I sent the following email to TNA.Â I encourage all fans to write to TNA as well.
Please be polite; emails filled with profanity will serve no purpose.
I just called your offices to complain about yesterday’s PPV, especially the poor excuse for a women’s match, but was told they don’t have anyone to take messages.Â They said to write to this email address.Â I have mo doubts anyone even reads these, because if you did, you would not have insulted your female fans & women’s wrestling fans two PPVs in a row in such an egregious manner.Â I can’t believe a company that would present such misogynistic programming is owned by a woman!Â Â It was bad enough that the “wrestling” consisted mainly of a man running around kissing women, but when you had him win the women’s championship, that was beyond the pale!Â It is demeaning, disgusting, and sexist.Â I would rather have seen him fighting with the women than forcing kisses on them – at least that would have been legitimate in the context of a wrestling match.Â But for him to take the women’s title is totally inexcusable!Â You HAVE a very strong women’s division now (despite the fact that you often choose to focus on the women who are the worst wrestlers, such as the Beautiful People), and they regularly get the best rating on iMPACT!Â If you keep this up, I can assure you that won’t happen for much longer.Â It’s the women who CAN wrestle who get the ratings for you, not these insulting spectacles.Â Why didn’t we see Tara, Alissa, Sarita, Kong, Raisha, or Sojourner yesterday?Â If someone were to judge only by your last 2 PPVs, they wouldn’t even know you had any women who could wrestle!
I am a long time TNA fan.Â I have bought every single TNA PPV since the very beginning, when you used to have the weekly PPVs for $9.95. I watched faithfully through all the growing pains, through the Dupps and the Johnsons, through KweeWee being your “women’s” champion (which I was able to tolerate, since you didn’t have a viable women’s division at the time), through midgets in trash cans, & all the other misfires.Â I’ve taken a lot of ribbing and abuse from other wrestling fans over the years for being a strong supporter of TNA.Â In a side note, I stopped watching WWE PPVs long ago, and & don’t even watch their tv shows anymore.
I write recaps of your PPVs for my own website & two others, & I have gotten regular criticism from the internet fans who want to be negative about everything, especially all the “Fire Russo” crowd.Â I always looks for the positives so I can mention them, but for the past two PPVs, I could not find any positives.
Besides the insulting things you’ve done with the women, this Main Event Mafia storyline has run its course.Â Fans are tired of watching the slow, tired old guys run wild over the young exciting wrestlers.Â Eric Young can’t deliver a convincing heel promo to save his life, & when he was on the announce table yesterday, he was so bland and monotone that he sounded like a computerized voice.Â Let Eric go back to being the clown or the second banana – he does that well.Â The idea of the Brits joining with Eric & Bashir just doesn’t work.Â The only one among them who has anything resembling a legitimate gripe is Bashir, and he can deliver a convincing promo.Â The story of an American-born Muslim who is upset over the way some Americans have abused innocent Muslims living here has some validity, & his excessive reaction to that in blaming all Americans works to make him a heel.Â What doesn’t make sense, however, is his joining with Eric & the Brits – couldn’t you find a couple other Muslim looking wrestlers to join with him?Â No one even knows what Eric & the Brits are supposed to be so angry about – the storyline makes no sense!Â What makes even less sense is that you buried the one angle that does work, and are pushing the ones that don’t make sense.
On top of all that, it looks like you have decided once again to sacrifice the X Division in another misguided attempt to get Samoa Joe over with the fans.Â It’s not worth it!Â I talk to a lot of fans, & except for the ROH-bots, most don’t like Joe, & they can’t see what’s supposed to be so great about him.Â The guy’s finisher is an MMA move that he’s too fat to apply properly, yet you expect fans to believe he’s some unstoppable machine!Â It’s ludicrous! Putting him over guys like Styles, Daniels, & Homicide only makes your roster look weak – it doesn’t make Joe look any better.Â Fans figure if they can’t beat a fat, out of shape guy who is clearly panting for breath & has to take a rest several times during a match, then they must not be much good.Â With so many talented wrestlers around, I don’t know why you even waste money on Joe, but if you must, please leave him in the mid card, where he belongs.Â He can’t talk, he has no personality, and he can’t keep up with the X Division wrestlers.Â It’s appalling that you waste all that X Division talent trying to put over Joe.
PLEASE do something to fix these problems, especially what you’ve been doing to the women!Â It would be very easy to start on the right road there.Â Have Jim Cornette or Mick Foley announce that the women’s title cannot be held by a man, so they are holding up the belt and will have a tournament to decide the new champion, & then have Tara, Kong, Alissa, or Sarita win the title, please!Â And if you do like any of my ideas, I give them to you for free.Â All I want is to be able to enjoy TNA again.
Hoping for a quick turn around,