It looks like WWE has some shuffling around to do! With recent injuries to John Cena, Rey Mysterio, Shawn Michaels, Ken Kennedy, Umaga, and Edge, WWE has got to make some big changes.
This is not the first time that WWE has had to radically hange their product due to injuries, but this comes at a time when TNA Wrestling is really stepping up their game, which is reason for WWE to be worried. Not necessarily worried about TNA surpassing them business wise, but with talent that may be a lot more interested in prolonging their career with a lighter schedule in TNA.
Christian Cage, Kevin Nash, Sting, Booker T, and now even Mick Foley have decided that TNA is a better place to work than WWE. This is a huge statement given the success that they all had in WWE, but still chose TNA over WWE.
Why? Check out some of the potential factors.
The most important factor may be that TNA works a lighter TV and house show schedule (for now) and there is significantly less travel.
TNA is more of a "family" with most talents getting the exposure that they deserve.
TNA has a HUGE opportunity to grow beyond WWE one day in the next five years if they focus on the stars that provide something different from what WWE has to offer while focusing less on the stars that are viewed as pass offs from WWE. The atmosphere at TNA events is beyond that of WWE due to their TRUE appreciation of the fans, something that WWE is not good at.
I have been to several TNA and WWE events and quite frankly, the TNA events have been much, much better. I attended Wrestlemania 24 in Orlando, Florida and the LIVE TNA Impact and while there is no greater spectacle than Wrestlemania, I found myself most impressed by TNA due to their soid WRESTLING product and their desire to satisfy the fans. Check out the coverage of the events at www.pwrshow.com to see for yourself.
WWE has a big problem right now with most of their top talents on the shelf and TNA has a real opportunity to step up and deliver solid wrestling to the fans who want it. WWE has to continue to focus on the Bournes, Ortons, Dibiases, and Benjamins of the world and less on the HBK's, Undertakers, and Batisitas.
This is how they will remain number one, and not get in a position of weakness to the growing TNA right now.
I will continue to speak on this subject here, on our weekly ESPN Radio show, and weekly Time Warner cable TV show. Check them out at www.pwrshow.com