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I'd slowly do away with Jeff Hardy and RVD. Both have lost their edge. Of course, I would have to play their exits through storylines. That way the company can receive some sort of pay out from a paying audience.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, if the Aces & Eights are going to stick around, I'd rather turn them into babyfaces. There's not too many major stars in the group and adding any current TNA star in the group will ultimately hurt their biker gang character since there isn't anyone with a biker gimmick whatsoever.

Before turning them babyfaces, I'd like to a heel group consisting of: Bobby Roode, Christopher Daniels, Kazarian, Robbie E, and Gunner. I'd like to have Kidd Kash as the manager/mouthpiece. Some may argue about the latter. Not every wrestler, past or present, that had a manager needed one. They add to the dynamic of the performers. They can be used to further storylines and/or create reasons why a specific wrestler won or lost a match. They can be used as a tool in order to add excitement to a feud.

The other one is I'd book James Storm to turn heel. I would book him as trying to help AJ Styles "see" himself. AJ will get attacked by a debuting team of Bray Whyat(that won't be his name, however) and Jodi Kristofferson, with the hopes I am able to sign them away from WWE developmental. Storm will turn on AJ in the match.

Both of those heel groups will eventually be the reason for the Aces & Eights turning face. I'd go into more detail, but I'd rather not. It will help to create more tag teams. Also, down the line, the group will be disbanded in some form or another.

There will be a secondary championship similar to the US and Intercontinental(?) titles. The TV title will only be defended on TV, this time for real. Hence, TV title. The Knockouts tag titles will be either taken away completely or more knockouts will be added to make tag teams. I'd prefer the former.

I'd try to persuade Alex Riley, Zack Ryder, and especially Jack Swagger. Swagger will go into a feud with Kurt Angle in a dream match of sorts. And maybe John Morrison.

Jobber matches will slowly be added in until a few more added. I'd like to see the return of jobber matches to bring up new wrestlers. I'd negotiate with Spike to add another hour sometime in the week; preferably on the weekend. I'd hope for Sunday, so before the ppv's or special shows it will act as a preshow. Matches on tv between the main roster will go longer than a few minutes. Allow all members of the roster to look strong in order to push ppv buyrates and live attendance.

Speaking of special, I'd negotiate for them on non-ppv months.

No more videos on wrestlers from whatever due to the overdone ones. However, certain debuting wrestlers will get them. Speaking of overdone, storylines about a group taking over the promotion will be no more. It was popular with the nWo and then with invasion angle in WWE 2001. Other than those two, they all pretty much made no sense and especially in TNA past they have overdone and played out.

Once again showcase the X-Division and the Knockout division.

Save most of the major matches and title changes for ppv in hopes to increase buyrates. Allow title changes on house shows to show the "anything can happen" for paying audiences and hopes to increase attendances.

Rid the promotion of Hulk Hogan. I'm a huge fan of his, but his taking out Aces & Eights by himself at Bound For Glory was overdone. Same with Sting doing it on the recent Impact Wrestling. I'd book more realistic "fights". As far as realistic goes in the wrestling business.

Use as much of talent as possible without overexposing the top talents. Push as much of the talent as possible to create the realism that anyone can challenge the world champion. Showcase talents on posters, cups, etc., to show fans who the faces of the company are.

A production where the fans can be heard. One where talents talking in the camera on the way to and from the ring can be heard. I'd stop Mike Tenay from talking so fast, stop him from repeating the same thing his co-announcer just said, and have him call spots on the spot instead a few seconds later. Or find someone to take his place, which I think won't be too hard.

There's a lot more. So much so, I can't even fathom putting all in post

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I'd slowly do away with Jeff Hardy and RVD. Both have lost their edge. Of course, I would have to play their exits through storylines. That way the company can receive some sort of pay out from a paying audience.

On both Hardy and RVD you need to do a CBA.... If Jeff Hardy's merch sales more then you pay out on his contract then you keep him around. It's why VKM won't turn Cena

I've said it before and I'll say it again, if the Aces & Eights are going to stick around, I'd rather turn them into babyfaces. There's not too many major stars in the group and adding any current TNA star in the group will ultimately hurt their biker gang character since there isn't anyone with a biker gimmick whatsoever.

Before turning them babyfaces, I'd like to a heel group consisting of: Bobby Roode, Christopher Daniels, Kazarian, Robbie E, and Gunner. I'd like to have Kidd Kash as the manager/mouthpiece. Some may argue about the latter. Not every wrestler, past or present, that had a manager needed one. They add to the dynamic of the performers. They can be used to further storylines and/or create reasons why a specific wrestler won or lost a match. They can be used as a tool in order to add excitement to a feud.

Horrid idea... Robbie Really. The guy needed a gimmick change two years ago.

The other one is I'd book James Storm to turn heel. I would book him as trying to help AJ Styles "see" himself. AJ will get attacked by a debuting team of Bray Whyat(that won't be his name, however) and Jodi Kristofferson, with the hopes I am able to sign them away from WWE developmental. Storm will turn on AJ in the match.

