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Old 01-22-2013, 07:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Over the years we have come across many shortcomings for TNA like their dependence on old stars..obsession with stables and most of all bad marketing
but let me ask. is that the real reason that after 10 years they are still drawing just 1.2 rating a week? Yeah some people say its because of spike

in 2012 we saw great storylines great matches superb booking n all..but still no change

I think the real problem lies in the owner.. Dixie Carter.
No offense, shes a really nice person but she has no wrestling background and no idea about wrestling
compare it with the likes of Vince McMahon, Dana White, Paul Heyman.

its like sumone with no good idea of wrestling is leading the company which obviously wont taste as much success as it would if it were run by the likes of Paul Heyman.

so guys.. do you think this is the real problem faced by TNA?
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No. Even Heyman said if he came in he wouldn't be able to make a big change in the ratings.

Besides, you're talking like Dixie Carter books the shows or hires talents. All the actual wrestling related stuff are done by other people, not her.
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No Brand Recognition.
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Coming across cheap in so so much is their biggest problem. Poor execution of poor ideas. A lack of prestige and importance dervived from all of this.
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RVD what's the problem?

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TNA’s Lack of Brand Recognition: “We don’t have it. We have less than a handful of third party licensees, where as the big companies like with WCW there were a lot more. When they were around, they had a couple a hundred licensees. We need to get the TNA Impact Wrestling brand out there. ”

“The most common comment I hear every day from fans that spot me for the first time at a restaurant, mall or beach. The one comment I get is, ‘RVD, you’re my favorite wrestler. What happened? Are you not wrestling anymore? Why did you retire?’ I get that all the time. It’s not a bad downside for the deal I have, but it’s something I put up with. I’m always like an ambassador. I would say, ‘You got Spike TV? The show is on Thursday nights at 9.’”

“That tells me there is a void there, where a lot of wrestling fans have yet to catch onto this product. Brand recognition is so important. When I was with WWE, people would have me sign merchandise that I didn’t even know existed. I would go, ‘What the f—? There is an RVD outlet cover for your wall? I had no idea.’”

“With TNA, unfortunately right now, we are dealing with T-shirts, action figures, trading cards and then a few key chains or something. That is all we got. We have a handheld game, I guess. I don’t think that many people know about it. Then we have a big void. I’m hoping at this weekend at the Comic-Con in San Diego that the TNA office will meet some third party licensees.”
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atleast if she had real wrestling knowledge..she would have taken it on the road by now or marketed it more and visited more historic wrestling cities..
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atleast if she had real wrestling knowledge..she would have taken it on the road by now or marketed it more and visited more historic wrestling cities..
The magic solution of taking show down the road with imaginary money and perfect marketing.
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i think the problem in TNA is that everyone switches from face to heel too easily just for the sake of swerves

I always found that to be a key difference between WWF and WCW. When a WWF guy turned, it was big. When a WCW one did, it was run of the mill

A good example is currently the whole bully thing. Everyone wants him to turn heel even though he just turned face. Everyone wants him to earn Hogan's trust and backstab him. But why? Why do you need a 'shock' turn which loses impact everytime it happens? Another major one was when Jeff turned for reasons didnt make much sense to join immortal, but went back for some reason, or Hogan, or AJ. Its too random and chaotic

It just feels too chaotic. The best example I can think of is Nation of Violence Joe. He was supposed to be a bonafide stone cold killer. So why the fuck would he join the MEM for the money?

Its similar to what WWE does with Kane or Big Show. If it keeps happening over and over, nobody will care as much. The reason Hogan and Austin turning heel and Rock turning face are so huge because of a sense of consistency. They were like that for a while, so when they changed it had meaning to some degree

Its always bothered me
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Wrestling just is not as big as it was.
There is so much entertainment now.
I got Net flicks a few weeks ago, I haven't watched regular TV since.
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its like sumone with no good idea of wrestling is leading the company which obviously wont taste as much success as it would if it were run by the likes of Paul Heyman.
As far as I know, Dixie doens't stop sending out paychecks....
And, this is just off the top of my head, I don't seem to remember
her signing a contract with WWE and showing up on Raw!
without informing the talent....

Heyman did both in/to ECW.

I'll take Dixie if that means TNA will stay on air.
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