Mick Foley Blog: TNA Monday Debut, TNA vs. WWE, More

Matt Boone

The following is an excerpt from the latest "Foley Files" blog from TNAWrestling.com:

Wow, just a few days to go before the big one, the live "Impact" that will be the talk of the wrestling world. I have mentioned several times (not just here, but in interviews ) that this Monday night scenario is probably the best thing that could happen to everyone – the wrestlers, Vince McMahon, Dixie Carter, and especially the fans. I know when I was with WWE, the competition brought out the best in Vince and everyone around him. Of course, it was a big deal to officially "win" the wrestling war, but from that official point forward,it was clear to me that something was missing from WWE. I saw segments air that never would have made it to TV during the competitive era, and saw way too many big shows thrown together with little apparent planning.

Now let me give WWE their due. They are putting together what looks to be a very compelling Wrestlemania, with a handful of really interesting matchups, and some great storytelling that appears to be maturing at just the right time. I know the name alone is enough to get many on board with Mania, but this time around, it looks like WWE is at the top of their game.

I wonder if it’s a coincidence that this is happening just as TNA is about to take on the mighty "Raw" every Monday night. I doubt it. I see a direct correlation between the improvement in Mania’s build, to the creative fire that can only be stoked by the winds of real competition. I believe that Vince McMahon and WWE are taking TNA very seriously, and the proof is in the pro-wrestling pudding.

Now it’s up to us to up the ante; to take our show to that next level. I think we are well on our way, and I hear more and more people in everyday conversation talking about wrestling again. I really don’t foresee many casualties in this upcoming little war – only beneficiaries.

Check out the full blog at TNAWrestling.com.

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