Tito Ortiz – April 1st Warning, April Fools ?

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TNA Impact witnessed the revelation of the highly anticipated August 1st Warning. It had caught the attention of the wrestling world, in a frenzy trying to speculate on the list of possible suspects. TNANEWS.com analysed the situation by suggesting their perceived possibile suspects. TNA and Hulk Hogan used an enticing video package to build on the hype, a tactic that is notorious for TNA and Hulk Hogan like with the 10.10.10 build up. Despite the host of wrestling names, the big names not associated with WWE, being a possibility, TNA surprised the whole world with who it turned out to be. None other than an established physical contact athlete, with a daunting reputation due to his menacing career in the UFC and MMA related sports, Tito Ortiz. The query is, was this a valid move by TNA or is this a flop, warranting the phrase ‘April 1st warning’ aka Aprill Fools? Let’s review.

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Last TNA Impact, despite the suggestions of a host of wrestlers either part or not part of the TNA roster, the person behind the August1 Warning turned out to be an entirely different entity. An athlete of an entirely(thesaurus) different background, the reputable mix martial artist, Tito Ortiz. Is this the right move TNA or is it another 1st April aka April Fools? Let’s review this move by TNA.

TNA are in a wrestling world where WWE are beginning to expand into a bigger monster within the industry. They are reinjuvenated with the presence of CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, while TNA had to rebuild after the Jeff Hardy – Sting calamity at Victory Road 11 as discussed in a previous article. TNA have been able to recuperate to an extent, by establishing new stars like the exhilarating Austin Aries, the tenacious Bobby Roode and the aggressive Bully Ray. But WWE has been able to lure the mega names of the wrestling industry with the likes of The Rock and Brock Lesnar enjoying commanding reigns in the WWE. While TNA Lockdown 2013 was portrayed as 2 guys with a long history fighting for their perceived most coveted prize in the business, Bully Ray vs Jeff Hardy, Wrestlemania 29 around the same time had 3 mega main events with Brock Lesnar vs HHH, The Undertaker vs CM Punk (my favourite match) and The Rock vs John Cena. Despite successful and intriguing storylines, TNA were being alienated by WWE. In a business perspective, TNA who are already behind WWE, want to try to catch up as much as they possibly can, which was emphasised with them performing shows at different venues. They have ups and downs in the ratings department and need to deliver ideas to help their steady progression. TNA Impact last week had inferior ratings to WWE’s debuting reality show, Total Divas. That says it all.

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

TNA had been subjected to a sort of invasion by a group of bandits, the Aces & Eights. Amongst other events at TNA Impact, there has been the return of a group that like Aces & Eights, had victimised the Impact Zone, The Main Event Mafia. But it doesn’t end there, in a chaotic environment full of unrest, TNA were able to unearth a new crown jewel. Undoubtedly a big name in physical contact sport with his reputable career in UFC, combined with a successful transition to the world of Hollywood with blockbusters like ‘The A Team’, Rampage Jackson’s arrival caused shockwaves in the world of wrestling. This helped Rampage to achieve a long life dream of becoming a wrestler while TNA were able to acquire a big name to their roster. Not only that, Rampage’s arrival was cultimated with his intense showdown with who many perceive is the best wrestler in TNA, Kurt Angle. If that was enticing, then how TNA have used Rampage has been positive. With someone who understandably has a limited wrestling skillset, being more in the MMA mould, thus needing time to adapt, TNA haven’t wasted time in using him. Rampage Jackson being part of the Main Event Mafia helps to add some creditibility to a group that flatters to deceive its original group, but that’s for another article. This helped to give the Main Event Mafia, the firepower to neutralise the seemingly invincible Aces & Eights.

