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Baron Corbin
Oct 24, 2001

i'll always take care of you


Muldoon

Charlie Rose

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STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

Watching you sleep.

Butt first, let's
check the feeds.


I'm glad I wasn't the only one who noticed that.

I actually liked that opening for Impact. It was different and interesting like Lucha Underground. Just a slightly different tweak. If that's what this whole "reality show" thing is I'm cool with it at least in theory. And I think it is since this isn't the first time we've heard "Dixie likes reality tv and wants to make TNA more like it." We heard that when ReAction started and we heard it when the 365 Youtube thing started. All it ever seems to mean is more candid backstage footage which I think is a nice change of pace from WWE's magical cameramen (and now Lucha Underground's heavily soap stuff).

X Division match was good and the tag match was good until it became a cluster gently caress. Knockout BR was bad but Kong was a pretty awesome surprise and she helps give the division a little much needed credibility. I'm surprised since last I heard she said something like "TNA is my past and I don't want to go backwards." I like EC3 and Spud but a segment built around Borash just isn't going to interest me and in general this feud should probably end since it doesn't help either guy.

I think I'd like the Revolution if they weren't such a blatant Wyatt ripoff. There's some solid talent in the group that wasn't doing anything on their own and Storm is doing what I wanted Wyatt to do. Brainwashing existing talents so he's an actual cult leader. So he's more of a Raven knockoff than a Wyatt one. But its just too hard to swallow with it being so close on the heels of the mediocre Wyatt Family storyline. TNA seems to like trying to "do over" badly told WWE stories with potential and even though they improve in ways they just don't have the right to do that. It just plays as cheap.

I don't know what's going on with that ending. I've developed an immunity to random heel mega stables in TNA. They're just a fact of life for TNA. And I can kind of see Low Ki and Joe fitting with MVP and King style wise. It has a ROH Rottweilers/WCW Filthy Animals feel to it. And neither guy was really doing anything so fine. But the EY turn just makes no sense. He doesn't fit with that crew, he's got too much bad history for me to accept it, and I have zero desire to see a heel main event EY. EY works fine as the half goofy/half serious face veteran. Leave him there.

Only thing I can figure is that since Lashley looked shocked and EY didn't celebrate with MVP's crew that neither of them are officially with MVP/King/Ki/Joe. So Lashley will eventually turn face and EY will just do his own thing feuding with Roode over "resentment" and "betrayed friends" stuff. But neither of those stories interest me.

But overall the stories and product didn't hook me any more than than the last year has. I'll probably tune in for another couple of weeks for the novelty of it and to see if they have any more Kong-like surprises, but if there isn't a dramatic improvement in story Impact will go right back to the "DVR and delete" status its had for the last year with RAW and Smackdown.

BGrifter
Mar 16, 2007

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Perigryn posted:

"our family"

TNA hired Charlie Rose?

DM Punk
Aug 24, 2004


Man, that show live was such a mess. Between the opening match and the tag match, there was like almost 30 minutes of nothing. And then after the tag match, it was like 15 minutes of nothing. It killed the crowd.

It really felt like they didn't know what they were doing. And then to tape like 5 matches AFTER the end of Impact when half the crowd left was just weird.

It's also a sad sight to look at their merch stand. They push these brown bag specials which is like $20 for 1 random DVD and 4 shirts (all of ex-TNA people). They must have so much unsold merch from released people.

Onmi
Jul 12, 2013

If someone says it one more time I'm having Florina show up as a corpse. I'm not even kidding, I was pissed off with people doing that shit back in 2010, and I'm not dealing with it now in 2016.


DM Punk posted:

Man, that show live was such a mess. Between the opening match and the tag match, there was like almost 30 minutes of nothing. And then after the tag match, it was like 15 minutes of nothing. It killed the crowd.

It really felt like they didn't know what they were doing. And then to tape like 5 matches AFTER the end of Impact when half the crowd left was just weird.

It's also a sad sight to look at their merch stand. They push these brown bag specials which is like $20 for 1 random DVD and 4 shirts (all of ex-TNA people). They must have so much unsold merch from released people.

Wait wait wait. They really have resorted to the McMystery when it comes to the merch stands?

BGrifter
Mar 16, 2007

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DM Punk posted:

It's also a sad sight to look at their merch stand. They push these brown bag specials which is like $20 for 1 random DVD and 4 shirts (all of ex-TNA people). They must have so much unsold merch from released people.

Did they have any pieces of the table Dixie went through left or were those all sold out?

STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

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check the feeds.


