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Old 08-21-2013, 07:49 PM   #61 (permalink)
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"transitioning" from TNA to Impact Wrestling I think would be stupid. IW? talking to people about watching IW would be more stupid than "TNA".
..I like watching WWE. yeah well I like watching IW. WTF is IW?
most wrestling companies have been a 3 letter abbreviation. WWE, WWF, TNA, ROH, WCW, ECW, NWA, AWA.

whatever confusing there was from people, for me right from the beginning I took it as the company name is TNA (Total Nonstop Action) and the TV show was being called Impact Wrestling. before than change the name of the TV show was just Impact. so when people were changing around channels on TV and saw "Impact" listed on the guide they have no clue that that is a wrestling show. so going from "Impact" to "Impact Wrestling" was a great move for the name of the show appearing on TV. but I don't think that should have any change from the company name TNA.
Dude its different if you promote TNA - Impact Wrestling,that is not the case. You dont see TNA anywhere on the show. Its not as simple as them changing the show name. Everything is promoted under that name. All of the products and clothes have Impact wrestling logos on them,Impact Wrestling road to ect. People get its still technically the show name but you cant ignore the big points like the website being called impactwrestling. Imagine how stupid it would be if wwe was still called wwe but it switched its website to raw.com and labeled everything under that name.All of the house shows are promoted under that brand.



Enough with the initialism acronym letters. Its 2013 and we dont need to say something by short form like that. A lot of new companies are having shorter bore bold names. So you would always refer to it as Impact Wrestling not IW. Its easy to say.

Just like Strike force,Pride, Belator fighting,

Anyways i dont care what the name is. I care that they promote it 100 percent all year under everything and the website is the name of the entire bramd. Its one of the most important things to promote your name

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Old 08-21-2013, 08:21 PM   #62 (permalink)
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in today's world of twitter and 140 characters more people are going to shorten anywhere they can. if it was changed to Impact Wrestling I guarantee you it's going to get shortened to IW online.

what they should be doing is using it all, TNA Impact Wrestling. you have the company name and the name of the show. that's what they should be doing. maybe in the beginning the site was changed to "impactwrestling" because they wanted to get out the name of the show more than anything.

but they do need to get out their name more as much as possible.
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So we're taking the easy road and making lists are we? Well then...

1) Make wins and losses count through a rankings system. Make them the reason that a wrestler moves up or down in the rankings and make them the reason wrestlers get title shots.

2) Track each win and loss on-screen and online for fans to view.

3) Show segments of wrestlers training and preparing for a match.

4) Hold press conferences for all of your major PPV title fights and show them on Impact Wrestling.

5) Hold weigh-ins for all the major PPV title fights and show them on Impact Wrestling.

6) Breakdown through a "strategy session" of sorts the X's and O's of major fights. What advantage does one wrestlers present over another, whose finishing move is more punishing, who you believe will win and why, etc. Mike Tenay hosting the segmant plus, one or two of Tazz, Jeff Jarrett, Al Snow, Danny Davis, Simon Diamond can be used as the host and match analysts respectively.

7) Bring the gritty, realistic feel that you have on the "Before the Bell" 1/2 webshows to the main TV show Impact Wrestling.

8) Start every week off with a high energy X-Division, Knockout's or Tag Team match much like WCW was doing with the cruiserweights on Nitro circa 1996-1997.

9) Bring back GutCheck but run it bi-monthly this time so as not to go on overkill.

10) Bring back Open Fight Night.
Agree with most of these (not Gut Check, though). I'd like to see more backstage segments and filmed slots. I'd also like to see more pre-match promos (like they do at the PPVs) or at least post-match promos. They've started showing post-match promos on Xplosion and it really makes a difference, especially when you get a good mic worker. And the Behind the Bell things are great. Why they don't show edited versions of these on the main show is beyond me.

But a few other things....

1) Keep Hogan but as a Master of Ceremonies role only. Any storyline involvement should be him as GM, quickly enabling feuds etc to progress. he should NOT be an active protagonist in ANY storyline.

2) New commentary team.

3) They need to do some proper market research. Why do TNA fans watch TNA? Why do they not watch WWE? Why don't WWE fans watch TNA? etc. Then settle on a brand identity (as a genuine alternative to WWE, preferably) and stick with it - no more just throwing things at the screen and seeing what sticks.

