Another Hardcore Reunion?

After Thursday night’s TNA Impact, the question remained:

Is there going to be some sort of Hardcore Event in the Impact Zone?

After hearing Tommy Dreamer’s prophetic words, “Impact Zone, we’re going extreme,” and seeing the new skinning of the company’s website, changing “Hard Justice” to “Hardcore Justice,” you’d have to think the scene is set for one of the coolest, yet a bit bittersweet pay per views in quite some time.

Hearing Dreamer talk about all the guys that lost their jobs at ECW after the WWE canned the franchise was a bit rough for both him and the fans, who clapped repeatedly as the hardcore legend held back tears throughout his shoot interview.

Considerly all that many of these guys have been through, it’s pretty cool that Dixie Carter and TNA are giving these guys one more night in the spotlight.

However, the question remains if many of these athletes still have the gusto to kick some serious tail in the ring. While Stevie Richards and Rhino look great and will be more than able to hold their own, as will Team 3D and Rob Van Dam, Tommy Dreamer is injured and Mick Foley and Raven look like they’re on their last legs physically. Simon Diamond and Al Snow, two former ECW stars who are now TNA road agents, have been out of action for quite some time as well. Nevertheless, with more superstars to be added and a ton of surprises hopefully, this PPV looks to be one that will be remembered one way or another.

Seriously, the thought alone of who could come out of the woodwork for this pay per view is a pretty exciting one.

As a matter of fact, fans in the impact zone started chanting Sabu, as soon as the news broke.

If TNA can go out of their way to make this event a worthwhile one for both the fans and talent involved, who knows what the possibilities for the future could be.

With that news, four or five entertaining matches, a title change and more drama with Kevin Nash and Jeff Jarrett, this week’s Impact was a solid one. While it’s not anywhere near what it could be, this company is working towards something and is desperately trying to make its fan base happy.

What more can you really ask for?

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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of and is the author of the book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.

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