Title This: TNA Positives and Negatives of 2013

Josh Isenberg

The Negatives

TNAJeff Hardy: Jeff Hardy is the John Cena of TNA. He is the most marketable guy that they have and arguably the best overall talent in the company. His name holds so much merit that him outside of the world championship for a considerable amount of time is a crime. I am all for Hardy stepping aside and letting the young guys get a chance, but it should always come back to him. He was misused for much of 2013. There would be weeks and weeks where we would not see him. He would not be able to go across seas as world champion. Should TNA have given the title to someone else? Should they have realized this and written him off television in a more creative way? There are so many questions about how he was used this year. I really hope that Hardy actually leaves TNA and heads home, to WWE. He is a WWE guy who could put on incredible feuds with the likes of Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Randy Orton, The Shield and others. He is too good to be in the minor leagues.

Dixie Carter: I give her credit for trying. Carter is a character that nobody cares about. She does not have the charisma or the intensity of a Paul Heyman, Eric Bischoff or Vince McMahon. Her appeal was the fact that she WASN'T seen every week. When she would come out every few months, that would make announcements interesting. Instead, we got fed too much Dixie and it began to stink. It stunk and continued to get worse the more she was on television. There was no need for her to be an authority figure on-screen every week.

Free Pay-Per-Views: Yes, I know that makes absolutely no sense. When TNA cut their "paid" by over 60 percent, I thought it was a mistake. TNA wanted to have a few big shows and the rest would be free on Spike TV. What did this do? We got "important" moments for free instead of having to pay for them. Maybe TNA should charge 35-40 bucks a PPV instead of 55. Maybe they needed to have 6 Pay-Per-Views, one every other month. This way, character development and story lines will have time for the fans to invest into. They failed in this aspect and will continue to financially struggle until they find a business model that works. Unfortunately, time is ticking…

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