TNA On Monday Nights: 5 Reasons Why The Show Will or Won't Succeed

Wrestlemania 26 at University of Phoenix Stadium is less than three weeks away and wrestling fans in the Valley and beyond are gearing up for pro wrestling's "Super Bowl." As WWE focuses on its biggest annual event, its biggest competitor, TNA, is essentially going for broke.

Beginning tonight, the eight-year-old company will begin airing "TNA Impact" live on Monday nights in direct competition with WWE's flagship show, "Monday Night RAW." Is this a calculated business move designed to take some of the luster off of WWE's biggest event, or is it simply corporate suicide?

Here's why two giant wrestling geeks -- Mike R. Meyer and Benjamin Leatherman -- think TNA will or won't succeed...

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.