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Thursday, July 18, 2013

IF TNA were to go down...

What would you like to see happen before it goes?

They could be storylines, dream matches, anything, really...

Me personally? Bring in Russo and carcrash the shit out of it. Let's at least have some fun as we're going down, eh? Frontline Vs. The OverPaid Club II (sort of).

65 comments:

  1. Powerbomb Christy Hemme through a flaming table, and forget about it 15 seconds later.

    Shut up and take my bandwidth!

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  2. Hogan single-mutant handly not only defeat all of Aces and Eights, but the entire TNA roster in a two hour glorious Hulkmania final episode. The show fades to black with him holding Dixie in one arm, Brooke in the other with all the belts around his torso.

    Then we never hear from Hulk again.

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  3. It'd be quite funny if they did one final episode that they openly billed as WCW Nitro and just had everyone running their WCW gimmicks. Bit of nWo and whatnot. How funny.

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  4. Pretty much a forgone conclusion Hogan is winning the title now.

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  5. Let the MEM destroy the Aces and then turn them Heel (with Bully Ray turning, in a suit) and then let them feud against the other TNA guys. Samoa Joe should be Face and let them go to a final Angle vs Joe Iron Man Match at Bound for Glory. Also Daniels vs Sting,

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  6. Austin Aries literally facefucks Christy Hemme.

    Smell the cumrate~!

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  7. Ladder match involving Jeff Hardy, Sabin, Aries, Bully and Devon.

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  8. I would like to see a better #2 company emerge in the aftermath.

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  9. That's a good point. I wonder if that'd even happen? Is there still even a market for a #2 promotion?!

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  10. This thread might look kind of udd if TNA is still in existence one year from now. But you did put the if part to it.

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  11. Cross promotion invasion angle with ROH?

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  12. Because Hulkamania 2013 = $

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  13. Charismatic e-Negro Jef VinsonJuly 18, 2013 at 6:24 AM

    We all know that the last episode of Impact will feature Hogan posing in the ring and playing air guitar with the TNA belt for 2 hours before HHH comes in the ring, hits him with the Pedigree and has Aurora pin him to become the last TNA champion.

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  14. haha Might as well tbh

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  15. Dirty_Dave_DelaneyJuly 18, 2013 at 6:32 AM

    Scum versus Aces and Eights to decide which one is the shittier stable! Davey Richards versus Kurt Angle in the battle of foreseeable concussions and aggravated neck injuries!

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  16. AJ gets one last run at the top, and the final Main Event picture is Joe, Daniels and AJ again. The Abyss/Park thing plays itself out.

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  17. Dirty_Dave_DelaneyJuly 18, 2013 at 6:37 AM

    A darker part of me kinda wishes they had turned that into a permanent gimmick for Austin Aries because at least it would have caused Christy to quit the company and free up some more money!

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  18. I think there is. But you need the money and current stars and not some from 30 years ago. When WCW had Hogan, they didn't turn the ratings. They were strong, but just on par. When they got Hall and Nash it made boom, and they went away... a #1 promotion would need guys like Cena, Orton, Batista, Sheamus, Punk, Rock or so.


    Why doesn't TNA cooperate with House of Hardcore? They have a lot well known names.

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  19. If TNA were to really close shop, and had a few months to run with it, I'd like to see Jeff Jarrett return to reclaim/kill off his creation.

    Have him return, just completely run down and go off about what has become of the promising upstart he started, and vow to no longer stand by and watch his legacy get flushed down the toilet. He is here to put down the dying dog thatis TNA.

    To help, he can bring back any number of names that Dixie, Hulk, Bischoff, and Russo have screwed over (would actually be a pretty talented roster). You can dissension between guys like AJ, Joe, Daniels, and other longtime/original employees about whether or not to join Jarrett's crusade or keep the status quo.

    It ends with Jarret and Co in the middle of the ring victorius, either inside the Impact Zone, or better yet the Nashville Fairgrounds

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  20. Finally what we've all been dreaming about as wrestling fans... finally after all these years... no more fantasy booking and wonderland imaginations... it could actually happen... WWE VS TNA Invasion!

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  21. Ms. Tessmacher and Taryn Terrell HLA Live Sex Celebration

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  22. Lance Russell sternly lecturing Hogan for two hours.

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  23. They could go full Cornette on the deal and make it an insurrection, the return of Southern wrestling, a Hart Foundation redux. A big-enough section of the WWE audience knows who these guys are.

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  24. Scream09_HartKillerJuly 18, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    He could book himself as the top face for a year. That'll kill off his creation.

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  25. elvylanda made the new onscreen authority figure--ennui ensues.

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  26. I have NO idea how the firing of Bruce Pritchard and D'Lo Brown indicates the end of TNA. Pritchard wasn't doing his job and deserved to be fired. He constantly was letting contracts expire or get to near expiration including a top talent in Bobby Roode. D'Lo, while I'm sure he is a good agent, isn't a big loss either.


