Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Cowboy Brian, Oct 6, 2011.
THANK YOU DIXIE CARTER!!!!
and a quote from WrestlingForum.com poster "Boss P" that I fully agree with...
Brother Love is running TNA now?
He LOOOOOOVVVVVEEEESSSS You!
I don't follow the stuff now but I remember him back in the day. The character was lame but I have to admit he made me laugh with the loooove you lines.
No matter that he played that character on TV he's still far better for booking than Russo.
Russo is absolute garbage. This is definately a great move by Carter and TNA.
Zrinkill is more qualified as a wrestling booker than Vince Russo is.
To bad I cannot say the same about 18 year old know-nothings.
I agree with this ..... though I do not think he is good enough to save that hot mess.
Prichard has been around the creative process in pro wrestling for a long time. He actually understands basic booking concepts that have stood the test of time and draw money. I personally think TNA needs a fresher face as head of creative. But Prichard is far better than Russo.
I'm paraphrasing Jackson Pollock, but he once said that in order to break all of the rules and be revolutionary in your work, you first must master playing by the rules so you can understand the boundaries and know how to work outside of them.
I think that's advice Russo could've used. He just thought he could 'break all of the rules' when it came to writing pro wrestling because the traditional booking 'rules' were dumb and outdated. He never understood that there's a reason why many traditional booking 'rules' have been around so long...they've worked.
It depends heavily on a handful of things.
Will he take Sting out of that stupid Joker role? If so then that's a huge first step.
Is he going to get AJ and Samoa Joe back into the main event and going after the belt? That's two huge helps right there.
How far is he going to push this Roode deal? Is he going to give him a much deserved, and overdue, run as the man? If so then he's on the right track.
Will he start phasing Hogan out of the product from a weekly basis standpoint? There is simply no good reason to have Hogan, or Bish, on TV every single week. Neither should be involved in any sort of stable or serious storyline. If he starts doing that then he's once again moving in a positive direction.
If he makes the right moves, and decisions, on just those topics right there he can improve TNA's show by a TON.
I agree with all this as well.
The problem with TNA is they are owned by Panda Energy International and controlled by an administrative board of Panda Energy executives.
This board will push to keep Hogan in the spotlight because he is the most famous wrestler on the roster.
They are very similar to WCW without the huge payroll ...... they are a wrestling company run by people who do not understand or even like pro wrestling.
Getting rid of Hogan, Flair and Bischoff should be #1. TNA was started to be a younger more exciting brand of wrestling. Going back to their roots should be the first priority.
They need to make some changes...Sting needs to be Sting again. Say bye-bye to Jeff Hardy permanently...the business is obviously not suited to him. Get rid of Hogan too & let him play with his midgets. Z would not want to work for them. He would probably have to take a paycut!
All of these are excellent points and I definately agree with them.
I would hope that Ric would be able to stay in wrestling somehow...just not wrestling. I bet Vince would give him a job. How about get rid of Vicki & let Ric have a stable of guys he could manage. Fans love the guy..he's infinitely more entertaining than Hulk & Eric.
I'd keep Hardy. When he's on he's one of the most entertaining in the industry.
Problem is he's completely unreliable. And he's the type of guy that would be on top of a 'wrestling death pool' list. If, god forbid, that did happen...the criticism TNA would get isn't worth having him on the roster.
Can't really argue that. However it also can be said, he can captivate an audience in the ring like Punk can on the mic.
He's no longer worth the baggage...he is good & fun to watch but so are alot of others. Move on. He has already messed up there just as he did in WWE. Actually even a bigger screwup because that was a PPV & fans pay alot of money to watch. He is not suited for the business any longer. He is not dependable. He can go work for the tattoo industry..write a book..
They gave him another chance. I hope he proves doubters wrong, but I dont know if he can.