If you watched TNA’s British Boot Camp on Challenge TV this time last year, you’ll doubtless remember my own personal highlight of the series – when Rockstar Spud stepped in the ring with mentor Rollerball Rocco, who then proceeded to batter the hell out of him.
“You didn’t see the half of it,” confesses Spud. “He gave me a slap, and it brought tears to my eyes. Why they didn’t use it, who knows, but I can still feel it now. I can feel the handprint appear on my face.”
Spud was the antagonist of the series, butting heads with Marty Scurll and tormenting the Blossom Twins, and he argues that his role in wrestling is to be an illusionist – to manipulate people to love him or loathe him depending on the circumstance.
“You’re not paying to see people who are ordinary, because why would you pay to see them?” he asks rhetorically. “Have you ever watching a film where it’s really positive the whole way through? If you did, there’s no trial or tribulation – it wouldn’t be very good. If you haven’t got something to overcome, it’s not an interesting tale.” Read the rest of this entry »
You’ve probably seen the rumours circulating about TNA Impact Wrestling’s direction in the future.
I don’t have access to their accounts; but I do know that while US audiences have been critical of the product recently, they still have a hugely loyal UK fan base, evidenced by their expansion of their 2014 tour over here.
I also know that the British Boot Camp at the start of this year created huge interest in TNA and the four contenders.
And I know that Ring-Ka-King was critically acclaimed and popular with fans worldwide, who managed to watch it despite it not being aired in their country.
It’s the final night of the TNA British Boot Camp! Our four contestants are still all there – The Blossom Twins, Marty Scurll and Rockstar Spud – so who do you want to get the single promised TNA contract? Have your say…
So after the first two episodes of TNA British Boot Camp, we have learnt:
Rockstar Spud is an arrogant heel
Marty Scurll is an arrogant ladies’ man (as are all American wrestling faces)
The Blossoms are nice well-behaved women with good wrestling talent
Oh, but WE ALREADY KNEW THAT.
We did however get to see Rollerball Rocco,who approved of them all going off to America to continue their bootcamp work, and we also got to make a lot of jokes at the expense of Rockstar Spud’s height, so it’s all looking good so far. Read the rest of this entry »