All of this has provided the platform for last night’s highly anticipated TNA Impact, with the world buzzing about the August 1st warning video package. TNA were able to pull off another big name, by revealing the arrival of another athlete whose aura of having a tremendous career in UFC. Ofcourse the buzz across the wrestling world right now, Tito Ortiz. The topic of discussion is not solely based the quality of their wrestling ability but what they can bring to the ratings of the business. TNA have delivered high octane wrestling for a number of years, yet AJ Styles unjustly prevails in terms of reputation to the untalented but megastar John Cena. John has been advertised well whose commitment outside of the wrestling ring, for the business is astounding. He is unrivalled in granting wishes for the ‘Make a Wish’ foundation, that helps him to have a large mass of loyal fans of the Cenation. TNA have to consider alternative appeals, and I’ve mentioned John Cena, as TNA possess his prototype, Hulk Hogan with the Hulkamaniacs. Terry Bollea did a number of activities outside of the square circle, including his movie appearance in the blockbuster, Rocky 3. Specially in a wrestling world that is no way near its optimal state during the Monday Night Wars, as discussed in a previous article, TNA need to consider all of the possibilities.

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Whatever our interpretations to last night events, it can’t be ignored that TNA is being spoken about. Any talk about something is surely positive right ? But what is the sacrifice TNA are doing ? Let’s assess the role and reasoning for Tito Ortiz appearing. Its quite adamant that Tito Ortiz has no reservation in physically competing in the TNA ring. Under those circumstances, it isn’t dissimilar to his previous appearance in TNA as an enforcer at Hardcore justice 2005 for the match between Jeff Jarrett and AJ Styles. This automatically limits the effect of Tito Ortiz arriving to TNA. To counter that statement, Tito Ortiz arrived in dramatic fashion, confronting a rival with a similar professional background, Rampage Jackson. This will add spice for MMA and UFC fans, seeing two big, talented fighters enticed in what resembles the tensions in the Impact zone with the Aces & Eights and the Main Event Mafia. This envisages the impending bout at the Belatore pay per view in November. In a weight division dominated by Bones Jones, alternative fights in the division are necessary for these guys, and making it personal with this form of advertisement will benefit the fighters. It also helps to draw alternative, new fans to TNA. Its as if it reminisces the Hugh Jackson appearance on Raw to promote his then upcoming movie, Real Steel who ended up punching Dolph Ziggler and ‘breaking his jaw’. A guy showing some physical acts as an one off. Or its like another guest host of Raw, like Bob Barker who provided some comedy genious with the Ayatollah of Rock and Roll, Chris Jericho. I mention this, as one of Alex Assumption’s recent tweets pondered the query that wrestling fans dispute mma fighters but are open to wrestling collaborating with comedy. Both are outside factors, and was a topic also discussed with WrestleTalk tv, who said both mma fighters and comedy, are tools that should be used, as there are a range of different background fans with various taste, as discussed in a previous article. So it helps to entertain a wider audience. Let’s not forget, Rampage Jackson himself was one of the many guest host of Raw, with the A Team.

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

It begs the question, how will this effect the morals of TNA. TNA was designed to be a company of a seperate entity to the rest of the world of wrestling, as discussed in a previous article. But like their hall of fame plot, TNA have decided to take a different road and take a similar approach to what Vince does with WWE. But this can be a negative. It will get ratings today, but what about the following weeks? The video package, as mentioned above, is notorious with TNA. Every time a wrestler returns, there’s a date involved and it mostly always is Sting. Like with the flaws of Aces & Eights having familiarities with NWO, being repetitive isn’t the best thing to do, which I said in a previous article. WWE wasn’t exactly thriving with the cliché of Super Cena prevailing against everyone after being beaten up, and it took a gutsy promo/shoot by CM Punk to spark up WWE back to life. Vince was then forced to accept changes. The day Nexus began, which I discussed in a previous article saw in that week CM Punk get trounced and his Straight edge Society get tossed a side like a secondary group to the newly formed group. While also in that week, Daniel Bryan was also fired for what was claimed for his choking on Justin Roberts, but what could of been his aggressive approach to John Cena. But today, these two guys, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, are now peripheral figures in a company that has altered its philosophy and approach to wrestling entertainment. Something TNA will need to do. The video package was good, but its been done before, and it feels like a waste to use it for just a guy who is using TNA as a form of advertisement for their own gain. Its as if the world of MMA have used TNA as a pawn, making TNA look weak. You would never see WWE allowing UFC do that, and in fact we saw The Undertaker trying to take advantage of UFC with his interaction with Brock Lesnar.

