Originally Posted by Aya Reiko
What attention? Ratings are the same as they ever were, if not down. PPV buyrates are a joke. Almost the only place you'll find TNA merch is on TNA's site or their shows.
Honestly, the "Big Names" aren't earning their keep.
1. We don't know their buys
2. It's all about improving marketing and gaining awareness. You see a shitload of people in Hardy and Hogan shirts and FIRE them?
It's about using what you have. And ironically, the low ratings are around the time of guys like Roode and Aries holding the top championship. You're not gonna get anywhere much firing marketable names. It's simple: You have the marketable names. You use them to promote your shows. And when their attention is caught because of them, they might get interested in some of the newer guys that are there as well. That's ALWAYS been their strategy. Most of TNA fans wouldn't be here without names like Jeff Hardy, Jeff Jarrett, and Sting being mentioned in the show. I found out about TNA because of Jarrett, and found out about these other guys like Styles and Daniels. And also, you're pretty trying to go with the whole 6 sides claim that it gives them some sort of "identity". It does. It's called Indy playground. They're past that. Resorting to a ring shape as an identity is pretty much desparation to signify your own. It's all about the in ring action that gives identity. Nothing more.
Fire Hogan and Bischoff ASAP: He's off TV so Easy E is fine. Hogan, like I've mentioned needs to be marketed correctly. He needs to talk about TNA any chance he gets and make it seem like a big deal as whatever else he's on the show for.
Side-note: 35 year-old Hardy is an oldie? What about York and Roode? And Aries?