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25th May '16 9:57:33 AM Gimere
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* And what did ''Series/JerseyShore''[='=]s J-Woww do during her one appearance? Get into a backstage catfight with Cookie[[note]](newcomer Becky Bayless as a Snooki lookalike)[[/note]], the valet of new wrestler Robbie E[[note]](a Paulie D parody)[[/note]]. [SarcasmMode Truly, money well spent]]. And what show did the morons run her segment up against? '''''Jersey Shore'''''.

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* And what did ''Series/JerseyShore''[='=]s J-Woww do during her one appearance? Get into a backstage catfight with Cookie[[note]](newcomer Becky Bayless as a Snooki lookalike)[[/note]], the valet of new wrestler Robbie E[[note]](a Paulie D parody)[[/note]]. [SarcasmMode [[SarcasmMode Truly, money well spent]]. And what show did the morons run her segment up against? '''''Jersey Shore'''''.
25th May '16 9:54:51 AM Gimere
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* In 2010, for the second year in a row, TNA held the title of "Worst PPV of the Year", and in this case possibly one of the worst of all time, with the first ''Hardcore Justice'' PPV. Despite being an Wrestling/{{ECW}} throwback, most of the old ECW stars had to [[WritingAroundTrademarks change their names in order to avoid trademark infringement]] (even then, announcers regularly slipped and brought up the copyrighted names of the wrestlers); and since WWE owns ECW lock stock and barrel, no footage of them could be shown, no entrance music could be played, Wrestling/JoeyStyles is literally WWE property, and even [[Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie Blue Meanie's]] [=bWo=] shirts were now under copyright [[note]](which means Vince now owns a ''parody'' of a ''rival promotion'' by ''another'' rival promotion--which is sad, frankly)[[/note]]. More importantly, [[ContinuityLockout nobody born after 1990 knew what was going on]]. The ''In Memoriam'' couldn't mention anyone by name and instead went out to the "men and women" who gave their lives for this industry,

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* In 2010, for the second year in a row, TNA held the title of "Worst PPV of the Year", and in this case possibly one of the worst of all time, with the first ''Hardcore Justice'' PPV. Despite being an Wrestling/{{ECW}} throwback, most of the old ECW stars had to [[WritingAroundTrademarks change their names in order to avoid trademark infringement]] (even then, announcers regularly slipped and brought up the copyrighted names of the wrestlers); and since WWE owns ECW lock stock and barrel, no footage of them could be shown, no entrance music could be played, Wrestling/JoeyStyles is literally WWE property, and even [[Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie Blue Meanie's]] Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie's [=bWo=] shirts were now under copyright [[note]](which means Vince now owns a ''parody'' of a ''rival promotion'' by ''another'' rival promotion--which is sad, frankly)[[/note]]. More importantly, [[ContinuityLockout nobody born after 1990 knew what was going on]]. The ''In Memoriam'' couldn't mention anyone by name and instead went out to the "men and women" who gave their lives for this industry,



* The Wrestling/RicFlair[=/=]Fortune angle wasn't well received, because while the wrestlers were great and still had loads of charisma, they still played the heels, despite being too sympathetic to pull it off. Their enemies included Dixie Carter and the creaky EV 2.0 faction, which worked harder against them.

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* The Wrestling/RicFlair[=/=]Fortune Wrestling/RicFlair[=/=]Wrestling/{{Fortune}} angle wasn't well received, because while the wrestlers were great and still had loads of charisma, they still played the heels, despite being too sympathetic to pull it off. Their enemies included Dixie Carter and the creaky EV 2.0 faction, which worked harder against them.



*** What's even worse than all this? Go look on the [[http://tnagutcheck.com/ Gut Check website]] at the sheer amount of talent that had tried out yet got turned down. For those who follow indie wrestling and recognize even some of the people who tried out, this can be rage-inducing.

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*** ** What's even worse than all this? Go look on the [[http://tnagutcheck.com/ Gut Check website]] at the sheer amount of talent that had tried out yet got turned down. For those who follow indie wrestling and recognize even some of the people who tried out, this can be rage-inducing.



* TNA also made the [[SarcasmMode brilliant decision]] to reenact the (sigh) Wrestling/MondayNightWars in the first half of 2010, [[AesopAmnesia apparently forgetting the outcome of that little skirmish]], ''and'' despite the fact that they have considerably worse ratings than WWE. This in itself was merely a poor business decision, but the angles that were run at the time were easily the worst angles in years, including the BadassDecay of Abyss reaching its low point, [[DepravedBisexual Orlando Jordan's bisexuality becoming an angle]], Ric Flair and Hogan's WWE Hall of Fame rings becoming [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs more valuable that the actual TNA Championship]], Bubba the Love Sponge being there at all, Tag Team Championship reigns so bad they've made the title worthless, and the recreation of the [=nWo=] even though everyone involved is over the hill. Within six months, TNA had to switch back to Thursday nights, and actually lost viewers in the long run due to this decision.

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* TNA also made the [[SarcasmMode brilliant decision]] to reenact the (sigh) Wrestling/MondayNightWars in the first half of 2010, [[AesopAmnesia apparently forgetting the outcome of that little skirmish]], ''and'' despite the fact that they have considerably worse ratings than WWE. This in itself was merely a poor business decision, but the angles that were run at the time were easily the worst angles in years, including the BadassDecay of Abyss reaching its low point, [[DepravedBisexual Orlando Jordan's bisexuality [[DepravedBisexual becoming an angle]], Ric Flair and Hogan's WWE Hall of Fame rings becoming [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs more valuable that the actual TNA Championship]], Bubba the Love Sponge being there at all, Tag Team Championship reigns so bad they've made the title worthless, and the recreation of the [=nWo=] even though everyone involved is over the hill. Within six months, TNA had to switch back to Thursday nights, and actually lost viewers in the long run due to this decision.



* Orlando Jordan was repackaged with a new gimmick that would bring his real-life bisexuality into play. The only problem? Instead of being just a badass wrestler who happens to be bi (like Wrestling/CMPunk is a badass wrestler who happens to be straight edge, [[SmugStraightEdge as a face anyway]]) Jordan became a creepy predator and a nigh-on rapist who sexually assaulted men and women on the roster, including So Cal Val, who he spent several weeks fondling. His antics included spraying lotion all over his chest, wearing a diaper on New Year's Day, and rubbing himself down with a Samoa Joe action figure. The worst part? He had hoped that his character would inspire real life bisexuals to come out of the closet.

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* To elaborate on the Orlando Jordan situation noted above, he was repackaged with a new gimmick that would bring his real-life bisexuality into play. The only problem? Instead However, instead of being just a badass wrestler who just happens to be bi (like Wrestling/CMPunk is a badass wrestler who just happens to be straight edge, [[SmugStraightEdge edge--[[SmugStraightEdge as a face anyway]]) face, anyway]]), Jordan became a creepy predator and a nigh-on rapist who sexually assaulted men and women on the roster, including So Cal Val, who he spent several weeks fondling. His antics included spraying lotion all over his chest, wearing a diaper on New Year's Day, and rubbing himself down with a Samoa Joe action figure. The worst part? He had hoped that his character would inspire real life bisexuals to come out of the closet.



* Despite the previous [=nWo=] reunion being a total critical and commercial failure, [[DeathIsCheap TNA decided to reenact the foundation of the nWo yet again]], despite several members either retiring or beyond fit to retire, and one who hadn't gotten a clean win in months. Worse, the new BigBad behind the "new" [=nWo=] was...Jeff Hardy, whose FaceHeelTurn didn't make sense in the first place.
* It was also around this time that Wrestling/RicFlair returned to wrestling, despite the profound, beautiful, heartwrenching farewell he gave and received [[TenMinuteRetirement less than two years ago.]] To elaborate on why this was such a fail: the general idea of Flair's return and his role in TNA was to have him "mentor" Wrestling/AJStyles and help AJ grow beyond "I am TNA" and become a household name. ..Except Flair and Hogan [[FleetingDemographicRule used Styles and Abyss as clones of themselves to continue their own feud]]; predictably, the two geriatrics dropped the angle and leapt back into the ring within three months of arrival. The "household name" took a backseat to Hogan, whom TNA was banking on to draw more eyes to ''Impact''--which failed drastically, thanks to both Hogan's and Creator/SpikeTV's utter lack of interest in actually promoting the company. Not one iota of the initial Hogan!TNA ratings spike would last for substantially long. The Styles-Flair partnership later found much more solid footing when it became Wrestling/{{Fortune}}, but the decision to keep Ric heel after Fortune had turned face left him with no foundation for over a year. He was released and headed (read: fled) back to WWE having accomplished absolutely nothing in TNA save for a few memorably insane promos.

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* Despite the previous [=nWo=] reunion being a total critical and commercial failure, [[DeathIsCheap TNA decided to reenact the foundation of the nWo yet again]], despite several members either retiring or beyond fit to retire, and one who hadn't gotten a clean win in months. Worse, the new BigBad behind the "new" [=nWo=] was...Jeff Hardy, whose and his FaceHeelTurn didn't make sense in the first place.
* It was also around this time that Wrestling/RicFlair returned to wrestling, despite the profound, beautiful, heartwrenching farewell he gave and received [[TenMinuteRetirement less than two years ago.prior.]] To elaborate on why this was such a fail: failure: the general idea of Flair's return and his role in TNA was to have him "mentor" Wrestling/AJStyles and help AJ grow beyond "I am TNA" and become a household name. ..Except Flair and Hogan [[FleetingDemographicRule used Styles and Abyss as clones of themselves to continue their own feud]]; predictably, the two geriatrics dropped the angle and leapt back into the ring within three months of arrival. The "household name" took a backseat to Hogan, whom TNA was banking on to draw more eyes to ''Impact''--which failed drastically, thanks to both Hogan's and Creator/SpikeTV's utter lack of interest in actually promoting the company. Not one iota of the initial Hogan!TNA ratings spike would last for substantially long. The Styles-Flair partnership later found much more solid footing when it became Wrestling/{{Fortune}}, but the decision to keep Ric heel after Fortune had turned face left him with no foundation for over a year. He was released and headed (read: fled) back headed--no, fled--back to WWE having accomplished absolutely nothing in TNA save for a few memorably insane promos.



