TNA News TNA NEWS: New TNA Champ addresses changes to company, rumors on future of TNA, last week's Impact rating, more
Jul 25, 2013 - 12:50:27 PM
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New TNA World Hvt. champion Chris Sabin addressed roster cuts and "rumors" about the health of TNA in an interview on the Busted Open satellite radio show this week.
"I’ve seen the company change, management actually, many times. Just throughout the years but that’s just how it’s always been," Sabin said, speaking from experience of being in TNA since the beginning. "Writers change, people’s jobs change, people come and go but it is weird every time because you get used to working with someone and use to seeing someone and then they’re not there anymore. So it’s like, 'Ahhh, well what’s it gonna be like when the next group of guys that are coming in?' So you got to pick it up and start over with that, too, but I’ve seen it happen many times and luckily I have seemed to stuck around the entire time so hopefully I can continue to stick around."
But is this round of changes different? "I am the TNA World Heavyweight Champion and I’m not worried," Sabin said. "People have been saying they’ve been worried about the company honestly since I started. There has always been that little whisper in the background like, 'Oh, no how much longer is it gonna last?' That’s been going on since the beginning and you know what it is still here today. So, even though I think this is maybe just another wave of little chatter and that’s all it’s gonna be. I think the company will continue to thrive."
From a television perspective, Sabin said he hopes TNA can thrive by springboarding off the most-watched Impact since January for Sabin's title victory and X Division-themed episode last Thursday.
"For it just to happen one time isn’t enough, you need to keep that, do that consistently," Sabin said. "So, it’s like it was cool that I was a part of the show that did a good rating but I would really like to be a part of the wave that continues and we consistently get that rating. And it wasn’t just me you know what I mean? I think that it was an X Division themed show, I think that had a lot to do with it, too. And especially promoting the show as Destination X: free Pay-Per-View. I think that we just gave the fans lots of reasons to turn in. And hopefully that continues."
[ FYI: Sabin joined Busted Open with Dave Lagreca and Doug Mortman available on Sirius 92, XM 208, and on "Sports Zone" App ]
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