Friday, 28 March 2014

Wish I Could Make It Right, Me and My Bad Decisions

I'm trying to get an #MVPMakesBadDecisions hashtag going. But why?

Besides the obvious.

Because TNA have fumbled the Dixie versus MVP storyline, and that means that... well. MVP makes bad decisions.

Let me explain.

Good authority versus evil authority is easy to understand. The villain abuses their power, and the hero attempts to thwart them.

Image courtesy of Walls4Joy.

It's simple. Yet TNA have muffed it up by taking away the opposition too soon.

Let's take a look.

The episode before Lockdown, MVP made Davey Richards wrestle injured (#MVPMakesBadDecisions).

As I said in my opinion post two weeks ago, Dixie Carter should have forced Davey back to the ring, not MVP.

Good authority should care about the wrestlers' health while bad authority just wants to get their way.

It was obvious that TNA weren't sure what they were doing.

And it became more so at Lockdown when MVP got full control and Dixie was out on her ear.

The fun of opposing authority figures is seeing them compete over time. One comes up with a plan, the other thwarts them, and both try to get the upper hand.

MVP debuted on-screen less than two months ago and he's already claimed the company? That's way too fast. It doesn't work.

And worse, taking Dixie off the show is why #MVPMakesBadDecisions exists.

Without somebody to oppose him, MVP ends up making his own obstacles. How? Through bad decisions, of course.

Take last week. Eric Young can't get involved in the main event as planned because Abyss has sent him to the hospital.

What does MVP do?

Image © Krystal Bogner via Flickr.

Ask Willow for help.

Yes, Willow. The man who hides in the rafters, cackles like a lunatic, and thinks crippling people is fun.

Reasoning with Willow is like teaching a brick algebra. It's pointless and frustrating, and you'll look like an idiot.

And when Willow said no, MVP volunteered himself for the job.

There was no reason for MVP to do either of these things. Nobody needed to chain anyone to Abyss when MVP could change the rules. He's the boss.

"Abyss is banned from ringside". Or "If Abyss interferes, he'll be suspended without pay". Or even "Abyss will be chained to a metal pole backstage".

But no. MVP chose to chain himself to the six foot, three hundred pound monster. Because #MVPMakesBadDecisions.

This plot needed Dixie to provide a reasonable explanation. Abyss can't be banned from ringside, suspended, or chained backstage because she says so.

She could have been MVP's obstacle.

Instead, MVP made a rod for his own back for no reason.

And that's the problem. Without an adversary, all MVP's problems seem to come from his own actions. And that just makes his decisions look... well. Bad.

We need someone to thwart MVP so he stops thwarting himself.

Having said that, unchaining himself from Abyss was all on his head. I guess sometimes #MVPMakesBadDecisions all by himself.

Either way, it's time for #MVPMakesBadDecisions to start trending on a Sunday night. Who's with me?

See you on Twitter.

Image © JordanGosselin via DeviantArt.

– Stark

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