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TNA Impact Wrestling House Show Report From Albany, GA January 19th, 2014



Albany Civic Center holds about 10,000 for concerts. I estimate the house to be 300-400 in attendance.

Atlas Security in the house. Unadvertised appearance of Christie Hemme. Well that's a nice surprise to start the show.

1. Some local wrestler, Dad Savage, steals the mike from Christie. It is him vs. Dewey Barnes???? Barnes wins with school boy roll up in less than 3 minutes. Thank you Jesus.

Earl Hebner comes out to Man in the Box. Reveals a dam right I did it shirt and wears Bret Hart glasses. Ok the joke is really old. Why TNA ?

2. Gunner vs. Bully Ray. Bully wins 1st fall with a sneak attack before the bell and knocks him out. Well that was fast. Gunner wins second fall a minute later with a roll up. Man I didn't realize how much Gunner looks like the live version of the Bobby Rude action figure. Resemblance is uncanny. Gunner wins the last fall.

3. Gail Kim vs. Madison Rayne. OMG Madison looks amazing live. What baby? Madison gets the win.

4. Chris Sabin. vs. Austin Aries. Chris Sabin wins with a roll up. Austin gets the last laugh with attacking Sabin with his finishing move after the bell and holding the X title.

5. EC3 vs. Eric Young. Eric Young really knows how to work the crowd. Funny guy. EC3 wins with a front face slam. No reaction for EC3. Eric Young gets a modest sympathy cheer.

6. Bobby Rude vs. James Storm. The cowboy wins with a super kick.

7. Main Event: Steel Cage Match
Samoa Joe vs. Magnus. Magnus steals a win thanks to EC3 slamming the cage door on Samoa Joe.

Show finished in less than two hours.

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I don't understand what the big deal about this was? So, they drew a terrible house show attendance? House shows in wrestling have been drawing poorly for years now. House shows for wrestling are a thing of the past.

Why would fans want to go a house show when they can watch all the wrestling they want when they want on youtube or any online media. Why attend a house show when it's not going to be on TV?

There's no appeal to a wrestling house show anymore.
It was my first time seeing TNA live and I had a blast! Even for a house show! The additives in the report was definitely not needed...it was a fun show all around and the only thing that was disappointing was some of the names advertised on the radio was not there

I don't understand what the big deal about this was? So, they drew a terrible house show attendance? House shows in wrestling have been drawing poorly for years now. House shows for wrestling are a thing of the past.

Why would fans want to go a house show when they can watch all the wrestling they want when they want on youtube or any online media. Why attend a house show when it's not going to be on TV?

There's no appeal to a wrestling house show anymore.

 

Plus Magnus is their World Champion.

I'm sure he'll draw some decent crowds in the UK, but who's gonna buy tickets to watch Magnus defend the belt? Especially when he's defending it against guys like Gunner. Sure these guys might end up being draws down the line, but at the moment they're not gonna put any asses in seats. They have literally 0 name recognition.

I don't understand what the big deal about this was? So, they drew a terrible house show attendance? House shows in wrestling have been drawing poorly for years now. House shows for wrestling are a thing of the past.

Why would fans want to go a house show when they can watch all the wrestling they want when they want on youtube or any online media. Why attend a house show when it's not going to be on TV?

There's no appeal to a wrestling house show anymore.

 

There was appeal in TNA house shows because the matches were good and the fan interaction was way better than WWE's. People probably don't want to go to house shows but it's starting become normal for TNA to draw 300 people. I went to an indy show when I was 10, the only advertising was posters across town and I'd say they drew around 250 people. Albany, GA is about 6 times the size of my town and I'm sure TNA can afford a little more than posters. 

 

If an indy show can manage to get 200 people to a show with no-names and 60 year old veterans in a time where no one wants to go to shows, I'm sure TNA can get more than 300 people when over a million watch them on TV.

I don't understand what the big deal about this was? So, they drew a terrible house show attendance? House shows in wrestling have been drawing poorly for years now. House shows for wrestling are a thing of the past.
 

 

I sort of agree with this.  I went to a local Knoxville indie show (Tennessee Mountain Wrestling) in December, and there couldn't have been more than 20 people there.  It was a free show, but everyone was supposed to bring a toy for disadvantaged children.  It was also freezing outside, and whether people want to believe it or not, the weather does affect turnout.  Their outdoor summer shows usually do much better.

It not TNA it Hebner who makes all the money off the Montral Screw Job..

As for the estimate.... how about an exact total??

 

Seem as they building Gunner up.... I think 2014 could be his year???

I don't understand what the big deal about this was? So, they drew a terrible house show attendance? House shows in wrestling have been drawing poorly for years now. House shows for wrestling are a thing of the past.

Why would fans want to go a house show when they can watch all the wrestling they want when they want on youtube or any online media. Why attend a house show when it's not going to be on TV?

There's no appeal to a wrestling house show anymore.

Me too.... really don't see nothing wrong.... it just normal numbers for TNA at the most...200 to 500 is normal...  if they get 1000 or more it for a Impact...  and certain cards..

Plus some don't take in account what is TNA paying to rent these arenas....

They really need to work on their business model. TNA needs to build up some markets as "theirs". Just like WWF has New York, TNA needs to establish themselves. I mean we're 12 years in, and really apart from the UK, TNA doesn't have any hot cities to run in. Personally I'd scrap house shows for the time being, allow talent to work Indy promotions that put out dvds, so they can replace the lost income, because at the moment, it's incredibly dire, and would definitely have a negative effect on talent morale.

http://www.tnasylum....-and-notes.html

 

It best not to read to in-depth into fan reports... Mobile-600, Dothan 1500, and Albany GA 1000...

Much better then the 200 that was reported the other day and and  300 that was reported for the Albany card..

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