FOR FUCKS SAKE ADVERTISE, ADVERTISE, AND THEN ADVERTISE SOME MORE. IT'S LITERALLY INTRO TO BUSINESS, BUSINESS 101, AND COMMON SENSE MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE, DIXIE!!!!!! This really wasn't designed to actually be in all caps and bold, I just wish I could personally beat this into this woman's head. Her personal twitter account is by no means cutting it nor is it acceptable, and it's also not reaching a huge platform. I'm also sorry to inform her that outside of the IWC and some casual wrestling fans, not that many people know who she is despite her family’s wealth. When they first got on Destination America I was ecstatic. My default TV channel is NFL network and then one day, BOOM a TNA commercial airs. Unfortunately the advertising for TNA didn't last long nor was it stretching a wide variety of channels. I really do wonder how much better off TNA would be right now financially if they actually invested in marketing and advertising since like 2006. The fact is this, Dixie Carter is not rich; she is wealthy; extremely fucking wealthy. She could pull money out of her own personal bank account right now that if you combined the income of everyone on this site for our entire lives and added it together would likely barely exceed what is pocket change to this woman, and this could actually lead to financial gain for her.
Here's the thing, I understand that TNA at one point was showing commercials during RAW. That is awesome. But, one thing is that if we go back to the biggest period in wrestling history, WWE has lost about half of their weekly viewers which is around three million people who used to like wrestling but are not watching anymore, it's also probably safe to say that small portions of fans who watched WWF or WCW didn't actually watch the other show. That's a huge number of people who aren't watching RAW that had interest in pro-wrestling in the past but are not seeing any advertisements for TNA or even know what TNA is (other than tits and ass). TNA absolutely needs to continue to advertise and market their product on other networks like, dare I say, Primetime cable networks, and then sports networks like ESPN's family of channels FS1 & FS2; NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA networks; advertise on Spike TV; and advertise during UFC, Bellator and maybe WSOF events.
DIXIE CARTER: YOU HAVE THE MONEY; AFTER DISRESPECTING YOUR ROSTER SO MUCH LATELY, IF YOU CARE USE YOUR OWN MONEY AND AIR A COMMERCIAL FOR TNA ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY.
Now, from what I understand the TNA commercials that air during RAW are the same one's we see where they either advertise next week's show or just a generic TNA show. That works in some ways, but it literally shows nobody at all that they are any different than what WWE puts on the air. So if people want to casually watch wrestling, or never have but want to check it out, or have an itch to watch again after months or years then why would they watch anything other than the one established name in wrestling (although WWE won't use that word anymore) when both shows seem to be offering the same type of programming.TNA needs an actual marketing and advertising campaign to set their product apart from WWE, and want people to see what an actual different breed and brand of pro-wrestling is like, basically what TNA used to be. TNA needs to basically make legitimate changes and then advertise the hell out of it in a campaign to reach the viewers that they've lost, that wrestling has lost, and reach those who may have an itch to check out pro-wrestling for the first time. I don't think it would be the slogan to use nor would it be catchy but I feel if they used my alternative idea, and my next column will throw out creative ideas for all wrestlers, and ideas I have had, but basically say "This is TNA: Where Wrestling Is Good Again."
DVD's: For fuck's sake again! TNA needs to promote, create, and distribute a lot more DVD's and make some Blu-Rays. They don't even release some of the ONO shows on DVD anyways. I think that for one, they gotta get their PPV's distributed a whole lot sooner than they do right now. TNA also really needs to release some compilations on their wrestlers, and divisions. They need to do some documentaries and "Best Of" series like they used to put out years ago. I could write one or two pages on potential DVD releases that they could make but I'm not going to. But, TNA has to actually advertise these things too, but advertising was just covered.
In my last column, [hopefully] many of you read my concerns, fears and frustrations with PPA deals. Fuck PPA deals in TNA. From here on out any incoming talent signs a contract for 'X' amount of money and are signing with both TNA wrestling and GFW. In these contracts the talent is free to take independent bookings and wrestle for any company other than WWE or ROH as long as it does not conflict with dates they are booked to wrestle for TNA or GFW. That's right; I left out Lucha Underground for TNA to "be the bigger man in this situation." It's not like Hernandez appearing on two shows on the same night has anywhere near the effect or significance like it did with Rick Rude eighteen years ago. It gives talents opportunities to work house shows, independents, and get viewed on two different company's TV shows. If TNA or GFW isn't currently using a talent then the other company can use that talent. I personally hate PPA contracts for TNA. TNA is above an Indy wrestling promotion.
