Friday, February 28, 2014

Update Card For TNA Lockdown

Magnus vs. Samoa Joe
Team MVP (MVP, The Wolves,???) vs. Team Dixie (Bobby Roode, Austin Aries, The BroMans)
Kurt Angle vs. Ethan Carter III 
Madison Rayne vs. Gail Kim 
Gunner vs. "Cowboy" James Storm
Mr. Anderson vs. Samuel Shaw 
Bad Influence & Chris Sabin vs. The Great Muta, Senada and Tigre Uno 

Flashback Reviews ROH Dragon Gate Challenge

When ROH began it was a one show a month company. As the company grew it started adding more shows more often than not would run two shows a weekend. In 2006 during WreslteMania 22 weekend ROH decided to hold its first every triple shot of events. Three separate shows all sold as separate DVD's all part of the milestone series. Now from what I have heard and seen WWE hates when other companies runs events in the same city as WrestleMania I say get over it you going to make your money lets some of the indy shows (Where the next generation is learning) make some to. Look no matter what ROH will never compete with WWE. I highly doubt the WWE events that weekend were bare with fans going all picking indy shows.  A triple shot for ROH is tough since back than they sold all there events as DVD's so they were hoping fans would buy all three meaning they had to come in swinging and looking for the home run. And remember ROH was already hyping up the whole Mile Stone Series thing. Did they do it? Well lets see

Before we get to the show I should talk a little about Dragon Gate in case any of my readers are not fans of wrestling from Japan. Dragon Gate started as the Ultimo Dragon Gym it's early starts trained by the legendary Ultimo Dragon. Now Ultimo Dragon who spent a great deal of his career in Mexico had a much more Lucha based style than other wrestlers from Japan as a results that also influenced the style of his students. Ultimo left the school/promotion after a while and took all the copy rights with him but the company went on changing it's name to Dragon Gate. Now Dragon Gate also uses stables more often than american wrestling does while it's not uncommon for TNA or WWE to have one or two around pretty much everyone on the Dragon Roster is in some kind of stable. Sadly this would also influence Gabe Sapolsky who went stable crazy in 2007 and started up at least six different ones. Actually after leaving ROH Gabe now runs Dragon Gate USA a company funded by Dragon Gate here in the states. So yeah Gabe got over his ECW phase and started a Dragon Gate one. The stars of Dragon Gate had already done one show with ROH in late 2005.

We open picking up with the Embassy fight. Nana threatens to stop paying them. He tells his boys they will focus on the world title team titles. Rave and Shelley shake hands. Nana puts the tag division on hold. Sadly this never really went anywhere. Shelley and Rave did team and even get a tag title shot but first it way to soon after the Embassy Gen Nex feud to have them face Aries and Strong plus it appeared they were setting up for a split of some kind but Shelley and Nana both left ROH before any payoff. Lacey tells tonight is the nigh they get revenge on BJ. Jimmy tries to ask her about the music video he made but Lacey blows it off and tells Jimmy she doesn't care if he wins she wants him to hurt BJ. She even promises him a reward if he does. Jimmy asks what kind of reward. Lacey says what ever he wants and Jimmy picks giving Lacey a foot rub. Decent segment. I think Jimmy was unsure of how he was going play the Jimmy loves Lacey stuff so comes off as more awkward nerd than EMO. Bobby Cruise is in the ring an announces  we will see three huge matches of ROH vs Dragon Gate. Colt Cabana interrupts. Colt says his match with Homicide can't wait any longer. Colt reminds us the last time in Detroit he superplexed Homicide through a table and makes this a falls count anywhere match. Colt calls out Homicide  to start the match. Good promo by Colt.

Falls Count Anywhere Colt Cabana vs Homicide with Julius Smokes- And where have a problem right away. ROH had already set up a feud ending match between Colt and Homicide for the final show of the weekend. But not wanting the Detroit Show to suffer they tossed this and a Samoa Joe vs Daniels  match on it witch actually hurt the over all tone of the weekend. ROH fans knew the feud was ending in Chicago so they were pretty sure the Homicide would go one here. Big punches by Colt than the butt butt. Homicide to the outside Colt chases after. Hip toss by Colt sends Homicide into the fans. Brawling into the crowed and wI can see what is going on. Homicide suplexs  Colt on what Lenny Leonard says are chairs but again I can't see. Even worse freaking Smokes is following them around so I have to hear every stupid comment he makes. Back in the light Homicide gets a chair but Colt cuts I'm off with a kick. and we brawl back to area with no light. ROH tries to use a spot light to follow them but they can't keep the light on the two guys since they are moving around. Even back than I would scream "Why don't they turn on the house lights?" The brawl up on the bleachers and Colt hits Homicide with a chair. Finally we head back to ringside. Now normally I hate when Falls count anywhere matches do that but this time I am grateful for this since I can finally see again. Colt goes under the ring and pulls out a ladder. Homicide starts tossing chairs into the ring. Catapult by Cabana sends Homicide into the ladder than a big corner splash. Homicide whips Colt into the ladder and hits an ace crusher before dropping the ladder on Colt. Smokes running around as usual like an idiot. Colt is sandwiched in the ladder as Homicide hits it with a chair. Colt is lifeless as Homicide covers him to win. See this is why this match is BS. Why do it just days before the final blow off And don't tell me Homicide needed a win he had won most of the matches in the feud anyway. 

Post match Prazak claims the feud is over and Cabana will never get peace. Smokes embraces Homicide and than starts jumping around again. Backstage we see Dragon Kid Ryo Saito and Genki Horiguchi they say "Tonight we are here to fight you." Fight who? were they calling out ROH in general or someone in particular? I'm all for letting the outside talent speak but if they can't' speak enough english to do a promo or you don't have the ability to do subtitles don't let them just random stuff. Christopher Daniels is with Alison Danger. Daniels talks about brining Samoa Joe into ROH and says Joe was always more trouble than he was worth. Daniels says he tried Joe but at every time they have faced off Joe has pinned him. He says tonight is his last chance to beat Joe and he might even shake Joe's hand.  Damn good promo by Daniels to bad ROH wrecked this by having Joe and Daniels wrestle a single match on this show and than again in multi man matches the rest of the weekend. Think about it the blow off to the feud is on night one why not put it on night two at the very least? Hell put Daniels or Joe in one of the Dragon Gate Matches I'm sure you could pick some interest with that.

Chad Collyer vs Ricky Reyes Julius Smokes- Fuck 2006 ROH you gotta give me more space between seeing Smokes. Collyer is a very talented wrester out of the mid west who had worked for the HWA you may have seen him under the name Metal Master in various companies. Sadly ROH really fucked him over here. See Collyer had turned heel back in 2005 by splitting open Ace Steel with a chair  at Punk the Final Chapter .  Now Steel is the trainer of CM Punk and Colt Cabana and the show was in his home town of Chicago so you had the making of a hot mid card feud. Instead ROH barely booked either guys for months to the point the feud was dead than brought them back for the triple shot and just to make sure Collyer had no heat they have him lose to another heel in Reyes. Smokes does his whole dumb barking things and keeps blocking Reyes during the entrance. Reyes with a hammer lock but Collyer turn it into a over head wrist lock but Reyes reveres into a wrist wrap than a cravat. Collyer with a shoulder tackle a few drop kicks but misses the third. Back heel kick by Collyer. Assisted DDT on the reps by Reyes gets two. Scoop slam and knee drop by Reyes. I think Smokes is yelling "Do the thing." use shut up moron. Neck breaker by Reyes. German with a bridge by Collyer neck breaker than another German by Collyer.  Butterfly suplex block by Reyes than a spin kick and a great looking neck breaker. Collyer escapes the fishermen's' buster and rolls up gets two. Slam attempt by Collyer but Reyes catches him in a triangle than a arm bar. Collyer fight it into a clover leaf which is is finisher. Reyes gets the ropes. Smokes jumps on the apron and than right back down because he doesn't want people looking at the match. Collyer with a bridging pin but gets caught in the dragon sleeper for the win. Decent spot but again kills off any heat Collyer had going into his match with Steel.

