Learning to break kayfabe
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Re: Why wont TNA move to the UK
The OP is full of it. Living in Orlando and being a TNA fan, I'm at the Impact Zone for almost every live show or taping, and for the last 2+ years, I've bought almost every VIP PPV package that they've offered. That's comes to almost $1000 a year plus I've bought merch (DVDs and clothing) plus in-ring photos.
Yes, there's curious uniformed tourists that come in but sometimes they're most boisterous than the jaded regulars and it's opportunity for TNA to gain new fans. There's also a good number of hardcore fans that come in from all over when they're visiting on holiday including large groups from the UK, and they pay a 'donation' of $10 to get in.
I'm no audio expert but the way that TNA mic the audience, it comes across much quieter on TV, ergo I can barely hear an in-ring promo when I'm at the show due to the crowd noise but I can hear it fine on TV and I'm using sitting in the first row ringside.
Of course it would be better for TNA to be on the road every week like WWE and filling up large arenas with paying fans but that's easier said than done, and TNA doesn't want to end up like WCW. Blaming the Impact Zone fans doesn't cut it.
Last edited by markbyrn; 01-25-2013 at 12:33 PM.