Saturday, 31 May 2014

So Give It To Me, Give It To Me, Give It To Me

I'm not an easy-going person.

I know I'm demanding and impossible to please.

But even so, there are some things that just cross the line. Some things I won't put up with.

Like the last episode of Xplosion.

I said in my review of it how their Match of the Week frustrated me.

And I'm still not over it.

TNA keep shoving people who've left down our throats and they need to stop.

I'm fine with admitting said people exist. It's better than pretending they were a figment of our imagination, like the WWE says CM Punk is.

Image © Feedback via Wikimedia Commons.

But there's mentioning somebody now and then, and there's slapping us around the face with what we've lost.

And that bloody Xplosion match was definitely the latter.

Twelve years of TNA shows to choose from, and they picked what?

A match with my favourite heel tag-team and possibly my favourite wrestler of all time. All three of whom TNA have let slip through their fingers.

Watching Bad Influence and AJ Styles wrestle is depressing.

It's not the wrestling. It's not the acting. It's not the psychology. All those are fantastic.

Image © Charles LeBlanc via Flickr.

It's the fact we're not going to see these men in a TNA ring any time soon that's so upsetting.

Now I don't know how the negotiations with Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels went to the letter.

They've made TweetSecret videos about it, sure. But I'm still no expert.

Yet from what I can gather, the main reason that TNA let Bad Influence go is that they didn't know what to do with them.

Are you kidding?

Any creative department that can't think of anything to do with Bad Influence is beyond help.

If your current staff can't think of anything, hire somebody who can.

Hell, hire me! I have ideas!

For example, Bad Influence are a tag team. They want the titles. They wrestle the Wolves for said titles.

Is that so hard?

Or how about this? Kaz and Daniels are X Division competitors. Have them go after Sanada.

As for AJ, I've heard he left because the pay wasn't as much as he deserved.

You know what, TNA?

If you'd set up a GoFundMe to bridge the gap between those figures, I guarantee it would have met its goal within a goddamn week.

I would not have been able to empty my wallet fast enough to keep AJ with you.

Image © Fox courtesy of Rautaa.

And this is why seeing AJ and Bad Influence wrestle on flashback matches frustrates me.

It makes me think about why they left.

It makes me think about how TNA could have solved the issues.

And it makes me think about how much I loved seeing those guys perform in TNA. Something we might not get to see again.

So please, TNA, focus on highlighting the people you still have left, or work on getting these guys to come back.

Because I'm not impossible to please.

All I want are Bad Influence and AJ.

And that's not much, is it?

– Stark

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