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[TV Results] TNA ‘IMPACT Wrestling’ – 2/14/2013

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The road to Lockdown officially began on the Valentine’s Day edition of IMPACT Wrestling as GM Hulk Hogan announced that eight men would vie for a shot at World Champion Jeff Hardy next month…curiously enough they didn’t include Hogan’s own son in-law. Also on the show contestants from British Bootcamp made their TNA debut and a Knockouts Title match was made for next week.

Click “read more” for match results and news/notes from the show taken from Chris Shore‘s much more detailed coverage over at ProWrestling.net.

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[TNA News] Jeff Hardy Signs For Two More Years; More ‘IMPACT Wrestling’ Dates Announced

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To keep the cross-pollination going between the two shows, TNA President Dixie Carter appeared on the MMA show Bellator to drop some news about TNA. First, and most important I’d argue, Carter announced that their World Champion Jeff Hardy has signed on for an additional two years locking him up and preventing him from making the jump to the WWE without having ever lost the title. A very smart move on TNA’s part to sign Hardy as he continues to be a license to print money for them, no matter how much some of us hope he loses the title soon (maybe now that the contract is signed…).

In addition to this big news, Carter also announced some new IMPACT Wrestling dates and locations. They are as follows:

  • March 28 in Jonesboro, Arkansas at the ASU Convocation Center
  • April 11 in Corpus Christi, Texas at the American Bank Center
  • June 6 in Duluth, Georgia at the Gwinnett Center

Two decent-sized news bites for Carter to break on Bellator and more importantly I’m glad the MMA fans now also get to suffer this forced co-promotion between the two.

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[TV Results] IMPACT Wrestling – 2/7/2013

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Bully Ray made his return to active competition this week, teaming up with Sting to take on Devon and D.O.C. of The Aces and 8’s in a tables match. Also on the show Rob Van Dam defended the X-Division Title against Kenny King and Zema Ion, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Hernandez defended the TNA World Tag Team Titles against Austin Aries & Bobby Roode.

Click “read more” to see match results/storyline notes from the show. For a more detailed report check out my coverage/review over at 411Mania.

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[TV Results] IMPACT Wrestling – 1/31/2013

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IMPACT Wrestling makes its home in the United Kingdom for the next four weeks and TNA kicked things off with the return of Open Fight Night featuring challenges from Velvet Sky, Joseph Park, a returning (and British) TNA wrestler, and a steel cage main event between Kurt Angle and Mr. Anderson. GM Hulk Hogan also made his return to the show and Bully Ray, Brooke Hogan, Sting once again pleaded for Ray’s reinstatement. And to top it all off, two new members of The Aces and 8’s were revealed.

Click “read more” for results/storyline notes from the show. For a more in-depth look at the show check out my report over at 411Mania.

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[TV Review] IMPACT Wrestling – 1/24/2013

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This week on IMPACT Wrestling Bully Ray pleaded for his reinstatement, Kurt Angle called out Mr. AndersonKenny King and Zema Ion tried to one-up each other, and in the main event Jeff Hardy defended the TNA World Heavyweight Title against Christopher Daniels.

Click “read more” for quick match results as well as a breakdown review of the episode. For a more detailed recap, check out my coverage over at 411Mania.

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[TV Review] IMPACT Wrestling – 1/17/2013

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It was all about matrimony this week on IMPACT Wrestling as Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan attempted to tie the knot in the center of the ring. Naturally things didn’t go as planned and a new member of The Aces and 8’s was revealed. In addition a new tag team feud was born and the build to Jeff Hardy Vs. Christopher Daniels next week continued via a tag team match.

Click “read more” for quick match results and a breakdown review of the show. For a more detailed blow-by-blow account of the show itself, check out my report over at 411Mania.

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[PPV Results] TNA Genesis 2013

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Yesterday TNA held their first PPV of 2013, Genesis, live from the Impact Zone in Orlando, FL. Here are the complete results of the show, taken from TNA’s official website.

