Being a wrestling fan has its ups and downs, especially if you are a fan of someone who doesn’t fit the “Vince McMahon” prototype. Now and then, wrestling will surprise us, but more often than not, a wrestling program will disappoint us. Will the product get better? Will the wrestler we were rooting for–because we will riot…online–get their moment of glory? Will something happen that will have us coming back for more?
The conclusion of the January 30th edition of IMPACT Wrestling proved very rewarding, at least for this writer. In a tag team main event billed as possibly Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe’s final TNA match, Samoa Joe forced Magnus to tap out to the Coquina Clutch to secure the win and jobs for his team. Samoa Joe’s victory–as per the 2nd half of the stipulation–earned him a future TNA World Heavyweight championship match.
From his historic 21-month title reign in Ring of Honor, to his 5-star matches against CM Punk, Kenta Kobashi, and AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels, to his amazing storied-rivalry with Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe should never have been absent from the World title hunt as long as he has.
Samoa Joe finally being back in the World title hunt is a step in the right direction, but that is not all TNA had to offer. The Wolves had warned TNA President Dixie Carter for two weeks that the Investor would arrive to TNA. (Read: The Wolves Are Back) The mystery investor who had signed The Wolves and has been counteracting Dixie’s recent agendas was revealed to be MVP—Montel Vontavious Porter!
We haven’t seen MVP since 2010 when he was granted release from WWE. Not saying that MVP hasn’t been keeping himself busy since WWE. Oh, quite the contrary. MVP has been wrestling for New Japan Pro Wrestling for the past three years, pursuing his passion for puroresu, predominate style of Japanese wrestling. In May 2011, taking part of NJPW’s first U.S. tour, MVP was successful in a tournament to crown the inaugural IWGP Intercontinental champion. However, around this time last year, MVP parted ways with New Japan.
What does the world of IMPACT Wrestling have in store now that WWE’s former Half Man, Half Amazing Franchise Playa, who is still straight up BALLIN’ has arrived?
Guess we have a reason to come back for more, don’t we?
Answer the Question: What are your thoughts on MVP as the new TNA Investor? And how about Samoa Joe earning a World Title shot?
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