It's clearly time to shake stuff up and or do a wipe out. Now, I don't know that I actually fire Conway or Lagana because I'm not sure who is writing what. Some of the ideas have actually been good, but whoever is making the calls or decisions to rush so many matches or angles without payoff like establishing The Rising prior to releasing them, jobbing out the Dollhouse and Revolution, or splitting Bram & Magnus without ever teaming them up needs to get their walking papers right away. I think that creative needs to stop with so many retreads, and actually hire someone fresh, and have no more than three writers writing the show and stay with them consistently and allow the show to have a consistent flow.
Billy Corgan- I absolutely think that there is a spot on the TNA staff for Billy Corgan but I don't think it's the head of creative. If it's the creative team, he needs to be the third person and the third most influential power. When it comes to music for the shows and the wrestlers, he should absolutely excel there.
John Gaburick- I'm extremely negative towards this guy. I think he has done an absolutely terrible job as the head of talent relations and should have been fired weeks ago. However, I do feel that there is a spot in TNA for him. I will cut him some slack too because he is probably working three or four jobs for TNA but he's failing miserably with keeping talent, and with booking, and keeping things consistent. He's not bad in terms of character development, video packages, etc. I think he's a good value doing those jobs but by no means should he be booking, in charge of how long storylines go, and head of talent relations. There's no way he can allow all of those talents to leave and can't sign a couple of really good talents for TNA.
Al Snow- Al Snow can and should be an agent for TNA, and should remain that way. But, I think he's gotta go in the Gorilla position. The talent is too good in many ways to just not have as much great matches like we're seeing, We get some really good matches in a decent amount of time, but a place like ROH has them all the time, TNA used to have them all of the time. I think he needs to go.
Replacements for Agents
Replacement for Big: The head of talent relations will be split between two people: someone who is strictly a financial person who isn't a wrestling person. I'm talking an educated, experienced financial advisor who can help create a budget and set aside moneyfor proper talents to come to TNA or re-sign. The second is someone who knows thewrestling business well, and doesn't have deep ties or employment history with Vince McMahon. Someone here suggested Gabe Sapolsky and that would be a wise choice in my opinion. The wrestling person in this position informs the financial person which people must be kept around and who must be signed or went after in regards to free agents.
Creartive: They just gotta get someone fresh. I don't know who exactly, and some of Lagana, Conway and Big's ideas are good but lack consistency, length, and payoff. I really think they gotta narrow it down to two people, and really let their talent be themselves, the vision of the character they're playing, and listen to their ideas.
X-Division: I actually keep Al Snow here for this division. I think the X-Division matches have continued to be really good but they are lacking depth, talent, and exposure. If it is Al Snow who is the main agent in these matches than keep him there.
Knockouts: Alright, I have no fucking idea here. The Knockout's made me respect women's wrestling but the past couple of years it's looked more like Divas than Knockouts. Scott D'Amore won't be coming back soon, but I think this division needs to get someone who can bring them back to 2009.
Tag Teams: Road Warrior Animal. In his autobiography Animal closes it out by stating that if any company wants to have the best tag team division than to hire him to be the agent. Alright, let's let him prove it. This guy knows tag team wrestling like nobody else alive other than Bully or Devon but Animal has no personal in-ring career options he would possibly try and advance either.
Main Roster: Tommy Dreamer. AJ Styles in his shoot interview right after leaving that most of the locker room are strongly behind Dreamer's ideas. That could motivate the roster enough just on that alone by getting them fired up with something they believe in. Sign Dreamer for real, and let him do what he can do.
The TV show itself
If you know me or listen to anything I have ever seen on here than in my TNA, The Pope wrestles. Josh Matthew isn't bad, and he's probably better by himself. If it were up to me than I do my best to get rid of Matthews and bring back Todd Kennely. There will only be one commentator. Each week the commentator will be joined by an active member of the roster who is not wrestling on the card. This will allow talent who are not on the show to still get over, show personality, or either add to or create new feuds.
My absolute biggest problem with Matthews is that he doesn't sell or act excited or put over big moves or wins. Unfortunately, this comment came from a troll on another site but it was an accurate criticism when he said "Josh Matthews sold EC3's title win over Angle like he just made a hot tag." Just re-watch the end of the debut episode on DA after Lashley wins the belt and see the prime example of Matthews not putting over the significance of this.
