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That sad part of that spoiler news is the reality that TNA will not miss him in any way, shape or form.

and its sad because he's a great talent but he's been so mis-used for so long that when you think about it if he stops being about.....what do they lose? and sadly the answer is nothing at all.

think it is a good move for him just to freshen himself up abit and try somewhere new with different direction, I can see him heading to Japan myself.

to be honest 2015 I think will see most of the old talent gone and it'll be a new roster, its then whether they build their new people right will determine their future, that was always going to be the plan once they lost spike TV.
 

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ROH are in talks with Spike TV to produce monthly specials. That could lead into more regular programming and would see ROH on a network with more access than Destination America. IF all that happens ROH will become the number 2 company in the US.
 

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Well if they get more than 6-700,000 viewers which is what TNa is currently pulling on Dest America.

Good luck to them if they do, I'd hope they maybe can grow where TNA didn't because I'd like to see someone give WWE abit of a run for their money as I find it a sad state of affairs when a company that has been at garbage as WWE has been for the last 8-9 years can constantly claim itself great at this, that and other as it has little competition to hurt it.

I actually expected Jarretts new company to end up on spike, maybe Jarrett has been dithering just too long on it,.
 

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Well if they get more than 6-700,000 viewers which is what TNa is currently pulling on Dest America.

Good luck to them if they do, I'd hope they maybe can grow where TNA didn't because I'd like to see someone give WWE abit of a run for their money as I find it a sad state of affairs when a company that has been at garbage as WWE has been for the last 8-9 years can constantly claim itself great at this, that and other as it has little competition to hurt it.

I actually expected Jarretts new company to end up on spike, maybe Jarrett has been dithering just too long on it,.

I'd love someone to have a run at WWE but I think that ship has truly sailed. WWE is too much of an institution now to be toppled. You would need a billionaire that is willing to lose money just to compete with them. I'm just glad a different alternative may be given a small production and financial boost.

Jarrett's GFW is a middleman company that produces Japanese and Worldwide big events onto US PPV, nothing more. They broadcast the NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9 show the other month and hired JR and Matt Striker to do commentary.
 

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yeah I was going to try and watch that but never got a chance.

good to see Spike are trying to keep in wrestling, they maybe felt (and probably true) that TNA was a shrinking company so trying someone else was a way to keep it interesting.
 

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It was pretty good, Matt Striker was brilliant at filling you in with stories and the culture of NJPW. Wrestling was awesome.

They had WWE at one point and dropped them didn't they? Seems funny now. I'm surprised they booted TNA, they were getting consistent ratings that were good for the network. There was a rumour they were trying to leverage a buyout without having to pay much for it, take away the TV and there's no viable business. Obviously didn't pan out that way, or it's a complete load of shite.
 

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I am so behind at present as with this house move I'm struggling to sit up till 11pm at present.

decent enough show, although I've still found Impact lacks something since its turn onto Dest Amer.

I think they have too many groups is my problem.

TNA is losing its names.......Joe is gone, Aries will go, Angle will go sometime...........it needs to create and it won't do this when many people are in groups doing nowt.

There is no X-division yet your having Sanada, Kenny King, Manik, Zema Ion and Low Ki doing nothing....absolute nothing due to groups which is an absolute waste of talent.............none of these are getting over in the groups, focus on them individually.

Tag division I don't mind, heavyweight is great I enjoy the feud between Aries/MVP/Roode/Angle/Lashley..........that is working fine.

Knockouts are in good position also.

I love EC3, he is for me the most entertaining wrestler, but this feud with spud needs to just be EC3 and Rockstar Spudd...............why is Spudd needing an extra man advantage??..........makes him looks weak, its been a terrible way to introduce the new Guy Andrews who just comes in as some weak ass guy who needs Mr Andersons help now.

Get Spudd, Andrews, Low Ki, Sanada, Kenny King, Manik, Zema.........in an x-division, build these people up.
 