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Everything would be criticised, but not only the revelation of Tito Ortiz should be analsyed but the entire show should be. Bob Holly in the pictures shown, is right to say that Tito Ortiz won’t guarantee the ratings of TNA Impact in the future. So TNA having the August 1st warning video, ultimately causing interest amongst the audience, had to have an entertaining show. This is vital to help to show the product of the company by using the best of the roster effectively. I believe TNA were able to do this well. The newly crowned World Champion, who has predominantly spent his career either as a tag team wrestler or as an X division star, Chris Sabin, got to have a champion vs champion match, with the X Division champion, Manic. Manic was just crowned the X Division champion from last week, so to combine the two, with the man of the moment, Chris Sabin, becoming a champion after being injured for two years, in a high octane wrestling match, helped to promote the X Division and advertise Chris Sabin, to legitimise both factors further. But the best part was to have in my opinion, the best two competitors in TNA, Austin Aries and AJ Styles, to deliver an exhilarating match. I won’t state who was better because I want it to happen again! That’s how good it was. All I’m trying to say is, while people wondered who was behind the August 1st Warning, TNA had to deliver a great Impact show, with the wrestling world watching. These two wrestlers are very talented, and embody AJ Styles’ old nickname, phenomenal.

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

They are entertaining with Austin Aries being compared with CM Punk since they both speak their mind well with brilliant mic skills combined with mesmerising wrestling ability, while AJ Styles who has delivered countless of jaw dropping moments over the last decade at TNA enabling him to be the original triple crown winner, is being reinjuvenated in his new intriguing storyline enabling him to build his character which was his only weakness. No doubt these two are better than the vast majority of the wrestlers worldwide. This was my Bound for Glory dream match certainly. So to combine these two will show TNA is a legitimate and major wrestling company. TNA have the wrestling talent but not the demand or the resources to attract a more mainstream market, which was brought up by RvD, stating his WWE Money In The Bank advertisement package did him more justice in terms of promoting him than his entire TNA career. So in that sense, TNA finally got the spotlight they needed, and were able to combine the two.

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

In hindsight, the magnitude of the investment given in the video package and promotion doesn’t warrant the security of the long term future directly. Tito Ortiz is not going to compete for TNA, and symbolises that UFC are using TNA as a form of advertisement, making TNA look weak. Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson are not as big as the multi disciplinary Brock Lesnar and The Rock, who can compete in wrestling matches. This would indicate as if this was an April Fools Prank by Dixie. A lady whose contribution to the wrestling world is under scrutiny from the critics, as discussed in a previous article. But what the arrival of Tito Ortiz has done, has given TNA much needed mainstream media appeal. By just doing that, it has been successful for TNA, and they need to capatilise in the moment, with a continuous set of enthrilling matches and promos. Indirectly, Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson have helped TNA to make the step up, and for that reason, ultimately, it was a good move to do.

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Me, Alex Barie and ex Wrestling Professional Bob Holly reviewing the situation together

Goodluck Hulk Hogan and TNA. The world is watching, think constructively and give us a show, and make the days that Total divas beat TNA Impact, a thing of the past. Because Hulk, what ya gonna do, when the mainstream wrestling world is watching yooooooooooou? The million dollar question indeed.