More Dragon Gate guys its Cima Yoshino  and someone else. Cima says Blood Generation is number 1 not Generation Next. Samoa Joe says tonight he result will the same his hand will be raised in victory and Daniels will shake his had. Ok I should explain the hand shake thing. In ROH they have the code of honor and a part of that is you shake hands before and afar the match Daniels had  never done that but ROH was teasing he might start. 

Jimmy Jacobs with Lacey vs BJ Whitmer- These two had been tag team partners and had twice held the ROH tag belt. Whitmer had quit Lacey's Angles when he got fed up with Jimmy crush with Lacey. Sadly it was rushed I think Jimmy and BJ actually teamed one time during crush story getting started. I think it was done more to get BJ out of his team with Jimmy so he could be in the CZW war. Than after the CZW war ended ROH dragged this story on way to long as these two spent nearly a year just brawling with each other rare a feud can be both rushed and dragged out. Before the match we get footage of BJ attack Jimmy when he is appearing on a local news show. Ok this confuses the hell out of me. As BJ was supposed to be the baby face defender of ROH at this time and Lacey was a bitch heel with Jimmy as he client. I assume they though Jimmy would just get cheered anyway since it's his hometown but still its like when WWE had HBK in Canada you can't turn him heel for one night. At least with the team break up you can play if off like BJ was pissed Jimmy cost him a match and he was sick of Lacey. They play up the foot massage stuff with Jimmy and Lacey. Jimmy with a arm wring but BJ cartwheels into the advantage. Over head takedown by BJ. Helicopter headscissores by Jimmy. Jimmy waves at Lacey. BJ best out of the ring and goes after Lacey. Jimmy goes for a sling shot cross body to the floor by BJ catches him. Jimmy sent into the guard rail and than whipped into the other side and than the third. Leg lariat by Whitmer than a vertical suplex. BJ goes for a power bomb by Jacobs with a head scissors and than and a double stomp. Running drop kick on the floor by Jimmy ramming BJ's head into the ring post. Series of double stomps than an elbow gets two for Jacobs. JYD style head headbut by Jacobs than nice looking seated dropkick. Senton off the top by Jacobs but Whitmer gets the legs up  Exploder Suplex by Whitmer. Boot to the gut by Jimmy goes for the Contra Code but  BJ blocks it and drops Jimmy on the turnbuckles. German suplex than rolling through to a  dragon by Whitmer. Sunset flip and than roll up by Jacobs each get two. Whitmer goes for  another vertical suplex but they both win up tumbling over the ropes to the floor. Jacobs up first he climbs the apron and goes for a flying rana BJ catches him and power bombs Jimmy onto the steel. Back in the ring brian buster by Whitmer gets two. Big running boot by Whitmer gets another two count. Whitmer climbs the ropes but Jacobs cuts him off and crotches him. Jacobs climbs up the ropes.  Both men fight BJ stands and had Jimmy and a power bomb position and slips on the rope

This is the most infamous part of there feud because it was not a planned moment BJ slipped as the nob used to tighten the ropes moved under his foot and  both men crashed to the floor and Jimmy head smacked the apron after hitting the ropes. Both men are down. BJ gets up first and toss Jimmy back into the ring and pins him for a two count. Now I admire Jimmy and BJ for wanting to go on and finish the match but honestly I think that's when you call an end to thing Your never going to top that moment and honestly both guys cold be shaken up and just end it. But I'm not a wrestler and I sure as hell was not in the ring that night. Jimmy fights out out the exploder and hits the contra code. Lacey yells at Jimmy to keep doing punishment to BJ and demands he put BJ though a table. Jimmy shoves BJ out onto the ringside table. Jimmy climbs the ropes and the fans chant please don't die. Jimmy takes a time to blow a kiss to Lacey. BJ gets up and nails Jimmy. Both men stand on turnbuckle again. Over head belly to belly and lariat gets BJ the win. Ok its a very good match even with the massive botch. It did't turn into a all out hardcore lets the tables chairs and spike match the feud would breakdown into instead it was a very intense match between two wrestlers. 

Post match BJ takes off his boot. Later that year BJ needed surgery on his ankle and I'm pretty sure the botch was the cause since why Jimmy hit the apron BJ didn't land softly either I wouldn't be shocked if he rolled an ankle with the way he fell. The referee pulls Jimmy up and the fans give the two men a standing ovation. BJ extends his hand to Jimmy out of respect and the fans chant for Jimmy to do it. Lacey tells Jimmy no an the leaves with her. BJ gets a microphone and insults Lacey. Jimmy acts like he will shake BJ's hand but spits at him instead. BJ starts to talk about getting laid out by the CZW guys back at the ECW arena. BJ says rumor has it Chris Hero and Necro Butcher are in the building and calls them out. No one shows up but says he will be watching the rest of the night. The post match stuff was fine since it was meant to sell the feud wasn't over after this match. I don't' like BJ calling out CZW again with no response instead I would have liked him do the old "I will get revenge and if they show up I will be here" promo 

Dragon Gate: Ryo Saito vs ROH: Jimmy Yang- Look I get ROH was hoping Yang would stick around but I just don't think of him as an ROH guy at this point he still just a guy ROH was booking he get into that grove James Gibson had left. Honestly I think they would have been better to put Joe  or Daniels in this match and save there blow off for night two or three. Prazak points out this is the only singles match of the three mach series that night. Yang with a big slap on a break. Side head lock takedown by Yang. Hammer lock by Saito and slaps Yang in the head. Rana by Saito than a bulldog and a drop kick. Yang bails to the outside. Saito calls for a test of strength but than refuses to do it. Yang does't like that so he kicks Saito. Over head belly to belly by Saito Yang's legs hit the turn buckle. Saito ties up the head and arm of Yang. Chop exchange with Saito getting the advantage. Yang crotches Saito on the tope rope and than a jumping kick to the back of his head. Match goes to the outside and Yang whips Saito into the guard rails. Yang comes up short on a drop kick but Saito sells it. Yang cannon balls down on Saito's leg and than snaps it. Hammer lock by Yang but Saito gets the ropes. Yang jumps off the top rope but Saito catches him with the drop kick and than an over head belly to belly. Fishermen's express (two suplexs into a buster) gets two by Saito. Saito off the top but Yang catches a spin kick. Yang time gets two. DDT by Saito. Saito to the top off with a big splash that gets two. Yang with a moonsault press misses  Saito with a Dragon Suplex he calls premium Bridge for the win. Boring match I need could get into it. It feels like Yang was really just going through the motions in ROH.