* And what did ''Series/JerseyShore''[='=]s J-Woww do during her one appearance? Get into a backstage catfight with Cookie[[note]](newcomer Becky Bayless as a Snooki lookalike)[[/note]], the valet of new wrestler Robbie E[[note]](a Paulie D parody)[[/note]]. Truly, money well spent. And what show did the morons run her segment up against? ''Jersey Shore''.

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* And what did ''Series/JerseyShore''[='=]s J-Woww do during her one appearance? Get into a backstage catfight with Cookie[[note]](newcomer Becky Bayless as a Snooki lookalike)[[/note]], the valet of new wrestler Robbie E[[note]](a Paulie D parody)[[/note]]. [SarcasmMode Truly, money well spent. spent]]. And what show did the morons run her segment up against? ''Jersey Shore''.'''''Jersey Shore'''''.



* Ok, so we've gone a while with Jeff Hardy as champ. Even if you ignore the incredibly stupid stuff that got him there. The past couple pay-per views have had Matt Morgan and Hardy fight it out for the Championship. Then, at the Final Resolution pay-per-view on Sunday, Dec 5, 2010 Hardy shows up and is messed up, allegedly from traveling too much. Also, on Wednesday of that week he's got a court date where he is facing serious charges for possession of opiates and cocaine. So, might TNA have him drop the title in order to ensure that their World Champion, not suddenly find himself in jail? No, they don't. They let him keep it, and then tape the next few weeks of Impact in advance so they can go on Christmas break. And it does not even seem as if he's going to drop it at the next pay-per-view. Also, how the heck does TNA determine who's the number one contender? It seems to always be whomever is most convenient.

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* Ok, so we've gone a while with Jeff Hardy as champ. Even if you ignore the incredibly stupid stuff that got him there. The past couple pay-per views have had Matt Morgan and Hardy fight it out for the Championship. Then, at the Final Resolution pay-per-view on Sunday, Dec 5, 2010 Hardy shows up and is messed up, allegedly from traveling too much. Also, on Wednesday of that week he's got a court date where he is facing serious charges for possession of opiates and cocaine. So, might TNA have him drop the title in order to ensure that their World Champion, Champion not suddenly find himself in jail? No, they don't. They don't--they let him keep it, and then tape the next few weeks of Impact in advance so they can go on Christmas break. And it does not even seem as if he's going to drop it at the next pay-per-view. Also, how the heck does TNA determine who's the number one contender? It seems to always be whomever is most convenient.



* ''Victory Road 2011'': A title match that lasts ninety seconds. The final match of the card was Jeff Hardy vs. Sting for the TNA World Championship. However, it took Hardy close to six minutes to head to the ring, visibly strung out. Shortly thereafter, Bischoff comes down to announce it as a No DQ match, but this was a cover-up to hide the fact that he told Sting to forcibly pin Hardy down as quickly as possible before someone got injured. Ninety-seconds later (this includes sixty seconds of stalling by Jeff Hardy), a visibly pissed-off Sting hit Hardy with a Scorpion Deathdrop and forcibly kept him down for the one-two-three. One of the performers in the main event was so impaired that that he couldn't even work the damn match without there being a real possibility of him injuring someone. If he really was so bad, '''WHY DID YOU EVEN HAVE HIM GO DOWN IN THE FIRST PLACE!?''' Change the damn main event, turn it into a three way between Sting-Anderson-RVD since ''their'' match ended with a countout (stupid in of itself), and actually give the fans something to go home with. Seriously, does anyone in this company know how to run ANY business?

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* ''Victory Road 2011'': A title match that lasts ninety seconds. The final match of the card was Jeff Hardy vs. Sting for the TNA World Championship. However, it took Hardy close to six minutes to head to the ring, visibly strung out. Shortly thereafter, Bischoff comes down to announce it as a No DQ match, but this was a cover-up to hide the fact that he told Sting to forcibly pin Hardy down as quickly as possible before someone got injured. Ninety-seconds Ninety seconds later (this includes sixty seconds of stalling by Jeff Hardy), a visibly pissed-off Sting hit Hardy with a Scorpion Deathdrop and forcibly kept him down for the one-two-three. One of the performers in the main event was so impaired that that he couldn't even work the damn match without there being a real possibility of him injuring someone. If he really was so bad, '''WHY DID YOU EVEN HAVE HIM GO DOWN IN THE FIRST PLACE!?''' Change the damn main event, turn it into a three way between Sting-Anderson-RVD since ''their'' match ended with a countout (stupid in of itself), and actually give the fans something to go home with. Seriously, does anyone in this company know how to run ANY business?



** Amusingly, the live audience for the ''Bound for Glory'' PPV may have shown how bad this return feud is. In a promo given by Jarrett where he berated Hardy for coming back to TNA, Hardy comes out (in a shirt with his own mugshot, which says a lot about his sense of humor or that he still isn't taking the whole "convicted for drug felony/ruining his career/ruining his reputation" thing seriously). They come to blows, and have to be separated by event security. So what gets the most heat in this? Cheers for Hardy "trying" to atone for his mistakes or Jarrett standing up for his company? Boos for Hardy being selfish or Jarrett for being a complaining heel? If you said the biggest moment was the crowd chanting from [[Wrestling/DLoBrown D'Lo Brown]], well, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QmP8tQfu6Dk#t=239s you would be right]]. At this point, the only way this feud would be worse is if the two men fought for the right to use the name "Jeff", but [[OlderThanYouThink that's]] a [[Wrestling/VinceRusso ridiculous]] [[Wrestling/{{WCW}} idea]], [[Wrestling/BookerT right]]? This segment took 10+ minutes, time that could have been used for the main event which barely lasted 13 minutes. Then on the following Impact they had another confrontation that played out the same way leaving many people wondering why they wasted time on this at the PPV if they were just going to do a rehash on free TV.

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** Amusingly, the live audience for the ''Bound for Glory'' PPV may have shown how bad this return feud is. In a promo given by Jarrett where he berated Hardy for coming back to TNA, Hardy comes out (in a shirt with his own mugshot, which says a lot about his sense of humor or that he still isn't taking the whole "convicted for drug felony/ruining his career/ruining his reputation" thing seriously). They come to blows, and have to be separated by event security. So what gets the most heat in this? Cheers for Hardy "trying" to atone for his mistakes or Jarrett standing up for his company? Boos for Hardy being selfish or Jarrett for being a complaining heel? If you said the biggest moment was the crowd chanting from for [[Wrestling/DLoBrown D'Lo Brown]], well, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QmP8tQfu6Dk#t=239s you would be right]]. At this point, the only way this feud would be worse is if the two men fought for the right to use the name "Jeff", but [[OlderThanYouThink that's]] a [[Wrestling/VinceRusso ridiculous]] [[Wrestling/{{WCW}} idea]], [[Wrestling/BookerT right]]? This segment took 10+ minutes, time that could have been used for the main event which barely lasted 13 minutes. Then on the following Impact they had another confrontation that played out the same way leaving many people wondering why they wasted time on this at the PPV if they were just going to do a rehash on free TV.



* In July 2012, a mysterious masked gang showed up in TNA attacking wrestlers during or before matches. Their symbols was the DeadMansHand and called themselves the Wrestling/AcesAndEights. Interest at first was held wondering who they were. At ''Bound For Glory 2012'', two members faced off against Sting and Bully Ray. During the match another member interfered allowing them to win. Afterwards his mask gets pulled off and its revealed to be...Devon. You could literally hear the air being sucked out of the arena (and the angle) afterwards.
** The whole gang was a joke when it was revealed who the members were. You had Devon, a past his prime D'lo Brown, Garrett Bischoff and Wes Brisco [[{{Nepotism}} who are only employed because of their dads]], DOC (Luke Gallows in WWE), and Knux (Mike Knox in WWE) not really threatening are they? Not even Bully Ray for all his work and mic skill can make this believable.

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* In July 2012, a mysterious masked gang showed up in TNA attacking wrestlers during or before matches. Their symbols was the DeadMansHand and called themselves the Wrestling/AcesAndEights. Interest at first was held wondering who they were. At ''Bound For Glory 2012'', two members faced off against Sting and Bully Ray. During the match another member interfered allowing them to win. Afterwards his mask gets pulled off and its is revealed to be...Devon. You could literally hear the air being sucked out of the arena (and the angle) afterwards.
** The whole gang was a joke when it was revealed who the members were. You had Devon, a past his prime D'lo Brown, Garrett Bischoff and Wes Brisco [[{{Nepotism}} who are only employed because of their dads]], DOC (Luke Gallows in WWE), and Knux (Mike Knox in WWE) not WWE)--not really threatening threatening, are they? Not even Bully Ray for all his work and mic skill can make this believable.



** Her background is in PR, not wrestling or even business as such. So it figures about the only thing she does right is playing hostess at house shows: glad-handing fans, posing for photos, etc. For this, she [[PhotoOpWithTheDog remained a beloved figure in the IWC]] even as her morbid inadequacies are apparent, though even that eventually crashed and burned once she became an onscreen character and her awfulness was on display for all to see, at which point only the most hardcore TNA fans are willing to defend her. She always came across as a 16-year-old girl pretending to be a corporate professional, except that [[InsultToRocks 16-year-olds learn from their mistakes.]]

