On Tuesday, July 19 the landscape of pro-wrestling will change once again when the long time B show of the WWE Smackdown goes live on Tuesday nights on the USA Network. With this being the case it has lead to some to question if this means that Impact Wrestling will be switching days or moving from Tuesday to prevent "war" between Smackdown and TNA that may transpire. I am aware at this point the idea of being both a WWE & TNA may be foreign to someone you, but they do exist and they are called wrestling fans you know people who just like it because it's pro-wrestling.
I will say that in most every fascet of the sports and pop culture world the idea of competition is a good thing especially in pro-wrestling just look at the Monday Night Wars. I am not saying that seeing Smackdown and Impact go head to head on Tuesday nights will lead to another Monday Night Wars but what I am saying is that a new war doesn't have to happen on Monday. Last year we had 4 companies running their television shows on the same day in ROH, TNA, House of Hardcore, and NXT this would later bring the day to be called Wrestling Wednesday and fast forward a year we still have ROH, Lucha, NXT on Wednesday. But now TNA has jumped to Tuesday and will have a partner very soon as Smackdown will be heading to Tuesday nights on July 19. I honestly think this could be a good test for TNA and I hope that they are both ready for the test and excited about it cause I know I am.
Finally after hearing all the bad news from TNA and answering all the questions and all the other issues it seems as though we can move on a little bit and find some good in a whole mess of bad. Now I will be honest that many people can say that though I claim to cover everything wrestling from WWE to ROH to TNA and others that I haven't done that good a job of that recently. Well you'd be right and I will say this that hopefully in the coming weeks that will change and I move to a more solid place as far covering more of a variety.
Now as far as what exactly the good news that has been found well recently TNA has been busy re-signing a variety of talent like Abyss, Rosemary, DJ-Z, Spud, Trevor Lee and Al Snow to exclusive contracts. I will honestly say with the hard time that TNA has had seemingly over the last few months with money I'm very surprised that they are spending the money. Also I will say that I am kind of surprised that TNA is willing to take so much control of the talent with a large amount of uncertainty.
Currently TNA is still working on re-signing a variety of talent including some top names including the Hardy's, Drew Galloway, and Ethan Carter III. However, it doesn't seem to be working as the amount of control Jeff, Matt, Drew, and Ethan have right now and the extra money they have coming in from Indy appearances it would be very hard to ask them to give that up. Especially for the Hardy's and Drew Galloway who both making a killing on the indies in the US and has access to the UK as a big name respectively.
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