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Since: 4.1.02
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Now I don't get to see NWA:TNA so perhaps I am missing something here that does make it different..

But why is it when WWE brings back a legend (Piper, Snuka, Hogan, etc etc) it is terrible, and clustering up the main event and they should just die..

But when NWA:TNA brings in Dusty Rhodes, the same Piper, the Roadwarriors, and all those other legendary names it is awesome and a great way to get interest and a trip down nostalgia lane, and if only we could see one more match between them!?

I assume it is part of the WWE=Evil theme that has infected us all, but maybe I am wrong, and there really *is* a difference. Hope someone can tell me..





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My guess: In general, the people who are most likely to complain about TNA are ALSO wise enough to not spend ten bucks a week on it. Out of sight, out of mind.



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NWA TNA tends to use the old guys for two weeks, maybe three, and then they're gone again. This means that each "returnee" isn't taking up more time cumulatively; they're just filling that rotating "Old Guy" position.

So if you like someone, it's fun; if you hate 'em, they'll be gone soon enough.

If the guys do stay around longer, it's usually in a non-wrestling role (Zbyzsko, Koloff).

Dusty Rhodes is the glaring exception to all of this, of course.

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I think both Piper and NWA TNA were ripped on this board during Piper's 'shoot' comment days in the NWA.



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Hey I did see Dusty Rhodes and Brian Lawler in that ladder match a few weeks ago. Let's just say that Dusty's no Shawn Michaels and never will be. I think Dusty would be better as a commish or something like that. So, it's actually all around. We don't mind the old timers around, but we do when they take main event slots, in main events that aren't that great.

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I have to agree that it's not as bad for TNA because they only bring the old guys in for a few weeks but also I don't think that the TNA has as many possible superstars waiting in the wings to be overshadowed by the older guys when they come in.



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There's a couple of things at work here:

-A lot of these nostalgia people aren't welcomed very much by some of the fans. While the people there popped huge when the Road Warriors made their appearance, pretty much everyone online groaned audibly and wondered when Hawk was due to drop those triplets he's carrying. Roddy Piper just confused everyone when he appeared and no one seemed to give two craps. Really, of all the "old" guys, only one has had a major recurring role on the show for any great length of time...

-Dusty is playing a role which is good for someone in his position. He's the voice of tradition and old school NWA, giving them a tangible link to the NWA's past. He is still an extremely good promo guy, which is mostly what he does nowadays. He wrestles once in a while in short matches designed to further angles, and is in no way clogging up the top of the card. Hence the lack of any major griping about Dusty.

-As mentioned earlier, they aren't there for very long. On a one week basis it is pretty cool to see guys you haven't seen. Though to be honest, in the last few months there haven't been really old guy returns so much as mid 90's guys (Sandman, New Jack, Awesome, Raven, etc.) so the nostalgia thing is really kind of overstated.

-Most of the new guys don't go into the main angles. Everytime WWE imports/brings back someone recently they shoot directly into the topcard. Hogan vs. McMahon 3rd from the top of WM. Steiner goes 2 straight with the Raw World Champ on PPV. Goldberg's first match will be vs. Rock. Nash immediately enters at World Title level. Michaels the same deal. When TNA brings in new people, they generally tend to enter into more of the midcard angles, with the exception of Raven and D-Lo (Erik Watts doesn't count since though he says he's against Jarrett, he spends most of his time feuding with Dusty seemingly). So there's not a sense that TNA is trying to keep plugging a leak with someone new every month. It's not that WWE is bringing back people that angers folks, it's the fact that every time they bring back someone, it just seems to further limit possible upward mobility for those in the upper-midcard.





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I don't mind it that much...NWA has a small vien of that. WWE...well just close your eyes and hope they go away with in a years time.



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