There are ALOT of TNA haters out there. And I just dont get it. Even if you hate the direction TNA is going, or you hate it’s current storylines, or if you hate it’s "style," it is still GOOD for the wrestling business. Listen, anytime you have a monopoly (WWE) it is bad for consumers. There is no reason for a monopoly to produce the best product they can produce. It’s easier to just do a mediocre job. Because with a monopoly, you dont have to worry about dissatisfied customers going somewhere else. If they need your product, they will return. TNA offers competition. Even if right now its not a credible threat to the WWE, at the very least it offers talent and consumers a viable option. If you dont like the WWE, you can watch TNA. Without TNA, you are forced to get your wrestling fix from WWE. And WWE knows that. Thats why their product has sucked for so long. There is no motivation to produce a better product. Vince KNOWS that loyal wrestling fans are going to watch no matter what. We suffered through the days of Duke the Dumpster, Bastion Booger, and Skinner, we true fans who appreciate the art and entertainment will watch no matter what. Because we know that no matter how bad the product gets, there is still a chance of seeing a great match now and then. The talent never loses their passion. TNA NEEDS to succeed in order for WWE to get better. So here are 10 reasons to stop hating, and start enjoying the positives of TNA.
-Thursday night fix. Monday nights is a good, but not great night for wrestling. Raw gets decent ratings, but for a good 5 months Monday Night Football steals a large portion of its male 18-49 demographic. Friday nights is a horrible night for wrestling. Most people in the demographic are out Friday nights. But Thursday is a perfect night for wrestling. For a few weeks out of the year, the NFL offers football on Thursday nights, but other then that, TNA is competition free. And there’s really nothing else worth watching Thursday nights. This gives those of us who are wrestling fanatics an opportunity to watch wrestling without having to choose between our other interests.
-The Knockouts Division. I will be the first to admit, that for the last year or so the talent in the knockouts division has slimed. ODB, Kong, Kim, Roxxi, Dafney, etc are all gone. IMO those were the BEST women wrestlers in the world. But at least TNA gives their ladies a chance to "wrestle" and not just be annoying eye candy. The WWE divas division is laughable. Most matches come in under 3 minutes and the talent heading the division SUCKS! Given their spots solely on looks and not on talent. In TNA the women are offered a chance to shine. They are featured just as much, if not more so, then any other part of the show. The knockouts get equal air time. Their matches are allowed to progress at a natural pace and arent hurried. And there storylines are more then schoolyard b.s. It’s good to see the women have a chance to shine.
-Jay Lethal. He has been VASTLY underused the last several months. BUT, last year we saw glimpses of gold! The promo’s Lethal worked with Flair were some of the best stuff I have seen in years! And Lethal’s work in the ring is pretty good too. The mere fact that this guy is on the roster gives us hope for the future. Lethal is young. Eventually he will be tapped and that will be good for everyone involved.
-Tag Team Division. WWE’s tag team division is a joke. Its a lost art form, that is now used to springboard singles careers. But in TNA, not only does the tag division thrive, but it has elevated it to new levels. The matches between Beer Money and MCMG’s were some of the greatest tag matches of all time! MCMG’s ares so ultra talented, that I dont think TNA even knows what to do with it. But when they do….And then there is Beer Money. A throwback to the days of old. Outstanding talent, that you know both could be world champions some day.
-Great matches. WWE has talent that is all cut from the same mold. Cookie cutter wrestlers. They are all trained the same way, by the same people. Therefore, every match we get is extremely predictable and boring. I could call most matches move-for-move, before they even happen. There is NO realistic chance of seeing a 5 star match in the WWE anymore. BUT, in TNA its a different story.
-Viable competition to the WWE. Like I said in my opening statement. TNA’s success is good for the entire business. WWE started producing their best work when they were forced to. When WCW started to take over. Competition breeds excellence. If you are a WWE loyalist, you should support TNA just for the mere fact that it might cause WWE to start producing the best they can.
I wouldn’t call myself a TNA hater, even though I really have disliked TNA Impact lately.. I just fast forward through Impact now a days… And the only thing Ive liked lately is a match once in a while and Bully Ray… (Hes seriously the best heel today). I do love their PPV’s though, at least the 2 first hours.
I only want TNA Impact to be, well good.. I do agree with you 100% that the wrestling business only is better when there is competition.. The wrestlers has more places to make more money, everyone steps up a step (better product) and we get more wrestling to watch..
I don’t know how this has anything to do with TNA. If WWE could get thursdays then they would take it in a heart beat.. So I don’t see how the day they air has anything with the product they put out.
Hey ODB is back
But I agree with that The Divas division doesn’t mean anything, but that doesn’t mean I cant complain over that I don’t like the Knockout division at the moment either… The good thing about the Knockouts lately have been Sarita. And they haven’t used her so much either. But I have Shimmer to get my fix for women’s wrestling.
Yes he is awesome amazing. But since you are comparing WWE and TNA then Im going to name names WWE has… Evan Bourne, John Morrison, Tyson Kidd, Daniel Bryan… All really really good workers.. (Bryan being one of the best in the world). So in-ring talent isn’t everything (no one is questioning TNA’s talents), its how they are used..
WWE should use their talent better too.
Cant agree more.. The only thing that means less than Divas in WWE is Tag Teams.. But.. Gunner and Murphy has a title opportunity next week on Impact………. Yea… Gunner and Murphy…
Yes agree.. At least on PPV’s, the undercard usually blow WWEs matches away. But saying we don’t get great matches from WWE anymore is just a lie.
Or you stop supporting them when they do stupid stuff, and support them when they do good stuff… Just throwing that out…