- For some reason, one of the extended mix shouty rock songs they were playing prior to the show opening was the theme tune from WWE NXT. Oh, TNA.
- Christy Hemme either forgot her skirt, or doesn’t get paid enough to be able to buy a full outfit. Poor Christy Hemme.
- Dixie Carter began the evening by inviting the Blossom Twins out to train with OVW, an offer they accepted.
- The opening cage match between Mr Anderson and Kurt Angle ended with the reveal of two brand-new members of the Aces and Eights! Not many people cared, though, apart from poor Kurt.
- Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian were both dressed as Braveheart, and employed a fascinating array of insults towards the crowd. Read the rest of this entry »
I imagine most of the chat will be about the Royal Rumble, but expect some discussion of TNA British Boot Camp as well as the current UK scene.
The show will be available on YouTube straight after broadcast, or you can watch live via Google Hangout – for the link, follow the Girls Gone Wrestling Twitter account.
So before the ad break, we found out that the Blossoms get to face Gail Kim and Madison Rayne, while Marty and Spud have to face each other. Dixie and Hulk will be watching attentively and deciding who actually gets the fabled TNA roster spot.
In case we weren’t excited enough already, we get Hulk going Hulkamanic in our faces.
Last time we saw our quartet, they had just arrived at OVW, where Doug Williams had his characteristic ‘faintly amused’ expression, and Al Snow taught everyone how to run the ropes properly while being entirely puzzled by the very concept of twins.
Spud talks about Al’s knowledge being a “godsend” (though presumably not about human genetics) because there are not many veterans in Britain; or at least not ones who want to train the next generation, mostly because of their aversion to “American-style wrestling”.
Marty talks about Doug being an ambassador for wrestling and SERIOUSLY SCURLL WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WEARING?
Well done to him – and well done to Marty Scurll and the Blossom Twins, who join him on the TNA tour and will have a chance at a later date at securing themselves a spot on the roster.
A full recap of both episodes will follow later in the week.
Today, however, I’m focusing on their new Gut Check vote. There are more than 300 names in the hat to get a try-out, divided into 16 brackets. You can vote for one nominee in each bracket.
And thus I urge you to vote for Ross Jones, aka RJ Singh of the Bhangra Knights, in Bracket 1. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve always enjoyed watching NXT since its reboot (I gave up on NXT Redemption in horror, around about its 4,659th week of competition). I wrote about some of its plus points last summer, but since then it’s improved even further – and the last two episodes have been amazing.
First of all, the NXT universe and the WWE universe have finally collided. Champion Seth Rollins turned heel, accompanied by his Shield cohorts Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose (finally making his NXT debut several weeks after his WWE debut). And Big E Langston was there as an enforcer to mete out his own brand of justice. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s episode 3 of TNA British Boot Camp!
Tonight we begin with our merry quartet doing some promotional filming for the series (ie the one we’re watching now. It’s all very meta). The guys have been doing ‘hero footage’, and the girls have been moving their heads towards the camera simultaneously – it’s a twin thing, obviously.