So you want release the top face and turn the second top face heel.. Not too smart. Seriously fixing TNA with talent you can't sign you went OT

Both of those heel groups will eventually be the reason for the Aces & Eights turning face. I'd go into more detail, but I'd rather not. It will help to create more tag teams. Also, down the line, the group will be disbanded in some form or another.

There will be a secondary championship similar to the US and Intercontinental(?) titles. The TV title will only be defended on TV, this time for real. Hence, TV title. The Knockouts tag titles will be either taken away completely or more knockouts will be added to make tag teams. I'd prefer the former.

I'd try to persuade Alex Riley, Zack Ryder, and especially Jack Swagger. Swagger will go into a feud with Kurt Angle in a dream match of sorts. And maybe John Morrison.

Jobber matches will slowly be added in until a few more added. I'd like to see the return of jobber matches to bring up new wrestlers. I'd negotiate with Spike to add another hour sometime in the week; preferably on the weekend. I'd hope for Sunday, so before the ppv's or special shows it will act as a preshow. Matches on tv between the main roster will go longer than a few minutes. Allow all members of the roster to look strong in order to push ppv buyrates and live attendance.

Speaking of special, I'd negotiate for them on non-ppv months.

No more videos on wrestlers from whatever due to the overdone ones. However, certain debuting wrestlers will get them. Speaking of overdone, storylines about a group taking over the promotion will be no more. It was popular with the nWo and then with invasion angle in WWE 2001. Other than those two, they all pretty much made no sense and especially in TNA past they have overdone and played out.

Once again showcase the X-Division and the Knockout division.

Save most of the major matches and title changes for ppv in hopes to increase buyrates. Allow title changes on house shows to show the "anything can happen" for paying audiences and hopes to increase attendances.

Rid the promotion of Hulk Hogan. I'm a huge fan of his, but his taking out Aces & Eights by himself at Bound For Glory was overdone. Same with Sting doing it on the recent Impact Wrestling. I'd book more realistic "fights". As far as realistic goes in the wrestling business.

Use as much of talent as possible without overexposing the top talents. Push as much of the talent as possible to create the realism that anyone can challenge the world champion. Showcase talents on posters, cups, etc., to show fans who the faces of the company are.

A production where the fans can be heard. One where talents talking in the camera on the way to and from the ring can be heard. I'd stop Mike Tenay from talking so fast, stop him from repeating the same thing his co-announcer just said, and have him call spots on the spot instead a few seconds later. Or find someone to take his place, which I think won't be too hard.

There's a lot more. So much so, I can't even fathom putting all in post

You're ideas are worse then mythical combo of ..... & Gange booking the AWA team Challange Series with David Arquette and a Turkey on a Pole
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These are the things about TNA that bugs me and I would change: I would make matches longer, get out of the Impact Zone, format the show better so that commercials can stop cutting into segments and matches at the wrong times, get a second show which should be used to feature anyone who didn't make it onto Impact the same week, do a better job of introducing new guys to new viewers, do a better job of building guys up, cut the quick heel/face runs and let the turns happen more naturally and when they're needed, get better and more fitting theme songs for the wrestlers who need them, make real entrance videos for each wrestler instead of just showing their name over and over again, make way more merchandise, announce ppv matches weeks before the ppvs instead of days, make storylines more consistent, get rid of the overpaid dead weights and use the extra money to hire and pay some of the top free agents from around the world, and one of the most important things, do a way better job of advertising the product.

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1) Stop portraying Aces & 8s as jobbers/thugs that are inferior to wrestlers, maybe even have a match where it looks like Devon/DOC/Knox/another masked guy have been beaten and it looks like there's going to be an unmasking, only for an elite division of the Aces & 8s to come in and give the potential unmaskers one hell of a beatdown in the style of DOC on Sting.

2) Break up the Angle/Brisco/Garrett love-in,
reveal Wes Brisco as an Aces & 8s plant and consign Garrett to jobbing on Xplosion once in a while, then release him when his contract expires.

3) Get that Bully Ray/Brooke/Hogan storyline done with and get Ray back to his fire breathing twittah machine and showing off his calves. Then give him a heel run with the world title belt.

4) Revamp the tag team division, form some proper teams (Bad Influence is a start) and give Daniels/Kaz a run with the tag team title belts.

5) Ditch the KO tag belts, they don't have enough knockouts now.

