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 »

Fact: TNA are launching an online slot-machine game

July 5, 2013

Velvet Sky

I’ll preface this with the admission that I know nothing about gambling or Vegas, but you have to hand it to TNA, they’re really keen on innovation.

Their latest is an “online slot-machine game” via the Sky Vegas website, which features Kurt Angle, Mickie James, Sting, Bobby Roode, plus Velvet Sky, whose promo picture for this (left) makes me weep for feminism.

TNA President Dixie Carter’s press quotes enthuse thus: “I recently returned from such a great visit to the UK where I announced the 2014 TNA Tour, and I’m thrilled to continue expanding TNA’s brand reach in the UK and Ireland with this, first ever online slot game.

“I hope age-appropriate fans will play and enjoy!”

If this is your cup of tea, do let us know in the comments a bit more about what the game is and what you make of it.

Fact: today’s jobbers may be the future’s main-eventers

July 9, 2012

Bored with Ryback squishing local jobbers with ridiculous names and a fondness for rhyming?

Well, take notice of them. Here are two videos from the turn of the millennium (ht to @michaelbyron97 for finding these for me).

From 2002 –


And from 2003 –


So note down the names of those humiliated local jobbers – because in ten years’ time, they could well be your world champions.

Interview: TNA’s Bobby Roode talks about Lockdown and enjoying being champion

April 12, 2012

Bobby Roode’s been part of some epic factions in his time.

“Every faction has a special place in my wrestling heart,” he recalls. “There was  Team Canada – that’s the country that I love and that’s where I broke into the company. The Christian Coalition thing, I barely remember it. Fortune was very special; a new incarnation of the Four Horsemen with Ric Flair – I learnt so much from Ric.”

But that’s it now. Roode does not see himself joining any groups in the future. “As far as I’m concerned, I’m the leader of the Selfish Generation,” he declares. “I don’t need anybody but myself.”

That’s pretty much his defining characteristic at the moment – he’s a dominant, domineering champion, who gained his belt by turning on his best friend with that cruel bottle shot. And on Sunday he’s facing James Storm once more in a title match. Read the rest of this entry »

Question: who should be the TNA Maximum Impact title challenger?

December 3, 2011

We’re now a few weeks into TNA’s latest Maximum Impact gimmick, where eight challengers are battling it out for a title shot on the UK tour in January.

So – two questions. Read the rest of this entry »