Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Mar 29, 2013
Live Report From Last Night’s TNA iMPACT! Tapings

Live Report From Last Night’s TNA iMPACT! Tapings

Credit: David Owens and prowrestling.neLive Report From Last Night’s TNA Impact Tapings

Hernandez and Chavo Guerrero came out and played to the crowd during the commercial. I really enjoyed the tag match and thought the false finishes during their match with Christopher Daniels and Kazarian worked well.

One complaint about the merchandise stand – although it’s a small one. I’m a hat collector and the stand didn’t have any good ones. They had a generic looking Sting hat and several nondescript Impact Wrestling hats. I opted for a “TV MA” Mr. Anderson shirt.

Hulk Hogan got some great boos after the fight with Sting didn’t happen. I hope Hulk is not with Aces & 8’s, although I wouldn’t put it past him.

Jeremy Borash plugged that there would be two tapings several times. I wonder if they worked harder to educate the crowd after reports had some of the crowd leaving early in Chicago. Overall, I thought the Open Fight Night format really worked to further storylines.

As an aside, the new commercials for “Beef Thursdays” promoting Impact and Bellator are pretty violent. They are in sharp contrast to the WWE’s “Don’t try this at home” spots.

The estimated audience is between 6,000-7,000. The arena website says the building holds 10,000 and the upper decks across from the ramp and above the hard camera were vacant. A staff member later estimated 3,500 for the attendance.

Biggest pops
Jeff Hardy
Kurt Angle

Most heat
Hulk Hogan (surprisingly)
Aces & 8’s

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3 Responses to “Live Report From Last Night’s TNA iMPACT! Tapings”

  1. Darkelzallon says:

    Speaking of "Merchandise", I'm going to speak something completely off-topic because I love the new Aces and Eights' Theme, the lyrics version

    A Deadman's Hand
    A Deadman's Fate
    Hold Them Once And You May Never Escape
    A Deadman's Hand
    A Deadman's Fate
    Everybody Fears the Aces and Eights

  2. AussieWrestling says:

    The crowd looked bigger than 3500 on TV, either way great news.

  3. JoeWrestling says:

    On merchandise, they typically will run out of certain merchandise during the show, or sometimes their inventory runs low. I know the weeks prior they were out of A&8 short sleeve shirts and only had the long sleeve ones in stock at the events.

    Also the attendance in the top section started to dwindle during the second show. I don't know how noticeable that will be on TV since they may be able to edit it well. It's a double edge on a "TV taping" because you know if you leave a bit early you can just see it on TV anyway, especially if you are in the cheap seats.

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