Regularly Beating Up James Ellsworth
Join Date: Nov 2006
Re: It's officially six sides
TNA really cannot win can they? When they took away the 6 sided ring, a ton of people cried boo hoo because their precious six sides were gone. They moved to the 4 sided ring (which in my opinion is just as good) and people complained that they looked too much like everybody else.
I've heard a ton of people over the past 4 and half years since they switched say that they needed to go back to being unique and having a different look than WWE/ROH/etc. Now, they finally do switch back to WHAT THEIR FANS WANT, and now I see all over the place "Switching back is going to help nothing." "Way to potentially harm the well being of your wrestlers!" And a bunch of different stuff like that. Which is it? Do you genuinely like the idea of TNA going back to a six sided ring, or do you want them to be in a four sided ring?
Here's my take on it: Six sides made them look unique. When I started watching TNA, the first major thing I noticed was the ring looked different. It was a pretty cool change from what I was used to watching with WWE/WCW/ECW. And it definitely looked a lot bigger. With that being said, I've heard from a lot of different people that the ring is much less giving than a four sided ring. I read AJ Styles say that once he bumped in the four sided ring, it was like Heaven.
So it basically comes down to this: What do you do? Give the fans what they want? Or stick with a traditional and possibly safer ring? It's not a call I would want to make. I think asking the fans is an important option, but that's all it should be AN OPTION. The fans should not have the final decision as to what TNA should do when it pertains to the well being of the wrestlers. Taking polls from fans AND the wrestlers should have been what they did here.