It's beyond help, bruv.
But we can't be having a few simple words on this matter.
Kash to DRG style answer?
Whew... Oh boy...
Here we go.
Forgive me if I at any point from here on out start rambling, but I've got a lot to say here, and have been waiting for the return of my cyber buddy, DiggidyDarksideRiggidyRonnie"TheTNAChampioningChee rleader"GiggidyGarvin, so I can truly vent on my frustrations with, and overal opinion
of, a company that I think is -as I boldly typed above- beyond help.
The company as a whole has a death wish. I'm sure of it. It's depressed. It doesn't want to be here anymore. It's being dragged along, kicking and screaming, by the Tommy Dreamers, Dixie's, and whoever else is wearing the BookerCap this week. It's sick of trundling along aimlessly without an identity. It's tired. It's weary. It wants to find a rock somewhere nice and quiet, crawl underneath it and... Die.
Perhaps die is too harsh of a word.
Maybe it'd be better to say that it is long overdue a retirement...
Is what I would say if it were a sentient being.
But it's not, obviously.
It's clearly just a poorly run wrestling company, that -unfortunately- has no place being in the -extremely fortunate- position of being able to present a two hour wrestling show on -as far as an English gentleman such as myself can tell- a pretty decent cable TV station, in a fairly prime time slot. The powers that (wanna)be who are bumbling away behind the scenes have had their chance to truly shine and show the world that they deserve the title of the number two wrestling company in the US&A, and, as far as I can tell, have had far more fails than success. Just how many sorry excuses for shit shows, shoddy booking decisions, instances of talent departure, revamps, ECW revivals, washed the-fuck-up MMA fighters, and major business decisions that were obviously ill-prepared for such as failed attempts at going on the road must the wrestling world have to endure before enough becomes enough and it's time to straight up Old Yeller that sum' bitch?
Not too many more, regardless of anyone's opinion. That's pretty much a certainty.
...look at who is at the helm of the company.
A clueless person who has thrown their faith and trust in the wrong people ever since taking over the company. A company which is not even a shell of it's former self. It's a completely different company under the same banner of TNA. A name that will always hold them back, and a name that Dixie has valiantly stood by. To me that says that she is under the false hope that she can elevate the company as it is beyond it's natural position as an alternative to existing wrestling fans who crave more. It's never going to entice a whole new batch of wrestling fans, and, if that was the mentality of the woman then there would always be a place for TNA, but it's not. Being over ambitious will be what historians will remember about Dixie when she finally takes a bow and goes back to promoting Country Music. Fair play to her, she tried, but she is out of her depth.
As far as most reports have stated, the inner workings of the behind the scenes shenanigans are chaotic at best, and everyone is pulling in different directions. It's eerily familiar to WCW. It just doesn't seem to know what it's doing. It's like a one-oared rubber dinghy going around in circles while drifting out to sea, and it's passed the point of no return.
Rather than be a refreshing and innovative alternative, TNA emulates and plagiarises. WWE and ECW being the obvious examples of this. No one in their right mind can think that this is anything other than bad for their health.
It's not only detrimental to itself, I actually believe that TNA as they stand are bad for wrestling.
From a humanitarian POV, yes, it would suck for individuals to lose their jobs if the company would cease operations, obviously, but, c'mon, RonRon, we all know that the actual talent would land on their feet in one of the new companies that would emerge in the absence of TNA. in fact, I'd go as far to say that if TNA were removed from existence then the amount of jobs that would be created would be more than double that were lost. The potentially exciting possibilities that would arrise from TNA being removed from the playing field outweigh anything that they currently have to offer. From a wrestling fans perspective I -for one?- would be looking forward to seeing what Phoenix Rose out of their ashes.
Regarding the wrestlers you numbered.
Agreed that those guys were given a platform to elevate their game, and evolve into top tier TNA talent, but, that's all they did. Give them a platform. If it wasn't TNA it would have been a different company. So, while they should be commended for that, it's not like they did anything any other company not named WWE wouldn't have done.
Something to think about.
In order to get more viewers, TNA heavily promoted that a woman was going to be hurt by being thrown through a table by a man named Bully Ray on their show, and viewers were strongly encouraged not to miss this bitch get her comeuppance. This wasn't presented as a random happening that TNA had no control over, and are now showing regret as a company. It was presented as something acceptable. In 2014.
was the moment I gave up on TNA forever and wished bad things upon them.
I wanted to give them another chance, I really did, Ronald. Seriously. Ask Robstar and Asher, they'll tell you they tried to convince me I was wasting my time, but the wrestling fan in me told them it was all going to be great. I was.... Wrong (
). It just wasn't meant to be, and as far as I'm concerned, neither are TNA. They're destined for a place in the WWE library and being used as a promotional tool for when the WWE Network subscriptions are up for their six month renewal.
Sorry if that makes me a prick, but I guess I'm looking at the bigger picture through the eyes of a selfish wrestling fan