Archive for the ‘TNA’ Category

By Todd Matthy

The fate of pro wrestling was decided in 2001 when WWE purchased WCW and shattered the dreams of every wrestling fan with the subsequent “Invasion.” I’m not going to bore you with the details but the biggest storyline in wrestling history became the biggest bomb in wrestling history…and it was designed to be. Vince McMahon’s ego wouldn’t allow WCW (and ECW) to portrayed as equals to the WWE, driving off millions of wrestling fans that have not returned. So how could it have turned out differently?

Kayfabe Commentaries turned to Vince Russo and Jim Cornette to rebook the Invasion. What would they have done? And whose version is better? Click below to find out. (more…)

Former WWE Diva Dawn Marie has teamed with recording artist Michele “Fuchsia” Mupo to form an entertainment company called MUDA .

In honor of Veteran’s Day, MUDA is creating a music video for their initiative, “Keep the Peace.” The goal of “Keep the Peace” is to help rehabilitate the homes of disabled veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Help them achieve this goal by making a donation here. Any support will help out greatly.

Also, support Dawn’s charity “Wrestler’s Rescue” an organization dedicated to supporting health care needs of retired professional wrestlers.

By Todd Matthy

WWE and TNA listen up. Since both organizations are trying to be drama rather than wrestling, I think it’s about time you learned something from drama. Something that will both create compelling television and give old-school wrestling fans what they want. And all you need to do is watch HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

So what can a show about a world with dragons and long winters teach the writers at WWE and TNA? Why how to create a villain of course. All you have to do is look to Joffrey Baratheon. (more…)

By Todd Matthy

1997 was a compelling year for the WWE. On TV it was one of the most exciting times with the USA vs. Canada feud, the rise of Steve Austin, the birth of the Rock, the formation of Degeneration X, the coming of Kane, and Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart were on a collision course both inside and outside the ring which would culminate in one of the most controversial moments in wrestling history. Behind the scenes it was a nightmare. WWE was being slaughtered by WCW in the ratings and PPV buys thanks to the amazing (but beaten to death) NWO storyline. Despite these set backs everything was in place for the company to do the best business in its history. All they needed was a spark. In Kayfabe Commentaries “Timeline (the History of WWE) 1997 with Jim Cornette” the legendary manager/writer/booker takes us on a journey to the moment where the spark was found and ignited what would become known as “the Attitude Era.” (more…)

Clearing the smoke.

Raw Recap for 2/21/11.

SmackDown Recap.

Metal Songs That Make Great Wrestling Themes – New York Metal Music | Examiner.com.

Tonight, WWE NXT Superstar and Jennifer Hudson fiancee David Otunga hosts RAW and he has a message for Unified Champion Sting. Plus, Triple H squares off with MVP, John Cena and CM Punk begin a best of seven series, and MAJOR free agent makes his WWE debut! A debut that will shake up not only the new Pound for Pound division but the ENTIRE WWE! Who is this man? Read on… (more…)

Since it’s Valentines Day I thought I’d share with everyone something special. Last year for Coed Magazine, I talked with Valerie Wyndham, TNA Knockout So Cal Val, about Valentines Day. So I thought I’d share it with you again. Click here for Val’s advice.