Idiot Playbook For TNA Part 1: Hogan

Michael FinleyContributor IAugust 26, 2010

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24:  Hulk Hogan enters the stage prior to his bout against Rick Flair during the Hulkamania Tour at the Burswood Dome on November 24, 2009 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
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This series takes an idea from a Glenn Beck book named Arguing with Idiots, but instead of talking about how our president is a Socalist and whatnot, it will be adjusted to deal with certain "fans", if you can call them that, that basically make the same tired arguments about how bad TNA is. Now here is how this series works: first, I let the idiot-

Hey, wait a sec. Why are you calling ME the idiot, when you believe that everything is right in Dixieland at the exact time?

-give his stupid argument, then I write my response-

I do not believe all is right at Dixieland. I never said they were perfect-

-and yada, yada, yada, you get the idea. Now then.....

Hulk Hogan has been a cancer to TNA. He has done nothing good.

No, he has both hurt and helped the company. Although, yes, he has more hurt the company (more on this later), but he also has bought media attention, merchandise ( action figures), and bought in Jeff Hardy.

But Hogan has not drawn a dime, hasn't helped buy rates, and has bought ratings down.

First of all, fans get into Impact for free, and house shows have been drawing well. You cannot blame him for buy rates, because he has wrestled a single show, which was an Impact, not a PPV. And while he can be blamed for ratings in his segments, it can be due to rancid booking for this, and possiably not Hogan. And yes, he is on the booking team, but their are like 5 people on there, which divides it all.

Forget that, Hogan has brought all his friends to the party, and they are given a huge push while Daniels is fired, Joe is suspended, and AJ ends up with the [insert name here] Title.

Yes, Hogan brought in a bunch of his friends..... at first. The Nastys, The Band, and Val Venis are all gone, with Jordan on the top of the list of guys to be fired. Look, say what you will about the ex-WCW booking team, but I think they have finally learned a lesson or two. As for a few others, RVD was a hot free agent, Anderson was going to come in soon regardless, Hardy sells Merch, and Flair has the best promos in TNA. While yes, I hate to see the men who built the company leave or be depushed, as RVD said, it wasn't working back in 2006 when they were on top. However, they could catch on big if a few guys give them a good rub, like what Flair has been doing with AJ and Lethal. THATS what I hate Hogan for; I have never seen him really put a guy over without a few strings attached.

Part two coming soon!