Telling It Likt It Is....By John-Michael Newton
This Week: Thoughts on the PPV, and Where does TNA and WWE go from here??
Hello again. Hope everyone had fun at the PPV on Sunday. Gotta admit, it impressed the hell out of me. I am not going to go match by match, because Heather has done it in her last column, so doing it myself would be redundant, but there are some importand snippets to break down.
First, the PPV. Overall, stellar effort again. If only TNA could get a solid TV deal in place, they would be in business. AMW-Shane/Shelley was a great opener. Sonjay Dutt is just SICK!!! Look for him to get a push being he is 100% again. Styles-Waltman was kind of sluggish, until Jerry Lynn made it interesting by kicking Waltman's hands off of the ropes. Great to see Lynn back. Hopefully he will regain his old form. But the one thing that impressed me is that Jarrett actually had an entertaining segment. Shades of his old form showed when he did a shoot on the WWE's "Black Wednesday". Then pulled a trick with Rhino at the end of the dog collar match, which was awesome. Rhino looks GREAT!!!!! He looks like he can finally become the main eventer he should have been in WWE. Overall, EXCELLENT PPV.
Next, dealing with Black Wednesday....and other firings. If I am Jeff Jarrett, I am breaking off a call to Jim Cornette. If you cannot get Heyman, at least get a proven booker in Cornette. He is a guy who can make Jarrett matter again, as he did in the USWA and WWE heydays. That is a windfall waiting to happen.
TNA should also be looking at beinging Jackie Gayda and Dawn Marie in. I am sorry, but Scary Sherri...ERRRR Traci Brooks does not do anything for me. She is too stale.
Finally on the TNA side of the house. You guys have a golden opportunity again. The Dudleys, including Spike, are free. So is Matt Morgan. I have seen this guy, and given the RIGHT gimmmick, not the stupid stuttering one WWE gave him, He can be a huge star. WWE has left a huge array of talent go, and maybe more. Take advantage, TNA. And do not blow any more TV deals.
Moving on to WWE. What the hell is the deal with Matt Hardy? I have heard hew has a deal with WWE, then I hear not. Where is he going? Last night's run-in from Matt and Edge and Lita's subsequent taunting made for surreality. For the first time in a long time, the line between reality and play was suspended. Cena has benefitted from the change of scenery, as he is looking more over as Champ. And of course, Summerslam is now the PPV of the year, with Hogan and HBK. Vince finally took a cue from his disasterous 3rd Quarter showing, and locked up Hogan. Vince has 4 of the biggest draws in history under contract. Talent like that will be tough to beat.
That is all for now, Take care and be well.