History Horrible / TNA

13th Sep '16 7:57:44 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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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 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]].

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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 Wrestling/TaylorWilde 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 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]].
13th Sep '16 7:27:02 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** 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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** 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 Wrestling/{{DOC|Gallows}} (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.
8th Sep '16 4:56:10 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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'''''Important Note #1''''': If something bad was an isolated incident or simply stupid, it does not make the whole thing Horrible. Merely being offensive in its subject matter is not enough to justify a work as So Bad It's Horrible. Hard as it is to imagine at times, there's a market for all types of deviancy (no matter how small a niche it is). It has to ''fail to appeal even to that niche'' to qualify as this.

'''''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 #1''''': Notes''''':

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If something bad was an isolated incident or simply stupid, it does not make the whole thing Horrible. Merely being offensive in its subject matter is not enough to justify a work as So Bad It's Horrible. Hard as it is to imagine at times, there's a market for all types of deviancy (no matter how small a niche it is). It has to ''fail to appeal even to that niche'' to qualify as this.

'''''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.
1st Sep '16 9:11:10 PM Gimere
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** Team 3D fought Wrestling/BallsMahoney (wrestling under the name "Kahoney" for this PPV) and Axl Rotten in a match that culminated in the two men fighting with ''toy lightsabers'' and treating a styrofoam head as a steel chair. This was played straight.

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** Team 3D fought Wrestling/BallsMahoney (wrestling under the name "Kahoney" for this PPV) and Axl Rotten in a match that culminated in the two men fighting with ''toy lightsabers'' and treating a styrofoam head as a steel chair. This was chair, which were played completely straight.



* ''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 (including 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 (including one godawful double count-out) and an unconvincing Women's Wrestling match way below the standards of even the worst WWE Divas.



* TNA's decision to replace their iconic six-sided ring [[http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2619373/tna_wrestling_replaces_six_sided_ring.html?cat=14 with a traditional four-sided ring]] was met with universal disdain, as it essentially furthered TNA's transformation into a WWE knockoff. The change was meant to appeal to the new talent TNA hired (i.e. Wrestling/HulkHogan), and the TNA crowd wound up booing Hogan after the announcement was made. Hogan responded by saying "Real wrestling happens in a four-sided ring." Now there are some advantages to using a four-sided ring, particularly since many wrestlers are trained in them and they can allow for more protection from bumps; but the wrestlers at TNA had been using the six-sided style for years by that point, had to completely change their style, and weren't told beforehand. Terry Bollea just enjoys throwing his weight around.

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* TNA's decision to replace their iconic six-sided ring [[http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2619373/tna_wrestling_replaces_six_sided_ring.html?cat=14 with a traditional four-sided ring]] was met with universal disdain, as it essentially furthered TNA's transformation into a WWE knockoff. The change was meant to appeal to the new talent TNA hired (i.e. Wrestling/HulkHogan), and the TNA crowd wound up booing Hogan after the announcement was made. Hogan responded by saying "Real wrestling happens in a four-sided ring." Now there are some advantages to using a four-sided ring, particularly since many wrestlers are trained in them and they can allow for more protection from bumps; but the wrestlers at TNA had been using the six-sided style for years by that point, had to completely change their style, and weren't told about the change beforehand. Terry Bollea just enjoys throwing his weight around.



* The TNA Knockouts Championship deserves its own page given the amount of times the creative team have played hot potato with it. See the Wall Banger entry for details on the infamous Lockbox fiasco but suffice to say Madison Rayne ended up as a good champion for a few months...before she lost it to Wrestling/AngelinaLove via DQ and then was immediately awarded it back on ''Impact''? What's worse is that they counted both title reigns instead of just admitting their mistake. Then Angelina wins the belt back (legitimately this time) a couple of weeks later. Then she loses it a few weeks later to Tara who lays down for Wrestling/MadisonRayne to win the belt back on the next episode of ''Impact''.

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* The TNA Knockouts Championship deserves its own page given the amount of times the creative team have played hot potato with it. See the Wall Banger entry for details on the The infamous Lockbox fiasco was bad enough, but suffice to say Madison Rayne ended up as a good champion for a few months...before she lost it to Wrestling/AngelinaLove via DQ and then was immediately awarded it back on ''Impact''? What's worse is that they counted both title reigns instead of just admitting their mistake. Then Angelina wins the belt back (legitimately this time) a couple of weeks later. Then she loses it a few weeks later to Tara who lays down for Wrestling/MadisonRayne to win the belt back on the next episode of ''Impact''.



** This is not related to Jeff being champion, but this '''HAD''' to be mentioned on here. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jzScgAhSt0 This promo]]...[[{{Narm}} no words]] can describe it.

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** * This is not related to Jeff being champion, but this '''HAD''' to be mentioned on here. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jzScgAhSt0 This promo]]...[[{{Narm}} no words]] can describe it.
28th Aug '16 11:57:31 AM Hallwings
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** Eric Young becoming World champion. First of all, he was still doing the stale "comedy" character, which makes it the equivalent of WWE having Santino win their world title - i.e. the one guy who shouldn't be the face of the company, being the face of the company. Secondly, there was no build to the title match beyond however much of the show took place between Young becoming number one contender & the opening bell to the title match, since it all happened on one show. But the most idiotic thing of all? It was just rehashing Daniel Bryan's title win from ''[=WrestleMania=] XXX'' (Y'know, '''the biggest pro-wrestling show of the year''') a few weeks earlier, and everyone promptly called TNA on this. [[note]]Bearded underdog wins opening match for title shot, goes into title match with injured arm but still wins title on same night he became #1 contender. The big difference being people were screaming at WWE to let Bryan be champion for a year while people were hoping Young would be getting time to rebuild after being one half of the Knockout Tag Team Champions[[/note]]. Regardless of what you think of Young, this was a terrible way to book his first world championship win.