The Embassy Jimmy Rave and Alex Shelley with Prince Nana and  Daziee Haze vs Bryan Danielson and Delirious- The Embassy who had failed to take the ROH world title from American Dragon had challenged him to a tag match and he let them pick his parter who turned to be Delirious now at this time the story with Delirious was that he was winless in ROH but they kept booking him because the fans loved him. The The Embassy gets there pre match toilet paper from the fans. Shelley and Rave start tossing the rolls back and i think nailed Daziee Haze. Shelley and the freaking out Delirious start us off. Lots of stalling before the two men do a knuckle lock for about a second and than Delirious breaks the hold. They go for it again and this time Shelley bails out. Finally the test of  strength and Shelley with the advantage. But Delirious turns it into a roll up. Head scissors by Shelley but the masked man escapes and gets a headlock. Shelley with a big knee to the midsection tag to Rave. Hip toss by Delirious and some fun with the Ghana flag as Delirious tires to eat it. Tag back to Shelley. Leaping Lariat by Delirious. Tag to Danielson. TO work on the arm Danielson goes. Danielson with the surfboard  and than into a dragon sleeper. Shelley escapes going to the eyes and tags in Rave. Tag back to Delirious. Air plane spin by Delirious taking a page out of Danielson's playbook. Danielson tags back in and does his own airplane spin and Delirious runs around the ring making both Prazak me and himself dizzy. Slingshot suplex by Danielson. Dragon sleeper by Danielson. Shelley in to thumb the eye. Tag to Delirious and to Shelley. Delirious drives Shelley back tag back to Danielson who give Shelley a thumb to the eye. Shelley takes Danielson down and goes after the face and than starts to work over the leg. Exchange of stiff slaps by Danielson and Shelley. Bow and Arrow by Danielson. Sadly its time for Gabe to show up and give us the news about the up coming events and of course we gotta sell that damn "Jimmy Bower is a drunk" story. Rave breaks up the submission. Double team dropkicks and backdrops by Danielson and Delirious. Nana grabs at Danielson's leg and the ROH champion goes after the manager. Nana beg for mercy. Shelley with a dropkick through the ropes sends Danielson down and than whips him into the guard rail. Rave tags in and works over Danielson. Tag back to Shelley. Double team ground and pound by the Embassy. Shelley works over the champ and tag in Rave for another double team. Nana with a cheap shot when the referee's back is turned. Shelley goes for a belly to back but Danielson turn it into a near fall. More quick exchanges the Embassy. The Embassy maul Danielson in the corner and a double clothesline. Another double clothesline is missed when Danielson flips over it. Tag to Delirious who comes in with baby face fire and hits a headscissores on Rave. Cobra Clutch back breaker puts Rave down for two. Delirious sweeps Shelley and he winds up drop kick Rave and than hits a panic attack running knee on Rave. Shadows over hell misses. Tag to Shelley who comes in with a super kick. Danielson in and we get both Danielson and Delirious doing Cattle Mutilation  . Suicide Dive by Danielson takes out Rave. Running knee lift by Delirious Haze and Nana distract the referee and Shelley low blows Delirious and hits sliced bread. Rave takes out Danielson with a spear and the embassy wins it. Ok match but I think they missed a chance. Gabe used this to start a Danielson vs Delirious feud. I think the smart move would have ben to have Rave or Shelley pin Danielson and earn another shot to keep pushing the Embassy vs Danielson feud and the breakdown of the Embassy as the one that didn't' get a pin and a claim to a title shot would be pissed. 

During intermission Dave Prazak interviews Colt Cabana and it's dark and I can barley see anything again. Now they say Cabana requested the interview take place outside so he could away from everyone. But what does ROH have against light. Now just these old shows even some of there newer shows are poorly light. It doesn't make you look cool or cutting edge or different in a good way to do promos in the dark. It just makes you look stupid. I know it's a small thing but really why not go in a room with light and film. Also since I'm on a rant we clearly hear Gabe directing this witch you know we heard that a lot on ROH DVD's. So instead of the stupid "Bower is drinking story." If you honestly need to explain why Gabe isn't on commentary for every match why not just say "Jimmy Bower has taken on a role as the director of ROH shows." Witch would also explain why he could coming into the booth. Colt says he's still here and he is still fighting. Colt stops in pain and that it's . Yeah we really needed that promo in the dark. I have a feeling Gabe knew it was a mistake to do the Cabana vs Homicide match on this show so this was his effort to save face. 

Shane Hagardorn vs Claudio Castagnoli- Hagardorn was out of the ROH wrestling school an the stick around in ROH longer than any of them wrestling playing the lackey and even managing taking over Larry Sweeney's role. He also has the work back tattoo ever. It's like he saw some plate at someone's grandma house and took that into the shop. Double C shows off his altehltishm with a few summersaults and chases Hagardorn around before the match as he does. Arm drag by Claudio he than kips up. Hagardorn with an arm drag of his own but he can't do the kip up. Slap by Hagardorn as Claudio plays to the fans. Hagardorn chokes Castagnoli on the ropes. Elbows to the neck and  running hip attack by Hagardorn. Flying backwards elbow by Claudio. Seated dropkick and a diving upper cut by Claudio. Alpa Mare Water slide gets the win. Squash match with the jobber getting a little in. Not bad. 

Chris Hero and Necro Butcher jump the rail and get in the ring to confront Claudio. Hero says he found Claudio and brought him to the United States. Necro starts humping Hero WHAT THE FUCK? Hero talks about the success he and Claudio have had as a team and tells us Claudio is his best friend. Hero says he is in a forgiving mode and asks Claudio to join hi and CZW against  ROH. BJ Whitmer runs out and goes after Butcher and Hero. Claudio stand by and lets it happen as Hero calls for him to join. Claudio hits an upper cut on Butcher finally. The CZW invaders retreat as Claudio and BJ led n ROH chant. Decent segment to sell the CZW story witch was taking a backseat for this show. But I do think it took BJ to long to run since in the past we had seen ROH guys running out much faster to drive off Hero and company.

Dragon Gate: Do Fixer Dragon Kid and Genki Horiguchi with Ryo Saito vs ROH: AJ Styles and Matt Sydal- Even in 2014 with AJ out of TNA and working for ROH I find it strange to call him an ROH yes he was a regular on the roster but people think of AJ and TNA. Horiguchi and Sydal start us off. Horiguchi ties up Sydal's legs and than goes for a cravat. Sydal reverses into the hammerlock. Headlock by Horiguchi than shoulder tackle. Arm drag by Sydal but returned by Horiguchi. Tag to AJ. Exchange of arm drags. Tag to Dragon Kid. Shoulder tackle by AJ. Headscissores by Kid. Sydal in and a octopus by the kid and different style Surfboard by Horiguchi on AJ. Dragon Kid drops AJ with two drop kicks. Tag to Horiguchi who comes in with double stomp off the top. Horiguchi locks in the single leg crab. AJ escapes and double legs Horiguchi into the corner tag to Sydal. AJ holds Horiguchi allowing Sydal to hit a leg drop off the top. Sydal with a modified single leg crab tag to AJ. Knee drop by AJ. Kid comes into attack AJ who just shoves him off. I think Dragon Kid slipped AJ had no choice but do something like that. Tag to Sydal who hits a great looking standing drop kick. Enzigure by Horiguchi but Sydal holds the leg so the Dragon Gate team can't tag. Horiguchi reveres a suplex. Tags by both teams. Dragon Kid in with a springboard dropkick than spin kick. AJ sent to the floor Osi moonsault on AJ. Horiguchi with a suicide dive takes out Sydal. Kid goes for kind of move but AJ turns it into a belly to back. Tag to Horiguchi who hits a tornado DDT on AJ and mangoes to kick Sydal on his way down. AJ gets his legs up on a second rope moonsault. Standing moonsault by Sydal. Double spring board Arabian press by Dragon Kid. Ok were the wrestlers told this match was under Lucha/Dragon Gate rules? Because they keep acting like it is. Dragon Kid with the dragon rana only AJ but it only gets two. Sydal with a  twisting dive to the floor takes out Dragon Kid. Backslide from Heaven by Horiguchi gets two. Styles Clash gets the win for team ROH. Good match but I wish it had gotten a little more time. As I felt the guys were just getting warmed up when it ended. Also it looked like Dragon Kid was off on this match like he was struggling to deal with the differences between an ROH and Dragon Gate ring. 

