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I wouldn't say this is the best roster they've ever had but this is the best main event scene they've ever had.
I agree - with Roode and Aries they have two of the best main eventers in wrestling, IMO. Then throw in a rotating group composed of the likes of Hardy, Angle, Joe, Daniels and AJ and you have a great main event scene (plus Sting, who always gets a pop).

Then in terms of "characters" you have Joseph Park, Kaz and Daniels and (yes I know, but I like him) Robbie E. Always fun to watch.

However, the KO division is lacking at the moment and the X Division sorely needs working out. I'm a relatively new TNA viewer (started with DX 2011)but I watched Turning Point 2008 on DVD the other day, and they had a big multi-man X Division match in it and it made the current X Division matches look like they were in slow motion. And the number of quality guys they had.... incredible.

The X Division shouldn't be overlooked - it was the X Division match between Aries, Low-Ki and Ion (and possibly Jack Evans?) that turned me from an occasional viewer to a, "Man, I should really make an effort to watch this every week" viewer.

But yeah - in terms of main event scene, TNA can't be touched.
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Oh, and to the OP.

If you want to check out a recent show that was just fantastic, check out Slammiversary 2012. Probably one of the best of last year's shows.
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Fix up the tag division, restore credibility to the knockout's and remove the gimmicky nonsense from big matches and they'll go a long, long way to becoming enough of a disturbance to make inroads on WWE.
Fixing tag division - Aries / Roode heading that way, nothing left to say.
Restoring credibility to knockout's - frankly put, anyone talking about credibility on any woman's division with Diva signs in his sig, lacks exactly that.
They don't have to make inroads on the WWE. There's a big enough market for a second Wrestling company not only to survive, but to thrive.
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Fixing tag division - Aries / Roode heading that way, nothing left to say.
Restoring credibility to knockout's - frankly put, anyone talking about credibility on any woman's division with Diva signs in his sig, lacks exactly that.
They don't have to make inroads on the WWE. There's a big enough market for a second Wrestling company not only to survive, but to thrive.
A division with 2-3 teams isnt a division. Doesnt matter who holds it.
Knockout Division has as much credibility as the Divas. At this point they are almost getting the same amount of TV time. Prichard isnt a fan of the Knockouts. Its just awful promos mixed with botching wrestling. Nothing to see.
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If only they would take that goddamn title off Jeff Hardy..
Though I understand why they put the title on him, I agree. Hardy is over but I really don't care that he's the champ.

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Re: I gave TNA a chance yesterday and I loved it

I guess I could realistically call myself a near lifelong WWE/F follower and I've always been interested in the other wrestling going on out there too. Probably more interested, tbh (I'm lesser-known-over-here foreign stuff, indy-cool hipster like that ), but for some time now I've gone a little cold on WWE's product. Not hating, not skipping completely (there's no rule saying there can be only one, and only that one you can watch), I'm just not all that curious about anything they're doing.

If anyone had asked me, Hey, are you a TNA fangirl? last week, I'd have been all, Nah, just liking them lately. But then I took a glance at my rep, and couldn't help noticing it was overloaded with TNA threads. I miss Raw, NXT, and whatever else WWE's pumping out these days without hesitation while at the same time get excited about Impact. Looks like I've officially joined the fan party.

Really though, TNA gives me what I want from a wrestling show. It's not perfect, it isn't the greatest wrestling company in the world, but most of the time it's fun to watch. It doesn't have the huge sets and usually lacks the impressively packed seats of a WWE show, but those things don't matter to me. If folks can get past the packaging and the hype, there's tons of wrestling greatness in smaller places, or mid-sized in TNA's case. A lot of their talent is hitting a career high, and while I do agree with those saying this isn't the best TNA roster, many of the people they do have are bringing it weekly.
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When TNA is fun, it's really the definition of the word. Pretty easy to watch and everything has a nice flow on TV. The only parts that seem to halt Impact on Thursday was the dragged out Hogan promo. Pardon that the rest was all good. Sure, I didn't like the main event, but that's more on the workers involved not doing it for me. I was into the heel turn and moving things along for the big storyline in the company.

