Did you catch Vince Russo's iPPV on the first? There was something that really bothered me the whole time, and that was Russo refused to acknowledge his shortcomings. For example, when asked what he regrets most about his time at WCW, he claimed it was not firing Glen Gilbertti (yes, he still defends himself winning the WCW title); when he was asked about his most regretful decision in TNA, he gave a similar BS answer. None of the so called "journalists" who asked him questions decided to ask real questions. I just wanted to know what your thoughts are of his iPPV.
I didn't bother because I had a very strong suspicion that his "shoot" would be exactly as you described. Russo never takes blame for anything. I don't know if he really believes he is as good as he says he is or if he is just a coping mechanism but I had no desire to listen to him justify the unjustifiable. Frankly, once he ducked out on the interview that he agreed to do with Mike Johnson because he wanted to manipulate the topics, I lost any desire to hear what he had to say, if I even had that desire to begin with. Russo is one of those people who never stands up and admits his role in things that don't work and I had no desire to listen to him dodge the important subjects.
I have a question about TNA's "Hall of Fame." A "Hall of Fame" should be for people who have retired from active participation and while there have been exceptions -- Ric Flair -- that's been the WWE's attitude. My question is, do you think that TNA is really going to try to find retired TNA talent to make a TNA Hall of Fame (like maybe Jeff Jarrett since he's storyline gone), or are they going to use it as a cheap ploy? You know, induct Randy Savage (since he had a cup of coffee there), convince Bruno Sammartino to come in by promising him a forum for his bitterness (let him say, "This is the REAL hall of fame!), etc., etc.
I hear what you are saying where Hall Of Fames are concerned but they are a little bit different in wrestling since, well, they often make up the rules as they go along. With that said, inducting Savage would be totally cheap in my opinion. He barely had a cup of coffee in TNA. The same holds true for Bruno. It's the TNA Hall and it should be for TNA talent only in my opinion. To me, the first inductee, based on merit, would have to be Jeff or Jerry Jarrett since they founded the company. I am not sure what they will do but I hope they don't go the cheap route.
I have to say the commercial for the new ECW DVD was really well done. That alone makes me want to get it. Hopefully the edits aren't bad. great narrating by Heyman. Speaking of do you think if Vince went to Paul Heyman and said here is 20 young guys, take Superstars and or NXT and run your show the way you want for the new network he would do it?
I think he would consider it. He considered going to TNA so I don't see why he wouldn't do the same for WWE. But, I also think it would take a really, really good deal for him to consider it.
Could you ever see Mark Jindrak coming back to WWE or going to TNA? The reason I ask is because when he left WWE he was still pretty green, so to speak. He did some work in Japan and, has been in Mexico for a few years and, seems to be more seasoned. He has been a pretty big star in Mexico, in good shape and, think he could be a star over here. Plus, he is still relatively young, I believe his early-to-mid 30s. Seems like a good guy from the little interviews I've heard from him. What do you think?
Well, they brought Albert Tensai back so anything is possible. With that said, he has been out there for a while and they haven't made a move on him, so I can't say it's a good chance.
I know TNA catches a lot of criticism from fans and whatnot. But, I don't see how to many "hardcore" fans can sit there and watch Raw and, watch TNA and honestly say that RAW is a better show week-to-week. Especially, in the last 6 months or so. I feel like TNA at least tries to give the fans what they want and, WWE just kind of goes through the motions at times. I understand some of criticism but, one thing that I don't like is how fans talk about how TNA throws away their PPVs. Last time I checked, we are fans and not the owners! If they want to give us things for free on the show then so be it! I'll take free over an, over-priced PPV anyway. I mean, yea it makes business sense to build towards the PPV but, TNA is not like that and, hasn't been like that. So, why all the constant complaining about it, what happened to people just enjoying a show, instead of acting like they are "Monday-Morning Bookers/Owners?
First off, I agree with you. On the whole, Impact has been much better than Raw recently. In fact, since the John Laurinaitis storyline began, TNA has been much better. Why do people complain that TNA gives away PPV matches? Did you ever consider that maybe those people bought the PPV and feel burned that people got to see for free what they paid for? Besides that, the other issue is that people want TNA to be successful and think it makes more sense that the PPVs be treated as special to generate more revenue for the company.
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