Originally Posted by cincrazy
They've chipped into a bit of the stone, but it's still nowhere close to what WCW was, and I don't think it ever will be. Some guys may go from TNA to WWE, but you're going to see hardly anybody go from WWE to TNA unless they get fired.
Some guys like Angle went to TNA for the reduced road travel. But thats beside the main point of my post.
Until the day that Je double F Ja Double R e Double T isn't booking for them they will continue to flounder. They had an opportunity to be unique, an opportunity to push something different and they turn it into WCW-lite. Dont get me wrong I still love watching Angle, RVD, and even Mr. Anderson in the ring but in the mean time they have put all their creative eggs in the same basket that arguably killed WCW. If they pushed the X-division and took the old farts completely off the air I think you would see another revolution in sports entertainment.
People have seen TNA before when it was WCW. TNA's goal should have been to elevate AJ, Joe, Motor City Machine Guns especially now while WWE is in a bit of a rebuilding mode with the youth movements not sit there and put people to sleep with Fueding Dudleys, Hogan, Flair, cheap nWo and horsemen knockoffs. Maybe it was depth perception but 6 sided ring looked small but it was unique.
While WWE was hyping Undertaker return with the videos, TNA was hyping Jeff Jarrett's "family" life... before that Jarrett was handpicking "fans" to beat up like he's some MMA dude... You got one of the greatest tag team in history resigned and what do you do.. have them fued... WHY? They use up a good 2-3 segments letting Bischoff, Hogan, or Flair ramble on about anything... again WHY?
Some of the names that have graced WCW-lite under this regime...
The Nasty Boys
The Band (Multiple times)
Of the time and money wasted they could have put toward younger guys with a future you might have seen a growth. But as long as they keep wasting time with the old guys like listed above the less youre going to compete with WWE. An occasional signing such as Angle, RVD, Mr. Anderson fine as long as they are either A) Young or B) can contribute in the ring thats great but quit wasting news feed for Daffney, Hogan, Flairs of the group.