Mike Tenay really seemed to lose his passion and enthusiasm at the end of his time the last days of Spike. He seemed rejuvenated at Slammiversary but I still don't bring him back permanently, but I find something to do for Tenay. But, while I didn't like Don West in the least bit and he oversold the hell out of everything but I would gladly take him overselling than Matthews' extreme under-selling. If I can't get Kennely then I keep Matthews. If Matthews cannot sell or put the product over than what he is doing than it's time to go elsewhere, and that would probably be Borash permanently. PPV broadcasts (and oh yes, there will be PPV's on actual PPV) will be Mike Tenay, Borash, and then either Kennely or Matthews.
Going WWF Superstars Old School
Any WWF fans from the 1980's and early 1990's remembers that during matches back then there would be a small screen on one of the bottom of the corner's where a wrestler or tag team would pop-up and cut a brief promo. This absolutely returns. It allows more backstage segments to be used, and get people more screen time and opportunities to create character. This would be strongly used for the tag team and X-Divisions in the beginning in order to create and build the divisions back up and gather some buzz. We'd likely see about three or four of these per show at the maximum. Two hours is nowhere near enough time for TNA, and this would drastically help with this problem.
Add more prestige to the championships
The championships are absolutely the most important thing in wrestling, and that's why all of the wrestlers are there. The belts will generally have a little bit longer reigns than they have in wrestling in general, Look at what Jay Lethal did to the ROH TV title. A strong title reign can do a lot for the wrestler and the belt. The championship is the goal for every single pro-sports team to reach, and the championships in TNA will be treated that way. Championships are not props.
For those that always say "I want to know why they are fighting in every match," the fucking clear as day answer should be to move closer to the championship of their division. Angles, and storylines will absolutely exist but the belts and chase for them will cause more feuds than not.
I don't mean that there wouldn't be angles and storylines because that part will still be there, not as much, but still more than what you see with ROH. However, like ROH most of the angles and storylines will stem from the in-ring product and remain on the show more often than backstage segments. Backstage segments and skits will be around and still utilized but most things revolve around the quest for a championship.
Most importantly championship matches will always be the TV main event.Unless there are two championship matches on Impact, if there is a championship match it will be the main event. TNA, KOTM, Tag, X, and Knockout will always be the main event of TV if the championship is on the line. Much like the UFC, even when it's the flyweights or women's straw-weight championship they still make sure it's the main event to promote the importance and prestige of the championship and TNA needs to do that too. Talk and believe that you have the best roster in the world (clearly they have the worst now) and show that confidence, and prove to the world why it means a lot to be a champion in TNA. Right now, their biggest problem with this idea is that Tigre Uno shouldn't be main-eventing any show right now, especially with the lackluster names in the X-Division as of August 2015, and this couldn't work for The Wolves because the belts they hold are worthless because there is no team for them to wrestle against. But, in my fantasy TNA that I am suggesting, we are bending over backwards to sign X & tag talent along with creating tag teams.
Capitalize on TV-14
Time to become more adult and use the shit out of this to your advantage. Yes, marketing to kids is one thing but that's already locked down by WWE and apparently GFW is going PG too. Seriously, use this to separate yourself. Curse! Stop with all of the 'bitches' though. I'm not saying go all Taz in ECW and drop a thousand 'F' bombs every time out, but use them occasionally. These are grown-ass adults who are fighting and we are supposed to be furious at one another, come on, some foul language will fly. An episode of Impact won't have a bunch of fuck's, shit's and more each and every show, but it will at times. If it's on PPV or DVD than it will not be censored at all. The things is, there are numerous top television shows that just *beep* out curse words when they happen, and hell some of them are family friendly (i.e.: Parks and Recreation, Modern Family), there's no excuse to not do the opposite of what WWE does.
Male & Female Violence
That stuff with Spike is done, and we were lucky to even see Dixie go through the table. I'm not saying to ever do a man vs. woman one on one match (although TNA has done that crap with some recent ONO tapings), but if it's a mixed tag then let the guy and the girl wrestle for a brief time in a couple of matches. Every once in a while a Knockout or valet can eat a powerbomb or something like that from a male wrestler.
