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Couture to TNA: How Wrestling's Dimmest Bulbs Never Got a Potentially Interesting Idea Out of the Gate

Kim Couture made her wrestling debut Sunday night for TNA.  Almost no one noticed.  As heavy.com pointed out, that's because almost no one watches the upstart wrestling promotion, which is still trying to squeeze the last bit of life out of aging wrestlers who were ancient 10 years ago during the Monday Night Wars.

In fact, like almost everyone else on the planet, I did not see that Couture had gone to TNA. Total Nonstop Action (also stands for Tits N Ass, get it?) is, charitably, the second best wrestling company in the United States. Second best, only because literally no one else promotes wrestling nationally besides the WWE. If someone did, TNA would immediately be relegated to third place. Thousands watch their television programming and only a handful their pay per views. I was not among the die-hard few.

TNA has wildly overestimated Couture's appeal.  They never mentioned her name and assumed people would know who she was.  In reality (far from wher some wrestling executives reside) Couture was not a major television centerpiece during Rany Couture's reign as top dog over at the UFC.  She is, essentially, an unknown with a recognizable name.

The entire fiasco ended up being a waste of time. No one cares about Kim Couture in MMA and even fewer care about her in pro wrestling. Had TNA tried to glam it up, have a kitschy catfight and a little fun with it, things might have gone all right. It's the only way to play wrestling these days. It's like Batman comics. After a decade of grim and dark stories, you have to bring Robin back and have Batman smile now and again. Wrestling needs a few smiles too. This wasn't one.

The two women are now pretending that the showdown wasn't scripted at all.  They don't insult fans intelligence outright-admitting that Couture was scheduled to be there.  But that, they insist, wasn't supposed to happen.  Dozens, no doubt, are on the edge of their seats waiting to see what happens next!

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