  1. Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Hernandez (c) defeated Joey Ryan & Matt Morgan to retain the TNA World Tag Team Titles when Guerrero pinned Ryan after a Frog Splash.
  2. Mr. Anderson pinned Samoa Joe after a Mic Check; Mike Knox (not named during the show) of the Aces and 8’s came out to distract Joe, giving Anderson the opening.
  3. Christian York pinned Kenny King in the finals of the X-Division Tournament; King immediately attacked York after the match which led into York’s X-Division title shot.
  4. Rob Van Dam (c) pinned Christian York to retain the TNA X-Division Title after a Five Star Frog Splash.
  5. Devon pinned Joseph Park; Park had an Abyss episode making it seem like he was going to win but snapped out before finishing Devon off, allowing the “Sgt. in Arms” to take advantage.
  6. Velvet Sky won the Knockouts Gauntlet to become the #1 Contender to the Knockouts Title, last eliminating Gail Kim; the other participants included Mickie James, Miss Tessmacher, and ODB. Kim’s foot was under the rope during Sky’s pin so there could be some issues stemming from that.
  7. Christopher Daniels (w/ Frankie Kazarian) pinned James Storm with his feet on the ropes to win a TNA World Title shot; Daniels will face the champion on the January 24th edition of IMPACT Wrestling.
  8. Sting pinned The Director of Chaos after the Scorpion Death Drop; The Aces and 8’s tried to attack Sting after, but Bully Ray came out and made the save. He and Brooke Hogan made an appearance before the match to hype up their upcoming wedding this Thursday on IMPACT Wrestling.
  9. Jeff Hardy (c) defeated Bobby Roode and Austin Aries in an “Elimination Rules Triple Threat” match to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Title; Aries pinned Roode to eliminate him first, and Hardy pinned Aries a few minutes after to secure the victory.

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[TNA News] ‘Genesis 2013’ Preview; Lineup + Predictions

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Later today TNA presents their first PPV of 2013 Genesis live from the Impact Zone in Orlando, FL. Click “read more” for the full lineup of the show plus my own thoughts and predictions.

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[TNA News] Company Announces New PPV Structure; New Pricing Plan Also in Place

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If I ever meet the person who came up with this idea, I am going to kiss them on the mouth (tongue optional). TNA announced yesterday that they are altering their PPV structure for 2013, moving to a “Big Four” structure with additional “niche” PPV events in the additional months. The four main PPVs, which will be built up by the IMPACT Wrestling show on SpikeTV, are as follows:

  • Genesis (January)
  • Lockdown (March)
  • Slammiversary (June)
  • Bound For Glory (October)

In addition to these four events, TNA will also release eight PPV “specials” under the name of TNA: One Night Only. Largely unrelated to the main show, these PPVs will be three hours long, released on the first Friday of the non-“Big Four” months and each featuring its own theme. The first of these airs in April and is called “X-Travaganza”. As you can probably surmise it will be X-Division themed and essentially acts as a replacement for the former July PPV Destination X. The second event, airing in May, will feature a “Joker’s Wild Tournament” where enemies will team up with one another in a series of tag team matches that lead into a battle royal final. For you old school fans, this is pretty much the same concept as WCW’s “Battlebowl”. Both of these are being taped this weekend.

In addition to these two, PWInsider also uncovered the six other themes for the One Night Only specials, and if you love tournaments then you are in luck. They are as follows:

  • TNA Hardcore Justice 2 – ECW reunion-style “hardcore” show featuring hardcore stipulation matches bringing in ECW talents.
  • TNA “10 Reunion” – Stars from the early days of TNA battling inside a Six-Sided ring.
  • TNA Knockouts Knockdown – One night Knockout tournament with the first round being all stipulation matches and the final four in a “test of their stamina” to see who the final victor is.
  • TNA International Incident – One night tournament featuring talent from ” United States, India, Mexico, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Japan & the UK” with the winner earning a TNA title shot.
  • TNA X-Division World Cup Tournament – four teams of X-Division wrestlers in a one night tournament featuring singles, tag, six man and eight man tag bouts.
  • TNA World Cup of Wrestling- Four teams, each captained by a TNA wrestler featuring a Heavyweight wrestler, a tag team and an X-Division wrestler battling in singles, tag and stipulation bouts. The finale will be a “two ring, triple chance Battle Royal.”

PWInsider also did some more journalistic work and uncovered that a new pricing plan will also be implemented alongside the new PPV structure. Here’s the breakdown of that:

  • Genesis and Lockdown will both remain at 34.95, but starting with Slammiversary the price for these three events going forward will go up to 39.95.
  • Bound For Glory, TNA’s Wrestlemania, will also go up in price and now cost 44.95.
  • The “TNA One Night Only” specials will be the cheapest option, running at 14.95.

It looks like TNA has finally figured out its PPV strategy has been a failure and is adjusting itself accordingly. I absolutely love this new layout for a variety of reasons (more build time for the main PPVs, cool niche PPVs that could translate into impulse buys, etc.) and I hope that it ends up working out well for them in the end so they don’t panic and go back to the old model. First the Gut Check changes and now the entire PPV structure changes; TNA seems to really be ready to switch things up for 2013 and I’m genuinely interested to see where it goes.

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[TV Review] IMPACT Wrestling – 1/10/2013

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On this week’s episode of IMPACT Wrestling, Brooke Hogan confronts her father about the way he’s been treating Bully Ray, Gut Check gets a very welcome makeover, and Austin Aries and Bobby Roode continue their goal to one-up each other.

Click “read more” for quick results and my review of the show. For a more detailed recap on every little thing, check out my live coverage over at 411Mania.

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