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achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

#RXTREVOLUTIONFOREVER6


Nice photoshop to make JB look like a Dick Tracy villain

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coconono
Aug 11, 2004

I bet against K-1



goddamn JB, its not that bad, is it?

Gonzo McFee
Jun 19, 2010

Your voice may have changed but your breath is still the same.

My goodness, Hot Stuff!



Phenix Rising
Oct 24, 2005

TOUGH GUUUUUY


His face parts all just get closer and closer every year.

oatgan
Jan 15, 2009




Muddy Burphy
Dec 4, 2010

The #RXT REVOLUTION has two words for ya..
SCOOP IT!



he knows...


Is that photoshopped or did he get fat

Pope Corky the IX
Dec 18, 2006

What are you looking at?



achillesforever6 posted:

Nice photoshop to make JB look like a Dick Tracy villain

electric funeral
Oct 16, 2004

ACCIO PANTIES
*swoosh flick*


Bhester posted:

Is that photoshopped or did he get fat

He's got a big fuckin head.

Marmaduke!
May 19, 2009

Why would it do that!?

Say what you will but at least the good people at TNA aren't starving.

Critical
Aug 22, 2007

My name is Doof. My world is fire. And ROCK.


Motherfucker looks like a weeble.

Basic Chunnel
Sep 21, 2010

Jesus! Jesus Christ! Say his name! Jesus! Jesus! Come down now!



he really needs to get that shirt ironed

Skinty McEdger
Mar 9, 2008

I have NEVER received the respect I deserve as the leader and founder of The Masterflock, the internet's largest and oldest Christopher Masterpiece fan group in all of history, and I DEMAND that changes. From now on, you will respect Skinty McEdger!



Totally unrelated, but I suspect a coke habit would be hard to keep up on TNA pay offs.

WeaponX
Jul 28, 2008

horror..horror has a face

can someone please put that ratings number in context to what they were doing on spike? good times and bad?

Abrasive Obelisk
May 2, 2013

I joined th
ROVPACK IN THE HOOUUUUSE!

he still knows...


WeaponX posted:

can someone please put that ratings number in context to what they were doing on spike? good times and bad?

1/3 of their final recap 11 PM episode

Angular Landbury
Oct 24, 2011

MAGGLE.

How is that in comparison to the rest of Destination America's Amish Wizard - Ghost Mechanic programming?

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

plz remember that it was ~ME~ who told you that everything you like is actually really not good, because I knew all along.


WeaponX posted:

can someone please put that ratings number in context to what they were doing on spike? good times and bad?

Tops DA for the week, but has a cable rating of .46

Their lowest Spike rating I think was something like .6 or .7 something

Daniel Bryan
May 23, 2006

GOAT


Bad for TNA, good for DestAm is really the way to look at it.

Unless DestAm was expecting TNA's Spike numbers. That would be a problem.

Blasmeister
Jan 15, 2012



This is likely going to be their ceiling, too, what with it being 'live', heavily promoted, and on a better night than the usual time.

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


WeaponX posted:

can someone please put that ratings number in context to what they were doing on spike? good times and bad?

A bad viewership number on Spike was a million viewers. (Although they were going below this in the last year.) For years they averaged a 1.1-1.2 rating and 1.5 million viewers, then started dropping in viewership as time went on to 1.3 million viewers. In the last couple years it dropped to 1.1-1.3 million viewers and we got to where we are.

Abrasive Obelisk
May 2, 2013

I joined th
ROVPACK IN THE HOOUUUUSE!

he still knows...


For comparisons:

quote:

