Big Night For TNA: Will Hogan Be Enough For TNA?

Chris BoatmanContributor IJanuary 4, 2010

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 27:  TNA President Dixie Carter and wrestler Hulk Hogan attends the launch of his book 'My Life Outside the Ring' at Madison Square Garden on October 27, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
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Unless you have cut off all ties to the world recently then you have hear in some way that Hulk Hogan has come back to "Big Media" wrestling entertainment and tonight is his big debut for the TNA brand. I have to be honest about this one, I'm very excited and can not wait to see how this all plays out.

Most wrestling entertainment fan's will say, that TNA is crazy to go head to head with WWE on Monday night this early in the game. I say, this is not a bad move at all.  In a life of a company there comes a time were you must see were you stand with the public, and for TNA tonight is the night. TNA has gained it's self allot of press with the signing of Hulk Hogan alone, this has sparked the wrestling entertainment community and non wrestling entertainment community to ask questions about the future of Hogan, TNA, WWE and Wrestling as a whole and in my eyes this is not a bad thing at all. If anything it has made people raise a eye towards a industry that can use all the help it can get at this day and time.

If TNA uses tonight as a measuring stick then they will be doing this for all the right reasons, and I will applaud them for doing so. The only bone I have to pick with TNA, is that if you want to get a true reading of were you are going to stand with a big company as WWE, not give the wrestling entertainment community a choice of when to watch this awesome night. Confuse? Let me explain.  You see, as we all know TNA is going live for three hours head to head against WWE. What most people don't know is that in a quote via a article on  TNA's own web site, they posted that “TNA iMPACT!” will resume its normal time slot on Thursday, January 7th at 9:00 PM ET/PT with an encore viewing of the live “iMPACT!” special". Only got one question here, why?  To me this is saying that TNA on one hand is brave by going head to head with WWE but then showing that they are not confident in their product by re airing this even on Thursday, allowing viewers a choice of still catching WWE in all it's glory and then treating TNA like a after thought and catching the re-run on Thursday night. TNA if you want to got after WWE then do so, but be aggressive about it. In my opinion you would get more respect that way from all of the wrestling community and more important the one's who are getting tired of WWE and who are looking for something a little different.

Now let me tackle a question that is in the minds of everyone who loves wrestling entertainment. Will Hogan Be Enough For TNA? And my thought on this is, no. Don't' get wrong here, Hogan is a giant step in the right direction for TNA however as much as I'm sure he would argue, but Hogan is only one person, and for a company to do well, it takes a team to pull it off. Then the question becomes "does TNA have the support cast to surpass WWE and other promotions?" And my answer on this is one hundred percent yes. You see, in my point of view TNA has the best talent in the business, sure WWE has great wrestlers and entertainers, but those guys are getting older and not to mention, seeing the same talent in the same roles in the same situations over and over again it tends to get dull.

So will TNA become the top dog in Wrestling entertainment? Not over night, but give TNA a fresh looking over haul and a reason for fan's to be excited then in time TNA will take over the top spot of this business and yes Hogan will get all the credit.