I'm pretty much convinced that a fair few of those that frequent the TNA section must genuinely be TNA employees, no one is that loyal to a single product where they will not accept any slight criticism at all by anyone and flip flop from stance to stance to keep up the overly pro TNA fan facade. I know a siege mentality can do strange things to people but we are full on Stepford Wives with a lot of them.
I try to be generally positive over the product these days, WWE and TNA both but these guys could teach Jim Jones a thing or two about ingraining blind loyalty and a willingness to follow no matter what. It really puts me off watching TNA and it certainly puts me off admitting to others that I'm a fan. I know it shouldn't really bother me and that I should be adult enough to just ignore it but it's like driving by a car crash, you just can't help yourself from rubber necking.
Try telling them this though and you're just flipped off as a disparager of the product and they refuse point blank to listen to what you may have to say and believe that you can't be a 'genuine' fan and instead are some WWE fan boy who is merely stating that you are a TNA fan in order to go on the offensive about it. This is really disturbing and yes I've had this stated to me more than once.
I Suppose I can't do a lot about it though, I've been trying for a while now and they seem to have become generally worse over the last 12 months. TNA success seems to breed this mentality into them even more, which is a shame because it's really great for the business as a whole to have a potential genuine competitor/alternative out there to turn to and shouldn't be just a tool for a bunch of insecure people to beat other products fans with.
Oh I know there are WWE fans out there who are just as bad if not worse but generally WWE fans (as well as other wrestling feds fans) are at least able to be objective about the product and be critical about it, where it's due.
I hope this is enough to get some decent conversation going that Robbie eagerly craves.
Plus I eagerly await DRG's rebuttal.