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Re: TNA's lack of star problem

Magnus would be a start. He's one of the few guys that still seems quite fresh, has talent, a good look and weirdly hasn't been plagued with horrible booking. Nothing that's ruined his character at all.

Basically, what you need is a guy that doesn't look like your stereotypical wrestler to actually be THAT guy. Someone who doesn't look greasy or looks like they've had a fight with a cheese grater. It's part of why Miz blew up when he did before all the bad booking. Granted Magnus won't be THAT guy when it comes to pro wrestling, he can be someone TNA can say is their own.

I mean they'll always have AJ, Daniels, Joe etc, but bad booking and just the tiredness of the company has kinda hurt them. I'd love them to stay until the end, but I don't see their time being any time ahead of them. Aries is in a nice little space, I feel too.
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Re: TNA's lack of star problem

AJ had potential, he's just horrific with a microphone. Jessie Godderz has some potential if they handle him right (Like stop making him fight women, for starters). He's kind of like a hybrid between The Miz and John Cena.

Austin Aries needs to be pushed further as well. He never should have lost the title due to "appeasement" because TNA is ball-less and afraid Hardy may-or-may-not have left.

My 3rd choice would be Kenny King. He needs to win the X-Division title immediately.


TNA used to beat WWE in Women's Wrestlng and Tag-Teams, but they lost all their Tag-Teams. They need to re-establish more Tag-Teams and real ones (Not just randomly pairing two singles guys).
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Re: TNA's lack of star problem

Hardy might of had a shot to bring BIG buzz back when he returned in 2010 but he was never presented or hyped up as a HUGE deal; all of that effort went into Hogan. Heck, he had a second shot during the infamous BFG heel run (up until he ruined it at Victory Road) and even then he played 3rd string to Hogan and Bischoff.

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Re: TNA's lack of star problem

Crimson, Alex Silva, Magnus

these guys could be big

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Re: TNA's lack of star problem

TNA definitely doesn't lack star power. Its their lack of confidence of building guys 100%. Austin Aries, Jeff Hardy, Zema Ion, Kenny King, Kurt Angle, etc. are all guys with charisma, presence, etc. As far as anyone they have brought up to the roster recently outside of King, Aries, and Ion...I cannot think of anyone. TNA signs whomever is cheap and thats not always a good thing as it brings us: Wes Brisco, Garrett Bischoff, Hendrix, etc.
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Re: TNA's lack of star problem

To be fair, there hasn't been a huge breakout star since Brock Lesnar. I don't count Cena since that was forced. Overall I'd say iMPACT's roster is better than the big guys up north. People bash G.Bischoff, but you know Bischoff when you see him. Everyone stands out (even if they suck) What they need to focus on is brand recognition. Once that happens all the stars will align.

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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.
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Re: TNA's lack of star problem

TNA needs to keep up it's gameplan right now. It's a good product and eventually the results will come.
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Re: TNA's lack of star problem

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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.
No kidding.Its amazing that people will consider Impact Wrestling's ratings bad.Its acutely not. They are higher average then most shows for a down period wrestling is in.I know wrestling is getting really close to a big boom period again. I think it will happen in a couple strong years. The only reason why this company is not growing as fast is becuase they are cheating steps. Trying to fill big ass arenas is pointless. Noone cares if its a small place.Just go in a max 5 thousand person arena or even less and have simple road productions but still professional. ECW di it Impact wrestling can do it.They dont need to be spending this so called 500 thousand to do a road show.
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Re: TNA's lack of star problem

WWE had the Rock and it was one of the worst things I've seen in a long time. Rock's promos just suck in the PG era and they draaaaaaaaaag!

Oh, um TNA. They've had all sorts of stars, the problem is, the stars never put anyone over when it really mattered. Samoa Joe was the biggest thing in TNA, who got the better end of his rivalry with Kurt Angle?
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