Thursday, April 5, 2012

Dialogues.....

Because I love the public forum here more than anywhere else, I bring a few subjects to the table this day for two reasons. One is designed to get some education out there as to the nature of this business we all love so much. The other is to give a bit of history and set a record straight. Let's jump in.....

Most guys in WWE are given a run with the IC Title or the US Title to see the kind of impact they will have with fans before they are given a run with the big belts.....True or False?


False!!!!! Most guys are given a push of some kind BEFORE they are given a title run of ANY kind. I will go further with this and reveal that most of the guys I refer to here are given their push before they ever make it to television.....on the house show circuit. THAT is where the majority of the decisions are made concerning their future. If they go over well, they have a mini push on Superstars or Smackdown. Rarely is a debut done on RAW these days. Many never are given a run with the IC Title OR the US Title. Fact is, some never get a title run of any kind. My point is that the number of wrestlers that reach the main event level is INCREDIBLY small. Those that make it into the Tag Team Division are lucky to have a job.

A Women's match will never steal the show at a PPV or be the main attraction because they don't draw money or viewers.....True or False?


FALSE!!! Go back about 10 years and look at the Women's Division of that day in WWE. Those women were often given 5 to even 10 minutes to run a match on RAW. I can even name a RAW main event featuring Lita vs. Victoria in a Steel Cage Match. The women of that time were given time because they COULD and often DID raise ratings not for their looks, although they were stunning, but for their in ring prowess and ability to sell a decent story on television. Look at the roster of the time....

Ivory
Lita
Victoria
Molly Holly
Trish Stratus
Jacqueline
Jazz
Gail Kim

We're talking true Diva Legends in the making, people... I refer you all to a truly great classic match between Trish Stratus and Victoria fought at Survivor Series 2002, which was a Hardcore Rules match to boot.

In TNA, once a person is in the X Division, they are stuck there......True or False?


False once again.....The X Division is a great place for highly athletic stars to begin, but that is only a beginning. AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, Abyss, Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, The Motor City Machine Guns, and a quite a few other TNA superstars have held the X Title. Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin are both ex champions of the X Division and now are former Tag Team Champions as well. Abyss has held BOTH the X Division Title as well as the World Heavyweight Championship. AJ Styles has held every title TNA has had. Kurt Angle has held them all at once. Samoa Joe is currently Tag Team Champion with Magnus. Is my point clear enough? The beauty of TNA is that they can adjust their roster to sufficiently round out every division as they need to. WWE has not been able to do that for nearly 6 years now.

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