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** Her background is in PR, not wrestling or even business as such. So it figures about the only thing she does right is playing hostess at house shows: glad-handing fans, posing for photos, etc. For this, she [[PhotoOpWithTheDog remained a beloved figure in the IWC]] even as her morbid inadequacies are apparent, though even that eventually crashed and burned once she became an onscreen character and her awfulness was on display for all to see, at which point only the most hardcore TNA fans are were willing to defend her. She always came across as a 16-year-old girl pretending to be a corporate professional, except that [[InsultToRocks 16-year-olds learn from their mistakes.]]
18th May '16 11:48:57 AM Hallwings
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* In 2010, for the second year in a row, TNA held the title of "Worst PPV of the Year", and in this case possibly one of the worst of all time, with the first ''Hardcore Justice'' PPV. Despite being an Wrestling/{{ECW}} throwback, most of the old ECW stars had to [[WritingAroundTrademarks change their names in order to avoid trademark infringement]] (even then, announcers regularly slipped and brought up the copyrighted names of the wrestlers); and since WWE owns ECW lock stock and barrel, no footage of them could be shown, no entrance music could be played, Wrestling/JoeyStyles is literally WWE property, and even [[Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie Blue Meanie's]] [=bWo=] shirts were now under copyright [[note]]which means Vince now owns a ''parody'' of a ''rival promotion'' by ''another'' rival promotion--which is sad, frankly[[/note]]. More importantly, [[ContinuityLockout nobody born after 1990 knew what was going on]]. The ''In Memoriam'' couldn't mention anyone by name and instead went out to the "men and women" who gave their lives for this industry,

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* In 2010, for the second year in a row, TNA held the title of "Worst PPV of the Year", and in this case possibly one of the worst of all time, with the first ''Hardcore Justice'' PPV. Despite being an Wrestling/{{ECW}} throwback, most of the old ECW stars had to [[WritingAroundTrademarks change their names in order to avoid trademark infringement]] (even then, announcers regularly slipped and brought up the copyrighted names of the wrestlers); and since WWE owns ECW lock stock and barrel, no footage of them could be shown, no entrance music could be played, Wrestling/JoeyStyles is literally WWE property, and even [[Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie Blue Meanie's]] [=bWo=] shirts were now under copyright [[note]]which [[note]](which means Vince now owns a ''parody'' of a ''rival promotion'' by ''another'' rival promotion--which is sad, frankly[[/note]].frankly)[[/note]]. More importantly, [[ContinuityLockout nobody born after 1990 knew what was going on]]. The ''In Memoriam'' couldn't mention anyone by name and instead went out to the "men and women" who gave their lives for this industry,



* On the first Impact of 2011, Samoa Joe confronted a paranoid Pope backstage and accused him of spending his charity money on strip clubs and pit bulls, and claiming that the Pope was receiving noise complaints at his mansion.[[note]]This was a reference to the then-current Michael Vick controversy.[[/note]] This was mercifully dropped without much further mention, but the resulting feud was not. Lowlights included Pope making fun of Joe's family by showing pictures of pigs on the video screen (including of pigs mating) and Joe hiring Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada (repackaged as a [[Franchise/TheGreenHornet Kato]] ripoff named Okato) to follow Pope around with a camera filming his every move.

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* On the first Impact of 2011, Samoa Joe confronted a paranoid Pope backstage and accused him of spending his charity money on strip clubs and pit bulls, and claiming that the Pope was receiving noise complaints at his mansion.[[note]]This [[note]](This was a reference to the then-current Michael Vick controversy.[[/note]] )[[/note]] This was mercifully dropped without much further mention, but the resulting feud was not. Lowlights included Pope making fun of Joe's family by showing pictures of pigs on the video screen (including of pigs mating) and Joe hiring Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada (repackaged as a [[Franchise/TheGreenHornet Kato]] ripoff named Okato) to follow Pope around with a camera filming his every move.



* Ric Flair comes out to interrupt Hogan's promo, looking to take him out and getting cheered like crazy by the audience, [[ShockingSwerve then throws it all away by aligning his group]] Fourtune with Immortal[[note]](retreads of the Four Horsemen and the [=nWo=], respectively)[[/note]]. Not only did this invalidate much of their potential as mouthpieces for their groups, it ignored their ''decades-long blood feud.'' It also yielded a group consisting of what was then around 2/3 of their whole roster, all of whom were heels. Not even Wrestling/VinceRusso could get behind it, and it was more Hulk and Bischoff's idea than his. [[note]]Also of note--nobody in Fourtune were fit to be heels. in fact, Immortal was widely considered to be their greatest foil![[/note]]

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* Ric Flair comes out to interrupt Hogan's promo, looking to take him out and getting cheered like crazy by the audience, [[ShockingSwerve then throws it all away by aligning his group]] Fourtune with Immortal[[note]](retreads of the Four Horsemen and the [=nWo=], respectively)[[/note]]. Not only did this invalidate much of their potential as mouthpieces for their groups, it ignored their ''decades-long blood feud.'' It also yielded a group consisting of what was then around 2/3 of their whole roster, all of whom were heels. Not even Wrestling/VinceRusso could get behind it, and it was more Hulk and Bischoff's idea than his. [[note]]Also [[note]](Also of note--nobody in Fourtune were fit to be heels. in fact, Immortal was widely considered to be their greatest foil![[/note]]foil!)[[/note]]



* Rob Van Dam wins the TNA World Heavyweight Championship? Not so bad. [[note]]Well, except for the fact that AJ Styles, the man many consider to be the greatest wrestler alive, [[CurbStompBattle was completely decimated by Van Dam]].[[/note]] RVD then says in an interview that he won't drop the title to anyone who didn't work in the Attitude Era? Not so good. TNA nearly uses up all the guaranteed appearances for RVD in his contract, so they book him into an injury angle that lets him vacate the title without having to lose a match to ''anyone''? Fuckup of epic proportions, made worse when he showed up a month later, completely peachy, on the same night they crowned a new champ! It's just another reminder of how badly TNA is mismanaged, and another thing people will point to when the inevitable ''Death of TNA'' book is written.

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* Rob Van Dam wins the TNA World Heavyweight Championship? Not so bad. [[note]]Well, [[note]](Well, except for the fact that AJ Styles, the man many consider to be the greatest wrestler alive, [[CurbStompBattle was completely decimated by Van Dam]].[[/note]] )[[/note]] RVD then says in an interview that he won't drop the title to anyone who didn't work in the Attitude Era? Not so good. TNA nearly uses up all the guaranteed appearances for RVD in his contract, so they book him into an injury angle that lets him vacate the title without having to lose a match to ''anyone''? Fuckup of epic proportions, made worse when he showed up a month later, completely peachy, on the same night they crowned a new champ! It's just another reminder of how badly TNA is mismanaged, and another thing people will point to when the inevitable ''Death of TNA'' book is written.
18th May '16 9:27:12 AM ThatBitterTase
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* On the first Impact of 2011, Samoa Joe confronted a paranoid Pope backstage and accused him of spending his charity money on strip clubs and pit bulls, and claiming that the Pope was receiving noise complaints at his mansion. This was mercifully dropped without much further mention, but the resulting feud was not. Lowlights included Pope making fun of Joe's family by showing pictures of pigs on the video screen (including of pigs mating) and Joe hiring Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada (repackaged as a [[Franchise/TheGreenHornet Kato]] ripoff named Okato) to follow Pope around with a camera filming his every move.

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* On the first Impact of 2011, Samoa Joe confronted a paranoid Pope backstage and accused him of spending his charity money on strip clubs and pit bulls, and claiming that the Pope was receiving noise complaints at his mansion. [[note]]This was a reference to the then-current Michael Vick controversy.[[/note]] This was mercifully dropped without much further mention, but the resulting feud was not. Lowlights included Pope making fun of Joe's family by showing pictures of pigs on the video screen (including of pigs mating) and Joe hiring Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada (repackaged as a [[Franchise/TheGreenHornet Kato]] ripoff named Okato) to follow Pope around with a camera filming his every move.
4th May '16 9:38:49 AM SomeoneElse17
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* The last-minute switch from the MEM to Fortune also had the unfortunate side-effect of completely castrating the Immortal [[PowerStable super-stable]]. By removing Styles, Kazarian, and Beer Money, the only active wrestlers left in Immortal were Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Jeff Jarrett, Abyss, Rob Terry, and Gunner and Murphy. In addition to losing the talent of the team, Kaz and Beer Money were the X-Division and Tag Team champions respectively, which means that there was no payoff to Immortal losing those belts, and the ramifications of Immortal losing the belts was hardly even brought up, if at all. On a side note, Kazarian won the belt from Wrestling/JayLethal after [[DudeNotFunny completely disrespecting Jay's entire family]], and not even a month later, Kazarian became a card-carrying babyface. It also forced Ric Flair to speed through an angle which would have made sense running over several weeks; what resulted was him icing all the members of Fortune in the back, then costing AJ Styles a match in the very next segment of the show. You would think Flair would have a harder time backstabbing the stable he created in the image of the Four Horsemen!

