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Andy QuannApril 14th, 2016BlogComments Off on Quann’s Corner: Dixie, You Have a Choice!

Quann’s Corner: Dixie, You Have a Choice!

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Forgive me if I sound like a broken record, but TNA is potentially about to go under. Wait, haven’t I and my co-hosts said this year after year, and time after time, that this was going to happen?

Like me, you are probably sick and tired of hearing about TNA’s demise, so what’s happened this time? What’s different? According to the WON, TNA has not only had their Tuesday night replay dropped, they are also being evicted from their current office. To note, their current office is in the basement, where their TV equipment was being stored, of the building they were renting. So they are moving from this basement to the shopTNA warehouse.

What’s totally crazy about this whole thing is that this is self-inflicted. This is true, according to the dirtsheets, as the company does have an investor willing to contribute to the company but this investor wants a controlling stake in TNA. Dixie is not willing to allow that, but what’s ironic is that TNA needs to raise the money to pay for airfare for the next TV tapings. They need the investment. That’s why this is all so different. Dixie has a choice: let this thing die already, or let someone else invest and try their luck with the brand.

The WWE has never had any competition in a fellow wrestling organization since WCW, and probably never will again, at least with the state that TNA is in. Just looking at their official roster page is the most depressing thing in the business today. As of this writing, the King of the Mountain Champion (whatever that means), Eric Young, and one half of the Tag Team Champions (now a potential NXT star), Bobby Roode, have left the company. The roster has 45 wrestlers. However, this roster also includes King Mo, who last time I checked was an MMA fighter, and Kurt Angle, who has retired. In reality, this company has a roster of 25 men and 8 women, bringing the total to 33.


The company is a shell of what it used to be, and what people hoped it could be. On The Suplah we simply ignored TNA’s existence and stopped talking about them. Why? Because there is only so much of the same depressing news you can take before you go insane talking about it.

I know that a bunch of talented people would be out of a job, and that would be terrible, but just give up or let someone else give their input into TNA. You have to speculate to accumulate. Let someone breathe new life into TNA with an injection of cash. Just do something, anything.

Things cannot go on this way. As a wrestling fan, it depresses me to read these stories and see their talent leaving for WWE, like AJ Styles, Bobby Roode (potentially), Samoa Joe, and Austin Aries. I am tired of having one company monopolise the business – competition is key, and after the terrible WrestleMania, and the colossal failure that is Roman Reigns, a company who has the resources to do so should be capitalising, but TNA refuse to do so.

Dixie, for the good of the industry that we both love, please make a decision. Pull the plug or give it a lifeline, either way, don’t keep this thing on life support.

Until next time,

This has been Quann’s Corner.

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