*Speaking of Lucha Underground, we are just a handful of weeks away from Ultima Lucha on August 5th. Ultima Lucha feels like the season finale (as it is). Lucha Underground has done a great job giving the show significance. We will be getting Prince Puma vs Mil Muertes for the World Title, Drago vs Hernandez, Johnny Mundo vs Alberto El Patron and Vampiro vs Pentagon (who is one of the biggest badasses in wrestling today). This is how a show should be built up.
*I posed an idea a few days ago on TNAsylum. What if TNA moved their three main PPVs to TV: Lockdown, Slammiversary and Bound For Glory. Have them air on Destination America as live three hour shows. They wouldn't be PPVs anymore but we could call them "Bell to Bell" specials. Technically there would be more Bell to Bell specials (like Destination X) but they wouldn't be as big as those three. TNA's focus is on TV and Dixie has stated numerous times that she likes putting the big matches in front of as many people as possible.
TNA could keep their One Night Only specials but I would like to see them have a bit more impact. Tape them closer to their airdate and have the results matter. Some of the themes for ONO could be fun annual themes such as Joker's Wild, World Cup of Wrestling, Knockouts Knockdown, Xtravaganza, TNA Classic, Gutcheck and more. Now with TNA's relationship with GFW, they could even have an interpromotional ONO event.
*I was asked if I would rather have gotten a partnership between ROH and TNA instead of what we got. My answer to that is no. ROH is a direct threat to TNA as they air on the same network and you can probably guess, their viewerships are being compared. GFW on the other hand isn't a direct threat.
On top of that, there are many things about GFW that I like and find similar to TNA. Their divisions are very similar. They have a shared history with many of the roster members. Even their "basebrawl" events bring me back a few years.
I think in the least TNA could get a minimal talent exchange out of this. GFW has some very good talent that I would like to see compete in a TNA ring. I am cautiously optimistic that something can be worked out.
*Next week should be an exciting one. Not only will TNAsylum try to have IMPACT Taping Results but we are also aiming to get GFW Taping results as well. These tapings should carry TNA into Bound For Glory in October.