Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Jan 1, 2013
WWE Copies Another TNA Idea, TNA Steel Cage Matches

WWE Copies Another TNA Idea, TNA Steel Cage Matches

— TNA talents were talking quite a bit today about how WWE stole iMPACT’s “Open Fight Night” concept for RAW, retitling it “Champion’s Choice.”

— TNA has house shows set for Friday in Salisbury, Maryland and Saturday in Philadelphia. Scheduled for the shows is Jeff Hardy vs. Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode in a Steel Cage match.

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33 Responses to “WWE Copies Another TNA Idea, TNA Steel Cage Matches”

  1. The Nard Dog says:

    exactly what I thought, then turned off the Tv

  2. Mr_Wrestling_IV says:

    Only problem with Vince paying attention to the competition is when that normally happens he buys them.

    • Philly_Cheese says:

      Problem is TNA is a privately traded company, meaning dixie carter has final word on if the company gets sold, no matter how much is offered.

      Vince would probably admit competition is good for business as well. He even admitted in an interview that buying out as many companies as he did (WCW & ECW) hurt the business.

      With that being said, WWE has ripped off ideas TNA has had in the past, and simply put they can do it without getting scrutinized by 99% of WWE fans, because 99% of WWE don't even know TNA exists. Just like on several occasions they ripped off ideas from ECW, because people didn't know of ECW.

      • ariesstormjoe says:

        thats very true. sad but true.

      • rawuncutnxrated says:

        Dixie has no word on if it get's sold. That would be her dad and his company. Push comes to shove it would be funny to see Vince by out daddy's company just to get TNA. Then Mitt Romney the shit out of it.

        • Philly_Cheese says:

          Um do you realize how privately traded companies work? She's the president and head of the company, doesn't matter who gave her financial backing to begin with. Her father could have influence on her decision but he by no means has any way legally of going over her head and forcing a sale of the company if she says no.

    • ariesstormjoe says:

      a problem with this idea is tna dont really need to be bought. its not like panda energy need to sell cos they are going bankrupt or anything.

      • Mr_Wrestling_IV says:

        I don't want Vince to buy TNA, just saying how patterns have gone by in the past, and I get negative feedback? Is that from WWE kiddies or did everyone else not understand?

        • ariesstormjoe says:

          i didnt say you wanted tna to be bought by vince.

          my point was just to the possibility of that happening more than to you personally.

          vince was asked about buying tna in a shareholders meeting about a year and 6-7 months i think.

          his response was something like "i dont think they need to be bought".

          i dont think he has any interest in them cos they arent any threat to wwe in a ratings manner.

          • Mr_Wrestling_IV says:

            My original comment was made because of what Vince has done in the past 30 years. When competition is good he has stolen ideas, wrestlers, then bought them. Do I think he'll buy them? No.

          • rawuncutnxrated says:

            TNA isn't a threat to WWE in any manner, not fiscally, ratings, PPV buys, product, DVD, sales, marketing, talent, there is nothing TNA has the WWE wants. If they did, then they would have it. See Flair, Ric.

          • ricky_No1 says:

            Oh but there is one thing and his name is steve borden aka sting. The one thing Vince is unable to buy.

      • Bigmike885 says:

        Well, AOL/TW didnt need to sell WCW, but they did anyway…

        • ariesstormjoe says:

          i think they did need to sell as they managed their money poorly and maybe their talent even worse.

          tna are in a better position than majority of ppl think.

          otherwise they would have collapsed in 2004 when ppl said they would. and should have done every year since. only thing is panda energy may for a long time not fund tna properly so tna will struggle to progress as a business. its still do able its just tna will be a bit more alone and without funds.

