(TNA) I am loving NWA-TNA

(TNA) I am loving NWA-TNA

Post by David E. Powel » Tue, 07 Feb 2006 04:06:14


Maybe it is the later night time slot, it just feels so darn old school
- It isn't aged, or not "new," I mean, guys like XTian and Jarrett's
heel posse are definitely "up to the minute" for 2006 in how they look,
etc. but it is just so cool... just has a famiiar feel to it, the
production values are good, not as "dark" as the lighting on ECW was
early on, and maybe a bit more than the AWF was a few years back, but
stuff like the "He's not gone" revelation from the one heel, and how
the other heels wouldn't listen to him, just very, very well done. And
the wrestling is great, even though the ring is funky. The performers
seem to have adapted well enough to it. A whole "theater in the round"
thing, I guess!

David

PS Shark Boy & Dutt are incredible.

 
 
 

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Post by Logical Anomaly's Eg » Tue, 07 Feb 2006 04:16:10

I agree.  I like some of the small touches. Like Samoa Joe keeping the
***y towel, and having a CLEAN towel with him for A.J.

The press conference, while nothing innovative, was well done, and it
was just long enough...they are adapting well to an hour long show. Its
fast paced with just enough buildup.

Even the Jackie Gayda/Team Canada/Jarrett tape thing is getting me
interesting. I thought a few weeks ago it was boring, but they have
slow burned it to make it actually a decent "mystery" as wrestling
goes.  Working in the Video gimmick by Alex Shelley to cross with the
Jarrett storyline was a nice touch. And as you say, the ending to the
show was top notch.

One of the BIGGEST things to me is for angles to have a build, over
time, and history to NOT be ignored. TNA is doing that right now.

And even though Jarrett hogging the belt isn't good, he IS pretty good
with his mic work and the skits.  I find him more tolerable than HHH in
that respect. And there was an argument to be made for him keeping the
title (moreso than there ever was for HHH). BUT the time is coming to
pass it to M. Brown, Christian, AJ, et al....will he do it?

They are REALLY close to having something.  I hope they don't go too
far in feeling pressure to sign the clunky "names" to get ratings for
Primetime and continue building their own guys slowly.  If they could
get Jericho or Lesnar that would be a no brainer, but other than
that....I'm not sure its a good idea. I always like Goldberg more than
others, but he is not suited to TNA.  I wouldn't bother with X Pac.
Jeff Hardy is useful, but not a "star".  Nash could be good on the mic
or in angles if he could get past the politics. I'm hoping that if he
is RETIRED for good, he'll be useful in other roles and feel no
pressure to protect his spot, since he won't be a wrestler. He could be
a good on air character or even color man.

 
 
 

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Post by David E. Powel » Tue, 07 Feb 2006 05:03:48

Quote:

> I agree.  I like some of the small touches. Like Samoa Joe keeping the
> ***y towel, and having a CLEAN towel with him for A.J.

> The press conference, while nothing innovative, was well done, and it
> was just long enough...they are adapting well to an hour long show. Its
> fast paced with just enough buildup.

> Even the Jackie Gayda/Team Canada/Jarrett tape thing is getting me
> interesting. I thought a few weeks ago it was boring, but they have
> slow burned it to make it actually a decent "mystery" as wrestling
> goes.  Working in the Video gimmick by Alex Shelley to cross with the
> Jarrett storyline was a nice touch. And as you say, the ending to the
> show was top notch.
> One of the BIGGEST things to me is for angles to have a build, over
> time, and history to NOT be ignored. TNA is doing that right now.

True that...

Quote:
> And even though Jarrett hogging the belt isn't good, he IS pretty good
> with his mic work and the skits.  I find him more tolerable than HHH in
> that respect. And there was an argument to be made for him keeping the
> title (moreso than there ever was for HHH). BUT the time is coming to
> pass it to M. Brown, Christian, AJ, et al....will he do it?

Hmmm... we'll haev to see. Right now they seem to be concentrating on
one angle, but there are plenty of good folks in the company.

Quote:
> They are REALLY close to having something.  I hope they don't go too
> far in feeling pressure to sign the clunky "names" to get ratings for
> Primetime and continue building their own guys slowly.  If they could
> get Jericho or Lesnar that would be a no brainer, but other than
> that....

Yeah

I'm not sure its a good idea. I always like Goldberg more than

Quote:
> others, but he is not suited to TNA.

Ditto on both counts.

 I wouldn't bother with X Pac.

