Kevin Nash and JJ Dillon shoot on TNA:
Kevin Nash and JJ Dillon both gave some criticisms of the TNA product this week. On Twitter Nash compared the Aces and Eights to the failed aspects of the NWO…
“Storyline is getting weak buy adding sub mid card players, history always repeats itself,” Tweeted Nash.
He also pointed out a plot hole in Taz’s turn…
“Taz has an iron clad contract, that allows him to interact in felony acts and keep his job. Why don’t they raise 4 fingers on each hand? Ouch!”
“I love watching pro wrestling, not trying to s–t on the product. Just feel the show should revolve around Angle.who would kill the crew”
Legendary manager JJ Dillon told the Ministry of Slam podcast that TNA have failed to make themselves unique…
“I was very disappointed when WCW went out of business, because there was no competition left – and competition is always healthy for the industry,” said Dillon. “All of a sudden, here was a new company (TNA) who had something different to offer fans than what WWE were handing out. I was hoping TNA would be that product to fill the void left by WCW. There were some great minds instrumental in starting it, such as Jerry and Jeff Jarrett, but I’ve always said that you have one opportunity to make a good first impression. It was a chance for them to establish their own identity right away, but there seemed to be a pattern right from the beginning for guys to talk about how they had been held back in WWE.”
“If you continue to talk about your main competitor, then I feel the average fan will see that competitor as the major leagues. That happened time and time again, and it turned that chance at a first impression for TNA into a group of WWE cast-offs who had come together and were all sour grapes. After all these years, I’m surprised that TNA are still in business, because they have tried everything. I don’t think they’ll ever be at the stage where they’ll be competitive with WWE.”
Bruno discusses who may induct him:
Bruno Sammartino discussed who may induct him in to the Hall of Fame, during an interview with Busted Open radio, Friday on Sirius 92, XM 208.
“Paul said to me that they usually let the persons being inducted choose who they want. However he asked me if I would allow them to think about it for a while,” says Bruno.
“They want to bring someone who they think would be fitting for the occasion. Someone who is worldly known. I don’t know who they have in mind. But if it were me, there would be a number of people I would suggest. My good buddy, Dominic Denucci. Guys like Ivan Koloff who took the title from me and who I had some of the greatest matches with. There is Bill Watts who I have a history with. Look at the history I had with Larry Zbyszko. I always wanted to go out on top, that was my dream. The last thing I did in this business was with Zbyszko. Look what we did at Shea Stadium. We sold out Shea Stadium and turned them away from every arena that we went into. What a way to go out. He would be pretty darn good at that as well. I’ll leave it up to them because they have their own idea.”
Sammartino also discussed his relationship with Vince McMahon and whether they can put their differences behind them…
“Here is how I feel. As I criticized Vince as you guys are fully aware of. But I also know that these changes came about because Vince was a part of it. I’m sure Vince is the big boss. I’m sure Paul and Vince had many serious conversations and obviously Vince had to agree to everything. My feeling is yes I criticized, but I will also praise him because he took all the steps. I will criticize you if you deserve to be criticized, but I will praise you when that’s proper. He has made all these changes and I praise him for that. I have not talked to Vince. I have not seen him. But when the time comes, probably when I get there, I’m sure a meeting will be held. I will be glad to meet with him and have conversations with him.”
“I have heard so many different things that goes on in this internet and I don’t understand where it all comes from. Where do people get this information? People have told me so many things that they saw on the internet. That is nonsense. I absolutely have never suggested that the conditions be that I would not have anything to do with Vince or see him or anything like that. Absolute lies. I resent people writing these things when they have no idea what the heck they are talking about because there is no truth to it at all.”
Tara discusses Trish Stratus’ Hall of Fame induction:
During a recent interview with Examiner.com TNA Knockout Tara discussed the WWE Hall of Fame induction of her friend Trish Stratus…
“Oh she so deserves it! I am going to be honest with you, I wish I could induct her. I was in WWE. I am proud to be a part of WWE history, and now I am with TNA, there is no rivalry between companies for me. I love both companies but I am super proud of her, she deserves it for ‘the Golden era’. She also reached out and called me and said thank you, you helped me be inducted because we had hellacious matches. That’s a true professional, she appreciates who got her there. I would love to be there, but I don’t know how both companies would feel. Honestly, I am super proud. I love her, we are best friends.”
The Knockout’s Champ also discussed TNA Impact going on the road…
“Our fans get spoiled and callused. They want to see us draw blood. In Orlando, thank god we are going on the road, our fans in Orlando got a little bit spoiled because they see us every week, but we were out there killing ourselves for entertainment. We are actresses and actors who do our stunts with drama. And when they don’t react to certain things, it’s like my God, what do you want me to do?! Now we get to see fresh faces and that’s why it’s nice to go overseas too. I am just excited about going on the road, you have no idea. We don’t want ‘hush hush’ fans. It’s nice to hear everything, I have a problem where I can hear everything in the first couple rows. And if I hear someone cheering for my opponent. I am going to go out there and freaking tell them like it is. I am very fan-interactive. That’s a big part of TNA.”
Ric Flair playing doctor on TV show:
WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is playing a doctor on Science Channel show Stuff You Should Know. He Tweeted the following image…
Feb 09, 2013, WWE Saturday Morning Slam results:
This week’s episode of WWE Saturday Morning Slam saw Brodus Clay & Kofi Kingston defeat the Prime Time Players, after Clay hit the splash on Titus, and Justin Gabriel defeat Curt Hawkins with the 450 Splash.