6) Revamp the X division and sign a few luchadores

7) Use Xplosion to give more of the mid/low carders more TV time

8) Have a 5 way mud wrestling match between Velvet, Tessmacher, Madison, Gail and Mickie for the number one contender spot for the KO title. Then have Brooke come out halfway through to restore order and her to get pulled in as well

Damn I actually just typed that last one didn't I. . .
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1. Scrap the current belts and instead infuse a MMA Weight Class

World Champion: Jeff Hardy
Heavyweight: Angle
Cruiserweight: Austin Aires
Middleweight: Zema Ion

Tag Team Champions: Chavo & Hernandez

2. Bring in some top talent to Aces & Eights
John Morrison
Bully Ray
Buff Bagwell (For the NWO connection)
Rhyno
Adam Pearce

3. I'd have Matt Morgan destroy Hogan and get rid of him

4. Bring in the following talent
Shelton Benjamin
Charlie Haas
The Briscoe Brothers
Colt Cabana
Jack Evans
Ted Hart
Davey Richards

5. Move out of the Impact Zone from time to time. I'm thinking 3 to 5 shows a year. Maybe do a stretch in Vegas, Hammerstien Ballroom, ECW Arena, Universal Studios Los Angeles or the LA Olympic Auditorium.
First off I hate the idea of copying mma with the weight classes because it would make them look too indy and third rate.

Things I would change -

Bring in talented ko's to bring the division back
Spotlight the X division
Bring in more tag teams
Give Aries the title
Showcase the ME
Build company around Aries,Hardy,Joe,AJ,Roode,Storm,Joey Ryan,Magnus
Scrap Aces after a good pay off
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You can't fix TNA. The brand name is tarnished beyond repair. I would sell it off to whoever wants it and start over.

WWE is slowly dying. The ratings get lower and lower every year. There's not enough wrestling fans to support two shows. Just accept the fact that TNA may have reached their peak.

What would i do differently? Go after a different market. The kids. Saturday morning slam/chikara style. It's worth a shot and while it may not pull it 3.0 ratings it could be successful.
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1) Move to a New location:
-Preferably a wrestling hot bed. I'm not American so I don't know, but I doubt the majority of people who go to Universal Studio are die-hard wrestling fans.

2) Bring back six sided ring:
-It stands out from WWE, gimmick of not. Matches like Ultimate X felt like they were designed for the six sided ring. The matches with the four sided ring just doesnt feel like it flows as well. Maybe its booking, I'm not sure, but the six sides stand out.

3) Stop pushing outside talent:
-Jeff Hardy is going to sell, regardless of being champion or not. I'm not sure why TNA stopped Bobby Rhoode's push and turned him into comedy hour with A Double. Regardless,TNA needs to use people like Hardy and RVD to get others over, not as champions.

4) Aces & Eights
- Don't scrap it, but reveal something. This story line has been going on for what feels like almost a year now. The biggest reveal thus far has been Devon.I'm not saying TNA needs to unveil a member each week, but unveil something. Besides Aces & Eights wanting to kill TNA, we dont know much about them. No one wakes up and decides something needs to die. TNA should give us a reason as to Aces & Eights motives.

5) Get rid of Knockouts Tag Championships
-One is a man, the other one may or may not be a post op man. One is rarely on the show, the other has spent the better part of the championship reign complaining that her hubby hasn't brought her beer and fried chicken.

6) Either use em' or lose em'

-Magnus, Gail Kim, Rosita, Maidson, etc. They're arent using them, WWE probably wont turn them into stars, and TNA is adding more talent through Gut Check.

7) Keep Gut Check contestants relevant
-They called them back for one Open Fight Night, and besides Taeler Hendrix and Christian York, I couldn't remember much about the others.

8) Define TNA and Impact Wrestling
- It seems some fans dont understand that TNA is the Wrestling Company, Impact Wrestling is the show. Like WWE is the Company, Raw is the show. Tell them so this confusion doesnt continue. Maybe remove the "Wrestling" and just call the show Impact, again.

9) Storylines
-TNA needs some.

10) X-Division
- That's where most of TNA's main eventers came from. The X-division should be the main focus of the show. The championship should be defended, or a storyline should be built involving the champion, and the rest of the first hour should be revolving around the X-Division, be it other ranking mathes or showing off the future of the X-division. The other twenty minutes should be tag team wrestling, and then the rest of the time, the main event.

10) Tag team wrestling
-The only thing the current tag champs feel like they have in common is their race. Sign some true tag teams, give them some storylines, and let them wrestle.

11) Less Hogan
- I get it, he's a star, but every week he gets an in ring promo and a backstage segment. On Open Fight Night, he gets about five back stage segments.

12) Get rid of the Television Championships
- Weekly Championship matches are nice and all. However, no story, no ranking system, no interest. Its unneeded, and its actually not defended every week. The X-Division should be the only singles mid card title.

13) Samoa Joe
- Remove him from televison for six month to a year. He needs to take a stab at getting in shape. He also needs a break from television so he can return and have a fresh feeling to his character. Then build him up with an streak, and put him in with the main event stars.

14) Build home grown stars

- Mentioned this in #3. The header is pretty self explanatory. Do it with the X-Division and tag team.
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Sack ace's and eights, it's a sinking ship that can't be rescued at this point. Less Hogan, More Joey Ryan.
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TNA VS WWE or something. Not a lot of people are watching TNA and I bet it would get them some views if Austin Aries went at it with CM Punk.
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