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* The last-minute switch from the MEM to Fortune also had the unfortunate side-effect of completely castrating the Immortal [[PowerStable super-stable]]. By removing Styles, Kazarian, [[Wrestling/FrankieKazarian Kazarian]], and Beer Money, the only active wrestlers left in Immortal were Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Jeff Jarrett, Abyss, Rob Terry, and Gunner and Murphy. In addition to losing the talent of the team, Kaz and Beer Money were the X-Division and Tag Team champions respectively, which means that there was no payoff to Immortal losing those belts, and the ramifications of Immortal losing the belts was hardly even brought up, if at all. On a side note, Kazarian won the belt from Wrestling/JayLethal after [[DudeNotFunny completely disrespecting Jay's entire family]], and not even a month later, Kazarian became a card-carrying babyface. It also forced Ric Flair to speed through an angle which would have made sense running over several weeks; what resulted was him icing all the members of Fortune in the back, then costing AJ Styles a match in the very next segment of the show. You would think Flair would have a harder time backstabbing the stable he created in the image of the Four Horsemen!
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* Hulk gave a speech at ''[=ReAction=]'' dripping with hypocrisy. He severely downplayed the astounding feats of many a wrestler, and lost much of his support from fans. Not to mention, he ignored that the audience to the shows got in free, as TNA was little more than a theme park attraction. It's the speech that got Brother Ray to split up 3D, become Bully Ray, and join Immortal. What did Hogan say, exactly? Well...

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* Hulk gave [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SapQIU601is a speech speech]] at ''[=ReAction=]'' dripping with hypocrisy. He severely downplayed the astounding feats of many a wrestler, and lost much of his support from fans. Not to mention, he ignored that the audience to the shows got in free, as TNA was little more than a theme park attraction. It's the speech that got Brother Ray to split up 3D, become Bully Ray, and join Immortal. What did Hogan say, exactly? Well...



-->"No wonder this company ''was'' in the shape it's in. It's time to get rid o' the trash, the garbage, the worthless piece of crap out here, and we started with Dixie Carter. Yeah, we're gettin' ''very'' real around here. We are so, real, it's unbelievable. Because, if you don't get over like I said, you're fired. If you don't draw numbers, if you don't entertain, if you don't put asses in seats, if you don't put the coinage in the piggy bank, you're fired. No more games. No more "[[FourthWall Kayfabe]]." "It's a work." "I've won 34 tag team belts." Who gives a damn, how many…fake belts you won!? If you don't draw money, you get fired around here. If you don't put asses in seats, you're gone."
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SapQIU601is Watch it yourself...]]
* Also that night — Wrestling/RicFlair admits he's banged a horse.
** This originated, believe it or not, back in 2001, on the second-to-last epside of Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro, when Wrestling/DustyRhodes made him kiss a donkey. Geddit? Kiss ass?

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-->"No wonder this company ''was'' in the shape it's in. It's time to get rid o' the trash, the garbage, the worthless piece of crap out here, and we started with Dixie Carter. Yeah, we're gettin' ''very'' real around here. We are so, real, it's unbelievable. Because, if you don't get over like I said, you're fired. If you don't draw numbers, if you don't entertain, if you don't put asses in seats, if you don't put the coinage in the piggy bank, you're fired. No more games. No more "[[FourthWall Kayfabe]]."{{Kayfabe}}." "It's a work." "I've won 34 tag team belts." Who gives a damn, how many…fake belts you won!? If you don't draw money, you get fired around here. If you don't put asses in seats, you're gone."
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SapQIU601is Watch it yourself...]]
* Also that night — Wrestling/RicFlair admits he's banged a horse.
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horse. This originated, believe it or not, back in 2001, on the second-to-last epside of Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro, when Wrestling/DustyRhodes made him kiss a donkey. Geddit? Kiss ass?



*** Moot point, for Anderson promptly drops the belt back to Jeff Hardy at Against All Odds.
* ''Victory Road 2011'': A title match that lasts ninety seconds. The final match of the card was Jeff Hardy vs. Sting for the TNA World Championship. However, it took Hardy close to six minutes to head to the ring, visibly strung out. Shortly thereafter, Bischoff comes down to announce it as a No DQ match, but this was a cover-up to hide the fact that he told Sting to forcibly pin Hardy down as quickly as possible before someone got injured. Ninety-seconds later (this includes sixty-seconds of stalling by Jeff Hardy), a visibly pissed-off Sting hit Hardy with a Scorpion Deathdrop and forcibly kept him down for the one-two-three. One of the performers in the main event was so impaired that that he couldn't even work the damn match without there being a real possibility of him injuring someone. If he really was so bad, '''WHY DID YOU EVEN HAVE HIM GO DOWN IN THE FIRST PLACE!?''' Change the damn main event, turn it into a three way between Sting-Anderson-RVD since ''their'' match ended with a countout (stupid in of itself), and actually give the fans something to go home with. Seriously, does anyone in this company know how to run ANY business?
** Wrestling/JeffHardy clearly came out in no condition to perform. Before the match even began, the ref held up his own arms in an "X", a signal to the back that something was wrong. Sting, the ref, and ring announcer Jeremy Borash were visibly not happy with the situation.

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*** Moot point, for Anderson promptly drops the belt back to Jeff Hardy at Against All Odds.
* ''Victory Road 2011'': A title match that lasts ninety seconds. The final match of the card was Jeff Hardy vs. Sting for the TNA World Championship. However, it took Hardy close to six minutes to head to the ring, visibly strung out. Shortly thereafter, Bischoff comes down to announce it as a No DQ match, but this was a cover-up to hide the fact that he told Sting to forcibly pin Hardy down as quickly as possible before someone got injured. Ninety-seconds later (this includes sixty-seconds sixty seconds of stalling by Jeff Hardy), a visibly pissed-off Sting hit Hardy with a Scorpion Deathdrop and forcibly kept him down for the one-two-three. One of the performers in the main event was so impaired that that he couldn't even work the damn match without there being a real possibility of him injuring someone. If he really was so bad, '''WHY DID YOU EVEN HAVE HIM GO DOWN IN THE FIRST PLACE!?''' Change the damn main event, turn it into a three way between Sting-Anderson-RVD since ''their'' match ended with a countout (stupid in of itself), and actually give the fans something to go home with. Seriously, does anyone in this company know how to run ANY business?
** Wrestling/JeffHardy Jeff Hardy clearly came out in no condition to perform. Before the match even began, the ref held up his own arms in an "X", a signal to the back that something was wrong. Sting, the ref, and ring announcer Jeremy Borash were visibly not happy with the situation.



** Sting-Anderson-RVD [[AuthorsSavingThrow is the main event scheduled]] for ''Lockdown 2011'', so at least the match everyone wanted is happening eventually.
*** Anderson was added to the match making it a three-way bout. Despite the contest involving three competitors it doesn't even reach the ten-minute mark before Sting pins Anderson after a Scorpion Deathdrop.



** Amusingly, the live audience for the ''Bound for Glory'' PPV may have shown how bad this return feud is. In a promo given by Jarrett where he berated Hardy for coming back to TNA, Hardy comes out (in a shirt with his own mugshot, which says a lot about his sense of humor or that he still isn't taking the whole "convicted for drug felony/ruining his career/ruining his reputation" thing seriously). They come to blows, and have to be separated by event security. So what gets the most heat in this? Cheers for Hardy "trying" to atone for his mistakes or Jarrett standing up for his company? Boos for Hardy being selfish or Jarrett for being a complaining heel? If you said the biggest moment was the crowd chanting from [[Wrestling/DLoBrown D'Lo Brown]], well, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QmP8tQfu6Dk#t=239s you would be right]]. At this point, the only way this feud would be worse is if the two men fought for the right to use the name "Jeff", but [[OlderThanYouThink that's]] a [[Wrestling/VinceRusso ridiculous]] [[Wrestling/{{WCW}} idea]], [[Wrestling/BookerT right]]? This segment took 10+ minutes. Time that could have been used for the main event which barely lasted 13 minutes. Then on the following Impact they had another confrontation that played out the same way leaving many people wondering why they wasted time on this at the P.P.V. if they were just going to do a rehash on free T.V.?

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** Amusingly, the live audience for the ''Bound for Glory'' PPV may have shown how bad this return feud is. In a promo given by Jarrett where he berated Hardy for coming back to TNA, Hardy comes out (in a shirt with his own mugshot, which says a lot about his sense of humor or that he still isn't taking the whole "convicted for drug felony/ruining his career/ruining his reputation" thing seriously). They come to blows, and have to be separated by event security. So what gets the most heat in this? Cheers for Hardy "trying" to atone for his mistakes or Jarrett standing up for his company? Boos for Hardy being selfish or Jarrett for being a complaining heel? If you said the biggest moment was the crowd chanting from [[Wrestling/DLoBrown D'Lo Brown]], well, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QmP8tQfu6Dk#t=239s you would be right]]. At this point, the only way this feud would be worse is if the two men fought for the right to use the name "Jeff", but [[OlderThanYouThink that's]] a [[Wrestling/VinceRusso ridiculous]] [[Wrestling/{{WCW}} idea]], [[Wrestling/BookerT right]]? This segment took 10+ minutes. Time minutes, time that could have been used for the main event which barely lasted 13 minutes. Then on the following Impact they had another confrontation that played out the same way leaving many people wondering why they wasted time on this at the P.P.V. PPV if they were just going to do a rehash on free T.V.? TV.



* In July 2012, a mysterious masked gang showed up in TNA attacking wrestlers during or before matches. Their symbols was the DeadMansHand and called themselves the Wrestling/AcesAndEights. Interest at first was held wondering who they were. At ''Bound For Glory 2012'', two members faced off against Sting and Bully Ray. During the match another member interfered allowing them to win. Afterwards his mask gets pulled off and its revealed to be...Devon. You could literally hear the air being sucked out of the Arena and the Angle afterwards.

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* In July 2012, a mysterious masked gang showed up in TNA attacking wrestlers during or before matches. Their symbols was the DeadMansHand and called themselves the Wrestling/AcesAndEights. Interest at first was held wondering who they were. At ''Bound For Glory 2012'', two members faced off against Sting and Bully Ray. During the match another member interfered allowing them to win. Afterwards his mask gets pulled off and its revealed to be...Devon. You could literally hear the air being sucked out of the Arena and arena (and the Angle angle) afterwards.



