As seen this past week on Impact Wrestling, Kurt Angle will be appearing on his last Maximum Impact tour this January. In recent years it is pretty clear that the years of consist work and non-stop working for 17 years straight without any real time off. Angle began with TNA in 2006 and by far was the biggest signing for TNA in the companies 13 year existence and has done more to help grow the company then anyone the company has brought in in the last 13 years.
It seems as though Kurt will be keeping with his original plan that being he has the plan to take off from pro-wrestling for a year. At this point it seems as though this is a retirement for Kurt Angle from TNA wrestling and not pro-wrestling as a whole. So this likely means that once Angle's hiatus is finished he will not be returning to Impact Wrestling so where he'll end up following his hiatus is unknown as of right now, but we'll have to wait and see. Take a look at the video below:
We are back again with another flashback Match of the week as now we move over TNA after going from WWE to ROH to TNA now. After a major announcement earlier today from TNA star Kurt Angle regarding his future with the company. Now I know most may expect me to put up something regarding his announcement I am just not sure the extent of his retirement and thereby I am more interested in waiting a little longer to see if more news comes out about it.
But still with the possibility of it being legitimate I feel it only fair to give Kurt the spotlight in this edition of the Match of the Week. Enjoy!!
Finally some good news has come down the shoot for TNA as they have landed a new TV deal another National company. Which means in early 2016 they will be leaving Destination America for another new home and let's this one is more of a long term home then DA was for them. It was announced late last week that has signed a deal with the television station known as POP TV which also airs Paragon Pro Wrestling.
It is great to hear that TNA has found a new home as I was extremely worried about them not finding a new home and being off TV for the first time in over a decade. Apparently the word going around is that TNA will pay POP TV for the timeslot then try to make the money back by selling advertiser to the show, which is actually similar to what WWE did when Smackdown first began. Either way now that they have a new home they can start planning for the future and setting up plans for next year.
As of this writing the Chicago based station WGN America which was the station that aired WWE Superstars before it moved to well the Internet. WGN America was talking with TNA once again about bringing the company to the station, but it seems as though once again talks didn't work out. It just doesn't seem like TNA & WGN America aren't meant to work together.
It has been a few weeks since Part 1, but that was only because I was trying to figure out what to do for part 2 so I took time to think and I think I figured it out. Though over the last few years TNA and WCW have draw comparisons between each other, yet they couldn't be more different in the reality of things. Below is one big comparisons I made between the two companies:
Parent Company vs Parent Company: Both companies were/are owned by a Parent company it doesn't matter if it's Panda Energy or Turner Broadcasting both companies aren't their own entity. However, they couldn't be more different in their feeling of wrestling Turner's company never wanted wrestling, and the only reason why it stayed around for as long as it did was because of Ted Turner and the power of loyalty. On the other hand you have TNA which is owned by Panda Energy aka The Carter Family, and from the word go when they made the investment they showed that the want wrestling. The word belief is tossed around a lot, but there is no doubt in my mind that The Carter's no matter lacking they are in the knowledge department of how to run a wrestling company they do believe in Wrestling, where AOL Time Warner never did.
There is no doubt in my mind that the above comparison is the reason why WCW is out of business and so long as the Carter's continue to believe in wrestling TNA will not go anywhere. Those who believe WCW and TNA are the same well they couldn't be more different not just in name, but also in the fact that TNA actually has people who believe in it aka something WCW never had. Thank You Dixie for believing in not just TNA, but also in Pro-Wrestling!!
Stayed Tuned for Part 3!!
Though they may have limited schedule for the reminder of 2015 Impact Wrestling is still a thing and well I'd love to be in touch with modern times, but another old joke. Right now the plan would be for the company to return to the Hammerstein Ballroom , but why can't I see you right now. The company would likely run the tapings in either March or February.
The current plan is set to see a few episodes taped in England and some taped in India as well which is the reason why the those could be taking place a little later to start 2016 then some expected. This also proves that TNA will continue to tape until they are out of business as I'm not sure anyone really thought they'd be making plans for places to hold TV tapings, but maybe things will start going TNA's way in this aspect. This would be the first time TNA held events in the Hammerstein since the beginning of 2015 so nothing like keeping with tradition. More to come as this the days in question come closer.