    How does this mean TNA is going under? It blows my mind how much the internet fans blow everything out of proportion. Now if Hogan quit or Hardy was released then yes it could indicate something, but BROTHER LOVE AND D'LO BROWN? Come on guys. TNA is in great shape. Their house shows are drawing better than ever before and they are actually getting money for ticket sales on their Impact tapings unlike the free tickets at the Impact Zone.


    My money is that they let Jeff Jarrett do the booking or bring back Russo. Who knows?

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  27. He did that for the first couple years and TNA didn't go under.

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  28. Late payments. That's never a good sign, mate.

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  29. Hogan & Brooke are seen in his office watching snow falling outside. The image cuts to
    an exterior shot of the impact zone. At that moment, Brooke and Bischoff are seen in an apartment building, with Brooke playing with a
    snow globe. Hogan arrives home from a day of work, and it is clear
    from the uniform he wears and the dialog in this scene that he works in
    construction. "Bischoff" is revealed to be Hogan's father, and thus Brooke's grandfather. Hogan laments to his father, "I don't understand
    this autism thing, Pop. Here's my son. I talk to him. I don't even know
    if he can hear me, because he sits there, all day long, in his own
    world, staring at that toy. What's he thinking about?" As Brooke shakes
    the snow globe, he is told by his father to come and wash his hands for
    dinner. Hogan places the snow globe on the family's television set and
    walks into the kitchen with Brooke and Bischoff; as they leave the
    room, the camera closes in on the snow globe—which holds a replica ofthe impact zone .

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  30. Or just bring them all into the ring and have the Shield's music play... but 3MB comes out instead and squashes the entire TNA roster. Would be kind of fitting

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  31. Bah, late payments have happened all the time with TNA. They released talent that they had no use for. All the talent they released were jobbers or lower midcarders that would never get over. It was a smart move for Impact. If they want to get jobbers, they could just do what WWE did/does and use the local indy talent and pay them in experience.

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  32. It's all fair, I just have my suspicions and i'm sure as hell not the only one.


    I'm not saying it's gunna be gone by the morning, but all i'm saying is it's all quite sudden, and not exactly encouraging.

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  33. This may be indicative of nothing, but Destination X is selling terribly in Louisville tonight. I just picked up a first row lower level ticket for $15 - Section 110, on the side of the ring. For Destination X. On the DAY OF THE SHOW. If TNA isn't a company that's crashing and burning, they're certainly doing a good job impersonating one.

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  34. (Reads the booking sheet w/the entire Aces and Eights concept)



    "What in the Sam Hill is this???? Hey now....come on.......what is Brooke doing here? Knock that stuff off!....."

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  35. Call me crazy but I like Christy Hemme in her role....not sure how much she makes, but I hope its on a per-appearance deal and not a large upper six-figure salary

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  36. I'd like to see Daniels get a title win. He's been a great talent, he was one of the original TNA guys, and he's never gotten the world title. He likely wouldn't get picked up by WWE, so it would be nice to reward him before the lights go out.

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  37. Eek. Yeh, I saw them plugging on Twitter. That's really not good.

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  38. Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan call all the talent to the stage and proceed to shoot on them and blame them for the company going under as the audience watches, stunned. They then say the only way to save the company is to create a star for the future - the perfect wrestler, with the talent of Hogan and the brains of Bischoff. They demand Garrett Bischoff and Brooke Hogan come down to the ring and make a superbaby, RIGHT NOW.


    HOGAN: Make us a Ho-Schoff, brothers! With the combined megapowers of Hulkamania and Bischoff-phrenia, that baby will save TNA, isn't that right, Sting-Mon?


    STING: I dunno, Hulk, this seems really...


    HOGAN: That's enough out of you, Stinger! Now Garrett, drop a little of that ol' Bischoff-knowledge on my daughter's yawning chasm, brother!


    .... I'm sorry. That came from a very dark place in me.

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  39. Worst_in_the_WorldJuly 18, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Oh man, you know what insane off-the-wall never been done idea I'd love to see TNA try before they go out of business?


    Putting the belt on James Storm and running with a dominant babyface champion for a year.


    Nuts, right???


    Seriously, way more than having a terrible company name, Russo gimmick booking, Hogan eating up TV, mutant fans at the Impact Zone and all that, I'd say their biggest failing has been that they've never EEEEEVER built up a new babyface and ran with him as the centerpiece. It's been what, 10 years of Double J-esque heels as the focus of the TV show. Who the fuck wants to watch that?


