WWE vs TNA: Never Ending War
by, 10-30-2010 at 10:42 AM (5733 Views)
Let's face it; this "war" between WWE and TNA fans is never gonna end until one company is out of business. I watch both shows and honestly, the best show of the week for me is normally either Smackdown or Impact. 2 weeks ago, Smackdown was awesome. This week Impact was better! So I'm just going to outline exactly what I like and hate about both companies then I'll give my opinions on what can be done to improve on their products. I'll also comment on the current internet mentality on "true wrestling fans" which has resulted from this "war".
Let's start with TNA:
Pros of TNA Wrestling:
-Amazing Tag Team and Women divisions
-Offers an alternative to the other company by utilizing more violence
-Has a very good roster offering different styles
-Much more fan oriented(from what I heard anyway. I don't live in the US)
-Cheaper prices and less PPVs throughout the year
Cons of TNA Wrestling
-Can do so much more with the current roster
-A victim of Egomania himself
-No midcard whatsoever
-B & H keener to use former WWE talent other than originals
-Leans more to having veterans in the main event
-XDivision has gone to its worst state ever when it could easily be a main event division.
-I don't like the documentary style backstage promos
That's what I love and hate about TNA Wrestling. Now let's digest WWE in the same way.
Pros of WWE:
-Like TNA, has a great mix of stars on its roster.
-Midcard is easily the best division, making them a treat to watch.
-Has a very good storyline going with Nexus which is staying fresh.
-I love the Youth Movement.
-Can put on amazing matches without the use of blood since turning PG
-4 shows a week, keeping you watching
Cons of WWE:
-The Women's and Tag Team Divisions are horrible
-Their top 2 stars(Orton and Cena) are boring as hell
-Opportunities to push certain stars are not taken.
-Most of their unused veterans are underrated(Regal being the prime example)
-More than 1 PPV a month can get expensive
-Prices are high(front row at Mania is now $1000)
-PPV builds are normally atrocious
As one can notice, both companies have more cons than pros. TNA want to improve? Than get rid of Hogan and EV 2.0 Their biggest mistake was releasing Daniels and destroying the uniqueness of the XDivision. As for WWE, its they way they're organised that's the problem. PG is not a problem whatsoever for me. I prefer seeing a good one on one match rather than a street fight with a gallon of blood flowing everywhere. ECW is long gone now! WWE need to lessen the amount of PPVs and improve quality rather than quantity. If one notices, both companies have had bad PPVs for some time now with each one being saved by a good match. BFG was saved by MCMG vs Gen ME and Bragging Rights was saved by Bryan vs Ziggler.
Now last thing on my mind is this sudden mentality where certain people think they can determine who is a true wrestling fan. I'm talking about those people who have taken it upon themselves to say that WWE fans are not wrestling fans. So wait? TNA fans are wrestling fans and WWE fans are not right? Great mentality. I ask you this question then. Would you rather watch Chris Jericho vs AJ Styles in a traditional match with no blood just like Taker vs HBK was or would you prefer to see it as a Street Fight. Your choice will determine what you like. Ultimately both guys are wrestlers and a match between these two would probably take the wrestling world by storm. Like it or not you're going to watch it, be it a normal match or a street fight. A Street Fight spices it up and could potentially provide blood but does it really need enhancing? Point here is this: You watch wrestling and enjoy watching it than you are obviously a wrestling fan. I'm not going to watch old ECW and WCW tapes and have an orgasm to it like most people would. Why? Cause I'm happy with the current product of both companies.
Then you tell me: "But WWE sucks, TNA rules forever" I say good for you, go watch TNA and leave WWE in your rear view mirror. I'll watch both shows. I'll watch WWE and still be a true wrestling fan while I watch TNA make the same mistakes WCW and ECW made and see it fall into obscurity. When the DVD "The Fall of TNA" comes out, you'll come back to this article and say "God damn it, he was right!" You can go to WrestleZone.com as well and read Mark Madden's articles. You'll see what I mean.
You can now proceed with flaming me. Thank you