Posted by Sam Ramirez
What I really like about this story is that it’s fueled by the Internet. TNA found a way to use whatever the IWC said in a story line while some fans are trying to describe Dixie’s heel turn as your normal boss heel turn. I disagree with this argument. Let us be honest here, most of the time the IWC loves to bash TNA either if they make good decisions or not. Plus, most of the fans that are part of the IWC think that they know it all. If they know how to run a business well, why don’t they start up a wrestling company?? If it was so easy why did ECW and WCW run out of business and vanished in a painful way?? TNA actually did try to do what the fans say. They brought big stars that should attract more people, so what did TNA do??
1 – Christian, 2 – Booker T, 3 – Kurt Angle, 4 – Kevin Nash, 5 – Kurt Angle, 6 – Jeff Hardy, 7 – Sting, 8 – Eric Bischoff, 9- Vince Russo, 10 – Hulk freaking Hogan. Can you go bigger than Hulk Hogan?? Is there any name out there bigger than Hulk Hogan??! These names that I actually mentioned are the BIGGEST names in wrestling history. Don’t lie to yourself that TNA can’t go bigger than this. They even brought RVD on board, so who else could they bring?? John Cena??? So was the response positive?? Did more fans care?? Was the IWC happy?? Well “nope”, on the contrary, the IWC’s response was, “Hey look, TNA is using washed up WWE stars.” They kept bashing TNA and when TNA releases one of these stars or if one of them quits, “Hey look, he is jumping ship. TNA is a sinking ship man. I can’t wait to see them go out of business and Vince buys the company.” Then when one of these stars goes back to WWE, “Hey, RVD is back ‘YES, YES, YES’ thanks WWE. You still got it Rob. It is really confusing to see such responses.
Another thing that catches my attention is when a fan gives you the feeling that he is a business man that needs to get discovered and gives you a list of what TNA should do and he begins the list by saying fire all the big stars like Hogan and Kurt Angle because they are old. Well in the WWE, people love to see people like Booker T, Triple H, HBK, and The Undertaker. Fact is, when these stars appear on RAW ratings go sky high. Face it, they are great assets plus even WWE knows that, even though Hogan is old, he is damn important. Look at how they are advertising the guy on their latest video game and by putting his name on fan polls. WWE knows that Hogan is ‘best for business’. What if Hogan decides to go back to the E?? YES, YES, YES welcome back Hogan!!! The IWC will say, “Hey look, Hogan left TNA. TNA is a sinking ship!!!”
“Go live TNA!” So TNA went live. “Hey TNA, get out of the Impact Zone.” So, TNA went out of the Impact zone. TNA did everything the IWC asked for. TNA did everything Hogan and EB said and the result… More bashing from the IWC. In the last few months, TNA did a damn great job in making TV specials and PPV quality matches on free TV. That is not a good thing to talk about though. Even when it comes to WWE the IWC, they are also annoying but not as annoying when it comes to TNA. And this is the worst drawback of WWE’s monopoly in the wrestling market since WCW went out of business back in 2001. Having one major company made some people say, “Hey, no one can compete with WWE. WWE will squash them.” Face it, TNA is a fresh breath of air in the wrestling world. WWE needs an alternative.
One of the interesting comments that I have read before is, ”Bring back the 6 sided ring.” Come on, you really think that a ring will bring good stories and ratings?? You watch a show for the ring??? It is like watching porn for the plot!! And even when TNA had the 6 sided ring, what did some people say?? “This ring is annoying.” But the most disrespectful thing is when you go and bash Dixie Carter. I’m not saying not to criticize her, but there are limits!! It was obvious that people love to call Dixie names and disrespect her on the internet!! When Dixie launched the “#AskDixie” some had fun kicking Dixie around and calling her names instead of acting like adults and use the hash tag the right way. Some fans decided to act like dicks. So, TNA realized something and that was whatever Dixie and the company tries to do, the IWC won’t be satisfied!! And even though TNA did a LOT of mistakes, and this website here addressed all of these mistakes, but does Dixie and TNA deserve to get bashed like this?? Dixie and her parents stepped up and saved TNA. We have to admit this. This leads me to Dixie’s heel turn. I can say it is a defensive turn. When you these bashing comments from the fans and your biggest star comes out and bashes you as well, (Though AJ has a point in what he said. The guy was fair by bringing all of these big names affected the TNA originals in a bad way. TNA should have balanced between big stars and TNA’s originals like now.), what would you do if you are in Dixie’s shoes?? Turning Dixie heel is the natural response to all of this. She has the right to snap which gives the story a new element and I think this will lead to making Bully Ray join camp Dixie to benefit from whatever is happening between Dixie and AJ. What about Hogan?? Hogan is a big name and even WWE knows that Hogan is an asset, but if Hogan’s heart isn’t with TNA then why keep him?? If Hogan’s heart is with TNA then keep the guy. TNA could benefit from him backstage with the new stars and in marketing their product and, to be honest, TNA’s marketing is a bit poor. Some fans didn’t know that RVD, for example, was in TNA!!!! So at the end of the day, keeping Hogan or letting him go depends on Hogan himself, but he is and will always be an asset. WWE made him mean something in a PPV and a video game without him even being there!!!
Finally, what is TNA doing right now?? Well going on the road showed the problems. TNA’s mistakes were hidden when they were in the Impact Zone. TNA began to realize all of these mistakes and from the direction TNA is taking 2014 will be a new era for TNA. Right now TNA is in a changing phase. The results will begin to take place in 2014. We just have to wait and see…
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