Originally Posted by Steve's Right Peg of Doom
Bit late to the table for this one, but here I go anyway.
As is well documented, my main problem with the whole of the wrestling world is the stupid fans. They seem oblivious to the fact that by being the way they are, they are alienating so many potential new fans, driving away some older fans even with their gung-ho, black and white style of seeing things when it comes to wrestling.
I have never known a group of people more opposed to honest self examination and that attitude extends to the product, where they see only what they want and offer the most juvenile of responses and excuses when challenged. These type of fans should never and will never be let anywhere near the creative side of this business because of the great divide between what they think they know and how things actually are. But don't think that will stop them from spewing ill-considered opinion based on a marginal point of view.
TNA fans and CM Punk fans (most, it seems, but not all - nothing is absolute) really leave a sour taste in my mouth and clearly the mouths of others. Their approach of "this is the best and na-na-na-na-na-I'm-not-listening-to-what-you-have-to-say-na-na-na-na" is frustrating and obtuse. They possess equally the inability to engage in open and honest debate or take a moment to even consider
that what they are defending has any kind of fault at all - and by blindly and ignorantly refuting this, they expose themselves as the type of narrow minded, mouth breathing fans to be avoided at all costs.
I firmly believe that if not for these 'hardcore' fans of TNA, they would have twice
as many fans now, as they currently do. A big part of the reason why TNA's expansion and going on the road is a good thing, because slowly these fans will be outnumbered and the product might one day benefit from more even handed discussions and positive debate.