Dragon Gate Rules Match Dragon Gate: Blood Generation Mashito Yoshino, Cima, and Narku Doi vs ROH: Generation Next Austin Aries, Roderick Strong, and Jack Evans- Dragon Gate Rules means there are not tags you can just enter when you want as long as there was no one from you team in like lucha rules. Blood Generation was a stable out of Dragon Gate and Gen Next was ROH's top stable. Evans with a little break dancing before the bell forcing Blood Generation to back up. Blood Generation refuses to shake hands. Strong and Cima start us off. Strong frap vines the leg but Cima escapes. Shoulder tackle by Strong but Cima gets up and hits a drop kick. Sunset flip by Strong but reversed by Cima. Series of near falls Tag to Doi and tag to Evans. Doi tries various moves to send Evans down by Evans keeps landing on his feet. Evans with a spring board rana that misses by a mile. Spring board front flip by Evans on the floor. Aries and Yoshino comes in Aries with a Japanese Arm Drag. Yoshino with  his speed run of the ropes hits  drop kick in comes Strong only to get double stomped to the chest . Aries with a power bomb on Yoshino tag to Evans who comes in with a spring board double stomp. Tag back to Aries for a chop than Strong  in with one that Yoshino sells like he was shot. Generation Next with a series of moves on the down Yoshino. Back breaker flying elbow combo by Strong and Aries. Yoshino with a arm drag and tag to Cima Evans tags in. Evans goes to fly by Cima catches him in an ace crusher. Doi tags in and a cannon ball senton into the corner crushes Evans. Yoshino in now big vertical suplex. Evans hung in the tree of woe running corner drop kick by Yoshino all there member of Blood Generation are in. Cima with a clover leaf. Strong gets in an pulled Evans to the ropes. Cannon balls by The Dragon Gate teams on Evans and Cima with a double stomp off the top. Strong makes the saves. Evans with a spring board moonsault press takes out Blood Generation and tags in Aries. Aries vs Cima.. Finlay rolls by Aries, Strong with a Elbow off the top followed by a Aries frog splash. Dragon screw by Cima as Aries is coming the ropes. Evans accidentally hits Aries on a splash.  Power bomb neck breaker top rope double stomp combo by Blood Generation on Evans. Cima with a big diva but ROH misses where he lands we just see him fly out of the ring and the shot so for all I know he is still flying some where. Gibson driver by Strong gets two. Aries with running drop kick on Yoshino. Aries climbs to the top but Doi shoves him off to the floor. Evans with a spin kick on Doi. Doi five on Evans. Cima is back as he and Yoshino his a double coast to coast drop kick to the corner on Evans. Strong with the Gut Buster on Yoshino than sick kick on Cima and  back breaker on Doi. Cima with SHWINE on Evans for the win. Holy hight spot match Batman! To be honest I think this would have been awesome to see live but it suffers on tape. For thing the partner in peril stuff drags on way to long and than blow through seven hundred high spots at the end. Its not an awful match but it's not some classic yo must me.

We get a video recapping the long history of Samoa Joe and Christopher Daniels in ROH. Starting with Daniels brining into to be his hired gun in 2002.Daniels failed efforts to win the ROH world title from Joe and there various other matches. Daniels returning to ROH and there feuding starting again. Daniels pinning Joe for the first time in ROH and how the triple shot will finally end the feud. Now the video is really well done and gets the key points across. But s I have said Gabe really fucked up on how he laid out the matches for these guys. There big singles one on one match is the first night of three nights of shows. I just can't get that so you have Daniels finally pinning Joe in a one on one match to win the feud except not really because Joe has a chance at revenge the next few nights. Also they were still feuding in TNA at this time so I kind of feel like ROH should have called off there plans for a Joe vs Daniels feud or held off until after the TNA feud was over. 

Samoa Joe vs Christopher Daniels with Alison Danger- Making his entrance Daniels stops on the ramp gets a microphone and tells Joe the champs as here. The song the Champ is Here which Joe used when he was ROH champion plays and Daniels takes off his robe to show the TNA X-Division Championship. I think were hoping for a big "Oh that is so disrespectful" or this feud is so intense it's spilled else where but all it did was make me want to watch there TNA matches instead of the rest of this DVD. Joe charges downy he ramps and tosses Daniels into the guard rails and we are right in an area where I can't see what is going on. Finally they get to ringside as Daniels fights back and sends Joe into the guard rail a few times. For some reason the announcers don't talk over a chunk of. It must have been some rule that in ROH the announcers  can't talk until the bell rings but think about a fight breaking out during football or something the announcers don't wait till the game restarts to start speaking. Joe sends Daniels into the ring and the bell rings so Prazak and Lenny can talk. Joe goes fur a running knee into the corner but Daniels moves. Joe sweeps Daniels' legs. Flying knee by Joe lands knocking Daniels down again. Joe goes for the muscle buster early. Daniels uses a body scissors to take Joe to the floor. Daniels with the Arabian press to the floor. Back to the ring flying shoulder tackle off the top by Daniels . Back heel kick from the fallen angel than a head scissors. Drop toe hold by Daniels sends Joe into the turnbuckle. Daniels with a swinging DDT for two. Joe plans Daniels face first. Chop kick and knee drop by Joe. Series of kicks to Daniels chest and finally the back. Hard back elbow by Joe knocks Daniels down again. Joe's special boston crap but Daniels gets the ropes. Daniels hits some chops but charges right into the ST Joe. Match to outside. Joe sits Daniels in a corner and the OLE OLE kick! Joe dents the metal banner ROH puts on the guard rail. Joe goes for a second Ole kick and hits it. Joe pitches Daniels back into the ring. Running knee in the corner by Joe. Muscle buster set up but Daniels escapes and drives Joe back and hits some short shoulder tackles into Joe's gut. Daniels goes for the iconclsim but Joe catches him in the choke. The ref forces the break since Joe is in the ropes.  Palm strike by Daniels than the Iconoclasm. Series of flying forearms by Daniels. Joe blocks a belly to back suplex but Daniels is able to hit blue thunder for a two count. STO by Daniels. Atomic drop and big boot by Joe. Joe goes for the senton but Daniels gets the legs up. Snap power slam by Joe gets two. Power bomb by Joe than into the STF and damn Cena watch how Joe does it because that is how you do it. Joe turns it into a cross face. Daniels gets the ropes. Dangers grabs Joe's leg. Daniels sets up for last rights but Joe reverses into the choke but doesn't fall back allowing Daniels to get a chin breaker.  Angle's Wings only gets two and I think that fooled a lot of fans since the popped. BME than another BME and than a third for the win. Good match but they had already had a number of better matches by this point and the best Joe vs Daniels matches at this time were defiantly in TNA it's doesn't compare to the Final Resolution  match or one they had on Impact about this time. Also I already pointed out the issues with having the big singles matches on night one. Now a big problem both Joe and Daniels had in ROH at this point was they were pretty directionless they did some things like the CZW war and Daniels team with Sydal. But they never really got some thing solid again. 

