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Will TNA ever elevate its stock enough to compete with the machine that is the WWE? And if it was to elevate to the popularity of the WWE, how would the company do so?
 

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I don't think TNA should think of competing with wwe, they should worry about creating awareness, improving their product (booking and IZ is urgent) and galvanizing the fans to support what TNA is putting on. the rest follows...
 

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Will TNA ever elevate its stock enough to compete with the machine that is the WWE? And if it was to elevate to the popularity of the WWE, how would the company do so?
they tried, they failed (for more info see: monday night massacre 2010)
 

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No it will never be, it doesn't have the exposure, money and arena to do that. They also don't have any stars that can draw big except Jef Hardy who is currently a heel.
 

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Nope not ever. No one should ever try to compete with the WWE they need to take a bellator route, and build up a fanbase slowly and find there own identity.
 

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TNA has been around close to 10 years and they are as big as they are going to get. This is it. TNA has brought in EVERYONE: Nash, Sting, Team 3D, Jeff Hardy, Hall, Flair, Hogan, Foley, Bischoff, RVD, and tons of other lesser names like Mickie James, Christian, Rhino, Mr. Anderson and Tara and it has done a grand total of squat for TNA. TNA had over 2 million people watch Impact on 1/4/10 and also a good showing on 10/14/10 with an audience almost close to that of Smackdown's audience. Here it is 2011 and house show business, buyrates, and TV show viewership is pretty much relativity the same despite TNA spending a shit ton of money (probably the most in company history) in 2010.

What does TNA need to do in 2011? Russo, Hogan, Bischoff, Tenay, and Taz must be gone. Plain and simple. New creative direction, new commentary team, new website...the presentation needs a shape up. The re-design of the Impact Zone is good and all but its the same shit happening in front of dead crowds.
 

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TNA has been around close to 10 years and they are as big as they are going to get. This is it. TNA has brought in EVERYONE: Nash, Sting, Team 3D, Jeff Hardy, Hall, Flair, Hogan, Foley, Bischoff, RVD, and tons of other lesser names like Mickie James, Christian, Rhino, Mr. Anderson and Tara and it has done a grand total of squat for TNA. TNA had over 2 million people watch Impact on 1/4/10 and also a good showing on 10/14/10 with an audience almost close to that of Smackdown's audience. Here it is 2011 and house show business, buyrates, and TV show viewership is pretty much relativity the same despite TNA spending a shit ton of money (probably the most in company history) in 2010.

What does TNA need to do in 2011? Russo, Hogan, Bischoff, Tenay, and Taz must be gone. Plain and simple. New creative direction, new commentary team, new website...the presentation needs a shape up. The re-design of the Impact Zone is good and all but its the same shit happening in front of dead crowds.
Best response I've heard yet. People complain "well, it's only a 10 year company, the WWE had 50 years of existence" and yes nobody is denying that, but in today's fast paced digital age, TNA with the right people and decision making, could've been leaps and bounds ahead of where they are at right now. For one, I think they definitely need a new network, but thats just my opinion. And everything that was said above, it what is needed, except, they gotta get the hell out of the impact zone.

This is not the days of territory wrestling, we are in a digital age right now and TNA should be able to make a much better product than they are right now. Look at all the junk reality and TV that's out right now drawing massive ratings. It can be done, but they're going about it the wrong way. What we see in TNA right now are people who used to be good, now in an age where they don't matter and are out of their element, they can't adapt. We need someone new, fresh, and people who have their finger on the pulse of todays market.

The one thing that I don't know for sure is this question. Is wrestling going through a phase like the early 90's after the golden age of the 80's wrestling, or has the intertest in wrestling been slowly going away for good? Will it ever be like the late 90's Austin, Rock, Taker, Foley or the mid to late 80's with Flair, Hogan, Andre, Savage. Each time period had wrestlers in which the business was somewhat revolutionized and immensely popular. Or was the Attitude Era the last popular age of wrestling?
 

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I don't think TNA should think of competing with wwe, they should worry about creating awareness, improving their product (booking and IZ is urgent) and galvanizing the fans to support what TNA is putting on. the rest follows...
Meh, the IZ is fine. It's the booking that TNA needs to clean up. It would be nice to have PPV's outside the IZ though.
 

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TNA has been around close to 10 years and they are as big as they are going to get. This is it. TNA has brought in EVERYONE: Nash, Sting, Team 3D, Jeff Hardy, Hall, Flair, Hogan, Foley, Bischoff, RVD, and tons of other lesser names like Mickie James, Christian, Rhino, Mr. Anderson and Tara and it has done a grand total of squat for TNA. TNA had over 2 million people watch Impact on 1/4/10 and also a good showing on 10/14/10 with an audience almost close to that of Smackdown's audience. Here it is 2011 and house show business, buyrates, and TV show viewership is pretty much relativity the same despite TNA spending a shit ton of money (probably the most in company history) in 2010.

What does TNA need to do in 2011? Russo, Hogan, Bischoff, Tenay, and Taz must be gone. Plain and simple. New creative direction, new commentary team, new website...the presentation needs a shape up. The re-design of the Impact Zone is good and all but its the same shit happening in front of dead crowds.
You can put all those guy in my room right now and nobody will know that. And you know why.
 

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I always thought if they retained their connection with the NWA and not gotten involved with the current bunch of has beens in charge they would have done better.
 

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What's really nuts is how their buyouts have actually gone DOWN from 05/06 despite the drastic increase in star-power. Their house show attendance has actually gone down a bit as well and their out of Impact Zone PPV's are now less frequent and draw fewer numbers

TNA just doesn't seem to be growing anymore
 
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