*** Most of the money that should go to the wrestlers goes to a bunch of Z-list celebrities and past-their-prime wrestlers who don't add anything to the product -- Jenna Morasca, who competed in '''that''' ''Victory Road'' match, was paid $500,000 during her time in TNA, and J-Woww from ''Series/JerseyShore'', who showed up for one night to stink up the joint, was paid $10,000 at a minimum.

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*** ** Most of the money that should ''should'' go to the wrestlers goes to a bunch of Z-list celebrities and past-their-prime wrestlers who don't add anything to the product -- Jenna Morasca, who competed in '''that''' ''Victory Road'' match, was paid $500,000 during her time in TNA, and J-Woww from ''Series/JerseyShore'', who showed up for one night to stink up the joint, was paid $10,000 at a minimum.



* Jesse Sorensen's case is a notable one. He was signed in 2011, being built up as a strong contender to Austin Aries's X Division Championship. But then at the 2012 edition of ''Against All Odds'', Jesse got his neck damaged by a top-rope moonsault from Zema Ion. This caused panic among his fans and family, fearing he would never walk again. Soon after, Dixie approached Jesse's mother, assuring her that TNA would take care of the situation.
** But it was not to be: She never did anything about it, leaving Jesse and his family to pay his medical bills, which amounted to hundreds of thousands of dollars. While he was still employed in TNA's management, his pay was so low that he had to work two different jobs as well, just so he could cover the expenses. His mother had to sell her restaurant and file for bankruptcy. All this while Hulk Hogan, his daughter Brooke, and Eric Bischoff were being paid $35,000 a week.

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* Jesse Sorensen's case is a notable one. He was signed in 2011, being built up as a strong contender to Austin Aries's X Division Championship. But then at the 2012 edition of ''Against All Odds'', Jesse got his neck damaged by a top-rope moonsault from Zema Ion. This caused panic among his fans and family, fearing he would never walk again. Soon after, Dixie approached Jesse's mother, assuring her that TNA would take care of the situation.
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situation. But it was not to be: She never did anything about it, leaving Jesse and his family to pay his medical bills, which amounted to hundreds of thousands of dollars. While he was still employed in TNA's management, his pay was so low that he had to work two different jobs as well, just so he could cover the expenses. His mother had to sell her restaurant and file for bankruptcy. All this while Hulk Hogan, his daughter Brooke, and Eric Bischoff were being paid $35,000 a week.



*** And then Jesse was [[ShaggyDogStory fired in 2013]] because of budget cuts. With a company that treats the people who work for and sacrifice their bodies for them that way, the hopes for them going out of business aren't without merit.

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*** ** And then Jesse was [[ShaggyDogStory fired in 2013]] because of budget cuts. With a company that treats the people who work for and sacrifice their bodies for them that way, the hopes for them going out of business aren't without merit.
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'''''Important Note #2''''': If you're here to mention the fact that TNA isn't hardcore all the time and proceed to say that's not how Wrestling/{{ECW}} played (as TNA had most of the same wrestlers), please don't. Despite its name, ECW wasn't always all hardcore all the time, as evidenced by the Malenko/Guerrero matches. It's pointless to even talk about TNA vs. ECW since it was always a ReplacementScrappy for [=WCW=].

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'''''Important Note #2''''': If you're here to mention the fact that TNA isn't hardcore all the time and proceed to say that's not how Wrestling/{{ECW}} played (as TNA had most of the same wrestlers), please don't. Despite don't--despite its name, ECW wasn't always all hardcore all the time, as evidenced by the Malenko/Guerrero matches. It's pointless to even talk about TNA vs. ECW since it was always a ReplacementScrappy for [=WCW=].
WCW.



* ''Victory Road 2009'' was regarded by many as one of the worst wrestling [=PPVs=] in years, and easily the worst PPV of 2009. Utterly predictable, poorly booked, sub-par matches boring and uneventful even by TNA standards...but what sends this show into Horrible territory is the [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9xed1_sharmell-vs-jenna-morasca-victory-r_sport match]] between Sharmell and [[Series/{{Survivor}} Jenna Morasca]], who both have little-to-no experience in the ring. They moved like drunken zombies over the course of ten long, agonizing minutes. It is difficult to articulate the awfulness of this match. ''The Wrestling Observer'' famously gave it a "'''[[BrokeTheRatingScale MINUS! FIVE! STARS!]]'''" rating, and the match soon found its way into both ''{{Website/Botchamania}}'' (which includes a clip of the match in its intro) and [=420chan's=] ''Disasterpiece Theatre''. Still others consider it to be the worst match in the history of the sport.
* In 2010, for the second year in a row, TNA held the title of "Worst PPV of the Year", and in this case possibly one of the worst of all time, with the first ''Hardcore Justice'' PPV. Despite being an Wrestling/{{ECW}} throwback, most of the old ECW stars had to [[WritingAroundTrademarks change their names in order to avoid trademark infringement]] (even then, announcers regularly slipped and brought up the copyrighted names of the wrestlers); and since WWE owns ECW lock stock and barrel, no footage of them could be shown, no entrance music could be played, Wrestling/JoeyStyles is literally WWE property, and even [[Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie Blue Meanie's]] [=bWo=] shirts were now under copyright (which means Vince now owns a ''parody'' of a ''rival promotion'' by ''another'' rival promotion)--which is sad, frankly. More importantly, [[ContinuityLockout nobody born after 1990 knew what was going on]]. The ''In Memoriam'' couldn't mention anyone by name and instead went out to the "men and women" who gave their lives for this industry,

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* ''Victory Road 2009'' was regarded by many as one of the worst wrestling [=PPVs=] in years, and easily the worst PPV of 2009. Utterly predictable, poorly booked, sub-par matches boring and uneventful even by TNA standards...but what sends this show into Horrible territory is the [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9xed1_sharmell-vs-jenna-morasca-victory-r_sport match]] between Sharmell and [[Series/{{Survivor}} Jenna Morasca]], who both have little-to-no experience in the ring. They moved like drunken zombies over the course of ten long, agonizing minutes. It is difficult to articulate the awfulness of this match. ''The Wrestling Observer'' famously gave it a "'''[[BrokeTheRatingScale "[[BrokeTheRatingScale MINUS! FIVE! STARS!]]'''" STARS!]]" rating, and the match soon found its way into both ''{{Website/Botchamania}}'' ''Website/{{Botchamania}}'' (which includes a clip of the match in its intro) and [=420chan's=] ''Disasterpiece Theatre''. Still others Others consider it to be the worst match in the history of the sport.
* In 2010, for the second year in a row, TNA held the title of "Worst PPV of the Year", and in this case possibly one of the worst of all time, with the first ''Hardcore Justice'' PPV. Despite being an Wrestling/{{ECW}} throwback, most of the old ECW stars had to [[WritingAroundTrademarks change their names in order to avoid trademark infringement]] (even then, announcers regularly slipped and brought up the copyrighted names of the wrestlers); and since WWE owns ECW lock stock and barrel, no footage of them could be shown, no entrance music could be played, Wrestling/JoeyStyles is literally WWE property, and even [[Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie Blue Meanie's]] [=bWo=] shirts were now under copyright (which [[note]]which means Vince now owns a ''parody'' of a ''rival promotion'' by ''another'' rival promotion)--which promotion--which is sad, frankly.frankly[[/note]]. More importantly, [[ContinuityLockout nobody born after 1990 knew what was going on]]. The ''In Memoriam'' couldn't mention anyone by name and instead went out to the "men and women" who gave their lives for this industry,



** It opened with the FBI (consisting of [[Wrestling/LittleGuidoMaritato [Little]]] Guido Maritato, Tony [Mama]Luke, and Tracy Smothers, with Sal E. Graziano) versus Kid Kash, Simon Diamond, and Swinger in a six-man tag team match which ended in a... [[GratuitousDiscoSequence dance battle.]] This is extreme.

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** It opened with the FBI (consisting of [[Wrestling/LittleGuidoMaritato [Little]]] Guido Maritato, Tony [Mama]Luke, and Tracy Smothers, with Sal E. Graziano) versus Kid Kash, Simon Diamond, and Swinger in a six-man tag team match which ended in a... in...[[GratuitousDiscoSequence a dance battle.]] This is extreme.



* ''Victory Road 2011'': For the third year in a row, TNA captured the title of worst PPV of the year with this god-awful show, main-evented by a world-title match lasting only 90 seconds, as one of the contenders was strung out to the point of being a health risk. Also included were a match in which AJ was demoted to bumping and selling because an out-of-shape Wrestling/MattHardy dictated the pace, an opener between two aging wrestlers that, at one point saw the two attacking each other with blow-up dolls and plush toys, wrestlers obviously blading and covered in dye, multiple screwjob finishes (and one godawful double count-out) and an unconvincing Women's Wrestling match way below the standards of even WWE Divas.

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* ''Victory Road 2011'': For the third year in a row, TNA captured the title of worst PPV of the year with this god-awful show, main-evented by a world-title match lasting only 90 seconds, as one of the contenders was strung out to the point of being a health risk. Also included were a match in which AJ Styles was demoted to bumping and selling because an out-of-shape Wrestling/MattHardy dictated the pace, an opener between two aging wrestlers that, at one point saw the two attacking each other with blow-up dolls and plush toys, wrestlers obviously blading and covered in dye, multiple screwjob finishes (and (including one godawful double count-out) and an unconvincing Women's Wrestling match way below the standards of even WWE Divas.



