GUEST COLUMN: “Who is Will o’ The Wisp? A Willow of hope for TNA?” by Austin Skinner

WillowEditor’s note: This column originally appeared on http://wrestlingrecaps.com and was written by Austin Skinner.

I do not follow Total Nonstop Action Wrestling or its weekly episodic Impact Wrestling show on Thursday nights. I haven’t even watched a full episode of TNA Wrestling since they attempted to go head-to-head with the WWE’s Monday Night Raw. However, during the last aired episode of Impact, a debut promo was played and my interest was instantly grabbed as I found out about it later on. What is old can again be new and this debut may be a new and fantastic opportunity for TNA to grab a lot of eyes on Thursday nights…

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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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Tag team wrestling returns to WWE

23It is 2013 right? Well yes it is if you’re an old school fan who grew up on tag team wrestling than you love what WWE is doing right now. Triple H AKA Paul Levesque is starting to get that trend back in the eyes of the WWE universe. He has taking a more of a backstage role if you didn’t know and was living under a rock for the past two years.

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IMPACT Podcast with Jeff Hardy, Taz, Tenay, Christy & JB – October 8, 2013

IMPACT podcastCourtesy of ImpactWrestling.com:

JEFF HARDY talks BFG, new album, social media and more, TAZ and TENAY have the strangest baseball names ever, and Its Kazarian vs Pat “Simon Diamond” Kenney in the return of Rock n’ Roll Trivia!  Plus an Christy Hemme and JB review IMPACT, and in an exclusive, JB comes clean on being bitten by a stingray in a very embarrassing place.

Recent Jeff Hardy interview

Jeff Hardy 3David Dexter reports that Jeff Hardy recently spoke about choosing TNA over WWE and more. Here are the highlights.

On choosing TNA over WWE:  “I was in TNA years ago, and it’s just more alternative, and more different, and I’m a different kind of cat. I can be more of the enigma I want to be with the music and art and just a professional wrestler in general. The WWE kind of limits it with what you can do, and here I can express my spirit more.”

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OWW Radio – Is the Rock helping or hurting the WWE?

OWW Radio

Welcome to OWW Radio!  Each week hosts David and Alex will provide perspective to the WWE, TNA, and everything else making news in the world of professional wrestling.   A new episode will be posted each Friday.  This week David and Alex chat about the Elimination Chamber, The Rock, Jeff Hardy, Aces & Eights, Bruno Sammartino, National Pro Wrestling Day, and more!

Listen to the episode here:  http://www.clickwrestle.com/podcasts/owwradio

Recent Jeff Hardy interview

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David Dexter provides the following:

Here are some more excerpts from Jeff Hardy‘s interview with MLive.com covering his in-ring style, the future of TNA and more. Check out the highlights:

On his career of Michigan and the Detroit area: “I always think of Rob Van Dam; he’s from Battle Creek, and I always think about Eminem and the movie ‘8 Mile.’ Just when it comes to wrestling, the fans always great – and I’ve been with both companies. They’re just great each and every time and I look forward to coming back.”

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OWW Radio – Looking back at TNA’s “Bound for Glory”

Welcome to OWW Radio!  Each week hosts David and Alex will provide perspective to the WWE, TNA, and everything else making news in the world of professional wrestling.   A new episode will be posted each Friday.  This week David and Alex are joined by guest panelist Todd Martin (@toddmartinmma), and we discuss TNA’s “Bound for Glory”, Jeff Hardy, Ryback, Kofi Kingston, and much more!

Listen to the episode here:  http://www.clickwrestle.com/podcasts/owwradio

Recent Jeff Hardy interview

LordsofPain.net reporter Michael Bluth reported that Brian Fritz recently interviewed Jeff Hardy for Between The Ropes:

On what he won’t do in a match any more that he used to do:  “I just wrestle a lot smarter. I try to tone down my thoughts a bit. I have a very vivid imagination. I have all these ideas that I think may be possible. But I’m very careful about what I do. I almost hesitated doing the swanton at last year’s Lockdown pay-per-view, this year’s Lockdown pay-per-view because it was scary and I was terrified I was going to get injured bad. But I went for it and it turned out great. I just think overall I wrestle a lot smarter. I don’t do as much as I used to do. And I just take better care of myself.”

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