It's been around a week since TNA announced that Impact will now be Impact Wrestling on Spike. They've actually done a very good job of creating a new color scheme and visual identity for their show. Instead of the red, black, and yellow it's now blue and white. What do you guys think about this turnover? Is the visual identity an interesting one to you? Is it a step up? A step down?
Part of the rebrand includes the tagline "Wrestling Matters." Obviously, there are a lot of jokes to be made about this, but has it at least piqued some curiosity in Impact Wrestling? Tuning in and seeing Bischoff first thing probably isn't the best idea, but would you be willing to give TNA another opportunity because of this?
I know I personally would like to see them use TNA Wrestling as the "Corporate" name, and switch the company to Impact Wrestling, very similar to how WWF used to be owned by "Titan Sports." What would you like to see happen in the rebrand?
The rebranding of the show to Impact Wrestling and the new set, colors is a terrific idea. I like the thought that this could be a precursor to the company as a whole changing it's name to Impact Wrestling. I think "IW" would sound better than "TNA" by a considerable degree. I also really like the new set and graphics, it's much easier on the eyes and looks more professional.
Having said all that, the first show of the "Wrestling Matters" era was complete horseshit. I don't know what was worse, a member of Generation Me laying down for Bischoff or the "swerve ending" that it was Mr. Anderson waltzing around dressed as Sting all night. I don't think things will get better for the company until they ditch Russo and look back at things that actually worked for them in the past.