Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Jan 14, 2013
Backstage Morale After The TNA Genesis Pay-Per-View

Backstage Morale After The TNA Genesis Pay-Per-View

Source: Pwinsider.com

The backstage morale was up Sunday night after TNA’s Genesis pay-per-view.

The feeling was that it was a solid show with a great main event and left the company having the feeling that they are going in the right direction.


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27 Responses to “Backstage Morale After The TNA Genesis Pay-Per-View”

  1. kaecyus says:

    Whoops. What PPV were they watching?

    • Matt Hardy says:

      Agreed, it was an underwhelming show, except for the main event which was very good. That doesn't make up for the rest being stinkers to marginally acceptable undercard quality ppv matches though. Very bad to at best below average ppv segments overall, which kind of leaves me with a sour taste in my mouth about TNA direction. If this is the quality they think will be acceptable after cutting back ppv numbers, they are sadly mistaken. It just means less ppvs. I also have no confidence whatsoever that they will give Daniels and extended push. He's got feed to Jeff Hardy written all over him, with the type of character he is currently portraying in TNA. Its actually pretty good, certainly better than what they have allowed Daniels to do in a long time, but it is midcard stuff. That is fine, but that doesn't translate into Main Event worth angle.

      Like Soy said, this ppv also confirms that their main storyline, which is Aces and Eights has gone full on stupid wrestlecrap. There is no denying it now with Lockdown right around the corner. They booked themselves into a dead end with no conceivable way to get out that wont disappoint and underwhelm.

    • Matt Hardy says:

      Maybe they asked No Job Rob. "Dude it was an awesome ppv dude. I don't have to tell you how great I am dude, the fans can see that for themselves dude. I went out there and hit my moves dude, like I always do dude and RVD got his hand raised. Great ppv dude, cause I'm Rob-Van-Dam."

  2. soyfenomenal says:

    Lol.
    Let me see.
    No Job Rob retained. -1
    Jeff "Cena" Hardy retained. -1
    The knockouts gauntlet was piss poor. -1
    They gave time on PAY PER VIEW for a SUSPENDED Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan to come out and make a speech. -1
    Morgan and Ryan either need to stop teaming or stop getting buried. Morgan is supposed to be a dominant force "running through the roster" but can't take out Chavo? -1
    Aces and Eights is just stupid now. The only wins these guys get are on Joseph Park or via interference. No reason to take them seriously without 5 guys and a hammer. -1
    What was the point of making it an elimination match just to have Aries and Roode eliminated within a minute of each other? -1
    Daniels fucking won a match and gets a shot at the world title. +10

    Because fuck you, that's why.

    • Peckar says:

      That maybe all true, but the main event was awesome despite the result.

    • jbcissom says:

      Dude, seriously stop b!tching about everything.

      I'll give you the Ray/Hogan segment, but other than that, TNA has been going in the right direction for over a half-year now.

      Do you ever remember the Dungeon of Doom, nWo, Corporation, Ministry of Darkness, Corporate Ministry, Evolution, DX (when they were a heel group), Hart Foundation (heel group), or Four Horsemen every getting a series of clean wins? Because I sure as hell don't.

      That "Cross the Line" marketing strategy… it's out the window. The lines aren't blurred for everyone. There are several guys who can cross that heel/face line and the fan fervor doesn't change. That's why pushing Sting as a heel is stupid, because he's a face. Remember when WWE tried to push Austin as a heel with the whole takeover storyline? Yeah… didn't work. Same thing for Hogan, Flair, Undertaker, and Rock. They're fan favorites regardless of what their character's stance is.

      • Philly_Cheese says:

        Thing is as many have said in the past, the whole belief of Face vs Heel is becoming an outdated idea, and I personally think so. No one really seems to care about who's the bad guy and who's the good guy, it's about the wrestlers and how they present themselves and who's their favorite.

    • ariesstormjoe says:

      the matches for the most part were pretty good.

      daniels vs storm, the main event, knockouts gauntlet, the tag champs match and x division between king and york were good then the rvd york match was quite logical giving that york had gone through a match with king just beforehand. samoa joe vs anderson story building.

      also do you realise morgan had a back injury at the ppv?

      • Peckar says:

        The thing is, when you pay for a ppv, you should get at least three awesome matches. We didn't. We got one and then some mediocre matches.

    • Dirk1n says:

      RVD had to retain, nobody can beat him normally, why the hell would they beat him in their 2nd match of the night? It looked more to put over York than anything else.
      I don't get the Cena comparison, Jeff is the same as he's always been, if Cena took half the punishment and the kind of crazy/scary bumps Hardy does, most people would have a higher opinion of him. Storm is booked more like Cena that Hardy has ever been.
      KOs gauntlet was ok, right up until Velvet Sky got involved. It looks like Velvet has actually gotten worse.
      Have you seen how Morgan's tag teams end? Did you see the look he gave Joey Ryan after the match? Joey got beat not Matt.
      Aces and Eights are a gang, it's pretty much how it works, strength in numbers and all that. You really thought that Sting was going to lose clean? Award yourself -10 if you did.
      The point was Aries and Roode teaming up to take out Hardy first.
      Daniels winning was great. I agree with that.

      • Bigmike885 says:

        i agree with most of what youre saying, but i have to argue the aces and eights point. The best groups in wrestling history (horsemen, NWO, ect), while not winning fairly, at least had crediability. The NWO dominiated everyone at 1st, and yes used a gang mentalilty, but they had 2 former World champs and a former IC champ as thier head stones, so you knew they could beat you even without the gang, same goes for the Horsemen, Evalution, Hart foundation, Ect. Aces and Eights just look like a bunch of Jobbers who have to use a group to do anything and cant do anything on their own.