  3. lowridingallday says:

    Bigmike885, soyofenemal, dick c. Carter, are hamsters bro

  4. Bigmike885 says:

    umm..just for the record..WWE has done this concept before..many times..and to top it off they did it on a throw away show (new years eve) and didnt promote it. I can see where TNA thought this was stolen, but as said before..WWE has done this concept before (so did WCW and countless other promotions in the past)

    • Philly_Cheese says:

      It's more so the fact that WWE hasn't done anything like it in a very very long time, and suddenly now that TNA does it, WWE does something similar. It wasn't promoted because it probably wasn't considered a huge idea, just something creative saw and wanted to do themselves. It is nice to know that TNA is regarded to as small by WWE yet is probably being watched by a large number of people working for WWE.

      • Bigmike885 says:

        I love how people say “I bet people in wwe watch tna”. O course they do. All of them are wrestling fans and most have friends who work in tna. Vince doesn't acknowledge them because they are compatition Why give them free publicity? Sent from my iPhone

        • ariesstormjoe says:

          thats not true. majority of wwe writing staff are hired to write for wwe tho they are soap opera writers not wrestling writers.

          tho they are told to look out for things roh, tna and whoever else and what they do cos they could have a good idea. wwe/vince believe they can just make the idea better. cos of their production department. at least this is what was rumoured by this site and a few others online and from what is seen on tv it looks like their info was correct.

      • ariesstormjoe says:

        a while back in an article that involved dolph ziggler he said he watches tna and others in wwe and what have you watch each other cos there are friends between the companies on the roster. but hes a talent. not someone with the sort of power for writing a storyline.

        in the same article it was rumoured that the writers are told to watch tna, roh etc as they may have an idea they can make better.

    • hangers says:

      Exactly, it's been done before by WWE and other promotions so it's not really such an original idea just like the A & 8's angle seem a lot like SOA…

      There aren't too many original ideas out there anymore storyline wise…

    • ricky_No1 says:

      All ideas in wrestling are rehashed time and time again. Its how things work and allways been that way. Your right on the nail. How can you steal an idea thats been done thousands of times

  5. pepsilover2008 says:

    Well atleast you can tell "stop copying tna" isn't one of the wwe's new year's resolution. At least we still have tna and roh.

  6. Horrendous1 says:

    Nice to know Vince is such a big fan lol

  7. HolsG says:

    WWE say TNA is no threat to them, yet they don't allow anything TNA at events and are also turning their shows in to TNA????
    Never liked WWE anyway, now i have a reason haha

    • Whatever says:

      Just because spike tv doesn’t like to advertise anything tna that doesn’t mean wwe needs to. It’s tna’s hang up if they want to promote wwe on their programming by acknowledging them during their shows then its a win for wwe. And all this b.s. about wwe copying tna is old tna has copied wwe on so much crap it’s ridicules. Tna uses album releases for ppv theme songs the promo style that they like to now do for sting. All the slap nut jack off tna fan boy bitches on this website need to get it through their heads that tna will always be a second rate ( at best) wrestling company to wwe and that wrestling nowadays with every company will never be what it once was. Live it learn it deal with it

      • HolsG says:

        Tna 'copied' on a merchandise idea, not as bad as copying a whole segment in an episode, they stole the thought thing from Hardy too and this is in a matter of months

    • Philly_Cheese says:

      Well they don't allow anything TNA at the events to keep fans in the dark about any possible competition. Many companies take this approach by making you believe their product is the ONLY option. Secondly they don't allow it out of fear of lawsuits. People in creative at WWE seem to have a severely difficult time coming up with anything original… From what I've seen most of the matches in WWE seem to be the same recycled matches we've seen time and time again.

      • Whatever says:

        U try to make it sound like its only wwe that’s recycling matches and story lines but the truth is tna is doing the exact same thing cause they can’t come up with an original idea either.

        • HolsG says:

          Agreed tbh, how many times have we had a 'one last match' between AJ and Daniels – even they're saying it's getting boring

        • Philly_Cheese says:

          I admit both TNA and WWE are guilty of it, but WWE is more so… How many big show vs sheamus matches did they air in the past 4 months? Although TNA has done some repeat matches, unlike WWE they don't do the same match 5 or 6 times in a row in a matter of only a couple months.

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