Additional Information:

If we ignored the internet, then who would of known that the WWE Raw show this week wasn’t live? Not much reference to the location being in Texas, except by Damien Sandow and Curtis Axel. Speaking of Curtis Axel, the wrestling world is his oyster. He has been able to brawl with an array of established stars. He seems to be capitalising well, performing to an acceptable level whilst maintaining interest amongst the crowd. This is a sign of WWE development of their young stars. Curtis has improved immensely, with his vocal and wrestling skills. May it continue. We saw how Tensai was given the chance last year but the crowd were harsh in accepting the most successful foreigner in Japanese Wrestling History.

Me and Hulk Hogan talking

Me and Hulk Hogan talking

Sort of like how Ryback keeps on changing, to try to lose his Goldberg chants, but its ruining a star who was promising. From dominating Cena and Punk at Survivor Series 12, he’s a shell of what he was then.

For Curtis Axel to be involved with the CM Punk feud is beneficial not for himself but for Brock Lesnar too. Both fighters being Paul Heyman clients, Brock automatically is involved without directly being there. Brock has done more than enough and doesn’t need to use too many of his contractual Raw appearances. He has brawled and attacked CM Punk. Paul Heyman does the talking for a guy who can talk well himself like he did in his feud with Cena. But by just wrestling it helps to support his image as the beast incarnate who just fights and destroys with an intimating factor. At the same time Curtis gets to develop more by fighting the gifted CM Punk. He gets to put his name on the map. That’s a good sign.

I am so grateful in how AJ Styles is developing. He needed to be recreated, as he had endured unfair circumstances in recent years. He’s been the best wrestler for years, and now he has a splendid gimmick. One of the best TNA entrances and his acting skills has improved. I was sceptical to those who thought if he would return to WWE then he would falter, since he was already faltering at TNA. But that has been addressed quite well, as his good guy persona ran its path. He has had 2 great bouts in the last 2 TNA Impacts, with Jeff Hardy and now Austin Aries. Credit to TNA management for addressing the problem effectively thus far. May it continue.

A special thanks to Bob Holly for taking his time in talking to myself and Alex Barie. With TNA Hardcore Justice set to come who have witnessed Bob Holly before, along with Brock Lesnar and CM Punk set for a brawl, who both have enjoyed long feuds with Bob Holly, he is certainly one of the most appropriate people to talk to, outside of TNA.

By Sean Prem

@Sean_Ali_Prem87

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  • Ryan b

    Bob Holly! Im surprised he never did the Alabamma Slam on you guys lmao. There is such a furore over Tito Ortiz. When WWE used the muppets with Santino, the critics were not nearly as vocal. TNA are an easy target so its easier to scrutinise them. Poor Poor TNA

  • TNA Chris

    Gotta believe rampage plans on wrestling

  • http://www.tnanews.com/gut-check-didnt-they-see-nexus/ Sean

    Thank you for reading guys

    -Ryan B: That move may of been incorporated by the talented Cody Rhodes but hasn't been perfected like how Hardcore Holly did it. TNA are abused as people want to put them down from aspiring to rival WWE. They will probably never be like a WCW but its good to have alternative wrestling companies about. So goodluck to them

    -Chris B: Thats the thing, Rampage may plan to wrestle but how much can he, knowing that he can't sustain any injuries in the build up with his MMA fight with Tito Ortiz. He would have to be careful, which an injury can force him to pull out, which would cause a lot of problems. We saw it happen with The Rock who was advertised even outide MetLife Stadium that he will be at the next night's Raw, but he had to pull out of that commitment due to an injury, which effected his acting role as Hercules.

    Rampage will wrestle, but how much, and how effectively? Who will he wrestle? He will have to be used as much as possible, to help with ratings for TNA. But he may be used like how people like Brett Hart and other one off returning stars have been used.

    This could include fighting Kurt Angle eventually or helping to develop other stars like their current rivals of Aces & Eights, like Brisco or Bischoff

  • Ryan b

    The Bound For Glory idea was unique. It gave what Royal Rumble used to do, help create new stars. Bobby Roode made a name like that. James Storme too. Samoa Joe has had a good campaign last year and again now. Magnus now. Reflecting on that, TNA is not just former WWE stars like the days of WcW.

