The reason that it is impossible for TNA to succeed in its current form is because mainstream pro wrestling has become stale and predictable. Now there is always at least one exception to the rule, and in the case of the wrestling business, the exception is WWE.
WWE is a functional machine, which has mastered the art of churning out highly entertaining weekly television.
TNA, on the other hand, is more akin to a track & field Olympian who overslept his alarm clock, and has been bringing up the rear since before the race even started.
There is no need to spend any time breaking down TNA’s downfalls. Instead of burying the company, we should be encouraging them to try something different.
It is not as bleak for TNA right now as it could be:
They are the most legit upstart wrestling company since the death of WCW. They have plenty of talent, and weekly prime time television, yet they are light years away from being a worthy competitor to WWE.
TNA does not need a miracle to succeed—they need a vision.
On the first edition of WCW Monday Nitro, when Lex Luger showed up un-announced, WCW immediately separated itself from WWE by becoming the program where anything can happen. It was a major statement that eventually propelled the company to great heights.
Some critics will say that everything that can be done in wrestling has already happened. I am taking a more optimistic approach.
Let’s blow open the closed minds of the world, and think outside of the box.
Here are five never-before-seen ideas that could push TNA closer to the top of the wrestling mountain.