That title was a play on words, of course I'm referring to the penny PPV brought to us by NWA TNA. How many of you ladies will shillout the big bucks? I have been watching TNA pretty regularly for some time, so I'm real happy to see this promotion finally getting that groove going. Not only that, but they got some pretty attractive men there too. The best looking are of course AJ Styles (country accent and all), and Christopher Daniels, to name a few.
Have any of you ladies sampled TNA? Do you think they have a chance in Hell to be the second banana to Vinnie Mac? Let us know. Also, let me know what you think of my brand spanking new sig, just below...
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I don't see much TNA but what I do see I enjoy. AJ Styles is definately the best (as far as I am concerned) at the mo. I definately think they'll stay in second place though. Hey on a lighter note it's great to see a new thread! The title got my attention. I like the sig- It's too true!Oh yeah and what about my new header- eh?!?
I had to get the TNA special -- after all, it was on sale!! I've gotten TNA shows twice before (one of which had the original showing of the tag team match).
The thing about TNA is that they have some stuff that's killer good, & lots that I find either pretty bad, boring, confusing, or all three.
On the "eye-candy / beefcake" front, they don't have (that I've seen, at least) anybody that I really get all fluttery about. They've got a few cuties, but nobody even near the HHH / O'Haire neighbourhood. There's nobody that I find myself staring at, making "oooh" noises.
There's also a big recognisability problem with many of the guys, given that the promotion is trying to develop an audience. Maybe it's just because I don't have WCW or ECW background. But I have a lot of trouble getting that sense of "he's the guy who does ... whatever". They seem to have a lot of guys that look too much alike to me -- they need to get some more readily-distinguishable characters. Every time I see Christopher Daniels, I think that it's Justin Credible. I swear they have at least 3 different guys who look like X-Pac. And too many of them have generic names -- I can't keep track of vanilla names like Chris Harris vs. Chris Daniels. "Michael Shane", "Shane Michaels", "Shawn Michaels"(:-)), "Shane Douglas", "Douglas Shane" -- have they got a "Douglas Michaels" &/or "Michael Douglas" waiting in the wings?
I guess they've sort of given up on the 4-faction thing? That was way too confusing for casual viewers to keep track of -- I don't even know who most of the guys are, & I'm supposed to keep track of their political affiliations besides??
On the "entertainment" front, I love Raven, & as far as I'm concerned, he owns the entertainment aspect of TNA. But I'm bored to tears with Shane Douglas, who seems to be the closest thing they have to a recurring nemesis for Raven. And that Reverend Whatsis is too cartoonish for Raven's subtlety. Gilbertti can be entertaining. But really, other than Raven, I haven't been particularly drawn to any of the characters.
(It occurs to me, as I type, that overall I have a lot more of an interest & rapport with the characters on the Lucha Libre shows than I do with most of the TNA characters. I don't even speak spanish, & have no clue what's going on half the time. Hmm.)
On the "wrestling" front, the X Division is killer good, although they scare the crap out of me. I've seen Chris Sabin & Frankie Kazarian several times & find them just amazing. I hadn't seen Michael Shane before, but he was good. (Now, if I could just keep track of his damn name, that'd be helpful.) I'm not convinced that Red isn't a gymnast chick, but that's OK. Outside of the X Division, the wrestling that I've seen is occasionally good, but more often, somewhere from OK to pretty bad. Maybe I've just been unlucky -- maybe I need more of a connection to the participants.
So, given what I've seen, there isn't quite the critical mass that I need to plunk down my $10 every week. (I would shell out $10 once a month for a Raven, X Division, plus miscellaneous highlights show though.) If it were on free TV, I'd probably watch it, & maybe develop some interest in the characters. By definition, it is the Number 2 promotion in the US, just because it's the only one that's readily available to a broad audience. Will it be worth Vinnie Mac buying out one day? Maybe. Is Vinnie Mac quaking in his Gucci loafers? Naw.
-------------- But you've gotta love the spot where Kazarian dives over Sabin, slightly overshoots, grabs Sabin's trunks, & gives us pretty much a full moon! (No apparent sign of a thong or anything. Pity spandex stretches so far without tearing.) :-)
Y'know, for a show with none of my favourite beefcake eye candy, this was very good anyway. :-) Kurt was excellent. The opening promo was great. The opening scuffle with BS was good. The fight with BS was very, very good.