Originally posted by the earlier-posted link from The Tennesseean"In the last 10 years, I don't think … any company that's paid for TV has survived," said Bryan Alvarez, editor of wrestling newsletter Figure Four Weekly and co-host of Wrestling Observer Live.
"It's too expensive, and once you pay for TV, you're always paying for TV. I'm not sure where they see themselves making money."
I'll vouch for that from experience. TV time is damn expensive, and it's a struggle for anybody not named WWE to keep up the cash flow to keep your product on the air.
Unless you've got a Viacom-type deal to get paid for your product, you can't survive long putting your wrestling on TV...at least not on the scale you want to be on.
Find thee some more money marks, NWA-TNA. You're gonna need 'em. (And seeing as how we're NWA-affiliated, and we have some of their guys on our shows under indy bookings, I sure as hell hope they do.
Star wipe, and...we're out. Thrillin' ain't easy.
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Finally, something good on FSN. DirecTV gives us the Minnesota FSN in my area, even though friends of mine with digital cable get the Wisconsin version. Why would I care about the Vikings, the T-Wolves, the Wild, & the Twins? But TNAW means I have a reason to go back to it. I'll just have to figure out what channel number it is again...
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Originally posted by Mayhem TNAW is a horrible name ... if they do that, then they couldn't use the whole "this is the same Heavyweight Championship that Ric Flair, Harley Race, Ricky Steamboat, etc. wore" ...
Fridays at 3pm EST ... yeah there's a real winner.
Friday at... wait, let it sink in... 3 PM?! They might as well declare bankrupcy and sell their soul to WWE now, most people aren't even home at 3 PM.
And yes Mr. Boffo, Im gonna have trouble finding that damn channel too- Im thinking Channel 24 or 36... hmmm...
In the Florida Driver's Manual, under "Bad Driving Habits", the book lists distracting things a responsible driver should not do while driving. This list includes, "Reading" ...*sigh* ...I have given up.
I don't think it would work, because there is already so much free wrestling on television now. And if they are going to put a show on with both Raw and Smackdown! superstars on it, the WWE would make us pay to see it.