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TNA and WWE: Things Ain't Like The Other

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Well hello again everyone who happens to read my blogs, I haven' wrote one for quite some time it seems but thats due in party to various reasons that I won't list on here.

Anyway I feel like doing a kind of WWE vs TNA comparison blog because since my last effort I feel a few things have changed in both companies, for both good and bad. I will try to be as objective and non-biased as possible but no promises...

WWE: I do not recognise thee

Now I'm gonna start with wwe and for good reason; I am starting to really dislike what they are dishing out. I say this because I feel like wwe is pleasing the politically correct, no sense of humour crowd these days and the evidence is the much talked about firing of A.W. While I agree that the joke was in bad taste and shouldn't have been said, it was after all still a joke, bad or not. I began to like that man because he seemed to be a great manager (annoying yes) and good mangers are a rare breed these days. Getting fired over a harmless joke (it was bloody well harmless come on) is plain ridiculous, its as bad as getting arrested for sticking your middle finger up. This act by the wwe brains trust just proves how pollitically correct its becoming. If you cant laugh then the world becomes depressing and lifeless.

My next gripe would be their complete inability to build up a ppv. I find it annoying and frustrating at seeing probably three to four matches getting build up then come ppv time we get a handful more out of nowhere, how can we fans buy this when only half the matches are made known?...I remember the days when each match had a build up, a purpose of sorts even if it was a small feud.

Which brings me to completely moronic logic. AJ Lee as raw gm?! I once started to like this girl but my god her acting ability is atrocious, i cannot take her seriously anymore, especially as gm. Let me look at this...a man who's power was taken away one year ago comes back and somehow is allowed to make a mentally unstable girl the general manager of their flagship couldn't give wwe an emmy found in the rubbish for that.

My final wwe thought is this: @#$% off tout and @#$% off twitter. These two evil inventions quite frankly are killing my wwe enjoyment. I personally cannot stand the over hype of twitter and tout on each and every show, how is meant to "enhance" our viewing? I don't wanto see what some random person somewhere has said or someones 15 video thought every five minutes, enough is enough wwe we don't care. If you had of told me 8 years ago we would make social media more important than their product today I would have luaghed and slapped you upside the head. That kind of thing should be left to their website, right now its just plain intrusive.

I see people complain and carry on about things like these regarding wwe well my advice would be do somthing about it. Let wwe know or something, noycott their programming, don't purchase ppv's or merchandise etc etc...which leads me to this...

TNA: Slowly becoming a man

I may be in the minority but these last few months I have been enjoying tna more than wwe and quite frankly its strange. I have seen so many good things from them and they are outweighing the bad completely.

When I say good I mean tna is consistently giving us good match quality, good chemistry between wrestlers, good new talent, the right people being pushed just to name a few. I am actually enjoying this BFG series alot. While wwe is off doing the usual stale and bland crap tna is giving us a decent alternative with this, while we all know one of two will win it its still good to watch. Thats my point, tna is doing different things and thats what we want.

While the gut check thing isnt ground breaking or new its still different, its nice to see some new guys and what they can do and most likely its just leading to a x-division revival and thats okay by me. The ace's and eights group is excellent because so far we know nothing about them or who they will be revealed as, just hoping they don't botch it. The knockouts division while nowhere near as good as what it was its still better than wwe model's division (beth phoenix and natayla are the only thing good there).

What I truly hate about tna right now are what everyone else hates. Brooke Hogans presence, id rather watch a 2x4 with a blonde wig than her, never liked her and never will, just hope hogan isn't going for the vince and stephanie dynamic. The whole claire lynch/aj styles/daniels and kaz storylines, its just god damn painful and those three men deserve better, we don't need another styles/daniels feud for christ sake and if new is correct it may just be over soon. While I have always respected the likes of sting and hulk hogan (still have unopened hogan figurines and a chris benoit one for that fact) im just sick of seeing them, yes your legends and occasionally bring something to the product but please just hang up the boots already.

Now i have seen comments from both sides of the fence and my opinion is that if people want tna to rise up to wwe levels then give them a chance. Give them a watch, buy some merchandise, order a ppv every now and then. The competition won't happen if us the fans don't make it happen and the fact they have been around almost ten years (or more?) is pretty good you have to admit. Once tna improves their booking, goes on the road etc I reckon things will pick up but it will take time.

That will do for my blog for njow, may do a part 2 to it but I don't know. While It may seemed like I hate wwe I don't. I have watched them for over 20 years now, it just pains me to see what they are becoming and I hate saying that. While tna still has ways to go its still providing a decent alternative that people should really give a chance to whether they like it or hate it.