* ''Bound for Glory 2011.'' After months of build-up in the Bound for Glory series, Wrestling/BobbyRoode lost in his opportunity for the TNA World Title against an injured Wrestling/KurtAngle, losing in spite of having his arm under the ropes while Kurt was using the ropes for leverage. This completely soured the PPV audience on what was otherwise a solid card for the promotion. The finish did no favors to anyone, as Angle was working hurt and needed to lose the title anyway, and people are protected due to rope breaks so often that Roode just looked like a choker on the biggest night of his career. Worse yet, it had came out a couple days prior that Wrestling/HulkHogan does not believe that Roode was a PPV headliner, and many believe it was due to Hulk's influence that Roode was denied his championship run. Not that it meant anything anyway, because Roode won the belt soon after, following a segment that ate more than three-quarters of an episode of Impact.
** Fans were furious at Hogan's comments, not necessarily because Roode was the toast of TNA, but because Hulk has a history of burying young talent so they don't make him look bad. Hulk and that chucklehead Eric Bischoff turned to Twitter, where they trolled angry fans by referring to them as "[[http://taimapedia.org/images/c/c9/HoganBischoffTwitter.jpg marks]]", then claimed to be '''WORKING THEM ALL, BROTHER'''.

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* ''Bound for Glory 2011.'' After months of build-up in the Bound for Glory series, Wrestling/BobbyRoode lost in his opportunity for the TNA World Title against an injured Wrestling/KurtAngle, losing in spite of having his arm under the ropes while Kurt was using the ropes for leverage. This completely soured the PPV audience on what was otherwise a solid card for the promotion. The finish did no favors to anyone, as Angle was working hurt and needed to lose the title anyway, and people are protected due to rope breaks so often that Roode just looked like a choker on the biggest night of his career. Worse yet, it had came out a couple days prior that Wrestling/HulkHogan does not believe that Roode was a PPV headliner, and many believe it was due to Hulk's influence that Roode was denied his championship run. Not that it meant anything anyway, because Roode won the belt soon after, following a segment that ate more than three-quarters of an episode of Impact. \n** Fans were furious at Hogan's comments, not necessarily because Roode was the toast of TNA, but because Hulk has a history of burying young talent so they don't make him look bad. Hulk and that chucklehead Eric Bischoff turned to Twitter, where they trolled angry fans by referring to them as "[[http://taimapedia.org/images/c/c9/HoganBischoffTwitter.jpg marks]]", then claimed to be '''WORKING THEM ALL, BROTHER'''.



* Throughout the years 2007 and 2008, Wrestling/{{Christian}}'s Coalition dissolved in the worst way imaginable. Not long after the gang became Tag Team Champions at ''Bound For Glory,'' AJ Styles and Tomko, its two most beloved members, not only distract Christian by coming out off-cue (costing him a world championship opportunity) but aid his sworn nemesis [[SpotlightStealingSquad Kurt Angle]] in retaining said title. AJ spends weeks trying to merge the Coalition with the Angle Alliance (as they were now called) but is [[HeroBall suddenly too brainless to actually help Christian]], while Tomko gives subtle notes that he knows creating an EnemyMine out of thin air will fail. Heavy implications are made that [[TheVamp Kurt's wife seduced and conned AJ into it all]]. He's eventually humiliated by losing matches that get him into reindeer and turkey suits to the tune of less than no sympathy from Kurt. Meanwhile, Tomko's awesome "Tomko's for Tomko" speech gets him a failed attempt at a sucker punch from Kurt (who demanded he pick a side). Bafflingly, Christian approved of the speech. Then Tomko tells AJ what Kurt told him. Even after a large group of people "help" him, he can't decide until ''Final Resolution'' in January 2008. His decision? Pretend to side with Christian, then turn on him... because Karen's seduced him again, this time in a bathroom stall, and told him to. Immediately after, Kurt tries to bribe Tomko into the Alliance with Karen, but Tomko declines by citing his wife and kid. Kurt proceeds to disparage his wife leading to and then during a heated brawl between the two. Christian helps him beat Kurt decisively in a match, and even tells him later that the world applauds him for being his own man. Tomko eventually backs up Christian heading into the next PPV, where again Christian is facing Kurt for the title. Cue ''Against All Odds'', in which Tomko turns on Christian out of nowhere, on the grounds that that Christian promised him stardom for years but he never got it. Note that immediately prior to this, and even earlier than that, Tomko was the darling of the audience, which included army members. Following all this was a storyline between AJ and Karen where she and Kurt suddenly fall apart, a couple of PPV multi-man tag team losses by AJ and Tomko to Christian, and a tag team title loss which has horrible post-booking in itself to set up a tournament which Tomko can't even be part of due to a suspension for missing that year's Lockdown Fanfest.

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* Throughout the years 2007 and 2008, Wrestling/{{Christian}}'s Coalition dissolved in the worst way imaginable. Not long after the gang became Tag Team Champions at ''Bound For Glory,'' AJ Styles and Tomko, its two most beloved members, not only distract Christian by coming out off-cue (costing him a world championship opportunity) but aid his sworn nemesis [[SpotlightStealingSquad Kurt Angle]] in retaining said title. AJ spends weeks trying to merge the Coalition with the Angle Alliance (as they were now called) but is [[HeroBall suddenly too brainless to actually help Christian]], while Tomko gives subtle notes that he knows creating an EnemyMine out of thin air will fail. Heavy implications are made that [[TheVamp Kurt's wife wife]] seduced and conned AJ into it all]].all. He's eventually humiliated by losing matches that get him into reindeer and turkey suits to the tune of less than no sympathy from Kurt. Meanwhile, Tomko's awesome "Tomko's for Tomko" speech gets him a failed attempt at a sucker punch from Kurt (who demanded he pick a side). Bafflingly, Christian approved of the speech. Then Tomko tells AJ what Kurt told him. Even after a large group of people "help" him, he can't decide until ''Final Resolution'' in January 2008. His decision? Pretend to side with Christian, then turn on him... because Karen's seduced him again, this time in a bathroom stall, and told him to. Immediately after, Kurt tries to bribe Tomko into the Alliance with Karen, but Tomko declines by citing his wife and kid. Kurt proceeds to disparage his wife leading to and then during a heated brawl between the two. Christian helps him beat Kurt decisively in a match, and even tells him later that the world applauds him for being his own man. Tomko eventually backs up Christian heading into the next PPV, where again Christian is facing Kurt for the title. Cue ''Against All Odds'', in which Tomko turns on Christian out of nowhere, on the grounds that that Christian promised him stardom for years but he never got it. Note that immediately prior to this, and even earlier than that, Tomko was the darling of the audience, which included army members. Following all this was a storyline between AJ and Karen where she and Kurt suddenly fall apart, a couple of PPV multi-man tag team losses by AJ and Tomko to Christian, and a tag team title loss which has horrible post-booking in itself to set up a tournament which Tomko can't even be part of due to a suspension for missing that year's Lockdown Fanfest.



* One of TNA's worst traits has to be its [[PanderingToTheBase constant pandering]] to the Impact Zone. Every little jab at the WWE is designed to please the WCW/ECW fans. The fans appear to have no mind of their own and [[CheapHeat bark like circus seals]] whenever [=McMahon=]'s name comes up.

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* One of TNA's worst traits has to be its [[PanderingToTheBase constant pandering]] to the Impact Zone. Every little jab at the WWE is designed to please the WCW/ECW fans. The fans appear to have no mind of their own and [[CheapHeat bark like circus seals]] whenever Vince [=McMahon=]'s name comes up.



** A couple [[Characters/WWEDivas Divas]] posed for ''Playboy'' pictorials, boo freaking hoo. How a firm that had Traci Brooks pose for an online-only ''Playboy'' spread can bash the Divas for being eye candy is beyond ridiculous. TNA really thinks wrestling fans are idiots.

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** A couple [[Characters/WWEDivas Divas]] posed for ''Playboy'' pictorials, boo pictorials? Boo freaking hoo. How a firm that had Traci Brooks pose for an online-only ''Playboy'' spread can bash the Divas for being eye candy is beyond ridiculous. TNA really thinks wrestling fans are idiots.



* TNA's grievous mishandling of the Main Event Mafia "regrouping." TNA gave much promotion for the return of a group known only as "They" on 2/3/11. TNA newcomer Crimson came out in a suit, saying "they" made him [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse an offer he couldn't refuse]], and even had Wrestling/ScottSteiner make his TNA return the week before the reveal. In the meantime, however TNA had not secured the contract of Wrestling/BookerT, and kept fumbling with Wrestling/{{Sting}}'s (see below), and they granted Wrestling/KevinNash his release for whatever reason, allowing Booker and Nash to make triumphant returns at the Wrestling/RoyalRumble event three days after the Steiner return aired. This of course, left TNA scrambling for alternates at the eleventh hour, and they instead turned to Fortune to make a HeelFaceTurn, which was a better move for the company anyway as it put four TNA originals in the spotlight for a change. Of course, this would have made more sense if TNA had not ran a segment where Crimson choked out AJ in the back, as well as another backstage segment in which Kurt Angle completely waffled Styles with a baseball bat.

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* TNA's grievous mishandling of the Main Event Mafia "regrouping." TNA gave much promotion for the return of a group known only as "They" on 2/3/11. TNA newcomer Crimson came out in a suit, saying "they" made him [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse an offer he couldn't refuse]], and even had Wrestling/ScottSteiner make his TNA return the week before the reveal. In the meantime, however however, TNA had not secured the contract of Wrestling/BookerT, and kept fumbling with Wrestling/{{Sting}}'s (see below), and they granted Wrestling/KevinNash his release for whatever reason, allowing Booker and Nash to make triumphant returns at the Wrestling/RoyalRumble event ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble'' three days after the Steiner return aired. This of course, left TNA scrambling for alternates at the eleventh hour, and they instead turned to Fortune to make a HeelFaceTurn, which was a better move for the company anyway as it put four TNA originals in the spotlight for a change. Of course, this would have made more sense if TNA had not ran a segment where Crimson choked out AJ in the back, as well as another backstage segment in which Kurt Angle completely waffled Styles with a baseball bat.



