Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Hardcore Justice or Harcore Failure?

Hello All

I'm back again with today with another blog entry! I was giving this one alot of thought because its something that actually brothers me alot.....TNA Hardcore Justice.

All the views in this blog are my own and you don't have to agree with what i have written and that's OK because if everyone liked the same thing life would be boring.

This blog to most of you will sound like I hate TNA and ECW which is completely untrue I like both promotions and was a huge fan of ECW (just look at my VHS Collection!!!) and I like TNA I just think this could be a very bad business move for them.

So with that said... on with the blog!! and to set the scene here is a recap of what has happened.....

I'm sat at home watching impact a couple of weeks ago and when Abyss and RVD are in the ring the Former ECW Crew (Foley,Dreamer, Rhyno,Raven&Richards) come out to the ring and start giving a beating to Abyss then as the melee unfolds they beat up TNA talent as they try to come down to stop the ECW group.

After a few minutes of Brawling (and the arrivals of Diamond,Snow&Brown) Dixie gets out of her seat and proclaims 'I invited them' this then stops the melee and everyone looks blankly at Dixie as Impact goes off the air.

Last Week Dixie comes to the ring and invites the ECW crew out and Dreamer cuts a promo (basically Saying) Vince destroyed ECW legacy and that they want one more night for people to remember the old ECW and what it stood for.

Since then we have now been told that ECW will have its own PPV Hardcore Justice.

Now here's my problem with this Since 2005 there has been (to my Knowledge) at least 3 ECW reunion shows:

  • ECW One Night Stand 2005
  • Hardcore Homecoming
  • ECW One Night Stand 2006
and on top of this Everyone knew that once Vince Mcmahon brought back ECW he would create it in his on Image.

If you watch The Rise and Fall of ECW Mcmahon says on there when talking about ECW getting a TV deal with TNT "I called Paul and Congratulated him and I told him that he would have to change his style he is not catering to just one hardcore part of the audience anymore he's got to be catering to everyone when on national TV"

That quote is something that TNA should take notice of...........

For me TNA has taken yet another great opportunity and screwed it up. Impact in the past few weeks has got so much better than it was at the beginning of the year the flair/lethal stuff has been awesome, Hardy,Anderson,Pope have all been entertaining and the feud between beer money and Motor City Machine Guns has been tremendous also.

So why is Dixie an owner of TNA of that is paying the likes of Hogan,Bischoff,Anderson,Hardy lots of money to be there to try and get the TNA brand out there and try to draw interest in TNA's product and trying to get TNA to that next level feel that she can kill the momentum of Impact and TNA anytime she pleases? it makes no business sense if Bischoff and Hogan knew this was going to happen to them I don't think they would of signed up.

Hardcore Justice is not going to showcase any of TNA's Talent and on top of that they only have a few weeks to build this PPV up.

I would rather see AJ Styles, Anderson, Hardy, Pope, Morgan, Hernandez,Beer Money, Jay Lethal than seeing a bunch of guys from ECW (which closed down nearly 10 years ago) If I wana see ECW i can look at the VHS and the DVD's.

Its no disrespect to the old ECW Guys because they will put on the very best show they can but I just feel that 'The Hardcore Era' is dead in wrestling and that wrestling has moved on.

If I could give one piece of advice to TNA it would be this "Don't go where a path has already been made, Go and make a new path for people to follow"

Thats Jon422002's Wrestleview

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