Post match Chris Hero and Nerco Butcher run out and get in the ring. Daniels is ready to fight but Danger steps between them. Hero tells ROH to kiss his ass.  Danger keeps begging him and finally Daniels leaves. I always thought this was meant to led to something anything like Danger admitting she didn't want to see Daniels hurt like he was during the Punk feud and her fear Necro and Hero could do that. A twist that Danger was turing on ROH but it went no where. Maybe plans changed but I'm not sure. Joe gets back in the ring. Hero and Joe start to fight. Necro hits Joe from behind. Hero and Butcher stomp on Joe. BJ Whitmer runs out with a chair and takes out the CZW invaders even breaking a chair on Butcher's head. Joe lands big boot on Necro's head allowing the ROH students to run out and and escort the CZW guys out of the building. Sadly Necro decides to no del everything. Joe invites Butcher to face him one on one. Joe says if CZW wants a war they can go to war with him. Joe challenges CZW to bring there weapons because he will take them out with what god gave him his fists, his wrestling ability and the bad ass SOB's of the ROH locker room. It's a great promo by Joe but man did Daniels get screwed again he finally gets his big one on one win over Joe and the moment is forgotten. Plus we never get an explanation for Dangers actions. Also Joe was already part of the CZW war he had fought them at the Fourth Anniversary and Arena Warfare. 

Lance Storm says he wants to be part of Bryan Danielson's title reign. Yeah yeah what ever Storm I didn't care about you in 2006 I don't care now. Than we see Jim Cornett getting a phone call about who  knocked his tooth out at a prior ROH show. Cornett promises the person that did it will never be seen in ROH again and than we close on the cliff hangers. And I will give it credit since it is an effective way to get people to want to see the next part except ROH had already put it out on the net and I will spoil it here it was Low Ki that was how ROH wrote him out when he left the company for good. 

Dragon Gate Challenge has some good to it. A lot of my issues are just dumb booking as to whole relates to the ROH product going foreword. The matches are all pretty good and worth a watch if you just a fan of good wrestling but the story telling really suffers here. I think Gabe was really worried about people skipping over this show so he over loaded it but it instead of making a better show it a damages what is to follow. If you like Dragon Gate it's might be a worth a watch but don't spend more than 10 bucks on this thing. 

Great Muta To Wrestle At Lockdown

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TNA Wrestling is proud to announce that on Sunday, March 9 in Miami live on Pay-Per-View, Japanese wrestling legend The Great Muta (Keiji Mutoh) will make a rare wrestling appearance in the United States as he competes at the annual Lockdown spectacular! Muta will be joined by his Japanese protege Senada and TNA newcomer Tigre Uno in a six-man match to battle the team of Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels and Kazarian) along with Chris Sabin! In addition to competing at Lockdown on Sunday, Muta will be appearing at the annual Lockdown Fan InterAction on Saturday - get all the details at

TNA Looking at Venues For Impact Wrestling Tapings

TNA has begun scouting for future venues to tape episodes of Impact Wrestling during the summer according to a report by Mike Johnson. As of right now, TNA has Impact Wrestling TV tapings in Orlando, Florida set up through the month of May, so the process has begun on planning where to tape Impact Wrestling throughout the summer.

Saturday’s Extreme Rising Show in Philadelphia Not Happening Due to Building Issues

Saturday's Extreme Rising Show in Philadelphia will not be happening, and is postponed until April 25th. This was a decision made by the management of the 2300 Arena (former ECW Arena), who sent out the following today…

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have notified Extreme Rising Wrestling that the Arena is unable to host this coming Saturday, March 1st event. Unfortunately, the contractor hired, and the City of Philadelphia, were unable to schedule a timely, necessary Code Inspection for this week, so that the Arena could officially be certified to begin operations. This issue prevents us from legally opening the facility to the public at this time. It is our priority to make sure the audience sees our events in a safe and legally approved environment.

Arena management has met with Extreme Rising to help facilitate rescheduling, and assist in a smooth transition for fans and staff. The rescheduled date for this weekend's event is now Friday, April 25th at the 2300 Arena. More details to come at

We guarantee that all issues, inspections, and certificates will be rectified far in advance of our next scheduled Arena events, and therefore the April 25th & 26th Extreme Rising and April 27th MaskedMania events will not be affected in anyway whatsoever by the above mentioned delay.

We encourage fans to support the Arena and Extreme Rising by exchanging your tickets for the rescheduled date of the event. Contact Extreme Rising by email --or by phone at 215-385-5117.

If you are unable to exchange your tickets for the new date, refunds are available at your point of purchase.

For those who have purchased a ticket for the event this week and exchange them, the Arena is offering a FREE BBQ cookout with wrestlers of Extreme Rising and includes free hot dogs, hamburgers, and sodas before the Friday, April 25th Extreme Rising event at the Arena. This offer is ONLY valid for those who purchased AND EXCHANGE their tickets for the new event date. You have 14 days to exchange your tickets for 3/1 to 4/25 to receive this bonus.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this construction delay may have caused to the fans, the wrestlers, and the staff of Extreme Rising. We can assure you that 2300 Arena will be a great venue for all of your indoor sports and music events.

- Roger Artigiani

According to, Extreme Rising promoter Steve O'Neill will be at the venue this weekend, possibly with several of the wrestlers booked. This will be to meet with any fans who show up unaware of the cancellation and personally explain the situation to them. Extreme Rising ran the venue in December, which was considered a "soft open" for the venue. 

Opinionated View- Second straight show ER has postponed I think it might be more than just issues with the building or the issue is no wants to go to a building featuring Extreme Rising. 

Dixie Carter Comments on Vince Russo, The Defunct TV Title, The Knockouts, More

The following is a portion of the Q and A Dixie Carter did during Impact last night.

#AskDixie If you had a dollar for every time someone said you were going out of business or were for sale, could you buy WWE?

Dixie: I wish I did have a dollar for every time I heard that.

What is your thoughts on Austin Aries run so far in TNA?

Dixie: After the main event I just saw, I am a lot happier right now.

How do you like Austin Aries' ring attire, Dixie? I am surprised Spud let this happen.

Dixie: No comment. :0

thank you dixie for streaming with all of us.. Its so great to stay connected with Impact and all the fans.. you are all truly talented and very humble!

Dixie: Thanks darlin. That's what I have been trying to tell everyone!!!!! :)

What is like working with JB, Jeremy Borash?

Dixie: Since he is hosting this, I better say awesome, huh? I would say it regardless. A true professional who lives and breathes TNA.

Are there any wrestling moves that's not allowed in tna?

Dixie: Chair shots to the head…and yes, others too.

Will TNA ever have an X-Division only show on Spike?

Dixie: We have had the Destination X special on Spike before.

Are Amarillo or Lubbock on the "tour radar"?

Dixie: Yes sir. Love my Lone Star state.

What was it like meeting Keiji Mutoh aka The Great Muta for the first time?

Dixie: Come to Fan Interaction in Miami, meet him…and you tell me…. We will compare notes.

Does it make you roll your eyes when wrestling scribes attribute TNA's strong ratings recently to the COPS lead-in?

