WWE Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross recently commented on the silly comparisons between TNA Wrestling and WCW. In a very succinct manner, Ross trashes the comparisons noting that WCW aired on TBS and TNT – two cable channels that are in the upper echelon of cable television. On the other hand, Spike TV isn’t even in the top fifteen cable channels on television.
As always, Ross gives a good, nonpartisan perspective on a topic that is, in my mind, just bizarre. His blurb on TNA Wrestling is noted below for your review. Enjoy!
An emailer wanted to know if I thought that TNA was the ‘new WCW’ and my answer is no. Comparing the Turner Network that aired WCW back in the day ala TBS and TNT isn’t a fair comparison to the Spike Network. TNT was, as best as I recall, one of the top 1-3 cable networks in existence back in those days while Spike isn’t even in the top 15 cable networks in today’s marketplace. Some of the on air and in ring talents are the same but I’m not so sure that’s such a good thing either. I have many old friends who work for TNA and for their sake and for the sake of the biz in general I hope that TNA does well.
For those fans who theorize that TNA will eventually ‘kick WWE’s ass’ those folks need to lay off the ‘magic mushrooms.’ It’s not about ‘kicking WWE’s ass’ for TNA.