A week or two ago, I started this series, where I take terribly bad things in wrestling, and try to find 4 good things about them. I was able to do it with ease with John Cena, so to avoid the torture of having to do Kevin Dunn, lets take a look at...
TNA: Lets find the positives.
1st positive: TNA Xplosion
TNA does a weekly show called XPlosion, which usually consists of 1 match (usually no more then around 10 minutes), a podcast, and a segment called Spin Cycle, which usually features Robbie E, Jessie Godderz, and Zema Ion of the Bro-Mans, Ethan Carter III (EC3) and Rockstar Spud, Jeremy Borash, with occasional appearances from Japanese wrestler Sanada. It is possibly the best thing TNA does. And as for the matches, they are pretty good as well. Not excellent, but for 10 minutes, the matches are good, and not overbooked like on Impact Wrestling.
2nd positive: The X Division
Some people might disagree with this. but the X division is also one of the better things TNA has. If you don't watch TNA, think of the X division as WCW's Cruiserweight division. Okay, to good, to great matches usually are in the X division. Some of the wrestlers in that division are: Sanada, Manik (or Suicide,) Austin Aries, Tigre Uno, and even Samoa Joe won the X Division title a couple times.
3rd positive: From Mid-carders to main eventers
For those who mainly watch WWE and don't bother with TNA, remember Derrick Bateman? Yeah, former NXT guy. Last we ever saw of him was when Damien Sandow decided he wanted no part in facing him, resulting in Bateman getting fed to Ryback. Well, he's in TNA now. As EC3. EC3, the guy who took out Sting, Forced Kurt Angle into getting knee surgery, and defeating Bully Ray in a Texas Death Match at Slammiversary. (And yes, they did botch that match, basically making it a tables match/last man standing match mix with a cooler name, but still).
What I'm getting at is that guys who were in WWE, like EC3, get strongly pushed in TNA, and it gives those guys a chance to shine. I didn't know Jeff Hardy was actually a pretty good heel, until he turned at Bound For Glory 2010. (Don't even THINK about telling a Meth Hardy joke. Step away from the keyboard now...) MVP was really mishandled in WWE, and now he is a former authority figure, and almost won the World Heavyweight Championship. So maybe TNA would be a good choice for Drew Mcintyre and Evan Bourne...
The 4th and final positive: The NYC tapings.
I almost don't feel like putting this one as a positive, as we don't see the TV shows that TNA taped from NYC until July 10th. However, looking at some spoilers (here, here and here), and news, things are certainly looking up for the company. Low-Ki and Devon are expected to return as full-timers in TNA.
Spike TV executives were in the audience as well, and they were impressed, so TNA most likely will get a new TV deal. Also, despite the use of a 6-sided ring, apparently the morale in the locker room has also gone up after the tapings.I guess after being down for so long, it appears that TNA might not be done just yet.
So, there it is, another installment of Lets find the positives. Next time, to save myself from my inevitable doom (K-kevin D-dunn...) I will do something that I don't even know why Vince let into existence: the World Bodybuilding Federation.
Until then, thank you for taking 10 minutes or so out of your life reading this. Now go and do something productive!