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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.01
    Originally posted by lotjx
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      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.


It did end, however, with both the heels and the faces (including the one that just ranted against concussions and was promoting safety in the ring) trying to choke each other out with a chain.

Of course no one probably saw this since, ONCE AGAIN, TNA has the brilliant idea of ending Impact before the main event and showing the rest on Reaction, to pad the ratings for that show.
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#22 Posted on
Just the booking of Mickie James vs. Tara alone is already fantastically confused within TNA's own internal logic.

On ReACTION, the voice over (which one presumes is the official "real, not fake ass" storyline TNA Creative is presenting) clearly states that Tara feels Mickie "was partially responsible for her release from the WWE."

The interview with Tara makes it seem like no one consulted her about this story and she has to run her mind through hoops to try to make that make sense:

Tara: "Mickie being responsible for me bring released from the WWE, you know... [pause, while she thinks] ...could have a lot of truth to it."

Then she starts talking about Mickie James doing the ever-popular, ever ass-in-seat-guaranteeing "backstage politicking" before she then invalidates the basic point of the angle.

Tara: "Myself, I like to believe I had two more years on my contract. I chose to leave WWE."

Wait, so Tara had two more years and she decided to quit by her own choice. So how was she released? TNA says she was released, i.e. fired. Tara disagrees. And what did Mickie have to do with it? Mickie "bad mouthing her behind her back" made Tara "choose" to quit WWE? Is that right?

Then they cut to Mickie talking about the importance of backstage politicking and looking out for number one. Wait, huh? So who's the babyface here? What's going on?

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(edited by John Orquiola on 29.10.10 0834)

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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.99
    Originally posted by InVerse



      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.


Wannaberockstar said something about blood: "I'm also not too happy with TNA actually feeling the need to have people blade". I'm sure that's what lotjx was referring to here.
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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.33
Here's what Meltzer had to say, from cagesideseats:

"It's hard to give them too much credit when Anderson was sent on the road this past weekend to work a house show tour 9 days after his concussion, but when he got so sick after the first night, then they sent him home and are giving him time off."


In fairness, they didn't portray Morgan as whiny or holier than thou like I feared. And Bischoff was presented as a total jackass who didn't care about anyone's health. So in the storyline it's clear who we are to root for.

So, what? Does Russo have a stronger moral compass than everyone else in TNA, or what?? Because it is weird to ackowledge something on screen, but do something entirely different in real life.

(edited by cenamark21 on 29.10.10 1359)
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.65
    Originally posted by cenamark21
    Here's what Meltzer had to say, from cagesideseats:

    "It's hard to give them too much credit when Anderson was sent on the road this past weekend to work a house show tour 9 days after his concussion, but when he got so sick after the first night, then they sent him home and are giving him time off."


    In fairness, they didn't portray Morgan as whiny or holier than thou like I feared. And Bischoff was presented as a total jackass who didn't care about anyone's health. So in the storyline it's clear who we are to root for.

    So, what? Does Russo have a stronger moral compass than everyone else in TNA, or what?? Because it is weird to ackowledge something on screen, but do something entirely different in real life.

    (edited by cenamark21 on 29.10.10 1359)


Football players are coming back less then 7 days to play, it all depends if they pass a medical test. If TNA isn't doing testing then its on them if Anderson passed a test or demanded to get in the ring then its own him or the doctor. At least they are giving us an angle where people who think concussions are nothing are considered to be heels while people who think its a problem are faces. As opposed to WWE, who just buried a guy alive on Sunday then went to the main event.
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#26 Posted on
    Originally posted by lotjx
    At least they are giving us an angle where people who think concussions are nothing are considered to be heels while people who think its a problem are faces. As opposed to WWE, who just buried a guy alive on Sunday then went to the main event.


Apples and oranges. The Undertaker doesn't have a concussion, he has a shoulder injury.

(edited by John Orquiola on 29.10.10 1303)


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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.65
    Originally posted by lotjx
    If TNA isn't doing testing then its on them if Anderson passed a test or demanded to get in the ring then its own him or the doctor.


If Anderson passed a test that's one thing, it's another thing if there's any tests happening in the first place. TNA has a history of accepting just about any body with any issues.

- Kurt Angle.
- Jeff Hardy.
- Scott Hall (whose paying for his latest rehab anyway. Not the people who want to bring him back)?
- Desmond Wolfe.
- Soon to be Matt Hardy.

    Originally posted by lotjx
    As opposed to WWE, who just buried a guy alive on Sunday then went to the main event.



SPOILER ALERT:

At some point during a "Buried Alive" match someone might get buried alive.

ANOTHER SPOILER ALERT:

In a first blood match someone might bleed!

ANOTHER OTHER SPOILER ALERT:

A cage match involves a cage!

A FINAL SPOILER ALERT:

Chain matches involves chains!


Can you really complain about something when it is a forgone conclusion? Either one of them would be buried alive because it's, you know, the stipulation of the match.

(edited by El Nastio on 29.10.10 1717)


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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.82
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    Then she starts talking about Mickie James doing the ever-popular, ever ass-in-seat-guaranteeing "backstage politicking" before she then invalidates the basic point of the angle.

    Tara: "Myself, I like to believe I had two more years on my contract. I chose to leave WWE."

    Wait, so Tara had two more years and she decided to quit by her own choice. So how was she released? TNA says she was released, i.e. fired. Tara disagrees. And what did Mickie have to do with it? Mickie "bad mouthing her behind her back" made Tara "choose" to quit WWE? Is that right?


I'm sure this entire angle was all news to Tara, who willingly walked away from WWE.




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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.35
    Originally posted by lotjx
    As opposed to WWE, who just buried a guy alive on Sunday then went to the main event.


The difference is that the Undertaker wasn't REALLY buried alive. It was an act. Whereas the head injuries that TNA are bragging about are real.
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