Backstage News On Bad Morale In TNA, Fear Of Losing Spike TV & More

Posted by Matt Boone March 20, 2014 5 Comments

Apparently many people within TNA are outwardly rooting for Jeff Jarrett and his new promotion to succeed. Not only is it because of the fact that it would open up more jobs for talent in the business, but as a safety net as well.

With every week that passes without an announcement from either Spike TV or TNA about a new television deal, as the current contract between the two is set to expire in the fall, concern grows.

Morale within TNA was said to be high during their recent U.K. tour, as the guys felt like they were part of a major league promotion, when the company failed to draw a decent crowd for Lockdown, their second biggest pay-per-view of the year, the mood changed.

For the most part, faith in TNA creative, as well as Dixie Carter and John Gaburick, is low right now. There’s also a belief that Vince Russo is secretly involved in the creative process, which doesn’t help morale as the feeling is Russo hasn’t led any company to legitimate success since he left WWE nearly 15 years ago.

(Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)

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    • Matt Rayfield

      Well I can’t wait to see what Jeff Jarrett has in store for wrestling as well. Because TNA is dying big time and if they lose Spike TV that would pretty much put the final nail in the coffin for TNA so to speak. Because they don’t want to admit that cutting costs and promoting only younger talents without having bigger stars put them over is not helping them any.

      • T 980

        If that happens I hope WWE buys up the video library. That would look great on the WWE Network.

        • Matt Rayfield

          Well think about it, having MVP on there is ok, But they don’t have any big time stars other then Soma Joe, James Storm, Bobby Roode, Kaz, Daniels, A Double, and Jeff Hardy as Willow. The rest are considered there for the paycheck. Sure they have Anderson too but he is not used much either. The only reason they use Bully Ray is because he is a TNA Agent and that is about as good as it can get from that point. TNA needs to quit cutting to many costs or find a way to make more money to keep TNA going. But at this point losing Spike TV would be TNA’s final nail in the coffin much like the casket match Bully Ray had with Anderson.

    • TheMachineX2

      I wonder if JJ will re-introduce the 6 sided ring.

    • JT

      The business was at its best when WWE, ECW and, WCW were around. I watched all 3 because for me it’s about wrestling, not brand loyalty. I want TNA to succeed because it provides competition and makes everybody better. If J.J gets his promotion running and TNA can be profitable then we may see a resemblance of what we had years ago.

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