i hate to say this, but i'm actually missing days when Triple J was controlling things.
At least Triple J pushed the younger talent, and would allow someone else an opportunity with the belt.
It's one thing to have a veteran or two in the locker room to help PUT OVER the young talent and to give them advice to get better. But what TNA is doing is beyond ridiculous. And I did watch TNA to see why "it's so great." It was meh.
Say what you will about WWE, but even at their worst, you at least know what's going on.
Triple J, when he was "in charge", may've been a milder version of Triple H, but he had his tolerable moments. Hogan & Bischoff, on the other hand, have no business running another company into the ground. seriously, as much as i bitch about Triple H, Jarrett & so on, they're never as bad as Hogan & Bischoff.
Post by Chris Angel on Mar 17, 2010 1:55:58 GMT -6
Sadly, all TNA is doing now, is giving more people more reason to switch to RAW. And they've even made it convenient. Plus with all the plugging of the 'other' company on their show, talk about free marketing.
Doing things different? You can't do things different when you have the Nasty Boys on your show.
Post by Chris Angel on Mar 17, 2010 9:07:11 GMT -6
Im sure its not their intent, but with the constant reminders of 'we're doing it different from the other company' and 'I spent a lot of time in that other company' talk, makes people curious just what the 'other' company is. And in such a world where a small percentage of people only watch TNA and never heard of WWE, that'll just suck big time for them.
That was the big difference between WWE and WCW during the first Monday night wars. Eric Bischoff and/or Tony Schiavone would be giving away taped WWE results, not to mention everyone on the show blasting WWE. Whereas in WWE, only a handful of guys(if that) ever mentioned WCW. Yes, there were the Billionaire Ted skits, DX trying to invade Nitro, Jarrett shooting on WCW, and Cornette's rants. But that was small in comparison to how much publicity WCW would inadvertently give WWE. In fact, Vince was(and probably still is) a big detractor of mentioning the other company for the very reason that Angel pointed out.
i remember a segment with Foley, back in WWE. i can't remember if he was still technically going by Mankind, at that time, but i remember him taking a jab at WCW. had something to do with an angle....i think it had something to do about what would happen if McMahon or someone else forced him out of WWE, stating that he's not old enough to get a contract for WCW. did that on an actual WWE broadcast, which was funny stuff.
i think the stuff WWE did, in reference to WCW, was a lot of bashing of the company for having so many old geezers running around, many of whom controlled/dominated the main event. i think the biggest bashing was done towards guys like Hogan, Savage, Hall & Nash & so on.
if they weren't bashing the geezers, WWE took potshots at the lack of any real leadership.