Originally posted by Jeremy BorashI'll kick off this edition of From the Inside with some big news for us at TNA. Starting a week from this Wednesday, TNA will now have a 30 minute weekly pre-show that will air before the PPV absolutely free. The show will feature many of the elements you see each week on Xplosion, as well as some exclusive stuff counting down the minutes until we go live. As of right now, the show will be carried by iN Demand PPV, with more affiliates likely to be added in the future.
Well that's kind of interesting, & probably a good idea for them ...
TNA will really need that extra half-hour to hype their card, because the casual fan will not know what to expect going into the actual show. They could get a few extra buys if they suddenly announce something big like an impromptu world title match during the free half-hour. It could really help make certain matches look less thrown-together and TNA could toss in a few of those amazing vignettes (e.g. the Chris Daniels package) to really hammer the point that they have stars people WANT to pay to see.
LS: You're sure going into the women's locker room will get us on TV? GD: Absolutely! And if it doesn't, I've got Max Mini ready to come out of retirement. HE'LL get us on Raw! Nothing spells ratings like MIDGETS!
Okay, with Takeover this weekend, we're back to Business as Usual here. This wound up being a decent enough go-home show, but kind of as with Survivor Series, the build hasn't been as consistent as you might like.