Now I'm under the impression that Hard Justice is going to be like ECW ONS, maybe it will feature TNA guys, but from everything I've heard it will just be an ECW reunion show. I haven't read spoilers thought so maybe shit changes next week, idk. But given the information presented so far I think this issue needs to be discussed.
First of all has anyone noticed that Hogan and Bischoff, you know the saviors that were supposed to attract instant RATINGS to TNA have headed for the hills? Can you figure out why? Because bi-polar Dixie Carter has obviously handed complete control over to Tommy Dreamer. That's right Colin Delany's tag team partner is now running TNA. Dreamer is now in control of the entire PPV. So you can just imagine all of his over the hill buddies will be on their way to TNA for another paycheck. Now if I'm The Pope or Kurt Angle or AJ Styles or Ken Anderson or Jeff Hardy, now I'm going to lose money because I won't be on that PPV. I mean come on, if TNA did this on Impact to try and generate RATINGZ, which is apparently more important to them than PPV's anyway then I guess I would be alright with it, but a whole 3 hour PPV? Rather than advancing your storylines heading into their WrestleMania is just a couple of months. Now instead of having 2 PPV's to build up to your show, you have one.
Now here is my question. Who really still gives a shit about ECW? I mean really, obviously not enough to be profitable or the profit driven WWE wouldn't have dropped that shit like a hot potato after milking it dry. I mean ECW was the LAND of the smarks, but you go online now where all the smarks remain and guess what? Hardly anyone cares. The people that actually had positive shit to say about the ECW angle in the 20+ page thread on here, were IN the minority. How is that even possible
This is the internet where the 90's/Attitude Era/ECW was supposedly godly, yet still hardly anyone cared. Besides if anyone really does still give a fuck about ECW they are probably already TNA fans. I know they sure as hell aren't watching the shit that WWE puts on TV month after month, that's more like the anti-ECW.
So what great matches are we gonna get? The Dudleyz vs. Axl and Balls? Raven vs. Tommy Dreamer, 15 years later? Are we gonna get RVD vs. Jerry Lynn? (I'm sure that will sell some PPVs) I mean honestly, Lynn and RVD had a great series in ECW, but redoing it in 2010.. yeah I think I'll pass. I think I'd rather watch a car crash. Besides to top it all off, TNA doesn't even own the footage to properly build these reunion feuds. You can't even hype the damn PPV.
If I'm a guy in the back that has busted my ass for TNA for years or months, whatever it may be, to get to the current place it's at, and then have Dixie say you guys aren't good enough, we need these over the hill guys to generate buys it would basically be a big fat spit in the face. What the fuck is Dixie Carter thinking? Oh nvm she doesn't think, stupid question. Is there even a plan for this or is it just show up and try and sell a few PPVs with no effort and basically just mooching off shit that happened 15 years ago?
Face it, lightning doesn't strike twice. In the mid-90's, ECW was edgy and innovative. It was something rare and unseen, but this is the computer age now. You can watch the highlights of ECW on youtube for FREE. Between reality TV, Jerry Springer and South Park there really isn't anything that jaw dropping that ECW can bring to the climate in 2010. Look at it at face value. ECW is a company that died in 2001. How many companies come back after being dead for 10 years and make an impact? Do you expect Sega to come back and make a killer gaming console after being in it's grave for a decade? This is an entity that Vince McMahon the ultimate businessman didn't want anymore. And TNA being the vultures that they are, hovering over Titan Towers waiting for anything the WWE lets go of, swooped down and steal another idea/talent that WWE has discarded. This is not going to be a success. If it was a success and a money grabber, Vince would still be doing ECW reunion shows. Vince took a name, that TNA doesn't own and can't use that he bought for cheap, and milked it. Once that cow was dry, Vince sluaghtered it. And even with the nostalgia that this PPV could generate, the matches? Don't get me started. Dreamer is gonna have a good match? Sandman is gonna have a good match? Raven is gonna have a good match? I don't believe it. Every match is just going to be blood and guts and some SPOTZ, completely overdone IMO.
TNA has actually been good for the last couple months, Impact wise, PPVs are another story IMO, but then for them to all of the sudden throw this shit out. I know all the supporters are saying "OMGz ITS NOT AN INVASION" well maybe they should have gone the invasion route instead of giving them a whole PPV. Seriously, TNA can't get any more confusing and senseless than it has been rendered after Thursday night.
Now if I'm reading into this wrong and it's going to still be a TNA PPV with the ECW guys intergrated into a match or two, maybe this will be all right. But in all honesty, how many of those guys are still relevant? Not that it matters because from all the reports I've seen it's going to be a reunion show and that is going to be quite an ugly one at that.
So can a Dixie apologist please explain the strategy? Why throw away a PPV, 2 months prior to what is supposed to be your biggest show of the year? You now have 1 PPV to build up your WrestleMania! What is the reason you want to see this when you can watch the GOOD ECW on youtube? What main event is going to draw people? Is there any beacon of light for this PPV? Are you really gonna drop $30 for this shit?
I ain't even trollin, I'm just being honest. Enjoy your 200 PPV buys TNA.