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Another significant problem within TNA right now is Destination America. The network is reportedly calling a lot of the shots in TNA these days with the idea that they are paying TNA and running so many hours of their programming.

Destination America officials reportedly do not like TNA Impact Wrestling being taped from the UK. They do not know the pro wrestling business at all but they didn’t like the idea of TV taped outside of America airing on their Destination America channel. Destination America may not have a problem with TNA running a yearly tour overseas but they have made it clear they want Impact taped in the US most of the time.

We noted before that Destination America officials wanted Kurt Angle to be the World Heavyweight Champion as they liked the idea of the champion on their network being an American gold medalist. They also are high on Taryn Terrell as Knockouts Champion because of her look.

(Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)



Read more: http://www.pwmania.com/destination-...ge-latest-on-taryn-terrell-more#ixzz3XIdVocNw
 

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So...Destination America doesn't like the UK tapings for Impact Despite how great of a crowd the audience is usually....

The Angle move is...questionable but honestly, The article stated they don't know much about the wrestling business at all so they should really hire someone to advise them on what's best for the company...but at least no Russo, right?
 

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People calling shots in TNA not knowing wrestling..... is nothing new [HASHTAG]#DixieCarter[/HASHTAG]
 

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When it comes to the subject of "knowing wrestling", isn't it A: subjective, and B: different with different companies, fanbases, etc?

Like a lifelong fan can easily say "Kurt Angle is a draw!" while having Angle as champ certainly doesn't draw me in. A Kurt Angle return to WWE would be a massive markout moment for many, while him winning the TNA title is a loltna moment for many. Maybe Destination America sees the WWE side of things.

Speaking of the WWE side of things: Taryn. I can't really speak for the general fanbase's perception of her, but seems like the mainstream still sees it as a pure piss break so may as well pick the girl who looks the best (breast?) on a poster, right? All the people who remember five years ago when the Knockouts were a legitimate ratings draw in a company that didn't have any because they wanted to set a new standard for women's wrestling... may not be too happy. I respect Taryn, but she's no new standard lol.

Fuck them in general for being down on the UK Tour.
 

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When it comes to the subject of "knowing wrestling", isn't it A: subjective, and B: different with different companies, fanbases, etc?

Like a lifelong fan can easily say "Kurt Angle is a draw!" while having Angle as champ certainly doesn't draw me in. A Kurt Angle return to WWE would be a massive markout moment for many, while him winning the TNA title is a loltna moment for many. Maybe Destination America sees the WWE side of things.

Speaking of the WWE side of things: Taryn. I can't really speak for the general fanbase's perception of her, but seems like the mainstream still sees it as a pure piss break so may as well pick the girl who looks the best (breast?) on a poster, right? All the people who remember five years ago when the Knockouts were a legitimate ratings draw in a company that didn't have any because they wanted to set a new standard for women's wrestling... may not be too happy. I respect Taryn, but she's no new standard lol.

Fuck them in general for being down on the UK Tour.
You shut your mouth when talking about Taryn Terrell, she took part in two amazing matches, and outside of Gail Kim I don't see anything more than a circus act from the majority of the others. The Angle shit I understand, none of this is new TBH, TNA has been ran like shit as long as I've been watch it. It's like hating your job but coming in shift after shift because you really like your coworkers and how well everyone works together with the bullshit cards they are dealt.
 

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When it comes to the subject of "knowing wrestling", isn't it A: subjective, and B: different with different companies, fanbases, etc?

Like a lifelong fan can easily say "Kurt Angle is a draw!" while having Angle as champ certainly doesn't draw me in. A Kurt Angle return to WWE would be a massive markout moment for many, while him winning the TNA title is a loltna moment for many. Maybe Destination America sees the WWE side of things.

Speaking of the WWE side of things: Taryn. I can't really speak for the general fanbase's perception of her, but seems like the mainstream still sees it as a pure piss break so may as well pick the girl who looks the best (breast?) on a poster, right? All the people who remember five years ago when the Knockouts were a legitimate ratings draw in a company that didn't have any because they wanted to set a new standard for women's wrestling... may not be too happy. I respect Taryn, but she's no new standard lol.

Fuck them in general for being down on the UK Tour.
There's definitely an objective factor related to wrestling knowledge, though. Someone who doesn't know what a pinfall is knows less about wrestling than you, for example. That has absolutely nothing to do with the topic at hand but I just felt like saying it. Anyway, if this is indeed true then at least the newtork lives up to its name.
 

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There's definitely an objective factor related to wrestling knowledge, though. Someone who doesn't know what a pinfall is knows less about wrestling than you, for example. That has absolutely nothing to do with the topic at hand but I just felt like saying it. Anyway, if this is indeed true then at least the newtork lives up to its name.

That's true.

You shut your mouth when talking about Taryn Terrell, she took part in two amazing matches, and outside of Gail Kim I don't see anything more than a circus act from the majority of the others. The Angle shit I understand, none of this is new TBH, TNA has been ran like shit as long as I've been watch it. It's like hating your job but coming in shift after shift because you really like your coworkers and how well everyone works together with the bullshit cards they are dealt.

If I'm running TNA, Taryn and Kong are the first people I'm telling that can stay. Would consider Gail but age is a factor, also Havok. The rest of the KO's need to be replaced.

and idk Test said he didn't have time because of his job but would pop up from time to time. so much for that
 

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Yet the USA Network has no problem airing Raw tapings from the UK (such as they did last night) and it doesn't seem to affect them negatively as they're one of the biggest channels on all of Cable television.
 

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That's true.



If I'm running TNA, Taryn and Kong are the first people I'm telling that can stay. Would consider Gail but age is a factor, also Havok. The rest of the KO's need to be replaced.

and idk Test said he didn't have time because of his job but would pop up from time to time. so much for that
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