You are welcome for the compliment. I am glad you took it that way because after I posted, I kind of thought you might take it like I was insulting you in some way. I am certainly relieved that this was not the case. Now onto my “totally ignorant” point of view… First things first. If you are trying to have an “intimate conversation” in which you hope that no one would criticize your opinion, there is a magic way to send someone what is known as a “private message.” This mean no one other than the individual you are concerned with having a conversation can see what you post; however, if you post a thought or opinion in the main thread, you are expressing your opinion for public consumption, as well as criticism… I’m sorry you do not like this, but if we can criticize our head governing figures for what they say in a public forum, I highly doubt I am going to consider you to be more privileged.
As for my “two newspapers” comparison, let’s look at it from this perspective and maybe you can catch my meaning. If you choose to get your news from Fox News, CNN, Yahoo, or MSNBC, you choose based on the “quality” and “entertainment” of the news article you read. The same can be said by the movies you choose to see, actors you tend to follow, hobbies you may have. Virtually all things in life can be tied into these two factors; Quality and Entertainment. This is a DIRECT comparison to what we see in the wrestling industry if you would care to have a little insight… Much like the news industry (companies, since this is the word you choose), all wrestling companies run similar storylines, would you agree? Kevin Steen “holding ROH hostage” as champion could be compared to other storylines in the business. Now your argument is that you would like for there to be a time distance between these similar stories, correct? I can understand you and even agree if it was Madison Rayne involved with say Austin Aries and Bobby Roode to assume a love triangle. Yes these stories would be similar in that they were both a “love triangle.” If Rayne was then granted to be the interim GM for Impact, your comparison would be spot on. However, Rayne has nothing to do with the GM scene, nor is she involved in a “love triangle” so that comparison falls flat. If you want to use the aspect of “having a love interest” as your terms to compare the two product then WWE is ripping off TNA since ODB and EY are young and in love and married. They have been this way for MANY months now and the angle has yet to end, even if EY was off TV to film his new show and recover from his procedure… You see, by your standards ODB/EY can be compared to Punk/Danielson/AJ because they are involved in a “love interest” angle. It’s kind of a broad range of criteria in which MANY angles would fit, not just the ones you listed.
As for the aspect of “naming a new GM” there is a substantial difference in these storylines. RAW was naming a “new permanent” GM to replace the former character in that position. TNA placed Sting in an “in the mean time” role while the current and active GM is recuperating from the “beating and broken pelvis” that was given to him at the hands of an invading group. Just because the words “new GM” are used is not a way to make these stories similar. Yes, two “GMs were named” but in no way are they considered “similar stories.” It just happens to be an aspect used to advance the storyline. One says it is a permanent replacement to fill a position, where as the other is just to keep order in the Impact Zone while the GM is out of commission.
Now to tie in the original point that a newspaper to wrestling is comparable, look at it from this perspective. Which wrestling show do you choose; the one that entertains you? Which news source/company do you choose; the one that entertains you? This is all what it boils down to. Entertainment is why you choose to indulge your curiosities. If you are choosing “The Globe” because of its lineage, then that is your prerogative. I choose “The Journal” because it keeps my attention and makes me want to read more. This is where the current state of the E Universe versus TNA currently sits. TNA keeps my attention and makes me want to see more, whereas the E Universe has a great deal of lineage, so I can’t ignore it, but the stories they run, much like with “The Globe”, fall flat and tend to allow my interest to tune out when viewing.
You are correct in that my opinion belongs to me. However, you made no compelling argument as to which angles WWE are running that are keeping you attention. Why exclude the obvious redeeming fact from your post? If you think that Ryback and his gimmick makes for interesting TV, then by all means defend it. You won’t be wrong because only you know what you like. I defended which angles keep my interest, and if you’d care to have an intelligent conversation as to learn why, then by all means we can discuss this. Of course, this means that you will be subjected to criticism over these views, as will I, but I am not afraid of what others might think when it comes to my views on entertaining television…
Now as for homework, I am pretty sure I have enough knowledge to pass the class without the extra study. If you care to find out, then carry on the conversation with an intellectual response, rather than dodging, redirecting, and downplaying the most vital of information contained inside the conversation, because right now you are coming across more as a politician rather than a wrestling fan… But then again, that’s just my opinion, right? Trust me, I don’t expect you to actually read this, because most people tend to only want to make sure others hear what they have to say, rather than listening to their opposition. For me, however, I like a good conversation and tend to try drawing them out.