Originally Posted by Bowlen
And who? WWE signed all the ones worth a dime other than Steen and TNA already has a similar guy in Bully Ray.
@OP: Agreed on the more adult themed shows. It's alright as long it isn't PG, but it's still much tamer than WWE during 1999 - 2006.
Btw: I would love to see Randy f'n Orton in TNA. Dude sucks now but had been awesome as a heel back in the TV14 days. I'm pretty sure he has more than 3 strikes on the wellness policy though. They just did not make it official. He will never leave WWE.
I must say that I wouldn't want to see Orton in TNA. I agree that he won't leave WWE, especially for TNA, and I also think he's had more than three strikes. He's too WWE to be TNA, and though I used to like him (until I realized that his shtick was actually quite boring though packaged well), the title "Blandy Boreton" isn't far off now. Great physique and tan, though; he has some of the best thighs in the business.
Like his sleeve tats, too.
I also agree that TNA's much tamer than WWE or ECW was. They have the perfect balance, I think, and sometimes they hold back even when they don't need to, especially given that they're broadcast on Spike, which has pretty strong content (or they used to; I only watch TNA from there now). But maybe they have to be conscious of the channels it's broadcast on elsewhere (?). I hope they stay where they're at in their mature content level. Doesn't need to be any more vanilla, and it doesn't have to be raunchy or insultingly crude. I must admit I wouldn't want to see a sea of children and clueless parents replacing the 18-30 male/female demographic, though they do have some of that already.
But I also think that there are still some indy talent that are worth signing. A wrestler who isn't big elsewhere can become great if they're used properly, but it depends on the wrestler, too, so that's not a perfect theory. Motivation to step up their game, polish their gimmick, and get over has to happen too.