My view on the TNA talent!
by, 08-19-2010 at 09:50 AM (4070 Views)
Hey all! This is my first ever blog, so be nice!
These are my opinions on the talent roster listed on the TNA website, as of 2:30pm UK time, 19th August!
ABYSS: Fantastic worker for a big man, better as a heel! solid on the mic, similar to Kane in that he doesn't need to be in the main event to play a big role for the company
AJ STYLES: Mr TNA. One of the best in the world in the ring, rapidly improving mic skills! Liking the cocky heel, much better than the cowardly heel he was a few years back.
AMAZING RED: Great athlete, good at high spots, but perhaps struggles elsewhere! Seems to be in and out too much! Must be concerned if TNA starts releasing people!
ANGELINA: Focus of the Knockouts. Solid all rounder, tho better as a heel!
BEER MONEY: Best of 5 with MMG was unbelievable! not sure what's left for them as a team! Storm I think will always be a solid mid card guy. Roode however, has the look, skills and charisma to headline the company!
BRIAN KENDRICK: Never really been a fan, although he submission feud with Doug Williams was very good! could push that side more to try and stand out from the pack?
CHELSEA: Eye candy, nothing more! If she can't/won't wrestle, let her go! There are enough attractive wrestlers out there to take her place!
CHRISTY HEMME: Good backstage interviewer! has good chemistry with most of the roster, especially Mr Anderson. Shame she can't wrestle anymore (neck injury?), but still worth her place!
D'ANGELO DINERO: Seems to have it all! Ability, look, mic skills, but for me just can't quite find that x-factor needed to push him all the way! Think he's better as a heel!
DAFFNEY: Great gimmick, good worker and good promo skills! With her look, she brings something different to the Knockouts! Should be given a decent run with the belt!
DANIELS: Requested his release some time ago, but still listed on TNA website. Bring him back in! Awesome in ring, solid mic skills and could be a main eventer if given a proper chance
DESMOND WOLFE: Criminally underused! Fantastic debut fued with Angle, followed that with a solid series against Pope, then wasted against Abyss! Was the first #1 contender on the fan vote, and as a reward got jobbed in 5 mins on impact!
DON WEST: Bring him back as a commentator! Have a 3 man annonce team with West as the heel he was before Taz came in! He was a riot!!!
DOUGLAS WILLIAMS: Liking the anti X-division gimmick. One of the best technical wrestlers in the business. Needs to improve mic skills to get to the top in my opinion!
ERIC BISCHOFF: GET RID!!!! Too obsessed with what worked in WCW and talent that were stars elsewhere! Don't know what his role is backstage, but needs to be doing something outta this world to justify his job!
ERIC YOUNG: Went form being leader of World Elite, to the bands bitch to comedy act! Never been taken seriously, despite good talent! Should think about a move to Japan where his ability will get hm further!
GENERATION ME: Great debut against MMG, solid Ultimate X match on PPV (Destination X???) losing to MMG, then disappeared! Perhaps seen as too similar to the guns?
HAMADA: Great in ring, brings another look to Knockout division. Could use a manager with strong mic skills maybe?
HERNANDEZ: On the end of a big push late 2009, then got lost in the shuffle with the Hogan/Bischoff era! Could reform LAX to stay visable until Hulk and Eric leave! Great potential for the future.
HOMICIDE: Rarely used, although crazy gimmick he had a while back was fun! a reformed LAX seems to be his best hope at the moment!
HULK HOGAN: Overpaid and Overrated! HAS to be involved in every major angle (EV2.0). Sooner he and Bischoff leave the better in my opinion!
JAY LETHAL: Glad he dropped the Macho Man gimmick, it had run it's course! Interested to see how far he can go! Seems to have the office support, but i don't think he has the tools to carry it! I hope he proves me wrong!
JEFF HARDY: On his day, can carry a show. Sadly, seems to be coasting in TNA. Could be an embarresment if things go wrong in court.
JEFF JARRETT: I'll be forever grateful to him for founding TNA! I like the fact he stays mainly in the background now. Should be used sparingly to help other talent develop.
JEREMY BORASH: i like him! I find him funny and informative! For me, he gets the balance about right!
JESSE NEAL: Showing real improvement all round. I had my doubts when he debuted, but signs are good for a long career! Still can't see him headling though.
JIMMY HART: Not seen him since Nasty's got fired! Good! Not needed on screen, but could be used ti help guys develop promo skills?
KAZARIAN: fortune could be what he needs to elevate himself from the mid-card. Solid worker, and on the stick!
KEVIN NASH: Big Sexy was washed up 10 years ago! Time to get rid and use the money on younger, hungrier talent!