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** Eric Young becoming World champion. First of all, he was still doing the stale "comedy" character, which makes it the equivalent of WWE having Santino win their world title - i.e. the one guy who shouldn't be the face of the company, being the face of the company. Secondly, there was no build to the title match beyond however much of the show took place between Young becoming number one contender & the opening bell to the title match, since it all happened on one show. But the most idiotic thing of all? It was just rehashing Daniel Bryan's title win from ''[=WrestleMania=] XXX'' (Y'know, '''the biggest pro-wrestling show of the year''') a few weeks earlier, and everyone promptly called TNA on this. [[note]]Bearded [[note]](Bearded underdog wins opening match for title shot, goes into title match with injured arm but still wins title on same night he became #1 contender. The big difference being people were screaming at WWE to let Bryan be champion for a year while people were hoping Young would be getting time to rebuild after being one half of the Knockout Tag Team Champions[[/note]].Champions)[[/note]]. Regardless of what you think of Young, this was a terrible way to book his first world championship win.
27th Aug '16 7:23:45 PM Gimere
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** Eric Young becoming World champion. First of all, he was still doing the stale "comedy" character, which makes it the equivalent of WWE having Santino win their world title - i.e. the one guy who shouldn't be the face of the company, being the face of the company. Secondly, there was no build to the title match beyond however much of the show took place between Young becoming number one contender & the opening bell to the title match, since it all happened on one show. But the most idiotic thing of all? It was just rehashing Daniel Bryan's title win from ''[=WrestleMania=] XXX'' (Y'know, '''the biggest pro-wrestling show of the year''') a few weeks earlier, and everyone promptly called TNA on this.(bearded underdog wins opening match for title shot, goes into title match with injured arm but still wins title on same night he became #1 contender. The big difference being people were screaming at WWE to let Bryan be champion for a year while people were hoping Young would be getting time to rebuild after being one half of the Knockout Tag Team Champions). Regardless of what you think of Young, this was a terrible way to book his first world championship win.

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** Eric Young becoming World champion. First of all, he was still doing the stale "comedy" character, which makes it the equivalent of WWE having Santino win their world title - i.e. the one guy who shouldn't be the face of the company, being the face of the company. Secondly, there was no build to the title match beyond however much of the show took place between Young becoming number one contender & the opening bell to the title match, since it all happened on one show. But the most idiotic thing of all? It was just rehashing Daniel Bryan's title win from ''[=WrestleMania=] XXX'' (Y'know, '''the biggest pro-wrestling show of the year''') a few weeks earlier, and everyone promptly called TNA on this.(bearded [[note]]Bearded underdog wins opening match for title shot, goes into title match with injured arm but still wins title on same night he became #1 contender. The big difference being people were screaming at WWE to let Bryan be champion for a year while people were hoping Young would be getting time to rebuild after being one half of the Knockout Tag Team Champions).Champions[[/note]]. Regardless of what you think of Young, this was a terrible way to book his first world championship win.
26th Jun '16 11:13:39 PM Mizerous
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** This is not related to Jeff being champion, but this '''HAD''' to be mentioned on here. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jzScgAhSt0 This promo]]...[[Narm no words]] can describe it.

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** This is not related to Jeff being champion, but this '''HAD''' to be mentioned on here. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jzScgAhSt0 This promo]]...[[Narm [[{{Narm}} no words]] can describe it.
26th Jun '16 11:12:29 PM Mizerous
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** This is not related to Jeff being champion, but this '''HAD''' to be mentioned on here. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jzScgAhSt0 This promo]]...[[Narm no words]] can describe it.
1st Jun '16 6:52:18 AM JamesAustin
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*** Sam Shaw: made two appearances, fall guy for Jay Bradley, repackaged. Made regular appearances on Impact feuding with Ken Anderson over Christy Hemme then teaming/feuding with Gunner, released when the latter ended.

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*** Sam Shaw: made two appearances, fall guy for Jay Bradley, repackaged. Made regular appearances on Impact feuding with Ken Anderson Wrestling/KenAnderson over Christy Hemme Wrestling/ChristyHemme then teaming/feuding with Gunner, released when the latter ended.
30th May '16 11:18:38 AM Nyame
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* [[http://411mania.com/wrestling/new-details-on-tnas-possible-investorsbuyers/ Her business plan to get TNA more investors]] is to offer them 10% of TNA's shares for investing so she can keep the controlling stake. That's basically asking people to donate money -- something no one is going to do thanks to Dixie's history of terrible business decisions. Just about everyone considers this ridiculous, as Dixie has had numerous chances and squandered all of them, not to mention the fact that the company might fold within the year at the rate it's going. If Dixie really cared about TNA, she'd sell the controlling stake as TNA won't live to see 2017 without an investor.
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