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Old 28-02-2012, 19:08
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I'd just like to reiterate how much I've fallen in love with Mickie James tits.
Bizarrely enough, I've also felt the same about Mickie recently!

I also watched a match she had on Impact a few months back where she clearly had forgotten her wrestling boots because she worked the match in regular boots with heels. She made a decent go of it but it wasn't quite happening because her mobility was greatly reduced.
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Old 28-02-2012, 19:38
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During promo for TNA in the UK, Hogan was telling everyone TNA was the No. 1 wrestling company in the world, and the IWC were crucifying him for it.

You can't win. If you say you're No. 1, people laugh, and if you say you're No. 2, it's practically admitting defeat. The best thing for TNA to do is to style themselves as the plucky underdogs, ECW style. I remember hearing TNA chants at One Night Stand 2005; you don't get that sort of thing anymore. TNA have tried to copy WWE from top to bottom, a ludicrous and impossible task given the huge advantages of exposure and budget that WWE has. They'd be better regaining that hardcore, ECW style following and rebuilding slowly from there.
Well a lot of the Internet audience are going to crucify Hogan regardless.

TNA doesn't have to say it's no.1, but just not talk like it's no.2.

To me, TNA have already passed many aspects of ECW. TV Deal and talent roster being two of them. They need to the their own company. Focus on the the things that stand them apart. X-Division and fresh talent etc.
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Old 28-02-2012, 19:39
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interesting

but at end of day nWo will always be the crowning achievement of wcw in my eyes,TNA will be lucky if they ever get anywhere close to that

thanks for the link btw,im hooked,gonna watch some more of these round table discussions!
No problem. Highly recommend you check out the other ones. Some of them are really good.
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Old 29-02-2012, 11:02
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lmao you old romantic
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Old 29-02-2012, 11:10
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They are great though, how she hasn't fallen out of any of those tops yet I don't know. Dammit!!

Not seen this weeks Impact yet, am a little behind but will probably see it in the next couple of days. I don't know any spoilers for the next tapings for a change so looking forward to seeing what happens.
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Old 29-02-2012, 11:45
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No problem. Highly recommend you check out the other ones. Some of them are really good.
yeh i was late for work next day because i watched nWo till 1am

you reccommend any others in particular?
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Old 29-02-2012, 12:17
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To me, TNA have already passed many aspects of ECW. TV Deal and talent roster being two of them. They need to the their own company. Focus on the the things that stand them apart. X-Division and fresh talent etc.
Like a 6-sided ring? Oh wait....

I've not been anywhere near as interested in TNA since then. Something that made them completely unique and they went and followed the norm instead - arguably not picking up any significant new fans to show for it.
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Old 29-02-2012, 13:44
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Like a 6-sided ring? Oh wait....

I've not been anywhere near as interested in TNA since then. Something that made them completely unique and they went and followed the norm instead - arguably not picking up any significant new fans to show for it.
but the matches are better in a 4 sided ring.
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Old 29-02-2012, 16:32
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Jeff Hardy didn't work the Impact tapings last night as he had "food poisoning".

Hmm.
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Old 29-02-2012, 17:56
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Jeff Hardy didn't work the Impact tapings last night as he had "food poisoning".

Hmm.
I can't honestly imagine it's drug related. He'd be by far and away the world's biggest idiot if it was. If you believe what you read, he's been working quite hard to rebuild the trust with people again and it's been working. I'm sure he's also become a father as well because I remember reading an interview with him a few months ago where he did genuinely seem to have his head in a good place.
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Old 29-02-2012, 17:58
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but the matches are better in a 4 sided ring.
I'd strongly disagree. 6-sided ring encouraged grappling, technical wrestling as it done away with the ultimate wrestling cliche of using the ropes to bounce people off every two seconds. I hate it when they whip someone into the ropes and then bend down to get kicked in the face, very few wrestlers have the timing to pull that off convincingly.
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Old 29-02-2012, 18:21
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Just had a look at spoilers for the next few weeks (don't worry, won't post them here), and all I'll say is that they look like a total clusterf**k. Some absolutely bizarre booking with no progression that just smacks of Bischoff taking the reigns.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:38
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Just had a look at spoilers for the next few weeks (don't worry, won't post them here), and all I'll say is that they look like a total clusterf**k. Some absolutely bizarre booking with no progression that just smacks of Bischoff taking the reigns.
gotta be better then the current basic product?
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Old 01-03-2012, 18:09
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To me, TNA have already passed many aspects of ECW. TV Deal and talent roster being two of them. They need to the their own company. Focus on the the things that stand them apart. X-Division and fresh talent etc.

