Now I have not seen any footage of the former leader of the Revolutions arrival but I have seen a few images on social media, Storm looked great and what I find interesting is as like Samoa Joe he has kept his name which once again shows that even though WWE don’t always like to publicly acknowledge TNA they more than happy to capitalise off of their mistakes by signing stars which have become house hold names since being at the Nashville based company.
It is basically like TNA have become developmental and NXT is the main product. WWE don’t need to promote these guys, TNA have done it for them, we all know Samoa Joe and we all know James Storm (unless you are a numpty of course) When they rock up at WWE NXT the buzz is that a TNA guy has jumped to WWE, BIG NEWS! and proves TNA isn’t as irrelevant as everyone makes out. Over the years TNA have established some phenomenal talent, AJ Styles, Austin Aries, Alex Shelly, Chris Sabin, Samoa Joe, James Storm, Low Ki….the list could go on and on and on but the problem is they have all moved on from TNA.
New Japan Pro Wrestling has called for some, others have gone home to Ring of Honour and now we have the WWE with Daddy Triple H waiting with open arms to introduce another son or daughter to his already extended family. It is great business by the WWE and about time they opened their eyes to the pool of talent outside of their own developmental program. NXT is no longer a place to develop, it is now a monster in itself which rivals or even betters the main product.
Triple H has pitched it as the rock and rebellious alternative to your main stream pop of RAW and Smackdown and this why TNA is in deep trouble. They have already lost a huge amount talent before WWE were even interested in acquiring their stars. Now WWE have changed their stance why wouldn’t an Ethan Carter be of interest to them? Yes, they made a mistake with him first time round but thanks to TNA they can now see EC3 is a star of the future. TNA have done the dirty work and Carter could easily walk into the Full Sail arena with everyone knowing exactly who he is.
He should have been in the title mix. Not recruiting misfits left, right and centre and almost becoming the Oddities of TNA! A Revolution? What Revolution? What exactly did they revolutionise? Abyss is still shit, Maniks career is like the Karate Kid (mask on, mask off) and Mahabali Shera….well….NO! The Shera Shuffle will not be a move I plan to bust out on a Friday night!
What I am trying to say is the storyline didn’t develop any of these guys for the better! Storm became a lost leader and his group are now in a worse place with of them scrapping for a decent break!
WWE will book the Cowboy well, Triple H seems to have a nack at getting things right and heaven forbid they might even booked Joe vs Storm and I believe it would be a huge success. I would actually like to see this happen as my view at present with TNA is that they simply do not know how to book their talent, I don’t know who is responsible but poor booking is to blame for the majority of departures and it also is the reason people have lost faith in the company.
NXT flourished because they book talent well, they enhance guys like Kevin Owens, Finn Balor and Sami Zayn and in return these guys have capitalised on this strong booking they have been involved in. It’s a two way thing, if you booked to succeed, you will succeed and that comes with consistency.
When you compare this to TNA there is no consistency with their talent, at times they have booked well, only to chop and change, when you think they have a simply pay off, they over complicate it or try and blow it out of the water! They have Michael Bay syndrome! They just need patience and a slow burner most the time……but time is running out.
Anyways, it will be fantastic to see how James Storm gets on in NXT and you gotta think Bobby Roode must be questioning his loyalties soon, so many TNA original have ventured to pastures new and seemly for the better but Roode still stays the constant. I think it’s time he went off the chain ;)
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