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    TNA is in war again, with an indy promotion...

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    Less than a year after declaring war against World Wrestling Entertainment, the professional wrestling industry's second-string quarterback Total Nonstop Action Wrestling now finds itself immersed in another battle.

    This time, however, TNA is riding in the front seat, representing the bigger soldier in the war.

    At least it seems that way.

    Apparently TNA President Dixie Carter and her compatriots, possibly including nominees for "2010 Company Killers of the Year" Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff, have finally started listening to the complaints and criticisms of fans, critics and even homegrown stars that the company needs to develop new stars rather than relying on WWE midcard castaways.

    While this may seem like good news for TNA fans—and those who so desperately want an alternative to WWE programming—this decision has begun to wreak havoc on the American independent scene.

    One company, Ohio-based Absolute Intense Wrestling, isn't taking TNA's new approach laying down.

    Apparently several of that promotion's top stars have been offered TNA contracts in recent weeks. The promoter, or at least the person who manages the company's Facebook page, has been launching a string of written attacks against the company for this raid, and even called the performers who have accepted the deals "sell outs."

    Some people have called out the promotion on the fact it has heavily promoted four of its alumni, and those four have gone on to appear in WWE to varying degrees of success.

    These men include NXT Season One contestant Michael Tarver, Daniel Bryan (who appeared at AIW shows during his "release" period from WWE), Kaval and NXT Season Four rookie Derrick Bateman.

    But AIW officials had their response ready to share on Facebook. In a status comment, they posted the following (with grammar corrected):

    "TNA is not advancing a career. Have you watched their product? MULTIPLE guys on our roster and staff have been offered deals in the last week, so you can understand our frustrations."

    "If it was WWE, we would be in full support. That is a life-changing opportunity. TNA is just a move in a lateral direction, going from being part of a rapidly growing company to whatever TNA is—a wasteland of fedjects."

    Some details remain to be seen, including who the now-TNA contracted wrestlers are, and just how much of the AIW rantings and ravings are at work. But one thing is for certain, this small Ohio promotion has brought some additional attention to itself, just in time for its final show of the year, Nightmare Before X-Mas 4.
    It's one thing for wrestling fans to say TNA sucks. It's another for a minor circuit organization to think it's not even a step up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rassling_Fan View Post
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    It's one thing for wrestling fans to say TNA sucks. It's another for a minor circuit organization to think it's not even a step up.
    Its true what AIW says about TNA, being full of WWE midcarders etc. But I agree with your last statement, that TNA is a step up from that indy promotion. Its small but given its size its 2nd best in the world. NO indy promotion could get that high so give props where props are due.

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    this promotion is just mad bcuz tna is taking their talent lol...i would 2...but hey its a business

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallyman View Post
    this promotion is just mad bcuz tna is taking their talent lol...i would 2...but hey its a business
    You haven't read anything of it.

    They are mad because TNA is taking their talent AND NOT PROPERLY USING THEM.



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    I like the "2010 nominees for company killers of the year, Hogan and Bischoff" bit. Gold!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Cranium View Post
    I like the "2010 nominees for company killers of the year, Hogan and Bischoff" bit. Gold!
    I was like "Damn, someone went there!"



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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverGhost View Post
    I was like "Damn, someone went there!"
    Hey, you gotta call a spade a spade right?



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    Quote Originally Posted by thejman93 View Post
    Hey, you gotta call a spade a spade right?
    True.

    But I would call BischHogan moronic egomaniacal ASS CLOWNS!



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Brown One View Post
    Its true what AIW says about TNA, being full of WWE midcarders etc. But I agree with your last statement, that TNA is a step up from that indy promotion.
    My statement wasn't saying TNA is a step up. As the article said, they did ruin Rob Strauss with the Robbie E. gimmick. And how far up the ladder did Nigel McGuinness climb in TNA? Feud with Kurt Frikkin Angle, then failed to be part of Fourtune and having a losing streak, now awaiting his return to be in a tag team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rassling_Fan View Post
    My statement wasn't saying TNA is a step up. As the article said, they did ruin Rob Strauss with the Robbie E. gimmick. And how far up the ladder did Nigel McGuinness climb in TNA? Feud with Kurt Frikkin Angle, then failed to be part of Fourtune and having a losing streak, now awaiting his return to be in a tag team?
    That is really dumb by management.



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