Re: Are We In For A Wrestling Boom?
No, they'd get a slight bump in ratings from the hardcore fans but the majority of the people who tune in to WWE wouldn't even know he was there, because TNA doesn't have the reach or the brand awareness that WWE has. If TNA was on USA or another giant network like that and not a niche channel like Spike who targets primarily the male audience, it would probably be doing better ratings on it's own right now.
People always try to point to the product as the reason why TNA isn't growing that fast. I guarantee you if WWE was putting on the exact same product, same storylines and what-have-you, they'd still be doing their mid 3's for Raw and getting the 200k or so average PPV buys for their non-Rumble/Mania events. Because people know who they are, they've had a lot more years on television and have a bigger global reach than TNA. That's all it is.