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It can be frustrating... but he isn't anywhere near the worst in history for a champion. TNA would be better served with someone else in the long run... not a knock on jeff, but he's old guard. TNA right now needs someone either newer to the main event scene or someone who hasn't had the runs in a few companies he's had. It's time to do what the WWE did in 98 and build those new stars that they can create a revolutionary product around. I think maybe TNA is doing that though... we have to deal with the short term superface booking, but I think it's endgame is to put over another star. Could be wrong... but it just feels like everything is building to that.
I think they're trying to do this by presenting new guys to the national scene like Aries, Storm and Roode, but also by presenting older guys in different lights, like Bully Ray. WWE did that with guys like Austin, Foley, and even the Undertaker. Austin and Foley would've been seen as WCW midcard casts off that WWE was pushing to the main event because they were second rate when they first started their runs in the mid-90s (pre-WrestleMania 14, when basically everything changed). I know most people hate the Brooke angle, but Bully has been more interesting in the last year than anything he's done since the TLC days in WWE. And assuming this is all leading to a massive heel turn, he could be in for an even bigger run later this year.

Now if only they could find something interesting to do with Mr. Anderson lol. WWE didn't win them all 96 or 97 either haha
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I agree - with Roode and Aries they have two of the best main eventers in wrestling, IMO. Then throw in a rotating group composed of the likes of Hardy, Angle, Joe, Daniels and AJ and you have a great main event scene (plus Sting, who always gets a pop).

Then in terms of "characters" you have Joseph Park, Kaz and Daniels and (yes I know, but I like him) Robbie E. Always fun to watch.

However, the KO division is lacking at the moment and the X Division sorely needs working out. I'm a relatively new TNA viewer (started with DX 2011)but I watched Turning Point 2008 on DVD the other day, and they had a big multi-man X Division match in it and it made the current X Division matches look like they were in slow motion. And the number of quality guys they had.... incredible.

The X Division shouldn't be overlooked - it was the X Division match between Aries, Low-Ki and Ion (and possibly Jack Evans?) that turned me from an occasional viewer to a, "Man, I should really make an effort to watch this every week" viewer.

But yeah - in terms of main event scene, TNA can't be touched.
Soooooo, so true! This frustrates me, and I was saying about this one the thread about the 1/31 show. Being lazy, I said:

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For the first time I feel a sense of urgency in having the fully-fleshed out X-Division to give them something even more different than the alternative promotion. I hope that they will rebuild it and not let it go the way of the Cruiserweight Division in the 'E. I want to regularly experience the live reaction of a bigger, paying crowd to what the X-Division guys can do. Sorry, but I can definitely see why people would say guys like RVD and York would need to go first. How could they keep up with guys like Ion, Styles, or King, etc. at full capacity in the long run? RVD always looks so heavy to me in the way he moves. I don't want them to have to slow down their moveset for slow wrestlers (RVD) or wrestlers who probably shouldn't be in the division anyway (York). Don't care if some people think their matches are spot-fests, I'm ready to be wowed again by matches you would not, could not see in WWE.
York and RVD are slowing the division down, though I do know they need guys to be in it. But they need to be proper X-Division guys. I would love to see them bring back Low Ki, get Jack Evans again, and Gen Me; I also enjoyed Amazing Red. And some others.

The Knockouts could do with either some returns or some new, good female wrestlers and getting Vel-Vel out of the ring. If Kong came back, which I guess is (but I hope isn't) impossible, I would freak out. I would also like to see LuFisto and Athena.
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TNA is almost everything I could ask for from a wrestling show. Entertaining storylines, well written characters, great matches, etc. I didn't start watching TNA until mid 2012 because I heard that Russo had finally been fired from creative and they were bringing in Dave Lagana to take his place. After hearing that great news I decided to give it a chance and I'm glad that I did because from Slammiversary to now the show has been fantastic apart from a few mishaps along the way (Clair Lynch, Brooke Hogan). Good to hear that more people on here are giving it a chance because I really think this company is putting out a quality product for their fans.

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