Originally Posted by Peter Kaymakcian
If we really want to ignore Kayfabe, then they were definitely there. Wrestlers tend to travel together to save money. Unless they have enough money to afford a bus, this is the usual case. And why not a plane? Because live shows are usually driving distance from a previous show.
1.) Angle has a new child and a wife. I'm sure he would much rather watch Sting vs Bully Ray than spend time with his new family and celebrate getting into the HOF.
Yes, Angle has a new child and wife and wanting to Celebrate being inducted to the HOF. That's why he was in the previous match before Sting/Bully wrestling AJ. Angle, in story and out, is the kind of guy who doesn't take breaks from wrestling. Like for example, training for the Olympics. Because he was training and keeping up TNA obligations, he lost his chance to enter the last Olympics because of an injury. Angle is a guy who is the first one to arrive and the last one to leave.
2.) Member #2 had to be at where ever the Impact! was being held at. Who is to say that member #2 wasn't catching an early flight to that city? Or who is to say that member #2 didn't go back to his hotel to relax after a tough and grueling match?
Because the match wasn't grueling. The opponent of that match was a joke compared to Member #2 that you can't seriously see them as a threat. Combine that with numerous times Member #2 has made this kind of save before and it makes no sense.
I already know everyone's argument will be well every member of the Aces and Eights were able to come out after their matches. Now this would be an interesting point if there President wasn't the one competing in the match. But you know Bully wouldn't want his gang to be ready to help him at a moment's notice.
My arguments above mentions none of Aces and Eights. My arguments are based on past history with what the characters has established. Too boot, Sting's argument seems to be based on them all being still in the back. And considering he was there since the beginning of the night, I seriously doubt he was stuck in his locker room the entire night (because take away Kayfabe and they all share it).
In short, it makes no sense. Their characters have already been established that they're against A&8. One of them even had a match against a member. And in the past, they have shown to be still in the area after their matches.