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#1 Posted on
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A month ago, Hulk Hogan was posting real footage of his real hospital stays and his real back surgery. Now, Hogan's using his Twitter account to post "warning" vids about TNA's "new direction" pretty much in character as the evil Hollywood Hogan, all the while purporting that "TNA is about to get real."

I make fun of Matt Hardy for doing stuff like this, and I'm gonna make fun of Hulk Hogan. He's crossed the line into Matt-tation, brother.

According to Hollywood, TNA is gonna see more "shoot" style angles from here on in. "It's about drawing money!" Hulk, WHO IN TNA IS DRAWING MONEY?! TNA could barely half-fill that small arena in Daytona their biggest pay per view of the year was held in.

Even funnier is Hulk heralding the coming of "real" while in the midst of one of the fakest storylines ever, that he and Eric Bischoff now own TNA after "stealing it" from Dixie Carter.

Trainwrecks! I love 'em! When NXT is gone, TNA is going to corner the market on pro wrestling trainwrecks.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.01
How many new directions is this for TNA since Hogan came aboard? Four?

I don't expect him to say anything else. I also don't expect it to do any better than the Monday night stint for TNA.

I like the idea of TNA much more than the reality. They've got good people. They've got very popular people despite my reservations about them (Mister Anderson, you have produced magic.). But they are top-heavy with people who talk more than they wrestle, and I don't want to see that.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.82
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    According to Hollywood, TNA is gonna see more "shoot" style angles from here on in. "It's about drawing money!"


Because this worked so well for WCW in 1999-2000.




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#4 Posted on
    Originally posted by It's False
      Originally posted by John Orquiola
      According to Hollywood, TNA is gonna see more "shoot" style angles from here on in. "It's about drawing money!"


    Because this worked so well for WCW in 1999-2000.


That period of time was certainly the most fun I ever had watching that product. Every week was the Hindenburg on fire and crashing into the Titanic.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.89
    Originally posted by It's False
      Originally posted by John Orquiola
      According to Hollywood, TNA is gonna see more "shoot" style angles from here on in. "It's about drawing money!"


    Because this worked so well for WCW in 1999-2000.







Hogan thought it worked great for WCW in those years. His check cleared
I don't think you can throw TNA if it spins out of control in the same category as NXT. Tenay won't have fun with it, he will treat it in a manner similar to the geopolitical situation in Europe in the years preceding World War I.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.82
    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    I don't think you can throw TNA if it spins out of control in the same category as NXT. Tenay won't have fun with it, he will treat it in a manner similar to the geopolitical situation in Europe in the years preceding World War I.


For as stale as I think Cole's gotten in the last few weeks, I'll admit that if they had Mike Tenay (or even brought back Tony Schiavone) walk off-set to take a phone call, come back and go "Is this show STILL on?"...yeah, I'd watch.

Although Jeremy Borash is no Matt Striker.




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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.59
Oh good grief. Even Hogan's reality TV Show "Hogan knows best" turned out to be a total fraud and was scripted entirety. He even admitted this in court.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.65
I could defend this decision, but even I can't. There is no way this will end well. The World War I analogy is spot on since it will end the same with an outsider coming into rescue the day, one hopes. The question is who is Duke Fernanda and who are the Black Hand?
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#9 Posted on
Jeeeeeeeeeesus christ. TNA is getting really hard to watch.

I'm not a fan of worked shoots, and that's all they've been doing since they Reaction started up. I get that anything I see on my TV during a wrestling show is a work, and I have a strong ability to suspend disbelief and all that. But TNA is basically saying "the stuff out in the arena is fake... we'll show you the REAL stuff backstage," which of course is just as fake. And they didn't just keep it on Reaction; they brought it into Impact.

Then there was the post-10/10/10 episode of Impact, and I spent most of those 2 hours wondering when it would end. It made me realize there were better things I could be doing with my time. Impact has officially been cancelled (again) on my DVR.

I get upset when the Impact main event spills over into Reaction. Not only because it's such an obvious ploy to trick people into watching Reaction, but because at that point I'm so ready for the show to be over.

And now we have this latest revelation from Hogan...

    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    Even funnier is Hulk heralding the coming of "real" while in the midst of one of the fakest storylines ever, that he and Eric Bischoff now own TNA after "stealing it" from Dixie Carter.

Perfectly said.

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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.54

I'm all for the theory of watching TNA.

But not actually watching it, at least as long as Russo is there.



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#11 Posted on
A little off topic, but TNA Family Feud week starts Monday. Here's the promo:



They play the Feud in their wrestling gear. In the case of Velvet Sky, I'm very, very glad.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.35
I decided to give TNA a shot tonight for the first time since... maybe the first show after they moved back to Monday night. Not because of this "real" BS but because I happened to log in to my wrestling Twitter account tonight and saw several people hyping the Knockout's street fight at the beginning of the show.

