Yeah, the MMA fighters upset me as well, K2. I understand, from a business sense, why TNA would allow them to be brought in - it keeps Spike, who owns Bellator, happy with their willingness to cross promote) - and placed on television. However, it was such a let down to have one end up being the big reveal behind a vignette that generates a small buzz around it. That spot should have been for someone that TNA could use and not just hype for a fight that isn't taking place on their program. I am hopeful that by TNA taking such a negative hit for the sake of the network, that the network would be willing to compensate TNA in some form; be it financially at the next renegotiation in 2014 or by giving TNA more television time on a Viacom station... SOMETHING to show their appreciation for playing ball.
I am hopeful that TNA is changing in the positive direction I would like to see them go. I am honest enough to admit that they could just as easily head back in the wrong direction. One thing is for sure, 2012 and all of the changes that have been made in both the front and back of the house, leave TNA sitting at the halfway point of a potential 180 degree turn. The reset at BFG has pushed them to 90 degrees and it is up to the talent in TNA to rise in order to push them towards the full turn around.