Originally Posted by Rich Cranium
I've always said that TNA has one major problem, and its that it has a responsibility to cater to two completely different demographics.
TNA: IMPACT! airs on Spike TV, the first network for men which caters to the 18-34 male demographic. So they need to use cheap tricks like violence, sexual themes and profanity to cater to an adult crowd.
However, IMPACT! is taped in WALT DISNEY WORLD in Orlando Florida, which means that THERE ARE A LOT OF CHILDREN IN THE AUDIENCE. These two things seem to be at constant odds with one another. It is offensive to have TNA use profanity and over the top blood and violence in front of children in that way, simply for the greater good of catering to a national audience. Do children really need to see Crimson virtually murder Abyss with a bat full of nails?
I've always said TNA needs to do one of two things. 1) Film IMPACT! at another venue where they can get a more adult audience. Or 2) Switch Networks, become PG, and begin filming IMPACT! as a wrestling-centric program on the Dysney channel.
I know everyone is gonna say that last idea is absurd, but really. Consider how conflicting it is to have Spike TV and Disney World associated with one another. You can not adequately satisfy the needs of both parties.