Post by stevekasan on Apr 12, 2012 14:35:50 GMT -5
I agree with Patrick and everyone else that believes TNA as an alternate. The entire pie cannot consist of the WWE having every slice. There is enough room.
Not looking at TNA as a new WCW is the right idea. They shouldn't be. TNA should be TNA. Besides, this still practically a "new" company in terms of years still. 10 years compared to what, 50 with the WWE?
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Post by Dr Van Nostren on Apr 13, 2012 3:37:35 GMT -5
I honestly asked myself this not long ago, only the inverse. For quite a while I only watched Raw. Then I found Review a Wai and I started watching some of my old WWE DVDs that I put on from time to time as background noise. I gradually started catching Smackdown, which I still don't really care about, but I still wasn't watching Impact.
I had previously watched TNA a bit sometime after they stopped the weekly PPVs, but I hated the 6-sided ring so I never watched during that era. But when they went back to the 4 sided ring, I kinda thought, why am I not watching TNA, it's there, I might as well.
I suppose I kinda still watch it for that reason, the first like 4 weeks, I didn't really know anyone and didn't care. They have good workers but so many of the guys lack personality, and being used to 10-15,000 in attendance makes the Impact zone feel so amateurish.
That said I've learned to like the production value, the crowd still sucks and the personalities aren't AS big but there's guys I like. I dig the knockouts, I really like Bobby Roode and Bully Ray (even though I never liked the Dudleys) there's a couple more too. There's still guys that bore the crap out of me and the PPVs are kinda pointless but I guess at the end of the day I watch TNA cuz I like it.
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Post by groovyphoenix on Apr 14, 2012 20:34:53 GMT -5
I watch it occasionally, though really it's like pulling teeth, PVR the show and fast forward I would say about 75% of it, I cram 2 hours into 30 minutes of TV.
The angles are painful, disjointed and making no sense. The writing... Wrestling matters? WHEN!? These angles suck the big one, plain and simple, Bobby Roode was made to go heel to get the belt, Sure, he's doing a good heel champ don't get me wrong but really it's NOTHING that hasn't been done, and that's half the problem, right now, there is no new "idea" in wrestling that has occured in a long time. I've been watching wrestling going on 29 years now, I saw Hogan bodyslam Andre the Giant, I watched as Rick martel won the NWA title, and frankly there isn't many angles I haven't seen now, so time to grab my interest again.
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Post by Nashious OhYes on Apr 15, 2012 11:03:57 GMT -5
I stopped watching somewhere after the Hardy thing. Honnestly, I can't be bothered to read the results, spoilers or watch the PPV's. I watched bits and pieces of Against All Odds, which was decent but still. The last full TNA show I watched was BFG 2011.
...it's NOTHING that hasn't been done, and that's half the problem, right now, there is no new "idea" in wrestling that has occured in a long time. I've been watching wrestling going on 29 years now, I saw Hogan bodyslam Andre the Giant, I watched as Rick martel won the NWA title, and frankly there isn't many angles I haven't seen now, so time to grab my interest again.
Unfortunately that's an industry-wide problem that's going to persist as long as the same people are in charge.
That being said, I really would like to see Lagana and some of the younger writers on the payroll get a shot at scripting the program. TNA's really not that far away from being a consistently good promotion...They just don't have enough new voices in positions of power.
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Post by Vincent Kennedy McSmark on Apr 19, 2012 19:17:14 GMT -5
For those that consider TNA an alternative, do you guys follow ROH, Chikara, or any of the other indies? I think between those two companies you get a way better product than TNA could or conceivably ever will put out. Chikara leans towards the silly, cartoonish side of wrestling while ROH is a little more serious.
When I started to watch TNA it was at the start of the short-lived Monday night war. I kept watching the show because there wasn't anything on on Thursday and I wanted some context when the product was discussed on the LAW. Ever since Review-an-Impact started I like it because it's so bad it's good. A comedy of errors that inches towards the absurd. I also watch it as a weird déjà vu. I witnessed the end of WCW years back and now I see this promotion going down the same path. I can't help but bear witness.