I realize it is pointless to even try to put logic with TNA's actions, but I can't see how anyone involved thinks it is a good idea to have Hogan wrestle a PPV, much less a main event. The man can barely walk, much less wrestle. Add to that he's wrestling Sting, who has not had a good match since he wrestled Joe two years ago.
The last time Sting was interesting was when he was hanging out in the rafters for a year and not wrestling. Then the big blow off match at Starcade happened and everyone realized two minutes in that Sting wasn't that interesting.
Hogan has only been interesting when he's worked for Vince and your mileage on that may vary.
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Perhaps you remember it otherwise, but this sounds like revisionist history after hearing the backlash for the last 14 years. Hogan-Sting at the time was HUGE. The buildup was nearly unprecedented, and WCW was never hotter than during that period, and mostly because of said buildup. As I recall the match and crowd were hot until the clusterfuck of an ending, which is what people dwell on. They tend to forget it was arguably the biggest angle in wrestling history up to that point. A shit ending to the match doesn't change what happened prior.
Maybe you didn't enjoy Hollywood/NWO Hogan, but I would counter that he was NEVER as interesting as he was during that run. And Vince had nothing to do with that.
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
I watched it now and I have to say, for what it was, it wasn't that bad. I also liked the promo battle between the two earlier on. I can't say that anything good about the rest of the show, although I once used to like guys like Daniels, Hardy or RVD.
A lot of the technical unions that the WWE uses probably are based in the United States; Safety issues are a concern, too. It's cheaper to run things in the US, in US dollars, with US workers, for a US audience, than it is to do things in, say, Japan.