Goldberg on Crimson: “Who?”, Daniels Reacts to Impact Ratings

Nick Paglino

Goldberg on Crimson: "Who?"

When informed on Twitter by a fan that TNA star Crimson had called him out on Impact last night, Bill Goldberg responded by saying "Who??"

Daniels Reacts to Impact Ratings

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On the TNA Hall of Fame: "In all honesty, I don’t think any of the people that you’re going to see that are still wrestling in an Impact ring will be in the hall of fame for a while. I guess that’s one of the drawbacks for having a hall of fame for a company that’s only 10 years old. How do you celebrate the accomplishments of a wrestler if he’s still having accomplishments in the wrestling ring? That goes for myself, Bobby Roode, James Storm, A.J. Styles and guys that you could conceivably argue deserve to be in the hall of fame that TNA has. If we’re all still accomplishing stuff in the ring, how do you induct us right now? I guarantee that I’m going to be in that hall of fame. I just think it’s good to be after I’m done being the new face of Impact Wrestling and winning all of my matches."

On who will be the first person inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame: "Maybe Jeff Jarrett, but at the same time, Jeff is still competing in the ring. He’s not competing currently for Impact, but he’s still wrestling. He’s doing a lot with AAA right now; he’s still a viable competitor. I believe that the first person that’s going to be inducted into the hall of fame is going to be someone that played more of a role behind the scenes and who helped create TNA. I’m not sure who it’s going to be, but If I were a betting man, I would have to say it’s probably going to be someone who had a lot to do with creating TNA, someone who got it off the ground in that first year. But I mean this is all speculation. The truth of the matter is, I didn’t know about the TNA Hall of Fame until I heard the announcement last Thursday night, so this is all just wild speculation on my part."

On his reaction to the May 31st rating: "I had no idea what to expect, to be honest with you. We sort of did a lot of changes all at once. The fact that we went to an hour early, and we did live; it’s a gamble to do all of that at once. Maybe in hindsight it wasn’t the right thing to do, but that’s not a call that I could make. The truth of the matter is, now that the company and the wrestlers themselves keep plugging it away on our Twitter, the more that we let people know that the hour earlier is going down and we’re going live, I think that more eyes are going to come to our product. And like I said, you’re going to see a growth pattern from the beginning to the end of the summer."

On how going live and the new time slot will affect the audience: "I’m not really sure where the numbers are going to grow. I hope it’s just a matter of with the fan base that we already have, that the word of mouth is going to spread to that fan base that sort of got lost when WCW and ECW closed down. Hopefully we’re going to get more of a casual audience and more of an audience that’s watching television earlier in the night, and we’re going to convince those people to give us a chance and see something different than they’d see on Monday nights with the other company. Hopefully once we give them that taste, they’re going to stick with us and keep watching us."

On Joey Ryan: "I absolutely think that Joey Ryan has a place in this business. I was a little disappointed that the Gut Check judges gave him a 'No,' but I feel like there were a lot of things going on against Joey Ryan. The fact that Alex Silva gained the first contract, I think that the judges didn’t want the Gut Check to seem like we were giving contracts to everybody. I think that they possibly had a preconceived notion of what they wanted to say. It was interesting that the judges made comments about Joey’s attitude. I know the words 'sense of entitlement' were uttered by one of the judges. That says a lot to Joey as a character and as a person when you get out there and you’ve got this opportunity.

"I think he believed that he had that job sewn up and I think as a competitor, he was 100 percent right. He had that sewn up. It was a valiant effort against someone who’s on the roll of his life right now in Austin Aries. Should he have gotten he contract? If I were the judge, I would’ve said 'Yes.' But I wasn’t the judge, and you can’t tell what Bruce Pritchard was thinking when he was looking at him, what Al Snow was thinking, what Taz was thinking. That’s something that you’d have to ask them. But I absolutely think that Joey Ryan has a place in this business. What happens now is going to say a lot about Joey Ryan’s character. Whether he continues to try to come to TNA, whether he parlays this opportunity he had on television into more work on the independents or work in a different company; only time will tell with that."

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