It just keeps getting funnier and funnier. Well, it would be if it wasn’t so sad. TNA, according to Prowrestling.net, is planning on having their Slammiversary PPV in Michigan. Ok, so that’s not too bad and not at all funny. Michigan needs the revenue that events like this are supposed to generate so anything that helps the home state is welcome. Here’s the problem; the fucking tards that run TNA are going to have it at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Just to let you know, the palace is home to the Detroit Pistons. It used to be home to The Shock but who gives a fuck about women’s basketball anyway so they bolted for somewhere else never to be heard of again. This is also the arena that Jay Leno performed his free shows for the people of Michigan. It’s primo facility for events. It holds concerts and tractor pulls and all other manner of entertainment. So it seems logical that a wrestling event should be held there.
Well, not if you are TNA. Their last venture to the state of Michigan on PPV did not sell out and it was in an arena one-third the size of The Palace. Inevitably the event is going to sell 4,000 seats and I am being generous to give it that much. TNA charges a ridiculous amount for their PPV’s as it is so the idea of running it in an environment , ah shit , a state that is in total decline in every manner is hilarious. I am laughing while crying at this entire scenario.
Now sure, in poor economic times sporting event attendance in Michigan always increases. It’s an escape for people but also the ticket price correlates with the environment. (Unless you are the Red Wings of course; GO WINGS!) TNA may actually think they can use this to their advantage but that requires forethought that no one has ever displayed in that company. Instead they probably figured they would run a big arena and fill it. All with people who actually bought tickets instead of the usually heavy papered crowds they have in large arenas.
It’s is just going to look like garbage on TV. The entire top sections will be tarped off or the lights will turn off and the sound will be cavernous. My god it’s embarrassing for the same company to routinely make the same mistakes over and over and over and over and over but they still do it. How can this even be possible?
Of course there is a possible marketing ploy behind all of this that would get TNA some major pub but I am keeping it to myself. Fuck em. It’s not my job to give them ideas.
So, whatever; Slammiversary is in Auburn Hills . Buy tickets or don’t. Who gives a shit? -Jeremy