Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Jun 9, 2013
TNA Draws Very Good Crowd At Weekend Live Event

TNA Draws Very Good Crowd At Weekend Live Event

TNA’s live event Friday night in Rome, Georgia brought in 1,100 paid customers.

That is a very good number for that market.

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27 Responses to “TNA Draws Very Good Crowd At Weekend Live Event”

  1. lee4tammy says:

    very good i hope tna continue to grow

    i hope this mma guy helps to attract fans to tna and help them with the mainstream

    • nicholal79 says:

      Rampage won't help that much! He will bring in some viewers but, TNA fans need to be worried Rampage's dedication work ethic is not his strong suit he is what you call lazy!

      • JoeWrestling says:

        Worried about what? Why do you call someone lazy.. like you would know.

        • nicholal79 says:

          Rampage has earned that reputation if, he wasn't lazy he wouldn't have earned that reputation from the MMA community. His work ethic has never been his strong suit!

    • Pippin0490 says:

      Indeed. I do think for pro wrestling to grow as a whole again they need to incorporate some MMA as that is what is popular now. I believe this is the next evolution of pro wrestling. Obviously I could be wrong as it's just an opinion. But it is interesting to see this TNA/bellator relationship & TNA signing MMA guys.

      At the same time I think olympic wrestling will have to incorporate MMA into it to be able to survive/be saved.

      What do others think?

      • DirkB says:

        TNA have been trying the MMA angle for a long time.
        There was the Angle vs Joe match, soon followed by AJ vs Frank Trigg, which got cut short due to the fans sh*tting all over it. TNA were looking to do an angle with Tara and a female MMA fighter but nothing came of it. TNA do want it to happen.

        I like to blame MMA for the current state of submissions in wrestling, remember when they had to work a limb for 5-10 minutes before even trying a submission? Now they just pull them out at any time and the moves are treated as potential match winners, just like they are in MMA.

        As for Bellator guys in TNA, you have to feel that Spike and Bellator will be taking most of the cost, not TNA, which must help.

        • Pippin0490 says:

          Yes, I was going to mention the Angle vs Joe match from Lockdown were Kurt worked a in a very MMA style (even not wearing anything on his feet). I was entertained but the crowd did chant stuff like "boring" & "we want wrestling" at times, which is understandable.

          I get what you're saying in your 2nd paragraph. Perhaps it's just a case of trying to make the submissions more realistic? Just a thought.

        • rmorris003 says:

          I was at the No Surrender 2008 ppv where AJ vs Frank Trigg happened as its my hometown and I thought it was weird as MMA was not legal in Ontario, Canada at the time so I thought it was a little bit odd that they would do that in a province that didnt allow MMA. We all knew it was a scripted MMA match and that is why it was terrible.

        • POWERBOMB says:

          I never saw AJ Styles vs Frank Trigg so I just youtube it and let me tell you it sucks ass. MMA and pro wrestling are two different things. MMA is real sport and pro wrestling is entertainment. However, TNA can bring more submission style wrestling.

      • Sturk says:

        I like how u acknowledged it was just your opinion. I love wrestling fans like you. Most wrestling fans use the word "Need" or "Needs" as if they really know what would make wrestling or an individual company go to the next level lol

    • tna24 says:

      he not just any MMA guy, he one of the biggest MMA fighters out there

      • nicholal79 says:

        He use to be! He hasn't won a fight in a few years!

        • JoeWrestling says:

          What does "big" and winning have to do with anything. Tito Ortiz was holding down UFC PPVs when he never won a fight in like 6 years. No one cares about wins of established guys.

          • nicholal79 says:

            Rampage has never been a big PPV draw to begin with! Rampage only fought for a paycheck and his acting career is no existent! He was awful in the A-Team! He isn't big!

      • Jon says:

        "Was" one of … he's lost three straight & hasn't won a fight in just over two years now, and his last quality win was Nov 2010.

        • JoeWrestling says:

          Like I said, Tito Ortiz was holding down UFC PPV's between 2006-2012 with only 1 fluke win in 2011 out of 9 fights. His last quality win was Ken Shamrock for heaven's sake. Nobody cares. And Rampage has lost 3 fights, but they were against Glover Teixeira (#4 ranked LHW), Jon Jones (LHW Champion and #2 P4P), and Ryan Bader (#10 ranked LHW). And this "last quality win" in 2010 was over Lyoto Machida who is the #1 ranked contender for the LHW title. So give it up already.. Dana knows how many fights were in his contract and wanted to hurt his record before he left with using him as a draw for top fights. Ryan Bader was a wrestler so he knew he'd win out a decision by takedowns.

          • Jon says:

            LOL. Jackson's downfall came once he decided he'd rather make a mediocre (and I'm being generous) movie instead of focusing on fighting. The win over Machida certainly showed what he was capable of, since then he's been a mess. The he's involving himself with pro wrestling just a few months after hinting that he might try a career as a boxer next speaks volumes about not only his focus but also his commitment to MMA.

            What that's left at this point is a guy who has more questions than answers, working for a second rate (again generous) company* stocked with more suspects than prospects, largely a mix of has-beens and never-weres.

            *For clarity's sake I'll point out that I'm referring to Bellator rather than TNA

  2. nicholal79 says:

    I live close to Rome! There is nothing to do in Rome when the Rome Braves are out of town or it's not high school football season! A thousand people is nothing this time of year when there is nothing to do plus, they're a lot of wrestling fans in Georgia!

  3. nicholal79 says:

    Plus this is AJ Styles country!

  4. Stunner says:

    Wrestling and the South are a winning combination, just ask Jim Crockette. When I was a kid Georgia Championship Wrestling was Awesome, on TBS on Saturdays I was glued to the TV once it came on. Afterwards my friends and I would try the holds on each other as some of the adults would talk and watch us from the porch. Lol! Those were some good times, however I got cloths line one time it hurt like heck, and all the adults said was get up and shake it off !! Lol! Good times

    • Sturk says:

      Man u just talked about some good ol days!!! I'm from Oklahoma and my era was just after that with Sting, Luger, Ron Simmons, Vader etc and we used to do the same thing. I miss the down home country feel of early Crockett/WCW.

    • tnadude says:


      Sorry – couldn't help myself… I miss your "what" posts. They crack me up!

  5. whatsup121 says:

    not bad , not bad at all

  6. Worst in the world says:

    Woooooooooo !!!

  7. A_Double says:

    Don't forget Jeff Jarrett's MMA run where he was undefeated.

  8. tsoutheast says:

    That's not good..

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