The Wrestling Thread: 1...2...Only 2!

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  1. Forever Knight

    Forever Knight Eye See You

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  2. Bolt

    Bolt boogie woogie feng shui

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    You're so cute when you try to act ironic, scooter. :laugh:

    In all seriousness, I have a lot of respect for TNA. They encourage honest competition and usually give pushes to the people that deserve them. I just think they're making a lot of the same mistakes that WCW made and WWE is still making, and part of being able to survive anything is learning from the mistakes of others. If they did away with 30% of the dumb storylines and pointless feuds, got rid of dead weight (and stopped buying up ex-WWE superstars just because they're ex-WWE superstars), and tightened up their show, they would probably stand to be the best wrestling promotion in North America.
     
  3. UltraMatt

    UltraMatt Life is showtime

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    So I heard Shaun is the new Diva's champion.

    Grats.
     
  4. Bolt

    Bolt boogie woogie feng shui

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    Holy shit I didn't know you still posted here.
     
  5. Sentinel King

    Sentinel King Banned

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    Seriously? :sly:
     
  6. Forever Knight

    Forever Knight Eye See You

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    Yeah, I gave Malena the 69er pin for the win.
     
  7. Lustful Butchery

    Lustful Butchery Throwing Some Justice!

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    I called rape, but who fucking cares. :thumbs:
     
  8. Izzy

    Izzy "So Fetch!"

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    It's nice to know that Dixie's "You Suck" speech to the TNA roster is now a VINTAGE VIDEO PACKAGE!
     
  9. Forever Knight

    Forever Knight Eye See You

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    Ya she came off like a total bitch. I'm starting to dislike her.

    Anyone else wanna puke when The Anvil returned?... I mean... that gut was just morbidly fat.

    Is something wrong with Super Dave? he looks different in his face, did he have some work done or something or is he just old.

    Alissa Flash beating Traci = :buttrock: I like Flash's leg and bum chub.
     
  10. Punk

    Punk #MissionMiami

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    The Pope = The most electrifying man in sports entertainment.

    I cannot understand the logic of people labeling former Workers because they worked in a different company. It's retarded. I don't hear people saying the Yankees shouldn't sign CC cause he played for another Baseball team!

    I mean seriously, so what if they get some wasted talent by WWE? They turned 89% of those former WWE wrestlers into stars. Matt Morgan, Pope, Tara. All stars that are a major part of the company.

    TNA revitalized Jeff Hardy's career and if it wasn't for them, Vince probably wouldn't have gave him a second chance. So, I don't see why people need to constantly bring up Ex-WWE stars like it's a bad thing.
     
  11. Forever Knight

    Forever Knight Eye See You

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    They bring it up because they believe TNA should focus on pushing the homegrown talent apposed to bringing in former WWE employees.
     
  12. Punk

    Punk #MissionMiami

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    I know that but does it really matter who they worked for prior? Cause I know that you all would hate it if someone didn't hire you if you worked for another business.

    TNA is pushing homegrown talent. Hernandez, AJ Styles, Daniels, Joe, Beer Money, British Invasion. What more do people want for god sakes?
     
  13. Forever Knight

    Forever Knight Eye See You

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    No one is eve r happ y.

    It's true. From wrestling to toku to video games to overweight porn.
     
  14. Punk

    Punk #MissionMiami

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    Edge is now The Rated PG Superstar

     
  15. Misfits923

    Misfits923 BEST IN THE WORLD!!!

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    I hate to break this to you, but alot of those names you just mentioned are not "home grown" talent. At least half of those guys have been popular before TNA started.
     
  16. Punk

    Punk #MissionMiami

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    Just because you were popular in the Indies doesn't mean anything. You are still homegrown. Just because a few thousand internet heads watch you doesn't make you top dog.

    Last Time I checked, Roode and Storm were not recognizable guys before signing with TNA. Same thing with Hernandez.
     
  17. Bolt

    Bolt boogie woogie feng shui

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    I'm not saying they shouldn't sign them at all, just that they shouldn't sign them as way of saying "fuck you!" to WWE after their releases because more often than not they don't even know what to do with them. Hate to break it to you, but just because people like Matt Morgan, Hernandez, and Tara are popular doesn't mean they're any good. I mean, you mentioned Jeff Hardy in the very next sentence, and that guy is like a step under Hogan. Popularity does not equal talent, and talent is the basis on which these stars should be pushed. AJ, Daniels, Red, MCMG, Joe, Angle, yeah, I agree with you, even going back as far as D'Lo Brown and Raven. But those guys are good wrestlers first and good dramatic actors second... you seem to not be able to tell the difference. Popularity can be manufactured, skill cannot.

    And Knight is right, people who are critical of TNA are mostly that way because we see the potential in these "homegrown" stars that just isn't being tapped. If somebody was popular in WWE and gets released, they're automatically popular in TNA, and vice versa, and that ain't right. TNA became as popular as it is because of guys like Styles and Sabin, so why are ex-WWE superstars and microphone jockeys leading the company? It just makes them look like they're not capable of doing it themselves.

    Let's not go overboard... those guys aren't recognizable now. Not outside the realm of TNA fans, anyway. If you asked everybody you knew to raise their hand if they'd heard of any of those guys you mentioned and you'd get a room full of blank stares and full pockets. But the reason that AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, Samoa Joe (!), Jay Lethal, Amazing Red, Alex Shelley, and others are so popular now is because they made a name for themselves in the indies, and that's where people took note of them to begin with. Check the flipside of the coin... who the shit is James Storm? He's "homegrown" and he's about as recognizable as a buntcake in an automobile accident.
     
  18. Punk

    Punk #MissionMiami

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    Lol, Who said they do that?

    From my understand they sign them and actually give them a better role in the company. Half of those misused talents by WWE are being put to use in a better way and mesh with the Originals.

    I do see your point however.
     
  19. Izzy

    Izzy "So Fetch!"

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    Hey, if they're so keen on pushing homegrown talent, why is that Air Styles dude from WCW their champion?

    I can't be the only person who remembers Air Raid...
     
  20. scikaiju

    scikaiju science experiment gone wrong

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    I can't believe I'm not the only guy who remembers it either

    And technically Matt Morgan a "homegrown" WWE guy since he started out in a Tough Enough competition
     
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