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Old 12-03-2012, 03:00 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Default Re: Could TNA try to bring Kevin Steen?

I get that a lot of wrestling fans would mark out if Steen was involved in the Aces and 8s but is that really going to happen? Wouldn't it be a bit of a "Mask comes off - who's that fat guy" moment for 95% of TNA's audience?
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If anything, TNA should be pushing hard to bring in the Briscoes, Cole, Martini and Strong. I'm as big of a Steen fan as the next guy but Steen would need to be brought in the right way for his character to work. To suggest that he come in as the VP of the Aces and Eights is dumb, due to him not having much exposure to the national audience. He'd be awesome as a member though.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:38 AM   #53 (permalink)
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I get that a lot of wrestling fans would mark out if Steen was involved in the Aces and 8s but is that really going to happen? Wouldn't it be a bit of a "Mask comes off - who's that fat guy" moment for 95% of TNA's audience?
well tna have chsed off many indy fans of theirs so it wouldnt suprise me
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:55 AM   #54 (permalink)
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Default Re: Could TNA try to bring Kevin Steen?

Steen said in his recent shoot that he just signed to two-years contract with ROH/SBG so...

And TJ Perkins didn't signed yet.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:06 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Steen said in his recent shoot that he just signed to two-years contract with ROH/SBG so...

And TJ Perkins didn't signed yet.
oh well, it was a nice thought while it lasted

if not just to help mercy kill the indies
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:00 PM   #56 (permalink)
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I get that a lot of wrestling fans would mark out if Steen was involved in the Aces and 8s but is that really going to happen? Wouldn't it be a bit of a "Mask comes off - who's that fat guy" moment for 95% of TNA's audience?
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If anything, TNA should be pushing hard to bring in the Briscoes, Cole, Martini and Strong. I'm as big of a Steen fan as the next guy but Steen would need to be brought in the right way for his character to work. To suggest that he come in as the VP of the Aces and Eights is dumb, due to him not having much exposure to the national audience. He'd be awesome as a member though.
I don't think 95% of the audience would have a who is he moment. TNA's fanbase is seemingly a little more knowledgeable than that of the WWE fan. Not saying a large percentage would know who he is/was either. But there would be a small percentage (probably closer to 15% than 5) who would be aware of who he is.

Most importantly is if done correctly it would work out fine. Sure in a market like NYC or Chicago you would get a louder reaction to Steen than in San Antonio. However if he came out in the final moments of the PPV to help a heel or group of heels defeat a babyface or babyfaces, you are gonna some heat. He isn't going to be out there for fans to cheer him, all you are looking for is for is that heel heat, and while masked and helping the heels go over will do that if the crowd is hot. Sure once unmasked on PPV there is a good percentage who won't know who he is but they will know he is not a good guy. He embraces the Aces show goes off the air. The announcers can easily put over who he is and make him out to be a big deal for the paying customers at home. At the tail end he wouldn't be out there for longer than 4-5 minutes if that before the show goes off the air.

Impact would be more important as it would need to be used as a tool for establishing him and luckily those fans have shown that they know a little indy wrestling (they knew exactly who Jigsaw was). Also once he appears on PPV, you may generate some interest in Florida area Indy fans to show up at Impact as it's free, so it could help some. However a promo segment on Impact (and we all know Steen can work a crowd while cutting a promo) that starts with Steen and the Aces and ends with Steen and Hogan (and the president if revealed) verbally exchanging could help generate good heat on him going forward. There is no doubt Steen could hold his own with the Hulkster and generate heat...maybe you even manufacture some easy cheap heat by having it all end with Steen spitting in Hogan's face.

Steen is every bit as good of a choice as would be the other big names available (Edge, Jericho, Batista, Goldberg) if not arguably better. The latter 2 are not very good on the mic nor in the ring, which is a bad combination. Especially in the case of Goldberg, who was still green when he left the business, does anyone really think he is going to add much to TNA outside of lackluster and short main event matches ? Add in the fact that TNA does not script so much in terms of promo's these days, does anyone truly want to hear Batista and Goldberg unscripted on a live mic ? That's a recipe for disaster. Edge and Jericho bring so much more to the table but realistically what are the chances they would have interest in TNA at this stage of their careers ?
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Default Re: Could TNA try to bring Kevin Steen?

Listen let me be humble about this because I don't know much about the indy scene.

I think maybe Steen could help the house show attendance with maybe a thousand per market?

But I'm dead sure he won't do anything to help Impacts ratings. At this point he will be good for house shows but he wont help the tv-show.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:38 PM   #58 (permalink)
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lol i love the arguments that Steen isnt a big enough name to help the company.....but those same people are the ones that shit on ex-WWE being in TNA.

I think Steen like Aries, would grow on the audience that doesnt know him. TNA right now is doing well with promoting and pushing new talent, or even semi old talent. Gone are the days of back to back jarrett and sting title runs. Right now i think their roster is kinda stacked with all the aces and eights coming in plus the packed title scene. But kevin could really do well there if given the chance.

But me personally i think he still has things to do in ROH, the company is pretty much centered around him, and will be even if he loses the belt. since he is their top heel
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Listen let me be humble about this because I don't know much about the indy scene.

I think maybe Steen could help the house show attendance with maybe a thousand per market?

But I'm dead sure he won't do anything to help Impacts ratings. At this point he will be good for house shows but he wont help the tv-show.
Steen won't help them that much in the short term in terms of ratings or live events. But he possesses star quality and could be a long term investment towards the growth of TNA.

Hogan himself hasn't shown sustained growth in ratings so what exactly are guys like Jericho, Edge, Batista and Goldberg going to do beside some short term spikes ?
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Default Re: Could TNA try to bring Kevin Steen?

No, unless he is allowed to work PWG.

I much prefer PWG over TNA in general, Steen plays a part of that.
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