Topic: TNA Wrestling

June 5, 2013

"I saw the following things at TNA Slammiversary: American flag Zubaz, a Juggalo in Crocs, a replica WCW Television Title belt, a DX tattoo on the back of a man’s neck, a couple of 45-plus-year-old 'goth kids, and a group of certified ring rats being led to the back by a burly security guard. The effect of all this: the biggest boost of self-esteem I’ve had in months."

February 12, 2013

Before being derailed by serious chronic health problems, Nigel McGuinness made a major -- albeit shortlived -- splash in TNA following the second-longest world championship reign in Ring of Honor history. Although he never quite achieved his dream of wrestling in the WWE, that hasn't stopped him from reaching for the stars after hanging up his boots for good.

July 13, 2012

New TNA champion Austin Aries has a dickishness that seems to have very little to do with his persona in the ring. But that innate dickishness—well, that and the fact that he's great at wrestling—makes him one of the most appealing champions in a long time. In a promotion that has long relied too much on puffy, bloated dinosaurs, Aries is something new.

February 29, 2012

On a night where most everyone was glued to the warm glowing warming glow of the Oscars or the NBA All-Star tilt, Tom Breihan tuned out and dropped in on Impact's house show, a touring carnival of hucksterism, $20 autographs, and even some wrestling.