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Old 08-19-2013, 07:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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1) Actually have a goddamn direction. It is clear to me that they planned everything up until Lockdown, and since then they've just made it all up week to week without any kind of thought or planning.

2) Get rid of the 3 Way X Division rules. It is stupid, and the matches typically feel rushed and sloppy.

3) Get rid of Hogan & Sting. They are old and bring nothing to the product. The money you spend on them could easily go to signing new talents to cultivate.

4) End the Aces & Eights already. Seriously, it was interesting at the start and Ray is a good top heel, but holy hell almighty you can't make a group of losers into a credible threat. Most of them suck (Brisco & Bischoff for example) and they lose all the time anyway, so what is the point? It is basically just Bully Ray & his meat shields.

5) Stop trying to bring in MMA guys to pop a rating and buyrates. It has never worked. Lashley didn't work out. King Mo never worked out. And now they have Rampage & Tito. What the hell can they use them for? Using a celebrity or outside to garner attention is not a bad idea on its own, but TNA never seems to be able to do it right.

6) Bolster the Divisions. They could use some new girls for the KOs, some more X guys, and especially some more tag teams. Getting rid of Hogan & Sting alone would free them up to acquire more of these talents.

7) NO MORE FUCKING STABLE STORYLINES!!! It is all TNA seems to be able to do. SEX, Planet Jarrett, Christian Coalition, Angle Alliance, Main Event Mafia Vs. Frontline, EV2 Vs. Fortune, Immortal, Aces & Eights, and now they've brought back the MEM just because. I am sick of the gang warfare & nWo ripoff storylines from TNA. It isn't that these angles can't work. It is just that it is all TNA seems to do. When Roode was champion, it was such a huge breath of fresh air because it was all about just putting heat on one guy and letting him be an asshole. It is basic, but it was refreshing not to have some damn takeover storyline going on.

8) Get rid of stupid ideas that don't work, like Gut Check & Open Fight Night. Open Fight Night COULD work, but it would also mean you would have to stop making random matches on the fly on the other episodes of Impact. As it was, it really wasn't that different from any other show. How can you say it is a big deal that guys call out guys and they have matches on the fly, then EVERY episode of wrestling television since the Attitude Era has had random matches take place on the fly? And the problem with Gut Check was that they never really brought in anybody that good and the clearly had no plans for these people once they got the contract except for Wes Brisco.

9) Try to establish some level of fucking rankings in their divisions. I am sick and tired of the "Oh I won two matches! I get a title shot now!". WWE is guilty of this as well. Getting a title shot should be HARD TO DO! Contenders should be set up through a series of matches against other potential competitors. That is why the BFG Series works for me. The Royal Rumble is great too because the winner is competing with 29 other guys and it is basically the playoffs system crammed into one match.

10) I don't know...have Mickie James pose nude. I'm an easy sell.

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1. Change their demographic to fit the current generation

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Focus on the In Ring Product and not storylines (Only allow 1 DQ or Interfearance per show) last weeks show was over the top with Bad Influence)
- Some what agree with this.

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More Cruiserweights
- Agree with this also.

4. Rebrand the X-Division to children and families. Makes the X-Division marketable by adding fresh characters led by Manik's cartoon gimmick.

5. Stop booking live TV shows in small towns and outer cities. Stay within the wrestling markets.

6. Bring in More Tag Teams and don't swap random similiar looking wrestlers into tag teams.

7. Add a permanent third commentator. Keep Tazz, Tenay and the third one all faces with objectivity. Scrap all heel turns by commentators.

8. Make Karen Angle the GM heel of TNA on Dixie Carter's behalf.

9. Continue to make TV specials. Don't be afraid to switch it up and create fresher ideas or bring back King of the mountain.

10. Push Magnus and build him into a legit main eventer.

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1. Play Songs from Real Bands

I agree... ECW did this. I think the right song could really pump up the Crowd.

