Post by Phil Parent on Dec 30, 2009 16:51:46 GMT -5
Hey, first post on the TNA board.
Never had much interest in TNA but with their January 04 event I have decided to check them out by watching a special Best of 2009 show of theirs on RDS here in Quebec.
And one thing I notice is how quiet the crowds are. And not just quiet but immobile too. It's like those people don't have a clue what they are watching or don't want to be there. And it's not quiet like the Japanese crowds either. You just feel nothing in the air.
I just saw Mick Foley throw AJ Styles off a King Of The Mountain cell into the ring and the crowd barely popped!
Is it always like this? Why, is the crowd THAT heavilly papered?
Post by toodarkmark on Dec 30, 2009 18:02:35 GMT -5
I like the Impact crowds and I enjoy hearing chants of "This is wrestling" during Aj Styles-Samoa Joe-Daniels and Nigel-Angle matches. Call me crazy for liking when crowds actually enjoy the same thing I do.
When you mix smarks and casual fans, you will get the idiots who chant stupid things (smarks) and the fans wanting to see big names (casual fans). I would rather have the latter, personally, and if TNA is smart they will try to cater to the casual fan more than the other.
Post by Raging_Demons on Dec 30, 2009 20:55:44 GMT -5
I was at a TNA House Show one time during Halloween. Borash was trying to get the fans involved into everything. The backstage access. Borash was trying to get the fans in costumes to come in to ringside.
The fans were really loud where I was at. Then again I was sitting near the SMARK fans and I had a couple of TNA MARK fans in front of me making my life REAL FUN!
RD Reynolds:"I Think I Know Why He May Be Mentioning 'Demons' In His Name. I Think He's Tanked." From the 10/2/09 episode of "Wrestlecrap Radio".
Stubby: "@raging_Demons You are a king among men " Tweet from Stubby dated 6/19/10.
Post by Djm Doesn't Find You Funny on Dec 30, 2009 21:17:04 GMT -5
Count me amongst those oh-so-horrible smarky Impact Zone type fans. I'm one of them as opposed to the fans that don't care about anything and never will, and will probably leave once Hogan is off the camera.
Yep. I actually enjoy the stuff TNA does. Shame on me.
Post by The Dark Order Inferno on Dec 30, 2009 21:23:20 GMT -5
I don't understand why people seem to think people reacting in the Impact zone is a bad thing, would people rather they performed to a dead crowd like the 'E often seems to attract these days? They might be smarky and they might not always react the 'right' way, but at least they react to things and seem like they're actually enjoying the show.
Post by KingPopper on Dec 30, 2009 23:37:31 GMT -5
I've been to three TNA shows, their "First Ever" House Show, Bound for Glory 2006, and this years Slammiversary. The first two were held at a small 3,000 + arena home to junoir hockey team, an indoor soccer team, and where my highschool holds their graduations. Its a good size venue for TNA, the place is small and the crowd seemed loud.
Slammiversary on the other hand was held at the Palice home to the Detroit Pistons its a 20,000 + arena. The place is cheap, since they fight Joe Louis Arena for events, so I dont blame TNA for going there. But being in a huge building the crowd seemed dead, I mean they had the entire upperbowl tapped. Which I figured would happen, so when I got their with my 7 dollar upperbowl tickets, they moved us some decent seats in the lower bowl.