* 2012 introduced an angle where [[Wrestling/FrankieKazarian Kazarian]] and Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels tried to prove Wrestling/AJStyles was having an affair with his boss, Dixie Carter, leading to AJ, professional athlete and all, being knocked out by Dixie's non-wrestling husband. Dixie revealed that in reality she and AJ were secretly giving aid to a pregnant drunkard crackhead named Claire Lynch, but Daniels and Kaz apparently knew about this the entire time and quickly revealed that AJ was the baby's father. AJ found this accusation so offensive that he demanded to wrestle Daniels in a match with the stipulation where he would admit to being the father if he lost or taking a [[DaddyDNATest paternity test]] to prove his innocence. Even though AJ won the match, the whole thing turned out to be a wash, as a woman posing as Claire's lawyer informed everyone that Daniels paid Claire to make the whole ridiculous story up. This could at least have worked to make him an even bigger heel but it was ''never mentioned again''. One would think Dixie Carter at least would discipline Daniels and Kaz someway after such a revelation, considering all the embarrassment their lies caused her and her company. The angle ran away with Website/WrestleCrap's [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/claire-lynch-the-2012-gooker-award-winner/ Gooker award for the year]].

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* 2012 introduced an angle where [[Wrestling/FrankieKazarian Kazarian]] and Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels tried to prove Wrestling/AJStyles was having an affair with his boss, Dixie Carter, leading to AJ, professional athlete and all, being knocked out by Dixie's non-wrestling husband. Dixie revealed that in reality she and AJ were secretly giving aid to a pregnant drunkard crackhead named Claire Lynch, but Daniels and Kaz apparently knew about this the entire time and quickly revealed that AJ was the baby's father. AJ found this accusation so offensive that he demanded to wrestle Daniels in a match with the stipulation where he would admit to being the father if he lost or taking take a [[DaddyDNATest paternity test]] to prove his innocence. Even though AJ won the match, the whole thing turned out to be a wash, as a woman posing as Claire's lawyer informed everyone that Daniels paid Claire to make the whole ridiculous story up. This could at least have worked to make him an even bigger heel but it was ''never mentioned again''. One would think Dixie Carter at least would discipline Daniels and Kaz someway after such a revelation, considering all the embarrassment their lies caused her and her company. The angle ran away with Website/WrestleCrap's [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/claire-lynch-the-2012-gooker-award-winner/ Gooker award for the year]].



*** The Big O: turned down. Despite placing in the Top Six when TNA held a voting for who fans wanted to see come in for it.

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*** The Big O: turned down. Despite down despite placing in the Top Six when TNA held a voting for who fans wanted to see come in for it.



** So your shot to be the next big thing in wrestling? There were four Gut Check contestants who did anything of value in TNA, plus two who needed a gimmick change to work. That's 5/14, or 40%. And only one enjoyed lasting employment so less than 10%. Or, to put it in more direct terms, a failure on TNA's part.

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** So your shot to be the next big thing in wrestling? There were four Gut Check contestants who did anything of value in TNA, plus two who needed a gimmick change to work. That's 5/14, or 40%.6/14, less than 50%. And only one enjoyed lasting employment so less than 10%. Or, to put it in more direct terms, a failure on TNA's part.



* TNA also made the brilliant decision to reenact the (sigh) Wrestling/MondayNightWars in the first half of 2010, [[AesopAmnesia apparently forgetting the outcome of that little skirmish]], ''and'' despite the fact that they have considerably worse ratings then WWE. This in itself was merely a poor business decision, but the angles that were run at the time were easily the worst angles in years, including the BadassDecay of Abyss reaching its low point, [[DepravedBisexual Orlando Jordan's bisexuality becoming an angle]], Ric Flair and Hogan's WWE Hall of Fame rings becoming [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs more valuable that the actual TNA Championship]], Bubba the Love Sponge being there at all, Tag Team Championship reigns so bad they've made the title worthless, and the recreation of the [=nWo=] even though everyone involved is over the hill. Within six months, TNA had to switch back to Thursday nights, and actually lost viewers in the long run due to this decision.

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* TNA also made the [[SarcasmMode brilliant decision decision]] to reenact the (sigh) Wrestling/MondayNightWars in the first half of 2010, [[AesopAmnesia apparently forgetting the outcome of that little skirmish]], ''and'' despite the fact that they have considerably worse ratings then than WWE. This in itself was merely a poor business decision, but the angles that were run at the time were easily the worst angles in years, including the BadassDecay of Abyss reaching its low point, [[DepravedBisexual Orlando Jordan's bisexuality becoming an angle]], Ric Flair and Hogan's WWE Hall of Fame rings becoming [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs more valuable that the actual TNA Championship]], Bubba the Love Sponge being there at all, Tag Team Championship reigns so bad they've made the title worthless, and the recreation of the [=nWo=] even though everyone involved is over the hill. Within six months, TNA had to switch back to Thursday nights, and actually lost viewers in the long run due to this decision.



"I wonder how many times Knobbs has applied an abdominal stretch in his career. [[BackhandedCompliment Well done.]]"\\

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"I wonder how many times Knobbs has applied an abdominal stretch in his career. [[BackhandedCompliment [[StealthInsult Well done.]]"\\



* Ric Flair comes out to interrupt Hogan's promo, looking to take him out and getting cheered like crazy by the audience, [[ShockingSwerve then throws it all away by aligning his group]] Fourtune with Immortal[[note]](retreads of the Four Horsemen and the [=nWo=], respectively)[[/note]]. Not only did this invalidate much of their potential as mouthpieces for their groups, it ignored their ''decades-long blood feud.'' It also yielded a group consisting of what was then around 2/3 of their whole roster, all of whom were heels. Not even Wrestling/VinceRusso could get behind it, and it was more Hulk and Bischoff's idea than his.
* Also of note--nobody in Fourtune were fit to be heels. in fact, Immortal was widely considered to be their greatest foil!

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* Ric Flair comes out to interrupt Hogan's promo, looking to take him out and getting cheered like crazy by the audience, [[ShockingSwerve then throws it all away by aligning his group]] Fourtune with Immortal[[note]](retreads of the Four Horsemen and the [=nWo=], respectively)[[/note]]. Not only did this invalidate much of their potential as mouthpieces for their groups, it ignored their ''decades-long blood feud.'' It also yielded a group consisting of what was then around 2/3 of their whole roster, all of whom were heels. Not even Wrestling/VinceRusso could get behind it, and it was more Hulk and Bischoff's idea than his.
* Also
his. [[note]]Also of note--nobody in Fourtune were fit to be heels. in fact, Immortal was widely considered to be their greatest foil! foil![[/note]]



* The establishment of the Knockouts Tag Team Championship was a good idea... executed far too late. There are only nine people left in the division, and yet they still managed to get ''three people'' to hold the belt at the same time. TNA has even lost six of their best Knockouts, and they still thought it was a good idea to keep the title around. The major storylines have only been driving the wedge further, with the whole Knockout division showing no real concept of priorities and a bounty on all the titles except the Knockout tag team. Oh, and by the way, Eric Young is one of the final champions, and he and his partner are the longest reigning champs in the belt's history (mostly because they never got screentime).
* Rob Van Dam wins the TNA World Heavyweight Championship — not so bad. Except that AJ Styles, the man many consider to be the greatest wrestler alive, [[CurbStompBattle was completely decimated by Van Dam]]. RVD then says in an interview that he won't drop the title to anyone who didn't work in the Attitude Era — not so good. TNA nearly uses up all the guaranteed appearances for RVD in his contract, so they book him into an injury angle that lets him vacate the title without having to lose a match to ''anyone'' — fuckup of epic proportions, made worse when he showed up a month later, completely peachy, on the same night they crowned a new champ! It's just another reminder of how badly TNA is mismanaged, and another thing people will point to when the inevitable ''Death of TNA'' book is written.

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* The establishment of the Knockouts Tag Team Championship was a good idea... idea, executed far too late. There are only nine people left in the division, and yet they still managed to get ''three people'' to hold the belt at the same time. TNA has even lost six of their best Knockouts, and they still thought it was a good idea to keep the title around. The major storylines have only been driving the wedge further, with the whole Knockout division showing no real concept of priorities and a bounty on all the titles except the Knockout tag team. Oh, and by the way, Eric Young is one of the final champions, and he and his partner are the longest reigning champs in the belt's history (mostly because they never got screentime).
* Rob Van Dam wins the TNA World Heavyweight Championship — not Championship? Not so bad. Except [[note]]Well, except for the fact that AJ Styles, the man many consider to be the greatest wrestler alive, [[CurbStompBattle was completely decimated by Van Dam]]. Dam]].[[/note]] RVD then says in an interview that he won't drop the title to anyone who didn't work in the Attitude Era — not Era? Not so good. TNA nearly uses up all the guaranteed appearances for RVD in his contract, so they book him into an injury angle that lets him vacate the title without having to lose a match to ''anyone'' — fuckup ''anyone''? Fuckup of epic proportions, made worse when he showed up a month later, completely peachy, on the same night they crowned a new champ! It's just another reminder of how badly TNA is mismanaged, and another thing people will point to when the inevitable ''Death of TNA'' book is written.
10th Apr '16 2:30:07 PM Gimere
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* ''Victory Road 2009'', regarded by many as one of the worst wrestling [=PPVs=] in years, and easily the worst PPV of 2009. Utterly predictable, poorly booked, sub-par matches boring and uneventful even by TNA standards...but what sends this show into Horrible territory is the [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9xed1_sharmell-vs-jenna-morasca-victory-r_sport match]] between Sharmell and [[Series/{{Survivor}} Jenna Morasca]], who both have little-to-no experience in the ring. They moved like drunken zombies over the course of ten long, agonizing minutes. It is difficult to articulate the awfulness of this match. ''The Wrestling Observer'' famously gave it a "'''[[BrokeTheRatingScale MINUS! FIVE! STARS!]]'''" rating, and the match soon found its way into both ''{{Website/Botchamania}}'' (which includes a clip of the match in its intro) and [=420chan's=] ''Disasterpiece Theatre''. Still others consider it to be the worst match in the history of the sport.

