What's in store for The Immortal story line
by, 10-24-2010 at 09:56 PM (5247 Views)
I enjoyed the Jeff Hardy heel turn & the forming of this new group called the 'immortals'. Though i would have preferred a name that had a bit more gravitas or street cred. I am intrigued as to what the vision of this story line is for the writers at TNA. Obviously the immortal group will ultimately be defeated but how they are defeated & what becomes of Hogan & Bischoff as a result has got to be worth a watch.
I am pretty sure that the immortal group has grown to it's maximum size already as there doesnt seem to be anyone else on the rosta that they could call upon. So the focus for me will be how they reunite EV2.0/RVD & get them all going in a straight forward good versus evil battle.
I think we are going to see a rerun of the 'alliance' hostile takeover on WWE with Paul Heyman et al. Ironically with the discussions between Heyman & TNA ongoing he could only come in front of the camera on TNA at the moment as a face character, something i could'nt imagine.
So we will have EV.20, RVD, Mr Anderson, Somoa Joe, Angle & The Pope in the medium term representing TNA. Eventually the tag teams will have to be split up accordling so everybody on the rosta is one side or the other. TNA i dont think can copy WCW by keeping wrestlers out of the two groups as they simply do not have enough quality to be able to do that.
I am most interested in how this story line will ultimately end, will Dixie Carter trick either Bischoff/Hogan the way they did her? will Hogan turn face and stab Bischoff in the back? or will Dixie Carter end up with an elimination match for the 'company' after challenging Hogan/Bischoff to an all or nothing match which their 'egos' forced them into accepting?
For me this plot ensures 6 - 12 months of decent TNA viewing but if they wander to the ring in big groups, talk trash & bugger off after five minutes a few too many times then it's WCW/NWO overkill/boredom.
In the short term it will all be good for the immortals as they give RVD & Mr Anderson in particular the run around. It's nice to see RVD suffer a bit as i think TNA showered him with a bit too much gratitude for joining them by giving him their world title so soon after coming.
I am still undecided about how it will all go down in the end & luckily for me you can bet TNA don't know either but at least they are getting somewhere now. TNA is genuinely watchable now; yes they are making mistakes but not as many as before, so thats progress.
Also i might come in for some stick for saying this but i now think Impact is the number 2 show behind RAW, personally i gave up on Smackdown a long time ago. Love them or loath them Hogan & Bischoff are people who create interest, just like Ric Flair, yes he's old hes past it but he's RIC FLAIR!
I just wish i could scream NWO for life at the TV instead of not screaming Immortal for life becuase that sounds rather silly. This is certainly a journey i am looking forward to taking with TNA, not sure i will like the destination but hell i am along for the ride.