Monday Night Wars Part II: Does WWE Underestimate TNA Wrestling?
Hello Bleachers, and welcome to third edition of Jaden's View.
January 4th, on what some call the return of the Monday night wars, I watched TNA Impact for the first time ever since they were hyping that particular show so much.
I also watched what I usually watch on Mondays, Monday night Raw.
On Impact, I saw the return of wrestlers like Jeff Hardy, Ric Flair, and Hulk Hogan.
On Raw, I saw the return of Bret "The Hitman" Hart.
No offence, but what Vince McMahon said was true, Bret seriously has no charisma whatsoever.
When Bret returned to WWE after 13 years he failed to make an impact in my eyes.
If WWE really considered TNA a legitimate threat, they would've hyped that Raw more or made it a special three hour edition like TNA did.
TNA tried too hard to make that night feel special, and WWE didn't try at all.
WWE basically underestimated TNA Wrestling
Did it work?
Yes it did, WWE managed to get a 3.6 rating while TNA got a 1.5 rating, which in TNA isn't bad at all.
Now, lets move on to this Monday, which is already being called by some people as the Monday Night Wars Part II.
You see, this Monday, TNA will debut their first ever live edition of Impact starting on Monday nights. TNA is already hyping the show, by rumoring names like Rob Van Dam, Sabu, and Paul Heyman to make their TNA debuts that very night.
TNA is also hyping that edition of Impact as the returns of Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan in the ring.
While WWE has hyped Raw as the night Vince McMahon returns to wrestle John Cena, and believe me they haven't done that good of a job.
WWE doesn't only underestimate TNA, they also ignore TNA while TNA does the exact opposite. WWE doesn't mention TNA at all, while directly or indirectly, TNA constantly mentions going head to head with WWE.
I actually believe WWE ignoring and underestimating TNA is working for them since I'm 99.9 percent sure that WWE will beat TNA in ratings this Monday and that too without trying.
I'm not saying that because I'm a huge WWE mark, I'm saying that because wrestling fans have more trust in WWE than TNA.
After all, WWE Monday night Raw has been airing since 1993 while TNA Impact has only been airing since 2004.
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