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Old 06-27-2013, 10:29 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Makes sense. WCW was infamous for flying in a shit ton of guys for Nitro and then only using a handful of them. You are only using 40 guys on TV for those 2 hours...why fly in nearly half (if not all) of the over 200 wrestlers WCW had hired at its PEAK.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:34 PM   #52 (permalink)
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i can see this to be true, i mean i don't think anyone expected them to gain a lot in going on the road at the start, you gotta lose some at the start in order to gain in the future.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:30 AM   #53 (permalink)
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They never should have left the Impact Zone in the first place. They had bigger TV ratings 4 years ago, what did they expect?

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i can see this to be true, i mean i don't think anyone expected them to gain a lot in going on the road at the start, you gotta lose some at the start in order to gain in the future.
This won't gain them anything, road shows have never increased TNA's ratings. Actually the only time I recall a road Impact getting better ratings was in March 2011 when they got a 1.4, but they got that because of the Jeff Hardy vs. Sting match and Sting returning when people thought he was headed to WWE. It would have gotten the same rating in the Impact Zone.

Taking Impact on the road is another example of TNA being delusional and thinking it's the 90's. You don't take the show on the road until there's a large enough fanbase to sustain it, touring a show that gets shit ratings won't help the shit ratings or live attendance. The goal needs to be to make money. TNA's focus should be on intriguing storylines, the one time their ratings actually increased on a consistent basis was with the Main Event Mafia in 2009, that involved no road shows but it was good television so more people watched.

TNA's ratings this year have been the lowest they've been since 2007 or so due to the stale nature of Aces & 8's. I guarantee you this new Main Event Mafia was a SpikeTV idea, but while I've enjoyed it so far I don't know if it'll be the answer to their ratings problem even short term since they don't have Nash, Steiner, and Booker and the idea of the new MEM is to draw on TNA fans nostalgia.

I'll bet 20 bucks the current booking team is fired and Russo is back by sometime next year.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:01 AM   #54 (permalink)
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This won't gain them anything, road shows have never increased TNA's ratings. Actually the only time I recall a road Impact getting better ratings was in March 2011 when they got a 1.4, but they got that because of the Jeff Hardy vs. Sting match and Sting returning when people thought he was headed to WWE. It would have gotten the same rating in the Impact Zone.

Taking Impact on the road is another example of TNA being delusional and thinking it's the 90's. You don't take the show on the road until there's a large enough fanbase to sustain it, touring a show that gets shit ratings won't help the shit ratings or live attendance. The goal needs to be to make money. TNA's focus should be on intriguing storylines, the one time their ratings actually increased on a consistent basis was with the Main Event Mafia in 2009, that involved no road shows but it was good television so more people watched.

TNA's ratings this year have been the lowest they've been since 2007 or so due to the stale nature of Aces & 8's. I guarantee you this new Main Event Mafia was a SpikeTV idea, but while I've enjoyed it so far I don't know if it'll be the answer to their ratings problem even short term since they don't have Nash, Steiner, and Booker and the idea of the new MEM is to draw on TNA fans nostalgia.

I'll bet 20 bucks the current booking team is fired and Russo is back by sometime next year.
so your saying they can't draw new fans while going on the road? with them travelling it gives news fans the opportunity to attend a tna show without having to travel all the way to the impact zone, tna's time in the impact zone was long overdue in my opinion, the crowd was very dead the last few years, many wrestlers were getting little to no reactions, so it was time to move on

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Old 06-28-2013, 08:50 PM   #55 (permalink)
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I'll bet 20 bucks the current booking team is fired and Russo is back by sometime next year.
I hope not.

Russo was pure garbage and stuck in the 90's.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:11 PM   #56 (permalink)
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They never should have left the Impact Zone in the first place. They had bigger TV ratings 4 years ago, what did they expect?
From the rumors I've heard (and I'm firmly in the camp in believing them), TNA wasn't given a choice in that matter.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:20 PM   #57 (permalink)
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This was to be expected. I've been studying the business aspect of TNA for a few years now. What really ticks me off is TNA going on the road...why? Please tell me why? They don't have the fanbase or support to do this. It's just going to hurt them more than it helps. They are paying their most wrestlers that aren't big names or established little to no money, a story about knock outs having to strip to make ends meet I remember hearing. I don't even watch TNA, but I want it to do well. Hopefully they can sort this problem out and start growing.
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a story about knock outs having to strip to make ends meet I remember hearing.
lol wtf are you on about
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lol wtf are you on about
Everything is fair game, just put "rumors" or "insiders" in the sentence.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:38 AM   #60 (permalink)
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I'd do it too, makes complete sense.
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