You don't have to agree with me or anything I have said, I am open to constructive criticism and debate too. I hope to hear people's thoughts on this and hell even expand on what I said if you so choose.


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Updated 08-19-2012 at 10:01 AM by Frank

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  1. monctonvike's Avatar
    Great read! I think you are correct about most things. I think I read something about the claire lynch story is ending faster than they planed. For two reasons negative fan feed back and issues with the actress herself ( do tha right thing claire end this)
  2. DK Wrestling Savior's Avatar
    As someone who recently stopped watching WWE and has become a full fledged TNA watcher, I have to say you nailed it right on the head with this one. I love Impact Wrestling. It has been giving us great quality matches. In my last Sudden Impact blog, I mentioned they need a few more feuds, and some more story building. They can do great things, if they have the courage to take some risks and really do some ballsy things.
  3. ComingToCinemas's Avatar
    I agree with most points you've made. Since Raw 1000 I'm starting to notice, despite the improved matches and a generally interesting programme every week (in my opinion, check out my blog...), that they've hit a standstill since Punk's heel turn. He's still interesting, but they seem to have nobody new for him to go up against (Cena and Show are just being thrown into the mix in a vain attempt to make us care about their rivalry).

    As for TNA, up until three weeks ago I had boycotted the product since soon after Angle joined them. It took my cousin telling me about the Aces and Eights for me to watch it again, and I'm pleasantly surprised. The matches are good, and the A&8s are intriguing (I'm sure one of them is Chuck Palumbo though). The only downfalls have been the AJ/Claire storyline and Brooke. I would have to disagree with the statement about TNA's Knockouts though. I've never been a big fan of women's wrestling, and TNA seems to be on the same level as WWE with it nowadays (the Earl Hebner thing just seems pointless since the title changed hands the next night).
  4. DustyOnMovies's Avatar
    I agree with a lot of what you've said. I hate AJ as GM. Really liked her before that though. She's strikingly beautiful and they want to put her in a business suit? I mean c'mon.
  5. TheGreatOne's Avatar
    Lets see:
    TNA obviously has the edge with women wrestling because they actually give their Knockouts mics, time for matches, and so forth.
    WWE has the better tag division right now if you ask me. I almost forgot who the tag champs were the other day for TNA's side.
    TNA X-Division by far over US or IC title. IC is closer to the X-Division title currently than the US because who is holding the belts. I don't care for Santino at all. I'm a Miz and Ion fan. Comes down to which matches you've look forward to more. Obviously Ion vs whoever....Miz just won the title from Christian. Christian is stale...sad!!
    TNA world title situation/matches have been more looked forward to here lately. I like Punk better, but having to face Cena again and anything that has to do with the Big Show to me is a snore. BFG series is almost over which helps also.
    Main storyline WWE gets it here. I hate the Aces & 8s garbage. Probably the reason they havn't shown their faces yet because we will be seeing WWE jobbers under the mask. I don't care about Sting or Hogan anymore.Punk wants to be in the main event as WWE champ as we all do.
    HHH vs Lesnar is also another main one I guess one could say, but I'm not that interested in it. I was wanting Lesnar vs Orton way before he got suspended because their history at the ppv. However, it isn't as bad as Claire/AJ/Daniels/Kaz storyline. I have felt absolutely tortured by this terrible actor who has been acting for 15 years. Along with one of my favs having to get his coattails road again by Daniels who can't keep a job in TNA without working with him. It has gone long enough dang it!!
    Daniel Bryan/AJ storyline still has my interest mainly because he is my favorite currently replacing Punk.
    Pretty even I'd say, both have their good and bad. I'd give the edge to WWE because 1 of their main storylines I'm interested in while TNA has 2 terrible ones in my eyes. WWE has 1 in HHH vs Lesnar. Can't wait for BFG, I hope to goodness I won't be tortured with another James Storm world title match again. He has had like 4 world title matches. I want to see Aries face Angle, AJ, Joe, or even Bully Ray before Storm.
  6. Pumpkinhead's Avatar
    Honestly there's nothing to said about this of what had been said, WWE will continue to use social media and put down a show for a friendlier audience while TNA will focus on the hardcore fans, some will jump ship like you some not
  7. Another_Big_Guy's Avatar
    Unfortunately your right Pumkinhead, as time goes on the more they will promote bull@#$% social media. Yeah having a show family friendly is all well and good but thats no excuse for illogical booking and disrespect to fans but yeah I agree with you. Your right on the money with what you said DK wrestling saviour, if only tna would grow some bigger balls they could really lay down some competition, could it happen? definetely...will it happen? not for a while sadly but im hopeful, same goes for wwe.
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