Dixie: I haven't heard that. We have had numerous high viewership lead-ins in the past. Most prove that we have a turn over audience…meaning we bring in a new audience.

How happy are you with ratings on spike and what can be done to improve on them

Dixie: Very happy with the current trend and especially with the record +3 and +7 ratings we are having (which is what we are judged on).

Any plans for some Rockstar Spud merchandise somewhere down the line?

Dixie: Spud, did you write this?? You know we are printing your new shirt now!!!!

All the rumors about TNA being sold got a bit out of hand . How sure are you that TNA will be here in another 10 years?

Dixie: As sure as I was 12 years ago…. and obviously much more. 12 years ago we only dreamed about the kind of success we are having today.

Hey Dixie do you think that austin Aries should defend the x division title tonight

Dixie: I think he has another assignment tonight.

#AskDixie Will TNA ever do an entire Canadian tour?

Dixie: Working on it.

After the success of the new signings, are TNA now focused on developing new talent for a new TNA? #askdixie

Dixie: We have NEVER had as many new talent dominate our TV show since the first days when we started. Very proud of these talented young guys. They are really stepping up and standing out. Would you agree?

Will we see a tournament to crown a new TV title, maybe on a one night only ppv? #ask dixie

Dixie: No plan at the moment

After the UK tour, will be seeing the UK see more than just one tour a year? #askdixie

Dixie: We are discussing a secondary tour. I am very in favor of it.

Thoughts on Vince Russo?

Dixie: Very talented writer.

Scariest moment in tna history? #AskDixie

Dixie: So many….

Will Jay Lethal return to TNA soon?

Dixie: He is signed to ROH

What is your favorite pay-per-view that happens every year

Dixie: Depends. Bound For Glory and Lockdown always are great, but Slammiversary (especially in Dallas) was a favorite.

Madam Dixie - How do you feel about the current Knockouts division & your thoughts on the European talent? #AskDixie

Dixie: KO Division about to get a shakeup. Hope the girls are ready. Several great European talent out there.

dixie have you chose you team for lockdown

Dixie: That is what Bobby is doing in LONDON on IMPACT tonight. I trust him to pick the right guys.

Who do you think is going to win in that match between bobby roode and MVP?

Dixie: Bobby all the way

Will TNA ever do an across Canada tour? I live in Nova, Scotia, Canada and I'd love to see TNA live! -

Dixie: Planning a Canadian tour now.

What sports do you follow?

Dixie: Football, football and football. Love and watch all sports, but that is my favorite….besides IMPACT OF COURSE.

Will you bring back gut check Challenge?

Dixie: We are discussing internally the best way to bring it back.

Who's your biggest inspiration?

Dixie: My parents, husband and children...

Can you tell me if you would be considering bringing awesome Kong back to TNA.. Also thanks for bringingTNA live show to Glasgow it was a brilliant night for my son and I. We look forward to Glasgow 2015.

Dixie: Glasgow rocked. Glad you guys had fun, and I'm sure you were cheering me….right??? No plans to bring Kong back at this time.

Looking forward to Tigre Uno coming in, seen some stuff of his in AAA, is this the start of rebuilding the X Division somewhat?

Dixie: Si senor!

Any chance we will see a TNA mobile app soon?

Dixie: Not planning one at this time.

How will the WWE Network effect wrestling? USA network is dropping WWE so if TNA got on that channel they would sky rocket ;)

Dixie: Not sure that is how things will play out for them. Time will tell.

Will you be at the Lockdown Fan Interaction yourself, Dixie?

Dixie: Would not miss it. Gotta love on #TeamDixie

Disneyworld or Universal Studios?


Do you think TNA has an identity problem with calling itself both TNA and Impact Wrestling? Seems like two different companies and can confused the casual viewer.

Dixie: TNA is our company. Impact is our show. Xplosion is our show, etc. Easier in other parts of the world where we have multiple shows on TV.

Thoughts on CM Punk?

Dixie: Awesome talent.

What do you think about the work that Christy Hemme has done in TNA?

Dixie: Love her work in front of the camera and she is doing a fabulous job behind the scenes working on the KO division and other things.

When will TNA come back to Wichita Falls Texas a friend of mine is asking

Dixie: I will be back in the area for Easter!!!! TNA…I'm not sure…. Watch the website.

When will we be seeing Santana Garrett debut in TNA?

Dixie: You will have to tune in.

Will there be any new KO faces in addition to Lei'D Tapa and Alpha Female?

Dixie: YES…….And very soon.


Dixie: I wish him nothing but happiness….

Beer Money or AMW?

Dixie: BEER MONEY!!!!!!!!

The X Division really helped put TNA on the map, I feel over the past two years its become sidelined. Any plans to take the division forward over the next year?

Dixie: Agree with you. Several new talent being added and returning to the division. Hopefully you will write me back saying how much you love it.

Are there any plans to have a third announcer at the broadcast table again?

Dixie: No plans at this time.

Will the The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero every return to TNA?

Dixie: Love the Pope, but no plans at this time.

Why do you think tna has so much negativity surrounding it ?

Dixie: There is so much positivity, and great reason for it. Negativity is something I do not have time for.

Kurt Angle is a legend. Will he be back for Lockdown?

Dixie: That's the plan. The biggest match of my nephew's career.

Will TNA do any more Impact's on the road his year or will you tape them all in Orlando?

Dixie: Ahh darlin…… We will be both on the road and in Orlando.

ROH and WWE have both been to Providence, RI. Can you bring TNA sometime too?

Dixie: Absolutely need to play there.

Any plans on doing an outdoor impact like wcw did with spring break?

Dixie: Not at this time.

Do you remember when Elix Skipper walked the steel cage?

Dixie: My heart almost stopped. I was standing on the floor looking up at him. I was not happy about it at the time, but one of the greatest single moments in our history…. CRAZY

Will you come back to Paris in the future ? It's been years since last time

Dixie: Yes, working with promoters on planning a show. Ratings have been very strong there. Merci!!

You mentoined Knockouts getting a shakeup soon. Any plans for a possible Alissa Flash return? What about a Jessie McKay?

Dixie: Not at this time.

What is your greatest accomplishment and your greatest mistake in regards to TNA?"

Dixie: Greatest accomplishment is the amazing growth TNA has experienced. Mistake….being too loyal.

What do yout thoughts about the haters?

Dixie: People don't have all the info. Taking the high road in life can be tough, but it's the only way I roll.

What's the current status of Eric Bischoff and TNA Wrestling?

Dixie: BHE Exec produces our show

Can we please give Christopher Daniels a World title match

Dixie: He has to earn it….

Can u give an update on abyss

Dixie: Abyss is having some serious issues he is dealing with. The coming weeks will be interesting to see how he deals with his new discoveries.

Is Great Muta actually wrestling at Lockdown or just appearing?

Dixie: He has been announced for attending our Fan Interaction. You will have to stay tuned for more updates.

Will we see a Super X Cup soon?

Dixie: World X Cup? Taping a PPV in Japan this weekend.

Will we be seeing Impact Wrestling coming to San Diego again in the near future?

Dixie: Probably not for a while. Really enjoyed the show there.

And advice for a wrestling writer/blogger in how to get noticed in the business?

Dixie: Talk good about TNA!! I will notice you!! :) Apply for our Content Manager position.

Are we going to see more of people like Sonjay Dutt and Petey Williams going forward? They were great last year.

