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massreality wrote :

Last year, after Wrestlemania I wrote, “I guess I have better things to do with my time” after ranting about how terrible the show was. Still, I stupidly watched a good portion of this weekend’s events.

Seeing DDP and The Rock N Roll Express go into the Hall of Fame was great. Part of the NXT Takeover was good, but Wrestlemania… why oh why did I waste my time.

The setting and stage were amazing and the Hardy Boyz return was great, but once you got past that it was a disappointment as usual. I’ve come to realize that wrestling has just changed too much for me. I should rephrase that, the WWE has changed too much. I love watching Lucha Underground and Ring of Honor, and I love checking out local indies but the whole “sports entertainment” that is WWE is not what I enjoy anymore. I’m pretty sure I won’t be wasting anymore time watching anything WWE. 

Side Note: The following night on Raw, the fans gave Roman Reigns hell and throughout the show the announcers referred to them as “alternate fans.” Those alternate fans were the same fans at Wrestlemania, the people who spent hundreds if not thousands of dollars to attend the week’s festivities, yet the WWE demeans them on national TV because they don’t agree with the way the company is going. That’s so infuriating. 
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WWE is a great example of what unfolds when a business loses all major competition: it slowly starts killing itself because the lack of a threat causes it to make stupid decisions over and over again.
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Mr Magic
When I heard Jim Ross at Wrestlemania, I thought he was going to come back to Raw the next night, but he didn't. Shame, because he's one of the better announcers. Byron, Michael and Corey are just weak.
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comic_book_fan
mass reality TNA is getting alot better now also i record it and whatch what matches and segments interest me and skip the rest since 2013 i watch maybe 20 minutes of the show and that was on a good one until about 2 weeks ago i found my self watching 30  then last weeks 45  and this weeks i watched like an hour and ten minutes of it and that was including the commercials and  the  parts i had all ready seen the night before i enjoyed almost all of it and really it had the best match of the week davey richards and eddy edwards in a last man standing match was really good.
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massreality
comic_book_fan wrote :

mass reality TNA is getting alot better now also i record it and whatch what matches and segments interest me and skip the rest since 2013 i watch maybe 20 minutes of the show and that was on a good one until about 2 weeks ago i found my self watching 30  then last weeks 45  and this weeks i watched like an hour and ten minutes of it and that was including the commercials and  the  parts i had all ready seen the night before i enjoyed almost all of it and really it had the best match of the week davey richards and eddy edwards in a last man standing match was really good.
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Sounds like I might need to give them another shot in a couple months. I figured Jeff Jarrett and Dutch Mantel returning would probably restore some of the credibility in the company. They just need to ditch Josh Matthews and I'll be more likely to tune in than ever before. 

I really liked TNA from 2007-2010.
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Mr Magic
They should've ditched Matthews years ago! He has zero passion for pro wrestling!
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Rick Ace Rhodes
It's kind of interesting to watch how much TNA has changed this past few years. They've changed their name to Impact Wrestling, have had a face lift with talent as they've let go of Sting, Angle and the Hardy's, and are no longer on Spike TV.

I honestly hope they continue to grow, but I don't think they'll ever grow to be a threat to WWE like WCW was. Until someone comes along and challenges WWE to the point of bankruptcy again like WCW did, WWE will continue to fall and fall.
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comic_book_fan
wcw was the best wrestling promotion  of all time wwe had to change the rules to beat them i always watched both through out the 90's but wcw was always my favorite except for like 1998 til 2001 i started liking wwe a little more but never for the in ring stuff it was for the crazy stuff they did mostly austin i did like bret taker and hbk in ring and scott hall and nash when they were there but the whole roster of wcw were good in ring and they were more believable and the longer history.
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eddstarr
I heard that Mark Callaway finally retired. He has been making the media rounds and he honestly is financially well off and will now have time for all the good causes he likes to sponsor.

This ad from several years ago shows what a great promoter Mark is:


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Mr Magic
Once again, Undertaker lost at WM in an embarrassing fashion.
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eddstarr
Mr Magic wrote :

Once again, Undertaker lost at WM in an embarrassing fashion.
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And that's what hurts the most. The Undertaker should've gone out in a better fashion, for the sake of his fans. 
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