    TNA can’t advertise well. They do not broadcast well at all. Stop watching TNA for a month and you have no idea. Abyss disappeared with the Television title. How TNA were dependent on ex X Division stars. Weaknesses. They need some tweaks

  • wrestlingscoops2323

    tito ortiz being in tna does nothing for tna at all and it won't bring up rating at all and ortiz and jackson are not a draw at all and brock is not a mma guy he is a pro wrestler and he did pro wrestling before mma so he is a pro wrestler who did mma and he will allways be a pro wrestler.last thursday impact wrestling was total bullshit and why would tna want ot piss all of there fans off like they did and they knew tito ortiz would piss there fans off os bad

    • TNA Chris

      What about what Ken Shamrock did in the wwf/wwe and tank Abott in WCW?

      • Ryan b

        Ken’s ankle lock was lethal. One of the best intercontinental champions. Tank Abbot was a beast in WcW. Heavyweight division monster who could knock out anyone

        • TNA Chris

          Both were UFC/MMA fighters. If they worked, why can’t rampage or Ortiz?

          • http://www.tnanews.com/gut-check-didnt-they-see-nexus/ Sean

            Ken Shamrock gave some great matches, as Ryan B said, his ankle lock was lethal, and that has been incorporated by Angle well. Its always funny to see critics put down swagger saying he copied Angle when he emulated Ken Shamrock, who wanted to show his MMA skills. I will always treasure the entertaining match between The Undertaker and Ken Shamrock. The arm bar reversal by Ken when The Undertaker went for the chokeslam, The World's most dangerous man with his powerful belly to belly suplex. But he did do some mistakes like very loudly at a Wrestlemania telling his in work sister to 'Slap Me'.
            Ken Shamrock was more in his prime back then, and was beaten up by Tito Ortiz back then. But the big difference now is, Ken isn't exactly returning to the wrestling ring at the present moment, while Tito is trying to. Tito Ortiz has been the fraction of his old self in the last few years, as Rashad Evans easily showed.
            But regardless, he is a big name, able to deliver media attention. TNA need more focus, if as I said in the article, they were even beaten by Total Divas in television ratings. Tito and Rampage will have a limited schedule to compensate their Bellator commitments. Lets hope they do wrestle. Rampage seems more likely to compete. It would be restricted however. They will need to use him wisely. I would suggest to build a youngster like Brisco or Bischoff. People say Bischoff cant wrestle but he takes good bumps, so he could make Rampage's hits look lethal. Or Brisco's good wrestling, can help make Rampage look better. Brisco has been trusted to have an one on one feud with Angle before, so he should be regarded as good enough.
            Tito could be used well too. Magnus is a rising star, but AJ Styles surely is destined to win Bound For Glory. So TITO Ortiz could develop a feud with Magnus, or alternatively with the talented Samoa Joe, who needs to be rebranded, like how AJ has been.

            How would you suggest TNA to use Rampage or Ortiz?

            Ryan B and TNA Chris, i would say that Tank Abbot was a big pysical guy, but in WCW, his impact was limited, with Hulk Hogan, Goldberg and etc. He was not as popular as as either Tito or Rampage. So I cant put him down too much. He gave his worth to WCW i guess

  • Anika k

    Tito Ortiz is huuuuuuuuge. I dare the skinny wimps who call him names to say stuff to his face. Tito will have people watching and me to see ufc and mma. TNA now have my favourite, the gorgeous Jeff Hardy, and my childhood hero Hulk Hogan.
    TNA to be on the map. Sean do you suggest more British wrestlers instead ?

