So what are the chances of TNA popping up somewhere else on TV? Spike is sort of at the bottom of the barrel. I don't know what their options would be. And without TV, do they go on? Really trim down and become an indy? DVD releases of house shows? I don't see it.
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Post by executioner on Jul 28, 2014 11:08:58 GMT -5
I am not sure what cable tv channel would pick them up. I really cannot see TNA surving as a web-show only promotion or as a large indy living off of DVD sales. If the ratings were not there with Spike, I just don't see much of a future.
It is really too bad. TNA had a few good years from about 2006 to 2008 and then it went downhill very quick.
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TNA won't survive without some sort of TV deal and I'd think they can't survive without a pretty good TV deal. If TNA got a significantly smaller TV deal and tried to make it work they would likely have to make major changes and drop a LOT of their current talent. It would take a major overhaul of their business to make a smaller deal work for their company.
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You'd have to think that aside from Angle & Hardy, perhaps Bully Ray & maybe Samoa Joe, there probably would not be alot of interest from WWE regarding the talent. I'm pretty sure if WWE wanted TNA wrestlers, they would have locked them up before they became TNA wrestlers. Still boggles my mind that WWE made little or no effort to make contact with Styles, Daniels & Kazarian. If they had no interest in them, do you really think they've targeted an Eric Young???
Post by amazingbadger on Jul 28, 2014 23:46:32 GMT -5
I could see some of them going to Japan, particularly Bobby Roode, James Storm and Samoa Joe. Sanada and Tigre Uno will just go back to Wrestle 1 and AAA respectively. Perhaps some of the X-Division guys will be able to follow them there if they're lucky?
Crazy to think that TNA has been around longer than the original ECW was.
Crazy because ECW was awesome, and TNA sucked. Can you imagine if Heyman had a bottomless financial resource like Mr. Carter's bank account? ECW would have blown both WCW and TNA out of the water. The real accomplishment is the $$$$ Hogan and pals were able to milk from the Carter's years after TNA should have closed their doors.