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TNA Impact Wrestling

I love pro wrestling.  Don’t give me the “fake” stuff, because I know it isn’t.  It is predetermined, but it isn’t fake.  Guys get hurt.  Fake would be safer.

I like the pageantry, the gimmicks, the egos,  the stunt work,  the angles, the music and entrances,  the athleticism, the in ring story telling.

TNA is the #2 wrestling promotion in the United States. Their shows are regularly broadcasted on Spike TV. They feature a large number of talented wrestlers who have not made the move to WWE and have acquired some talent who used to be in WWE and are having a second chance.

Some of the biggest differences between tna and wwe include match length, edgier storylines, stronger lightweight divison (they’re typically faster and take crazier stunts), creepier gimmicks (stalker, a possessed man with nothing to lose, knocking out a wrestler’s father) and a smaller production budget.

Now not that my opinions mean anything, but here is what I like about TNA.

Ethan Carter III. He’s perfect.  He’s got the look, his entrance is excellent especially the camera angle him basking in his own entrance video and music.  His facial expressions are comedic gold.  He can wrestle and he’s funny.  Very entertaining.

Mr. Anderson’s entrance.  He’s so over with the crowd on the microphone.

The BroMans is a terrible name but Zema gets them so over, especially with the clubbing air horn ( ba-ba-ba-baaaaaa ).  It’s good heat that they need.

Things I think should be changed:

What is wrong with this sentence: “From the island of Samoa,  the Samoa Submission Machine,  Samoa Joe”. I get it, he’s Samoan. Come up with some other adjectives and replace a reference.

Guys who need better entrance music : Bobby Rude,  Samoa Joe

I understand that it is a necessity but they need to stop recording so many shows in one night.  The crowd was so dead (May 30/14) that you could hear conversations and the bad piped in crowd noise.  It’s killing the show.

Also, stop hot-shotting title wins. The Chris Sabin win was bad, and the Eric Young one was crap too even though he’s deserving of it. I hope they can keep the belt on him for a bit.