4) Creative - Creative is TNA's real weak link. Whether that's because they're incompetent or because the management structure at TNA is shit and they undermine the Creative team, I don't know. But they have a great roster that is being used BADLY. There's no reason for some of the crap we've seen in recent months when you have workers of the calibre they have. There is something wrong at the Creative end of the business and they need to figure it out.

5) Consistency. TNA will grow if they put on a good show, but it will happen slowly and it will more than likely be through word of mouth because the show is consistently good. You could see this in 2012 - by the end of that year, whenever I saw a "TNA sucks!" post on YouTube or wherever, that commenter would be inundated by "Man, TNA kicks ass now!" comments. If they had kept that up for 2, 3, 4 years, they would see real growth. As it is, people hear good things and tune back in for the first time in years, just in time for TNA to do their usual nose-dive in quality.
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So we're taking the easy road and making lists are we? Well then...

1) Make wins and losses count through a rankings system. Make them the reason that a wrestler moves up or down in the rankings and make them the reason wrestlers get title shots.

2) Track each win and loss on-screen and online for fans to view.

3) Show segments of wrestlers training and preparing for a match.

4) Hold press conferences for all of your major PPV title fights and show them on Impact Wrestling.

5) Hold weigh-ins for all the major PPV title fights and show them on Impact Wrestling.

6) Breakdown through a "strategy session" of sorts the X's and O's of major fights. What advantage does one wrestlers present over another, whose finishing move is more punishing, who you believe will win and why, etc. Mike Tenay hosting the segmant plus, one or two of Tazz, Jeff Jarrett, Al Snow, Danny Davis, Simon Diamond can be used as the host and match analysts respectively.

7) Bring the gritty, realistic feel that you have on the "Before the Bell" 1/2 webshows to the main TV show Impact Wrestling.

8) Start every week off with a high energy X-Division, Knockout's or Tag Team match much like WCW was doing with the cruiserweights on Nitro circa 1996-1997.

9) Bring back GutCheck but run it bi-monthly this time so as not to go on overkill.

10) Bring back Open Fight Night.
Those are all great ideas.

I would also bring back the 12 monthly PPVs but do a better job at making them successful. Angle vs Joe showed that it can work when you do things right. TNA should not give up on the format.

Also you said doing press conferences before big PPVs. I will say do the same AFTER the PPV. It looked tremendous when they did this when they filmed in Japan for Global Impact shows.

I would also bring back ReAction shows. But only do them when something big happens. Like when Fourtune attacked EV2 and they showed the aftermath of this, it was stellar. AJ did a realistic promo and it felt very RAW.

Try selling 12 promotional shows to other networks, maybe making a deal with a magor network for them to appear on. Not wrestling shows per se but 12 30 minutes promo shows, one each month to sell your PPV. It would be interviews, some highlight of fights and so forth to make sure the most people possible each month buy your PPV.

Do a reality tv show linked to Impact Wrestling.
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Holding weighins for a staged product? Why? That's stupid? Weighins are done because in LEGIT combat sports people need to come in on weight. In PRO WRESTLING there is no reason for someone to be on weight unless its an X Division match. Complete stupid idea.


I would love TNA to do a couple of things and I think these things would REALLY freshen the product.

1. No more company take over angles for the next 10 years.

2. No more on-air authority figures. Hogan can be GM, but he should be seen on TV no more than 4 times a year.

3. Stop starting Impact with 20 minute promos.

4. Get rid of the hardcam. Look at how NXT season 1 was filmed...it LOOKED different. Do it.

5. Signature music for EVERYONE. Austin Aries is a TOP GUY and doesn't have signature music. Same with Gail Kim and others...change that.

6. New commentary team. ASAP. New voices. No Tenay, No Taz, no Borash (though he is good). Something new for TNA, a new direction.

8. A Female ref. It was interesting seeing Taryn as a ref in a mixed tag a couple of months ago. MMA has female refs ref men fights. Why not pro wrestling. Do it.

9. Keep Gut Check but just make it an indy showcase. No contract, no promos about 'dreams', just people having a good match (hopefully) and doing the gimmick that got them over on the indies.

10. Realize its the 21st century. The A angle doesn't always have to revolve around the WHC. The WHC doesn't always have to mainevent PPVs. Who are the biggest draws in combat sports today? Pac, GSP, Silva, Mayweather...no Klitchsko. I want to see a mainstream company do what ROH has done...make their A angle something other than the WHC. It freshens things up.


Doing 7 of these things will cost NO MONEY.


11. Change the name of the company. Its 2013. Impact. Nothing more. Nothing less. Impact. That is the name of the product itself and the show you watch on Thursday. Its all Impact.

