Saturday, March 24, 2012

Laughing.....

I'm sure you're wondering about the title of this post. It's simple. A day or two back, David Otunga of WWE tweeted a little snide comment about TNA's ratings. I think this is absolutely laughable. I mean, isn't it funny that WWE will never use TNA's name or references to them on screen? If that's not funny, I think it IS funny that they allow their performers and talents to throw out high brow remarks and little digs at them off screen in their Twitter accounts and Facebook updates. I suppose it goes to show how arrogant the Goliath has become.

TNA has been in talks with WWE about allowing Ric Flair to appear for the Hall of Fame ceremony on Wrestlemania weekend to be inducted as a member of the Four Horsemen stable. It's been said that TNA is asking for very little in return as well, further showcasing their high class in contrast.

In this whole battlefield of wrestling fan building, I'm beginning to think that rather than one single storyline or one "game changing acquisition" or anything else, all TNA needs is time. Right now, they are putting out a heck of a show on a consistent basis. Granted, there are a couple of tweaks that will have to be made, but even hardcore anti-TNA critics are starting to come around and take notice that some very progressive changes have been made to the product since last they gave it a shot. Reviews to that effect have been written and in regular intervals of recent and the audiences of those reviews have been thinking about it.

Now, I understand that thinking about it and actually pulling the trigger and giving TNA another go are two different things, but if and when they do, we'll start to see those spikes (no pun intended) in their ratings that I've been talking about in columns past. TNA isn't ready to try and go back to Mondays; that endeavor will wait until the groundwork has been laid down, but that time will come soon enough. In order for that to work, another show will have to be in place to further round out the product that Impact Wrestling presents each week. Take my word for it, TNA isn't done yet, but when they are ready to go toe-to-toe with Goliath, they will be laughing their way to the bank.

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