WWE vs TNA: One Mans Opinion
by, 03-02-2013 at 09:07 PM (7238 Views)
So for those of you who are long time bloggers, you'll remember me from my series of Uncooked blogs, where I looked at each Raw and talked about them, or the Wrestling Blog Challenge series,, where other bloggers would go up against each other. Well, I'm dabbling back into blogs, who knows, you might even see a few Uncooked blogs from me. For this blog though, I'm taking a look at WWE and TNA, and I'm going to try and objectively compare the two companies, and share which i think is better in each specific category. Hope you guys enjoy.
For me, I find this to be one of the big ones. On one end in the WWE, you have people like CM Punk, John Cena, Randy Orton, The Rock, and Sheamus. When I think of TNA, I think of Sting, Hulk Hogan, Bobby Roode, Austin Aries, Jeff Hardy. Personally, I feel like the WWE has better star power, merely for the fact that if you went up to either a casual fan, or a non fan, and said any of those names, most people would know of John Cena and The Rock and know they are in wrestling.
I know if I even tried to sell the idea that the WWE has better wrestling, that i would not be a true wrestling fan. For anyone who has sat down and watched a full episode of Raw, and a full episode of Impact, you'd know Impact is by far the more wrestling oriented program. They have the X-Division, they give their Knockouts more of a focus compared to the WWE Diva's, and there are other times we get PPV quality matches on Impact. I'd say every month to 2 months, we get one to two PPV quality matches on Impact. Look at the WWE. The last one we had was CM Punk vs John Cena. Before that...when was the last time you can think of a ppv quality match on Raw or Smackdown? Exactly.
Something that is majorly important across the board for both WWE and TNA, is storylines. So lets look at some of the bigger storylines going on in the WWE and TNA recently. In the WWE, we had CM Punks super long title reign, Cena is working towards redemption, Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger having the mexican american vs the true american feud, and the Shield. Then look at TNA. You have the Aces and 8's angle, which encompasses a lot of things, you have the Hogan/Ray storyline, you have Aries and Roode teaming up, and the Joseph Park storyline. Personally, I think WWE beats TNA in this aspect. While they do have some long term storylines, most of them fit to where whether you are a casual fan or a die hard, you can jump in at any point and be good to go.
Development of New Stars
So in TNA, we have the gut check challenge. Originally I found this idea interesting and innovative. After a while though, it feels, i don't know, blah. Add in that, that there doesn't seem to be a lot of new talent coming out, it is either talent that wasn't being used now being used, or talent who use to be in TNA, coming back to TNA. I feel like they could do a justice in working with talent, not just the gut check people, and developing new stars. Look at WWE. In the last 6 months, new stars we've seen debut, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Big E Langston, Bo Dallas. Other than Bo Dallas, most have been utilized well, especially Rollins, Ambrose, and Reigns. For me, I think the WWE wins this one.
While there will be the fans who will breath and die TNA, and fans who will breath and die WWE, I think the over all consensus is that if you want pure wrestling with a little bit of storylines and characters, go to TNA. If you want storylines with some wrestling, go WWE. While I think that TNA will never ever be big enough to compete with WWE like WCW could. That isn't a bad thing, but I think those fans living in the attitude era, or wishing we see another company vs company war that leads to a boom, will be sorrily disappointed.
So, I hope you guys enjoyed the blog! Don't go easy on me! I look forward to each persons opinion! Until next time ya'll!