Originally Posted by MF83
New Japan is larger than TNA. NJPW just ran a PPV with 50 000+ Internet buys, and that's obviously not counting an undisclosed amount of regular TV PPV buys. TNA gets less than 10 000 buys usually. NJPW draw strong crowds in every large city they go to and do not have a free tourist audience. They have five or six TV deals and are becoming popular in the mainstream again. The January Tokyo Dome show is already sold out in the expensive seating areas. That show is their biggest show of the year and based off numbers from their first two ippvs, the spreading knowledge of the iPPV setup and the immense visibility of the annual Wrestle Kingdom show, they could potentially come close to rivalling lesser WWE PPV buy numbers at the 100000 buy range. They do broadcast worldwide now via iPPV. The best part - they're at the beginning of an upswing in terms of popularity so everything is only going to get bigger. They are the second biggest promotion in the world. To top it all off, they're the best promotion in the world by many measures. So yeah.
You are utterly deluded.
Again, TNA is aired internationally in over 130 countries, is known outside of its home nation, and does world tours outside the US every year.
How anybody with a brain can think TNA is not the no.2 organisation in the world is beyond me, just because it gets larger PPV buys because of the lack of WWE in Japan to compete with it does not mean it is bigger than TNA.
It is worldwide viewership and brand knowledge that matters.