Originally Posted by Azane
If you're #1, you don't even mention #2, even if you're berating them or taking a shot at them, acknowledgement is a huge no-no.
TNA is nowhere near the threat it once was, I wanna say the Hulk Hogan Push for Monday Night Live Impacts was when TNA had peaked, as the Hulk Hogan Era started the huge decline, that being said, they're still "Somewhat" of competition towards WWE.
The only time I remember a real direct TNA reference was when Kaval (Lowki) 'rapped' and used the term "It's time for some Total Nonstop Action" during NXT 2
That being said, I anxiously await the day that TNA gets added to WWE Networks library so I can watch some Pre-Dixie as on screen character TNA.
TNA Had literally an all-star LEGENDARY roster at one point and was getting destroyed in ratings because of really dumb decisions, the booking was even bad at the time (near the end of the Spike days, TNA had some quality storytelling). Then after The failure of the Monday Night Wars 2, We got... Aces and 8's for a solid 2 years (a story that should of died after ~4-6 months at most), and then Josh Mathews.
Josh Mathews was so great in the WWE, what in the hell happened to that guy? Seriously, Matt Striker is in Lucha Underground and doing a great job, how did the other half of a "commentary team of the year" award winner end up spewing so much garbage? From his attack on Jim Ross to his piss poor performances every week, he isn't even a shell of the potential he used to have. Seriously, WTF.
It's like he cares so little about the product that he, himself, is the voice of that he barely even tries. When he doesn't care, is it any surprise that so few others do? When you come into a commentary team and are worse than Taz, you should not be on television.