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    Posted: 03/January/2011 at 09:57
One of the things that I like the most about TNA is that they still go all out in their matches. They do everything WWE is afraid to do; show blood; have hight impact moves like the Musclebuster, blows to the head, and other high flying "high risk" moves; have a slight more focus on speed in the ring; are more hardcore at times; have less clothes on their knockouts; and some of their promos have a WWF attitude era mindset. 

But we have noticed ways and some TUPeeps have pointed out, how they are gradually turning more WWE like, especially with the addition and influence of Hulk Hogan. They hold some talent down, have more promo time, and (even though I myself have no problem with it) have increased focus on veterans and ex WWF/E wrestlers. This has been covered by others and by myself on TUP. 

But as I was thinking about what I watched, it got me to thinking if one day TNA would become like WWE in other ways. Some, including WWE (or so they claim), say TNA is not competition. But they are growing. Once TNA as a corporation becomes larger and are more profitable, and I'm talking 10 or longer years down the road, I fear the TNA powers that be may decide it to be wise to play it the safe way; to cut out innuendoes and put more clothes on their knockouts in order to have a more child friendly product, eliminate blood and clean up language a tad to allow their product to become more attractive to advertisers (which is one of the main reasons given why WWE is so clean lately), to limit moveset to protect themselves from injury lawsuits,  and to have a more family oriented show in general. Plus, I have no idea how long Hulk Hogan will have a role in TNA; but anyone who knows anything about Hulk Hogan the businessman knows the first and last thing with him is making money. If he begins to believe these things will lead to an increased profit for him, he will lead TNA in that direction. And there's no telling what would happen should TNA one day become a publicly traded company as WWE did (which there's a realistic chance a few years down the road they will be). 

MAYBE, it's just a natural evolution of a wrestling company; to start out all indy and underground, with an unlimited style and a freeform, and eventually gravitate towards a more corporate mindset, and adapt company policies accordingly. Even the W/WWF/E took a longer more drawn out version of this path and have changed their policies a lot just in the past 10 years. 

And once again, I do not think much in this aspect will change soon (but then again who knows), I am talking years ahead; as it does look like TNA will continue to survive as a wrestling company.  In five to ten years, do you think TNA will ever limit moveset and have their matches take a different tone, present their knockouts in a different manner, be afraid to show blood, be less hardcore, clean up the language, maybe even control promos as WWE does nowadays, and adapt a "PG-13" policy of their own? 


Edited by Kondor - 03/January/2011 at 16:11


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