Date Audience
7/26/2012 1,578,000
8/2/2012 1,400,000
8/9/2012 1,210,000
8/16/2012 1,456,000
8/23/2012 1,717,000
8/30/2012 1,416,000
9/6/2012 1,217,000
9/13/2012 1,224,000
9/20/2012 1,340,000
9/27/2012 1,265,000
10/4/2012 1,058,000
10/11/2012 1,118,000
10/18/2012 1,248,000
10/25/2012 1,187,000
11/1/2012 1,248,000
11/8/2012 1,266,000
11/15/2012 1,353,000
11/22/2012 1,187,000
11/29/2012 1,304,000
12/6/2012 1,320,000
12/13/2012 1,242,000
12/20/2012 1,270,000
12/27/2012 1,333,000
1/3/2013 1,618,000
1/10/2013 1,300,000
1/17/2013 1,600,000
1/24/2013 1,572,000
1/31/2013 1,580,000
2/7/2013 1,412,000
2/14/2013 1,300,000
2/21/2013 1,352,000
2/28/2013 1,490,000
3/7/2013 1,425,000
3/14/2013 1,410,000
3/21/2013 1,387,000
3/28/2013 1,310,000
4/4/2013 1,425,000
4/11/2013 1,170,000
4/18/2013 1,268,000
4/25/2013 1,230,000
5/2/2013 1,104,000
5/9/2013 1,270,000
5/16/2013 1,050,000
5/23/2013 1,379,000
5/30/2013 1,016,000
6/6/2013 1,100,000
6/13/2013 1,203,000
6/20/2013 1,083,000
6/27/2013 1,108,000
7/4/2013 1,053,000
7/11/2013 1,190,000
7/18/2013 Destination X 1,494,000
7/25/2013 1,314,000
8/1/2013 1,246,000
8/8/2013 1,179,000
8/15/2013 Hardcore Justice Part 1 1,319,000
8/22/2013 Hardcore Justice Part 2 1,246,000
8/29/2013 1,243,000
9/5/2013 1,310,000
9/12/2013 1,389,000
9/19/2013 1,332,000
9/26/2013 1,121,000
10/3/2013 1,126,000
10/10/2013 1,084,000
10/17/2013 1,100,000
10/24/2013 1,258,000
10/31/2013 1,104,000
11/7/2013 1,019,000
11/14/2013 1,139,000
11/21/2013 1,190,000
11/28/2013 921,000
12/6/2013 1,241,000
12/13/2013 1,318,000
12/20/2013 1,240,000
12/27/2013 1,354,000
1/2/2014 1,128,000
1/9/2014 1,393,000
1/16/2014 Genesis Part 1 1,316,000
1/23/2014 Genesis Part 2 1,555,000
1/30/2014 1,449,000
2/6/2014 1,481,000
2/13/2014 1,421,000
2/20/2014 1,093,000
2/27/2014 1,060,000
3/6/2014 1,164,000
3/13/2014 1,209,000
3/20/2014 997,000
3/27/2014 1,156,000
4/3/2014 1,119,000
4/10/2014 1,415,000
4/17/2014 1,010,000
4/24/2014 1,088,000
5/1/2014 1,131,000
5/8/2014 1,055,000
5/15/2014 1,053,000
5/22/2014 1,070,000
5/29/2014 1,079,000
6/5/2014 993,000
6/12/2014 1,005,000
6/19/2014 1,330,000
6/26/2014 1,136,000
7/3/2014 1,325,000
7/10/2014 1,284,000
7/17/2014 1,403,000
7/24/2014 1,420,000
7/31/2014 1,383,000
8/7/2014 1,411,000
8/14/2014 1,126,000
8/20/2014 First show on Wednesday 852,000
8/27/2014 928,000
9/3/2014 1,095,000
9/10/2014 1,049,000
9/17/2014 1,110,000
9/24/2014 969,000
10/1/2014 1,097,000
10/8/2014 1,102,000
10/15/2014 982,000
10/22/2014 1,065,000
10/29/2014 911,000
11/5/2014 930,000
11/12/2014 970,000
11/19/2014 Last First Run episode 980,000
1/7/2015 Destination America debut 263,000

Testekill
Nov 1, 2012

no get out of here trix rabbit



Doing just over a quarter of their longterm average rating is pretty sad. It's good by Destination America standards but you'd think that they were hoping that more TNA fans would switch over. But that might require spending money and god knows that TNA fans don't do that.

Maxwell Lord
Dec 12, 2008

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die.

I hope we both die.




Grimey Drawer


That is a shop, right?

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

plz remember that it was ~ME~ who told you that everything you like is actually really not good, because I knew all along.


Maxwell Lord posted:

That is a shop, right?



Phenix Rising
Oct 24, 2005

TOUGH GUUUUUY


Maxwell Lord posted:

That is a shop, right?

