Saturday, August 13, 2011

Why Are WWE Superstars Jumping Ship to TNA ?

Over the years, there has been a tidal wave of pro wrestlers jumping ship from WWE to TNA. Despite the fact the fact that TNA doesn't pay as much and doesn't offer a lot of the merchandising perks that WWE does. So, why are they still jumping over each other to go to TNA? I'm here to explain why.

1) Less Dates - In WWE, you can expect to work over 300 days a year. That's a considerable amount of time away from your family and friends. In TNA, they work a little over a 100 days a year. This also means that your body isn't pushed as hard, which means more time to heal and less of a chance of injury due to over working.

2) Better Opportunities - Many wrestlers in WWE end up getting lost in the shuffle due to the roster size, and corporate politics. Guys like Chavo Guerrero, MVP, Gail Kim all left WWE because they were unhappy with the way they were being treated. Before TNA, there was nowhere to go and make money... now, they can go to TNA (or Japan in MVP's case) and still feed their families. They also may achieve greater heights in TNA. Just ask X-Division Champion Brian Kendrick. Look at Christian. WWE considered Christian nothing but a mid-carder during his initial WWE Run until TNA made him Heavyweight Champion. After he returned to WWE from TNA, he is now a 2-time World Heavyweight Champion on Smackdown.

3) Better Working Atmosphere - Many wrestlers drown amongst the corporate suits in WWE. Many have stated that TNA is a lighter working environment where you have at least somewhat of a better shot at being heard when you have an idea.

4) Tired of Being Held Down - In cases like Mr. Anderson, he states that he was held back by main eventers like Randy Orton who got in the bosses ear. It was also said by Bret Hart that Shawn Michaels and Triple H tried to hold down The Rock. So, it's not just Mr. Anderson that has stories of main eventers getting in Vince's ear trying to hold down up-and-coming stars.

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