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Sure, there's a few things that wrestling fans can overlook when it comes to comparing the major companies.
During the height of the Monday Night Wars, we had two People's Champions—Goldberg was often compared to Steve Austin—and we had two wrestlers named The Cat (well, The Kat in WWF).
But recently, the much more popular WWE seems to be taking ideas from TNA.
Now, it could easily just be a coincidence, but there are some similarities worth noting.
First, the intro to Raw now begins with a narrator recapping what's been going on in the wacky world of WWE.
It's actually a pretty good idea. It helps make it easier for a casual fan to know what's going on. But TNA has been doing it for a while.
The second unfortunate comparison is the A.J. Lee/Cena/Vickie storyline. It strangely resembles the horrific Claire Lynch-TNA angle. We have a supposed improper affair, as well as photos and eye witnesses to back up the overbearing heel.
It was probably the worst TNA story of the year, as "Claire Lynch" are probably the two words that are the closest comparison to "Katie Vick" at this point.
And lastly, we saw three young guys from developmental dressed all in black making random attacks on Ryback and then on Santino and Tyson Kidd at the Main Event taping.
This most recent beatdown especially just feels too similar to TNA's Aces and 8s angle. Hopefully, WWE gives us some answers this week to at least get past those comparisons.
Or maybe, WWE should just go all out and sign Robbie T., Garett Bischoff and Brooke Hogan.
That would teach them!