Lack of Continuity TNA’s Biggest Problem

Only an idea would ever argue that TNA’s in-ring product isn’t in the same league as the WWE, so why is TNA consistently been the number two wrestling promotion for a decade?

Well, besides the obvious reasons of a lack of development, fan base loyalty and better -written storylines, TNA, for essentially it’s entire run, has been consistently inconsistent.

There have been few companies that have run through so many factions, ever. It feels like every year the company finds a way to turn lemons into well, a bigger collection of lemons. And the few times they have hit the mark, take Fourtune as a perfect instance of this, they disband and it’s all over. For TNA to ever succeed, they have to have more faith in their core stars and less in shoddy writers and former performers that can’t book.

Simply put, they just need more patience period. But more than anything else, a nice dab of purposeful and simple, logical and consistent booking would serve them well. more than they could ever imagine.

Even more proof of this is on the show right now. You have a TV Champion in Abyss and and X-Division Champion in Chris Sabin, that can go weeks without appearing on the show. Kind of sad when two of the best workers on the company have to be squeezed in, don’t you think? What happened to the TV title being defended every week? What happened to the X-Division being a staple of the company? The best part of Impact used to be those wild 15-minute X-Division matches. Now, it’s usually the Knockouts.

And speaking of TNA’s daring damsels, what happened to the Knockouts Tag Team Titles? Basically defunct for a year now, TNA creates titles more than a hyper kid makes wrestlers in WWE 13. With barely an legacy already, TNA has to push the importance of those titles every show and if they were smart, they’d defend them with far more regularity than the WWE does theirs.

There’s nothing sexier than a title match on free TV and TNA could learn the easy way that giving fans something to run to the TV for, that doesn’t involve promo may be their way to truly make a mark on the business.

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