It's an obvious and poorly done Photoshop.

This is the original you jerks:

Tato
Jun 19, 2001

DIRECTIVE 236: Promote pro-social values


Reduced to 263,000 viewers, unable to do house shows or tour, and losing half the roster. Totally worth keeping Vince Russo hired even after your network specifically told you not to. Totally.

Luigi Thirty
Apr 30, 2006

Emergency confection port.



WeaponX
Jul 28, 2008

horror..horror has a face

Tato posted:

Reduced to 263,000 viewers, unable to do house shows or tour, and losing half the roster. Totally worth keeping Vince Russo hired even after your network specifically told you not to. Totally.

but it's ok, ratings don't matter!

Testekill
Nov 1, 2012

no get out of here trix rabbit



Jeff Hardy isn't getting paid enough to take bumps for this chickenshit outfit.

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

plz remember that it was ~ME~ who told you that everything you like is actually really not good, because I knew all along.


Jeff Hardy almost died on an episode taping not even 300k people total will ever watch

WeaponX
Jul 28, 2008

horror..horror has a face

Chris James 2 posted:

Jeff Hardy almost died on an episode taping not even 300k people total will ever watch

guess it's better than being all hopped up on goofballs in front of way more people in a championship match right?

probably not.

Testekill
Nov 1, 2012

no get out of here trix rabbit



Jeff Hardy, the man that gravity remembered and hated.

SamuraiFoochs
Jan 16, 2007



Grimey Drawer

Chris James 2 posted:

Jeff Hardy almost died on an episode taping not even 300k people total will ever watch

It is literally I think the sickest bump I have ever seen that didn't involve a deliberate deathmatch feel or some poo poo. It was quite possibly a good deal more gross than the Foley cell toss.

Basic Chunnel
Sep 21, 2010

Jesus! Jesus Christ! Say his name! Jesus! Jesus! Come down now!



I thought his swanton onto the stairs from however long ago was gnarlier to see, but the sound of this one was pretty brutal

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

I joined the #RXT REVOLUTION.

he knows...


If the camera work in the first episode was any indication, that Instagram video will be the best shot of that bump

mkay0
Nov 7, 2003

I crawled the earth, but now I'm higher
2010, watch it go to fire


http://instagram.com/p/xqISpvAbN6/

Brutal

Edit - spoilers

mkay0 fucked around with this message at Jan 10, 2015 around 06:10

Teddybear
May 16, 2009

Look! A Samus doll!
It's soooo cute!


Lipstick Apathy

Jeff. Jeff, no.

I hope he just has a concussion and isn't, you know... paralyzed. Or dead.

rovert
Jun 10, 2013

I got your scoops right here.


The reaction to the bump seems to be a bit overplayed. The bump was most likely the method to write him off the UK TNA shows/tapings so it had to be dangerous looking.

Daniel Bryan
May 23, 2006

GOAT


Listening to Wade Keller interview Dixie.

- Still touting the "bigger picture" thing, "We weren't interested in just licensing a 2 hour show. Needed a partner." Anything to skirt around being canceled, I guess.

- Believes they are on a "whole nother level" in the Discovery family.

- Says Discovery never discussed a goal viewership number with her. Uh huh.

- Touts being a high socially ranked show or whatever on Wednesday.

- "TNA is a huge priority for Destination America. It's about building a brand. We will grow together."

- Wade asks what is worth losing 40% of their potential audience.

Dixie: "So many things. The 16 hour marathon on Wednesday. Replays. Unlocked. Unlocked to be a pop-up video type show with behind-the-scenes stuff. Greatest matches series. Half page ad in USA Today next Friday. We will have an ad on every Discovery Network leading up to the Friday debut starting Monday. I am so excited and it's what I needed. It's easy to say we have less households but that's simplistic. Television is changing and we have to try to get to another level. There isn't another group in this industry who could give us this level of support."

- Wade says the show was much higher rated than other shows on Destination America. Wade says Discovery America. Dixie corrects him, sounding annoyed.

Dixie: "Look, it's a start. None of us had expectations on Destination America. We are great partners. We are feeling the love in return. We want people to find Destination America. Every single person gets Destination America if they want it. All you have to do is call your cable provider and ask for the channel. Everybody is capable of getting it."