Like the UFC Top 10's in every division
There will be a Top 10 in absolutely all four main divisions (KOTM top 10 makes no sense). Heavyweight, Tag Team, and X Division. Of course, the X, KO, and Tag Team divisions need to have 10 active wrestlers other than their champion. This will add to the "I want to know why these two people are fighting." Wins and losses will actually matter, and fans can see the wrestlers move up and down in rankings. On every Impact, TNA can air a quick glance that shows the top ten four times per show right before a commercial, or show a consistent ticker at the bottom of the screen that shows the Top 10's. This also allows fan to get a grasp on who they may see challenge for the championship belts next. When I get to my column sharing my creative ideas throughout the years and past few months, I will address Option C and how the X-division wrestlers can break away from the "X-Division only" reputation.
The Wrestling Itself
GET THE FUCK BACK TO YOUR ROOTS
TNA will go back to their roots, what built the company, and what provided them a loyal following, and over a million more viewers. I damn near lost it watching Slammiversary this year when Tenay and the other commentators spoke about how the X-Division, tag team wrestling, and women's wrestlers that were actually great wrestlers made them stand out from the rest. It's incredibly frustrating because it's like all the fans that left know it, all the current fans know this and want it back, the commentators know it, everyone associated with TNA realizes that except for Dixie and Big.
TNA WILL ABSOLUTELY GO BACK TO THAT AND GET THE GOD DAMN TALENT TO DO IT.
So, while many people really just think it was the X-Division that built TNA but the tag teams did a hell of a lot too. There is literally only one active tag team in TNA, and my creative column I will write next, I will address the tag teams to get them back. TNA will build up their tag and X-divisions and use them right and give them spotlight, time and effort like they did years ago. ROH has some very good tag teams but only a handful, WWE has awful teams like the Prime Time Players and Rikishi's crappy son's who never need to ever speak again ever. TNA needs to rebuild, and capitalize on this and do something that the other two aren't doing anymore. The X-Divisions needs a handful of more permanent talents and some more established guys to build the lackluster names. The Knockout's need only two or three more additions but they need to be able to wrestle well, and find a way to perform like they were performing as late as 2010. Apparently Diva's are improving so the tag team and X-divisions are the strongest things TNA can use wrestling wise to be different again.
X-Division is basically the Cruiserweight division but don't ever admit it
This X-Division is still about "no limits" but I basically book it as a Cruiserweight division without actually saying it. However, when a talent like a Samoa Joe or Brian Cage comes around than they have all access to the X-Division if it fits. This division is for the smaller guys because they are more acrobatic. But keep the "no limits" moniker for talents such as the two mentioned in here.
No more Fatal Four Ways or Triple Threats, it's now Elimination Rules every time
I was ecstatic around Slammiversary to see TNA use three way dance rules in the X-Division where one pinfall does not win the match but only eliminates one person, I've always felt those types of matches should be done like ECW used to do them. Every three or four person match will be contested under elimination rules.
Rules, Standards and Guidelines with former WWE talents
If a huge name or legend becomes available after WWE then TNA needs to do their homework and make sure they do not end up with another RVD or Booker T but instead get another Kurt Angle, Christian Cage, or Jeff Hardy. If the rumors are true about Rey Mysterio and TNA actually did manage to sign the guy then I do worry that we get the same pig crap that we saw with Booker T and RVD. There has to be a strong, screening process or a clause in their contract to prevent wrestlers from doing that in the future.
TNA will also stopping putting ex-WWE talents so far over their own talents. This is starting to sicken me. We have Matt Hardy beating James Storm, Abyss, and Robert Roode. WWE mid-carder (for life) Matt Hardy defeats three of the four remaining TNA originals/TNA-made wrestlers still with the company, and they all happen to be former world champions. This is just only a recent example, along with WWE jobber Drew McIntyre now headlining and challenging for the TNA championship on their biggest PPV of the year in only eight months with the company. The best talents should be pushed but TNA needs to make TNA look good, and their past look strong. They had arguably the best roster ever assembled for a long period of time...act like it. How WWE talent (the talent that isn't that special or main event caliber) is booked and treated should not be triumphing over the top talents that made and helped TNA, it makes TNA look even more second rate than they are in all actuality.
