Originally Posted by YOUcanCALLmeCRACK
Originally Posted by masakaritko
Alright, I have given this a roll around, trying to let it slide, but I just can't; Sorry BMac, but another novel is coming...
So we are giving the credit for Impact Live, Impact on the road, Lowered PPVs, Banishing of Russo, Showcasing talent... All of this credit you guys are giving to Hogan?! And then, on top of all the other brain child ideas, you are going to issue booking to Hogan as well? What in the world makes you guys think Hogan has this much control over the show and decisions with how the company is to be run?
The brand expansion internationally should be credited to Andy Barton who is their Executive Vice President of Licensing and International Television Distribution.
Credit for the young talent goes to Al Snow (Senior Director of Talent Relations & OVW Head Trainer) as well as D'Lo (Senior Producer / Talent Evaluator).
Decisions for Impact to go Live, On the Road, and Reducing the PPVs go to Dixie Carter, Chris Sobol (Vice President of Operations), as well as a few others who have MINOR input into these decisions, Hogan (being only listed as the current GM for Impact and having NO authority to make any decisions outside of this) gets no credit for these things...
Especially not the casting out of Russo, the Booking, Storylines/How current wrestlers are used, production of the product, or rebuilding of division. Those rights go to Dixie herself and the creative team of TNA - Pritchard (Head writer; Senior Vice President of Programming and Talent Relations), Bischoff (Executive Producer), Al Snow (Producer), D'lo (Senior Producer / Talent Evaluator), Dan Burgess (Producer / Designer), Dave Lagana (Director of Creative Writing), David Sahadi (Director of Production), Matt Conway (Creative Writer), and Steve Small (Senior Director of Production).
Originally Posted by masakaritko
To every one of your bolded parts, I simply ask "How do you and only you know this" since I have yet to find any sources outside of the opinions of others on wrestling websites that confirm these things. You are entitled to your opinion but don't blind others into believing these as facts. Does Dixie want the belt on Hogan? I do not know, but I can assure you that she hasn't said that in a single interview in the public. Does Hogan want the TNA belt? I doubt it as the statements he has made in interviews about "winning a TNA title" all come across as him joking more about how crippled his body is more than a desire of the heart to win the belt.
Next point is that the revelation of 'kayfabe' has nothing to do with the prestige of a championship. Regardless if the product is scripted or not, when you see a person literally bust their ass to improve on a weekly basis, it brings a bit of honor to the championships. This is why it was filled with such sentiment when Austin Aries won the WHC, when Bobby Roode was granted the go ahead for an 8-9 month title reign, and when AJ Styles was granted the right to be the first Triple Crown winner in TNA history. Prestige has less to do with people "thinking it's a real sport" and more to do with the drive, passion, and work ethic of those who win the belt.
Maybe it was the painkillers talking in your post, but I couldn't leave well enough alone with comments like these. You guys are acting like Hogan is the one running all things in TNA and making every business decision for the product as a whole. Does he have leverage with Bischoff and influence that comes with his name? I am sure he does, but by no means does that mean he is granted the right to take the credit for ANY of the things listed.