They've been selling this "brown bags" forever. I remember buying a couple a long time ago and feeling satisfied with what I got aside from getting the same cruddy dvd like three times. But that always seems to be the case with these deals. I have like four Fantastics shoots from the ROH grab bags I bought years ago.

DM Punk
Aug 24, 2004


BGrifter posted:

Did they have any pieces of the table Dixie went through left or were those all sold out?

Nah, nothing good like that.

Cory Lidle
Oct 12, 2006


Yeah, I don't know what the hell happened. The crowd was fairly active and wanted to help but there was just so much nothing in between. I would have to think they intended on taping another Impact, but just lost so much time.

Beef Jerky Robot
Sep 20, 2009

"And the DICK?"


Meet my daughter, Peter Jennings

Auron
Jan 10, 2002
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Reading the results, it sounds like TNA is back to being TNA again (awful)! Fantastic overbooked gently caress finishes and all. I guess to be fair, WWE has been doing this a bit lately.

What a steaming pile of gently caress; you have an opportunity to reboot and you just continue where you left off. I really wanted to watch this until I found out I have to pay more money to watch a lovely Discovery "C" channel. Glad I chose not to.

What is with these companies continuing the course even on a sinking ship?

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

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I actually watched part of the replay and I can't get over how bored Jeff Hardy looked in their whole segment, and Matt was just there.

triplexpac
Mar 24, 2007

Suck it
Two tears in a bucket
And then another thing
I'm not the one they'll try their luck with
Hit hard like brass knuckles
See your face through the turnbuckle dude
I got no love for you


flashy_mcflash posted:

I actually watched part of the replay and I can't get over how bored Jeff Hardy looked in their whole segment, and Matt was just there.

Haha yeah Jeff looked so bored every time I saw him on screen. I wonder if he's clean enough for WWE, he really could help their roster right now.

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

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triplexpac posted:

Haha yeah Jeff looked so bored every time I saw him on screen. I wonder if he's clean enough for WWE, he really could help their roster right now.

When he's backing up in....fear? confusion? I don't know what he was conveying there...I love that he stops to openly mug with a fan.

Gonzo McFee
Jun 19, 2010

Your voice may have changed but your breath is still the same.

My goodness, Hot Stuff!


So has anyone on Asylum posted about how this episode of Impact has blown Wrestlekingdom 9 out of the water yet?

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

I missed last night. Did they honestly open up with backstage brawling that turned into crowdchair brawling?

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

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DJExile posted:

I missed last night. Did they honestly open up with backstage brawling that turned into crowdchair brawling?

There was a (pretty nicely-produced, IMO) pretape of all the wrestlers getting on a bus and coming to the arena, and there was a showdown, started by Roode/Lashley in the parking lot that turned into a brawl. That spilled into the arena and went on seemingly forever, including the crowd brawls among the empty seats in the balcony, and was shot in such a way that there was no chance of following any of the action before they cut to something else.

Then Kurt Angle showed up and stopped the brawl and booked himself into a street fight with MVP (there was so much talking to set this up that the crowd chanted 'SHUT THE gently caress UP' which was censored on the broadcast). The street fight had Angle and MVP in hilarious dadjeans that looked like something R-Truth would wear and despite being a street fight, had a lot of wrestling holds in it.

Young Pageviews
May 26, 2014

Let's get this wrestling!


I am morbidly curious to see tonight's tapings because of how much of a train wreck TNA is, but the cheapest tickets on sale ($40) are a bit more than I'd like to pay. If I show up at the Manhattan Center around bell time, what are the chances they'd give me a discount on whatever's left unsold?

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

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Young Pageviews posted:

I am morbidly curious to see tonight's tapings because of how much of a train wreck TNA is, but the cheapest tickets on sale ($40) are a bit more than I'd like to pay. If I show up at the Manhattan Center around bell time, what are the chances they'd give me a discount on whatever's left unsold?

Is there a number above 100% ? Because I would choose that number. Hell maybe they'll do another big brawl and you could sneak in at that point. Wear some really big jeans and tell security you're a surprise new signing from WWE.

joshtothemaxx
Nov 17, 2008

I will have a whole army of zombies! A zombie Marine Corps, a zombie Navy Corps, zombie Space Cadets...


I tried to watch this poo poo last night and it was awful. Between boring matches, more WCW logic, and the crowd chilling in the abyss.... who cares. Then I turned it over to Lucha Underground and caught their 20 person battle royale for the championship. I was pleasantly reminded of how good wrestling can be.

Skinty McEdger
Mar 9, 2008

I have NEVER received the respect I deserve as the leader and founder of The Masterflock, the internet's largest and oldest Christopher Masterpiece fan group in all of history, and I DEMAND that changes. From now on, you will respect Skinty McEdger!



