Don't talk to me about back in the day. I have been around a lot longer and I know how it works. The random flavor of the month opponents would make more sense then giving jeff hardy a title shot. If you truly believe that he's trustworthy enough right now to carry the company, your dead wrong. Jeff Hardy hasn't brought in any higher numbers than anyone else on the roster right now. The ratings prove that. And your wrong, please re-read what you and icon wrote then my reply, go slowly so it has time to bring full understanding and you'll see that what I posted has a direct relevance to your opinions and the topic.
Good blog. Much better than your last one. j/k.
While I agree wholeheartedly that Hardy should not be in the title picture, he is a major draw for TNA. He was a top draw in WWE when he lost. And regardless of what happened at Victory Road, the fans love him and TNA is going to try and capitalize on that. This is exactly what I'm talking about in my last blog. The people who have a name, should be complimenting the young cornerstones, not overshadowing them.
Good job man.
"TNA is in a ratings slump because they don't promote their product well enough." Ok, you're right? you're statement has nothing to do with what Icon and I are both saying. Jeff Hardy is one of their biggest names,and has a huge fan base, shuffling him around the main event makes plenty of sense especially in terms of "promoting their product." If Roode-Styles and Roode-Storm don't bring in the high numbers, why not see how a Roode-Hardy match does? The Storm-Roode feud could be epic in the long run, which is why they don't NEED TO RUSH IT. It is a money feud that will be huge no matter what, even one year from now @ BFG 2012. Maybe that's the way it should work, back in the day, feuds ran for years sometimes so teasing Storm-Roode for a long-term program could be great for TNA. After Genesis, have Storm come out,saying he's over his concussion, he's done with Angle, now he wants his title shot, and Roode refuses to give it to him. Have it go on for months as Roode keeps cheating to keep the belt and Storm keeps raising hell. That way Roode builds his heel credibility and Storm becomes a super red hot face. This program with Angle only makes Storm better, and Roode needs some more polishing as well. I'd rather see them butt heads when their more over and more established than have a premature match just because some fans don't have any patience. The drawn out feud can only make their eventual matches even better. If you finish up Roode/Storm right now, then what's next? Random flavor of the month opponents?
Originally Posted by Theicon
Jeff Hardy is a big draw isnt that painfully obvious?????????
If by a huge draw you mean about a 1.23 rating, then yes. Bottom line is he should not even be given a title shot. I happen to like Jeff Hardy, but it doesn't blind me where his actions are concerned. He has no right to be called the #1 contender yet. He shamed himself, his friends, his family, TNA, his co-workers, tarnished the prestige of the Championship belt, ect... Do you really believe that trust and responsibility should be blindly given back to him just a short time after his falling out? This was a good blog, and it shows just how ignorant the booking is in TNA. It's also a testament to how desperate TNA is for a couple viewers, sacrificing dignity and honor for a measly ratings spike.
Originally Posted by CrowOfMurders
TNA is in a ratings slump, this could be a way to see if Hardy can still draw, just because it's a title shot, doesn't mean he's getting the belt again. This could be done to a) put over Bobby Roode as a heel b) continue the feud with Jeff Jarrett by having him screw over Hardy c) gauge fan support for Hardy after all his drama. It's ONE title shot, let's see where it goes before bitching and moaning about how butthurt Hardy's title shot is making you. I'm glad they're not rushing the James Storm feud, his program with Angle was a brilliant move to put him over and give him some fantastic matches with the best wrestler alive. Storm-Roode can have an amazing feud later down the line,especially when Roode is more established as a strong heel. TNA hasn't swept Hardy's mistake under the rug,if anything they've made it the forefront of his return storyline, and it's especially juvenile to equate one storyline title shot to "If i do drugs, I can be as successful as Jeff Hardy" imbecilic ideology.
^^^^^ this dialed down a bit. AJ just got a title shot and lost. I see him continuing if at least for one more week against Roode. It would seem Roode and Storm have unfinished business hopefully at a bigger ppv like lock down. If Roode goes over Hardy sort of would cement him as a big deal especially after tna went out of there way to try and show Hardy still has it. I also see storm beat angle clean 123 in the middle of the ring angle is leavin around the end of jan. Jarretts out, hogan, flair,sting and even russo are all taking back seats let us see how much these young guys draw. I like them and there talented but lets wait and see. I have been enjoying the ride.
I will say I hope they don't give the belt to Hardy. If they do they are going over the triumphant comeback hollywood type story. Although for now its a true one for hardy hope he beats his demons. I have never really been a fan of his but i still wish him well
@theicon, He is a draw. That's one thing, but they did this WAY TOO FAST! This gives both TNA and wrestling alone a bad name!
@crowofmurders, TNA is in a ratings slump because they don't promote their product well enough. The James Storm-Robert Roode feud would be best right now because it would put Roode even better as a heel. Look at when Triple H betrayed HBK back in 2002. That's what this should be like! That could be the best feud of 2012!
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