Posted on January 7th, 2012 by Andrew Pearson.
TNA Male Roster Preview 2012
So as we enter 2012 TNA are still bumping along playing second fiddle to the WWE as usual. There are quite a few people working for TNA these days so I thought I’d go through a list and make a few predictions and comments on who’s looking good this year and who should be keeping an eye on their options.
Posted on August 14th, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
Having not actually watched anything more than the opening match and end of the main event of Hardcore Justice (yep folks, it was that painful!) I should be worried I won’t get this week but you know TNA will replay every interesting second from the PPV this week so I’m not worried. A lot of weird decisions have gone on before this week and I’m bracing myself for a few more.
Posted on August 7th, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
So first off an apology about last week’s missing blog. Tiredness and general real life meant I didn’t even start to watch the show until Monday and by then it seemed pointless to review the show. This week back to normal. Going to try and cut some of the detail of the matches out and give a flavour of what happened and my thoughts as if you want to know exactly what happened then watch the show! Hope you’ll stick with the blog in this change as it’ll help get the blog done and out more quickly and with all the stuff you want to know like whether you should bother tuning in or not!
Posted on July 24th, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
Once more into the breach we go and after last weeks frankly dismal showing I live in hope this week that TNA will pull their thumb out and start booking things properly. With the WWE absolutely ruling the roost with the MITB PPV event last weekend TNA are going to be forced to recognised that good booking will always save a company not just relying on big names or for Vince Russo to suddenly learn what wrestling fans like.
Posted on July 16th, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
After 4 weeks of great X division based action leading to a B+ kind of PPV there’s a lot riding on whether Impact Wrestling can maintain this level consistency when they have a wider focus. It’s either going to stay a tightly booked, wrestling based program or we’ll revert straight back into the over booked, Russo infused, ref bumping stew of mediocrity which has tended to typecast TNA broadcasting under the latest management. Hold your nose, we’re diving in…
Posted on July 10th, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
Last Impact Wrestling before Destination X and there looks like there could be a match for the ages as well as some rather odd bouts. There could be some closed doors as well and also a lot of gilding the lilly with too much of good things and too much of things I’d rather never see again. Read on then to see how we build towards a very eagerly anticipated PPV.
Posted on July 2nd, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
Normal service is resumed this week with a nice in depth look at this weeks Impact wrestling. With the BFG series and the shift in focus to the X division for Destination X we’ve had some rare treats from the bookers recently. whether that continues past this next PPV we’ll have to see but i’m going to be optimistic and keep an open mind that we’ll see the trend continue this week.
Posted on June 27th, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
So let me start off by apologising for the lateness of the blog and the lack of pictures. It was my birthday this weekend and so I haven’t had time to get the pictures I normally do. however luckily this week there was actual an abundance of good work going on so really there’s not that much to poke fun at! Anyway lets get on with the show.
Posted on June 19th, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
So Slammiversary is all done and dusted with mostly predictable results it was still an entertaining PPV in the main which has raised my expectations of this coming month leading to Destination X. I probably say this far too often but there are some good things going on in TNA at the moment we’ve just got to hope that TNA realise what those things are. Anyway on to the show itself.
Posted on June 14th, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
Bit of a switch up from the usual TNA Telegraph format and I’ll simply run down each segment review style rather than give a more detailed blow by blow account of every bit of action. This is simply so should you want to get an idea of the PPV but still watch it to get some entertainment out of it you can but you can work out whether you can skip certain matches or whether the show is worth checking out at all.
Posted on June 11th, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
Last weeks show was really awful so this week I’ve been more critical of the product overall because I think it’s time that TNA really upped their game and proved they can do quality programming and not spastically book like a monkey flinging poo at it’s own reflection. Kaz/Kendrick last week showed they have the weapons capable of building a great wrestling program but they seemed determined to try and take on the big boys at their own game instead of doing what they do best. However as you’ll see there was a genreal improvement to a lot of the show this week.
