The reality of it is that as of the last week or so a lot has of people have been talking about TNA and not in a good way or about good things. Honestly I don't really know what to say, because I really don't know what my opinion of the situation is as new information seems to be coming out every other day. Also I don't want to formulate an opinion before all the information is known as that would be wrong to do as a writer.
Since it seems like it's safe, as of last week TNA's future on Destination America seems like it might be up in the air as questions have arose about TNA's on said Network. At this point not enough information is known to say to much about this situation and a lot of it may lead people to formulate a biased opinion about TNA and what might be going on. Truth is that is the reason why I don't know what to say about this topic.
I wanted to address this story, but didn't really know how to address it without seeming biased or like I am buying into a possibility. The only thing that is known for sure is that Destination America does have an opt out clause in September for TNA. I will likely post about this again as the month in question draws closer and the future becomes more clear.
This has become a very hairy situation in a very short period of time. I honestly have yet to form an opinion on this topic, because I don't know how to feel about this situation. Only time will help in figuring out my opinion of the situation and as more facts come out more opinions come out. Though most of us don't like waiting sometimes we have to wait to find out the truth of the situation and that's what we have to do in this case.
At this point it is common place between fans that after six years Taz officially walked away from TNA last months. Since that point the company has been trying to find someone within the company to be used as his replacement, but haven't had much luck with the search it seems. To start I think that many fans may have thought that Mike Tenay would be re-joining the booth to replace Tazz, but has yet to do so and doesn't seem like he will be the long-term replacement. I don't think the company has anything against Mike as a commentator, but I do think that after so many years they just want to give the show a new sound which is understandable.
I will not be spoiling any upcoming guest announcers the company maybe having in the not to distant future, because that is not my job or why I am here. Fact is that many people know Al Snow had seemingly taken over the position, but as fans have seen this past week Snow doesn't seem like he is in the booth anymore for the company. After TNA's second TV Show was cancelled a few weeks ago it left Tenay's future with the company in doubt, but now it seems like he might be re-joining the booth on Impact at least for now. I just hope TNA makes the right picks for the announcers, because having the wrong guys in the booth could be a reason people stop watching the show.
So at this point it seems as though TNA is going the route of having temporary fixes for what could be a long-term problem. Finding the right guy to take over the color commentary could be a long process especially if your against looking outside the company for a replacement.
Look before anyone starts saying all I am doing is bashing TNA, all I have to say to you is don't read the post if you don't like the title. I will never force anyone to click on any of my posts, because it's your decision to so not mine. Thanks!
As of now it is likely well known by fans that TNA had planned to tour China later this month, but at the last minute, literally like a few weeks before the tour was set to begin it was cancelled, because the potential tour promoter didn't make good on the financial end of the deal. Right now it seems talent's morale has once again hit rock bottom, because nothing seems to be going right for TNA when it comes to growing the company.
Currently talent are said to be extremely frustrated with the fact that the tour was canceled and they had only found out about the cancelation early last week which doesn't leave them much time to find replacement days for when they would have been working the tour. Some talents at this point are seemingly looking to jump ship for other companies, but are not having much success because Lucha Underground is in between seasons, WWE isn't interested in TNA for the most part and AAA isn't currently looking for more foreign talent for their roster. With this in mind the only possible place jump ship to would be GFW and ROH which I am not sure if either company is currently looking for talent or not. But this could be why TNA management has banned any TNA contracted talent from working for GFW in any form or fashion.
Rumor has it talent didn't even find out about the date Slammiversary would be held on from the company and that most talent found out about the date from online. This part of the story I am unsure to be true which is why I started it with rumor.
Late last year when I found out about TNA moving to Destination America I thought that the move was just putting a band aid on a long term issue. Now less then six months into the contract problems don't seem to want to stop for TNA and things seem to be getting worse. Though a lot of different companies have gotten TV contracts over the last few months that doesn't mean TNA going under still wouldn't have an effect on the business. I still think it would hurt the business just maybe not as much as it would have previously.
Though now it may be common knowledge for most people about Jeff Hardy's injury that he sustained while riding his dirt bike and the fact that he will be out for 2 months following the injury. At this point it is unclear if Jeff & Matt will be forced to vacate the titles due to Jeff's injury it doesn't seem like they will have to though. The Hardy's had won the vacated titles in an Ultimate X match back in March after the titles were vacated from the Wolves due to injury as well.
After all the issues the Hardy's have had in the past with personal & substance abuse it was awesome to see them return to form in TNA as a team an once again be an asset to a company like everyone knows they can be. Back in March when they won the titles it was like for me at least that they finally put all those personal issues behind them and it's finally time to move and forget the past for not just them but the fans also.
I have always been a huge fan of the Hardy's and very enjoy the fact that TNA is giving them the opportunity to team together once again. Though both men have star power on their own I think the idea of Jeff Hardy winning the World title has been done to death and the Hardy's together in a team is the best way to go.
It had been announced or tweeted by former WWE star and current OMEGA performer Shane "Hurricane" Helms that Jeff Hardy's first appearance since the dirt bike accident would be at an upcoming OMEGA show in Carolina. I wish Jeff a speedy recovery and all of the best. Also I hope that things begin to go right for TNA because if they are doing good business all that means is more eyes are watching wrestling increases the health and awareness of the business in a good way which is what we all want.
Before I really get into this post I don't want you guys to think that all of the sudden TNA is going to be bringing back all their old PPV's and will be going back to 12 a year. I don't think TNA will ever go back to that again, for one reason or another. But in October of last year TNA ran what some thought would be their last show as a company that being Bound For Glory over in Japan and that was the last time TNA was on PPV. The last true PPV not held on Tape delay was from last year's Slammiversary on June 15.
Now for the first time since then TNA will be returning to PPV on June 28th live from Orlando, FL with this years edition of Slammiversary. Another anniversary for TNA wrestling is approaching and I think that this is one of the more sweeter for TNA, because after the year they had last year, this would be a great time for them to rub it into their critics that they are still in business. TNA staying healthy and profitable whether the fans like or not is good for the business as a whole and keeps another wrestling in the public eye which is great in my book.
Below is the promo video for this years Slammiversary: