We all remember the first Monday Night Wars. Who was better WCW or WWE? The answer to that question is quite simple... WWE. After six long years The Monday Night Wars ended.
Although WCW crushed WWE in ratings for 84 consecutive weeks WWE triumphed and went on to be the victor. "The Attitude Era" is credited with much of their success during the rival promotion's feud.
After WCW was sold to Vinnie Mac for a mere three mil, WCW would live on in the hearts of fans and some wrestlers.
Now bringing us back to present day, WWE Vs. TNA is underway. With new found management in Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan, TNA shows great promise in battling the 'E.
Bahahahahaha sorry I thought that was kind of funny. Are'nt I seeing a familiar pattern here? WWE has lost some of their great icons since the "Attitude Era" but clearly TNA has most of WWE & WCW's has beens still intact.
Sure Nash, Hall, and RVD were great back in the 90's but ladies and gentlemen we are in 2010 for f*** sake!
Please don't get me started on Flair and Hogan. Their match this past Monday was absolutely dreadful. It was like watching two intoxicated hobos fight for a piece of meat.
I mean I've seen an awful array of executed moves in my time but this my friends was by far the worst. These two legends are too damn old and washed up to be in the squared circle. I'm not bashing there iconic careers or accomplishments but they need to hang up their 70 year old boots and be done with it.
Now that I'm done ranting and raving lets get back to analyzing the tow promotions.
The Colossal Giant: WWE
World Wrestling Entertainment has been around for a very long time. Producing Superstars like Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold, Bret Hart, and many many more has made them quite successful.
Vinnie Mac always seems to keep us entertained and develop new superstars we grow to love. Since being victorious in the first MNW they don't seem to be too worried with their rival TNA.
Since dawning the PG era WWE has become slight boring because they want to appeal to a younger demographic, but with the talent they have they make up for that nonsense.
The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, John Cena, Batista, Randy Orton, Edge, I mean the list goes on and on. The distant favorite in the upcoming wars is obviously apparent.
The veteran show doesn't even flinch at their new rival, not even giving them a mention on TV or the Internet. WWE is clearly not worried but the question is should they be? Underestimation maybe a factor in this battle.
The Underdog: TNA
Since Hogan and Bischoff have joined TNA, they look to find new light at the end of the tunnel. Some believe TNA can compete with WWE but is this the case?
Before these two jumped on board, TNA was decently entertaining but was clearly a distant second in the Wrestling world. Going head to head with the biggest promotion out there can either make you or utterly break you.
Dubbed as WWE's garbage dump, TNA has brought in even more used talent than before. We begin to see the unfolding of a newer WCW. But is is newer? Seeing the same faces from WCW and some of the same story-lines can mean disaster.
Hogan, Flair, Nash, Hall all apart of WCW back in the day. But seeing these familiar faces from more than a decade ago seems stale. TNA originals have been shuffled up and put in the back of the bus. Hogan's Pals are seen more often than people want to see them.
Looking at TNA's actual talent gets slendered down to a mere few. Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe and I'll even throw Sting in there (Can't knock down the Stinger) are among these elite few.
The only thing TNA had going for them was their unique six sided ring. This made them stand out and show that they maybe different but there to make an impact. Originality is nowhwere to be found around TNA and that could be a big difference.
Will wee see the underdog fight and climb to the top? Or will we see another franchise be put to rest by the superpower?
Conclusion: My Thoughts On the NEW MNW
Now as a WWE mark I am not trying to be biased against TNA but my point of view I see WWE in a distant first place.
With that being said I'll tell you why. Looking at the talent, WWE is far more superior with their Stars and rising stars. Wrestling is'nt all about the matches anymore, you have to tell a story with the match. TNA's creative team must not know what that means even recycling WCW's angles.
Feuds and story-lines also goes to WWE. Showing no fear and having a family friendly program has made wrestling fans irritated but continue to watch WWE because TNA is like watching WCW plus 15 years.
As far as blood and sex, the stuff that made WWE blossom in the late 90's goes to TNA. The only reason is because of the PG era.
Everything else speaks for itself, and although we see a New Monday Night Wars we will most likely see the same ending. Just another promotion in Vince's pocket...