Is There Hope For TNA Wrestling?
Our answer is NO.
TNA Wrestling has gone to one of the most promising promotions today, to the 3rd ranked company today (2nd goes to ROH and 1st goes to WWE, overall). Something went horribly wrong with this company. Something real bad. Like a cancer or a tumor was planted inside the c ompany, and is now being shown outside, and into the mainstream wrestling audience...which is pretty bad. This cancer is eating away inside TNA. It's making this once great company into this now horrible wrestling show. TNA is now proving that PG Wrestling is better than the 'extreme' wrestling. Is this arguable? Yes, but I dare you to argue against me. Because no matter what you say, I will probably have a pretty damn good counter against it. What can we do to save this company? Can we let it live for a few more years before finally putting the final nail in the coffin that is TNA? Is their hope!?
This is not just a rant, but an alternative to this problem. We all know that TNA will (Prepare Jericho voice) Ne-e-e-e-ever beat WWE. This is an absolute fact. Hell, they won't come even close. But with what I'm about to suggest could very well give this product their salvation it needs. This could give them retribution to their fans and bring in new ones. This is the change we need in TNA Wrestling...and we need it now.
Salvation Method #1: GET OUT OF ORLANDO
I have said this time and time again. TNA needs to get out of Orlando. If TNA wants to get more noticed, they need to travel. They need to get out of Florida and go somewhere else like Georgia or Texas or somewhere and have the Impact shows there. That'd get you noticed more than just doing tours. I do know that money is a problem for TNA, but doing more shows outside of Orlando could do you good. Hell do it once a month. I'd be satisfied.
Salvation Method #2: GET RID OF THE TALENT YOU DON'T NEED
There's a lot of guys still in TNA that need to really go. These guys have either no purpose or have over stayed their welcome. Instead of just naming the obvious, I'll make a list, and reasons why they should be gone:
Hulk Hogan - Does this need an explanation? I think it's obvious that Hogan is a bad influence on this company, and it shows. Dixie always seems to listen to what he has to say and take his advice because he's been in the business for a good long while now. But his advice, quite frankly, sucks. Hulk needs to just stay away from wrestling and get out of the spotlight, and let the new guys take over.
Team 3D - These guys can still contribute, but they really should just step down and teach backstage to the new tag teams and young guys in the locker room.
Shark Boy - Yes. This guy is STILL employed in the company. He has done absolutely NOTHING for me and the "Stone Cold' rip-off didn't help me at all. he needs to go. ASAP.
Kevin Nash - I liked Kevin, but he needs to just stay in the back and be the booker and/or teach the new talent. He's career is intact as well. Will he be a HOF? Only time will tell...
Tomko - What can i say, this guy's had his fair share of matches, some more average than bad...but he should be gone...
Salvation Method #3: HIRE PAUL HEYMAN
Everyone has been talking about Paul Heyman in TNA so much, it could be a trending topic on Twitter. TNA hiring this guy would be a real great move for them. Paul is a genius behind the scenes (Except for the money parts of it...he gets a D- for that job in ECW...) and would absolutely help this promotion. He can do a hell of a better job getting guys over than Russo or Carter can. Now that I hear that Paul wants FULL creative control, I say: Hell yea he should! The man can save your company and if Dixie can't accept that, then maybe she needs an intervention from the great wrestling minds and give her a reality check that her method of doing things with her company is not working. She is keeping guys who are way past their prime, and while she does want to be loyal to the guys who contributed to the business (Which I respect), she has to realize that we, as wrestling fans, already understand that they did pave the way for the new guys. We know this. We understand. But we want NEW guys to pave a NEW WAY for OTHER GUYS in the business so they as well can feed their families and get noticed as superstars. Paul Heyman can do this. His creative ways are ones to be envied. His way with money is crap, but if Dixie and Heyman can come to terms, I can see a bright future for this company....or at least for a while, that is...
Now before I end this, I'd like to bring up the topic of the 'ECW Invasion' angle TNA has been doing. Eric Bischoff apparently had a team of people do an analysis of basically what the fans want or whatever. What they came up was one of the stupidest things I've ever heard.
The report said basically said that the people were fans of ECW. First off, of course everyone loved ECW! It was one of the best promotions ever! Sure, it had it's fair share of money problems, but was revolutionary! And get this! Guess where the report came from!? PHILADELPHIA!! The birthplace of Extreme Championship Wrestling is where they compiled this report. What. The. Fudge.
I really hope the ppv does well. I mean it. This is the opportunity TNA needs to succeed and get more fans under their belt. It's ESSENTIAL that everyone in TNA makes sure this ppv, and other ppvs after HardCORE Justice: OLS, will be a success (Depends if they get more than 10,000 buys of course...). This is the time to shine for TNA Wrestling. This is the time to make it or break it. This is the time to go to the Extreme. For the better....or for the worse....
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