12. Redo the website. If I was running TNA I would want to look at the website and I would get content to drive traffic. I don't believe the traffic to the site is high because it doesn't contain any interesting things for the most part. WWE.com and Impactwrestling.com are two different sites...its time to move into the 21st century.

13. Get rid of Christy Hemme as ring announcer. Why not have it interesting and use someone like The Pride Screaming Lady or a disembodied voice of someone like Barry Scott? Since TNA loves their D list celebrities, I am sure there is some 15 minutes of fame hooker out there...hell...if I was TNA I would PURPOSELY do a different ring announcer for each year.

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Holding weighins for a staged product? Why? That's stupid? Weighins are done because in LEGIT combat sports people need to come in on weight. In PRO WRESTLING there is no reason for someone to be on weight unless its an X Division match. Complete stupid idea.

13. Get rid of Christy Hemme as ring announcer. Why not have it interesting and use someone like The Pride Screaming Lady or a disembodied voice of someone like Barry Scott? Since TNA loves their D list celebrities, I am sure there is some 15 minutes of fame hooker out there...hell...if I was TNA I would PURPOSELY do a different ring announcer for each year.
My whole goal is to differentiate TNA from WWE. Trying to be someone's shadow isn't going to lead you to the kind of financial growth and success you want. We've seen that with TNA time and again. So step out of the shadow and be your own, unique, marketable brand. And no, wrestling isn't staged, it's suspended disbelief. As long as I am supposed to be in a state of suspended disbelief while watching the product, then I have no problem with the concept of a weigh in.

As for getting rid of Christie Hemme as the ring announcer, if you're going to give me Gary Michael Capetta or Steven De'Angelis, then yes, by all means replace her.
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The person saying TNA should go back to the way it was at the VERY start of the company is just as out-of-touch as Vince Russo. TNA, in its original version, would have went out of business if Dixie didn't step in. WWE was transitioning away from that. The Attitude formula was not working anymore. WCW drew away a large chunk of its audience because of that stuff. Fans had seen it all BEFORE TNA decided to come around...they didn't create a new standard. When people say they want TNA to become ATTITUDE, I refer them to NWA-TNA to watch cage dances, Puppet beating off in a trashcan, The Johnsons, An incest stable, Puppet pulling a gun on JJ, midget wrestling, AJ Styles swinging a chainsaw at Disco Inferno and challenging him to a match and then calling him a faggot, Piper blaming Russo for Owen Hart's death, Don West being a HUGE homophobe, the lead faction being called SEX...TNA tried ATTITUDE and was going out of business until Dixie came in.

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My whole goal is to differentiate TNA from WWE. Trying to be someone's shadow isn't going to lead you to the kind of financial growth and success you want. We've seen that with TNA time and again. So step out of the shadow and be your own, unique, marketable brand. And no, wrestling isn't staged, it's suspended disbelief. As long as I am supposed to be in a state of suspended disbelief while watching the product, then I have no problem with the concept of a weigh in.

As for getting rid of Christie Hemme as the ring announcer, if you're going to give me Gary Michael Capetta or Steven De'Angelis, then yes, by all means replace her.
Do you understand the purpose of a weigh because I don't think you do? Listen, I like watching weighins for MMA, kickboxing, and boxing. Its fun. But with wrestling its different because...there is no weight limit. It doesn't matter one lick if AJ Styles comes into his title match at 225 or 240. Doesn't matter at all. I think the mentioning of weight should be eliminated. WWE will mentioned all the guys weights but not the women? Why? Its backwards. If you are going to do it...do it. If not, then don't. A weigh in have just as much part of pro wrestling in the 21st century as a WHC and state althetic commissions (for some reason) overseeing pro wrestling (in ANY CAPACITY).

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Holding weighins for a staged product? Why? That's stupid? Weighins are done because in LEGIT combat sports people need to come in on weight. In PRO WRESTLING there is no reason for someone to be on weight unless its an X Division match. Complete stupid idea.
Its a great idea...

instead of contract signings you have the pre-match brawl take place at the weigh ins. Boxing and MMA do a great job with this.
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..I like watching WWE. yeah well I like watching IW. WTF is IW?
most wrestling companies have been a 3 letter abbreviation. WWE, WWF, TNA, ROH, WCW, ECW, NWA, AWA. .
sounds like you just don't like change
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sounds like you just don't like change
Pretty sure IW is Impact Wrestling. Which is why TNA needs to change their name or rebrand Impact
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