    They've pretty much killed Storm off with terrible booking, but if I were them I'd make one last hail mary attempt with Magnus. Hopefully they've ditched the heatless "homeless AJ Styles as savior" angle, and will just have Magnus with the BFG series and the belt. I'm not saying Magnus is anything close to a sure thing (though I think a pushed-to-the-moon Storm would have been just that), but it's worth a try.

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  40. Yeah, they kinda take that "The money is in the chase!" philosophy to a crazy extreme. The chase is great, yes, but it's gotta build to a big moment of triumph that catapults someone to stardom. They nearly managed it last year with Austin Aries but hot-shotted the belt back to Jeff for whatever reason. James Storm also could've been a guy but that dried up.

    Bully Ray is the kind of long reigning heel that should MAKE a new star so I'm with you on the Magnus idea. He's not the best guy they have but he's fresh and constantly improving - see if you can make a star rather than just jumbling the cards with the same main eventers all the time.

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  41. I was with you until the last line as it's the only part I could never see happening.

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  42. But would it have if Panda hadn't bought them out?

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  43. And the money they get on their ticket sales--does that offset the cost of going on the road?

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  44. Worst_in_the_WorldJuly 18, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Austin Aries last year 100% could have been that guy, totally agree. I said it around BFG last year and I'll say it again— TNA spectacularly fucked up not one but TWO chances to make money-drawing babyface stars. They could have just stayed the course and just had Storm go over Roode for the title at BFG, which could have been f'n huge. (A beer-drinking redneck character with great fiery mic skills and very good ring-work? Nah, who wants to see that.) OR, once they made the decision to have Aries go over, they could have ridden him as the cool anti-hero babyface centerpiece. Either option could have given them a real shot in the arm.


    Instead what do they do? Put the belt on an ex-WWE guy who's been around forever and has no upside at this point, and then put the title on a heel a few months later. How the fuck do they think that's gonna turn anything around?


    In the end, it probably comes down to teh fact that the head booker is booking teh company around himself. When Double-J was the booker, he booked himself as champ the whole time.


    Now that Hogan's in charge, his main focus has been to make sure that no face gets more over than he is. Shit, I wouldn't be surprised if the whole homeless AJ thing was designed to fail for just that reason. "We really gave it a shot with this homeless emo guy character and he couldn't draw, so we had to put the belt on me, brutha!"

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  45. Because, like anything, everyone wants to be able to say "Yeah, I CALLED that"

    Mental King of the Mountain is the internet's most popular past time, after porn.

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  46. Your_Favourite_AssholeJuly 18, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    'Putting the belt on James Storm and running with a dominant babyface champion for a year.'


    now thats just crazy talk. dangerous thinkin', that right there

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  47. Doctor FunkopolisJuly 18, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    I haven't seen or heard anything about the show locally at all.

    I know that radio stations are handing out tickets like they're candy.

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  48. Your_Favourite_AssholeJuly 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    wifflebats post made me think of another way to end tna:


    dixie is in the locker room talking about how theyre not gonna have a company to wrestle in anymore, not telling the baby gutcheck contestants that she actually caused the death of the company, but tryin' to actually make it seem like its not so bad and that theres hope


    meanwhile, outside, the debt collectors continue to approach the building and the locker room


    then a shot of jb comes up where he talks about how the prognosis is future late payment, low show attendance, and talent cuts, and ends with 'goodnight. and goodbye.'

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  49. Also, love the name+avatar. If there's a game Capcom needs to drag into this era, it's Saturday Night Slam Masters.

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  50. Worst_in_the_WorldJuly 18, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    So when Bray Wyatt tells Kane to follow the buzzards, is he telling him to jump to TNA?

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  51. One of my favorite SNES games! I never played the sequel though. I read the Genesis version of SNSM had hardcore matches. Crazy stuff.

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  52. Wait, what? The show is in Louisville? If I'd know that I might've checked it out.

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  53. How has that game not been remade?

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  54. S...sequel?!

    *Runs off to findba totally legitimate copy*

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  55. For the same reason Capcom had to be practically threatened with violence to make Street Fighter 4: It's run by morons.

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  56. Where would you like us to ship this internet you just won?

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  57. "My Daughters gutted Ewok"

    That made my nose bleed a little. Bravi.

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  58. The suddeness could be viewed as they're finally getting their act together and trimming the fat. Nothing really wrong with that, IMO. Why not shed some salary on talent that you have no use for?

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  59. Have to spend money to make money, I suppose.

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  60. Seems like there are still plenty of tickets available ha.

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  61. Dixie Carter last TNA champion. Then David Arquette won't be the answer to that question anymore.

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  62. I take back what I said earlier. I just got to Destination X and the crowd isn't bad at all.

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  63. "Ho-schoff"...

    No clue why that made me laugh so hard, but I thank you.

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  64. Is it sad I read it as Hasslehoff??

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  65. Anthony RatcliffeJuly 19, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    A reference one can never, ever go wrong with.

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