Posted on June 4th, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
It’s often been the case that Women’s wrestling is seen as the opportune time in an event to go get a drink or go for a pee break. It’s such a shame as there are some really talented girls out there who can put on a wrestling clinic that a lot of the male wrestlers would struggle to live up to. However TNA seems to have decided that literal T and A is the only think that counts so for all the good points in the show (and this week there wasn’t many to begin with) it was totally overshadowed by how mind bogglingly awful the Knockouts division really is. Read on dear readers and you’ll find out exactly what happened that ruined this show for me.
Posted on May 29th, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
Welcome to another TNA Telegraph looking back at all of the action of Impact Wrestling’s flagship show. We’re treated this week to a very good show literally from the opening moments through to the end. Yes, there are some cringe-worthy bits but all in all you won’t end up feeling you’ve wasted 2 hours of your life if you check the show out which is definitely an improvement! So sit back and relax and let’s take a look at what went down last Thursday in the Impact Zone.
Posted on May 21st, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
First things first I have to apologise for not getting a Sacrifice review up. Blame falls solely on a busy week at work meaning I had no time to watch the PPV before the other day so I saw it the day before this week’s Impact. Anyway that aside this week is the first Impact Wrestling show under the “new” direction of “Wrestling Matters” that Mick Foley promised us last week. Time will tell if that really ends up being totally true but let’s not be cynical and hope for the best.
Posted on May 15th, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
It’s the last Impact before we head into Sacrifice and well its not been the easiest of roads so far but with three, yes THREE, reveals this week I’m confident that at least the non-wrestling bits should prove to be exciting. There’s the Network Exec, Angle’s mysterious business partner and who exactly will Matt Hardy be tagging with at Sacrifice against Beer Money? I know because I watched the show but read on to find out exactly what went down, what it means and how TNA could be significantly different after Sacrifice this Sunday!
Posted on May 7th, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
I can’t lie, last weeks show gave me little hope that TNA really has the direction to pull off what seems to be overambitious angles. Scott Steiner saved the show by being on another planet and you have to worry when your best parts are the bits that should in reality be on the cutting room floor if you are trying to be serious. The talent is there for sure and when they want to things can work out and make TNA look more than just a distant cousin of the big boys of old. There’s been much discussion over on talkwrestlingonline.com on the forums about the supposed major changes that have been reported as coming and as far as I am concerned they can’t come fast enough. That said I’m still watching the shows and doing this blog so lets get into the show.
Posted on May 1st, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
After what was a pretty terrible week in TNA’s last outing it’s time to dive into the Impact taping from the 28th of April (this coming Tuesday on challenge in the UK). I don’t usually skip ahead in these reviews but I have to say that this episode is pretty much only watchable for the Herculean effort Scott Steiner makes in making literally no sense through out the show. I haven’t laughed so hard at anything in wrestling ever. Anyway, without any further ado lets get into the show itself.
Posted on April 23rd, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
Welcome along to the third regular instalment of the TNA Telegraph looking back at all the action from the Impact airing 21st of April in the good old U S of A and heading to Challenge in the UK this coming Tuesday. There’s spoilers both of Lockdown and obviously the Impact show itself so if you haven’t seen the PPV yet read my special report on it here!
Posted on April 18th, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
The internet allowed me to watch TNA’s arguably biggest PPV with a degree of leisure and at a less ungodly hour which was good because had I either paid or stayed up for this I’d need more than a double espresso to pull me out of bed. The question I was left with was “Is it better to be awful and have poeple tune in to watch the car crash than be so bland and predictable that it feels like de ja vu to watch?”..
Posted on April 16th, 2011 by Andrew Pearson.
Welcome to the 2nd ever TNA Telegraph covering the Impact taping that aired on the 14th of April in the States. Again viewer discretion is advised as this is spoiler ridden so if you are waiting until Tuesday on Challenge then read no further.
Impact starts with a looooong recap from all the previous action leading to the oh so pretentious episode title. The action proper starts with all of Immortal in the ring. Hogan calls out Anderson. Anderson gets in with 10 men and Karen Angle because…. I’ve no idea. Even Taz doesn’t think it’s a good idea.