Post by magiccitydawg on Mar 10, 2010 1:05:44 GMT -5
Just a thought.
I was looking in the circuits board and found that someone came up with the idea to spin-off the TNA Knockouts. In thinking about that, I think that TNA would be wise in doing this:
On Monday nights-Use the established stars you have, like Team 3D, Sting, Abyss, A. J. Styles, and others who are not in the X-Division. The roster is as strong, if not stronger than that of the WWE. Head to head, I would give the nod to TNA.
I would take the X-Division and put them on Tuesday nights to compete with WWE NXT. Since the WWE has no cruiserweight division to speak of, TNA's X-Division would stomp the WWE NXT. They could call it TNA-X. And now you have the showcase for the TNA X-Division.
Then, take the Knockouts and throw them on Friday nights to compete with Smackdown. I'm sure that TNA has enough talent that they can do a 2 hour show with the Knockouts, and they would also rule on Friday nights.
Here's what I'm getting stuck on right off the bat, in what non-subjective way is TNA's roster stronger than WWE's?
It doesn't really matter which has the most people the internet wet themselves over. The thing that makes a roster legitimately stronger than another is half booking and half being able to make casual fans (the mass of the viewing audience) want to see you.
A prime example is Hulk Hogan. He was never the most proficient technical wrestler, not even remotely so. He wasn't flying around like the high-flyers of the day, he wasn't even the most talented powerhouse or brawler. But you are DELUSION if you don't think that Hulk Hogan was one of the greatest wrestlers in pro wrestling history. It was partly booking obviously, but he made EVERYBODY want to tune in and see him and he knew how to work a match.
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Hardcore (no, I don't mean tables, and barbed wire) fans will always flock to the Dean Malenkos and Lance Storms and Rey Misterio Jrs, because they want IN RING WRESTLING to be good, and if the mic-work is good, hey that's fine too.
MOST fans, though, want The Story and Characters(Blame Vince if you want, but I think he just realised it better than everyone else, and thus PUSHED it to the breaking point), and when it comes to that, Hogan in his prime, Cena now, etc will always be what sells.
AJ Styles comes to mind as the perfect example. Here's a guy who could run laps around the entire nWo roster off 1998 in terms of in-ring ability, but will probably NEVER sell as many T-Shirts as, say, Randy Orton.
Daniel Bryan (;->) has gone from "Internet Darling" to working matches against the WWE World Champion. Wanna take a guess how many fans in an 80,000 seat arena would have been able to pick his picture out of the NXT Roster Lineup *BEFORE* NXT? How about now? How about in, say, 3 months?
So, in terms of Roster Depth, the WWE will probably win hands down for quite a long time, simply from exposure: People KNOW WWE, they know WWE's wrestlers. People may just be tuning in to TNA, and other than guys they saw 10 years ago, how many do the average fan KNOW?
Yeah. That's a thing the internet needs to realize. Casual fans might enjoy high workrate matches, but they're certainly not going to tune in to see high workrate matches. Ever. It's not how they work. The internet wrestling fans just always forget that they're the minority of wrestling fans.
Oh, and that the wrestlers generally hate the IWC too. A lot.
Post by Rick Garrard on Mar 12, 2010 16:38:13 GMT -5
That's because the majority of the IWC is constantly negative with zero chance of ever saying anything nice to anyone online. Get the folks out from behind their computers and see what they have to say then, and I bet they wouldn't be so negative, unless it's to someone they truly think is a total tool.