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\n* ''Victory Road 2009'', 2009'' was regarded by many as one of the worst wrestling [=PPVs=] in years, and easily the worst PPV of 2009. Utterly predictable, poorly booked, sub-par matches boring and uneventful even by TNA standards...but what sends this show into Horrible territory is the [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9xed1_sharmell-vs-jenna-morasca-victory-r_sport match]] between Sharmell and [[Series/{{Survivor}} Jenna Morasca]], who both have little-to-no experience in the ring. They moved like drunken zombies over the course of ten long, agonizing minutes. It is difficult to articulate the awfulness of this match. ''The Wrestling Observer'' famously gave it a "'''[[BrokeTheRatingScale MINUS! FIVE! STARS!]]'''" rating, and the match soon found its way into both ''{{Website/Botchamania}}'' (which includes a clip of the match in its intro) and [=420chan's=] ''Disasterpiece Theatre''. Still others consider it to be the worst match in the history of the sport.



* TNA's known for some of the worst gimmick matches, which tend to favor uniqueness over logic. However, none are as stupid as the King Of The Mountain match which went, as Website/WrestleCrap explains, like this:

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* TNA's known for some of the worst gimmick matches, {{gimmick matches}}, which tend to favor uniqueness over logic. However, none are as stupid as the King Of The Mountain match which went, as Website/WrestleCrap explains, like this:



** [[strike:Garrett and Wes getting wins over Kurt Angle in singles competition]] [[FanonDiscontinuity This never happened.]]

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** [[strike:Garrett Garrett and Wes getting wins over Kurt Angle in singles competition]] competit--wait, no, [[FanonDiscontinuity This this never happened.]]



** Her background is in PR, not wrestling or even business as such. So it figures about the only thing she does right is playing hostess at house shows: glad-handing fans, posing for photos, etc. For this, she [[PhotoOpWithTheDog remains a beloved figure in the IWC]] even as her morbid inadequacies are apparent. And even that crashed and burned once she became an onscreen character and her awfulness was on display for all to see, at which point only the most hardcore TNA fans are willing to defend her. She always came across as a 16-year-old girl pretending to be a corporate professional.
** [[InsultToRocks Except that 16-year-olds learn from their mistakes.]]
** An infamous promo of hers after Bound for Glory 2009 where she told the roster to "step it up" and improve their game, in a time when TNA was working to restore itself and had been putting on rather good shows and matches. Then came the changeover. Carter, who puts the "rat" in "desperate", was promised a new Monday Night War and big dollars in exchange for giving over creative control of her company to Bischoff and Hogan, because that always ends well. Any amount of research beyond "Hulk Hogan! I know that name!" should have made her think twice.

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** Her background is in PR, not wrestling or even business as such. So it figures about the only thing she does right is playing hostess at house shows: glad-handing fans, posing for photos, etc. For this, she [[PhotoOpWithTheDog remains remained a beloved figure in the IWC]] even as her morbid inadequacies are apparent. And apparent, though even that eventually crashed and burned once she became an onscreen character and her awfulness was on display for all to see, at which point only the most hardcore TNA fans are willing to defend her. She always came across as a 16-year-old girl pretending to be a corporate professional.
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professional, except that [[InsultToRocks Except that 16-year-olds learn from their mistakes.]]
** An infamous promo of hers after Bound ''Bound for Glory 2009 2009'' where she told the roster to "step it up" and improve their game, in a time when TNA was working to restore itself and had been putting on rather good shows and matches. Then came the changeover. Carter, who puts the "rat" in "desperate", was promised a new Monday Night War and big dollars in exchange for giving over creative control of her company to Bischoff and Hogan, because that always ends well. Any amount of research beyond "Hulk Hogan! I know that name!" should have made her think twice.



** Severe talent and money mismanagement. In interviews, she always goes on about how [[{{Hypocrite}} loyalty is important in TNA]] when she's never shown any of that to the roster. Taylor Wilde admitted as Knockouts Champion that her pay was so marginal she had to work a second job, and Jesse Neal qualified for food stamps to support himself and his fiancée. Even [[Wrestling/GailKim Gail Kim]] was paid not even a third of what WWE had offered to pay her in 2008, during her amazing feud with [[Wrestling/KiaStevens Awesome Kong]].
*** Most of the money that should go to the wrestlers goes to a bunch of Z-list celebrities and past-their-prime wrestlers who don't add anything to the product -- Jenna Morasca, who competed in "''that one''" ''Victory Road'' match, was paid $500,000 during her time in TNA, and J-Woww from ''[[Series/JerseyShore Jersey Shore]]'', who showed up for one night to stink up the joint, was paid $10,000 at a minimum.

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** Severe talent and money mismanagement. In interviews, she always goes on about how [[{{Hypocrite}} loyalty is important in TNA]] when she's never shown any of that to the roster. Taylor Wilde admitted as Knockouts Champion that her pay was so marginal she had to work a second job, and Jesse Neal qualified for food stamps to support himself and his fiancée. Even [[Wrestling/GailKim Gail Kim]] Wrestling/GailKim was paid not even a third of what WWE had offered to pay her in 2008, during her amazing feud with [[Wrestling/KiaStevens Awesome Kong]].
*** Most of the money that should go to the wrestlers goes to a bunch of Z-list celebrities and past-their-prime wrestlers who don't add anything to the product -- Jenna Morasca, who competed in "''that one''" '''that''' ''Victory Road'' match, was paid $500,000 during her time in TNA, and J-Woww from ''[[Series/JerseyShore Jersey Shore]]'', ''Series/JerseyShore'', who showed up for one night to stink up the joint, was paid $10,000 at a minimum.



* [[Wrestling/MontelVontaviousPorter MVP]]'s arrival in TNA was intended to keep Heel!Dixie from abusing her power over the company. He initially supported Eric Young as he became the World Champion, but was turned heel a little while later to take his own shot at Young for the belt, becoming the very same person he was meant to stop despite Dixie still being a very prominent part of Impact. Comparisons to Wrestling/TheAuthority angle over on WWE were inevitable.

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* [[Wrestling/MontelVontaviousPorter MVP]]'s arrival in TNA was intended to keep Heel!Dixie from abusing her power over the company. He initially supported Eric Young as he became the World Champion, but was turned heel a little while later to take his own shot at Young for the belt, becoming the very same person he was meant to stop despite Dixie still being a very prominent part of Impact. Comparisons to WWE's Wrestling/TheAuthority angle over on WWE were inevitable.
4th Apr '16 10:34:32 PM RavenBlack
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* In 2013, Dixie, who had already pissed away all of her goodwill among the vast majority of the IWC, decided to try a PR stunt: a Twitter AMA using the #[=AskDixie=] hashtag. [[http://taimapedia.org/index.php?title=AskDixie This was]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATDru0DWExA a very]] [[SchmuckBait bad idea]].

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* In 2013, mere days after firing Sorensen as well as several others, Dixie, who had already pissed away all of her goodwill among the vast majority of the IWC, decided to try a PR stunt: a Twitter AMA using the #[=AskDixie=] hashtag. [[http://taimapedia.org/index.php?title=AskDixie This was]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATDru0DWExA a very]] [[SchmuckBait bad idea]].
4th Apr '16 10:23:22 PM RavenBlack
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*** Sam Shaw: made two appearances, fall guy for Jay Bradley, repackaged. Now makes regular appearances on Impact feuding with Ken Anderson over Christy Hemme.

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*** Sam Shaw: made two appearances, fall guy for Jay Bradley, repackaged. Now makes Made regular appearances on Impact feuding with Ken Anderson over Christy Hemme.Hemme then teaming/feuding with Gunner, released when the latter ended.



*** Jay Bradley: pushed for a few minutes, went to Japan, released.

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*** Jay Bradley: pushed for a few minutes, went to Japan, released.released, eventually brought back and repackaged as Aiden O'Shae.



*** Wrestling/IvelisseVelez: turned down, which made several heads bang against the wall and made one appearance as a temporary Aces and Eights member

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*** Wrestling/IvelisseVelez: turned down, which made several heads bang against the wall and made one appearance as a temporary Aces and Eights membermember.



*** Magno: turned down after botching some of his moves during his match against Adam Pearce

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*** Magno: turned down after botching some of his moves during his match against Adam PearcePearce.



** So your shot to be the next big thing in wrestling? There were four Gut Check contestants who did anything of value in TNA, plus one who needed a gimmick change to work. That's 5/14, or 40%. And only one enjoyed lasting employment so less than 10%. Or, to put it in more direct terms, a failure on TNA's part.

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** So your shot to be the next big thing in wrestling? There were four Gut Check contestants who did anything of value in TNA, plus one two who needed a gimmick change to work. That's 5/14, or 40%. And only one enjoyed lasting employment so less than 10%. Or, to put it in more direct terms, a failure on TNA's part.
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