What are the chances TNA has had a drastic change in policy and infrastructure and suddenly the company has adopted the slogan "out with the old, in with the new?"
Let's refer to Vince McMahon's theme music:
"No chance in hell."
Yet, recently crowned TNA Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode is promising the young guys in TNA are going to be rising to the top while the old guard is slowly phased out. From a recent interview with World News Australia:
"I can promise things are going to look a little different and the ball is going to be passed to the younger guys like myself and A.J. Maybe when James is feeling a little better, him and I can do it one more time and I can beat him a third time."
The fact that Roode and Styles are both 34-years-old and considered "young guys" is a testament to how ridiculous it is that TNA has pushed dinosaurs like Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan, who are basically both twice that age, give or take a few years.
That said, it's been a long time coming for guys like Roode to get his chance to shine in the main event. The problem, of course, is we can't be sure how long it will last. Maybe TNA is making a commitment to go in a new direction but the passboard runs on statistics and Impact doesn't have a great track record.
Especially when Hogan has yet to return to TV. Add in Eric Bischoff pushing hard for a program with his son, Garrett, and it's hard to imagine Roode, Styles or Storm will be at the top of the card for long.
Enjoy it while it lasts.
After the jump is video of Roode's interview. He switches in and out of kayfabe, as usual, but it's a good watch as he details his background and gives a glimpse into his character as a heel.