Former TNA Wrestler Jay Bradley was asked by the RCWR Radio podcast about the internet wrestling community’s criticism towards TNA Wrestling.
Bradley answered, “As for the TNA haters, I kind of understand it but I don’t think it’s necessarily deserved. There are hardcore fans that forget this is what they love rather than playing armchair booker or armchair wrestler so I think of it as if TNA goes away, all these people that you love to watch wrestle will no longer have a place to wrestle and you’ll no longer have a place to watch wrestling. I also look at it as you have a company out there that tries new things. I’m not saying that WWE doesn’t try new things, but you have a much more slower change. It’s much more mythological.”
He continued, “TNA has tried so many things over the last 11 years, let’s see what’s going to work for them because I don’t think they’ve found their niche yet. Vince McMahon has the WWE business model down pat and no one is going to beat him at it. I don’t think TNA has their business model down yet so they like to try new things like exhibition guys for a while and then let’s try Knockouts for a while and see what’s getting people’s attention. So I think that sometimes they’ve gotten the reputation and people are going to give you a mile of hate for what they don’t like and an inch of praise. People are going to remember the negative more so than the positive and I think that’s what sticks out in a lot of people’s minds.”
Also in the interview, Bradley discusses his TNA release, ideas pitched for his TNA character and several other topics. You can check out the podcast here.