Dixie does have wrestling people though.
Eric Bischoff: 26 years experience
Dave Lagana: 7 years experience
Hulk Hogan: 36 years experience
Jeremy Borash: 13 years experience
As for Russo. Yeah he did the radio show and then started booking things in a magazine. He was good at making characters he had no idea how to run TV though. That's why he started as apart of a committee and learned what to do.
It's very rare someone has good money making ideas on this board. You read the idea's and it's usually "Fire Hulk, Sting, Hardy and Angle. Hire Kevin Steen, The Briscoes and The Wolves"
What people don't take into account is that they're alienating their entire audience by doing this. Some people confidently said they could book better than TNA in this thread but when they were asked for a 3 month draft plan they couldn't do it. Why? Because they don't know.
One guy did it and to be fair his idea's were pretty good and not "Hire indy darlings" but a majority of people think bringing more good wrestlers to TNA would bump a rating or draw a crowd. It's untrue.
TNA need interesting story lines and TV. I like to compare it to movies. If you're watching a movie and it's just an hour and a half action scene does that entertain you? Maybe for the first 5-10 minutes. Maybe if you're really into action scenes you could even last a half hour but with nobody to become emotionally invested in how are you going to get any type of reaction from people? You can't.
I agree with you story and characters, and long term storytelling is important but having solid wrestling is nice too.
I'd compare it too the old days of wwf, you had hogan on top drawing the crowds and underneath you had Bret, perfect, the rockers, steamboat delivering quality wrestling as something for the fans to watch on the way to the main event.
It's wrestle mania 3 , hogan and Andre drew the people while underneath savage and steamboat put on a great match.
Although I feel the great matches should be reserved for ppv's. For the paying customers.
This is the way it should work, your weekly tv is like an infomercial to sell the ppv's, characters, and storylines. A wrestling tv show is still a tv show, it needs weekly storytelling and character building and the ppv's are where you pay every thing off with good matches, and storyline pay offs. Make ppv's so important to the story people have to buy them while also making them different from the tv with longer matches and more quality wrestling.
I would let hogan and sting go but just because they're contracts are up and if tna is really serious about saving money they can go. You still have Jeff hardy to rely on, I don't know why ta relegated him to mid card when they have him under a ong term deal, he's off drugs, and when used right he's an attraction.
Angle, if he's cleanis an asset too.
All theindy darlings to listed I do like, but if I'm trying to save money I'm not oing on hiring spree's if I were those would not e the guys.
If I were going to sign anyone from ring of honor it would be mike Bennett. That kids going to be a star.
Still can't believe they haven't brought in Chris masters or shelton Benjamin.
If I could I'd bring back Matt Morgan.
But let's focus on the current roster, aside from reintroducing Jeff hardy to the main event. I'd build Magnus over the next year. With him winning the title at bfg, just because I think it's important tna have a main event player under his late 30's and Magnus is the best. Of the bunch.
Also roode, Aries, and storm need to be re elevated thoe are just a few thoughts off the top of my head.