Facts from TNA Impact Wrestling, Phones4U Arena, January 30 2014

January 31, 2015

As always with TNA tour blogs, the spoilers are strong with this one… Read the rest of this entry »

TNA British Boot Camp 2, episode 6: or the one with Grado’s flatulence

November 28, 2014

Previously, five episodes have happened! (One, two, three, four, five.)


Our six contestants have arrived after their road trip, and the first thing they need to do is build a ring in what seems a very poorly-lit arena. Read the rest of this entry »

Facts from TNA Impact Wrestling, Phones4u Arena Manchester, January 31st 2014

February 1, 2014

So after the “Direct from Glasgow” episode on Thursday night, we trekked along to the Arena formerly known as the MEN to catch up on who the mystery investor is. Spoilers abound, obviously, as always. Read the rest of this entry »

On Summer Rae, Christy Hemme and the Blossom Twins

June 10, 2013

I was going to start this blog with an apology for returning to a subject I’ve highlighted many times before.

But then I decided not to. I make no apology for highlighting appalling behaviour where it occurs, and it’s occurring far too much in professional wrestling at the moment.

I could perhaps overlook the slightly sinister leering of WWE’s announce team, who have a particular Summer Rae fixation at the moment. She’s a gorgeous girl, and goodness knows, I’m not in any position to tell people that they shouldn’t comment on the attractiveness of wrestlers. However, when that’s all you have to say about someone, and you’re saying it twice a week on international TV, and you’re old enough to be her father, and you’re veering into the territory of telling her to take her clothes off, then it gets rather uncomfortable. Read the rest of this entry »

Fact: UK fans can meet top TNA stars on the Road To Lockdown Tour

August 28, 2012

Hurrah and huzzah, new fan interaction packages have just been announced for TNA’s Road to Lockdown tour!

The limited tickets go on sale on Friday, and will give you a pass to meet a guaranteed eight TNA superstars.

The Greatest Man That Ever Lived Austin Aries, Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kaz, and Magnus are all on the tour line-up, alongside Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, Bobby Roode, James Storm, AJ Styles, Mr Anderson, Rob Van Dam and Gail Kim. Plus Miss Tessmacher if you like that kind of thing.

Fan Interaction tickets can be bought from http://www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051 or www.ticketmaster.co.uk / 0844 826 2826. Those purchasing Fan Interaction tickets must also have a regular event ticket, sold separately, in order to gain access.

TNA Road To Lockdown

Wednesday January 23 Glasgow Braehead Arena
Thursday January 24 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Friday January 25 Manchester Arena
Saturday January 26 Wembley Arena

Fact: Austin Aries and Alex Shelley are pretty much rock stars

March 6, 2012

Did you see Impact last week, with that rather odd insert of the Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly video, featuring Austin Aries and Alex Shelley?

Turns out that’s the actual video for the track, as the GCWCF dude is a big wrestling fan, and filmed it while TNA were over here in the UK on their tour in January.

Also, it’s given us this brilliant quote from A-Double, The Greatest Man That Ever Lived: “It was a pleasure to take part in the Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly video for The Real McCoy. And really, there isn’t a more fitting band name, as I actually do have cape, wear cape and fly.”

If only there were a band that had “sparkly cardigan” in their name.

Question: When are fans entitled to criticise wrestlers? (Now with added Austin Aries)

February 5, 2012

Here’s a question that’s keeping me awake. Are fans ever justified in criticising wrestlers?

Austin Aries thinks not. His exact argument is: “People need to understand the difference between OPINIONS and CRITIQUES. Fan opinions are fine. Fan critiques aren’t. #ARROGANCE #IGNORANCE”

Of course, this is stemming back to a debate he’s been having with fans for the past week, ever since the lovely Friend of TOWIS Mark Haskins had a rather nasty landing from a shooting star press (warning: don’t watch this if you’re squeamish):

And Aries’ problem stems from the very title the fan gave to that video – “botch”. Aries doesn’t think that fans should use that term. He made the valid point that in a high-risk manoeuvre (such as the shooting star press) there’s no such thing as a botch (because there’s no such thing as a safe or clean landing – it’s just degrees of pain and damage).

But I’m still not quite sure where he’s drawing the line between “opinion” (valid) and “critique” (wrong). Read the rest of this entry »