Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Mar 2004
Re: X division could do with a revamp
Here's the thing that has changed so dramatically with the X-Division in recent years - while it was built on the strength of the wrestling itself, that has shifted to a more character-based approach. Aries was great in the ring as X-Division Champ, but he carried the division on the strength of his mic skills. Now look at the guys on TV battling for that belt - Zema Ion, Kenny King, Christian York, & RVD - all of those guys can cut a solid promo. Also, with Rockstar Spud winning British Boot Camp, he's another guy who can talk and be entertaining outside the ring.
As good as guys like Sabin, Petey Williams, Sonjay Dutt, etc. are inside the ring, they never stood out when they had a microphone in their hand. Like it or not, talking is a big part of the wrestling business - and in today's TNA, it matters even in the X-Division.
Overall right now, there isn't a ton of depth though and that's part of the problem - Sabin & Sorenson are both out with injuries, but I'm not sure if it makes a ton of sense to introduce new characters for television if they won't be used regularly.