They were moving in the right direction when they first got cable syndication on Fox Sports Net. The only thing that is stopping TNA, to me, is that it's presented in a way that makes it seem like a poor man's WWE. I wish they'd go back to the 6 sided ring, get rid of the ex WWE guys and Sting and just push their homegrown talent like they used to. I don't want to see RVD, Hogan, Kennedy, etc. taking up so much of the tv time. Bully Ray is really the only ex WWE guy that they're using correctly. Bring back the high flying tag teams and Petey Williams just so he can do the Canadian Destroyer every week. Bring back the two entrances that they used to have in the Impact Zone. Get rid of Taz and bring back Don West on commentary, who actually made it bearable. The X Division should be featured almost as much as their Heavyweight Title because obviously they don't respect it enough to let Jeff Hardy defame it even more than he has in previous years, by showing up wasted for title matches, and also by putting his face on it. The X Division is for smaller guys, but they could almost use it as a stepping stone for the World Title, somewhat like they did with Aries this year.
The gut check thing is cool, but they're featuring a guy who didn't even "get picked" to earn a contract more than any of the kids that have actually made it. Stop prolonging the Aces & 8s storyline and bring back Abyss. Have AJ Styles, who's contributed almost more than anybody to TNA besides Jeff Jarrett, have a long, prestigious title run. Induct actual people that deserve to be in the TNA hall of fame in the hall of fame. They inducted Sting first, which is basically spitting and slapping Jeff Jarrett in the face for what he's done for the company. I don't take it seriously because I know they're going to bring in a WWE guy, who has either left or been released, and make them the star of the company. The only time it's worked has been with Christian, but after that, it's just made me not want to watch it. Bring back Awesome Kong and have her feud with Gail Kim. And have another girl feud that doesn't involve ODB and Eric Young. It's ridiculous and some of the stuff they do is flat out just an embarrassment to wrestling. Feature Madison Rayne and actually do innovative things with the girls like they used to.
They really just need to get away from the Bischoffs and the Hogans of the world and just be themselves. I love Hogan, but his time is well past due. I don't want to see him anymore. Sorry for the rambling, but these are the things that I think could make TNA the alternative that it should strive to be. I watch WWE for WWE. I don't enjoy watching TNA trying to recreate WWE, especially knowing the things that they're capable of.