Jim Ross Blogs on the Current State of TNA, The Wyatt Family, More
Posted by Larry Csonka on 11.04.2013
JR is back to blogging…
- Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry, here are the highlights…
On The State of TNA: The reported sale of TNA to a seemingly endless list of potential buyers is getting ridiculous. My friend Billy Corgan is 'allegedly' one of the latest suitors for the company who's own backers say isn't for sale. I have it on very good authority that Billy is not in the mix. Is there even a mix? TNA could utilize a makeover, for the lack of a better term, and a new approach to their presentation of the product in the opinion of some but that's not an exclusive, TNA issue and is something that many wrestling fans regularly say about other TV wrestling companies. Those that ask me daily on Twitter about me buying TNA get the same answer, No. I should suggest to them that they seek counseling or be drug tested. No one has ever produced a perfect, TV wresting show nor will they ever but the goal to do so should always remain at the top of any creative person's list. Every segment should have a reason for being and not be just 'filler' or 'let me up' content.
On The Role of Producers: One of the more internally discussed matters in the biz is how the producers, formerly known as agents, function with their assigned talents in the matches that they help structure. Some do a great job but there are plenty who have served in that role that are counterproductive politicians who will never stop believing that it's them that should be in the 'spot' of today's younger performers. Truly objective, mentoring and coaching oriented producers are a valued commodities within the biz. There aren't many of them.
On The Wyatt Family: Are the Wyatt's fan favorites or villains? I actually don't know but I tend to lean toward the fan favorite side of the equation. What have the Wyatt's specifically done to make them be automatically considered villains? They are a radially cool, unique entity that are loyal to each other and enjoy imposing their physical will on others in the hopes of winning, therefore earning more money in the pro rasslin world, and establishing more actual, professional marketability. I do know that in today's world, whether it be right or wrong, generally 2-3 on one assaults aren't considered automatically heinous largely because the 'victim' isn't 'over' and many fans don't care if that specific, creatively neutered individual is maimed or not. I'll put it this way, if the Wyatt's took on the Shield...I'd say the Wyatt's would be the fan favorites as the Shield are certainly built better to "complain, retreat and re-group" which today's pro wrestling villains must be able to execute.