This past Thursday night's episode of TNA Impact was notable for a couple reasons, both having to do with what may have been one of the best segments in the history of the show since it came to Spike TV.
I'm talking, of course, about the E.G.O. Hall of Fame ceremony, with Kazarian and Christopher Daniels at their most ridiculous, Bobby Roode playing it up to the fullest, an insanely awesome and hilarious video package, and the triumphant return of Kurt Angle from his short stint in rehab.
That, my friends, is a contender for "Segment of the Year" stretching any promotion.
That's what is really hard to handle about all this too. Everyone involved in this has been consistently entertaining for years now, even with all of Angle's personal problems. Daniels, Kaz, and Roode deserve better than 1 million viewers every Thursday and an uncertain future thanks to TNA languishing in financial disarray.
By the same token, there's no guarantee things would be better in WWE. In fact, they could be significantly worse. The characters would likely have to change, the gimmicks would almost certainly fall by the wayside, names would possibly be altered for trademark purposes, and creative brilliance like this would probably be snuffed out before it ever made TV.
So maybe we should just be happy that we get to see it at all.
I mean, that video. Still laughing.