2. Focus on the In Ring Product and not storylines (Only allow 1 DQ or Interfearance per show) last weeks show was over the top with Bad Influence)

Yes

3. More Cruiserweights
4. Create a Cruiserweight Title
5. Merge the TV Title and The X Division Title

I really like that... The X Division was supposed to be based on the X-Games. If TNA really focused on Cruiser-weights and brought in the following guys: Low Ki, Ted Hart, Kendrick, London, Shelly, Devitt, Dutt, Etc. They could have two titles that benefited the smaller guys. What would be great is to have an X Division guy who was a mat-wrestler and tried to ground all the high flyers. Kevin Steen would fit this mold perfectly.

6. Bring in More Tag Teams

I agree... American Wolves, Briscoes, Highlanders, Young Bucks, Matt Hardy.

7. Release the following people Hogan, Sting, Tazz

Hogan - Now that he won't wrestle _YES
Sting - Keep him around
Tazz - YES


8. Turn Dixie heel and model her after the owner of the Indians from MLB

I like it

9. Tour Smarter - Better Venues in Bigger Cities and use College Campuses Gyms/Arenas - 2 Huge mistakes. Next Week TNA is in Maryland - Friday & VA - Saturday but they skip Baltimore and DC. You could have easily pulled off the MD Show on Friday, Saturday - DC & Virginia, and Sunday - Norfolk or Richmond or both.

Yeah if TNA was smart they could double up the Saturday and Sunday shows

10. Focus on Europe and India - Ring Ka King's Heavyweight Champion should have been a regular on TNA. I'd even go a step further and make a British or European version of Ring Ka King.
I'd add China to the mix
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2) Get rid of the 3 Way X Division rules. It is stupid, and the matches typically feel rushed and sloppy.

3) Get rid of Hogan & Sting. They are old and bring nothing to the product. The money you spend on them could easily go to signing new talents to cultivate.

[...]

5) Stop trying to bring in MMA guys to pop a rating and buyrates. It has never worked. Lashley didn't work out. King Mo never worked out. And now they have Rampage & Tito. What the hell can they use them for? Using a celebrity or outside to garner attention is not a bad idea on its own, but TNA never seems to be able to do it right.

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8) Get rid of stupid ideas that don't work, like Gut Check & Open Fight Night.

[...]

10) I don't know...have Mickie James pose nude. I'm an easy sell.
2.) Seems like it's done already.

3.) As said before, Hogan receives his paychecks by Viacom. Viacom isn't paying some scrubs or little known indy talents if it wasn't for Hogans big one. Hogan (a.K.a. biggest name in pro wrestling ever) or nothing. It's that simple.

5.) It's not trying to pop a rating by TNA. It's SPIKE trying to pop ratings and buyrates for their baby of the family (Bellator) through the more succesful but unloved stepchild (TNA).

8.) These are babies of the Prichard era and they seem to ride into the sunset with him. Nothing heard of these concepts since he got fired, so it might already been done.

10.) At least something I can agree on

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4. Rebrand the X-Division to children and families. Makes the X-Division marketable by adding fresh characters led by Manik's cartoon gimmick.
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general viewers don't watch for cruiser weights. cruiser weights are like opening bands at a concert. you don't go to see the opening bands, they just open for the real headlining bands.
eventually if the opening bands are talented enough they can make it become a headlining band.

professional wrestling is story lines. it's a TV show where in ring wrestling is a small percent of what happens. random wrestling matches with no story lines or feuds.. yawn, change the channel.


the X division needs to get rid of the weight limit, and allow all wrestlers to be involved. imagine guys in the X division like Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, Austin Aries, Chris Sabin, that would be money.
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1) Actually have a goddamn direction. It is clear to me that they planned everything up until Lockdown, and since then they've just made it all up week to week without any kind of thought or planning.

2) Get rid of the 3 Way X Division rules. It is stupid, and the matches typically feel rushed and sloppy.

3) Get rid of Hogan & Sting. They are old and bring nothing to the product. The money you spend on them could easily go to signing new talents to cultivate.

