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TNA British Boot Camp Series 2

Challenge announces the return of TNA Wrestling: British Boot Camp, a new series searching for the UK’s next wrestling superstar to be hired by TNA. Commissioned with TNA Entertainment, this eight-part series will air exclusively on Challenge this Autumn and follow the search for ambitious professional wrestlers, who are looking to make the jump to the world of America’s TNA IMPACT WRESTLING.

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Vince and WWE Buying TNA

By Michael Brown

An oft asked question amongst wrestling fans is whether Vince McMahon will buy Dixie Carter’s Tennessee based TNA, Total Nonstop Action, promotion. Established in 2002 by Jeff and Jerry Jarrett, the promotion is the biggest and only real major alternative to the WWE. Sections of the wrestling fanbase have been clamouring for Vince to buy the promotion and incorporate it into the WWE behemoth. For the life of me I can’t understand why people would want that. Over the next thousand words or so, I’m going to attempt to explain to anyone in favour why it would be a horrendously bad idea.

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Will Vince buy TNA?

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wrestling in london

By Chris Pilkington

Wrestling in London – When talking with some friends recently it was suggested that the British style of wrestling, as it were, was dead. And whilst I agree that the traditional style has changed drastically, I see it as more of an evolution than a termination. Whilst British wrestling used to have definite distinctions that made it separate from other nations, modern British wrestling is a lot more inclusive, taking ideas and motifs from a wide range of other influences and blending them together into something unique. This ideology is a direct result of the melting pot of nations that these fair isles have become. A multicultural society leads to a multicultural entertainment.

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Wrestling in London with IPW:UK

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Straight Edge Culture and The Future of Wrestling

by Evan Landon

 

When I first started watching professional wrestling around the age of 6 years-old, I had no idea about the backstage antics of wrestlers. For all intents and purposes, I assumed they were just amazing athletes (aside from Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan, who even then my parents told me they were suspected of taking anabolic steroids). Because of this, I was always a fan of the more athletic, technical, and acrobatic professional wrestlers, such as The Rockers, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, and Bret “Hitman” Hart. I had no idea what drugs the wrestlers did, the alcohol they consumed, nor their intake of barbiturates, opiates, and anti-depressants they scarfed down by the handfuls. Needless to say, as I got older, it was much more apparent that a great deal of them did abuse these drugs.

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news 2: Gabe Sapolsky interview

The SECONDS bit of MASSIVE news for Calling Spots this weekend. I am delighted to announce we will be interviewing the vice president of Dragon Gate USA, owner of Evolve, and former booker for Ring of Honor and Full Impact Pro, GABE SAPOLSKY, next week.

 

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Hot Cakes

So, 5 days after the release of the debut issue of Calling Spots, I am delighted that half our stock is gone already. It’s amazing to me that after 7 weeks of me having a blast, making a fan magazine about something I love, people WANT to read it and see it. Having  shipped copies to America and Canada, the ‘zine is already going global.

For anyone that has already made their purchase: Thanks you SO MUCH. I made this thing for you guys so I am glad you are enjoying it. To anyone thinking about it, here is what Twitter is saying about the Calling Spots Fanzine:

So what exactly is in the Calling Spots Fanzine?

  • The infamous debut of the “Mark Henry Sweating Scenarios” comic strip.
  • Fantastic exclusive wrestling illustrations of “Wrestling Dream Matches” in which YOU can be the booker! Yes we are the world’s most interactive fanzine
  • A collaboration with the UK’s freshest promotion – Progress Wrestling.
  • A sit down chat with the UK’s next big thing – Noam Dar.
  • Want to perfect “Classic Wrestling Holds” in the comfort of your own home? We have a centre page spread that will help you become the next Dean Malenko.
  • Wrestling poetry…..yes that’s right, poetry.
  • Cult films reviewed (as long as they have wrestlers in them) with the timeless “They Live” kicking us off. Articles looking at:
    • John Cena, is he the most important man in wrestling?
    • What killed Scott Hall?
    • Vampiro, a Canadian vampire in Mexico.
    • Top 10 most anticipated Wrestlemania matches part 1
  • On top of that we have top notch banter, grungy fanzine charm, YOUR twitter interactions and loads more!!

The ‘zine is only 2 pounds, which is about $3.10 in the States, plus postage. All money raised will go into making issue 2 exactly how you want it as well as getting loads of extra stuff to bung into your envelopes (some copies of issue 1 will come with random wrestling presents included FREE!!). So what are you waiting for? Click the “Merch” tab and get YOUR copy today.

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