ecw 1995

The Sandman
Sabu
Shane Douglas
Raven
Tommy Dreamer
Terry Funk
Taz or Tazmaniac
2 Cold Scorpio
Dean Malenko
Eddie Guerrero
Mikey Whipwreck
The Pitbulls
Cactus Jack
Steve Austin
Ron Simmons
The Rottens
The Public Enemey
BWO
Rey Mysterio
Psicosis
La Parka
Konnan
Bubba Ray Dudley
The Gangstas
The Eliminators

thats is x10 better than tna and x10 better than current wwe
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Old 01-03-2012, 20:35
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yeh i was late for work next day because i watched nWo till 1am

you reccommend any others in particular?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWE_Cla...s_of_Wrestling

None of them are really bad. Personally, I like the Monday Night Wars one, Heatseekers and Important Moments. Bad Asses is good as well.

Like a 6-sided ring? Oh wait....

I've not been anywhere near as interested in TNA since then. Something that made them completely unique and they went and followed the norm instead - arguably not picking up any significant new fans to show for it.
The 6 sided ring did make them different to a US audience, but to me it seemed a bit kiddy like. I'm just used to the traditional 4 sided ring. If I grew up in Mexico, I'm sure I would feel different.

Personally, the content on the show is what matters. Considering some of the rubbish they put on during periods of the 6 sided ring years, they could have wrestled in a cardboard box and it wouldn't have changed anything.
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Old 01-03-2012, 20:41
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ecw 1995

The Sandman
Sabu
Shane Douglas
Raven
Tommy Dreamer
Terry Funk
Taz or Tazmaniac
2 Cold Scorpio
Dean Malenko
Eddie Guerrero
Mikey Whipwreck
The Pitbulls
Cactus Jack
Steve Austin
Ron Simmons
The Rottens
The Public Enemey
BWO
Rey Mysterio
Psicosis
La Parka
Konnan
Bubba Ray Dudley
The Gangstas
The Eliminators

thats is x10 better than tna and x10 better than current wwe
A lot of those guys who were good, were in and out of ECW pretty quickly. A lot of the other guys weren't very good.

There was a reason outside of style that ECW used to have those wrestling with music highlight videos. A lot of the guys weren't very good, so Heyman did music videos to push their strengths and hide their weaknesses.
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Old 01-03-2012, 20:59
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Guys like Dreamer, Sandman and Raven couldn't wrestle for shit, as Paul Heyman himself admits on the Rise and Fall of ECW DVD.

Heyman's genius was that he was able to take someone who was a total nobody and get them over to the extent that the big promotions took an interest. It's still arguable that there is nobody better than Heyman at doing that, which is why, as a creative mind, he is in many ways what TNA needs.

Just keep him away from finances and anything to do with the business side of things.
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Old 02-03-2012, 17:51
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http://www.youshootlive.com/

Russo going to be doing a Youshoot Live.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:09
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http://www.youshootlive.com/

Russo going to be doing a Youshoot Live.
read his 2nd book again recently, he basically told vince your creative will suck whilst steph is in charge,i cant see that changing thus cant see russo going wwe.
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Old 05-03-2012, 20:47
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TNA have a new Indian language show which has been on for a few months on the colorstv YouTube. It's called Ring Ka King although I don't watch it yet because can't be bothered.

If Challenge TV get the rights to make a decent English translated commentary version for UK television like they do with Takeshsi's Castle and Ninja Warrior only with real Indian's talking in English for the commentary I can see it doing well here because it has loads of character apparently.
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:13
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I'm still secretly hoping we somehow get a TNA:UK offshoot that has a good sized TNA roster, with British talent.

Don't think anyone would be willing to fund it though.
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Old 06-03-2012, 18:52
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What's happened to Mr Anderson? He hasn't been on TV in quite a while now.
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Old 10-03-2012, 21:15
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Another fan party is on the way:

@JeremyBorashUK
Planning some exciting things for the next #TNAUKFanParty 3 weeks from today at a secret location in London! Invite only! Details soon
https://twitter.com/#!/JeremyBorashU...59000881790976
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Old 11-03-2012, 00:55
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TNA have a new Indian language show which has been on for a few months on the colorstv YouTube. It's called Ring Ka King although I don't watch it yet because can't be bothered.

If Challenge TV get the rights to make a decent English translated commentary version for UK television like they do with Takeshsi's Castle and Ninja Warrior only with real Indian's talking in English for the commentary I can see it doing well here because it has loads of character apparently.
It's a very old school product, in terms of characterisation and storylines.
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