Impact Wrestling—Wrestling matters—that line means absolutely nothing.
Since Impact Wrestling debuted, barely any Wrestling matches have caught my attention on that show, however TNA/Impact Wrestling competitor WWE have indicated Wrestling matters by actually displaying great matches on television since Impact Wrestling.
From the top of my head, these are the following matches that I remember recently being decent matches on RAW and Smackdown -
Christian Vs Randy Orton - World Championship match
Rey Mysterio Vs. CM Punk - Last Week Monday Night RAW
Rey Mysterio Vs. CM Punk - This Weeks Monday Night RAW
Sin Cara Vs. Chavo Guerrero - Smackdown
Cody Rhodes Vs. Daniel Bryan - Smackdown
John Cena And Alex Riley Vs R-Truth and The Miz with Stone Cold Steve Austin (entertaining match) - RAW
Booker T Vs. Jack Swagger (loved seeing Booker T back in the ring)
What is your favorite match?
Eric Young Vs. Gunner - reference to Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash finger-poke of doom
Kurt Angle Vs. Rob Van Dam
(The June 2nd edition of Impact Wrestling is airing tonight, so I don't know if there was anything noteworthy to mention)
See my point?
I really haven't been into any TNA feuds since the beginning of 2011. The only feud which has is the Kurt Angle/Jeff Jarrett, but even that seems to be running out of steam.
Wrestling doesn't matter on TNA/Impact Wrestling, do all the re-branding you want whilst WWE actually takes a kick at you as they are doing what you claim to be achieving.
TNA/Impact Wrestling viewpoint
Eric Bischoff recently tweeted the following-
"Seems like 90% of the audience loves what the loudest 10% hates. So who really matters?"
Eazy E would probably ridicule me as part of the 10 percent, but I don't have anything against Eric. In fact I'm glad he is in TNA because he understands the business and television aspect of things which is great for TNA.
What makes me laugh is he then stated, "The 10%er's can't get over the fact that they are irrelevant. Ratings don't lie. Research doesn't lie. IWC smarks need to get over it."
Well, WWE Smackdown is known for the wrestling and got more viewers.
Mr Bishcoff, I've done that small research, it speaks for itself.
Eric then posted,
"What the 10%'ers and the dirtsites that feed them don't want to report: Per Spike TV, Impact Wrestling was the #1 cable show in its time period among M18-49 despite under-delivering its STD average among key demos and TNA increased from its Jail (rpt) lead-in by +129% in M18-49 (.78), with an additional +6% gain in the following quarter hour. TNA peaked in the 10:15p quarter with a .99 in M18-49."
Sure that's good news, but come on. The non-advertised wrestling show (Smackdown) got more viewers than the so-called Wrestling matters show?
I don't want to come off sounding like a huge WWE fan and belittle TNA/Impact Wrestling because I love the memories I have of TNA and love some of the guys they brought in (because I was to young to see them in their prime).
That just baffles my mind.....
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Be on the look out for my article about meeting Kurt Angle in London, Wembley Arena on Saturday.
Side note: Eric Bischoff retweeted a comment about IWC are geeks and need to get laid. I'm getting laid and for that matter, I'm not a geek either.....