Richard Reacts – Dixie Carter, The IWC & The Fate Of TNA Wrestling

What should be ignored…

There are a segment of people that want TNA Wrestling to fail. I believe those same people want WWE to fail. One of the reasons why I started this website and chose this as my career was that I was sick and tired of the barrage of negativity. The ICW by nature is a critical bunch. I’m not distancing myself from it either. I’m very much a part of the IWC and sometimes we get caught up.

We’re all guilty of overanalyzing things and problems are much easier solved behind a computer than they are in a locker room. However, it’s important that we keep ourselves in check. We need to be asking, what is it we want? Why are we so obsessed with this wacky business? The reason is we want to be entertained.

We know good entertainment when we see it and we want to see it… all the time. Pro wrestling fans are a very passionate group of people. Men, women and children from all over the world are attracted to it and most of us have no shame in enjoying a business that’s both sport and entertainment.

When you add in the over analyzation and the passion, criticism is usually generated. I think we need to be careful of what exactly we’re criticizing. I don’t agree with everything in TNA nor do I agree with everything in WWE. In fact, there are things that both do that I find detestable – and I don’t care to call out either when I see it

But I do want WWE and TNA to succeed because I want the business to succeed. I love pro wrestling. I love being entertained and I love what I do for a living.

I’m calling everyone to ignore blatant negativity. Ignore assumptions passed off as fact. And ignore overly critical people.

Page 5 – The fate of TNA Wrestling…

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  • Peter Brian Hoover Jr

    Great article, Richard!

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Richard Gray

      Thanks Peter, I appreciate that.

  • BIG M

    I know TNA have never released any financial stuff so we will never really know if they have ever turned a profit.
    All I know is if you go by the “released” numbers New Japan Pro wrestling is the most profitable wrestling company in the world behind WWE.
    And for that reason I don’t consider TNA the second biggest wrestling company in the world and in my opinion no one should.

  • Justin Lal

    Great job on page 4 Richard. That was well said.

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Richard Gray

      Thanks Justin

  • Scott Davies

    TNA should go back to what made them famous & that’s with the X Division. The X Division was the hottest thing in Wrestling & TNA killed their own money drawer. That’s one part I think TNA has gone wrong. I also feel cashing in that title like a mitb brief case diminished the title. The De-Push of Samoa Joe, who is better then an upper mid-carder like he has been booked since 2010. I don’t hate TNA I want to see it succeed, but TNA needs something interesting, besides a stolen CM Punk angle. To me that makes TNA look bush league.

  • David Jr.

    Best Line “As with most stories, I think the truth is found in the middle.”

  • LeftyTosser

    Richard, I don’t always agree with your view of things, but I will take my hat off to you and your work on this piece. Good reporting, not a ton of bias and well written. Thanks!

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Richard Gray

      Thanks I appreciate it.

  • mike

    Wow the whole next page thing is making me want to stop reading the articles. Why was it changed to thus?

  • Basima

    What is the big idea about spreading articles on multiple pages? Are you on a per click rate? It makes of the articles presentation look amateur and annoying to read! it has heavily degraded the quality of your site! Kind regards.

  • Eddie Edwards

    Can we please get rid of the pages?

  • gianni

    great article. i really like this site because its not so negative and whiny like other wrestling sites/forums. keep it up

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Richard Gray

      Thanks!

  • Michael

    I was going to read this article but the length of time it takes to go from page to page I can’t really be bothered