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The promo by Galloway was amazing, Guy could be the most over in the company if he continues like that.
Hope Bram doesn't join the Revolution he is brilliant as he is, be a step backwards imo.
Good to see the Wolves get their titles back, Excellent decision, look forward to a series between them and the hardys.
Knockouts match was poor, but sets up a three way soon I would imagine.
Angle winning the 3 way no1 contender, as it'll continue the young-roode feud as well as Angle and Lashley having some tension.
EC3 vs Spud next week, all I can say, is I can't wait to see EC3 back from his injury, because this whole feud is lame as hell.
The little Vignettes they did, were very well done too.
Overall I enjoyed the show.
 

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I had to miss last weeks through moving which was annoying, but got back into swing last night............wrestling while Ironing.....urrgh doesn't things change when you move.

Anyway that was an excellent impact, certainly best in 2015, 2 good matches, nice storyline build, Drew had an excellent shoot promo which dug at both WWE and TNA really.
 

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EC3 v Spud was brilliant, from start to finish, brilliant story telling, brilliant stuff from spud, excellent heel behaviour from EC3. On Destination America during this, some of it was black and white, due to Spuds blood, but none of that happened on Challenge.

Roode v EY was good also, hopefully this will be the end of their feud, seems like its gone on long enough and now Roode has won, its gone full circle.

Bram is becoming great, love his character, With mickies involvement, it can only help the bram v magnus feud.

Brilliant segment from Drew and BDC, excellent promo from Drew again, bloke is doing great things, but will see how it goes when they go back into Orlando.

Build throughout the Impacts was good for the matches involved, really good Vignettes. Best Impact for a long long time, Looks a really good show for next week too.
 

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i wish they'd gone black and white over here............it would have been unique and different.

I enjoy the shows I think impact has been solid to good weekly for nearly a whole year now but it still seems to be missing something which worries me but I think its because they still are pushing groups which I've got sick of
 

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I don't think the revolution will go much further, Fancy JS to go on his own and push for the Title.
 

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Spud ec3 was brutal, haven't seen a match like that for a long time

Drew could be a good thing in TNA, looks the bit and obviously has improved on the mic. Reading forwards he is starting his on group up... No spoilers yet though
 

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Not another bloody group :crazy: If TNA over the years has one big problem its groups, they are losing most of their stars over the last 4-5 years or lost them already and need to build newer ME stars, to do that it needs single feuds not them all shoved into groups.

its the only fault i enjoy the shows and the one Sunday was a superb show, but i'd rather be seeing some of these group guys used in proper individual feuds.
 

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very much looking forward to tonights show it should be a cracker hopefully.
 

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and it was a cracker............extremely enjoyable, I think I liked last weeks better but it was a great show, it is the UK show I most wished I could have got to now......ah well, if that is their last UK show ever and I think it may be it at least ended on a high.

One thing I must give TNA ultimate credit about is they are superb at building personal feuds over this last 12 months, we go from Bully-Anderson to Young-Roode to EC3-Spudd and at moment Bram-Magnus, they are superb at it one of their plus points at the moment they do get feuds that get extremely personal and vendetta style which adds character.

but its a shame they have shrunk, is nearly 12 months now of solid back to back shows, best run of shows TNA has ever had, but done too late really, hope they can keep going.

I am hoping Spudd taking x-division title breathes vital life into that dead division, plucky underdogs can work, Eric Young breathed life into world title doing that a year ago hopefully Spudd can here. I also am hoping this collape in Ego is seeing a change in direction for Robbie E as he needs to come off comedy heel now and move on.
 

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There has been decent shows since they moved to destination america, but these two London shows have been completely and utterly brilliant, great stuff by TNA.

A few months ago, I would of been annoyed that spud won the title, but after that match with EC3, really legitimised him as a wrestler, seems a great move and was a great moment in front of the home crowd.

3 way tag match was good, can't remember seeing a tag match for the titles before so that was different. I thought Jessie G and DJ Z had good chemistry as a team, so if Robbie goes his own way, it won't make much difference, to the bromans as a tag team.

Big win for taryn against Kong and Kim, feel it will not be long before Kong wins the knock outs title, feels like only a matter of time before that happens.

The Angle-Lashley was build throughout the match, and the whole thing, walking through the arena to get there was really cool. Made it feel like this was a huge match, and it certainly delivered, was a great match. When I saw the spoilers that angle had won the belt I was very confused and thought it was a stupid move, but the match showed he can really still go in the ring, is still one of the best in the ring. Angle vs Aries at Slammi please.

