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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

WWE RAW vs. TNA Impact - Which Was Better

The second coming of the Monday Night War is officially underway, and TNA came out with guns blazing, while WWE gave us....the usual Monday Night RAW. TNA went all out with billboards, commercials, and promoting the returns of what may be the two most legendary figures in wrestling, those being of course Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair. While most say that internally WWE isn't worried about TNA at all, they were quick to put The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels out to start off their show, to counteract TNA's strategy of opening their show with their main event of Hogan and Abyss vs. Ric Flair and AJ Styles. WWE's kickoff was what seemed to be just another Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels face to face promo, same as we've seen in both last years and this years WrestleMania buildup. The tag match on TNA featured a very slow Hogan as expected, but the match didn't go too long before surprise number one of the night which was Sting returning, only to turn heel on Hogan and Abyss. Hogan was bloodied, but vowed to finish the match later. On RAW we got more of the same stuff we've seen recently. Legacy in a boring feud (it's just so bland to see 3 guys who dress alike, same bodies, etc.) The Money in the Bank Match pretty much has the same guys as usual, mixed in with guys that have no chance of winning, so whatever. TNA had some great surprises, possibly the biggest of which was the debut of Rob Van Dam, as he shocked a rabid crowd by beating Sting in about 10 seconds. Much controversy has come of the aftermath, as Sting beat down RVD and really got over as a heel for doing so, but many feel RVD's debut ended on a sour note in the segment - the big key, it has people talking. I really can't pick anything out on RAW that I can say was done to counteract TNA. Vince vs. Cena turned out to be just another boring swerve with a gauntlet match and Cena squashing guys and making them all look worthless, all leading to the obvious Batista run in. The whole show is 1 big commercial for whatever pay per view is next, while TNA is unpredictable with stars like RVD and Jeff Hardy (who returned to end the show last night.) TNA was one big bloodbath by the end of the night, emphasizing that they're not afraid of a bloody war, and you won't see matches stopped and put on hold ala the TV-PG WWE. WWE always ends with a stare down or a beat down, while TNA ended with Hardy hitting the ring, blowing the roof off the Impact Zone, and left us with a shot of Hardy about to hit the swanton bomb. Overall I once again say that TNA did what was necessary to put on the better show, and make people want to follow their stories, which they have plenty of now. WWE is 3 weeks out from Mania, and has resorted to simply having guys walk out and basically say "How about a match at Mania?" which is how the Sheamus vs. Triple H match was set up. Hopefully TNA can keep this up, and I think RVD and Hardy are 2 names that have the power to draw fans away from RAW, and become regular Impact viewers.

10 comments :

  1. RAW IS BORING TNA IS ADULT ENTERTAIMENT I DONT SEE RAW EVER CHANGING. I DONT SEE RAW BEATING TNA. EVER MONDAY NIGHT I WATCH TNA! wOOO!

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  2. "TNA came out with guns blazing, while WWE gave us....the usual Monday Night RAW" ....and despite all that, WWE kicked TNA's candy ass

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  3. TNA is good, but all pro wrestling fans watched wwe first so dont act like u've been a solid TNA fan ur whole life, last weeks shows was no competition, IMO TNA had the better show but RAw is RAw and u cant beat RAw every week or ever for that matter by having two washed up old guys bleed for 30 min. Next week RAw stomp a mudhole on TNA ass, and thats the bottom line b/c the stone cold comes back, and the RAW matches next week will be better then TNA's.

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  4. Hulk Hogan and Wrestling are synonomous with greatness and the Hulkster sets the pace and leads the way for the future of Wrestling - ok he is not physically what he used to be but you can say without a shadow of a doubt that TNA is much more exciting that WWE which now carries the tag of "Status Quo" meaning that there athletes are boring and repetitive whereas Hogan has embranced exciting elements of fan Wrestling once again! TNA Rules and well as Hogan!

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  5. This blog is obviously a TNA fan made. i love wrestling and i love watching jeff hardy. but pls before u say that TNA is better than RAW. they have to beat them in ratings first. and guys FYI. RAW is annihilating TNA. RAW's 3.4 vs TNA's 0.84?? let the ratings talk and see the truth on whos winning MONDAY NIGHT WARS 2.0.
    P.S.
    Ric flair stated that he was sick of saying that hogan is the best wrestler "Stone Cold Is The Best".

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  6. No no, you see this blog isn't TNA fan made. This blog is WRESTLING fan made. People who think WWE is the best show out there, are idiotic kids with ADD. TNA is for adults who enjoy wrestling. WWE is for kids who have short attention spans.

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  7. Oh, just for you WWE fan kids. Raws ratings have dropped 12%. While TNAs ratings are slightly growing.

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  8. Yes TNA's Rating Slightly Grew. After their record breaking 1.4 what happened? Dropping again. Hahaha poor TNA. WWE fans have ADD?? dude u have ADD. and i'm not even a WWE fan. pro wrestling just SUCKS compared to UFC. where real fights happen. UR all just babies. ^^

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  9. i watched 5 minets of tna last night whith abbys and rvd..........it dident even look real, the ladder looked plastic and my tv is bigger than there jumbotron..and plus without the wwe tna would be nothing, if there wasent wwe what good superstars would tna have??? they all would be nobodys. i do have to say wwe has gotten very kid frendly... but tna has no personality crappy storylines and steals wwe's worlds like vintage and the handcuffs and superstars.....i dont even know what elts i barly watch it...its that bad..and they need a ramp to get into the ring..idk but thats kinda not intimmadating..

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  10. and yes it is a tna fan posting this not WRESTLING FAN IN GENRAL...and the one above is also me

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