We all heard it “They” are coming. “They” will be revealed on “10.10.10.” “They” are against Dixie Carter. And “They” will change everything. Who could possibly live up to the oversold expectations of “They?” And will it truly change the way we see TNA Wrestling?
TNA has not exactly lived up to promises of success in 2010, so why believe them now? Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff did not make the product better; and moving the show to Monday Nights was an utter failure. The re-revitalization of ECW was not as welcomed as it was five years ago. So how is “They” going to change everything?
Can “they” be the nWo Wolfpac? Kevin Nash and Sting have certainly formed some sort of brotherhood. Sting is sporting the red face paint – common in his Wolfpac days, and Nash is clearly functioning as the leader. Pope D’Angelo Dinero, the mouthpiece, has joined the crew, while measures are taking place to recruit Samoa Joe. And the fountain of all their conspiracy theories against Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff seem to be coming from Miss Tessmacher, Bischoff’s assistant.
The notion of “they” being the Wolfpac fits, because “they” told Abyss that he didn’t need Hulk Hogan. Aside from Dinero and Samoa Joe, Sting and Nash have been past their prime for ten years, now. And a revival of Wolfpac is hardly newsworthy or capable of changing the direction of the product for the better. So who else?
Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, and Jeff Jarrett. The relationship between these three has been a roller coaster of stupidity since the start of the year. Bischoff tried to get Jarrett to quit the company, and then forced him into a career vs. career match against Mick Foley. And now Jarrett is defending Bischoff and Hogan? That does not make sense… How about Bishoff going behind Hogan’s back and making decisions without him. Are we to believe that it was all resolved at TNA’s Lockdown pay-per-view? And now Hogan is backing Kurt Angle to win the TNA championship at Bound for Glory, while Bischoff is supporting Mr. Anderson? Should they even be picking favorites?
But why would Hogan have Abyss put the hit out on… himself?
Something between these three men has been amiss for awhile. Maybe we have it wrong, maybe Wolfpac are the good guys trying to expose Hogan, Bischoff, and Jarrett as the true cancers of TNA. Sting has definitely attempted to reason with Dixie Carter, calling Hogan and Bischoff con-men. But Bischoff has always been one step ahead. And the hit on Hogan was probably to throw us off the scent.
So if this triumvirate does turn out to be “they” then what would be their goal? Obviously to relive the days of WCW when wrestling was at the height of the media world. But in order for that to occur, a slew of former WWE wrestlers need to be sworn in.
Which brings the next possibility to the League of Wasted Potential. Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas had an impressive outing at ROH’s Glory by Honor IX, but they specifically mentioned that they had fun in ROH because of its pure wrestling format. So why bother joining a company that does not hold the physical sport of wrestling with the same regard? Whether or not The World’s Greatest Tag Team do decide to cross the line, Team Angle would be able to reform and join the WCW-revival cause.
Matt Hardy has obviously stated via his twitter account that he is unhappy of his situation over in WWE. And has hinted at the possibility of jumping over to TNA. Yet, as of this time, Hardy is still signed with WWE, and would have to be off of television for three months following a contract release. So 10.10.10. for him is out of the question. But that does not rule out his buddy Gregory Helms. Helms has been released from WWE since February, and with buddies Jeff Hardy and Shannon Moore in the Impact Zone, the transition can be very easy.
Regardless of who “they” really are, it will not be as exciting as TNA is making this out to be. Dixie Carter has tried everything to make TNA a better product, by bringing in outside help: Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff; the ECW guys. Nothing seems to work in trying to pull the ratings off the ground. What TNA really needs is better direction, not another faction to add more complications to the already complex two hours of mesh that is produced every week.
Possibly Paul Heyman…? Thoughts??