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Join Date: Apr 2012
Re: Hogan wants TNA out of the IZ
People complain about the IZ looking bush league, yet they want TNA to go out on the road every week when they can barely get 3000 for BFG with months of build and promotion? If they did go on the road they'd be playing tiny venues with low production values. Then again, at least they'd have proper, rabid fans there. Trouble is, there'd only be 400 of them....
The IZ as a venue is fine - it's pretty big, has lasers, pyro, pro light set-up and big screens. Plus it's very low cost. Given their financial constraints, what they need to figure out is how to get actual fans in there rather than tourists. RoH or Chikara would kill for such a venue.
They might have more joy with trying to take every PPV out of the IZ, though. That would mean a non-IZ show every 5 weeks or so.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, they could also film more when they are on the road - (would filming in Dublin and Manchester add that much to their costs when they are already half way across the world? They could fill a month of TV programming just by filming in a few extra places on their European tour). In fact, even smaller venues like Nottingham are fairly comparable to some of the places they play for PPVs in the US. I know this would mean having several weeks of storylines pre-prepared as well as different matches at every show - a lot of pre-production - but if they did this they could get almost 6-8 weeks of arena shows out of a tour that they are already doing.
And the fans would be rabid.
And the guys who joined TNA because they don't travel much would still be happy as they'd be on the tour anyway. It's win-win.
Last edited by dastardly; 10-20-2012 at 05:50 AM.