Some Decisions TNA Need to Make in Order to Be Successful

Devon GivensCorrespondent IJanuary 2, 2010

After sitting through and reading some of the problems that TNA has with its company, I felt I should write my own little article on some decisions that can help TNA in the long run.


1. Utilize the X-Division in a more efficient manner

Lately the X-Division champ, Amazing Red has been MIA for nearly over two months now over his loss to Scott Steiner, and the X-Division has been nowhere on television lately except on YouTube. 

Right now, TNA has a handful of X-Division stars who are hungry for the belt: "The Black Machismo" Jay Lethal, Consequences Creed, Homicide, Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley, "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero, Kiyoshi, Suicide, Rob Terry, Shark Boy, and the recently signed Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson). 

It's a real shame when at least half of the people I've listed right here are suffering mostly because of piss-poor booking. 

What TNA need to do is to bring back Amazing Red to feud with these latter instead of being wasted.  This should help shock the life back to the dying X-Division.


2. Improve the booking style for the Heavyweight Division

Although TNA has put on four amazing pay-per-views last year: No Surrender, Bound for Glory, Turning Point, and Final Resolution, TNA booking has been very confusing and questionable when it comes to the heavyweight division. 

Over the last two or three months, we have seen four No. 1 contenders: Samoa Joe, Bobby Lashley, Christopher Daniels, and Kurt Angle.

What TNA needs to do with these four is to book them into a Fatal 4-Way match to fight AJ Styles at the upcoming Genesis pay-per-view instead of just pitting him and Kurt Angle for no apparent reason. 

Why have Kurt feud with Desmond Wolfe then go after the World Title?  Ask yourself this question TNA, does this make sense?


3. Move out of Spike TV

Let's face it, if TNA ever hope to compete against WWE, they have to move out of Spike TV and put the show on a more widely noticed network. 

Spike TV can barely even average a 3.0, even with UFC being their highest rated show, and this is because Spike TV only appeals to the 18-49 male demographic. 

Moving to a much bigger network will help their ratings in the long run, as they can barely even get over a 1.4 even on a good day.


4. Move out of the Impact Zone

Another integral part of helping TNA.  TNA would never really be taken seriously if they move outside the Impact Zone and go to a much more suitable arena.  One such as the Hammerstein Ballroom.

The Hammerstein Ballroom is famous for one of two things: the old ECW pay-per-views and the first two One Night Stand pay-per-views from WWE's reincarnation of ECW.

The Hammerstein Ballroom is just full of diehard wrestling fans who are ready to see what TNA offers to them. 

Expanding your wrestling fanbase is more important than throwing Hulk Hogan a live parade just a mere three days away from going live.


5. Better marketing

This is what TNA severely lacks.  WWE on the other hand, can do a very fantastic job of marketing their product. 

Take John Cena, for example.  This guy is the heart and soul of the PG-era.  He has been in movies, commercials, TV shows, and helping the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

The WWE is trying to make John Cena a household name. TNA on the other hand, does a piss poor job at that.  If AJ Styles is the heart and soul of TNA, why do you refuse to make money off him?


So, there you go.  This is five of the many primary factors TNA needs to make in order to be more successful in the near future.  Hope you agree with me as well.