What would TNA be like without the Hogan regime? pt 2
by, 09-03-2010 at 03:39 PM (4319 Views)
Now many of you agreed and many of you disagreed. My last blog seemed very interesting to EWN users. To make myself clearer from the last blog i will actually go into more detail.
One person from the last blog blamed Russo for this horrible Hogan regime. That is slightly true but Vince was has been writing for TNA since 2002 which is way before the Hogan regime. Russo has made a lot of terrible story lines in TNA but once Hogan came in, it became worse. Let's look at some of the story lines and ideas now and compare from the story lines and ideas then:
Main Event Mafia: Success!!!
AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe vs. Christopher Daniels: Success!!!
(This has got to be one of the greatest story lines following up to a great match ever!)
AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe when Joe had the X Division championship: Success
(Around this time, TNA was heavily centered on the X Division)
Jeff Jarrett's last Heel title run: Success!!!
TNA Reverse Battle Royal on TNA Impact 2006: Epic Failure!!!
Christian and his group: Success
Kurt Angle's debut and title run: Success
AJ Styles becoming a heel and becoming Ric Flair's mentor: Epic Failure!!!
Fortune vs. ECW: Epic failure!!!
(And trust me seeing old ECW guys run around TNA is not fun!)
Hulk Hogan and Abyss vs. AJ Styles and Ric Flair: Ultimate Epic Failure!!!
(Why the hell is Hogan and Flair wrestling!!! Abyss's gimmick is totally screwed. Even after Abyss kayfabedly attacked RVD with Janice, I still cannot take him seriously!)
Top Ten Contenders: Success!!!
(It was something new and unique! I like it!)
Sting heel turn: Epic Failure
(His heel turn was unexplainable. I guess it was something to get him on screen)
6 sided ring
The reason why I included the six sided ring because that was another good difference between WWE and TNA. And actually it does help better in ring work, especially from the X Division wrestlers. But now, TNA just looks like it could be a 3rd WWE brand.
Hogan's most memorable moments is with WWE and his less few memorable moments are with WCW. There are no moments with TNA because Hogan is dead to the business. He has no further ideas or impact to give on the company. Now when you think of Hogan's most memorable time what's the first thing that comes to your mind? With WWE, WCW or TNA. You'll be the judge of that. If TNA wants to be different then do different things, have a different storyline and have a different roster from that's completely different than the WWE's roster!
RVD and Jeff Hardy
One comment said that Jeff Hardy and RVD equal star power, well if that's the case then why aren't the ratings higher. I don't understand. No matter what WWE superstar they take except for Austin, Rock, and John Cena, their ratings will always stay at the 1.0. I say this because once upon ago people watched TNA because it was something that was totally different and unique.
For an example, let's look at the two sodas, Pepsi and Coca-Cola. They have been battling for ages. Once Pepsi came out many people targeted their thirst towards Sprite because it was unique and different. Now people actually had a choice. Another example could be McDonalds. McDonalds was a monopoly for many years. But until BK came out people actually could now choose where to go when they wanted fast food. People get tired of the same thing ladies and gents. That's why some of these companies were created so people could have a variety. At one time i though TNA was going to break the barrier like Pepsi did Coca-Cola.