Heel Turn on James Ellsworth
Join Date: Mar 2011
Re: What will TNA do with a screen/stage/ramp on the road?
I assume they will be using what they used for Bound For Glory last year. They always use the same entrance stage for their on-the-road shows, be it Bound For Glory or an Impact on-the-road taping (though Lockdown 2012 was an exception). TNA have been using the same entrance stage since Bound For Glory 2010, except with slight modifications or upgrades. In BFG 2010, they had 3 rising screens showing 3 different videos with a row of bright white lights behind them. That was the first time a TNA entrance stage had any kind of theme to it (because if you remember the intro for iMPACT then had TNA wrestlers in front of a bunch of white lights). When they had the on-the-road Impact tapings in 2011, and they used the same set-up, except instead of bright white lights, they were LED lights that could change color, and it also had some trussing around it to carry the lights. They then changed it a bit for Slammiversary 2012, when the 3 screens were joined together to make one big tron and didn't slide up or down and the row of lights in the middle were pushed back so that the wrestlers could come out through it, and I thought that was a pretty good change-up. Then the biggest upgrade came at Bound For Glory, where they had two big screens instead of just one (I think the second one at the bottom was nothing more than the tron they use in the Impact Zone), but the second one was pretty much a waste because all it did was show a graphic of the deserts of Arizona. If they use the second tron going forward, I believe they will produce a second set of entrance videos for the wrestlers, much like WWE. They also used a new ramp and ramp lighting at BFG 2012, and it looked so much better than the tacky one they use at the Impact Zone, though one change I would make is use the ColorBars that they so randomly fixed all around the Impact Zone set and use it for the ramp instead of the lights that they did use for the ramp at BFG 2012. Also, use a sloping ramp instead of one which leads straight to the ring.