Earlier today, Hall of Famer Jim Ross posted another entry on his blog at JRsBarBQ.com. In this particular entry, Ross commented on the “embarrassingly quiet” crowd at the recent TNA Sacrifice. In addition, he commented on how the bad crowds do not help the team at iMPACT Wrestling sell the renewal of their television program to the executives at Spike TV. Here are the comments taken directly from Ross’ blog:
TNA had a PPV a week ago where the smaller crowd in a sound stage was embarrassingly quiet and provided little to no motivation for the talents some of which had excellent bouts. TNA is in an especially precarious position as they are in the closing months of their TV rights deal with Spike and have zero momentum or leverage with which to negotiate. Trying to save money by having the TV’s in the same venue more often than not in Orlando is the kiss of death. If the crowds that attend IMPACT events there don’t react to what they saw on the loaded, PPV card then they are unlikely to ‘pop’ for much of any thing. That makes the TV show sound uninspired and not ‘must see’ TV. It’s a good thing that Impact is going to do some of their tapings outside the Orlando sound stage going forward as that scenario is one designed for failure.
I am all for Impact and all wrestling companies for that matter to succeed because he more places that talents, crew, etc have to work the better it is for the overall business.