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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fletch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/April/2014 at 19:30
I can understand some of Willy's frustration, I mean when you regularly see posts saying stuff like RIP TNA and TNA are so bush league and the people doing these posts never put any opinions or facts across to back up their criticism it doesn't exactly inspire you to want to go on a posting marathon in this section. But at the same time Willy needs to realise that as someone who is very fanatical about TNA his opinions are often a bit biased and not everyone else will be so willing to sing the praises of TNA and ignore all their flaws.
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Originally posted by Fletch Fletch wrote:

I can understand some of Willy's frustration, I mean when you regularly see posts saying stuff like RIP TNA and TNA are so bush league and the people doing these posts never put any opinions or facts across to back up their criticism it doesn't exactly inspire you to want to go on a posting marathon in this section. But at the same time Willy needs to realise that as someone who is very fanatical about TNA his opinions are often a bit biased and not everyone else will be so willing to sing the praises of TNA and ignore all their flaws.


Exactly it's OK having a go at something, but much better when someone backs up why they think that way by going into more detail. It also gives other people more to talk about. Hopefully it's only a short reign. I'm going to start watching it shortly i've got it currently recording on Sky Plus. Come on Willy give me some threads to respond in once i've seen the show Tongue
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Eric Young could easily be considered a good choice for a contender/champion, but he just got thrown a bone out of nowhere. Was the entire direction of Magnus' heel turn to give Eric Young a chance on top? Its hard to view the guy, who not too far back had trouble competing against a Jersey Shore ripoff, as a credible champion.

From a casual fan's point of view, its a fluke. He didn't have any kind of change from losing to the BroMans to here, other than being slightly less goofy. It came across like a fluke win. And no championship win (let alone the world championship) needs to look like a fluke. Upsets can and often happen in competitive sports, and both teams still look relatively secure. But a fluke doesn't do anything for anyone.

As a booker, this type of chaos in how random storylines develop is indicative of lack of experience with how a wrestling angle is supposed to work. It was the atrocious Aces and Eights payoff, then the dud of Main Event Mafia 2.0 with Magnus randomly turning heel and the angle being dropped altogether in favor of Team Dixie, that also went nowhere and therefore got dropped like a bad habit. John Gaburick isn't impressive at ALL.

Also as a booker, to put the main title on a end of his prime, comedy act who hasn't drawn new fans for a while is a terrible decision. He is entertaining at times, but mainly because hardcore TNA fans know who he is and respect his loyalty to the company. But casual fans (the important ones) don't know anymore than the past few months and won't get excited over an old face in an old place unless he was a megastar (spoiler: he isn't).

I don't care how butthurt one gets over people not agreeing with them, or how biased they are. What I outlined above is simple, neutral logic.
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Originally posted by bigfloridapimp bigfloridapimp wrote:

It really is a shame tna didnt atleast build ey back up for a year or so before giving him the title, because hes actually one of the better wrestlers on the roster, he just has no credibility since two of his most recent gimmicks were knockout tag champ and concussion victim who wrestled ina thong.

If he was taken seriously and rebuilt even to the level of World Elite, EY getting a shock transitional win, I would have no issue with. But the way this went down? HOROWITZ WINS! HOROWITZ WINS!


This is exactly the problem. If TNA had repackaged EY as a serious wrestler and given him a 6-12 month build culminating in him challenging for and winning the World title that would be fine. But as things stand it's the equivalent of Santino announcing tonight on Raw he wants to be the champ and then he faces and defeats Daniel Bryan for the belt. Suddenly coming out and cutting one serious promo doesn't instantly erase all the memories of how for the last ten years Eric Young has worked as a low-card comedy wrestler for almost the entire time.

Edited by Fletch - 14/April/2014 at 10:27
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