WWE editor/writer Craig Tello posted today about a TNA Impact Wrestling billboard near the WWE HQ in Stamford, CT via his official Twitter account, “Just saw a #TNA billboard in Stamford on the train to work @WWE. They re-booking the Invasion angle? #IWantWrestling…to stop recycling.”. Craig also posted a picture of the billboard, but has since taken it down.
Jim Ross weighed in on the subject today via his BBQ blog, “Yes…I heard about TNA putting up billboards in Stamford, Ct which is the world HQ of WWE. Thoughts? A complete waste of money unless obscure mentions such as this one is what TNA is looking for. Silly expenditure of money IMO. One would think that organization would have bigger and more important fish to fry. However, what TNA does isn’t any of my business or concern but the question was asked and has now been addressed. I would guess that many WWE, Stamford based employees learned of TNA for the first time via the local billboards.”
Craig, needs to go back and watch the Invasion angle, I’m not sure he understands what he is talking about. He shouldn’t feel so threatened. If it’s not a big deal why did WWE have him take down his Tweeted picture?
While J. R. has a right to his opinion and I’m sure is responding honestly, this billboard has put TNA on hundreds of news boards that cover WWE only, thus bringing awareness to this marketing effort. Billboards are not that expensive, fans here in Cincinnati take out ads against the Bengals management all the time for very little coin.