TNA: Changes I'd make
Hi Guys, this is only my 2nd article here at Bleacher Report so go easy on me.
TNA has the roster to put on great matches. They have the characters to from great storylines. They lack other things. In this article i will look at the things i feel they could do to raise the stake of their company both financially and in terms of popularity.
I know these articles are common but i have thought about this for a long time and additionally i am trying to be more realistic than many.
1. Roster Moves
We all know TNA need to make some lay offs. This is the male roster cut back and the new additions to the roster.
Rob Van Dam
A condensed roster leaves more screen time for everyone and means matches go on a decent length.
2. Stables and Tag Teams
I feel that a strong tag division is something that already seperates WWE and TNA. By building on it i feel TNA could gain many new fans.
The Pope And Kong (Mixed Tag which competes with men)
Technical Difficulties (Wolfe and Williams)
Any match up involving these teams will be 4star minimum. Kong adds something WWE doesnt offer to the division. The Tag team belts could really raise the profile of Wolfe aswell as maybe help to stem the ego which has supposedly cause problems.
I feel that the tag division would be hugely competetive and having more than 2 teams actively going after the title adds prestige to the belts themselves.
Traditionally, the tag titles are more of a stepping stone but i feel that they could be made as important as the heavywieght title itself.
3. The Set Up
Simply put, the current TNA impact zone isnt big enough. It needs to be bigger to generate more revenue through ticket sales and a bigger crowd creates bigger pops and bigger reactions. The effect when your watching this at home is clearly evident.
Also on the subject of fan reactions at home, some of you may have noticed that ive kept Foley on the roster and even hired JBL. The reason for this is simple, announcers. Mike Tenay and Taz both suck or atleast have in recent years. They barely sold Kurt Angle moonsaulting off of a cage,
JBL was great as a heel commentator on Smackdown! and oley has always been great on the mic. Aswell as the commentating itself being better, Foley has a genuine love of wrestling only matched by wrestling's love of him, hes a bonafide legend.
With a bigger arena also comes more cameras, the amount of times what would be an amazing 3x replayed spot cant be got at with a decent angle and its ruined.
Last of all I'd cut to 8 PPVs a year. This gives 6 weeks to build up better feuds than the current timetable allows. Whilst initially this would seem to lose alot of money by cutting 4 PPVs i feel that the increased quality would lead to alot more PPV buys and massivel increased arena capacity also generates more money.
4. Building Stars
The Rock, Stone Cold,HHH, Chris Jericho, the Undertaker etc. These names are inescapably linked to the WWE universe. TNA needs to create stars that are as defining and as respected as these.
The 2 obvious choices to be this generations superstars of TNA are Joe and Styles. Styles should be the go to guy for the X-division belt and Joe the go to guy to be put into the heavyweight title main event, although they can both compete in th other too.
Styles could easily have reigns comparable to Cena but with 5star matches all along the way making him a babyface over with the older wrestling lovers as well as kids who enjoy high flyers.
I feel Joe would be the viscious main heel, comparable to say HHH. His finisher looks brutal and his size is intimidating.
Great feuds, long reigns and fiercly sought afte belts are they way to make these guys huge stars.
I just plain don't care for women's mainstream divisiions. I think it's too much effort to redo the whole women's roster and try and make it credbible from a wrestlng perspective, or atleast for me who doesnt have the knowledge of the indies to form one. I'd stick to some good managers and Awesome Kong as part of a mixed tag team and perhaps even euding for the TV Championship or X-division title.
Welcome to TNA "Desperation", this is my first PPV.
Triple Threat Tornado Tag TLC Match
MCMG Vs Briscoes (champions) Vs Generation Me
The match opens with a high flying/hardcore match to get the attention of the more casual viewers. There could be great spots in this match with 3 high flyers who are all technically capable too. Briscoes retain.
No.1 contenders "I Quit" match
Doug Williams Vs Samoa Joe
Than we come straight in with a real feast of technical wrestling. "I Quit" matches have an epic feel to them, having one for a no.1 contendership adds alot of prestige to the title. This is a showstealer technically, Joe wins.
Monsters Ball Match
Abyss Vs Morgan Vs Awesome Kong Vs Mr Anderson
I think Kong adds a really interesting element to the monster's ball match, i can see Abyss trying to prtect her from the others and her than KOing him.
TV Title Match
Hernandez Vs Kurt Angle (champion)
Yes i have Angle as my TV champion, it brings recognition to the belt straight away to new fans. High spots include a border toss to the outside followed by a suicide splash, a moonsault and a kamikaze bomb. Hernandez picks up the win and the title.
X Division Championship (Ultimate X)
AJ Styles (champion) Vs Christopher Daniels Vs Jay Lethal Vs Kazarian
An ultimate X with 4 great athletes, what more do you need to know?I cant think up spots but you'll know they'll be great. I want AJ to retain here,
TNA Championship Match
Robert Roode Vs Desmonde Wolfe (champion)
Robert Roode picks up his first ever TNA heavywieght title with a top rope Pay Off.
So this is the TNA you'd see within 6 months if i was in charge. Is it a good thing that i'm not? You decide.