KIYOSHI: Now playing the Suicide character! Will soon head home to Japan as TNA will do nothing for him!
KURT ANGLE: the best in the business, bar none! Excellent all rounder, happy to give the rub to the younger guys! TNA really needs him to stay healthy!
LACEY VON ERICH: Looks fantastic, untill she steps between the ropes1 Needs to go and get some more training!
MADISON RAYNE: Has really improved over the last year! Great look, good worker and strong on the mic! Have a feeling Vince will try to sign her at some point soon1
MAGNUS: ring work improved vastly when teaming with Doug Williams, and should continue to improve with Desmond Wolfe. always been a good talker, and showed humour on TNA Today skits with JB!
MATT MORGAN: For me another one who has it all but can't quite put it together to break into the main event picture! Enjoyed his tag team reign! Possivle alliance with Fortune could help.
MICK FOLEY: Been a fan for 20yrs since his WCW/Cactus Jack days! These days, probably not worth the money! Can still go in the right enviroment, but should be used as special attraction, not part of the main roster!
MIKE TENAY: i like his work and think he is probably the best currently on tv. 3 man team with Taz and West should be explored!
MOTORCITY MACHINE GUNS: The reason i started watching TNA. Exciting, innovative and charasmatic, they remind me of tthe rockers circa 1988, in terms of how they're changing the style of tag team wrestling !
MR ANDERSON: One of the best on the mic, but for me, isn't upto at in the ring! Better suited to WWE where in ring ability isn't as important to the fans (John Cena, Batista). Probably not worth the money, unlesss the assholes t-shirts are selling well!
ODB: Like Daniels, requested her release! Sadly missed as she is a good worker with a strong gimmick! May well come back when Hogan/Bischoff leave.
ORLANDO JORDAN: Cheap heat gimmick, nothing more! I'll struggle to ever take him seriously again! modern day Goldust, without the humour!
RAVEN: Best days are long behind him! Could be used as an agent/trainer and occasional wrestler, but not much else!
RHINO: Never really saw what the fuss was about! Had occasional strong showings, but far more forgettable bouts. Needs to find some sort of character to warrant his place on the roster!
RIC FLAIR; fortune could be the best thing for him! Please don't let him wrestle anymore, he is destroying his once great legacy! Still being paid too much!
ROB TERRY: Seems to over with the fans in Orlando! Can't see why! Modern day Lex Luger, great physique, very little actual ability! Get rid!
ROB VAN DAM: Badly mis-used in WWE, but pushed too fast in TNA, especially when he's on a limited appearance deal! Should have dropped the belt in the ring!
ROSIE LOTTALOVE: 4th rate Kong! Get rid!
SAMOA JOE: Everything that's wrong with creative in one package! A killer monster 2 years ago, joined MEM and got jobbed out. Kidnap angle was a joke! Never really recovered! another one hoping Hulk and Eric leave soon!
SARITA: Finally getting a chance to show what she can do! Different style to the other Knockouts, means she is worth her place on the roster! A push as a heel wouldn't be a bad thing for her or TNA.
SCOTT HALL/SEAN WALTMAN: Both been released I think. GOOD! Never want to see either anywhere near a wrestling company ever again!!!
SHANNON MOORE: I just don't get it! Match with Jeff Hardy at the Whole f'n show was the first thing of any note he's done in years! Far better X-division style wrestlers already on the roster. Let him go.
SHARK BOY: Is he still there? Haven't seen him in ages! Good for a giggle every now and then!
SO CAL VAL: Easy on the eye, but what purpose does she actually serve? Unless she's gonna ring announce or manage full time, I don't see the need for her!
STEVIE RICHARDS: Not got it in the ring anymore, but is great on the mic! Should be used as a heel manger.
STING: My first wrestling hero, over 20yrs ago! Should bow out at Bound for Glory, and then retire, while his reputation remains!
SUICIDE: Unless Daniels comes back to play him, leading to him losing his mask and coming back, no point in keeping this gimmick!
TAYLOR WILDE: Competent all rounder, needs a decent angle to help her reconnect with the fans
TAZ: does what he does well! As mentioned earlier, I want a 3 man team!
TEAM 3D: Getting past their sell by date. Need to focus on training others and helping the next generation carry the business forward!
TOMKO: TNA's version of Batista! Get rid
TOMMY DREAMER: Should be backstage after EV2 has finished. Should hang up his boots, and pick up a pen! Gotta be better than Russo
VELVET SKY: Looks amazing, very strong on the mic, but seriously needs to improve her ring skills!!
Remember, these are only my opinions, and if anyone who I've criticized proves me wrong, I'll be more than happy to admit it!