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Old 04-02-2013, 02:04 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Aries is a different animal, next to spud AA looks like batista.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:06 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Id like to see Spud get a serious X division run.Then pushed up. Can be done
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:06 PM   #103 (permalink)
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as somebody aforementioned all wrestling fans are wwe fans, all wwe fans are not wrestling fans. TNA doesnt get the ratings because they are not known, they made a big stink about signing Hulk Hogan, but the dude doesnt even promote tna in most of his interviews. WWE has a big fan base that thinks WWE is the only wrestling companay in the world, because the audience is strongly based around children, so the parents are going to let their kids watch a wrestling show thats on USA, parents arent going to let their kids watch a show thats on SpikeTV that used to be called the first mans network and that highlights shows such as bar rescue and worlds worst tennants, WWE gets the ratings because they have a strong fan based of WWE fans and Wrestling Fans and good public relations people, TNA wont get the ratings because they only have a relationship with wrestling fans, and most wrestling fans were turned off the tna product years ago
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I think the first answer on this thread sums it up perfectly, along with the fact that wrestling has been in decline for some time. With all the scandals and deaths that have occurred over the years (and have yet to stop), the image of wrestling has gone into sharper decline than it might have otherwise aside from people generally being wise to the fact that it is scripted. Everything has its day, but those days can come back again. I think that TNA has to keep putting out a quality product AND getting their name out there and showing that they are a viable, adult alternative to what people know/know of.

For some people, it's simply a matter of pride and not wanting to like something that they love to hate. But even with music artists I strongly dislike, for example, they have at least one song or attribute I can give them credit for. Some people refuse to do that: once sucky, always sucky, even when it's not, and especially if they don't actually know what they're talking about.

And while I do think that it's more important to enjoy the show than the worry about the ratings, I can admit that they're important because if they bottom out, there may be no more Impact Wrestling, which I would not want.
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The great thing about them being on the road. Is we can almost see all of the great feuds all over again. It will feel just as good as the shitty studio first.
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most wrestling fans were turned off the tna product years ago
And I still think that this is a myth.
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At the very least, they've stayed above 1.0 for the most part since prior to 2008 (meaning that they have roughly 1.5 million viewers (give or take 100K) that have continued watching them in that time - in the US alone --- and that's not counting DVR viewership or Internet viewership in the US (which itself has been the most rapidly increasing form of viewership for everything in the last several years)), and they broadcast in over 119 other countries that are not counted in these ratings (and now they are currently putting forth their best storylines/booking (consistently)). I'd say they are doing quite well for a company that is not labeled as WWE (thus people shouldn't be quite as concerned about their ratings). That said, I'd still like to see their viewership go up even more.
I like and agree with this. Understanding the possible argument against, I still think it's interesting how people don't bother to find the ratings they garner elsewhere hardly or at all relevant. They are, actually.

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They've hired Jeff Hardy, Angle, RVD, Mickie James...I mean they know WWE is the company
And all the wrestlers, including many people in this forum's favs, that WWE hired from the now long-defunct territories, and WCW, and ECW, and ROH, etc.??? Dat logic.

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That's not exactly a fair point. No one knows who the next 'big star' is going to be. Did you think John Cena was going to be the face of the WWE in 2002-2004? I certainly didn't. Did you think Steve Austin would break away from The Ringmaster? I didn't.

The fact is, no one knows who the next star is going to be. For all we know, it could be Rockstar Spud. Shit example, but it's possible.


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Also, I think the CoD reference is relevant. I also think that comparing it to music is relevant too. I think about someone like Rihanna, who puts out crap, bleating over a beat, but it sells, even though if a lesser-known/newer artist put out the same crap, it would go nowhere (even if they were as "hot" and "extra" as Rih-Rih tends to be). What makes it good? Because it's Rihanna, apparently - someone that people know; ergo, familiarity breeds a more immediate response or a response in general.
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Wrestling products generally aren't getting big ratings anymore...
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Wrestling products generally aren't getting big ratings anymore...
Nobody cares about wrestling, For 80% of the time it's been a niche product, like comics.
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2.) They do not have a next level superstar. There is not one wrestler/Diva on TNA that is/or has the potentail to be a next level superstar. TNA doesn't have A Rock, Austin, or 80s Hogan. I know it is hard to create/get that next level superstar butk TNA having someone like that would be huge.
I have to disagree. I think guys like Bobby Roode, James Storm, Kazarian, Mr. Anderson, and Samoa Joe all had the potential to be big stars and out of that list I would say Samoa Joe definitely could of been one of the biggest names in the modern era. Especially because Samoa Joe's style could be a cross-sectional appeal for old school wrestling fans, modern fans, and MMA fans. But that's why I don't like TNA, as I said in my first post in this thread, because they don't use their talent well in my opinion.
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