That's right, they ripped off the 2.21.11 video. I heard they were going to do something like it, but I was hoping for a clever, sarcastic little jab at all the rumors about Sting, not a blatant rip off. How funny would it have been if they did a video with Sting coming out of a cabin and when they focus in on him, he says, "sorry I'm late"? That would've been fun and amusing, but what we got was downright terrible, extremely embarrassing, and I should've known better than to ever expect something clever from TNA. So yeah, "lol, TNA" they did it again, ripped off WWE and completely whiffed at a chance to take an opportunity and run with it. The "3.3.11" reveal is actually pretty cool and surprisingly relevant, but the backlash from this stunt will likely cause it to blow up in their face. But whatever, it's TNA, I rarely watch, I'm used to them blowing it, so I'll just go back to not watching.
But for some reason, that's not enough for some wrestling fans. I'm on Twitter tonight, and I'm seeing the expected outrage, the "TNA sux" tweets, people mocking them, that's cool, nothing wrong with that, they certainly earned it. But then things took a turn for the dark when I saw someone say they're going to "strangle" Dixie Carter. Wow, that's pretty pathetic, but hey, one loser being an idiot on the internet, that's nothing new. Then I saw another threat of violence, then another, then more people wishing death upon a 46-year-old mother of two. Over something on a wrestling show. Take a look at this small sample I found just by searching for "@TNADixie":
@bellajessica89 - @TNADixie you're a dumb bitch.
@xTHEVICx - @TNADixie bitch u fucking suck. Who da fuck said dat u can run a wrestling company. U dumbass whore.
@5CornersxSmootx - #TNA @TNADixie I hope you die penny-less in a gutter somewhere you stupid ditzy moronic twatwaffle, sorry excuse of a wrestling promoter.
@ValerieM00RE - I hope @TNADixie suffers from a heart attack... You don't even deserve to be alive, you desperate bitch.
@DaMgAr_96 - @TNADixie U DUM CUNT I HOPE U DIE AND YOUR GAY FAMILY BURNS IN HELL
Classy. This is why wrestlers hate wrestling fans, especially wrestling fans who talk about it on the internet. We're supposed to be the "smart" fans, yet people behave like this and make us all look bad. This is why wrestling promotions think we're all a bunch of fat losers who live in mom's basement and will never know the touch of a woman.
Guess what? It's just wrestling, no reason to act like you've never interacted with another human being. You managed to access the internet, surely you've acquired the social skills at some point in your life to know that it's not cool to wish death upon anyone. Especially over something on TNA Impact.
It's clear we've still got a long way to go to improve the perception of wrestling fans, stuff like this just makes it way more difficult. To anyone making these kind of comments, grow the hell up and stop ruining it for the rest of us.