Review of the December 5, 2013 edition of TNA IMPACT!

tna_impactReview of the December 5, 2013 edition of TNA IMPACT!

Opening Segment

AR’s Truth: A really good opening segment that gets the main focus on the two top matches on tonight’s show. Magnus and Roode shined in this segment. It will be interesting to see how all of this plays out, if you didn’t read the spoilers.

-Commercial Break-

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Sports Illustrated spotlights TNA president Dixie Carter

Dixie 2Courtesy of ImpactWrestling.com:

Sports Illustrated online has posted an exclusive feature article on TNA President Dixie Carter! Titled “Welcome To Dixieland: A Look at Pro Wrestling’s Female Boss”, the piece looks at Dixie’s past, the rise of TNA Wrestling, the early years of the company, the success with SpikeTV, the future of TNA and so much more!

The boos get louder each time Dixie Carter steps out onto the stage, but in pro wrestling, that’s never a bad thing. After a decade of running Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), the No. 2 pro wrestling company in the world, Carter has learned that any reaction is a good reaction.

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TNA returns to Universal Studios in Orlando November 21-23, 2013: VIP packages now available

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Universal Orlando Event Dates:
Thursday, November 21
Friday, November 22
Saturday, November 23

Universal Studios Florida – Sound Stage 19
7 p.m. Free Admission

Event Details:
Park guest line opens at 6 p.m.

Get tickets here:

CLICK HERE TO ORDER AT SHOPTNA.COM

Be a VIP when IMPACT WRESTLING returns to Orlando, Florida for three days of Total Nonstop Action at Universal Studios Orlando®!

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FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE: Should Vince McMahon Buy TNA?

Falls Count AnywhereEditor’s note: OWW is pleased to welcome Steve Cheeseman to the staff.  Steve will write a weekly opinion column entitles “Falls Count Anywhere”.  Here is his first edition…

Should Vince McMahon Buy TNA?

Since the end of WCW, promotions everywhere have had to fight an impossible war with Vince McMahon’s WWE just to get by.  TNA was no exception.  Since its inception in 2004, by then promoter’s Jerry and Jeff Jarrett, it’s been an uphill battle.  Drifting from FOX, to Webcast, and now Spike TV, there has been very little stability.  With the Jarrett’s, Eric Bishoff, and now Dixie Carter running the show on and off screen, it’s looked more like a WCW replica.  Especially seeing as the bulk of the screen time over the last ten years has gone to aging former WWE/WCW superstars way past their prime, such as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Kevin Nash, and Booker T.  Sting is the exception to the legends, as he still gets plenty of pop, and doesn’t look like he’s going to have a stroke with every move.  There is some great talent with TNA.  Bobby Roode, James Storm, Austin Aries, Chris Sabin, AJ Styles and Samoa Joe.  Also, how about Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle.  They are still great talent when healthy.  However, the product being produced is simply boring, and it shows.  Lately, there have been reports of talent not getting paid, as well as medical costs not being covered.  This is very unfortunate.  So what could be done?

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TNA presents: An exclusive interview with NEW world heavyweight champion Chris Sabin

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On Thursday’s Destination X IMPACT special from Louisville, Chris Sabin made history by defeating Bully Ray to become the NEW World Heavyweight Champion! Immediately after the epic win, TNA cameras captured Sabin’s first comments backstage as the new champion!

Watch the video below, or in full screen at YouTube – CLICK HERE

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Updated TNA ‘Bound for Glory’ series standings

Bound for GloryCurrent as of July 5, 2013:

Here are the updated TNA Bound for Glory series standings:
Standings (Win-Loss records reflect singles matches only)
Magnus: (3-0) 24 Points
Samoa Joe: (2-0-1dr) 19 Points
A.J. Styles: (1-0-1dr) 12 Points
Jeff Hardy: (2-0) 10 Points
Ken Anderson: (1-1) 7 Points
Austin Aries: (1-0) 7 Points
Daniels: (1-0) 7 Points
Hernandez: (1-2) 7 Points
Bobby Roode: (0-2) 0 Points
Kazarian: (0-3) 0 Points
Jay Bradley: (0-2) 0 Points
Joseph Park: (0-2) -10 Points

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TNA Impact Wrestling moving time slots on May 30, 2013

TNATNA President Dixie Carter announced on Twitter that Impact Wrestling would be moving back to its old time-slot of 9PM ET on May 30th. She wrote:

“BIG NEWS! Beginning May 30th, #IMPACTLive moves back to its old time at 9/8C on @SpikeTV! See ya Thursdays at 8/7C until then, though!”

This Forum thread is located at:

http://forums.onlineworldofwrestling.com/showthread.php/21667-TNA-Impact-Wrestling-Moving-Time-Slots-On-May-30

Sky TV New Zealand “The Box” channel dropping TNA Impact Wrestling

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The television channel that’s been airing TNA Impact Wrestling in New Zealand for the past year – Sky TV’s “The Box” is dropping Impact Wrestling due to – in their words “poor ratings”. The Box was never as accommodating to Impact Wrestling as they have always been to the WWE shows (both WWE and TNA air on the same channel).

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