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Kevin Nash said:
"When wcw took over the WWE for the short time we did, it's bc Ted Turner paid HUGE $ for talent. Wanna put tna on the map, Mrs. Carter? Set aside $50m. Start with Cena and work backwards. Don't walk into a Mercedes showroom and ask what new AMG S-63 I can buy for $25K."
^^From his twitter page.

Mr. Anderson should sue the guy for gimmick infringement because Nash is such an a-hole. Few people could name 3 matches he has had in the past decade that are actually entertaining and rewatchable, but he still acts like he is God, all because he lasted a minute in a 40 man Royal Rumble.
 

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Dixie doesn't have the funds for this kind of crap Nash and you know it, she has to ask permission from Daddy or Mommy for starters and that $50 million warchest attempting to poach top talent from Vince is barely going to cut it anyways.
 

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He's not wrong. Then again TNA would somehow find a way to fuck up hiring Cena or Batista.

Anywho,:lmao @ the fact that she was paying asshole giant amounts of money for 6 years to do nothing :lmao

THIS IS WHY YOU ARE GOING NOWHERE DIXIE! YOU ARE RUNNING A FUCKING BUSINESS!
 

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TNA should focus on building up their own Superstars! And focus on good wrestling. This is the only - and by the way cheaper - way for Dixie.
 

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Can't imagine Cena going to TNA unless it was absolutely silly money they were offering, unlike Hogan, Cena is loyal to WWE.
 

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TNA should focus on building up their own Superstars! And focus on good wrestling. This is the only - and by the way cheaper - way for Dixie.
Only problem is Spike TV wants the bigger name stars; The return of the MEM was spike TV's not TNA's.

Secondly, Spike TV doesn't really care about quality wrestling; they're more interested in Sports Entertainment.

It's all about ratings and that's what Spike TV thinks will draw.

There's a reason Spike TV paid a portion of Sting's, Angle's, and Foley's contracts because Spike TV wanted them.
 

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Obviously Kevin Nash really is an idiot...

Over the last few years TNA wasted the big bucks on worn-out talent like Nash. They didn't deliver. No performance. No prestige. No growth. And CERTAINLY no money.

If this weak promotion called TNA proves one thing, then it's that you can't build a company solely on big names, anymore. If Kevin Nash would be a smart man, he would conclude: "Save the money for your strategy" instead of "Just flush more money down the toilet".
 

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Only problem is Spike TV wants the bigger name stars; The return of the MEM was spike TV's not TNA's.

Secondly, Spike TV doesn't really care about quality wrestling; they're more interested in Sports Entertainment.

It's all about ratings and that's what Spike TV thinks will draw.

There's a reason Spike TV paid a portion of Sting's, Angle's, and Foley's contracts because Spike TV wanted them.
This. If Spike really wanted to help TNA get good ratings, they would put more money into adverstising the damn show and not pissing it away on contracts for guys like Hogan
 

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Only problem is Spike TV wants the bigger name stars; The return of the MEM was spike TV's not TNA's.

Secondly, Spike TV doesn't really care about quality wrestling; they're more interested in Sports Entertainment.

It's all about ratings and that's what Spike TV thinks will draw.

There's a reason Spike TV paid a portion of Sting's, Angle's, and Foley's contracts because Spike TV wanted them.
Of course Spike TV want ratings and in order to do that you do need big stars to initially draw them in but just look at how TNA have booked those bigger stars, it is just as much TNA'a fault for where they are as it is Spike TV's for wanting those bigger stars in the company to begin with. At least Spike TV are paying a large percentage of the salaries in order to have the bigger names and yes they were the one's who originally wanted to bring back The Main Event Mafia but Spike TV were not the one's who were meant to be signing Sting, Kevin Nash and Booker T before pushing the storyline through which then went wrong and saw the storyline rewritten in a rush.

I don't really know how big of a tv channel Spike TV is but i can imagine that they are not as big as The Turner Network channel was and Kevin Nash whilst harsh in saying it in public is completely right as WCW got where they were because Ted Turner put his money into WCW by signing Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage to begin with and then followed that up by giving Kevin Nash and Scott Hall HUGE contracts whilst also signing there own major stars in Sting, Ric Flair, Lex Luger and The Steiner Brothers on HUGE long term contracts as well so WWE couldn't try and take them. It was that kind of investment coupled up with Eric Bischoff stealing an idea for a super stable from Japan that saw WCW take over as the biggest and best wrestling company in the world for around three years, in comparison TNA can't book for shit and still can't draw anywhere near what WCW were in 2001 when they were at their worst and were about to go out of business.

