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TNA: Small bump in the road

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First of all, I'm not the biggest TNA fan. Am not a TNA mark. But, I do watch their program every now and then (sadly, not as much as I wanted to).

Like it or not, TNA has a great roster. Although I'm not familiar with all of them, most of their guys are great. AJ Styles is one of the most gifted athletes right now. Kurt Angle, do I need to say more? He's a WRESTLING MACHINE! Only reason am not calling him a Wrestling God is because of JBL. Then you have Samoa Joe who's mean as hell and kick your f*ckin head in every time. The tag champs are awesome as well. They remind me of Paul London and Bryan Kendrick only a step faster.

Jeff Hardy continues to evolve in the ring. Mr. Anderson, dubbed as the next Stone Cold. Although I do not fully agree with this, he has something that a lot of other wrestlers in the biz doesn't. Plus, he's got great charisma. Sad though that every time that he seems to be on the verge of going on to the top, he gets an injury.

Ric Flair is still great on the mic. Although am not a fan of him still wrestling, he knows how to sell a story. Hogan is, well, Hogan. Not a fan of him and right now I haven't fully felt his positive effects on the company. Tell you the truth, I wish Hogan never got on board. Bishoff is alright but not Hogan.

This wrestling company has all the talent to become great. However, they have a small roadblock ahead.

Last night, while watching old videos of WWF and WCW, something popped into my head. What's the one thing why RVD, Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy have in common when they signed with TNA? That's the lighter schedule.

Both WWF and WCW had to go on the road to capture a wide audience. They had a show almost everyday of the year. This is what it takes to create a big presence in the market. Business wise, this is what you have to do in order to become a giant wrestling company. As I see it, TNA will soon have to leave Orlando for regular tours. This means a lot more travelling for the wrestlers. And this means problems for some of the company's top guys.

I understand that this will not hinder their growth. But it is problem that I realized that I just wanted to share with you guys.

Thoughts? Comments? Please do share!

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  1. Justdawg08's Avatar
    One problem with you saying you wish Hogan would have never got on board. He was needed to get their recognition.

    Bottom line is... Hulk Hogan is bigger than TNA in terms of popularity, sponsors, you name it... he came in... and now he sets TNA on his level with his association.

    It's not like we really see Hulk Hogan on the Television much anyways. So I don't see what the problem is.
  2. Splattered-Dreams's Avatar
    I argree with the blog, but I dont necessarily think they will have to tour, they could just hold impact at different cities each week
  3. jaxxvsyou's Avatar
    There are a few factors you havent included. House show sales are actually down, and WWF/WCW didnt have the internet viewer ship that it does now, i believe it is an optical illusion how many people actually enjoy TNA.
  4. Mark McNasty's Avatar
    TNA is not ECW. Period. There is no type of indy/anti-establishment feeling that goes along with ECW. It developed its own stars; it didn't cherry-pick from the indies and older, less mobile wrestlers.

    Yes, TNA is just a bump in the road. They don't have that monetary capital that Ted Turner had when he started WCW, the tenacity to run you out of business like WWE has, or even the in-your-face appeal that ECW had. TNA will last a few more years before fans just stop paying attention.
  5. Rassling_Fan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Justdawg08
    One problem with you saying you wish Hogan would have never got on board. He was needed to get their recognition.
    They had it before, and that was when Jarrett smashed a guitar on his head and said they didn't need him.

    Seeing him there just reminds me how far they've fallen.
  6. bigdaddypops's Avatar
    fat nigger dick
  7. Justdawg08's Avatar
    TNA should invest in a Super Bowl Ad and put on the most adrenaline filled 30 seconds in wrestling promo history.
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