It appears as though there are some big political problems going on behind-the-scenes in TNA right now. According to the Observer newsletter, the company lives and dies by the weekly ratings for their "iMPACT!" show on Spike TV. Due to recent numbers, which aren’t as good as they once were or are hoped for now, blame is starting to be spread.
The World champion of the company seemingly takes the brunt of the heat or credit if the numbers are down or up, which many feel isn’t fair right now in the case of Samoa Joe – the current champion.
Despite numbers being down and Samoe Joa as champion right now, historically, Joe has drawn the biggest numbers in the company history on pay-per view, matched up against Kurt Angle.