Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Shore Thing?

Courtesy: MTV
Another cast member, or in this case former cast member of the Jersey Shore has inked a deal with TNA.  Angelina, who left JS during the show's second season will appear on next week's Impact.  This is confirmed by a Tweet from Dixie Carter (@TNADixie for those who have Twitter).

I shake my head as I read this news.  From what I've heard, it's a short term deal.  She'll be teaming up with Cookie.  I'm just not sure I understand why the company would sign her in the first place.

Let me get this part out of the way.  I do watch the Jersey Shore.  I don't know how much of a "fan" I am of the show.  It's almost like watching a car accident.  You really shouldn't look, but you can't help yourself.

A few months ago JWoww, another JS cast member made a couple of appearances on TNA.  Did it do anything to help the ratings?  No.  I don't really think it even generated much of a main stream media buzz which is what both WWE and TNA like to do.  I'm not a big fan of signing celebrities just for the sake of signing them.  Clearly the company is trying to cash in on the popularity of the Jersey Shore, but I think this plan will backfire.   If you put Angelina over an established KnockOut and have no long term plans for her to stick around, how is that helping the company?  And if the KnockOut goes over on Angelina, does it really matter?  So a wrestler can beat a reality star reject.  Who cares?  It's similar to signing Survivor alum Jenna a few years back.  Where is she now?

I'm not trying to hate on TNA or Angelina for that matter.  I just don't understand why anyone in the TNA offices think this is a good idea.  The WWE is bringing in Trish Stratus, the Rock, and Diesel and TNA counters with Angelina and New York Jets star Bart Scott.

Note to Dixie Carter and the rest of the TNA management, if you're going to throw your money away on short term deals and appearances, find some folks with more name recognition and popularity.  I can't imagine these moves generating a whole lot of buzz for the company.

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1 comment:

  1. Way to continue catering to the lowest common denominator, Dixie. Might as well hire the Kardashians while you're at it.