TNA should look back at WWE when they moved past WCW
When TNA first started up they were fresh and relatively good. They had LOTS of fresh young talent who were independent stars and made a bit of noise. Enough to get people to check out the show and garner some interest. Forgive me if I am wrong but they had talent such as Kaval, Red, Styles who weren't at the time good enough for WWE but could put on a hell of a match. You had CM Punk who had a good indy following, they brought in Samoa Joe who had a good indy following and all could put on a good match. The best part about them is that they work for CHEAP! They have NO name value when it comes to commanding $$ but yet they work harder than most of the establish talent and 95% of the veterans there today. As they built a bit they were clever enough to sign talent who could also work like Angle & Christian and they were developing talent very well. TNA could have very easily signed all the ROH and skilled indy talent at that time and established a SOLID wrestling first national promotion and as time went by build THEIR OWN STARS! That's what WWE did 15 years ago. They couldn't afford the Nash's, Hall's, Hogan's, Savage's, Piper's etc. and brought in younger talent. Some were hits and some were misses but WWE was smart enough to throw out the waste and bring in fresh talent and didn't get stale. They believed so much in developing talent that they established farm systems like OVW and HWA that groomed talent the WWE way. TNA had the opportunity to keep the good and release the trash, some talent makes it (AMW was someone they developed nicely) and some talent gets released and goes back to the indy's. Obviously theyh ave a lot of financial backing, otherwise they wouldn't have all these old wrestlers there right now. They could have locked up the NEW STARS to long term contracts and established their own following. They had all the tools to do so. THere is so many indy wrestlers who are STARVING for a break. Instead they have pigs who are making 6 figures working dud matches with their thinning hairline or their greying hair and boring the hell out of us. WCW was a disaster at the end and TNA is going that route. WWE may be the big dog in the USA but there is no reason why TNA can't be a very profitable, successful promotion who builds up the same way WWE did 15 years ago...
BY BUILDING THEIR OWN STARS NOT BUYING THEM!