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-- According to backstage sources, there has been some cost cutting measures within TNA over the last month or so. TNA management and the top decision makers are coming to terms with the fact that some of the top names who are the highest paid talents are not doing anything for the company's ratings. According to the source, several big changes are planned for the early part of next year. It's possible some of the higher paid talents will be asked to take pay cuts which likely won't go over well. It should be noted that Dixie Carter's mother (Janice) is one person in particular who is putting her foot down and demanding cost cutting measures.

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Cant believe it took them this long to realise.....
 
Sting should be released and Kevin Nash should not be offered a new deal, the likes of Ken Anderson and Jeff Hardy should be offered realistic salaries when their contracts are due for renewal.
 
But the biggest cut I would make would be to not renew Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff's deals when they expire. They have not made a massive difference to the ratings and the changes they have made have put TNA into the red if anything.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote John The Baptist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/November/2010 at 19:38
I'll believe it when it actually happens, as most likely scenario goes like this -



Dixie - "Youre old and dont draw anymore, we need you to take a pay cut"

Sting - "No."

Dixie - "Oh ok, thats fine"


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Trice Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/November/2010 at 20:26
release:
Robbie E.
Cookie.
Hogan.
Bischoff.
Sting.
Nash.
All of Eevee 2, except Kendrick and Foley

Give Foley, JJ, Meth, RVD, Anderson, pay cuts.

Push Morgan, Pope, Wolfe, AJ and Joe, using Meth, RVD, Angle (like he did with Wolfe) and Anderson. Create a few more merch sellers. wouldnt take much especially for pope (glasses) and AJ/Joe (will always be over with TNA fans, forever)

Reduced costs and planned for a increase of revenue in the future.

Thats how, brother, you, brother, would be able, brother, to sort out a little, brother, bit of the money, brother, problems. brother.




brother.



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Mr Quality over Quantity 2010 |~| Mr Variety 2011
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I would love to hear those meetings.
 
I imagine Dixie standing in front of several of the top paid guys and saying "My Mom says you're fired."
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fletch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/November/2010 at 06:24
I would hope that even Dixie is smart enough to realise that Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff have not been worth the investment as ratings and buy-rates have not improved. Hogan in 2010 broken-down and unable to wrestle is not a draw.

Dixie should cut both loose when their contracts expire and attempt to agree terms with Paul Heyman who hopefully would look to create a refreshing, less dated product that would act as a decent alternative to WWE.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thundarr2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/November/2010 at 04:43
I don't have any faith in Dixie Carter.  I think she's got blinders on and can't see the big picture.  I think we can credit Vince Russo for that.  Russo's been around a lot longer than Bitchoff & Hogan.  And he's been in Dixie's ear for a long time.
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Expect more talents to likely leave Impact Wrestling as that is the norm for the biz when creative and management changes are made. It's akin to a sports team replacing their coaching staff with a new one. The new style/philosophy doesn't always fit for all the incumbent talents. 

I'm encouraged that Jeff Jarrett and company will do a good job with  whatever they have to work with in Impact Wrestling. 

Drew Galloway is departing Impact as many of you are aware but the Scottish star also won't be looking for work for long. After seeing Galloway in action, in person, recently I can tell you that Drew has emerged as a top hand and can work in main event bouts for any company currently promoting pro wresting.



A reference lost on many but WWE/TNA talent thing reminds me a lot of Darts with the British Darts Organisation and Professional Darts Corporation.

TNA are the BDO. The small fry rivals that no matter how much talent they lose to their rivals they just creating new well known names and carry on.

For them to lose five talents this week all of which could do a good job in E obviously isn't good for them. But they will find new people and hopefully get them over as they have many times in the past.
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Can we finally just admit that RoH is the 2nd biggest/best company in the States now?

Overall I'd say NJPW is #2 and has been just about forever except for during WCW's time in the spotlight.
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Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

Can we finally just admit that RoH is the 2nd biggest/best company in the States now?


TNA still gets better ratings and has much better TV deals around the world and stateside, so i'd say it's still three. Nobody talks about it on here which is a shame.

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I'm not buying the alleged reason that the Hardy's and Drew Galloway decided to not re=sign with Impact Wrestling was because during the sale of the company that this matter simply either got backburnered or it fell through the cracks. No matter the reason, it's inexcusable for any company to allow these high level negotiations to crash and burn as they did. Fundamentally, to present talents with new contracts essentially only a few days from the TV tapings isn't good business from my perspective. 

The two most vital elements in any company promoting any combat sport, including pro wrestling, is talent and television. If either one of those two elements are missing then failure isn't far behind. For Impact Wrestling, what was more important then stabilizing the existing talent roaster especially the top level of the roster for which Matt and Jeff Hardy and Galloway were a part?   

Nonetheless, I do have a heightened level of optimism for Impact since the return of Jeff Jarrett and his hand picked team. Jeff and Co will likely make sound, in ring, wrestling decisions and not subject their TV audience to embarrassingly bad acting in long skits (especially, in ring bad acting) and vignettes that do as much to encourage fans to channel surf as any thing one can arguably do.

Bottom line on this matter is two fold...WWE will likely get stronger if the Hardy's return to their original, home base and Matt and Jeff's departure opens the door for some other, hungry talents to seize their opportunity to become a main event players.



Galloway, Hardys, Mike Bennett and Maria Kanelis would all strengthen any roster E has.

Now that E have four 'brands' there is something for everyone.
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Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

Can we finally just admit that RoH is the 2nd biggest/best company in the States now?


TNA still gets better ratings and has much better TV deals around the world and stateside, so i'd say it's still three. Nobody talks about it on here which is a shame.

Does it? If you say so, I won't argue. I find that hard to believe TBH, but since I really don't know I'll believe you.

RoH has been available ever since it started on my one and only cable package I've had since moving out of my parents house 16 years ago. TNA has gone on and off of my cable listings.

RoH was some real shit while TNA was at it's highest point, but prior to that RoH was pretty great, and then NOW? TBH for the last 2, 3, 4 year or so I would say RoH is the much more watchable show.
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