If TNA would make that amount of investment, then it would be better to listen to Heyman's long term plan.
This is what i have said since it was announced that Paul Heyman wouldn't be joining TNA because Dixie Carter didn't want to wait five years and use a long term plan and wouldn't give Paul Heyman the power to hire and fire as Paul Heyman could see that TNA wasn't in a position to go head to head with WWE anytime soon despite what Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff tried to convince us all. Where Paul Heyman has always been able to adapt with the way the wrestling industry changes people like Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo have not which is why with them running TNA alongside someone who has no idea at all about running a wrestling company like Dixie Carter i'm afraid that TNA is never going to move forward and won't ever even be as big as ECW let alone WWE or WCW.

I do not proclaim Paul Heyman to be the saviour of the wrestling industry but if you look at how he adapted from the early 90's in WCW through to the product we saw in ECW and then in his time with WWE as lead writer on SmackDown in between 2002 and 2004 you can see that every he has been has been a success, for those of you who say well ECW went bust i put it to you that had ECW had the same kind of money that WWE and WCW had it would have been a different story. The fact is that Paul Heyman changes the way he see's how things should be produced to go with the time's and Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo can not, i mean Bound For Glory and Immortal was a complete blatant rip off from Bash at the Beach which was also a HUGE fail and Vince Russo has done nothing positive since the late 90's and that is because they are one trick pony's who were successful in one thing and have lived off of that for over a decade and tried it again and again and failed everytime.
 

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Obviously Kevin Nash really is an idiot...

Over the last few years TNA wasted the big bucks on worn-out talent like Nash. They didn't deliver. No performance. No prestige. No growth. And CERTAINLY no money.

If this weak promotion called TNA proves one thing, then it's that you can't build a company solely on big names, anymore. If Kevin Nash would be a smart man, he would conclude: "Save the money for your strategy" instead of "Just flush more money down the toilet".
Youve severely misunderstood what Nash said here
 

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He's right but he's acting like it's some kind of competition between the 2 companies to be #1. Does he not realise TNA are happy just existing in a mainstream market?
 

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He's right but he's acting like it's some kind of competition between the 2 companies to be #1. Does he not realise TNA are happy just existing in a mainstream market?
then tna has no purpose, the more that wwe and tna founder the more their future gets bleak
 

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There is not a single superstar right now that could turn TNA into a competitor with the WWE, not even the Rock. TNA signed Jeff Hardy who was pretty much the 2nd biggest star/babyface in wrestling at the time. They signed Kurt Angle. They sigend RVD. They signed Sting. They signed Christian when he basically was as popular as Cena.

Nash is always looking out for his best interests. He could care less if TNA or WWE succeed. He´d work for ROH or TacoBell if they paid the most.
 

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Mr. Anderson should sue the guy for gimmick infringement because Nash is such an a-hole. Few people could name 3 matches he has had in the past decade that are actually entertaining and rewatchable, but he still acts like he is God, all because he lasted a minute in a 40 man Royal Rumble.
How is any of that relevant to what he said?...


TNA should try to convince a "franchise" guy in WWE to jump ship like a Cena or Orton or at least a backbone type of talent that would cripple WWE in a way but not necessarily be a death blow you know? A Jim Ross or a CM Punk..TNA gotta go for the guys even most in WWE wouldnt believe would make that jump..Can't keep going for talent that already has one foot out of the door with that company
 

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I think Nash is pretty much smiling because he TNA always made a big deal out of all the other legends except him. Due to the phychological factor that his character is just a laid back guy always joking around he just isn't seen as a legend in this business.

Where as he kind of did warn TNA.... Suddenly he shows up at the rumble with the crowd going nuts... The crowd that is 17 times the size of TNA.
If I were Nash I'd be smiling too and being sarcastic while I'm at it.

Big loss to TNA.
Nash could have done wonders for Matt Morgan.
 
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