The Wrestling Observer is reporting that TNA has implemented a policy to no longer "paper" their pay-per-view events feeling it's not good long-term business to give tickets away for free. TNA would often paper their pay-per-view events the week before the show due to lackluster ticket sales to make the venue appear full to the television audience. Last Sunday's Hard Justice pay-per-view drew 3,500 fans to the 8,500 seat Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey, another figure that has to be considered disappointing. By not giving away free tickets for Hard Justice, TNA combated the appearance of empty seats by moving nearly all of the fans to one half of the arena to give the illusion to the television audience that they drew a packed arena. One side of the arena had nearly all of fans whereas the hard camera side was practically deserted sans a few fans in the ringside seats.
Think I'll have a wank over these tomorrow.
yes seeing a wrestling company with bad ticket sales is hilarious......
What's funny is that they're so high on themselves and think they're so much better than WWE but they can't even half-fill a much smaller arena for a pay-per-view.
what would you suggest? them to think that they will never be anywhere as good or popular as WWE?if they don't try and believe in themselves then they will never have a chance.
First thought is "paper"ing came from the fact many free tix were later used for TP.
You're putting words in my mouth. It's not that. It's that they make claims and don't have anything to back those claims up. They jump into things and sign big names to look like they can compete and it continuously blows up in their face.They don't have to come out and say they're the #1 promotion or that thye're better than WWE in order to be a credible wrestling promotion.
TJ.... Thank you for a good laugh... The deserves a rep...Now onto the actual subject... TNA needs to keep the PPV in Orlando.... With the way the American economy is it is too costly to travel. People aren't going to by tickets because times are tough. SO stay in Orlando and maybe explore smaller venues in Georiga, Alabama and other parts of Florida for PPV's if you want to take the show on the road.
I have to completely disagree with Cannon here. TNA needs to move their PPVS internationally. There is no doubt TNA's biggest fan base is not in North America and especially when the UK house shows sold up to 5000/10000 seats and they are only getting 1000/2000 in the US then they really need to have the PPVS in the UK, India, Australia, Japan etc. If TNA doesn't move some PPVs outside of N.America or if they go back to Orlando they will NEVER progress and they WILL die. Simple as.
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