Pay Per Views
Oh yes, there will be pay per views. TNA will do four live PPV's per year: Genesis, Destination-X, Slammiversary, and Bound For Glory; the remaining eight months will be ONO shows, and every single ONO show will not only be promoted on the TV shows and also will be tied in to the current storylines. TNA will promote and build to all of the live shows as well, and do it the right way, and the cards will be very good. PPV prices will be $30 for the live shows. The live PPV specials on TV will not have promos or interviews and would resemble their Bell To Bell’s or like WCW's Clash Of The Champions. One would hope TNA could get three hours and hopefully like a Sunday night to air these specials on TV, although I cannot see this happening on DA anytime soon, but then again, my version of TNA actually promotes the brand. The live PPV shows would be: LockDown, Sacrifice, Hardcore Justice, and Final Resolution.
The TNA World Championship will be contested throughout the TV shows and free PPV specials against the Top Ten throughout the year, but special events will crown the contender leading option in to each PPV. BFG will have the BFG tournament...not series. Single elimination with the entire male roster getting a show in a huge tournament that starts the Impact after Slammiversary, in August there will be a BFG tournament for the Knockouts as well. The contender for Slammiversary will be crowned after a twenty person gauntlet battle royal; Destination X will be if the X division champion cashes in for Option-C or not, if not then an alternate match up would take place to crown the top contender; the number one contender for Genesis will be crowned by the person who wins Joker's Wild and the battle royal for the participants at the end. The day after BFG will begin a couple of matches in the Joker's Wild tournament for a few weeks, and then the battle royal determines the challenger at Genesis.
Screw it, I will say it now instead of the next (Lord knows how long it will take me to write that one). If the X-division champion cashes in at Destination-X, that wrestler is ineligible to compete in the X-divisions for one year. This raises the circumstances, and also gives the opportunity to see if certain wrestlers can break the "too small" mold and get more over with the fans in case TNA wants to test the waters before going for the title change, and always guarantees a new challenger for Destination-X each year.
Bring back managers and valets
I have wanted to see the return on managers and valets so bad for many years now. I think Spud would have been the best heel manager in a very long time. Some wrestlers need a mouthpiece to get over, and this could also create stables. Someone like Khoya, Crazzy Steve, Mandrews and more could really benefit. Hell, The Wolves aren't exceptional talkers, and while they don't need one, it could really take them places with a better voice. A woman doesn't have to be a good wrestler to be valuable to wrestling either, and a valet would be great. If TNA were to have used Spud as a manager, brought back James Mitchell, and signed Veda Scott that could have been extremely beneficial.
Break some Kayfabe every once in a while
Every once in a while just let the wrestlers cut loose and shoot on some things every once in a while. In my next column I plan to write where I express my creative ideas, I will give a prime example.
Stop using talents and then stopping all of a sudden and killing off momentum
Not going to go into much detail other than this: Matt Morgan, Gunner, The Pope, Alex Shelley, and plenty more examples.
Make a few heels just that damn good
Ronda Rousey, Connor McGregor, Jon Jones, literally every one of these people is a shitty person, every one of these people are very good. Jon Jones and Ronda Rousey may never lose a fight in their life, and it makes me so mad. They are such dicks, assholes, bitches, and I have a few other choice words to describe Rousey that I'm not going to type. McGregor is also really good and so arrogant (although, I think if Mendes had the same amount of time to train he woulda beaten McGregor, and Aldo and my man Frankie Edgar would smash him) that seeing him win just fucks up my whole night. It makes it that much worse because they are just so damn good. When or if I see one of them get beaten, it's going to give me a high that will last months. If they lose, it will be huge!
It's time for TNA to capitalize on this, and take 2-4 heels and just make them so freaking good, and yet so rude, mean, arrogant, snobby, dastardly, devious, evil, or any other trait that makes people hate them...but they do not cheat to win except for very rare occasions. Never have them really give off babyface vibes to keep them hated but have them just beat almost everyone fair. I think on a very limited basis that one of these heels should cheat. I think Jon Jones cheats in MMA with his eye poking, and that changed the complexion of the fight against Cormier really quick. In a big huge match, it can be okay every once in a while for this heel to cheat. My recommendations for this would be (or would have been): EC3, Bobby Roode, James Storm, and Bram. With Storm gone, I'd say maybe EY doesn't have to cheat very frequently. Personally, for the foreseeable future, I would not allow Roode or EC3 to cheat just to establish dominance and brag it up that much more.
Stop living and writing angles/storylines in dog years
Slow feuds down, and make people wait before the match. Stop ending storylines so quick before they get going or get anyone established. Prime examples: The Rising, or Magnus and Bram's split before they ever really teamed together or achieved success as a unit. Storylines are not being built long enough before they start, and are ending way too soon. Just slow it down because building something up big has a much bigger pay off than rushing something with a hundred matches.
