Besides that's when TNA & NJPW had a working relationship.
Reports were that he left to sign on full term like Akira Raijin and NJPW had to put the title back on him to bring him back full time. Unfortunate it didn't work out with him in TNA, I quite liked his matches with AJ.
Yeah, b/c KENTA would have left NOAH in 2009 for TNA.
Where do people come up with this mentality that Japanese workers will/should leave their home promotion for something in America at the drop of a hat?
When did I say KENTA must leave NOAH?
Similar to how countless TNA wrestlers won NJPW belts in the past, he would come here for a few shows to defend the x division title and give it some prestige by wearing it in japan.
The reason why we don't get fresh ideas and promotions rising in American Pro Wrestling is because the majority of the community is happy with the same old shit and will reject any chance of change. There is a risk in doing new things, 9 times out of 10, it leads to 50+ pages of bitching and moaning. While business gets turned into a dictatorship and more and more out of touch. Support the indies, support New Pro Wrestling.
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Of all the promotions to pick you pick the one that's probably going to be dead in 6 months. Genius.
"Countless" championships too, eh. I count 3 reigns. Team 3D & British Invasion (lol @ NJPW not even knowing about it first) as IWGP Tag & Guns as IWGP Junior Tag Team. That's hardly "countless". All happened in one year and it was like at the height of their deal. It went the other way around too with those guys having the belts show up in TNA and going back over to Japan following tapings. I still don't know why you're so enamored with this idea of slapping the gold on a worker from Japan in order to give the belt "prestige". Shouldn't it have some by now?
1 - Fine back on topic.
2 - Black ring ropes
Stop being TNA/ Impact Wrestling. Be one or the other.Tired of this between name. Promoting 90 percent Impact wrestling 10 percent TNA. Its bad for marketing.
3 - Bring in some kinda concept show called "Cross the line"
4 - Make " Reaction " a proper wrestling show
5 - Dont film the rest of the years "One night only" In the impact zone. To late they are filming them all later next month.
6 - Dont promote "One night only " as TNA When the visual aspect was filmed with impact wrestling setup instead of TNA ring banners.Thats just confusing
7 - Change the steel cage fence part to silver but keep the corner black.Possibly a different design.Hardly see in side that cage.
8 - Make the Impact Wrestling logo Silver and gold. Why because thats bad ass and people respect those colors.
9 - If you are in a transition to making Impact wrestling the brand name. HURRY IT UP. Bring in Impact wrestling belts.
Sorry but they are losing any identity when not being clear what to call them. They dont promote one name and say the other is not the name bla bla bla.
PS most of these are just my silly wish lists. Most of it does not acutely matter of course. Just like most of peoples list in here.
I'm asking this in a sincere way, just to make that clear.
Why are you so focused on the branding, set and colour scheme? I see your posts appear pretty regularly and in so many of them you talk confidently about TNA switching to the Impact name as if it's an inevitable, done decision. I do a lot of work in media design, mostly interactive. I've been involved in company/product branding process before, so I'm not oblivious to the aesthetics or the importance of proper brand recognition or any of that, but when it comes to TNA these are not the first priorities that pop into my head.
Oh hey, TNA, if you're reading, keep amping up the crazy. I like that. Just try to remember what's actually bringing fans to you at the moment – quality matches, a somewhat less family night feel, strong characters and the occasional nod to the indies. Don't waste money on nostalgia names. Don't get too focused on competing with WWE. Don't become a two-hour promo ad for Bellator.