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So Tna is officially twelve years old!
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling receives a lot of criticism, and rightfully so. The unwanted stepchild of the wrestling world, Tna has been ridiculed for ridiculous booking, poor live attendance, woeful PPV buys and pushing 40 year old stars from other promotions. It’s easy to criticize Tna, but that doesn’t mean that the company has been a complete failure.
Over the last twelve years, Tna has proven that they can provide an alternative wrestling product that fans can take pride in supporting. Through all the blatant attempts to emulate WWE, and all the downright insane booking by Vince Russo, Tna has shown flashes of brilliance that prove they don’t deserve all the hate. Sure a lot of that may be in the past, but we can still look back at the last decade and say that Tna managed to carve out a »
- Chris Smith
NBC led the field Tuesday with six wins at the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards, presented at Frederick P. Rose Hall in Gotham.
The Peacock’s “Sunday Night Football” (pictured) extended its streak in the live sports series category to a sixth consecutive year. NBC’s other wins included Bob Costas for sports personality in studio, Michele Tafoya for sports reporter and Cris Collinsworth for sports event analyst.
NBC sibling Telemundo also nabbed two trophies, including Andres Cantor’s win for on-air personality in Spanish.
Fox Sports ran a close second to NBC with five nods, including the prize for live sports special for last year’s World Series coverage.
Turner Broadcasting pioneer and former Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner was feted with the org’s life achievement award.
Here is a complete list of winners:
Outstanding Live Sports Special
The 109th World Series – Red Sox vs. Cardinals Fox
John Entz, »
- Variety Staff
After about a month of taking in what the WWE Network has to offer I thought we could take a look at some of the things that are worth your time on there, and even just to pick up on DVD. Every PPV event from WWE(F), WCW and Ecw is included on the on-demand section of the network, which means there is hundreds of shows and thousands of hours worth of wrestling to dig through, so I wanted to whittle it down to ten shows that I feel are worth watching, and the reasons will be highlighted too.
Let’s begin with an obvious one shall we?
WWE: WrestleMania 1
Held in Madison Square Garden in New York City, the very first WWF pay-per-view ever presented and a show that lit the fuse on the rocket that became sports entertainment and the concept of pay-per-view. The show isn’t »
- Chris Cummings
3 items from 2014
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