Originally Posted by TNAmarkFromIndia
Let's take a look at the new PPV schedule:
January 13th - Genesis
March 10th - Lockdown
June 9th - Slammiversary
October 13th - Bound For Glory
I hope they change this schedule. If they keep it the same, that would mean Lockdown would get only two months of build, yet Genesis itself would get three months of build. Bound For Glory would get four months. I'm not sure what to think of that. It's a bit too long for my liking. Nonetheless, I would prefer that if any of the PPV's build has to get cut by one month, it should be Genesis. Lockdown is definitely a bigger PPV than Genesis. Put Genesis in December and problem would be solved, though that would defeat the whole purpose of the name "Genesis". They could rename the December PPV Final Resolution.
Genesis is the first PPV pf the year and a way to restart and take fresh directions...three months in between BFG and Genesis is not a bad thing. Genesis will likely be moving from a "B" show to an "A" show starting next year. It affords them the luxury of 3 months to wrap up and conclude certain storylines and feuds while planting seeds for the new year. It also likely means some big rematches on free TV post BFG.
Instead of having a year ending PPV like Final Resolution they can just have a big 3 hour Impact in late November/early December (and with a little luck a commercial free episode) where they can wrap up some of those storylines and begin to water the planted seeds leading in to the new year.
The one thing I hope they take into serious consideration is title changes on the big 4. This year at BFG they had 4 of the 5 titles change hands (I don't count the KO's Tag straps) and I don't think they should be looking to move 4 or 5 titles at each and every big show. They will need to find balance in moving the straps and it's obvious Impact will need to see some titles changes.
Hopefully this means fewer throwaway 3 minutes matches on TV like last night with King and Ion, and even certain Gutcheck matches when you have 2 guys who can deliver like last night. More time in between big shows should mean less rush towards fitting everything in 4 week periods thus hopefully longer and more meaningful matches and slower developing stories. By slower I mean we won't need developments for every ongoing story each and every week.
As for the Option "C", perhaps they need a 3 hour Impact 2-3 weeks post Slammiversary where the XD Champ has the option to cash in or not and main event a sort of special edition of "Championship Thursday". Perhaps this 3 hour Impact won't be completely commercial free but the last hour should be so as to have an uninterrupted main event. It also would add a level of importance to the XD Title match at Slammiversary each and every year as whoever leaves with that strap leaves with a big decision on his hands (or at least that can play it up as such).