  • http://www.tnanews.com/gut-check-didnt-they-see-nexus/ Sean

    Thanks for reading guys

    -Ryan B: Abyss unfortunately was the last Television champion, which as I said in the last article as you saw, they have dropped that title. I like to address alternative factors, and this mainstream post is a more or less one off, which I have only done, due to my conversation with Bob Holly. The other factors I talk about, helps to focus on things, that may seem small, but actually effect the company's overall image like their development of future stars.
    May seem insignificant, but look at it from 2012, TNA didnt have many youngsters to focus on, with Austin Aries and Kenny King being one of the few new young guys. WWE had John Cena on a down while they were focussing on building new stars while establishing the aura of CM Punk. Now in 2013, Bully Ray and other veterans predominanlty get the focus, with Austin Aries' significance going up and down, despite TNA sometimes heavily reliant on him of showin how good he is, but then push him back down. Jeff Hardy was huge to kill off Austin Aries' buzz but now Bully Ray killed off his. Now they are focussing on the man of the moment, Chris Sabin. How long will that last? You mention the success of Bound for Glory but what has happened to James Storm and Bobby Roode? they have plummeted down back to the tag team division. It helps to give the tag team some significance, but its not good during the bound for glory period, with James as champion, and Roode struggling.

    Whilst in WWE, CM Punk has the reputation of being as important as Cena. Also in WWE, we have seen many of the young guys in 2012 being vital now, Ryback, The Shield, Fandango, Big E and etc. Also stars in their prime are being pushed well in Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler.

    -Wreslingscoops2323: I understand your statement but there are some points I have to disagree with. Tito Ortiz and Rampage are big established names in the MMA world and have the ability of attracting names, Whilst they wont directly help TNA, they are indirectly helping TNA gain some much needed spotlight, specially after losing to Total Divas in the ratings. As a fellow wrestling fan, if the MMA addition hurt, then the Divas ousting the stars of TNA should of hurt too. So it was something needed. Also from what I have seen, including Wrestlemania 29, Brock Lesnar since his return has embraced his MMA persona more than his pro wrestling attributes. We would love The Beast to display a pure wrestling fighting set, which made him great in his first WWE stint. If he stayed, he would of been the best in WWE history. But being in UFC, allowed him to develop alternative qualities, and a increasing growing fan base. So he has utilised both, to be deemed as a more predominant MMA fighter.
    I like the moral argument though, that he is a pro wrestler. But its not the case.
    Also the Tito Ortiz situation may of enraged fans, but at the same time, TNA also delivered AJ vs Austin Aries, a great match. Whilst TNA needs more and more fans, so they couldn't just focus on a limited set of us fans, if they are to grow.

    -Anita: Erm, you could say that. TNA have the tools to be a decent wrestling company to slightly rival wwe, but need to look at certain bits that is holding them down. Media attention worldwide is one of them, and I agree it could help. You make a joke about British Wrestlers, but British Boo Camp helped TNA alot!

  • Saeed

    Tna bring Tito Ortiz will give young talents hard time Just at mania Brock and the rock are just part time and they main event the show now they gone or hardly seen same with tito Ortiz he came at the tna of tna o watch to tna for tna. Not for mma if u want to watch Ortiz fight. Watch at mma

    Instead tna investing money and spot light on part time and already develop stars they should invest doe future tna stars

    It’s sad how dixie said that august 1 would be headline news. The fans were not happy and on her twitter she said stunned. Then the fans bashed her

    • http://www.tnanews.com/gut-check-didnt-they-see-nexus/ Sean

      Saeed, my regular wrestling debate friend. I understand your oint of view, that Tito is not good for the wrestling perspective. That he will not help TNA wih wrestling associated factors. He is a MMA fighter and aims to mainly stick with that.
      But TNA dont have a lot of people watching, and as you said, MMA fans watch him at MMA, and TNA want to get those fans to watch them. Brock and The Rock, the part timers, are used as they are bigger than any of the WWE superstars they have, including John Cena. But Brock and Rock actually wrestle so they are arguably doing something for WWE's wrestling too. I think they are, but some may not, so i say 'arguably'.
      I think Dixie got the headline news. It did not help her directly, but TNA also had Aries vs AJ, and showed high flying action as a world championship match, with Manic vs Chris Sabin. Me and you have said TNA have awesome wrestlers, but are unable to promote what they have well. So by advertisin August 1 warning, and then using Tito Ortiz as part of TNA, it helps to promote the very good wrestlers.