Less rematches and make matches more important
Hulk Hogan vs The Ultimate Warrior. The biggest match of all time, and can never be duplicated. Even if wrestling had two mega stars of that caliber right now, it wouldn't be at this level. Know why? Because the build to this match took at least half of a year, and it only happened once...until an abomination a decade later in WCW. Now, AND THANK YOU FOR THIS WWE, this would get a month's build and then eight dozen rematches...and then two years later the process would be repeated.
My vision on TNA keeps matches important, and does not have so many rematches to make the matches more special, valuable, and memorable. A rematch will take months to get to in most circumstances, and also rarely will happen on PPV. It's hard to want to pay for a card with matches you've already seen a handful of times already. A loss should devastate someone in a big fight and make them burn and work harder for a rematch against their foe.
The main thing I also do with this, is eliminate the "rematch clause" on the spot within an hour of gaining creative control. We had a big build to BFG 2013 for AJ Styles vs Bully Ray, and then got the match for free the next Impact. WWE does this with everything. TNA should advertise and promote their PPV's and then not give the rematch away for free within a week or two. The loser (in most circumstances) goes back to the drawing board and earns a rematch. The first (maybe only) match becomes that much more valuable and appreciated.
Eliminate Stupidity (Why MMA really matters)
TNA should eliminate the stupidity in wrestling matches, and do stuff the other organizations do not do, not only is it insulting to our intelligence but MMA has exposed how phony some of these things really are.
Referee and wrestler distractions
How has wrestling been going for decades and decades but no wrestler or referee cannot ignore it when someone hops up on the ring apron when someone is about to wrap up a victory and going for the pinfall. I think this has to go. Have this scenario happen one time, and then when the person gets on the apron, the wrestler making the pinfall attempt and the referee both get up and then simultaneously flip the person on the apron the bird, turn around and get the 1-2-3.
Why is it that the referee turns his back and is clearing the ring of a wrestler attempting to help his or her partner in a tag team match, that the heels can always tag in their partner and cheat during a double team but nobody is catching on but if the heel is distracting the official, and the face makes the hot tag they get sent right back out? Get this shit out of here. If the ref doesn't see the tag on either side, the ref throws them out.
These are stupid. We get it that the wrestler is supposed to be 1000x tougher than the ref, but ref bumps are not believable. It isn't going to take someone that much longer to get up than the wrestlers. Ref bumps are necessary but stop insulting everyone's intelligence with the length of time that it takes for recovery.
That said, stop with these things where the ref counts the three count after someone cheats and there is clear evidence that something happened. A ref comes to and yet counts to three while his hand is dodging a broken glass bottle. Just cut this shit out, and make things more believable.
Arm drops three times
This is the dumbest thing in wrestling. If someone is in a chokehold and that arm drops than in real life you gotta stop that choke as soon as possible. Any ref that checks the arm two more times is an accomplice to murder. The arm drops once and the match is over with.
Heels suddenly have to cheat against guys they beat fair and square weeks earlier
I hate this so much. An example of what I mean is when Magnus won the world title and then defended it against Sting. At BFG, Magnus beat Sting fair and square; two months later he needs the help of ten people to beat the same guy. It's just stupid and hard to believe.
Another things that just popped up is that it is okay sometimes to do face vs face, and even heel vs. heel..especially in a tournament, where the winners become pretty damn predicatable. Not all of the time, but it's not a huge deal sometimes. It's also okay to have a couple of legitimate tweeners and to keep them that way. At BFG 2012 there was literally no reason to turn a red hot Austin Aries into a heel. He could have lost to Jeff Hardy and continued on as a face which is what he does better as.
Tag Teams splitting and heel turns
These things are so predictable all the time. Make heel and faces more unexpected some times. The EY heel turn against Roode was great this year, it was totally unexpected, and wasn't teased at all. It's okay to use the traditional way to gather momentum and get fans behind or against someone but it's too predictable, and mixing it up half the time would be a lot better.
Tag Teams splitting up is the worse. It's always obvious when it happens. I think there needs to be times (scratch that, first, I think there needs to actually be tag teams in TNA) where there is tension or arguments between tag team partners and instead of one turning on the other, they decided to remain a team. A lot of people have heated arguments or differences with their co-workers, spouses, significant others, best friends, and still stick it out and remain happy with the respected relationship they are in.