match lineup with only a week and a half to go…sans the main-event.
I really don’t understand this new trend of the big two pro wrestling companies announcing pay per view cards less than two weeks before the show. I can understand an independent pro wrestling company with a part time staff experiencing this problem, but what do the full time booking members do all day? Especially in TNA Wrestling where television is taped is weeks in advance?
Regardless of my complaining, the companies will continue to do what they do and TNA has at least put out the meat of the lineup for Turning Point. Six matches have ..click here to read more
AJ Styles, Bobby Roode, Christopher Daniels, Gail Kim, Impact Wrestling, jeff hardy, Jeff Jarrett, Rob Van Dam, TNA Wrestling, Turning Point 2011
Before I get into the show, I’d like to say that I usually avoid spoilers. The only time I read them is when I know I’m going to miss a show for whatever reason (cable’s out, DVR doesn’t record, etc.). Otherwise, despite all of the information available on wrestling out there, when it comes to the actual TV shows, I like to go in not knowing anything, and still enjoy being surprised by wrestling and suspending my disbelief. That being said, I still occasionally read a spoiler by accident, whether it’s because I read a normal article that turns out to be a spoiler, or if someone just posts a spoiler to a show somewhere and doesn’t clearly state that it’s a spoiler, ruining it for the rest of us. Last Wednesday was one of those times. If you’ve already ..click here to read more
Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, Bully Ray, Eric Bischoff, Eric Young, Gail Kim, Garrett Bischoff, hulk hogan, Impact Wrestling, James Storm, jeff hardy, Jeff Jarrett, Jersey Shore, Jesse Sorensen, Ken Anderson, Madison Rayne, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
Welcome to the 10/27/11 edition of Impact Wrestling. Show starts with a recap of Storm winning the World Championship last week, including a post-match interview that Storm apparently did after the show. If you watched last week, you already know what happened, and you can pretty much guess the content of Storm’s interview. He dedicated the win to his dad, who passed away several years back.
In the Impact Zone, World Champion James Storm comes out, and he’s got brand new entrance music and a video to go along with it. The music sounds very similar to Mickie James’ theme, save for the fact that her hideous voice is nowhere to be found. Storm thanks his dad, who passed away when he was 12. He told his dad he wanted to be a pro wrestler and a champion. He heard all ..click here to read more
Bobby Roode, Bully Ray, Eric Bischoff, Eric Young, Gail Kim, Garrett Bischoff, hulk hogan, Impact Wrestling, James Storm, jeff hardy, Jeff Jarrett, ric flair, Rob Van Dam, Samoa Joe, Tara, TNA Wrestling
Welcome to the 9/29/11 edition of TNA Impact Wrestling. Since I already know what happens tonight (and if you follow the site regularly, you do as well), I’m really trying to get through this without losing my cool. It’s just that, it’s Hulk Hogan, the biggest bullsh**/con artist mainstream pro wrestling has ever seen. Everything the man does just pisses me right off, and tonight won’t be an exception.
Show starts with a video recapping the Kurt Angle/Bobby Roode and A.J. Styles/Christopher Daniels feuds.
In the Impact Zone, we start off with-you guessed it-Sting. You know, I’m kind of surprised that, since WWE starts damn near every show off with Triple H now, TNA doesn’t just go with Hogan every time. Anyway, Sting’s wearing the Hogan shirt again. He talks about verbally putting over Angle a few months ago, but ..click here to read more
AJ Styles, Alex Shelley, Bound for Glory 2011, Brian Kendrick, Crimson, Eric Bischoff, hulk hogan, Impact Wrestling, James Storm, Jeff Jarrett, Jesse Sorensen, Ken Anderson, Kid Kash, Kurt Angle, Madison Rayne, Robert Roode, Samoa Joe, sting, Tara, TNA Wrestling, Zema Ion
Is pro wrestling coming back? An even better question is: where did it even go? Did it go anywhere after all? The stigma that sticks upon professional wrestling is a rotten and odorous parasite that ceases to give up life. Wrestling it seems from the outset was doomed.
Doomed to be the bastard child of the entertainment industry and complete blacklister of the entertainment realm. As much as wrestling gets big every so often, at the end of the day the non-wrestling fans fart at it. They see the glitz and the pageantry that accompanies this medium that they totally ignore the incredible feats of athleticism happening inside the ropes. With the recent direction that WWE has gone, the inarguable leader of the industry, it seems that wrestling is quite slowly progressing. For some they may scoff and go ..click here to read more
hulk hogan, Impact Wrestling, Jeff Jarrett, Kevin Nash, ric flair, sting, SummerSlam 2011, TNA Wrestling
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 differences between ..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
We are just a few nights removed from “Destination X“, a PPV that was, according to most reports, an overall decent show. That being said, it’s only a matter of weeks before TNA goes back to their formula of charging people for overbooked messes full of needless gimmick matches. Now, without further Apu, we learn Sting will be facing Mr. Anderson for the world title tonight in a “Midsummer’s Nightmare” match, whatever the hell that it is.
Once again, because “Wrestling Matters”, we open the show with the Orange Goblins in their full glory (minus Flair, Fatt & Meth Hardly, and Murphy), complete with tuxes. Abyss’ looks like he fished it out of the dumpster. They’re also accompanied by random tramps. We see that there ..click here to read more
Austin Aries, Bully Ray, Eric Bischoff, Immortal, Impact Wrestling, Jeff Jarrett, Ken Anderson, Kurt Angle, Madison Rayne, Shannon Moore, sting, Tara, TNA Bound For Glory, TNA Hardcore Justice, TNA Wrestling
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 Sting, ..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