4) End the Aces & Eights already. Seriously, it was interesting at the start and Ray is a good top heel, but holy hell almighty you can't make a group of losers into a credible threat. Most of them suck (Brisco & Bischoff for example) and they lose all the time anyway, so what is the point? It is basically just Bully Ray & his meat shields.

5) Stop trying to bring in MMA guys to pop a rating and buyrates. It has never worked. Lashley didn't work out. King Mo never worked out. And now they have Rampage & Tito. What the hell can they use them for? Using a celebrity or outside to garner attention is not a bad idea on its own, but TNA never seems to be able to do it right.

6) Bolster the Divisions. They could use some new girls for the KOs, some more X guys, and especially some more tag teams. Getting rid of Hogan & Sting alone would free them up to acquire more of these talents.

7) NO MORE FUCKING STABLE STORYLINES!!! It is all TNA seems to be able to do. SEX, Planet Jarrett, Christian Coalition, Angle Alliance, Main Event Mafia Vs. Frontline, EV2 Vs. Fortune, Immortal, Aces & Eights, and now they've brought back the MEM just because. I am sick of the gang warfare & nWo ripoff storylines from TNA. It isn't that these angles can't work. It is just that it is all TNA seems to do. When Roode was champion, it was such a huge breath of fresh air because it was all about just putting heat on one guy and letting him be an asshole. It is basic, but it was refreshing not to have some damn takeover storyline going on.

8) Get rid of stupid ideas that don't work, like Gut Check & Open Fight Night. Open Fight Night COULD work, but it would also mean you would have to stop making random matches on the fly on the other episodes of Impact. As it was, it really wasn't that different from any other show. How can you say it is a big deal that guys call out guys and they have matches on the fly, then EVERY episode of wrestling television since the Attitude Era has had random matches take place on the fly? And the problem with Gut Check was that they never really brought in anybody that good and the clearly had no plans for these people once they got the contract except for Wes Brisco.

9) Try to establish some level of fucking rankings in their divisions. I am sick and tired of the "Oh I won two matches! I get a title shot now!". WWE is guilty of this as well. Getting a title shot should be HARD TO DO! Contenders should be set up through a series of matches against other potential competitors. That is why the BFG Series works for me. The Royal Rumble is great too because the winner is competing with 29 other guys and it is basically the playoffs system crammed into one match.

10) I don't know...have Mickie James pose nude. I'm an easy sell.

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I like it. Repped. Kinda disagree with the Gutcheck but overall right direction with the concept.
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general viewers don't watch for cruiser weights. cruiser weights are like opening bands at a concert. you don't go to see the opening bands, they just open for the real headlining bands.
eventually if the opening bands are talented enough they can make it become a headlining band.

professional wrestling is story lines. it's a TV show where in ring wrestling is a small percent of what happens. random wrestling matches with no story lines or feuds.. yawn, change the channel.


the X division needs to get rid of the weight limit, and allow all wrestlers to be involved. imagine guys in the X division like Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, Austin Aries, Chris Sabin, that would be money.
Disagree...

Plenty of people go to see the opening bands.

Plenty of stars have started out as Cruiser-weights: Rey Mistero, Aries, Eddie, AJ Styles, Sabin, Bryan Danielson, CM Punk, Etc.

What people hate is a cheap knock-off and for the most part that is what TNA is.

Wrestling wasn't always all interviews with just a touch of Wrestling.
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Gut Check was horrible! right from the beginning it was doomed. why do you need something like Gut Check to bring in new fresh talent? just bring them in period.
then even when they were brought in through Gut Check and the guys who did get a contract.. they go to OVW and you don't see them anymore. too many viewers could totally forget wrestler X was even signed.
then it got even worse when the guy who won the match would not get to the voting process in the ring, and the person who would go to the voting process in the ring(loser of the match) that guy wouldn't get a contract. WHAT?!

the whole thing was total garbage and waste of air time.
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This is an old post but I feel it needs repeating. There's no stupid, gimmicky ideas in this post so just hear me out:

I would give the show a more realistic feel by presenting the backstage stuff like a reality show, which is very popular among mainstream fans, and presenting the in-ring stuff more like a sport, which hopefully will make fans take it more serious. And when I say reality show, I don't mean like the Hills or Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I'm talking more like Ultimate Fighter or something. But don't get me wrong, I wouldn't have everything be super serious. It is wrestling after all so the comedy stuff and ridiculousness would still have their place in the show.

