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Bobby Lashley said that it’s time for Impact Wrestling to hurt the WWE just like how WCW did. I know Impact Wrestling has failed to do so in the past but do you think they could hurt the WWE just like how WCW did?
I don't want to be a party pooper... but, I can't see TNA Wrestling ever competing with WWE. I can't see Impact Wrestling ever competing with Raw. I hope I am wrong. I want to be wrong! Competition is great for the industry. The better TNA gets, the more pressure it is on WWE. Like you said, we saw it with WCW, but times are so much different. Here in the United States, WWE will forever be on top. I do know that TNA Wrestling out beats WWE in viewership numbers in various international countries, which is great, but for TNA to be like WCW... I don't see that ever happening.
What do you think of TNA using the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., as their base of operations for shows? I mean, they're already based out of Nashville, and the city has a high profile that could really benefit the company. It probably would be more cost effective to build an audience there.
I would like to ask... Why TNA would use a 20,000 seat arena? Why should they even use that? Yes, the company is based out of Nashville. And I do agree that the city has a high profile in regards to wrestling, but I think there has to be some reason why TNA doesn't run shows in Nashville. When was the last time they did? There is absolutely no way they would sell out the arena; It doesn't even matter if they are based in the very city. For example, there were some nights that the company couldn't even sell out the Manhattan Center.
Does being the onscreen girlfriend of Samuel Shaw having something to do with Brittany choosing not to remain in TNA?
When Brittany and TNA went their separate ways, I contacted Brittany for a comment, but she hasn't answered. If I had to make an assumption, her contract probably ended and the company either didn't want to re-sign her or they couldn't come to terms on a new deal. Brittany's on-air role probably didn't have anything to do with it, never say never though, but I would think she would be proud to be in a prominent role. The story she was in was very intriguing and it was only benefiting her. Either way, it is disappointing.
Do you think: Carlito, Ashley Massaro, Beth Phoenix, Candice Michelle, Chris Masters, Maxine, Melina, Cody Rhodes (since his dad and brother were with TNA before), and Zack Ryder (to see him against Robbie E in a dream match) should come to TNA Wrestling?
Lots of names here. I would never frown on anyone coming into TNA Wrestling strictly because it is a place for them to work, be recognized, and have an opportunity. For example, Drew McIntyre coming to TNA doesn't make me cringe. I like Drew and I am glad he is getting an opportunity. What I don't like is when recognizable TNA stars that have a well developed character leave... From Velvet Sky to Bully Ray to Samoa Joe. You can say "get rid of the old and bring in the new" all day long, but if you get rid of your recognizable stars that the audience spent a lot of their time to get invested in, while they can still preform at a high level, why even bother watching anymore if you know those characters will leave anyway? There needs to be a balance... There needs to be a right transition.
As for the names, anyone would fit into the company. There are two names I want to point out though... Cody Rhodes and Zack Ryder. For Cody, not only do I think he won't come to TNA, but I don't think he should. I honestly think he has a better chance in WWE. I think he can be a main event talent, but will WWE make him? Hard to say at this point, but at least he is showcased in a role that is frequently featured. He's more secure in WWE than he would be in TNA. As for Zack Ryder... I don't think anyone characterized Ryder vs. Robbie E as a "Dream match". Ryder is an underrated talent and it's quite a shame. I remember his time in ECW (when it was reborn) and he was so impressive. As for Robbie E, he can also work. His charisma outshines most. I wouldn't mind seeing them fight, but I question whether I would pay for it. If the story is strong enough, sure!!
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