Since his debuted in TNA under the mysterious mask under name of Suicide and then later known as Manik. Now almost 2-3 years after debuting under the mask and remaining under the mask for all of that time it has lead TJ to want more. It was a few weeks ago when TJ started his campaign to get TNA to allow him to become TJ Perkins in TNA and dropped the Maink gimmick. So basically he wants to unmask and be himself as a way to repackage himself get rid of the gimmick he's had for almost 3 years. I do that it is time to drop that gimmick all together in my book when they changed his name from Suicide to Manik I thought it was a good time to drop the gimmick and let him be TJ, but TNA chose to keep him masked and just change his name.
Now even though TJ would like a name change it is being that said that he's being ignored by TNA management in his efforts to get his name changed. In general if TJP never had been unmasked or was making a lot more money because of his mask then he could without out it those would be good reasons for him to keep the mask on. However, TJ has been wrestling for over a decade at this point and is only still in his early 20's which tells you the type of career this kid may still have ahead of him. I think letting TJ be himself in TNA would allow for a fresh set of idea to go TJ's way as he would be portrayed as a new face even though he had already been with the company. But we shall see what happens as you never what TNA will do next.
Every fan compares the modern era of the wrestling business to it's past it doesn't matter if your comparing talent or companies to other companies. Over the course of TNA's history many people have compared the company to that of WCW and not in a good way. Things have not gone well for the company recently and it doesn't seem to be getting better anytime soon. For once though there is a good difference between TNA and WCW and that is when TNA got the boot from a TV station they were able to find a new one, but WCW wasn't so lucky.
In this short series I will look some similarities between TNA and WCW also I will try to prove that just because things are bad right now for TNA that their future isn't that of WCW. Even though the past is written by the winners the future is written by those who are around to write it. TNA has control over there own future and this series will prove just that!!
Even though most people normally don't pay attention wrestlers past as a lot of fans don't necessarily pay attention or care about where they came from and that's why I am going to teach you where certain people from it doesn't matter if it's TNA, ROH, or even WWE. Looking back to where talent began allows you to see if the talent always had the potential they achieved.
For our first part of this series we give Bobby Roode's past a look and we find if the man has always been the IT Factor or was able to develop it over time. See for yourselves with the videos below.
After so much bad news we finally are able to post some good news coming from TNA and in my book it couldn't have come any sooner. As everyone knows by now TNA is set to once again be looking for a new home come January of 2016 because Destination America decided to exercise the out clause they had in their contract with TNA. Up until recently I firmly believed that this may have been the final nail in the coffin for TNA. However, like I mentioned finally some good news for TNA.
The good news for the coming is that they are in talks with as many as four different networks and though not much is known about the networks specifically it is a good sign that TNA has found some prospective networks. Also even though TNA may end up being off TV for a month or so while everything is getting arranged, but at least now it seems at least possible they will find a new home to continue Impact. As most of you know even Destination America exercised their out clause with TNA they decided to allow TNA to stay on the Network until the end of the year, but come 2016 TNA will have to find a new home.
I just want to wish TNA the best of luck in finding a new home, because it seems creatively they finally are on the right track and I would like to see how things go for them now that they seem to have figured things out.
Over the years Vince Russo has been less then quite about hiding his opinion on the current state of his former employers not just WWE, but also TNA. Before you jump all over this post and say that it's just Russo shitting all over TNA and saying it's going out of business because he is just bitter. First nope he actually doesn't mention TNA going under at all during the video what Russo trying to figure out is what TNA's logic is behind certain decision they have made or possibly will be making. I was going to quote Russo and what he thought Dixie Carter's big announcement was going to be, but unfortunately that big announcement never came as it supposed to happen today.
However, as most of you probably know at this point Monday is over and still No announcement from Camp TNA so no matter what Russo has to say about TNA's announcement is irrelevant. He does say something about TNA's consistent TV issues that we are all aware of "If I know I'm done at the end of the year, with Destination America, and I don't have another [television] network to go to, why on Earth am I going to invest the money to produce television for October, November, and December when no matter how good that television is, it doesn't matter." I couldn't agree more with what he said I believe TNA should spend less time putting together elaborate places to visit for special episodes of Impact and spend more time to find a TV home for Impact. The issues just never stop for TNA and though you might believe certain people just enjoying hearing people say bad things about TNA cause we are all haters your wrong; at least for me I wish I could help them save the company cause it pains me seeing so much bad news about one company.
Hmmmm Help Save TNA??? That's an Interesting Idea!!!
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Not many people are aware that even though TNA isn't a publicly traded company they still do have ownership of the company split trough percentages or they did. Until recently the Robert Carter was majority owner of TNA wrestling and Jeff Jarrett was still a minority owner of the company. A little history of the situation, when TNA was founded Jerry & Jeff Jarrett split the ownership of the company one can imagine because Jeff was still a fully active wrestler at that point; so his dad would be majority owner and Jeff would have a smaller stake. However, due to unforeseen medical reasons Jerry had to step away from the wrestling business for good and here is where the Carter's enter the picture.
Fast forward to the end of 2013 and the day that Jeff Jarrett steps down and leaves TNA the only thing was he never gave up his stake in the company. I do believe if I am correct Jeff had always had a 20-25% stake in the company since the day it was founded. Even after Jeff announced the formation of Global Force Wrestling he still had a percentage of ownership in TNA. Then you think how much power did he have in the company at this point, well I can answer that because he had no power in the company.
Once again let's jump ahead to the early part of the summer when TNA shocked the world with Jeff & Karen Jarrett showing up on Impact. Later we found out the specifics of the deal which included:
- Jeff Jarrett getting inducted into the Hall of Fame
- GFW was allowed to book contracted TNA wrestlers on their events
- Jarrett would allow Dixie to buy him out for his minority stake in the company
Now you might wonder why did Jeff give up his minority stake in the company he helped found. Well he founded a new company and for him to really have a new start he needs to move away from his past to focus 100% on his future. Jarrett has a great mind for the business and without him TNA wouldn't be were they are today and for that we are grateful and hope that GFW will eventually be in the same position someday.