While 2022 marks the 20-Year Anniversary of TNA Wrestling as an entity, this week marks the 5-Year Anniversary of when Anthem Sports and Entertainment officially announced their purchase of our favorite wrestling organization.
Prior to the acquisition, TNA Wrestling had been on a downward spiral for the past few years. After losing their Spike deal, they also lost their Destination America deal and were on their third network.
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On one of the biggest Dynamite episodes of 2020, Impact Wrestling’s Don Callis aided his long-time friend, Kenny Omega in becoming The All Elite Wrestling World Champion, defeating Jon Moxley. So, what does this mean for Impact? For starters, potentially more eyeballs. Regardless of how you feel about AEW or Omega, TNT’s Dynamite and their new World Champion have much more weekly American television viewers than Impact on AXS TV. This collaboration is a boost that Impact should (and I hope plan to) take advantage of, particularly with a well told story and despite us not knowing its details, we can hope and speculate.
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Somewhere on the Plains of Sorrow in the Undead Realm, the vast unforgiving desert where despair blows through those unlucky enough to find themselves there like a foul wind, the demon Rosemary stood above its protégé, The Undead Bride. Formerly a sweet, shy, innocent eighteen year old girl named Suzie, she had been brutally murdered at her own wedding by a Yakuza chieftain who had become angry by her fathers refusal to give her to him to pay off a debt, so she, along with her father and everyone in the chapel, fell victim to the blades and bullets of the yakuza.
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Once upon a time (because isn't that always how these things start? There was a beautiful young girl named Suzie, who lived in a village in the mountains of rural Japan. Suzie was a sweet, shy, virtuous young girl, the most beautiful in her village, and some said, all of Japan.
Suzie lived with her father, her mother had passed away from scarlet fever when Suzie had been a child. Her father languished in grief for her mother, and over time turned to strong drink and gambling more and more to console his pain. As his own life spiraled out of control though, he worked hard to keep his vices from his daughter, she loved him fiercely, and he had no wish for her to think of him as a weak man. Days he worked as a cobbler for the village, and nights he waited until Suzie had gone to sleep, then snuck off to the houses of cards and dice.
Welcome everyone to the return of Spin Cycle. In honor of our ten-year anniversary, our roundtable column based off the web-series of the same name has returned.
I have sent our panel a list of questions which they have been gracious enough to answer. Today we are joined by Impact Dude, Fireguy, DDG and Darryn Simmons. All have been wonderful contributors to this site.