Re: TNA's lack of star problem
TNA has plenty of star power. The fact is nobody is going to give a shit either way, hell they barely do about WWE. The rock popped the rating- but it still wasn't that high, it is only high by recent pro wrestling standards. You could bring in cena on impact next week, You would probably get a big jump for 2 weeks, and the ratings will settle around a 1.8.
Wrestling is not capable of making a truly big star right now. WWE can't do it because of content restrictions, and TNA can't because they can't run big enough arenas to make the show look like a top tier product, and have people give them and their stars a chance.
The only reason WWE is still so strong is because it is habit for people to watch, they have a strong brand, and a strong tradition in the Monday night raw timeslot. almost like Saturday night live, it has just become ingrained in culture to a certain extent, so some people are gonna watch it, good or bad. I think TNA should just focus on having a good show, and be happy that their ratings are at least consistent and the network is happy. In this day and age, that is a pretty significant accomplishment.