Speaking of news is there any wrestler outside of Sting and Cena that has a reputation as a nice guy backstage and outside of the ring?
"It isn't jumping the shark if you never come back down." Chuck
I remember those promos with that weird guy....looked like a child molestor
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So, i am now of the belief WWE doesn't want TNA to go away, and im sure this has been brought up, but i figured out the proof.
So, what happened during the lol monday night wars v2?
Raw ratings stayed pretty much the same, impact ratings dropped by 30% or more. What did this prove? It showed that TNA is mostly made up of WWE fans.
So, following this, Smackdown was always more successful on Thursday nights, Smackdown has a really dedicated audience, as shown by it's rating not droping when they moved TUF against it, theres only a certain segment of their predominatly adult male audience who will stay home on Friday and watch wrestling.
Smackdown would get a better rating if it was on Thursday, and following what we learned on Monday nights, it would draw away from tNA, which would probably go from it's current 1.1 or 1 too a .6, which would be atrocious.
But Smackdown, despite being the top rated show on scfy, doesn't move, why?
Well, number 1, rating doesn't improve ad revenue for wrestling, that's been proven for years and years.
And this is why i believe they don't want impact to be hurt, because the number 2 reason has to be it would hurt impact a lot.
It may also be that Syfy doesn't want to give up a Thursday night slot to WWE. That's almost an entire night's prime-time slot.
True, but 'rasslin doesn't really fit in with the Sci-Fi brand. You could certainly do it, but then it would be like my local comic book shop that also uses their eBay account to sell vacuum cleaners and metal detectors the owner buys on Black Friday sales. It makes money, but it's kinda weird.