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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.31
The circumstances of how this happens is part of next week's iMPACT and is not official until then, but Jeff Jarrett talking about the name change on via Twitter makes that much not much of a secret. The show and the promotion will be called Impact, and it appears the belts will still be called 'TNA' championships.

Will the name change make you more interested in watching the show?

(edited by thecubsfan on 6.5.11 1408)


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I'm glad one of did this (and that it wasn't me).

To answer your question in roundabout fashion...I think I'm actually more interested how they screw up the domain name situation than I am in watching this show.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.31
They've been smart enough to squat on impactwrestling.com for a while now.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.04
Anything's an improvement over TNA as a name, but acronyms are also our friends. Calling the "Impact Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.

Still, it's a step forward!



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.43
What are the fools in the Impact Zone supposed to chant from now on, I Dub, I Dub?
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.71
    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    Will the name change make you more interested in watching the show?


No. A drastic change in direction is needed for that.

The best part of this wrestling show is the backstage interviews. The show focuses on WWE castoffs (and apparently raises that chip count next week) in prominent roles based on name value. The matches are inexcusably short.

The name change is welcome at Chez Debacle, but until the in-ring product changes, they're buying bigger pants instead of changing their diet.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.27
    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    The show and the promotion will be called Impact, and it appears the belts will still be called 'TNA' championships.


I feel like they haven't thought this all the way through, but then, why start now?



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You would think with a change of going to straight wrestling, they would perhaps wrestle more or at least put on the good wrestlers. Its a sort of a good PR move to get away from the double meaning of TNA, but they have used it for so long I don't understand why now and not when the first got to Spike. I'm sure this is one of those empty suit's idea of rebranding something with make it popular automatically.

As long as Hogan and Bischoff are there, I have little hope for the company. They do some cool things once and awhile, but they just keep making the wrong moves. They have great talent, but they just keep wasting it.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.44
    Originally posted by It's False
    Anything's an improvement over TNA as a name, but acronyms are also our friends. Calling the "Impact Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.

    Still, it's a step forward!

just say "world heavyweight champion"

I still have no plans to watch until Russo is gone.



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How about Impact Wrestling Championship? You can shorten it to IWC.

Sting is the World Heavyweight Champion of the IWC. Jeff Jarrett is a fan favorite of the IWC. Scott Steiner is one of the best workers in the IWC. Vince Russo works for the IWC.

...why can't I stop laughing at this?



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.84
    Originally posted by Cerebus
    How about Impact Wrestling Championship? You can shorten it to IWC.

    Sting is the World Heavyweight Champion of the IWC. Jeff Jarrett is a fan favorite of the IWC. Scott Steiner is one of the best workers in the IWC. Vince Russo works for the IWC.

    ...why can't I stop laughing at this?
...because the alternative is crying.



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Well anything is a better name than TNA. I wonder shouldn't the new name be Impact Wrestling Federation or Impact Wrestling Alliance? It would make more sense, I guess. I haven't watched Impact since the Jeff Hardy debacle until last night. The show was awful. Shannon Moore went from a heel turn weeks ago to a patriotic face yesterday. Gen Me went from feuding to being on good terms again. The worst part of the show was Bischoff shitting on the X division. The only highlight that I saw was Miss Tessmacher's entrance. They can change the name all they want but as long as Vince Russo is booking they're going nowhere.



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#13 Posted on
    Originally posted by Tyler Durden
    What are the fools in the Impact Zone supposed to chant from now on, I Dub, I Dub?
They'll still chant TNA because they're so cool. You know just like they chanted for six sides for months on end.



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.85
So what becomes of Xplosion? Will they change the name to Imp'losion?
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.00
    Originally posted by KJames199
    So what becomes of Xplosion? Will they change the name to Imp'losion?


Well, that would certainly fit the theme of TNA (er, Impact Wrestling)...

(edited by wannaberockstar on 6.5.11 2055)
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
How about Impact Pro Wrestling? Impact Championship wrestling or the Impact Wrestling Federation don't really make sense.

And IPW is a pretty chantable acronym.
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.64
Nice overloading of the erstwhile Impact Zone Wrestling (gqgallo.blogspot.com) from Tempe, & the current Impact Zone Wrestling (izwrestling.com) out of Oklahoma.

Novelty & innovation. Try it.

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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.00
Only the TV show name is changing, not the promotion itself:

http://www.prowrestling.net/artman/publish/TNA/article10018323.shtml

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If that's true, then it's even more ridiculous and pointless.

Most likely it's being done as a "dig" at WWE but, honestly, is anyone going to notice? And is it really that much of a "dig", when they have about as much wrestling on Impact as WWE does on Raw (I think I counted about 22 minutes last week).
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.00
    Originally posted by wannaberockstar


    If that's true, then it's even more ridiculous and pointless.

    Most likely it's being done as a "dig" at WWE but, honestly, is anyone going to notice? And is it really that much of a "dig", when they have about as much wrestling on Impact as WWE does on Raw (I think I counted about 22 minutes last week).


I think it's more to emphasize to those seeing the title listed on their TV Guides that it's a wrestling show. "TNA Impact!" gives people who don't know what the product is the wrong idea alltogether.

"Impact Wrestling" is a much more straightforward name for the show.

And hey; if that happens to mean they're going to put more wrestling and less talking on the show; then that's all for the better.

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