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    Posted: 10/June/2015 at 18:47
When Sinclair Broadcasting bought ROH in 2011 they said they were going to upgrade their TV production. It still hasn't happened. 
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Quote From Jim Ross Website

Anxious to see the audience totals for the night for Destination America. Not sure what it's going to take to make them happy but considering their network's numbers presently it may all be about selling advertising during their wrestling block which can arguably be as much about a sales staff knowing how to market pro wrestling as it is about merely selling  ad time based solely on the TV numbers.

Got some Tweets about ROH's production values that new viewers had heard me mention on the Ross Report. I've been told by ROH management that those upgrades are coming and to be patient. That's good news. I still think that the hard working ROH talents would better serve themselves inside the ring if they slowed down a gear to have some where to go but no one can ever question the work ethic of ROH talent. ROH should do what they can to edit out dated live event references as it make the viewers think that they are watching an 'old' show.


When they sort out their production content to make it more modern, I might give the product a chance.

At the moment it looks no better than the old World Of Wrestling shows on ITV back in the 70s and 80s with Big Daddy, Mick McManus etc.

I've not read anything yet about any British channel being interested in airing yet despite us probably having upwards of a thousand tv channels.

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A TNA vs ROH war, a talent sharing agreement or a merger of the two promotions all sounds good to me as if you pool the resources of the two companies you have a very good roster, however I think it's far more likely Destination America have signed up ROH on a much cheaper deal than TNA and the idea is for them to be the replacement wrestling show when they end their relationship with TNA in September.

The fact that TNA have failed to actually flat out deny the cancellation rumours says it all really. ROH can likely at least equal the ratings TNA currently pull on DA, possibly even beat them as they have more of a smark fan-following.
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we've still got a few months to see what happens.
 
if DA are going to pull the plug on TNA, they won't do so until the contract expires in September, but, the fact that they have ROH as the lead-in to TNA, and not the other way around, has to be some sort of good sign, as if they were aiming to push ROH, it would follow on from Impact, surely?
 
if they are dropping TNA, it is a smart move by DA, as I have no doubt that Dixie would be making Twitter threats to sue the company if they terminated the contract...
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Originally posted by bigfloridapimp bigfloridapimp wrote:

Is this the first time this has ever happened? I cant ever remember a time two "rival" companies were on the same network let alone the same night in the same program lineup.

The same night, no, but the DA/TNA/ROH situation is eerily similar to the one with TNN/ECW/WWF in 2001 before ECW got kicked to the curb. And the coincidences are quite extraordinary, especially if it's proven to be true that Dixie Carter blasted DA officals in an e-mail they accidentally received.

As for ROH, to me it's simple: ROH is cheaper to acquire for DA so they'll make money off of it. Hell, I heard that with the way it's structured, ROH will also probably make money as well since they'll have 2 channels of TV distribution. Plus, probably that DA's sponsors will be more willing to advertise during ROH rather than TNA (which has been jokingly called DNA - as like Do Not Advertise - by sponsors for the channel)....

So.....yeah, the writing is clearly on the wall for TNA. Sad for the workers and staff members that don't deserve that but it's about time someone puts Dixie Carter out of her misery.
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edit - it's just delayed repeats, no original content.

Massive mehh. TNA are on life support though. Great news.


Edited by John The Baptist - 28/May/2015 at 02:33
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bigfloridapimp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/May/2015 at 01:34
Is this the first time this has ever happened? I cant ever remember a time two "rival" companies were on the same network let alone the same night in the same program lineup.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/May/2015 at 00:06
Yeah a Wednesday Night War storyline is kind of a must at this point, and it would be great for both companies and even better is that it doesn't involve WWE...
... unless of course NXT were to show up on USA on Wednesday nights.
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Looks like TNA are safe for now with them mentioned in the press release. I can see a fued between the two companies with talent appearing on eachothers shows.

I hope Challenge pick up ROH so we in the UK can have the same schedule.

Hopefully ROH have enough to get over without relying on all their former TNA guys who work for them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27/May/2015 at 21:16
I've been seeing RoH showing up on both Fox and CBS two of the U.S. biggest tv networks every sunday for a while now. This almost seems like a step back for them to me, granted Sunday mid-day is a poor timeslot, but being on basic cable is more than enough to offset it I would think.
 
In any case this almost comes off like a partnership in some ways, even though I know it's not. This could be really big for both companies depending on how well it does.
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