Re: Hogan lowballed by WWE; Staying with TNA
maybe I could have worded it differently. any match Hogan was scheduled in he had control on the outcome of that match, right? for an example if he alone wanted to wrestle in a handicap match against the tag team champions, he could make it so he won both titles.
one of my biggest memories of Hogan in TNA was his fight with Sting at BFG where he turned face. it was awesome. the crowd was going crazy nuts. I remember that night also posting on a forum with less people than here and they felt the same way, that it was epic. it's too bad he couldn't use his real American song because that would have made it even better.
but don't try and tell me Hogan hasn't had a positive effect while he's been in TNA when I've seen it with my own eyes. I've seen the crowd go crazy, I've seen people in Hogan merchandise.
has Hogan done things that were bad? absolutely. I'm not saying he hasn't. but it seems people want to blame Hogan for everything in why TNA has gone backwards, when that's not the case. and if you (you reading this) are not one of people blaming Hogan for everything then congratulations you're one of the few.
I also think there were things Hogan could have done differently, like promoting better. but TNA themselves could have/should have done a better job at promoting. if TNA had promoted better/marketed better then maybe they would have had additional viewers and gotten better ratings. then people wouldn't have been able to blame Hogan for everything.
is it the money he makes, is that why people don't think Hogan should be there? personally I don't care what money Hogan makes. I don't think it makes much of a difference. most of the wrestlers no longer in TNA for whatever reason (money or other) weren't that big of a deal anyway. now if Hogan was signed in stead of some guys like Hardy or Angle or Roode or heavyweight difference makers then it would be different.
I think part of it because some wanted that other guy, and when that other guy wasn't picked they automatically would not give Hogan a chance regardless of what he did. cry and whine some more, that will help. that other guy likely would not have made a difference either, it's just how wrestling has become.
I don't really care what my rep point is, I'm not going to cry and whine because people don't agree with me.
I'm still waiting to hear what makes someone a "TNA fan". I haven't watched WWE for like 8+ years and started watching TNA in 2010. so am I not a TNA fan? or is a true TNA fan someone who has been there from the beginning, like these so called TNA original wrestlers, who more than likely all started somewhere else before TNA anyway.
whether it's TNA or WWE, there are fans that watch to see great wrestling. that is why they watch. that's awesome for those people, I have nothing against them. but I'm telling you these fans are not a majority of your viewing audience. the same as people don't watch other TV/movies for the acting ability. professional wrestling on TV is like a soap opera. more people watch for the drama/entertainment, and that means more than what happens in the ring. to some the most important part of a match is the beginning and the end, what happens in the middle is meh. you could have a sloppy back and forth match where both guys are making things look bad. then you could have one guy do a few of his spot moves and hit his finisher for the win.. and the crowd can still go crazy and people watching will be extremely entertained, even though the match itself could have been bad.
the best part IMO from this past Impact was the EGO HOF ceremony. it was just awesome, and it had nothing to do with wrestling. it was great entertainment on TV with both Kaz and Daniels were funny and entertaining. that's good TV.