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With the report WWE will put Roman in the WM 31 main event because "people will buy anyway" it makes me hate Dixie even more for botching up TNA. Had they not brought in all those fossels, turn Jeff heel, fired Dutch Mantel/Zeb Coulter as their booker, and create their own stars they could of become a competitor that would make WWE think about how they treat the fans. But thanks to her incompetence WWE gives us crap with no shame
 

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Don't expect this to last long but I'll play along.

As far as Dutch goes, on the Internet he was viewed as much as or even more so of a problem than Russo. As he was viewed as a puppet for Jeff Jarrett.

But Dutch was never the booker. Jeff was the booker who took suggestions from Russo and Dutch and then Russo would write the final script with Jeff giving it one last go over.

After Jeff was outed Russo was made the booker and Jarrett's guys Dutch, Cornette, Savio Vega, and Road Dogg were all sent home.

Ultimately Hogan and Bischoff was a mistake. She had just reunited Russo and Ferrera, why bring in Hogan and Bischoff when those four don't get along. But it's Hulk Hogan, she took a shot and it didn't work out.

Ever since then she's been trying to dig out of a hole losing talent, losing Spike TV but I beleive they can still turn around every time you have WWE fans feeling dissatisfied with the product it's an opportunity for someone else, I just feel she doesn't currently have the people in place to take advantage of those opportunities.

Big John from Tough Enough, Dave lagana, and some office guy are not a formula for success.
 

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I can see why you're upset OP.

Almost a decade ago (2005-2006 specifically), I was one of those people who thought and hoped and dreamed that TNA would step up to be the next big company to compete with WWE.

Safe to say, they fucking fell on their faces and got greedy (2007-2010) once they started to get some marginal success plus the attention of "big" names coming in who didn't live up to their reputation. Not talking about Christian (he delivered), Angle (he delivered), Sting (mishandled) or Nash (mishandled and should've worked behind the scenes or on-air personality not a damn wrestler) but everyone else after. Those original workhorses who got the company to that point in growth around 06-07 were taken advantage of once those "legends" started to really flood TNA. TNA got too big for their britches, lost focus and squandered a huge opportunity.

Not only did they fail themselves, they failed all those pro wrestling fans who longed for another pro wrestling war and another golden age. Blame the management, it's their fault and their fault alone.
 

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TNA had an amazing roster in 2007 and WWE was in the shit with Benoit. It seemed that would be the time to attempt to take market share. You can blame it on certain things like booking but truth is you need production values and investment in the branding of the company. TNA never did that really and that is why it didn't amount for more than an indie company.
 
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Dixie is not the reason Vince treats the fans as a footstool, sometimes.Once Nitro was purchased and Billionaire Ted no longer was interested in wrasslin', the very fans whose favor he had sought to curry during the war , he now took them for granted. Monopoly created this atmosphere. i like TNA but they were never going to be a serious head to head contender for WWE.
 

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2009 was the closest they got. The Main Event Mafia angle was hot and we had the second rise of AJ Styles and great matches with Joe and Daniels. They had a stack tag division at the time too with Beer Money, Team 3D, MEM, British Invasion and the Guns.

It was fresh and had good mattches and stories while at the same time we had guest hosts, Hornswaggle getting 15-20 minutes of TV time each week and Cena-Orton a million times in WWE. It really looked like they could establish themselves as competition.

Then Hogan came in, all the aforementioned stories were dropped, TNA guys de-pushed and it became like WCW 2.0 with the main event taken over by ex WWE and WCW guys past their prime. Not to mention Abyss-a-mania and them turning AJ(the closest equivalent to Cena they had) heel and burying him and whole range non-sensical stories.
 

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I think this should be in the TNA section, BTW
 

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Never had an ounce of hope for that company. Anybody who thinks Jeff Jarrett could or should be a top guy is just asking to bomb. Dixie Carter is a fucking imbecile, too.
 

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It not just Hogan and the old guys people like Colt Cabana, Kevin Steen(Ownes), Sami Zayn, The Briscoe Brothers, hell half of the NXT roster all these guy they could of had back from 2009-2012 when WWE had no to little interest in them
 

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TNA is dead end of story they had there opportunity, it actually used to be a pretty decent show though it's garbage now and has been for quite some time

I don't see the company doing all that much anytime soon
 

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come on this story is bullshit to begin with, metfan is a complete idiot.

wwe know full well if they report less than 1 million subs for the first quarter 2015 then their share price will fall dramatically

even without competition wwe still have shareholders, sponsors and advertisers to please and what with wallstreet on their ass more than ever you really think they that stupid. wwe have a plan to make reigns the next megastar..it could work out or it could blow up in their face but at least they are trying to create new stars.
 

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Instead of signing all the old farts from WWE and WCW, TNA should have went on a full blown youth initiative and signed the like of Rollins, Punk, Ambrose, Bryan, Steen, Zayn, Cesaro etc when they were younger and got them on TNA programming and made them the focal point of the show.
It would have taken a while but if they invested time in these talents and booked them well TNA could have been a viable alternative to WWE.
 

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There major screw up was the thought that they could bring in Hogan & Bischoff, stick Impact on Monday night to compete with Raw and it would replicate the success that WCW had 15 years prior to that but of course Hogan was nowhere near as big as he was and Bischoff while as good as a job he did with WCW he wasn't as good creatively as many people thought he was but that said however he does make a good Television personality.

But at the time the only way that TNA could even come close to competing with RAW was to bring in 2 people and those were John Cena (which of course would of been impossible because he was tied to a WWE contract) who was the biggest name in Pro Wrestling and seeing him in TNA would of course made people switch to TNA for that first Monday episode at least including the people who adore Cena and the people who hate him because lets face it if Cena appeared on TNA you are going to watch that episode of Impace to see what TNA are going to do with him.


The second guy they could of brought in was Paul Heyman and have Paul be in charge of Creative and Bringing Talent to TNA, could you imagine in Heyman was in charge of the likes of Cena, Sting, Angle, Joe, Styles, Hardy etc and of course having the option of bringing in guys like Steen, Generico, Devitt, PAC etc.

With those 2 people in TNA that first live episode would of maybe drawn a 1.6/1.7 and of course they would of plenty of opportunity to build on that.

But of course bringing in Hogan and Eric should never of happened, certainly not with the talent they had which they should of spent time building those guys up and just go for the slow growth option.
 
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