Surprised by the title of this article?
You really shouldn't be.
Anyone who tuned into the atrocity that was TNA's three-hour Monday Night IMPACT special was robbed and castrated of their wrestling dignity.
If you feel that the above statement is overly harsh, I encourage you to check out the product for yourself on YouTube—if you get your rocks off on careers dying on national television that is.
I'm afraid I have to retract a statement in my previous article. I claimed that there are fans out there that would rather see the ten thousandth incarnation of the nWo than John Cena. While that statement is definitely part-true, I still feel the need to retract it.
Even with Cena's superman, over-exposed, over-hyped, stale as old Doritos personality, he is more tolerable than the garbage I was subjected to from Dixie Carter's wrestling promotion Monday night.
I was in favor of another Monday Night War because the fact remains that pro wrestling's finest hours stem from the original War. And while TNA has a chance to rectify its mistakes and really start competing on a regular level, it's almost disgraceful to see the kind of talent on that roster being abused the way it is.
From overloading the show with names, to resurrecting every ex-WWE talent that would accept a paycheck, to hiring Bubba the Love Stooge, TNA seemed determined to make every mistake possible upon the airing of what should have been the most important TV broadcast in company history.
Regardless of how under-handed I feel Ric Flair's appearance on the show was, he's a businessman and its his prerogative how he earns a living. Who cares if he has enough money to retire three times over and pay for his future great-grandchildrens' college tuition?
Despite my disappointment in him, he is, without a doubt, the greatest wrestler of his generation and only a fool would disagree with it. As such, don't you feel that perhaps it would have been a good idea to show the fans whose door he so nonchalantly walked through?
Just a thought, as it might have been considered important information. It's not every day that Ric freakin' Flair strolls the corridors of your arena.
If Flair had been walking through the exit, he'd have been much better off.
As I said in my previous piece, Hall and Waltman were probationary shots in the dark at best. I realize now in hindsight just how poor a decision that was. Waltman on his own isn't going to bring much to the TNA table, and Hall looked like Fat Elvis. Oh, and did anyone else have trouble understanding the one-time Razor Ramon as he slurred his way through that bogus promo?
TNA failed to make good on its confirmation of Rob Van Dam. Meanwhile, the entire show was invaded by a slew of ex-WWE talent. Unlike WCW in the '90's however, it wasn't the Savages and Warriors and Bret Harts that TNA captured.
TNA captured the illustrious star power of Val Venis, Orlando Jordan, and recently arrested cult icon Jeff Hardy.
Meanwhile, WWE produced another less than stellar show, but the return of Bret Hart was enough to make it the more worthwhile show.
So, screw TNA Wrestling and its inept obsession with ex-WWE wrestlers.
Sad as it sounds, I'll stick to Monday Night RAW , being hosted by:
Midgets, game show hosts, basketball owners, comedians, bad actors and Reverend Al Sharpton.
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