TNA: Then and Now
by, 10-12-2010 at 12:14 PM (2094 Views)
There was once a time when I paid for the bi-weekly or weekly PPV from TNA... But even then, I was mildly impressed with TNA. However I did find that I enjoyed something there that I didn't see anywhere else. Along the line it became evident that The X-Division was going to be HUGE. Yet they slowly began to almost wipe out that division and those matches. Yet slowly it came back into the light and everything we loved about 2005 TNA leading into 2007 was there once again. Now however, it would seem TNA officials or management feel that the X-Division is only a gimmick that should be used scarecely and only as a "Leading Attraction," rather than the "Main Attraction."
When you think of those days when the X-Division ran, it was different in all the right ways. Now I understand there is risk for everyone involved to get seriously injured. So there is reason enough to limit how much we get. Yet to get to the point that there is RUMOURED to be a PPV based all around on the X-Division, and it doesn't happen... Now that's just sad. How many fans wanted to see that? Probably too many, because everyone was saddly disappointed when all we got was another PPV.
I'd rather not get started on the writing throwing in Hulk Hogan and Bischoff, because I wasn't there when they 'ruined WCW.' Nor was I there when other things they have "done that has hurt the business." So I wont judge on that alone. Just the simple fact that, I'm not a fan of Eric's and I was never really a fan of Hulks. Maybe in the early nWo days, but I've always been a Jake Roberts fan... And trust me, I've gotten shit for that. I've been told I idolised a junkie. Now that may be, but that doesn't take away from things he'd done in the business in the early days. The things that I liked him for. And hell the funny thing is after Jake The Snake, I was a rabid Mick Foley Fan as well as Raven. Why? Cause Mick seemed insane and just plain crazy enough to do a lot of the things he did and allowed to be done to his body. Raven... One move, DDT and I honestly enjoyed his character early on. I felt like I related to his character more then any other wrestling entity at that time. With all that aside and back on track with TNA. I feel that TNA in 2009 until now has become a car crash in slow motion.
Why? Because when you see a car crash, you don't stop and stare. You look once and move on with your life. You might think about it every once in awhile and say to yourself "Thank God (or whatever Higher Power you believe in) it wasn't me."
You might not like what I have to say, you might not agree. Maybe you'll agree or even just enjoy reading what I've written. I can't change your mind, and I wouldn't try too. This is my own personal thoughts. And if you notice that I've only re-written things that have been said before, it's because I feel just like everyone else on this matter. As much as I want to believe TNA IS THE FUTURE! I might just be fooling myself, and if it becomes clear that they are - I'll be just as happy, if not happier.
And if you read, thanks for reading. If you comment, thank you again.