Monday, June 29, 2015

How Not to Engage the Brand

Someone should have taken Young's Twitter machine away from him last night
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TNA returned to pay-per-view after a long absence with Slammiversary last night, and certainly, it was an eventful show without anything really having a whole lot of important matches. Only the X-Division Championship was defended, and several matches acted more as placeholders for things that were to happen on the television slate. It ended with Jeff Jarrett, who right now is the nominal owner for the company that stands to move into TNA's market share when it finally bites it, winning the main event in a King of the Mountain match. As curious as the show looked on paper, I can't comment on how good it was because I was too busy watching Jurassic World, which I give high, high marks to if you like dumb dinosaur violence.

Of course, it wouldn't be a TNA event without someone taking their chip-on-the-shoulder mentality to the public. This time, Eric Young took to Twitter to let everyone know what he thought of people who were dissatisfied with their purchase:
Screen grab via @HLS_NDTex

I have to give Young credit here, rarely anyone has the intestinal fortitude to let everyone who spent money to buy a show that disappointed them that they should fornicate themselves in some manner for not liking it automatically. But yeah, no one should really lash out at the paying customer for having complaints. It's not a good look, right Tommy Dreamer? But it's always a company that's not doing well that has this sort of backlash from the talent. And believe you me, TNA is circling that drain. Gunner, Magnus, James Storm, Austin Aries, Taryn Terrell, and Awesome Kong are all either rumored to be leaving or are confirmed to be out of TNA in the next month. It's not a good look at all.

But Young, who's been with TNA for a good long time, appears to be going down with the ship. He's a decent enough performer, and if he went to WWE or Lucha Underground or Ring of Honor, I'd be thrilled to watch him. But man, maybe if people are criticizing the show, the problem may not be with them? Ah, what do I know, I'm just a shithead with a blog on the Internet...