I’ve been thinking about the question for a few weeks, so I decided to type up a quick article and get the opinions of all you great readers here at Bleacher Report. (Shameless Cheap Pop)
This weekend, the eyes of the wrestling world and much of the non-wrestling world, will be on Atlanta, Georgia. Of course, WWE will be having access week, the hall of fame ceremony, and “The Grandest Stage of All”, Wrestlemania. As usual, Ring of Honor will be doing a show in the same city as Wrestlemania. This year they will do shows on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. I know a group is holding a wrestling fan convention, and there may be other Indy promotions doing shows in and around the area.
However, in all of this, there has been no mention of America’s number two promotion. Total Nonstop Action wrestling. To the best of my knowledge, TNA is focused only on the Lockdown PPV and trying to recover from the Victory Road incident. Last week, one of the hosts on a wrestling radio show that I listen to made an comment about TNA not being in Atlanta this weekend. He didn’t go into details but it got me thinking, should TNA have a presence in Atlanta this weekend?
On one hand, it’s a good chance to market their product. Everyone in Atlanta will be thinking wrestling this weekend. Most will be open to sampling some wrestling other than the WWE. There are still a lot of people that know about TNA and what they have to offer.
On the other hand, a part of me thinks it would make them look bad. TNA wants people to take them more seriously. They want us to see them on a level close to that of the WWE, and being in Atlanta this weekend kind of makes them look second rate. Let’s be honest here, everyone else in Atlanta is just piggy backing on the WWE. I could see all of the TNA haters using this as another reason to trash the company.
So, I’m posing the question to all of you. In the comments below, tell me if you think TNA should be host a show in Atlanta this week or not.
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