Dixie: Several former faces will be making a return.

Can you share with us what happened in NY today?

Dixie: Tune in to Lockdown! Oops, did I just give it away??

If you can see this, I first want to THANK YOU for everything you've done for TNA! How did you get into the industry?

Dixie: Thank YOU. Started working with TNA months before it launched.

What are your thoughts on tonights match with MVP vs. BOBBY RUDE

Dixie: It's ROODE. And Bobby will dominate MVP.

What are your thoughts on Raven's impact on TNA in the early years?

Dixie: That was a huge part of our early years. Very talented.

Do you have any political aspirations? I think you would make a great senator or governor of

Dixie: Texas needs a Governor

Can you please bring Slammiversarry to NY?

Dixie: Announcing the location next week.

What's you favorite movie??

Dixie: So many. Braveheart, Gone With The Wind, Sweet Home Alabama……….. Can't think right now.

So is Universal Studios TNA's main home/hub from now on?

Dixie: We will be filming several shows there in 2014, but we will be traveling the show as well.

What are your thoughts on bully ray's actions the last few months?

Dixie: He needs to see a therapist. I know the perfect one.

What are you doing in NY?? booking shows?

Dixie: NOPE…...

Do you regret inducting Kurt Angle into the TNA HOF knowing he has been going around practically and publically begging to go back to that other company??

Dixie: Are you kidding? Kurt helped change the landscape for our company. Very deserving.

Dixie are you going to answer the question's that I have asked or are you skiping my question's comment's for a reason? Like you just don't care or you don't understand what I am asking or commenting.I would like a reply or are you just to good to answer someone that is a TRUE fan

Dixie: If you want to include a question I am happy to answer darlin.

What did you think of the Daytona 500 Dixie

Dixie: Loved it. I was lucky enough to be on Dale Sr's bus in the middle of the track at Daytona a few years before he died watching Dale Jr race on Saturday. He would radio tips to Jr. So I loved seeing him win. I know his daddy is smiling.

Who's your favorite musical artist or band? who do you listen to?

Dixie: Listening to lots of pop music with my kids right now. Serg and I prefer country music, but we listen to it all.

New York????????????? Does this mean what I think it means?

Dixie: What do you think it means?

Are there any plans to have any future Impacts or a PPV in any of the Canadian markets?

Dixie: A tour is being planned now. No PPV or Impact at this time, but we will in the future.

Will you ever bring back the Knockout's Tag Team Titles. Those titles were a good part of the Knockout division.

Dixie: A possibility. The KO division is about to get a shake up.

Will there be in the future a action figure for Madison Rayn and ODB?

Dixie: will announce and have all the figures.

Will there ever be a tna vs wwe ppv

Dixie: I'm game...

Is there ever a chance of TNA doing a house show at the Cobb County Civic Center in Georgia. Tons of wrestling history in that building with NWA, WCW, and even a ECW PPV

Dixie: Always a chance we will play there.

Will the elevation x match ever return

Dixie: I'm sure at some point.

How bad do you want to come back to Arlington? Home of the best TNA fans

Dixie: You have no idea…….but you will soon.

Please...a PPV in Chicago! One of the best wrestling cities in the world!

Dixie: Agree

Any chance for an Ultimate X match soon?

Dixie: Pretty soon.

Is Santana Garrett signed to TNA?

Dixie: You will have to tune in.

Will there be any plans to come back to Chicago? I missed it last time for the first Impact Tour.

Dixie: That was a GREAT show, great crowd… We need to bring a PPV or Impact back there.

Can we see Roderick Strong back with TNA soon?

Dixie: No plans as of now. He is a talent though.

Are there any plans to do another Knockouts PPV special this year?

Dixie: I think so.

What do you say to critics questioning the long-term viability of TNA?

Dixie: I quit answering them about 10 years ago….

If you had to describe working with Jim Cornette in one word what would it be?

Dixie: My mind just went blank.

The 365 concept seems like just the tip of the iceberg. Any plans on further exploring the concept so that we can see what these guys and girls are like on the road?

Dixie: We have just begun to scratch the surface. Taking it to another level in 2014.

Will we be seeing The Great Muta, Seiya Sanada, KAI, or any other Wrestle-1 wrestlers on Impact?

Dixie: You will have to tune in….And don't miss a show...

Is there any interest in hiring International Talent at the moment?

Dixie: Several top international stars are joining our roster. Stay tuned. One will be unveiled tonight.

Does TNA still have working agreements/relationships with OVW, AAA, and Wrestle-1?

Dixie: yes, each on different levels.

If you had one WWE superstar you could sign tonight, who would it be?

Dixie: I am very happy with our roster.

TNA has been around for 12 years, and alot of talent left during that time. So what is your opinion of past wrestlers saying negative things towards your company?

Dixie: Unfortunately, that seems to be more common than not.

Will Bellator stars King Mo or Rampage Jackson be returning to Impact Wrestling anytime soon?

Dixie: Both will be begin training again for wrestling after their fight tomorrow.

Do you have a favorite match from the 10+ year history of TNA?

Dixie: so many. hard to pick.

Any new talent coming soon?

Dixie: Yes. New faces and some former TNA faces returning.

Why have you neglected the great wrestling city of Toronto? ROH draws well there. I seems like you're really missing the boat there

Dixie: I agree. We are talking about a Canadian tour very soon. Would have to include Toronto. Great wrestling city.

Will we see Ricochet in TNA soon?

Dixie: Not that I am aware of.

Do you have comments about rumors of Jeff Jarrett and Toby Keith buying TNA wrestling?

Dixie: Not going to happen.

Anything you have to say about AJ Styles?

Dixie: He made a mistake.

Have you ever read wrestling news sites such as Wrestlinginc, PWinsider or wrestling forums such as WrestlingForum to see what fans think about the current product?

Dixie: That is usually the opinion of people who write for those sites. I listen all the time to people who talk to me directly on Twitter, Facebook and in person at events.

Any chance to have the Impact to be broadcast here again in the Philippines? so fed up of seeing only the E here! The whole republic dig TNA!

Dixie: I'm not sure the status. Will check on that specifically tomorrow.

Thank you for having TNA live events across the country. I went to my first TNA event in Huntington, WV last Friday and it was amazing.

Dixie: Glad to hear that. Very proud of our live events and excited about the big changes we are making to the experience.

Will we see The Wolves vs Bad Influence again? Hopefully a longer match on TV or PPV?

Dixie: Probably…. They are very good together and want to work against each other.

How come TNA HOF only inducted one person instead group of people

Dixie: Being a young company, one a year is the perfect number.

Who do u think will win the match between Samoa Joe and Magnus

Dixie: Magnus

What about all the negative press about the wrestlers not getting paid

Dixie: Interesting how that all came out when we released talent.

When will the Slammiversary location be announced?

Dixie: Next week.

As a Sting fan I'd just like to say thanks for bringing him in when you did and for allowing him to give us some of his best work.

Dixie: I agree. I think he did a fantastic job. No secret I have been a Sting fan.

Will you bring Chris Hero to TNA soon?

Dixie: No plans I am aware of.

Are there any plans to bring back Brooke Tessmacher & Taryn Terrell?

Dixie: Brooke is currently with us. Taryn is about to become a mom.

Any update on your long term relationship with Spike TV?

Dixie: They are great partners. Meetings happening re:several TNA programs.

Do have anything on hiring the recently free agent "Best in the World" CM punk?