Good Job TNA.
 

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agree with all them points and I enjoyed the Bram-magnus stuff also, it was as you say 2 brilliant shows back to back.

but back to Universal next which will hurt the product so they need to really build the storyline and matches to compensate, plus for me is I don't spoiler these so I will watch them fresh.

they need to start getting some other guys a story, Gunner or Kenny King would be good, I Like both but they seem lost in shuffle.
 

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Bram is what Shaw should of been and could of been.

From the spoilers I have read, They should be good shows hopefully, believe not this weeks but next weeks is the all knockouts Impact show.

Gunner is currently starring in a film, so he isn't on the show for a few weeks.
 

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an all knockout Impact....................that is very interesting and different, you sure it wasn't just a knockout PPV??
 

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Should be a very good Impact tonight with 3 huge matches,

submission match Young Vs Roode, Falls count anywhere (I think) Bram Vs Magnus and Lashley Vs Angle for title.
 

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Well it was another excellent epiosde, very different to the normal ones as it was pretty much 90% wrestling, 3 matches getting about 20 minutes each in a 2 hour show was good.

plus 3 of them matches had alot of build and history, so like a mini PPV I suppose, now next week they need to focus on a storyline episode to push things on for slammiversary.

I do like Bram he really suits the character he has, maybe they can add Storm in with his interference and build to a 3 way at Slammy.

the finish with lashley/angle for me suggest that could be a final match at slammy for title.
 

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Anyone watching Lucha Underground? It's very different to the likes of WWE, TNA and ROH. The backstage segments are higher production and the wrestling has more emphasis on flashiness. It feels like a weekly episodic version of Tekken without much of the supernatural elements. There's also only an hour to watch each week, which is more manageable for me at the moment.
 

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I keep meaning to but its not as easy to catch up on lots, I sort've see now when I used to say people should give others a chance as well as TNA as such why people cannot, you have to really pick one and others catch when can.

but as TNA is extremely enjoyable at present and I'm back into enjoying wrestling I really need to try and catch Lucha or ROH when in that buzz mode.

I have a smart Tv which puts internet right onto my tv so do you know how you get it?
 

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I just watch it on Desirulez, as far as I know there isn't an official carrier in the UK.
 

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Oh for the wish to be at tna show at moment, ah well

Could maybe watch lucha in the arena
 

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Another very enjoyable Impact last night.

abit more talking, but I'd expect that when they had an all wrestling show last week, but the promo's made sense on whole so it was good.

enjoyed the opening of Lashley wanting his re-match and Kurt coming out as the fighting champion.......This has been a massive positive for TNA for one year now, a Champion who wants to fight, will defend his title and not some cheap heel.......its made the ME scene so much fresher......but then Young coming out with a good common sense argument that he;s fought for his title shot and Roode/Lashley should be bottom of the pile, a correct assessment, but it led to a 3-way and good to see, just a shame this cannot be built a week or weeks in advance to set shows up.

womens match was fine, DJZ Vs Dave Richards was decent but could have done with more time. The Revolution stuff was boring and really I think it could now be ended, but it at least was building up next weeks Tag Team Impact and also did that excellent promo bit between Hardy's, EC3, Bram, Anderson, Spudd, Aries and Roode.......some excellent interaction between the wrestlers and really built next week.

and can I just say EC3 is easily now my fave by miles and miles, he frankly doesn't even need to wrestle, he just reminds me so so much of the 2000 era when you had The Rock, Jericho and Angle who were entertaining without even needing to wrestle a single match, he is behind them 3 with his in ring work, but if they sort that out he is a perfect package, WWE really need to get him back, but while they do not I get to see him weekly which is excellent.

Liked the rising, some good new prospects in that mix, should be a good group vs group feud and yet more good promo guys which is excellent.

Main Event was good for a TV show, entertaining match, simple finish and good ending.

and next week is an all tag team show..............interesting,
 

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Question is do I want the awesome Bram/EC3 pairing to win the tag titles or to blow it and then have an awesome feud over the summer, hmmmm
 

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