Ehh...I'm not too fond of Hogan with full control even if he denied it. We'll see what happens.I love how people tend to forget that WCW became mainstream with Hogan, Flair, etc. Hypocrisy rules Mayhem once again.
Again, don't jump to conclusions until you see reason too. Everyone needs a second chance in any situation and just because of the whole WCW situation doesn't mean TNA will end up the same way or be any worse. Learning from your mistakes is the entire purpose of life sometimes and everyone continues to miss that. It just goes to show the stupidity in the IWC.
Think I'll have a wank over these tomorrow.
Several top TNA officials, including Dixie Carter and creative head Vince Russo had a meeting with SpikeTV officials in New York City to work on strategies going forward. It was something that had been planned well in advance of yesterday's announcement that Hulk Hogan was coming into the company as the two sides meet several times a year to go over different aspects of the synergy between TNA and Spike. For those interested, Jeff Jarrett was not present. Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff were not there, nor were they scheduled to be as Hogan is in the middle of his media tour.Numerous sources have noted that Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff are not taking over the creative reigns of the company,despite what has been claimed elsewhere. I am sure Hogan will have creative control over how he is used, but Vince Russo, Ed Ferrara, etc. are not being replaced.Obviously, Hogan is going to have some influence.I am told he has suggestions of talents he'd like to see brought into the company but there are no wrestlers or personalities 100% set yet and no one that TNA is required to use as part of the Hogan-Bischoff deal.In regard to rumors of TNA being moved to Mondays, there is nothing to that at this time, according to SpikeTV sources. TNA's production schedule is set through April of 2010 while house show tours are already booked through May. Spike wants to continue to build Impact as their destination show for Thursdays, one of the reasons the Saturday replay was eliminated a few weeks back.
As has been reported, Spike TV is outright denying that there are plans to move TNA iMPACT! to Monday nights, as it remains strongly committed to using the TNA program as a Thursday tentpole. PWInsider.com additionally notes that there are no plans to turn iMPACT! into a live show.
QuoteAs has been reported, Spike TV is outright denying that there are plans to move TNA iMPACT! to Monday nights, as it remains strongly committed to using the TNA program as a Thursday tentpole. PWInsider.com additionally notes that there are no plans to turn iMPACT! into a live show.Not moving iMPACT to face off against the WWE is a smart idea. Try focusing on demolishing ECW's rating or SmackDown's rating and not Raw. Also I wonder why they are so hesitant on not making it live?
I just don't really see the point in making a second show, moving it so it possibly goes head to head against the #1 wrestling program. I don't really know nor care about what days are the best for iMPACT to go live, but getting the program live should be their main focus for know.
And you think celebrities will keep RAW steady forever?The whole damn point of Hogan and Flair is to boost ratings and from that point guys like Angle, Styles, Morgan can draw ratings on their own. You all tend to forget Hogan, Flair and NWO boosted WCW and kept it there. The main problem was they didn't look to expand beyond the veterans. TNA can learn from that and do the right things that WCW didn't.If you have a problem with it, then stay watching Cena vs. Triple H again.The second weekly show is necessary but even if they don't win in ratings, it won't effect TNA since Impact would remain their flagship program. Do you really think UFC gets spectacular ratings on Mondays during RAW every week?
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter- According to Dave Meltzer, one story going around is that Hulk Hogan won't make his debut in the iMPACT Zone until the first of 2010, when football season is over. TNA officials want to work on the build for Hogan's iMPACT debut in hopes of a huge rating.
Partial source: Prowrestling.net- As noted before, this past Thursday's episode of TNA iMPACT scored a 1.3 cable rating. The show drew 1.7 million viewers, up from the 1.4 million from the week before. The video of Hulk Hogan signing with TNA was part of the lowest rated quarter-hour of the show. The final quarter-hour, which featured the Hogan video, drew a 1.18 rating. This was down from the 1.24 rating the show drew in the previous quarter-hour.
Hulk Hogan spoke to Minnesota's City Pages newspaper this week and made some interesting things to say about his relationship with Vince McMahon in the 1980s, how much power he'll have in TNA and what it meant to announce his partnership with TNA at Madison Square Garden. To read the whole interview, visit Citypages.com.Hogan claims that Vince "didn't really understand the business" after buying the company from from his father, Vince McMahon, Sr. "I moved in next door to him in Connecticut and taught him all about lifting weights and riding motorcycles and partying like a mad man; and then I taught him about the wrestling business and making money," Hogan said. "And now I'm doing that again with TNA Wrestling." Hogan also talked himself up as the savior for TNA. He said the company agreed that he could have a "Vince McMahon role" calling the shots for TNA. Hogan says he will be "unofficially" running the promotion and will have the same if not more influence than he had during his run in WCW. "All I told these guys was that they should give me a chance. If they didn't like what I was doing they can tell me to take a hike, but let me have the chance to come in and take a shot at it," Hogan said. "Let the fans and the other wrestlers take a look and decide for themselves what they're in to and I'm confident that I will get this thing rockin'."Hogan is already crediting himself with generating the most buzz for TNA in its history and explains the significance of announcing his partnership with TNA Wrestling at Madison Square Garden in New York City. "The proof is already out there. In the course of a few days we've got more buzz going for TNA Wrestling then it's had in seven years. For example, no other wrestling organization had ever been able to get into Madison Square Garden in New York for like, 100 years, because Vince owns it and his family owned it before him. So I came in and was like, 'Watch this.; And we did a press conference at Madison Square Garden."
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