- Any options for streaming? Hulu? "Not at this moment, but open to it in the future."

- Wade brings up replays and other shows. Wade says it's too early to judge TNA on Destination America.

- What did Dixie think of the first episode?

Dixie: "I haven't seen it because I was too busy. Small parts."

- Is it Impact or TNA? "I think it will become clear over time." Wade asks for clarification. "I think TNA is the corporate name and Impact is the show."

- Caller asks if Dixie would hire Paul Heyman? Would Bram represent hardcore title? Surprised that WWE hasn't hired current TNA or Alumni?

Dixie: "I think they have. Sting. RVD. There's a list of them. That's what happens when there's only two major promotions. Bram is incredibly talented. There's a slew of people I'm proud of. We've talked about a hardcore title but I don't know. We don't focus a lot on that. No plans on hardcore title. Paul Heyman is talented. No talks with Paul. We've talked in the past. There's a lot of opportunity in front of us. Would love to work with him."

- Wade asks who is on the creative team?

Dixie: "The core group is John Gaburick has been a tremendous asset plus Matt Conway and Dave Lagana."

- Wade asks if there was anything they wanted to differently with the fresh start.

Dixie: "Absolutely, we made some changes. Made changes last summer. Holding off on more changes."

- Wade asks if there are outside sources working with creative?

Dixie: "John has a bigger group of people that pitch him ideas. Subtle changes coming. We're taking a step back and looking at what we can do better. Looking at production, techniques and several things. Announcing changes."

- Emailer asks if Dixie is going to try to break into Peurto Rico. "We have a deal in Mexico. Closing in on a Canada deal. Trying to make the right decision. Peurto Rico, don't know. Will tweet about it."

- Caller says he's heard Dixie is a nice person to work for. Caller asks if they see an opportunity to bring in indy talent to freshen up show?

Dixie: "I think we're doing that. We have broken and brought in more young talent than we have in the last 5 or 6 years. Talent comes from all over the world. We have been doing that. The roster has a much fresher feel than it has in a long time."

- Dixie says when she first brought the Wolves in, she was dismissive and it took time for them to develop. She will bring in more showcase talent for Destination X type shows. Open to both short term and long term talent if they have a good plan.

- Caller says he lives in Mobile and he says he'd never hear advertising about shows coming to his area. Would drive downtown sometimes and see it on the marquee and be sad he missed it.

Dixie: "We heavily promote every date we have. We promote it on Impact. We've hired people from WWE, marketing people, etc. Hard to reach everyone. We will have house shows but focus is on television product and getting it right. After that, we'll get back to touring."

- Wade asks about PPVs.

Dixie: "PPV is a declining business. There are still successful PPVs but we have to evaluate. We've gone from 12 per year to a few per year. One Night Only is successful for us. Will have a few live PPVs this year. Two or three live PPVs this year. No guess for 2016. Focus is on TV, even if it's free."

- Wade asks what was so good about going live before, but doesn't matter now.

Dixie: "Going live is great but it's very expensive. If the numbers don't reflect a boost, we have to make a change. We have to distinguish our product. We produce the best in-ring product today. We can't be a "version" of anyone else. We have to distinguish from TNA of the past. Social media changed everything. We have cameras all over the arena. The show will be much more loose. Will react to real things behind-the-scenes. More real product in that sense. We want to have fun. We want to show people stuff they haven't seen before."

- Wade goes on a tangent about kayfabe vs reality.

Dixie: "We don't want to insult people's intelligence. We have to let talent know that cameras are everywhere. Be aware of being filmed at all times. We will be looser in post production. Organic nuggets of reality. This will help distinguish us further."

- Caller asks how much Dixie pays attention to wrestling journalism, specifically about how bad WWE has been lately with heel factions and authority figures, wrestlers not being treated as stars, and championships not mattering.

Dixie: "No. One of the things I love about John is that he can look at the show through fresh eyes. We have to evolve our show. John is looking beyond and evolving the product with lighting treatments. That's what's were focused on moving forward."

Caller says wrestling has been rehashing storylines for too long.

