WHEN DID GLOBAL FORCE IMPACT BECOME RING OF HONOR WITH BETTER LIGHTING?
I hadn't watched Jarrett/Carter's Global Force Impact since Dixie handed Jeff a free infomercial for his new company a few weeks back, but being I woke up early Saturday morning and had nothing else to do (I had already clipped my toenails), I figured I'd give it a whirl.
After DVRing through 90% of the show, I could spend the next 6 pages here telling you what was wrong, and why, but quite frankly I don't want to either waste my time . . . or, yours. So, what I'll just ask is this---when did Global Force Impact become as vanilla as Ring of Honor? For two hours there was nothing but wrestling--no stories--no characters--just wrestling. With the exception of TNA World Champion Ethan Carter---who deserves so much more---if I would have never seen this snooze fest---I wouldn't have missed anything.
Wrestling, wrestling, wrestling, that's all I'm seeing from every promotion these days with the exception of Lucha Underground. The drama, the comedy, the suspense---all gone. The only thing outside of wrestling was a Jeff Jarrett promo where he rubbed his chin a lot as if he were in deep thought. I can only wonder what he was thinking about---maybe how in the world he talked Carter and Gaburick into an invasion angle that is just about as exciting as a ballet featuring opera music.
Why is everybody so lazy? What the !@#$% happened? I begging one person, just one, to step up and explain it to me. Anybody can book wrestling matches---absolutely anybody. It doesn't take effort, and it doesn't take creativity--all it takes is a pencil and piece of paper---period. And, to add insult to injury, while I knew the TNA guys/gals because I had the pleasure of working with many of them, who were these Global Force guys? Ever, single one of them looked the same with nobody standing out from the crowd.
When wrestling used to consist of wrestling, stories and characters, this is how stars were made:
Prior to bringing up a talent to RAW, we would sit down with them and talk to them at length, looking for that one character trait that would separate them from the rest.
At that point we came up with a name, a look, a catch phrase, and an entire blueprint of who that particular character was going to be.
Next, we sat down with the Creative Services Department, who drew up sketches of our vision for that character.
From there we took those sketches, and brought them over to wardrobe and were involved in the designing making of the outfit/gear for that character.
Next step we would write at least 4-6 weeks worth of vignettes for our new creation.
Following that we would shoot the vignettes and air them on TV over the next 1-2 months.
Finally, our newest member of the roster would appear on RAW and instantly be over the second he walked out due to the time and effort of the thought, creating, building and table setting that went into that character.
Want proof--go watch the debut of Goldust, or Val Venus for that matter on YouTube.
Today---all that is GONE. Guys come out of the shoot with no fanfare whatsoever, and the end result is--they all look like each other---they all look like wrestlers--and only wrestling fans care. Thus----over 7 million television viewers are gone on Monday nights, TNA has lost 4/5 of its highest audience and BIGFOOT has replaced Ring of Honor.
As Triple H would say---"It's a different time."
As Vince Russo would say, "A different time because those who have the power to make a difference . . . are short-changing the fans due to lack of creativity, knowledge, effort and most importantly . . . pride."
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