Quote:
> Jeff Hardy is useful, but not a "star".  Nash could be good on the mic
> or in angles if he could get past the politics. I'm hoping that if he
> is RETIRED for good, he'll be useful in other roles and feel no
> pressure to protect his spot, since he won't be a wrestler. He could be
> a good on air character or even color man.

Nash could be a heck of a "Commissioner" type or on air color guy, he
has always been strong on interviews. He was one of the best in WCW at
that sort ofd thing, easily.

 
 
 

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Post by con el asno jugoso mojado encantador grande de Vida Guer » Tue, 07 Feb 2006 05:50:05

Quote:

> Maybe it is the later night time slot, it just feels so darn old school
> - It isn't aged, or not "new," I mean, guys like XTian and Jarrett's
> heel posse are definitely "up to the minute" for 2006 in how they look,
> etc. but it is just so cool... just has a famiiar feel to it, the
> production values are good, not as "dark" as the lighting on ECW was
> early on, and maybe a bit more than the AWF was a few years back, but
> stuff like the "He's not gone" revelation from the one heel, and how
> the other heels wouldn't listen to him, just very, very well done. And
> the wrestling is great, even though the ring is funky. The performers
> seem to have adapted well enough to it. A whole "theater in the round"
> thing, I guess!

> David

> PS Shark Boy & Dutt are incredible.

I dont know... I was "loving it" a lot more when it first debuted on
Spike and a couple months after that... I stopped watching the shows
around Christmas time and have only seen a handful of shows since and
from what I've seen they haven't been that good...

I will say this... The guys I do mark out for are some of my favorite
wrestlers right now... IMO, Monty Brown really should be the focus of
the show... He has "IT"... He's not the best wrestler but that doesn't
matter... Most shows should start with him cutting a promo in the
middle of the ring and he should main event most shows... He is the
most charismatic guy they have and they should utilize that... If TNA
wants to be mainstream, IMO Monty Brown is the key...

Samoa Joe is another guy I like A LOT... He reminds me of a 2006 Taz in
a sense that he is this dominating monster figure but he's not the
biggest guy around... He's a different kind of monster and I mark for
that...

I also like Christopher Daniels, Petey Williams, Sonjay Dutt, and Matt
Bentley...

That's pretty much it tho... Christian is Christian and I like him but
I think I like him MOSTLY for his WWF/E work and not what he's doing
right now... Jarrett as "The Icon" is boring... I really dont care
about Sting or Team Canada or ALMOST every FORMER WWE guy (with maybe
Rhino being the exception) and it seems like those guys get the most
time...

I dont know... TNA is alright but it really isn't that much better than
WWE (if it even is better)...

And I liked ECW MUCH MUCH MUCH better even in its worse stages...

-
I really really REALLY hate professional wrestling nowadays... That is
all...

 
 
 

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Post by Zodiac69 864, M.B.A » Tue, 07 Feb 2006 06:27:54



Quote:
> Maybe it is the later night time slot, it just feels so darn old school
> - It isn't aged, or not "new," I mean, guys like XTian and Jarrett's
> heel posse are definitely "up to the minute" for 2006 in how they look,
> etc. but it is just so cool... just has a famiiar feel to it, the
> production values are good, not as "dark" as the lighting on ECW was
> early on, and maybe a bit more than the AWF was a few years back, but
> stuff like the "He's not gone" revelation from the one heel, and how
> the other heels wouldn't listen to him, just very, very well done. And
> the wrestling is great, even though the ring is funky. The performers
> seem to have adapted well enough to it. A whole "theater in the round"
> thing, I guess!

> David

> PS Shark Boy & Dutt are incredible.

TNA is excellent sports entertainment.  The only thing they need to do
now... tour.

--
Zodiac69
the king of AFWH
864's worst poster ever
Creator and Moderator of the RSPW Atlas
http://www.frappr.com/rspwatlas

 
 
 

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Post by Chaos & Disorde » Tue, 07 Feb 2006 06:38:19

TNA treats it like a sport, which is silly, but great in an old-school
way.  WWE always does things with a subtle *wink* to the audience.

The press conference was a great old-school touch - it made the match
between Jarrett and Cage seem important, as it should be.  And having
the belts on display in front of the champs was nice too.

I agree about Monty....just his little segment in the press conference
made him come across as a much bigger star than anyone else there.

The 3-man X Division feud with Joe, Daniels, and Styles has been done
very nicely.