Originally Posted by Diesel_Power
That's when Spike TV used to give them money to invest in talent in an attempt to raise their profile. Those days are LONG gone. Since TNA and Spike re-signed with each other, TNA never go on the road anymore with Spike's backing and TNA have fired a bunch of talent and renegotiated deals to save money. Its why the promotion is filled with indy geeks like Joey Ryan, Kenny King and Zima Ion. Because they can pay them shit money and they are such marks they will be happy just to be on TV. And thats why there is no talent coming into TNA anymore. The likes of Pac, Alex Shelley, Low Ki, Jack Evans, Harry Smith can all find better paying jobs either in WWE, New Japan or AAA.
TNA isnt the TNA of 2010. Since Spike got Bellator they became the priority. TNA is number 2 on Spike priority list because they own part of it.
And how is that saying wrestling is a joke to him? Bret Hart didnt like WWF's direction in 1997 but he didnt think the wrestling business was a joke. You totally reached for that. Batista never said that at all. A companies direction doesn't shape someones opinion on the whole business.
Joey Ryan and Kenny King are indie geeks but Jack Evans and Low Ki aren't? 2 guys that wrestled for TNA in jobber matches to get a contract and failed... But yes, TNA would never afford them, only cheap austin aries was available. Dixie is a dumb fuck with a lot of money from her daddy. If it wasn't for prichard and others, Nash and Hall would still be on TNA winning rivers of money.
Alright, if you want to replace words because "joke" is too strong, I will use the inverse BS translator for you: "Batista is very unconformable and sad with the current direction of pro wrestling and sees MMA as a superior market. Therefore he wishes everyone the best but most likely will not be anywhere near a wrestling ring for a while"
The reason why we don't get fresh ideas and promotions rising in American Pro Wrestling is because the majority of the community is happy with the same old shit and will reject any chance of change. There is a risk in doing new things, 9 times out of 10, it leads to 50+ pages of bitching and moaning. While business gets turned into a dictatorship and more and more out of touch. Support the indies, support New Pro Wrestling.