Dixie: Don't have anything on that.

Who Was Your Favorite Wrestler To Watch Growing Up

Dixie: Von Erichs and Hulk

Have you guys considered bringing back the Young Bucks (Generation Me)?

Dixie: No discussions about that.

Who do you think is the best wrestler on the TNA Roster?

Dixie: That's like asking who is your favorite child….. We have the best wrestlers in the world on one roster.

When is Kenny King coming back??...

Dixie: You better stay tuned…….

I realize this may be a sensitive topic but can you please comment on the rumors about Sting signing with the WWE? Thanks

Dixie: Haven't heard anything about that for real. Wish Sting would get back on #TeamDixie. We have a great, long successful history together.

Any chance to come to Connecticut?

I would guess we will be back in CT in 2014. Stay tuned to our website. BIG, very exciting changes at our live events. Love our FREE Fist Pumping Pre-Show Party we started an hour before our shows start. Hosted by Rockstar Spud and DJ Z

Are there any plans for TNA coming to Portugal?

Dixie: We have been discussing with promoters there. Hopefully soon.

Will there be an X-Division match at Lockdown?

Dixie: yes

Who do you think is the most underrated star on the TNA roster?

Dixie: Bromans

What is like being the president of a wrestling company, a business that is considered a man sport?

Dixie: BLESSED. The best job in the world. Love being the only woman in a room full of men.

How'd you get into the wrestling business??

Dixie: Booked some wrestling in college, but didn't get back involved until I started with TNA months before it launched in 2002.

I really enjoy the "new dimensions" to the wrestlers; imo, I truly feel that it makes them seem more like real people, which I think is hard to come by in the mainstream. Too late for the "other company" to take notes--they're too full of themselves with plastering themselves on EVERY media possible (like their new "WWE Network") *sarcasm*

Dixie: I LOVE seeing a greater depth to these talented wrestlers. Makes me want to watch their matches more..

I have been with TNA from day one, since I saw that first commercial on RAW. Why does it seem like you are trying to bury the company I love so dearly?

Dixie: Buring TNA??? Why do you say that? What do you not like about TNA? No one will like every single thing we are doing. Hopefully you like more than you don't.

When is the next time you'll be touring our home state of Texas?

Dixie: Working on an announcement soon…..VERY SOON...

Where do you feel the X-Division stands right now as apart of TNA's overall presentation? Do you feel the division has room to grow and be an even larger presence within Impact Wrestling?

Dixie: Yes, room to grow. Stay tuned. That growth starts unfolding tonight.

What are your Resolutions for 2014? Is there a Chance that we People in Europe can watch Impact! Live? Nice Greets from a big Fan from Austria!

Dixie: LOVE Austria!!!! That is always a network decision!!! Please contact your local network and tell them.

Are we going to see some new tag teams from around the world in TNA soon?

Dixie: New stars from around the world set to join us soon.

Is an Australian tour still on the agenda?

Dixie: You have no idea how bad I want to do this. We will make this work, hopefully sooner than later.

Can we expect more involvement by the X-Division? I really miss seeing those intense matches every week.

Dixie: Yes, several new faces and some others returning. Exciting things planned. One will be revealed tonight.

Thanks for keeping TNA, Impact Wrestling alive, now what's it gonna take to get you off my TV?

Dixie: Are you serious?? Well you better tune in tonight then!! :)

If you could bring back any former TNA wrestler, who would it be.

Dixie: I was always a big Christian Cage fan.

Can we please have our six sided ring back?

Dixie: hmmmmmm.

Are you talk with any tv stations like Spike to bring Xplosion to the North American market?

Dixie: Yes, and international expansion as well.

How do you determine how much time is used for talking on tv and how much is used for wrestling matches? Critics often say there isn't enough wrestling action.

Dixie: Our wrestling has always been the best out there. We are focusing on building characters…and the stories also play out in the ring…. Love the new dimensions to our talent.

There is talk of a new wrestling promotion by a former business partner of yours. So how are you going to compete with this new wrestling company? Finally would you see this new promotion as competition?

Dixie: I only compete with things that are real. And I take that very seriously.

What is your opinion on Hulk promoting the other company so much in the past few days? Because when he was with TNA he always failed to mention the product on major tv shows.

Dixie: No comment on that specifically. Look, I love red and yellow, it's just not my color this season.

When will Alex Shelley return to TNA?

Dixie: In wrestling you never know. He is a talent.

Is it fun playing a heel carter and when will tna come back to califorina and thank for singing my dixieland shirt

Dixie: Thanks for buying my shirt darlin!! Heel? I am not a heel. But it is fun to be able to call things like they are vs try and watch every word. Hope to be back to Cali soon!

Who do you think will be TNA Heavyweight Champion 2 years from now ?

Dixie: EC3 no doubt. I know I am biased, but he is a STAR.

Willow The Wisp is coming what do think of him

Dixie: I am still not sure what to think about it. You?

Any chance on coming too new york for a ppv.

Dixie: Yes.

Any plans for a Knockout's calendar? The Knockouts are the most beautiful women in the world and the calendar's would sell very well.

Dixie: There was one this year. It is unreal. Still available on

If you do keep control of tna i was wondering if you would bring back jeff jarrett and aj styles

Dixie: Who?

How do you respond to your critics who say that your threatened by the arrival of mvp. Personally im on team dixie. But how do you plan to prove the critics wrong

Dixie: I don't respect people who like to jump in and take advantage of years of other people's hard work. I prove people wrong by continuing to grow this great company.

Is TNA looking to expand its X division roster and give a better focus on the x division title?

Dixie: YES!!! Several new faces coming soon and others will return. Looking forward to it!

Are you going to be interacting with the fans next Saturday?

Dixie: I wouldn't miss it darlin. My favorite thing to see is say thanks to #TeamDixie

Any word on a new TNA video game?

Dixie: Would love to have one. Working on something right now.

I'm so excited about the show tonight #TeamDxie

Dixie: I am watching and typing. It will be a great show. Wish I could be there, but certain business took precedent.

What are you going to do once MVP beats your team and he takes control of TNA?

Dixie: Not going to happen. My meetings today have me confident that this is a non-issue.

So what is your plan tonight to try and screw mvp from winning

Dixie: Screw??? I am a businesswoman. I have a plan and a strategy that will take care of him. That's why I am in New York right now. No worries.

Why isn't Jeremy on play by play instead of Taz

Dixie: He did play-by-play on the Glasgow shows and did great. He will announce from time-to-time. He's great.

If vinny mac offered to buy TNA would you sell?

Dixie: Maybe we buy WWE?

Can we expect more new faces in the Knockout division soon? It needs them badly. #SignNewKnockouts #Shanna4TNA

Dixie: Some of the boys may be upset with me, just wait until some changes coming for the KO's!!!

Hope impact is a good one tonight can't wait till that fool magnus isn't champion anymore

Dixie: Excuse you darlin? Magnus truly is a great champ and perfect representative for our company.

What's the toughest part of being the tna president?

Dixie: It's an amazing job. But folks like MVP and others want to just step in and take part of it. That's not cool.

I have a idea for a match that maybbe done by tna but Why don't you do a divas last man standing match for the divas title

Dixie: Gail Kim and Taryn Terrell did one last year and tore it up. Time for another?

Are you looking forward to Kurt angle's TNA hall of fame induction?

Dixie: I am very happy for Kurt. He is deserving. Helped TNA get to where we are today and has been a huge part of our success.