Once again we must ask “Who’s they?”
A few weeks ago, Amazing Red’s older brother Crimson asphyxiated “The Monster” Abyss with a steel chain letting him know that they are coming February 3rd.
However, Eric Bischoff and Ric Flair disregarded the warning because they are Immortal and they are already there.
The following week, Crimson struck again this time he targeted TNA’s only Grand Slam Champion AJ Styles. Unfortunately for Styles, his attempt to warn Immortal fell on deaf ears.
Oddly, Kurt Angle attacked Flair as Styles was warning him of they. But Kurt only attacked him to get to Jeff Jarrett, right?
When Immortal started ganging up on Angle during Impact!’s main event, Abyss walked to the ring with his arms stretched out. Obviously the enforcer was coming to drop Angle with the Blackhole Slam. But the way he walked suggested something else, as if he had no control–or feeling–of his body. Come to find out the same tool Abyss used to carve RVD was cleaved into his back; and standing behind him was Crimson emphatically stating to Immortal that they will be coming to take over.
Various sources have already speculated the return of The Main Event Mafia because at the tapings of the January 27 edition of Impact!, Scott Steiner returned to the promotion as a face, saving Kurt Angle from Immortal.
The Main Event Mafia, in case you were not aware, was a heel faction in TNA a few years ago assembled of wrestling legends in retaliation to the TNA Originals for not giving them the proper respect. Key members of the group were MEM leader Kurt Angle, Scott Steiner, Kevin Nash, Booker T, and Sting.
But to reform the MEM to counter Immortal would go against what they stood for since Immortal is made up of some of professional wrestling’s greatest legends in Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair. If anything The TNA Frontline would make more sense since they were about taking back their promotion from the legends coasting on their laurels. But it is what it is.
The January 27 edition of Impact! will confirm Scott Steiner’s return but what about the others?
Sting has been on hiatus since TNA’s Bound for Glory with no signs of returning. Kevin Nash has claimed that he’s retired, yet he is still looking for a big payday from Mr. Vince McMahon. Booker T has had talks with WWE with nothing coming out of it. And let’s not forget Samoa Joe also a former member of MEM after backstabbing his former allies The Frontline. He recently feuded with Jeff Jarrett before turning his attention to “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero.
So it is possible for The Main Event Mafia to reform under a babyface banner if the others decide to come back. But what would the formation of MEM mean for TNA? Another faction to muddy up the already damaged battlefield known as TNA present Hogan and Bischoff regime.
Instead of trying to build new stars or attempt an original idea, TNA will result to old tricks. Because just like an old dog, they are reluctant on learning new ones. I personally enjoyed the segment on Impact! a few months back when Samoa Joe, D’Angelo, Rob Van Dam, and Mr. Anderson started standing up to Immortal. These are all fresh faces that could have really done something special but nothing ever came out of it. Instead let’s try bringing back washed-up guys like Steiner and Nash to reform a heel faction and call it a heroic one…
Final Thought: If MEM does form, the only factor that interests me is the X Factor, Crimson. He is still unproven in the island of misfit toys known as TNA, but his recent actions against Abyss and Styles has grabbed my attention. I want to see what else he will bring to the promotion.