The Jarrett's Jeff and Jerry built around AJ Styles as well as others as Ron Killings, Raven
if it wasn't for the 4 of them mostly Double J, AJ, Truth, and Raven I think they was very well key players in the early days of TNA... The title picture pretty much revolved around them for the 1st 3 years, although others was involve as well, but none was as successful as the 4...
I always felt regardless that TNA is the house that Jeff Jarrett built.
TNA is the house that the loyal TNA Fan built. Without the loyal fan, this small company would not be around or would be less recognized. Without the loyal TNA fan who has stuck with TNA from the PPV show to all the movements from Monday to Thursday to every other time slot to now TNA going on the road, TNA would not exist. AJ would not be AJ. The Jarretts would've failed. We the TNA fans built the TNA house.
I'd definately put AJ Styles as the guy who built TNA. Why? Kurt Angle said AJ was one of the guys who he wanted to wrestle which is the reason he came to TNA. He seen guys who he wanted to work with like AJ. AJ however, was on the top of that list. Sting, Kurt, and others have helped, but no one as important as AJ. I'd consider Sting, Kurt, and sting also.
The Jarretts may have started TNA but it was the in ring talent of AJ Styles that built TNA from the ground up. There have been some great support players in TNA...Petey Williams, Ron Killings, Jeff Jarrett, Christopher Daniels, James Storm, Bobby Roode, Frankie Kazarian, "The Alpha Male" Monty Brown, Sabu, Abyss, Raven, Chris Harris, Chris Candido, The Naturals, Matt Bentley, Chris Sabin, Jerry Lynn, Psycosis, Low-Ki, & Elix Skipper. hulk Hogan hasn't done anything for TNA execpt lend his name to the company & suck up millions of dollars self promoting.
Just checking here but the people that put Styles down as the person that built TNA do you also believe that Hogan is the person who built WWE?
Just wondering cause most would put WWE's success down to the owner who risked his money and tried to pick the right people to carry the company but when it comes to TNA that doesn't get the same reaction?
I'm not saying JJ is a great wrestler, I do think it's true he only holds top titles in companies where he has some influence over booking too, but I think that his families risk and investment in TNA is what built the company, and loyal people like AJ have sure helped hold the walls up when they looked a bit crumbly but people who start watching TNA tend to have followed a wrestler there (I found out about TNA cause of Christian) maybe they stay cause of the good matches they have with the homegrown talent but that's maintaining not building. I think Styles is more the maintenance guy of TNA than the builder, he sure as hell hasn't added an extension, but then neither did Hogan when it comes to real numbers