Re: Magnus Reacts To Fans Saying TNA Will Go Out Of Business, Negativity On Social Me
Part of having a job in an industry that depends on pleasing a diverse audience - one that largely lacks whatever specialized training you have – is learning to put aside what you (and your colleges) may prefer in order to give the masses what they like. I hate having my own work criticized, and it took time for me to understand that sure, I might think my well-crafted design that has just the right balance and is oh-so-artistic is grand, and my fellow designers might well agree, but if it isn’t what the client or the client’s audience wants, well, it doesn’t matter that I know how it’s done and they don’t. The right option is whatever makes them come back for more.
Wrestlers and wrestling companies also have to come to grips with putting the audience first – experts can bitch about that on the side but to stay financially afloat you have to accept that you’re in the business of providing what makes the fans happy. And, oddly enough, what makes the fans happy is often the better idea anyway.
That said, I can see that a lot of people in this section feel any negative opinion has no place here, especially when it comes from someone who isn’t comfortable identifying as completely unknowledgeable and just happy to shown anything wrestling, and not WWE, on television (I don't view the bulk of my wrestling via tv anyway, so that hardly matters to me). I have no desire to see TNA – or any other company, WWE included (who I like just fine, but also knock when it sucks) – go out of business. I’m all for diversity in the industry. If I didn't want them to succeed, I wouldn't bother watching at all, let alone be let down when the product is weak. I’ve also paid for TNA ppvs – I didn’t pay for BFG this year, but I did in 2012. Maybe if 2013 had been more 2012-like... . Sorry, but they have to convince me to give them my money; there's no obligation for me to throw it at them because I'm a 'fan'.