  • Saeed

    Fair enough the adervise august 1st why he have to use David batista name and bill gold Berg that so stupid they could haf august 1 st a tna won’t be the same a different advertisement

    The advertisement quality was poor

    They did the same I think it 10 10 10 was not sure which on volve sting Wwe use it fans thought it was sting coming to Wwe am not sure of the number am sure u know what am talking about

    • http://www.tnanews.com/gut-check-didnt-they-see-nexus/ Sean

      Saeed, my regular wrestling debate friend. I do agree, as Ive said in the article that TNA always use the same sort of advertisement with any dates like the 10 10 10, or any of Sting's returns. They need variety.. Yeah WWE used it for The Undertaker returning before he got confronted by HHH for their Wreskenabua 27 feud.
      Also having the advertisement via internet is not the biggest form of advertising. They should of hyped it up for a while to gather more interest. Rather than a day after the TNA Impact show via the internet.

      Batista and Goldberg most likely would go back to WWE instead

  • Anisha p

    Rockstarr Spudd, Marty Scurll, Rampage and Tito are no way close to Jeff Hardy and Hulk Hogan. Hulk Hogan is a great leader for most people in society. Jeff Hardy can fly around to back up his good looks and status. Rampage just looks at people with Tito doing an one minute appearance. The Brits have been pushed back to developmental as them being British does not get supported by their wrestling ability.

    I read your comment suggesting Austin Aries was put down by Jeff Hardy? The Enigma has the Creature of the Nights following him, the most fans. Jeff Hardy taught Austin Aries a lesson in the ladder match.

    I will check Tito and Rampage on YouTube, because they were on TNA

  • http://www.tnanews.com/gut-check-didnt-they-see-nexus/ Sean

    Anisha or should I say Anita or Anika lol, Jeff Hardy and Hulk Hogan may have bigger wrestling profiles, but they needed some people like Tito to draw alternative attraction appeals.
    The British wrestlers are decent guys, and they will reach the top surely, Magnus is at te top joining the Main Event Mafia with Wade Barrett along the shores of reaching the top while going through a bad losing streak, who will eventually turn the bad streak around

    Jeff Hardy vs Austin Aries had some really good fights, but Austin Aries was the superior star

    If you will watch previous fights of Tito Ortiz and Rampage, then August 1 warning did their job in advertising

  • Saeed

    Tna should be about tna

    • http://www.tnanews.com/gut-check-didnt-they-see-nexus/ Sean

      TNA have had good wrestling matches for years but it hasnt grown to the level it had expected. To grow, it needs alternative factors to get a wider audience. This is why WWE during the peak of the Cena PG era would acquire big non WWE names like Mayweather jr and a range of guest hosts to attract he adult fans who were alienating a product that was more for a family based audience

  • Saeed

    Sean u said that host and may weather Wwe brought people

    In their prime

    Huge stars they had mike Tyson when mike Tyson was still

    In boxing but Tito was

    Old

    News washed

    Up if tna bring ander silva gsp

    Jot mma guy would be reasonable

    • http://www.tnanews.com/gut-check-didnt-they-see-nexus/ Sean

      This is true but we have to be realistic, TNA is not as big as WWE, so they can not get the best stars possible. They have to balance with alternatives. Or they have to spend alot more money to lure these names, and people would get more angry.
      TNA need to spend carefully, and if they were to spend $20m on Mayweather jr, like WWE did, that would cause chaos

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