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Originally Posted by Wrestling_Deluxe_08
I'll hit your points with my own counters.
Point 1, 2, and 4 – We are in the middle of the BFG series. For the past 2 years, this time of year produces the same complaints (not enough X-Division, KO division is crap, No Tag Teams, “Where’s the Mid-card?”) Yes, it would be nice to see more tag teams get more time on television, but then some would complain that all the BFG matches are being hosted on house shows and not on television.
As for the “lacking division”; the best thing about TNA’s roster is that most can be melded into a viable tag team. I have a feeling that Park/EY will become a tag team along with the injection of Wes/Garrett (not my favorite, but it fits). Assuming that the implosion of A&8s comes about at Lockdown, I can see Knux joining with Jay Bradley (don’t ask me why) for another team. That gives us Storm/Gunner, Bad Influence, The Bromance, Knux/Bradley, EY/Parks, Wes/Garrett – I don’t include Dirty Heels because I see Aries/Roode both standing alone after the Series, but I can see a re-union of MagnaJoe if needed.
To add to your Point 2 – I can see the Blossom Twins and Tapa coming up within the next 6 months, but I include the OVW talent as potential to make it to TNA.
Point 3 – I disagree since Ion always seemed to standout in the 3-way matches he was involved in. This stipulation might not be what you like, but I don’t think it “kills” the x-division by any means. Many matches from the past in the X-Division were 3-ways, but the problem is the story involved with them. Manik/Sonjay/Greg M has a nice story going into it with Greg making a name, Manik rising to the top, and Sonjay trying to grab what he never could, but I do agree that I’d like to see more stipulations added.
Point 5 – That’s your opinion which is fine. I am not in love with the story, but it’s not the worst story in wrestling history. The coming struggle between Anderson and Bully has me interested as well as the potential for what might happen if Magnus and Joe are in a final 4 match for the title shot.
Point 6 – Sabin win wasn’t meant to be the next reigning champion, but to further Option C. Just like with Aries winning it last year, who else could they have used for this with this year’s roster? King wasn’t ready, Petey had just come back, York (at the time) wouldn’t work, and RVD was gone. I’d rather see Sabin with this short term run than Manik because Sabin truly is an “underdog” in this.
Point 7 – I’ll add Magnus (in time), Joe, and EY… I say EY only because he is so entertaining when on screen, but that’s my sole opinion. He played an awesome heel in GE and the crowd does seem to get behind him.
Point 8 – Joe Park + EY = Comedy gold. Bad Influence in anything. Magnus’ rise to the top, Anderson vs. Bully, Roode getting his edge back, the mental struggle of Manik/Perkins, Mickie James is better than you… I guess you’d have to look past what everyone else on your YouTube page is saying to see the “other stories” besides the ones you don’t like.
Point 9 – In a business sense, this was good for TNA since doing Spike a solid with this Bellator stuff will only help when it comes time to re-negotiate contracts in 2014. I think it would have been better for them to avoid the YouTube videos for this reveal as it got the “TNA Wrestling Fans” excited and did nothing to excite a potential cross-over MMA audience. They would have done better to avoid Bellator announcing the match until Friday and have Ortiz show up to close the show without any type of “hype” behind him being there.