The older guys would be used strictly to put over the younger guys. Case closed. Hogan would still be GM but instead of segments between him and his daughter all the God damn time, he would be interacting with and subsequently putting over the younger guys. Sting would be a mainstream attraction only wrestling a few times a year. Angle would be mixing it up with guys looking to take that next step and I would occasionally have him challenge for the title as he's still a credible challenger.

Of course better marketing.

DEFINITELY a second 1 hour show on a night where no other wrestling show comes on and on a night where people are not out. I'm thinking Tuesday or Sunday nights. If Sundays, it would come on at 7 so on the night of ppvs, it can be live from the arena the ppv is at and even lead into the ppv. Those shows can even be used as hype shows for the ppvs with 1 or 2 matches sprinkle in. Basically like Sunday Night Heat used to be. This second show would also be used to showcase whoever did not appear on Impact the same week as a way for everyone to get tv time without throwing to much at the fans.

6 ppvs a year, 1 every two months and everything that happens in between will build to each ppv. And no more waiting until the last Impact before each ppv to announce matches. EVERY match will be announced by the second to last Impact the latest.

Titles and accomplishments would be treated as bigger deals. Title reigns would be longer, titles would be defended more often, title matches will almost always be hyped, and title changes would be treated as bigger deals. I would also scrap the KO tag titles.

More tag teams. REAL tag teams too.

No more weight limits and 3 ways in the X Division. It would go back to be the high risk, high flying division that put TNA on the map. No more bullshit gimmick stips and rules for the division. If it's not broke, don't fix it and it wasn't broke for the first 8 years.

Less promos, more in-ring action. I don't mean 25% promos and 75% wrestling but more like 50/50. There would be a nice medium between the two because promos are after all, very important in wrestling. We just don't need it taking time away from what should be the main focus, the wrestling, which would get more time than it does now.

A better introduction of new faces and returning faces. I'm talking weeks of video packages. That's unless they're a surprised return or debut. I would also build each new wrestler up before catapulting them into big angles/feuds so when the time comes, the fans actually care about them.

No more of guys disappearing for months for no reason. With the exception of a few people, TNA seems like a revolving door of talent. One week a guy is being made to look like a big deal, then he's off tv for weeks. I would just have a more stable roster overall. No need to throw to many faces at the fans at once. That's one of the reason's I feel anyone not named Hogan, Sting , Angle, or Hardy isn't a true star.

Better video packages, a better presentation, and better overall production values in general. This includes entrance videos and entrance music. No more of the same clip being played over and over and being passed off as an entrance video. These are not gifs we're talking about. Is it so hard to show clips of the wrestlers in action in their entrance videos? As far as the music goes, the themes need to be more recongnizable and fitting to each wrestler.

A smoother transition between each segment. Just a better formatted show as a whole. I would try to format the show so that commercials are not cutting into crucial moments and matches as much.

Less face/heel turns.

More of an emphasis on finishers. Finishers in TNA are treated as afterthoughts and are often being kicked out of while rollups are treated like death.

No more babbling on about irrelevant stuff from commentary. Commentary should always be focused on whats happening in front of them and only mention other things when it ties into what's happening at the moment. The fans don't need to be confused with what commentary is talking about. I'm looking at you Taz. Also commentary could do a better job at putting everything over. Todd Kennely is good at this but is being canceled out by Taz and Tenay.

I would get rid of the ramp connecting to the ring, a bigger ring, and more space between the ring and barricades.

More cross promoting between TNA and Spikes other shows.

More merchandise.

Give the KOs more tv time. This is not a joke. Everyone knows the KOs = ratings.

Alot of my ideas are SIMPLE things that I think would make TNA alot better for not just the hardcore fans but casual/mainstream fans too.
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