For the last decade the cool thing on the internet when it comes to be a Pro Wrestling Fan has been lets make fun of TNA. Everyone has done it, I know I have, I know a lot of people have. Its the thing to do when you want to mock something is just to make fun of it and there is nothing wrong with talking about a bad storyline that a company puts on, because you are suppose to judge those sort of things. The difference between making fun of something that you actually watch and then going out of your way to take shots and make fun of something you dont even watch, has become such the “thing to do”, especially by those who claim that they dont watch the product or dont have time to watch the product, but they feel the need to come on the internet and basically use it as an opportunity to be the “Cool Guy” at the table. Its just because you have a facebook page or a microphone it gives you the opportunity to take a shot at a company because thats what everyone is doing.
Here are the facts, is TNA Wrestling in a good stable place right now? Probably not. Have they had a lot of change over in the last six months, yes they have. Its been everything from management to talent, no matter what role you had in the company, there has been a change. Have they had money issues, yes they have. Has there ever been a report that TNA is going bankrupt? No. Yet everyone seems to make it out like they have. The latest issue occurred when they had issue with wrestler licenses at an event in Missouri. The internet’s response has been “Oh Look at TNA, they screwed up again, this is embarrassing, look at how pathetic TNA is, I cant wait for this company to go under”. The more pathetic thing is the people who pile on with the “Cool Guy”, because they want to look cool in the cool guy’s eyes, cause its, oh look I agree with you, will you like me now. Its just very very sad.
My number one rule is if I dont watch something, I am not going to try and comment on it. So Internet Wrestling Community, If you dont actually commit to watching a product, you do not, and I repeat, DO NOT have the right to talk about it. This means whether you have a Blog(like this one), a wrestling radio show, a forum group, a facebook page, whatever, if you dont actually watch the product and I mean actually watch the product, which means if you watch the program on Fast Forward and claim you cover the product, thats not WATCHING THE PRODUCT, thats only look at flashy images go across you screen, DONT talk about the product.
Im tired of the so called “Radio Professionals” or “Wrestling Journalists” crapping on something that dont watch. Im tired of seeing so called “Fans” of the product crap on the stuff outside of the television show, which is why I have a challenge for everyone. The challenge is this, for everyone that complains about the business side of TNA and all of their supposed failures and flaws, I challenge you to start a business. I challenge you to start a business that has over 200 employees, that travels on a weekly basis and that has a weekly television contract to live up. I challenge you to start that company and make it successful and keep your head above water. I challenge you all to do it and see the pressure it puts on you and all the struggles there is to keep it running for as long as they have. I know this is an empty challenge because, no one will do it, cause you cant afford to it, but you will continue to do the one thing you can afford to do, bash TNA Wrestling.