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jdw
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:52 pm    Post subject: Hulk & Eric + TNA = ? Reply with quote

Presser at MSG announcing Hogan's signing with TNA. Eric is with him, so this will likely also tie in Hogan's international tours.

WO-4.com has updates.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hulk + Eric + Ric Flair (rumored) + TNA = long-term disaster.

This is exactly what TNA didn't need.

They need to get away from the retreads and make their own stars.

Instead, A.J. Styles will be jobbing to Hogan, who'll then start an endless feud with Flair (or Nash, if they can't get Flair) over the TNA World Title, brother.

Jim Cornette got out of that disaster area at the right time, didn't he?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robster2001 wrote:
They need to get away from the retreads and make their own stars.


I think the last 7+ years has proven that they can't make their own stars. It'll probably be another clusterfuck, but if it leads to Russo getting the boot, at least that will be a positive.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From Bryan Alvarez:

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Hogan was asked about Vince Russo and said as long as Russo knew his place in the company everything would be fine. So this isn't a death knell for him yet.


LOL, sounds like the odds that this won't be a complete clusterfuck are extremely slim. :-)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This doesnt inspire confidence for me. Typical TNA. Plus Flair may be coming along too. Which is less surprising than Hogan, tbhwy.

And after they finally get a star for the future in Nigel McGuniess who had an impressive debut on TNA and is going to feud with Kurt Angle.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And after they finally get a star for the future in Nigel McGuniess who had an impressive debut on TNA and is going to feud with Kurt Angle.


Until it's time for Angle to "put the red white and blue back on" to feud with Hogan. Hopefully Nigel, er, Desmond, won't get the Billy Kidman rub from TNA Creative, and can throw his 30 lariats per match without tearing his tricep again.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh God, please let Flair be involved in this mess too! How much fun will it be to re-visit his slamming of TNA and everyone who worked there for having the temerity to seek employment in a wrestling company not owned by Vince?

And what exactly *does* Hogan envision as Russo's "place"?

-HJF
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One would have thought that when A.J. Styles got a clean win over Sting and they seemed to be hinting that he would ultimately get the same over Kurt Angle, that they would not be so desperate to sign up Hogan and possibly Flair soon after.

Really, TNA's problem is they just don't have a long-term vision for the company or where they want to go, regardless of who is in charge or who books it. And the signing of Hogan is yet another example of it.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now there's word (from the always-reliable Mark Madden, but it's out there now) that TNA will either move to Mondays or add a Monday show.

It just keeps getting better, doesn't it?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I said over at ProWrestlingOnly.com, it's the logical development of this news story. The long term goal of the company has always been to recreate the Monday Night Wars (forgetting that such a move eventually killed the promotion that started the war). Hogan wouldn't come on board if the company wasn't throwing around a lot of cash and being positioned to be directly competitive with WWE. Why bring in so many highly paid expensive guys all at once if Impact is staying on a Thursday night where they get decent ratings already?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hogan's radio buddy, "Bubba the Love Sponge", says that Hogan's contract calls for him to be the booker.

Of course, there's no way this can go wrong... *eyeroll*
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kjh wrote:
As I said over at ProWrestlingOnly.com, it's the logical development of this news story. The long term goal of the company has always been to recreate the Monday Night Wars (forgetting that such a move eventually killed the promotion that started the war). Hogan wouldn't come on board if the company wasn't throwing around a lot of cash and being positioned to be directly competitive with WWE. Why bring in so many highly paid expensive guys all at once if Impact is staying on a Thursday night where they get decent ratings already?


Honestly, WCW wouldn't have gone out of business if they had been smarter with how money was spent, booking was accomplished and the overall organization of the company was in better shape. Chris Jericho's book pretty much says that, even when WCW was winning the war, the company was poorly run and a poorly run company isn't going to succeed in the long run. TNA's booking hasn't inspired confidence, but its real downfall will come if the company is disorganized... or to put it another way, as some have said with WCW, the right hand never knew what the left hand was doing.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robster2001 wrote:
Hogan's radio buddy, "Bubba the Love Sponge", says that Hogan's contract calls for him to be the booker.

Of course, there's no way this can go wrong... *eyeroll*


Hogan has "booked" his own programs for years. Not exactly come up with all his programs, but had control of them when they were tossed at him.

It's highly unlikely that Hogan would want to book in a traditional sense. Just doesn't give a shit abot the rest of the folks in his companies to spend time on it. :)

It will be fun to see if Hogan comes in and "wins" his feud with Kurt. It's been Kurt's playground for a while, almost as much as its been Jeffey's. Hell... what does this do for poor Jeffey? :)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jdw wrote:
It will be fun to see if Hogan comes in and "wins" his feud with Kurt. It's been Kurt's playground for a while, almost as much as its been Jeffey's. Hell... what does this do for poor Jeffey? :)

John


Has Jeffey been featured as a TV character since it came out that he was donking Kurtie's ex wife Karen?

Hardly anyone gave a shit about WCW in 2001 why would they care about TNA in 2009 when they have been in business for like 7 years and are pretty much in the same place they were as they started all the way back then?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob Morris wrote:

Honestly, WCW wouldn't have gone out of business if they had been smarter with how money was spent, booking was accomplished and the overall organization of the company was in better shape. Chris Jericho's book pretty much says that, even when WCW was winning the war, the company was poorly run and a poorly run company isn't going to succeed in the long run. TNA's booking hasn't inspired confidence, but its real downfall will come if the company is disorganized... or to put it another way, as some have said with WCW, the right hand never knew what the left hand was doing.


But... but... it was the dot-com bubble bursting that killed WCW! It was all the interference from AOL and Time-Warner execs!! That's what Nash and Bischoff said, and they wouldn't have a reason to defer the blame, would they?

-HJF
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