TNA, the Clock Is Ticking
Is that it, TNA? Really? You are gearing up to "compete" against the WWE with your current product.
Wow. Hogan, Bischoff, Dixie, you are in for a rude awakening.
Seeing iMPACT tonight was very entertaining for all the wrong reasons.
Where to start?
Let's start at the top. The Pope comes out and with his limited mic skills goes on a rant about Ric Flair and his protegee AJ Styles.
After an eternity of Flair trying to put Styles over, The Pope lashes out only to be subdued by Flair and Styles. End segment.
Does TNA really expect to compete with AJ Styles as the champ? Evan Bourne is a bigger star and his jobbing left and right on RAW.
The problem with AJ is not his wrestling skills, since he has plenty of that. The fact is, no one cares about him. He can put on a five start match week in and week out, but at the end of the day he doesn't connect with the fans.
Believe me, no one is buying Flair's attempt to make himself the next "Nature Boy."
And while I do enjoy The Pope's in-ring work, he has average mic skills at best, and again like many other TNA stars no one cares. He can't and won't be able to carry the company on his back.
After a bathroom break, I come out and see something that resembles Samoa Joe. Whatever happened to this guy? One of the baddest characters coming out of Ring of Honor, he is now a shell of his former self. So much talent, so much wasted.
I can sit here and talk about how Nash's promo was interfered by Hall, but does anybody care?
Abyss... enough said about him.
The only bright spot on TNA comes out to close the evening. Angle squashes Daniels, then cuts a promo that was so boring I almost fell asleep.
Out comes Mr. Kened.. err I mean Mr. Anderson. For a moment I forget I am watching TNA and think I am watching a Smackdown house from a couple a years ago.
Angle and Anderson talk back and forth until Angle charges Anderson and is laid out. The show goes off the air with Anderson chanting his own name.
I tried TNA. I really tried to give you a chance, but I just can't.
Heels turn face. Faces turn heel. No consistency. No structure. Sloppy storylines.
Hogan, stepping into the ring on March 8th when you go against WWE will not matter.
The groves of WWE rejects won't matter.
TNA, simply put, is heading toward a dead end going full speed ahead.
Can you tell me one star they have that anyone cares about? Who can be a household name? Who can consistently headline a pay-per-view?
Many people are comparing TNA to WCW, and they couldn't be more right because they will have the same fate and be defunct in a couple of years.
TNA, learn from your mistakes. When you get a 1.5 rating, don't tout. Let others do that for you so that you don't look like morons when they come back down.
All the talent, and they still garner the same ratings ECW had.
Don't get me wrong. I want TNA to succeed. I want competition. I want the business to flourish, but it's hard to be optimistic.
But they will never succeed while on Spike TV. The need a new channel. A new creative team. They need a miracle.
Good luck going against Stone Cold and The Rock when they guest host.
Hogan, you and your boys are grasping for one more hurrah, but that hurrah was a decade ago.
Go out there and break a leg, Hogan. I am sure it's just going to be a matter of time before you do.
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