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How To Make TNA More Competitive?

Discussion in 'Wrestling Forum' started by Jamster26, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Jamster26

    Jamster26 Well-Known Member Subscriber

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    Been thinking, I know there's certainly a gap between TNA and WWE but what things do you think, need to happen, or start happening; for TNA to start closing some ground on WWE?

    Do they need attract new fans to increase their fanbase (Perhaps even trying to "steal" WWE's fanbase)? Do they need to leave the Impact Zone and start getting some more exposure, from different countries? (Which in turn will generate extra revenue)?

    I think with WWE, as the top dog, there's no pressure on themto deliver "exciting and quality" shows, as they know that the majority of their fans will tune in each week, regardless. So, I think ifTNA could start to push them, it may give WWE the kick up the backside; to improve their shows. I think TNA as the "challenger" need to put on excellent shows, week after week, PPV after PPV; in order to catch up and keep the viewers interest for a large period.

    So, what things do you think that TNA need to adopt / change, in order to try and bypass WWE? (Even if it's unreachable, it should be their ultimate goal).
     
  2. Omega

    Omega Global Modd Subscriber

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    A large meteor needs to strike Stamford, CT wiping out the Mcmahon's and the top brass of the WWE.

    Seriously, there is almost nothing TNA can do to close the gap. The very best they should hope for is to simply stay ahead of ROH and other promotions. The only conceivable market I can see TNA being able to get any lead in is the developing markets like they have in India. Places where their reputation hasn't died on it's arse and they can basically start again and instead of following a stronger product they can do whatever they're going to do and not be judged against it.
     
  3. Jimmy Redman

    Jimmy Redman New Member

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    How to make TNA more competitive with WWE?

    I wouldnt.

    I think one of the main problems with how TNA has been run in its history is the notion that they are supposed to compete with WWE. Its this idea that they need to re-create the Monday Night Wars (no matter what day they're on) that makes them use RATINGS as the all important barometer to gauge success, instead of things that actually make a difference to the bottom line like PPV and gates. They spend too much money on 'name' stars who dont add any revenue in return, because they think they need star power to look legitimate next to WWE.

    The problem for them is that they'll NEVER get to a level where they're actually competitive with Vince. Nothing short of an apocalyptic change in the business will bring that about. All the focus on ratings they've had for the last half-decade, and they've literally increased about .1 of a point in FIVE years. Well done. So you know what? FORGET WWE. Just forget about them. Pretend they dont exist. What TNA has always needed to do is just try to be as good a company as they can be, regardless of how they look in relation to Vince. Put on good shows, make stars, make MONEY, turn a profit, ensure your future, be an alternative. Those are the things that they needed to do for the last decade, so that when they're at a stage (like they are now) where they want to expand and tape TV on the road even part-time, they might actually have the resources to get it done. Instead of being at the mercy of Spike to fund their projects.
     
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  4. Ciaran The King

    Ciaran The King Legend in the making Subscriber

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    TNA need to stop looking over and seeing what WWE are doing are have done and concentrate on the wealth of talent and experience they have at their disposal. TNA could eventually get on par with WWE in the next decade if they still exist, but WWE is just an institution now and nothing will change that
     
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    Da Showstoppa New Member

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    Simple, go back to what got them to the dance. Base the promotion around the young and hungry performers. Give the X Division pride of place again and forge an identity for TNA as it's own entity and not a WWE knockoff.

    Keep the old guys on as aids to get the young guys over. Cut the Hogan and Bishoff stories and give the audience something different.

    And yeah they do need to move TNA away from the fixed location - it just smacks of small time.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    It's not even the fact that it's always in the same place, it's just that the Impact Zone feels small time.... basically because it is.
     
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    I think even more crucial is that the crowd just sucks. The Impact Zone is too burnt out on TNA, they dont care anymore, and its not a good look. Five years ago they were wild and made everything look better because they had an enthusiastic crowd who loved it all.
     
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    Yeah, especially that. Ring Ka King is technically an inferior product to Impact, but I know which show I'd rather watch. By like, a wide, wide margin.
     
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    RKK is only inferior in terms of the overall quality of the workers in my opinion. That staging is much better, it's booked much more sensibly and as you say the crowd is just hot all show. Last weeks episode where Steiner and Abyss tore through the crowd and they all legged it away from them was amazing. Can you imagine the smarky tossers in the Impact Zone in the same situation? They;d all be running up and getting in the wrestlers faces or trying to chop them in the chest.
     
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    New owners, new bookers, ditch the big waste contracts (Anderson, RVD, etc.,) and use the money to steal a couple of WWE production team members. Hire a new play by play commentator, put the shows on the road, show a dedication to securing the best non-WWE talent from all over the world, and stop letting Bischoff anywhere near the product.

    Then they *might* have a chance of averaging more than a 1.2 every month.
     

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