    • Leg Drop Jobber says:

      Best post on this board of all time…

  3. tna24 says:

    hey i like the X division match, it would of been a lot better if king wasnt a sore loser. main event was good and so what it ended that way, it better then it ending with some outside guy messing it up. i agree though the joseph park matches are getting stupid and are boring most of the time. the women match was a little weak. the tag match was good, but i think ryan ruin it he look bad and slow out there. overall the show was a B plus

    • tna24 says:

      i think ryan should be off Tv and getting time training, he just didnt look right out there in the tag match. Morgan was doing it all.

      • Dante_Cross says:

        Joey Ryan had to take the brunt of the offence from Chavo and Hernandez, thus, he didnt come out looking great. Morgan was working injured so his time in ring was limited, but what he did do, it made him seem powerful to make up for his short time in ring.

      • Philly_Cheese says:

        Not to mention Hernandez botched yet another move with that powerbomb. Flat out wasn't done right and could've seriously injured him… He's beginning to build up a bad reputation of potentially hurting people with some of his moves.

        Also regarding York vs RVD, what do you expect? We're talking about RVD who hasn't put anyone over in a long time and hasn't jobbed in how long… The match would've been better off putting York over and pushing him, but as long as RVD is in the picture it isn't going to happen.

        • tnadude says:

          York needs a bigger build-up first. I suspect that's where they are headed though.

          I found it odd that they put York over Kenny King given the heat between Kenny & RVD and the fact that York is a face. It will be interesting to see where that leaves KK. Does he feud with York, or does he skip to RVD now that RVD beat York? And if that's the case, what's next for York?

          Very odd…

          • Philly_Cheese says:

            They haven't done much to build York at all, the best to building him was the match with Hardy. I'll admit his match with Kenny King was great, but kind of fell flat with RVD… It seems like they're somehow trying to go for that underdog thing with York, which I can't see working for very long since they keep establishing how long he's been a wrestler…

    • Matt Hardy says:

      B+, on what the high school 80-89 scale with an easy teacher that gives extra credit? Maybe you could say B plus if it was graded on a curve and there were a bunch of morons in the class. Other than that it was pretty underwhelming. In terms of pure wrestling quality and how the show delivered payoffs(Which is primarily what ppvs are about), most of the matches hovered right around 1-2 star quality at best. The exceptions being Joe vs Anderson which was a decent 2 1/2 star quality (or a good tv quality match) at best. As well as Storm vs Daniels which was a solid 3 to 3/12 star match, which made it an acceptable to good quality ppv match. And of course the Main Event which was a solid 4 star match. Out of 9 matches, 1's and 2's and a couple good macthes and a passable match doesn't equal a B+ any way you slice it. If you are feeling generous, it was a solid C quality ppv, if not it was a D quality ppv with a lot of duds that may have been rounded up a C-, which a couple of good matches.

  4. Treck says:

    It was good all and all. Anyone who says it was crappy are retarded

    • LAwrestling112 says:

      Fuck are you smoking? What low class bullshit prowrestling standard do you have…Good all in all…For what?? A thursday night IMPACT…Guess what?! When YOu down size to 4…I repeat only 4 PPVs you step your motherfing game up, BIG TIME….and Aside from Storm, Daniels, and the main event no one else delivered….Those X division matches were ridiculously underwhelming, especially considering the quality of talent that was in the ring…King v York was a good IMPACT wrestling match, not a PPV match, I dont know what that mistimed debacle was with RVD and York, like they forgot what they planned, botched spots, miscues….ANd that Tag match, are you shitting me? Just flat out bad, and unacceptable 2 months with no chemistry and cohesion and TNA still insists on teaming those 4 guys together with eachother…Does Joey Ryan have any offensive signatures, or actually ability outside of taking bumps? I mean I'm just curious? anything outside of molesting the top ropes with his tongue hanging out? You have a THREE hr show and Only 2 good to great matches..fuck outta here…

    • LAwrestling112 says:

      (CONT'D)- when did you start watching wrestling that you have such a low standard? during the wwe PG era?…WWF circa late 80's set the bar for what a 4 ppv a year format should look like…Mega Build Up, 15min + matches with storytelling and execution…the only 5 guys who should pat themselves on the back are the 5 wrestlers I mentioned in Part 1 of my message below…I WANT TNA to WIN but that crap on SUNDAY…hell no…the only guy I cut some slack to is Joe because I read through twitter that he was wrestling under the weather…Boy that match with Anderson was the epitomy of "through in" and forgettable

  5. whatsup121 says:

    They had no Knockout title defense. The Knockout Tag Titles should be stripped from EY & ODB cause they can't defend them and do a tournament or maybe the mixed tag match between Tara & Jessie vrs Tess & Big Rob at least then the belt would be used.

    Do something already

    • ariesstormjoe says:

      doing something like that takes time away from other matches. they made a deal out of the knockouts imo with the no.1 contenders match.

      couldnt really have tara defend the title with no no.1 contender sorted.

      with the knockout tag titles EY is off tv for moment anyway. could just strip them and then use them at a later date. but got to sign more knockouts to be able to do that. should see the blossoms come in so thats 1 team.

  6. lowridingallday says:

    Soyofenemal and peckar brain….you yep should’ve saved your money on the PPV and bought each other matching thongs…scumbags

  7. Goeroe1981 says:

    One not so good PPV doesn't mean you have to talk down the whole company either you watch it and except the lesser times or stop following it. You can always watch ROH or WWE, but WWE will not give you more satisfaction. I didn't like the PPV either but TNA is following the right path except some hick-ups.

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