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Hulk Hogan thinks Impact airing live would solve 75% of TNA's issues

Hogan is trying to come up with the "25%" of things he can do to fix TNA because it's cost prohibitive to go live every week.
Hogan is trying to come up with the "25%" of things he can do to fix TNA because it's cost prohibitive to go live every week.

The problem with TNA's power players having social media accounts and giving public interviews is that it often reveals their true nature or show how out of touch they really are. Dixie Carter once went under a self imposed Twitter exile, after a serious of gaffes, the most serious of which was incorrectly suggesting that people could help their Neilsen ratings by recording Impact on their DVR and watching it within three days. She now wisely sticks to promotional fluff in her tweets. Meanwhile, Eric Bischoff on his facebook page comes across like a raving right wing nut when he isn't spitefully burying Jeremy Borash or having misplaced schadenfreude by gloating about Impact currently beating The Ultimate Fighter in the ratings. Hulk Hogan hasn't fared much better between suggesting that Edge shouldn't listen to WWE's doctors and keep working on a disintegrating neck, blaming Spike TV not being available in hotel rooms for TNA's shockingly poor pay-per-view business, and burying Bobby Roode and AJ Styles in the run up to last year's Bound For Glory. But he hasn't taken a page out of Dixie Carter's book and is still opening his big mouth, instead of toning his opinions for public consumption down.

The latest hilarity is Hulk Hogan suggesting on Twitter that Impact airing live "would solve 75% of the issues" with TNA. I suppose some people just never learn. It has been proven time and time again that airing live has at best only a negligible effect on the ratings of wrestling programming, if any at all. The latest example of this was the replay airing of the Tuesday April 10th Smackdown drawing more viewers than the live feed and last week's taped edition of Raw doing the same 3.1 rating as the week before. Moreover, it completely ignores a survey TNA had done a couple of years ago that proved viewers couldn't tell the difference between a live and taped show even with the announcers constantly mentioning it throughout the show. Going live every week would just be a sure fire recipe to lose tons of money with little in the way of return for a cash strapped company like TNA.

Hogan also thinks he's set to revolutionise the business again with the silly gimmicks they've just started to unveil on Impact last week:

Getting my head really wrapped around the fan business requests and how to transition Impact Wrestling beyond the Mania, attitude era, nwo era. Not just grow in a black beard or just switch a title or just verbally say were changing, I'm talking about really changing to foundation to put Wrestling in a whole new era, I know I came up with the idea, I'm gonna really flush it out before I drop the bomb on you Maniacs. Crazy HH.

Oh dear, why do I think he'll be repeating this pep talk in six months time when the latest new ideas fail? Probably because he says it every time he shows a sudden interest in revamping the product before losing interest when it doesn't pan out like he had planned.

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