Of course they are. But they are being smart.You are not smart if you take your show on the road and are not making any money at all.Thats just stupid. Fans are not coming then they cant do it.They should on the other hand just smaller the size they are trying to reach.Go do small 3500 size venue impact wrestling tv road shows. With a much simpler but still cool stage set.It can be done and i hope they go this way one day. Instead of trying to half sell a huge arena
And dont think for a second anything Punk says is a shoot.His entire character is build on so called pretending to be against the wwe. Its still all fake.All planned out with in the company. People will believe anything.
Plus 5.0 ratings ? What is this 1999.Not even the wwe gets that
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To the OP, I will say again, we live in a time of people feeling an undue sense of entitlement, which leads them to want exactly what they want right away even if it is not feasible at the moment
. TNA are doing things right in how they're trying to expand. I'm not sorry that they're not doing things fast enough to people, despite the fact I'm actually an impatient person. Not trying to be rude, but please consider this and you'll feel a whole lot better about the situation. Given the current standing of pro wrestling as a whole based on the standard WWE has set themselves
, this would be the worst time to make impulsive choices. I'd rather have a house built carefully than one built quickly and for looks. That won't satisfy a true fan.
And what's more, I don't think that a TNA wrestler would get fired for shooting, especially if they're only "shooting." TNA promos come across as rougher because, that I know of
, they're not actually scripted like WWE promos are. So their promos actually come across better to me than CM Punk's because at least I can't see the strings. They make fun of bad angles and gimmicks right on the air and they leave it in.
And I've never for a second thought they were trying to be - or needed to be - like the WWE. If WWE sets the standard
, then any other promotion will suffer the comparisons. This would would literally implode if people didn't get their chance to compare things. "Omgee, Dixie Carter breathes air! She's so
totally copying off of Vince McMahon because he breathes air too! She will never
breathe air as well as Vince does; she should give up breathing." -- That is what comparing the two promotions sounds like to me. You can copy someone's specific style, but you can't "copy" basic things that were in existence before the company/person you compare it to was started/born.