Jamie Lithgow, Craig Wilson & Brian Damage
In ‘This Week in Wrestling’ Jamie shares what Raw taught him this week, Craig talks about the TNA and Global Force Wrestling programme while Brian shares with us the best wrestling related images he’s come across this week. All that and much much more in the latest edition of This Week in Wrestling…
“Hold On A Minute Playa…”
- Going to a WWE event in the near future? Best not park too close to the arena if Brock Lesnar is advertised…
- WWE had all week to Photoshop Kane into those holiday pictures. They had all week…
- Rusev’s tracksuits appear to be getting cheaper by the day
- The best tool for taking down a beast; a wooden axe handle
- If John Cena’s intention is to not fully connect with his Springboard Stunner every time he attempts it then he’s on to a winner
- Sheamus’ beard has turned into orange pipe cleaners
- “What’s going on in the ring right now?” Titus O’Neil asking questions JBL and Michael Cole aren’t allowed to answer
- Brock Lesnar’s wardrobe does extend beyond joggy bottoms and a tank top
- Losing to a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest: the official end of all hope for Dolph Ziggler
- By defeating Kofi Kingston in Japan, Brock Lesnar absorbed his car trashing powers
Am I supposed to care about the TNA & GFW feud?
For years I’ve dipped my toes into TNA. I’ve tried to get into the promotion for some reason or another.
I’ve watched Impact, I’ve tried to catch the odd PPV and I’ve even attended a live show here in Glasgow. Yet there was just something that didn’t click for me. I’m not going into a stream of criticism aimed at TNA here, though, you could visit virtually any wrestling blog in the world to find that.
Instead, I’m going to speak – largely as an outsider with no horse in the race – about the invasion angle thing that’s going on with TNA and Jeff Jarrett’s new promotion Global Force Wrestling. It’s little wonder, then, that as per the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, a lot of talent in TNA are down on the idea of the programme largely due to how important ratings are to the show’s chances to stay on Destination America and just how bad the ratings were for Jeff Jarrett’s first appearance.
Ultimately, we have a bunch of former WWE stars performing with TNA and those rejected by TNA involved with GFW. Factor in that TNA would often use certain talent so infrequently, you often didn’t know a performer was with TNA or not.
There may be something in this for GFW as it will get them exposure but what do TNA get out of this? A merger makes no sense as with GFW being a start-up it has little in the way of assets and probably some, although not confirmed, debt.
The fundamental issue here is this: there aren’t that many people that really care about TNA and even less that care about Global Force Wrestling. How is an intra-promotional programme involving both promotions going to make a difference beyond the TNA’s core fanbase?
There’s a simple answer: it won’t.
Vince McMahon’s Announcer Instructions
X-Pac masks….I have no idea who would want one of these, but to each their own…..I guess
Something tells me Vince and the WWE’s legal department have no clue about this. Then again, India is ahot market for pro wrestling so maybe…just maybe they’d turn the other cheek on this Indian restaurant using WWE superstars to peddle their food…probably not.
Rob Van Dam might have to lay off the weed…. (Editor: allegedly)
I wonder if Seth Rollins and/or the WWE were watching Escape from LA when they were deciding on a look for him? Hmmmm…
Dusty Rhodes could sell to anybody or anything…even cars!
I don’t know who Bret ‘The Hitman’ Clark is, but maybe he’s facing Jeff Harvey?!?
This Past Week on the Blog
On Monday our focus was on wrestlers who no-sold death angles, on Tuesday we looked at the origins of “suplex city, our focus was on squash matches on Wednesday, the Thursday Top Five saw the team list the superstars they wished they had seen in their prime and on Friday we had the 42nd part of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series.
Next Week on the Blog
All previous ‘This Week in Wrestling’ columns can be read here.