I made it about 20 minutes into the show, to the part where Flair and Bischoff were making jokes about how TNA isn't afraid to make their wrestlers work through head trauma. Seeing as how that actually was a shoot, I turned off the TNA and can honestly say I will never watch TNA again until Bischoff, Hogan and Carter are all out of the company. Everyone says they hope that TNA survives for the sake of the talent but at this juncture, I'm thinking the talent would be better off if the company were out of business.
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
I just wish someone would give Paul Heyman and Gabe Sapolski a suitcase full of money and say "Get em".

The pro wrestling business in America is ripe for a solid #2 company. TNA is making almost every mistake a promotion can make and STILL are getting decent cable ratings.
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.49
When I hear about things like MMG vs Beer Money I wonder if I should give TNA another try. Thanks John for confirming I don't need to feel bad for anyone but the talent like the above stuck there.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.01
Does Russo know how to do anything that isn't a "worked shoot"? I'm beginning to suspect not.

The sad thing is that TNA has some AMAZING talent but the booking and writing is just SO horrid that it makes everything seem cheesy and hokey. It's sad too, because I feel bad when I don't watch because I want to support the actual talent but I just get so tired of the same old story lines.

I'm also not too happy with TNA actually feeling the need to have people blade and take unprotected chair shots every freaking show or not even giving the Knockouts a decent compensation.

(edited by wannaberockstar on 29.10.10 0036)
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.65
    Originally posted by InVerse
    I decided to give TNA a shot tonight for the first time since... maybe the first show after they moved back to Monday night. Not because of this "real" BS but because I happened to log in to my wrestling Twitter account tonight and saw several people hyping the Knockout's street fight at the beginning of the show.

    I made it about 20 minutes into the show, to the part where Flair and Bischoff were making jokes about how TNA isn't afraid to make their wrestlers work through head trauma. Seeing as how that actually was a shoot, I turned off the TNA and can honestly say I will never watch TNA again until Bischoff, Hogan and Carter are all out of the company. Everyone says they hope that TNA survives for the sake of the talent but at this juncture, I'm thinking the talent would be better off if the company were out of business.


Well, their heels they are supposed to say that. If you stayed you would have seen Matt Morgan actually take Anderson's spot as well as criticized Flair and Bischoff. At least they mention its a serious thing. Granted unprotected chair shots to end that was not the greatest idea. Blood is needed in certain matches, the no blood rule in matches like HITC and the Elimination Chamber has made those matches boring as hell. As for the KOs' pay, yeah they should get more since they actually move the ratings up unlike Nash, Sting, Hogan and the rest of the old brigade.
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.78
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    A little off topic, but TNA Family Feud week starts Monday. Here's the promo:



    They play the Feud in their wrestling gear. In the case of Velvet Sky, I'm very, very glad.

Wrestling's biggest stars?



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.35
    Originally posted by lotjx
    Well, their heels they are supposed to say that. If you stayed you would have seen Matt Morgan actually take Anderson's spot as well as criticized Flair and Bischoff. At least they mention its a serious thing. Granted unprotected chair shots to end that was not the greatest idea.


If it were just an act, I'd be fine with it. The fact is, TNA has proved time and time again that it isn't an act and they're not concerned with destroying the health of their employees just to attempt to rub it in Vince McMahon's face that they don't have to adhere to a wellness policy.



    Blood is needed in certain matches, the no blood rule in matches like HITC and the Elimination Chamber has made those matches boring as hell.


What does blood have to do with anything? Nobody said anything about blood, negatively or positively. Unless you're under the misguided impression that the WWE's ban on chairshots to the head is in any way connected to their ban on blood. Eric Kulas asides, gigging is rarely life threatening and is very unlikely to cause any long term health problems.
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.01
Matt Morgan's advocacy of head-injury awareness may have been more effective had he not been busted open and lynched with a chain.





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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.82
    Originally posted by InVerse
    I decided to give TNA a shot tonight for the first time since... maybe the first show after they moved back to Monday night. Not because of this "real" BS but because I happened to log in to my wrestling Twitter account tonight and saw several people hyping the Knockout's street fight at the beginning of the show.

    I made it about 20 minutes into the show, to the part where Flair and Bischoff were making jokes about how TNA isn't afraid to make their wrestlers work through head trauma. Seeing as how that actually was a shoot, I turned off the TNA and can honestly say I will never watch TNA again until Bischoff, Hogan and Carter are all out of the company. Everyone says they hope that TNA survives for the sake of the talent but at this juncture, I'm thinking the talent would be better off if the company were out of business.


It turned out to be a part of the storyline, where Morgan wound up wrestling for Anderson as an avenger for concussed guys, I guess.

I realize that these guys were trying to throw potshots (however kayfabed they were) at the NFL for their head trauma policy. But when wrestling has a huge, glaring cautionary tale of what head trauma can do (**cough**BENOIT**cough**), then I would really advise these guys that sometimes it's better to just not say anything at all.




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