WWE & TNA to Provide Subtitles on Future DVD Releases
A big win for the Wrestling With Subtitles movement, and all deaf wrestling fans as a whole, because WWE and TNA will be giving you the option to read subtitles on their future DVDs.
Back in February, TNA contacted him to say that that they would be adding subtitles to future releases. Zaleski has also revealed that WWE will include subtitles on their new releases, beginning next month.
The Wall Street Journal’s portrait of Hulk Hogan is pretty spot-on, brother.
Following last week’s episode of TNA Impact where Austin Aries thrusted his crotch into the face of announcer Christy Hemme, Spike TV’s senior VP David Schwarz has said Aries will be facing discipline.
“We have a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment. We discussed [the incident] with our partner. [Aries is] being disciplined. I’m trying to get more information on what action is being taken. Dixie Carter took this very personally. He will be disciplined. Again, we have a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment. I’m not sure specifically how [the discipline] will be handled. To what extent, I don’t know. This is certainly something we don’t condone and don’t tolerate. Such behavior is not welcome.
It is unknown if this punishment will be public.
Winter - Impact Wrestling [1/12/2012]
Recently listened to Katie Lea/Winter’s appearance on Colt Cabana’s Art of Wrestling podcast and found myself to be completely charmed with the former WWE Diva, former TNA Knockout. I never paid too much attention to Katie Lea’s WWE run but loved hearing her talk about jumping the rail at a Germany WWF show as a teen in order to give Diesel a rose she brought for him.
Also, all I could think about was this amazing shot from an episode of Impact Wrestling while she was telling her story. Gorgeous.
Bloodied Sting - TNA Bound for Glory [10/16/2011]
Taken from the 2011 match between Sting ang Hulk Hogan, this photo is one of my favorites of The Stinger. The man was in full Joker-mode around this time, but the blood pouring down and mixing with the clown-white face paint created such a cool, classic shot.
” Clearly a life of slamming actuators, racing on the moon and paddling invisible boats has made Kenny into the impressive pro wrestler he is today. Which if this is any indication to you young aspiring wrestlers out there if you want to be a champion you better get your booty to Orlando and start competing in Guts stat!”
Weird story — I’m sure that the game is just as amazing as you can expect.
For those of you who are interested, it seems that TNA has a Dixie Carter action figure available exclusively over at their ShopTNA website. Personally, I don’t collect figures but can see that this item would go perfect alongside TNA’s exclusive figure over at Ringside Collectibles, Earl Hebner.
“We had kinda heard that they were looking for someone to do it…I thought about it and I didn’t really see what the big deal is. … I think the funniest part is when they approached me, I had asked ‘How much are you guys going to pay me to do it’ and their response was ‘Oh, you want to be paid to do that?’ I actually enjoyed doing it, they were the ones who actually made me grow my hair back. They wanted me to get extensions [before it grew back].”
On the “No Carpet/No Curtains” shirt she wore:
“They had no idea what that meant for so many months, and then finally someone—I think it was Dixie—said ‘Oh, she can’t wear that on TV!’”
For the last year, the entire internet wrestling community has been trash talking this Russoesque angle going down in TNA, wherein masked men have been targeting certain wrestlers and, in some cases, seemingly at random. When it let slip that some of these masked men were ex-WWE talent like Mike Knox and Luke Gallows, any excitement for this angle seemingly died down.
Rumors swelled that the leader would be Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, Jeff Hardy, or even a more major ex-WWE talent. The problem with the storyline lay in that it wasn’t revealed. The attacks went on week after week, with no major plot points to make anyone care. When the good guys of TNA did get an upper hand, they did nothing to figure out who they were.
Nobody removing the masks of Aces & 8’s is the biggest blunder of this storyline.
It picked up when Brother Devon, who was released from TNA while still reigning as the Television Champion, was unmasked by StingRay and proclaimed himself the
Vice-President Sergeant in Arms of Aces & 8’s. This is the best angle Devon has been apart of being a singles wrestler, and the dynamic of Bully Ray being the new chosen boy of TNA made it all that more interesting.
Throw in some garbage with Hulk Hogan, Brooke Hogan and a TV marriage, and it became unwatchable again.
At Lockdown, Bully Ray defeated Jeff Hardy to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and was revealed to be the leader of Aces & 8’s. He’s the perfect fit as his brash demeanor is the perfect styling for the leader of a Sons of Anarchy inspired biker gang stable.
I have no belief in my mind that this was planned out a year in advance by the TNA writers. Not fully. These videos (five in all) do a great job convincing you that this was all a revised master plan by Bully Ray to position himself on the top of the card and win the world title, manipulating everyone from his bosses to using his friends and coworkers’ anger and frustration to give him what he wants. Select instances are cherry picked to explain that this was all a set up and Bully Ray is smarter than all of us.
This is a fantastic job by TNA and has catapulted Aces & 8’s into being something I’m looking forward to on television. If you haven’t checked out these videos, you should indeed.