Why is TNA ignoring the X-Division?
by, 08-25-2010 at 01:07 PM (3531 Views)
The TNA X-Division Title. Once upon a time it was the very cornerstone of the company itself. This was what set TNA apart from the WWE. They even went as far as using a six sided ring to give their high flyer’s more ways to pull off new and exciting moves. But that was then, and this is now.
Back then, you had some of the biggest names in TNA making the X-Division the thing to watch. A.J. Styles, Christopher Daniels, Samoa Joe, Petey Williams, and Low-Ki (now Kaval in WWE) just to name a few. It wasn’t unusual for an X-Division match to steal the show at a pay per view, and be more exciting than the main event.
So what happened? Three little words. Hogan and Bischoff. Despite the last few weeks being better than average, and the recent improvements on Impact, the X-Division is still on the back burner. Since the Hogan/Bischoff regime has taken over the focus has been all on the World Title, and the pushing of the heavyweights. Now I do understand the importance of having a strong World Champion, and the building of new stars to challenge for that Title, but you should not kill the very thing that got the company noticed in the first place. Especially since its those fans, the ones that started watching TNA because it was so different, that are starting to turn their backs on the show they once loved. Why bother watching something that is now just like the WWE, but not as good, when you can just watch RAW or Smackdown?
So what can be done to fix this? Well that answer is very simple. Just allow the X-Division to do what it does best, and that is to have exciting matches. There should always be at least one match on Impact, and a Title defence on every pay per view. But how can this renewed focus begin? Well for starters, they can bring back/start using the current talent that has been for the most part sitting the bench. Homicide has already quit the company, so they should act fast before his actions trigger a domino effect among the others who are not being used. People such as Eric Young, Kiyoshi, Suicide (put somebody new under the mask), Amazing Red, and Generation Me. It would also be a great idea if they brought back something like the World X-Cup tournament. Seeing talent from around the World compete, even if for a short time, in the X-Division is exactly the kind thing that would bring in some new fans, and remind the older ones why they started watching TNA in the first place. It would also be a good excuse to bring back Petey Williams, but that’s just my opinion. ( I miss seeing my home town boy)
But one of the very first things that should happen, is to end this boring, tired, going nowhere angle of Doug Williams “schooling” the X-Division guys while sucking all the fun out of his matches. Take the Title off of him, and lets get back to some real action.