Dixie: "We're evolving with new ways to produce it and take it up another notch."

- Emailer asks "what would you say to someone who stopped watching Impact a few years ago to get them to tune back in?" Wade butts in by saying that he wants to hear less about production in this answer. "Who are the stars in TNA? Why aren't world title matches protected better? Why so many factions?"

Dixie: "Clean finishes are important. We've not been good about that in the past. Non-clean finishes are necessary however. Storylines will make sense in the end, and they will feel fresh. Wednesday's show was a reset button in a sense. A new season. A reshuffling."

- Emailer says he used to be fan but stopped watching when AJ left. He tuned back into the premiere and liked the show until the finish of the main event. "Why does there need to be an overbooked mess all the time?"

Dixie: "I don't disagree. It was intentional to reset it. A new season. A way to put Joe, Young, Roode all in the main event."

- Caller says he believes it's like Sting coming into WWE. Says it's a long time he's been that excited. Said he saw the brilliance of it.

Dixie: "Hard to go full throttle. Should I watch again? If you watched the programming this last summer, it is full throttle. You will want to tune in or you'll miss something. We won't hold anything back. People want to see action."

- Caller asks how the new camera crew is. Is the camera crew new?

Dixie: "No but it is a different venue."

- Wade asks how the lighting is. Why was the audience dark on Wednesday?

Dixie: "Creative decision. Focus on the in-ring action. Want the focus on the talent, not the audience. Intentional lighting decision. Crowd can chant of course but this is the way it will be for now. Can change."

- Wade asks about a fan who posted empty seats picture. Borash asked the fan if he'd like to go backstage as a way to talk to him privately. Is this policy?

Dixie: "I don't know anything about that. It's tough. I get called every name in the book on Twitter. I message people asking them to take it down if it's really bad. You never know what you're taking picture of. It doesn't help. But we're tolerant and it's his right. No, we don't act the way the fan implied we would."

- Will or has Dixie watched Wrestle Kingdom 9?

Dixie: "Everything is competition. Competition is great. Healthy thing. No, not seen WK9. Hope people in TNA will alert her if there's things they can use and improve with. We take ideas from all media."

- Does Dixie watch wrestling?

Dixie: "I watch our shows about 3 or 4 times after they're done. I enjoy watching it. I don't watch a lot of competition, no."

- Has anyone in TNA suggested you watch WK9?

Dixie: "No. Doesn't mean no one should watch it." Wade recommends she watch it. Thinks she should see how it's produced and presented. Dixie: "I'm sure people in my company have seen it. We're trying to evolve. Taking ideas from all media, not just wrestling."

- Would Dixie have hired Hulk Hogan if she could go back?

Dixie: "Absolutely. There's a reason WWE snatched him back when he was done with us. Our mistake was overexposure. Was never asked for by him. He's so special and what he brings to the company and show is all great. Nothing but great things to say."

- Will AJ and Jarrett be in the TNA Hall of Fame some day?

Dixie: "I don't imagine a TNA Hall of Fame without them."

- Is Jarrett still a shareholder?

Dixie: "Yes, he is."

- Do you pay attention to GFW?

Dixie: "I don't know what it is. But he's creating relationships but I don't know how it plays out."

- Were you involved in the decision to hire Josh Mathews? Resistance about Tenay?

Dixie: "We needed to freshen up the show. No better person than Tenay to host Unlocked. Perfect timing, win-win. Love Josh's dynamic. Josh works in the office too. Will try many different things with the announcers."

- Before you got into wrestling, what has surprised you the most about the wrestling industry?

Dixie: "People are set in their ways. They feel like their way is the only way. I'm not going back and doing anything. All about moving forward. Fresh eyes."

Daniel Bryan fucked around with this message at Jan 10, 2015 around 07:56

Ghidzilla
May 12, 2009


This woman has been running this sad sack of poo poo promotion for ten years plus now and is just as clueless as she was in the beginning. I can't even make a joke about her or this garbage promotion in general. Words simply fail me.

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Cory Lidle
Oct 12, 2006


I saw that conversation between JB and the fan at the first show, I was wondering what that was all about. Dude was more defensive than was necessary, JB was being nice about it.

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