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TNA's Dire Status - creativemunky - 02-02-2011 02:03 PM
So with WWE pulling a Bischoff and picking up 2 wrestlers that were going to be part of a major angle in TNA causing a rewrite of this weeks TV program that does not make sense, my question is......how long do we give it till TNA shuts its doors and Vince buys their library as well?<br />
I totally support an alternative to WWE, but TNA has dropped the ball countless of times now involving underutilized talent, stories that took a dramatic left turn that didnt make sense or totally drop off it is so reminiscent of WCW before closing. I like Lance Storm have totally given up on TNA now, like he said, its just frustrating to watch now.<br />
RE: TNA's Dire Status - dpatera - 02-10-2011 02:46 AM
I think it was poor planning to write a storyline involving people you didn't have under contract, but I don't think it indicates the end is near. The big difference between TNA and WCW is what it needs to be. WCW was on a pretty big network and needed to maintain pretty good ratings to be successful. I don't think there's as much pressure on TNA to deliver top ratings.
There are other federations besides the WWE, and there always will be. They may never overtake the WWE, but that doesn't mean they can't be successful.
Personally, I think WWE did TNA a favor. I really don't think "them" being Booker and Nash would have had much of an effect. How many times can you trot Nash out there as an outsider? Did they trick WWE in to signing some washed up guys?
I like the turn. I think AJ makes a much better face than a heel. I think it even makes some sense, as AJ, Beer Money and Kaz are all "TNA" guys, and the story line involves Dixie's control. I was happy to see them, and not have it be EV2 again. I'm just hoping it ends up in a return of Christopher Daniels or even Curry Man.
TNA doesn't have the market cornered on story lines that don't make any sense, either. Look at one of the big groups from last year, Nexus, who now only has one original member and a leader who had nothing to do with why they existed. And Juan Cena? And anything involving Vicki Guerrero dating another wrestler? How many NXT winners have already been fired? Why are the Bellas evil now? WWE signed Gail Kim away and in the last year, her biggest story line is to be Daniel Bryan's girlfriend? That's all they could find for her after a year of being in the background of everything?
I think TNA has a lot to offer, even besides Velvet Skye and Mickie James. It does have a WCW feel to it, but I don't think that's a bad thing. I look forward to Impact more than Smackdown, and only slightly less than RAW. Maybe I'm just biased, though. I sold my World Series tickets to one game in 2006 to go to Bound for Glory.
RE: TNA's Dire Status - timb69 - 02-10-2011 06:36 AM
Hey, dpatera, you said it...
BOOKER T and KEVIN NASH...
One, in Booker T is really nothing more than a low-mid car curtain jerker. And with Kevin Nash? Well, you have a 6'11" bumbling goof, that can't wrestle, and is CONSTANTLY getting hurt. If I remember right, his last stint in the WWE, he hurt himself climbing through the ropes... All TNA lost, was a name in Nash, and a mid carder in Booker T...
RE: TNA's Dire Status - cubs76fan - 02-13-2011 09:50 PM
Totally agree with dpatera! The more the big name guys like Nash and Booker leave, the more TV time guys like AJ Styles, Jay Lethal, Matt Morgan, and Kazarian get. TNA has a decent roster. Samoa Joe, RVD, Jeff Hardy (when he's sober), Mr. Anderson, Angle, Beer Money, Motor City Machine Guns, and don't forget the Knockouts! It's two totally different entities. TNA is probably never going to pull the ratings WWE does, but they have some great wrestlers that suffer from a meglomaniac storywriter in Eric Bischoff who just can't stay behind the scenes.
RE: TNA's Dire Status - shotsavereboundscore - 02-20-2011 09:01 AM
get rid of bischoff, hogan, and russo....and watch the product instantly get better
RE: TNA's Dire Status - dpatera - 02-24-2011 10:21 PM
Did TNA seriously just rip off WWE's whole 2/21/11 thing? Dark stormy promo video of guy in black trench coat, then the numbers 3/3/11 show up on the screen in burning font?
Unless it's one big parody and a character called the "UnderFaker" shows up... just wow.
RE: TNA's Dire Status - favrecollectors4 - 02-25-2011 06:43 AM
(02-24-2011 10:21 PM)dpatera Wrote: Did TNA seriously just rip off WWE's whole 2/21/11 thing? Dark stormy promo video of guy in black trench coat, then the numbers 3/3/11 show up on the screen in burning font?Just stealing the idea so they can bring back the guy that the internet thought the original promos were for, another one of TNAs highly paid wrestlers who can't wrestle very well anymore, Sting.
RE: TNA's Dire Status - shezdoni - 02-25-2011 09:53 AM
(02-24-2011 10:21 PM)dpatera Wrote: Did TNA seriously just rip off WWE's whole 2/21/11 thing? Dark stormy promo video of guy in black trench coat, then the numbers 3/3/11 show up on the screen in burning font?
A classic move by Bischoff/Russo, they can't come up with their own story line so they have to steal someone elses, but then again, McMahon, stole WCW story line ideas.
RE: TNA's Dire Status - dpatera - 02-25-2011 10:10 AM
(02-25-2011 09:53 AM)shezdoni Wrote: A classic move by Bischoff/Russo, they can't come up with their own story line so they have to steal someone elses, but then again, McMahon, stole WCW story line ideas.
It's one thing to borrow a storyline at some point, but it's completely different to do it while the storyline is currently playing out. I know that some internet fans are crazy and just _knew_ that a promo with a guy in a dark trench coat with a song about a grave had to be about Sting, of course, but come on.
For anyone who watches both (and I would think that's most of TNA's fans?) it just makes it look like TNA is copying or just follow WWE on this one. If their intention was to poke fun at the fact that people thought the WWE was getting Sting, I don't think it was very successful.
RE: TNA's Dire Status - chrishb - 02-25-2011 02:06 PM
ya does not make much sense since everyone already knows sting came back to tna and won the title last night