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Old 31 Jan 2014, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why couldn't Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan turn TNA into a major threat?

These two played a big part in turning WCW into big competition against the WWE so why couldn't they have achieved the same thing with TNA? What could they have done?































BQ: Can TNA ever be a real threat to the WWE?
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Old 31 Jan 2014, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You missed something in your statement. They're also probably 2 of the biggest reasons why WCW went under lol
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Old 31 Jan 2014, 11:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think they lacked a clear direction, but they said they needed more resources, like better cameras and a bigger budget to make the program better, plus TNA wasn't giving Eric Bischoff full control but I can also understand why Tna wasn't!































BQ: No time soon, they need to focus on TNA and not even consider competing with WWE, that shouldn't even be a topic in TNA but somehow it always turns into one!
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Old 31 Jan 2014, 11:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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They didn't have as many big names to drag away from the WWE. That's the first thing that comes to mind. They didn't have an assload of money coming in from Ted Turner to pretty much spend as they wanted in order to bring in new talents. All that Dixie Carter did was keep to more names on the payroll for a lot longer period of time than they have really shone themselves to be worthy of being there.































BQ: Wrestling on a national and global seems to be imploding rather than exploding. In my view, neither company will regain their former glory and will continue to lose viewers and ratings. You might as well forget about another big invasion angle like the WCW and ECW into the WWE again, because those are really the only sort of things to keep people talking about wrestling on that national and global level as well as the fact that the economy sucks and that will spoil the likelihood of a lot of fans regularly going to shows. In the end, I think it will be a matter of one promotion feasting on the other like a vulture. We all know who that will be. WWE will take the few guys who actually stand out, buy the copyrights and close the door on TNA altogether.
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They were too busy bleeding them dry.
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Old 31 Jan 2014, 11:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The difference is that Bischoff was given a blank check to run WCW which was a company previously known as Jim crockett promotions and was a company that had been around longer than the WWE. So WCw already had a large fan base when Bischoff took it over.































TNA is a upstart company only 12 years old and yes, they are owned by a billionaire but the difference is TNA doesnt have a open check book, they don't have major cable networks like TBS and TNT to promote their product like WCW did. SPIKE TV is great but it doesnt reach as many people as USA Network which airs WWE RAW or TBS or TNT.































Even if TNA was given 200 million dollars they still wouldn't be that much bigger than they are now. Remember, WWE took 35 years to even go national with TV. TNA went world wide in less than 4 years.















You just have to be patient. TNA is trying to grow slowly, and wisely and not make the same financial blunders that the WWE and WCW made as they grew.































If you simply look at the evolution of WWE and WCW you can see TNA is actually growing as a very rapid pace and is running the business much better than WCW or Jim Crockett promotions and WWE were at 12 years of age.
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