You aren't supposed to think so much about wrestling.
Why? If you read books you are expected to think. If you watch movies(most movies anyways) you are expected to think. If you read comics you are expected to think. If something happens it makes sense in that world, and it suppose to further the story. And yet "It's pro wrestling. It's OK if the stories make no sense and are completly pointless." I understand that I'm suppose to suspend my disbelieve, but that's not suppose to apply to everything. Suspension of disbelieve only applies to the basic rules of a world:
-Irish whips are possible.
-Wrestlers follow a code of honor. Which means that they settle all their differences in the ring.
-Wrestlers try to hurt each other, but they don't try to kill each other.
-All decisions are final no matter how controversial they are.
-Babyfaces are honorable.
-Heels are pricks.
-Babyfaces are better wrestlers than heels.
-Unless it's an interview, the camera in backstage segments doesn't exist.
-Wrestlers can challenge each other to matches, even though an autority figure can undue a challenge.
Anything that breaks the basic rules of a world should be unacceptable. Anything that breaks real world rules, and is not addressed by a basic rule should be unacceptable. Anything that goes against previous events without a proper reason should be unacceptable. That's the way that all other forms of fiction work. Why is pro wrestling held to a lesser standard?
Let's go through these:
Storyline wise, they didn't have the power they wanted. They had to share with dixie carter. Simple example would be bischoff wanting to make bound for glory main event a three way and dixie over ruling him and making angle hardy match on impact. Storyline wise, bischoff had to do something to get hardy back in the title match at bfg. I forget what he did, but whatever it was pissed dixie off
Here is the problem: when they stole the company from dixie they didn't gain any extra power. They could book matches before, and they can book matches now. They couldn't fire people before, and now they can't fire people. They are in the exact same spot that they were in 4 months ago. The only difference is that now they are heels. It's not the most horrible part of this storyline, but it shows that it was pointless.
I understand that Dixie, Eric, and Hogan were having problems running the company together. In the real world when that happens people have meetings to address these issues. They try to work out their problems. And yet they didn't.
With 5 seconds of though this is how I(probably anyone else) would have done this:
-Eric and Hogan meet with Dixie to discuss their conflicting decitions. The meeting goes no where because Dixie doesn't want to listen.
-Eric(showing some slight heel signs) tells Hogan they can not continue like this. TNA needs clear leadership, and they must do a hostile take over. Hogan says that he'll think about it.
-Eric gets in contact with various shareholders.(TNA has "shares", they must have share holders). He convinces them to sell their shares to a group of Eric's friends.
-Hogan talks to Dixie. Dixie blows him off again.
-Eric gives Hogan one last chance to do a hostile takeover. Hogan decides that it wouldn't be fair to Dixie. Hogan decides to confront Dixie one last time.
-Hogan and Dixie come to an understanding. Dixie agrees to step aside, and let Hogan and Eric run the show. But Eric reveals his plan. He and his friends now control most of the company's shares. They now control the company. He removes Dixie from her spot(Is she suppose to be the CEO or CFO?). Now Eric(heel) controls the company, Dixie is gone, and Hogan(face) has to make a choice: Either work for evil Eric, or stand against him.
-From there RVD can say that he doesn't like what went down between Eric Hogan and Dixie. In a show of power Eric can recruit Jeff Hardy, and he can screw RVD out of the title.
It's realistic, and it accomplishes the exact same thing as the actual turn.
Thats just thinking too much. I'm an intelligent guy. I'm about to finish college and move on to university. I thought the way the plot played out was dumb, but I didn't give it a second thought untill I read your post.
You really didn't question the way that Dixie signed away the company? Last time I checked you can't literally sign off a company with a single signature. Not to mention that it was clearly fraud, and according to storyline it happened in front of all the viewers. That's not the way a hostile take over works. Under what legal system would Dixie not have control of the company(a public company no less) in less than 24 hours?
So should most of the heels in wrestling history. Not just the heels. Steve Austin once blew up a dx coach. Thats borderline terrorism
Yes, that was stupid too. But at least DX wasn't inside the DX coach at the time. Plus in WWE land at the time the cameras aren't around(one of the basic rules), and TNA all of Abyss's acts of kidnapping, torture, and attempted murder have been witnessed by everyone. Not to mention that some of his acts have been against fans. Wouldn't the fans sue TNA? Hell the way the legal system works in the TNA universe, shouldn't a fan be in charge of the company?(I would actually like to see that).
Yes they did. Dumb booking which was probably used just for the means for nash and sting to leave the company, but the entire time they were talking about hogan and bischoff.
My point was that they said it in the most obscure and confusing way possible. It was impossible to know what they were talking about. And they have no reason to not clear things up. Tajiri and Kazarnie could have explained it better.
He already said he hated dixie carter and kurt angle. Storyline, he's back in full control of his company.
Ok, I forgot about Kurt. I can see why Jarret hates Kurt in storyline. He has to reason to hate Dixie, but I guess his hate for Kurt is enough to turn him. TNA has done a poor job of explaining this.
Aren't fortune part of immortal? Isn't Ric Flair taking part in "booking" matches with hogan and bischoff? Fortune are doing all the dirty work. Abyss and hardy are doing their own things
Fortune and Immortal are on the same side, but they are separate groups. They have different locker rooms, seperate entrances, and different feuds. Immortal is only suppose to be Hogan, Eric, Hardy, Abyss, and Jarrett.
Flair booking is actually a plot hole. Hogan and Eric never gave him any power. He is just making matches. I guess any of their buddies can book matches too, but in theory wouldn't that weaken Eric's power?
I give up. This is just too stupid to analyze. Pro wrestling is held to a pretty low standard, which I don't like. But if that low standard is too high for TNA, and it's fans then fine. You guys can enjoy it if you like.