TNA: 2002 a few questions

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  1. BenjaminRandalC

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    Just got done with the third weekly ppv.

    1. Who is Don west?
    2. What was Joel gertner doing in TNA?
    3. Was Scott Norton busy when TNA formed?
    4. Was anyone excited to watch this?
    5. How did this business model work for 2 years with no TV?
     
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    Tanaka リーゼン党

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    1. Guy who sold baseball cards on the home shopping network.
    2. Pretty sure anybody who worked for WWE/WCW/ECW got a shot in TNA.
    3. In NJPW making that Japan money.
    4. I recall being hooked after that 4 way match during week... 2?
    5. Papa Jarrett probably had connections till Panda bought in, and they kept burning money to keep the lights on for like 10 years.
     
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    Jerry Jarrett has a podcast, would be interested to hear him breakdown the financial details of their weekly PPV model and how long it took them to get profitable
    Maybe someone should ask him about it on Twitter
     
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    I don't know how many people were watching back then. TNA was not over.
     
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    Somehow I think this is one of those worked shoots where that really happened and then they scripted that as the resolution. Should have done a match that went to the 60 minute time limit. At 59:50 don west hits a German and tries to bridge, lights go out- come back on Joey styles has Tenney in pile driver position when they come back on. He does the Jerry Lynn style piledriver on tennay while don west spits on him. It would work.
     
  7. BenjaminRandalC

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    8 weekly ppvs down, 106 left to go. I hate Ed Ferrara.
     
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    I remember I ordered one of the weekly shows just for funsies. It was different, but the wrestling was spectacular. I'll have to dig through my old VHS to see if I still have it. The main focus of the show was really weird though. It was Vince Russo dressed up as Double J Jeff Jarrett mocking him while Jeff looked for him to fight him.
     
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    There was a period where they had something like that every week. Piper and Russo arguing about Owen Hart. Schiavonne and Tenay about the end of Wcw. Good luck to you if you're going through all that.
     
  10. BenjaminRandalC

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    So got to ppv#10 today...the question I have now is has anyone been paralyzed in the x division? Also, I love Jerry Lynn. Everyone reading this should listen to his podcast with Mikey whipwreck.
     
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    aldeniro78 Who cares

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    I remember ordering one with my buddy who was barely a fan in 03-04. I was excited because Sting was gonna be on. He gets on the mic and yells

    STIZINGER IN THE HIZOUSE

    and I was embarrassed to be a wrestling fan.
     
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    Just watched Jeff Jarrett crown a 60 year old bob Armstrong with a chair, at which point Bullet blades. That is wrestling in a nutshell. The don west chant makes me laugh every time.
     

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