Hell carry a clipboard round with you and you might be able to pass yourself off as part of the production crew as they're all new now.

SamuraiFoochs
Jan 16, 2007



Grimey Drawer

Kong going back to TNA saddens me

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

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SamuraiFoochs posted:

Kong going back to TNA saddens me

I wouldn't assume that last night was a long-term thing and she's signed a contract or anything. More likely they just wanted to pack some 'surprises' on the show and offered her a deal to do these three nights of tapings and wrap it up. They did that last time they were in NYC with Snitsky, Big Zeke, and some ECW talent.

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010



Young Pageviews posted:

I am morbidly curious to see tonight's tapings because of how much of a train wreck TNA is, but the cheapest tickets on sale ($40) are a bit more than I'd like to pay. If I show up at the Manhattan Center around bell time, what are the chances they'd give me a discount on whatever's left unsold?

I've been considering doing the same thing (helps that I pass right by the Manhattan Center on my commute home). Their seat chart shows almost the entire balcony is still open, as well as lots of floor seating, so it seems likely:

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

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Don't forget that that seating chart doesn't make any distinction between seats that were sold and seats they kept vacant for production reasons, so you might find there's more than that if you walk up since they may release more when they get their cameras and junk set up.

Trollologist
Mar 3, 2010



abraham linksys posted:

I've been considering doing the same thing (helps that I pass right by the Manhattan Center on my commute home). Their seat chart shows almost the entire balcony is still open, as well as lots of floor seating, so it seems likely:



Wait, I thought the blues were the empty ones.

OMG!

Daniel Bryan
May 23, 2006

GOAT


Trollologist posted:

Wait, I thought the blues were the empty ones.

OMG!

They are. It's still not good for such a small arena.

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rare Magic card l00k
Jan 3, 2011

Me uni a la Revolucion #RXT


el sabe ...


Daniel Bryan posted:

They are. It's still not good for such a small arena.

And to be fair, last night had a lot less blue, but still looked like a ghost town thanks partially to the weather.

Pope Corky the IX
Dec 18, 2006

What are you looking at?


Great White Hope posted:

And to be fair, last night had a lot less blue, but still looked like a ghost town thanks partially to the weather.

And now you've given the Asylum another excuse.

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

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I just realized that the band doing the theme for Impact last night was Crazytown. Yes, this Crazytown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWnP9r222DY

Perigryn
Oct 22, 2010

TaJaaaaadoruuuuu

flashy_mcflash posted:

I just realized that the band doing the theme for Impact last night was Crazytown. Yes, this Crazytown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWnP9r222DY
They still exist!?

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

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Perigryn posted:

They still exist!?

They and MVP's jeans have been in a box since the early 2000's that Dixie just found.

bobkatt013
Oct 8, 2006

You’re telling me Peter Parker is ...... Spider-man!?


flashy_mcflash posted:

They and MVP's jeans have been in a box since the early 2000's that Dixie just found.

If only she grabbed the one that said Zubaz.

Tato
Jun 19, 2001

DIRECTIVE 236: Promote pro-social values


Meltzer says that Bully Ray is talking with TNA about returning, I guess there's no place else for him to go.

Perigryn
Oct 22, 2010

TaJaaaaadoruuuuu

Tato posted:

Meltzer says that Bully Ray is talking with TNA about returning, I guess there's no place else for him to go.
Oh, New Japan said no, huh? lol

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


TNA loving sucks, but if I'm Bully Ray and someone is going to pay me six figures to work like 25 days a year, gently caress yes I would take that.

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

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Tato posted:

Meltzer says that Bully Ray is talking with TNA about returning, I guess there's no place else for him to go.

When I saw Velvet on this show I knew it was a matter of time.

Skinty McEdger
Mar 9, 2008

I have NEVER received the respect I deserve as the leader and founder of The Masterflock, the internet's largest and oldest Christopher Masterpiece fan group in all of history, and I DEMAND that changes. From now on, you will respect Skinty McEdger!



Perigryn posted:

Oh, New Japan said no, huh? lol

After last time I'm pretty sure NJPW just went "how about no"

Meanwhile One night only: Turning Point debuts on Friday. I honestly can't remember them taping it.

Burt Buckle
Sep 1, 2011



sportsgenius86 posted:

TNA loving sucks, but if I'm Bully Ray and someone is going to pay me six figures to work like 25 days a year, gently caress yes I would take that.

Does TNA really pay their top guys six figures?

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Burt Buckle posted:

Does TNA really pay their top guys six figures?

There is definitely 6 figures in their paycheck, but where the decimal point lies is another question.

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