Change for the best, TNA?
by, 08-31-2010 at 11:00 PM (3639 Views)
We all know by now that TNA has taken a turn for the worst. Dixie and friends continue to hire old washed up wrestlers who only contribute by name value (if they have rights to that name). And it sounds good theoretically, but when you give these stars the amount of money that Dixie gives, she in turn loses money. We all know this and we all know that TNA needs to stop hiring has-beens. Guys like Hogan/Nash/Sting/Flair and yes even your beloved Hardy don’t contribute enough to make up for what they take.
My point being is what if Dixie realized that she was practically selling away TNA. What if she did not renew contracts with the like of Hogan and Flair. Would TNA be in a better spot? No. She would still have to spend that money elsewhere. But she would be getting a lot more in return. What if she invested in doing more cross country trips and producing impacts from big cities like LA or NY? What if she did a European tour and produced a special Monday night impact from a big sold out arena? Would investors see the big WWE sized arenas being sold out by TNA as profitable? I know If I saw An arena just larger than an indy show size, I would hesitate to put any money into that company because I would think that no body would be around to see my advertising.
Lets say I worked for a beer corporation. WWE went PG and no longer wants to be sponsored by Sam Adams and Budweiser. There is a large market that can no longer be touched. But then I heard about a pg-14 wrestling counterpart known as TNA that just filled up a 5000 seat arena with mostly adults in their early 20’s to early 40’s. That is the target demographic. Sold. But if they saw an arena with roughly three or four hundred people sitting there, that’s not much beer being bought. See my point?
What TNA needs to do is not renew any contracts with the proverbial money sponges that Hogan and co are, and re-invest that money to take their company worldwide. They did so on television, now they need to do so in person. Because what made WCW back in the day? Was it the faces that WCW made, or the faces that WWF made? Same goes for ECW and even WWF. If TNA stay’s this same route, then the guys that are worth watching will not be remembered. When I think of TNA I don’t like thinking of Hulk flexing his muscles in front of a TNA logo pursing his lips, I liked thinking of seeing Chris Sabin hang from a red rope over a ring trying to grab an X. I liked thinking of AJ standing in a sparkling shower only being protected by his blue sleeveless hoody. Not of AJ who takes off a Flair robe and ends up with stray feathers on his forehead.
TNA needs to desperately get rid of Hogan and co before they go bankrupt. They have not made any profit in all of this and will not down the road, unless they change for the better. When Hulk first came to TNA he promised change for the best. He promised that by October of 2010, TNA would be in a better position. TNA would be at par with Monday Night Raw. Big fail. Dixie also needs to quit abusing her TNA veterans like Beer Money, Joe, Styles and Kaz. Because while these guys make the night worth living, they are getting paid half of what Hogan and co is for talking and pointing his finger.
I used to be proud to say I am a TNA fan. But when I saw that awful backstage brawl between Abyss and Stevie Richards I wanted to take back what I had said. When I watched Hardcore Justice I honest to god felt a little sick on the inside. I know I am not alone. Dixie, Russo, Hogan, Bischoff; if any of you ever come across this. If anyone with authority ever hears what me and my fellow fans have to say about your product, please heed our words. I hate choosing whether I want to be in the frying pan with TNA or in the fire with WWE as far as product goes. I know I speak for many, please change. And please listen to us. I know my ideas may not be agreed upon by all of you out there reading this, but I know in my heart that I am right about at least most of it. Please TNA, change for the best. Change for your fans.