First, WWE had interest in AJ Styles within his first 3-4 years in the business which is practically unheard of today (Especially if you consider it took guys like Daniel Bryan 10+ years to get there)
AJ turned down the WWE because they wanted to sign him to an OVW deal worth approximately 500 dollars a week and he was making a lot more in the indies because he was a hot commodity at the time and was working for companies like XWF and WWA. Of course a year later TNA started and they probably gave AJ more money and the rest is history.
In regards to talent cuts. WWE gets rid of guys that aren't doing anything. TNA got rid of Hulk Hogan, Sting, AJ Styles, Chris Daniels, Chris Sabin, Frankie Kazarian and a bunch of other guys that they probably could use. Replacing those talents are guys like Bram, Crazzy Steve and The Wolves, The Wolves are great but a majority of the others can't compete with the rest.
Someone posted the ROH seating charts for the Basebrawl event and tickets were doing pretty well. That was a couple of weeks ago so I'd assume it's a lot better now.
Talent released that would be classed as good by a majority of wrestling fans is as follows:
AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, Chris Sabin, Doug Williams, Frankie Kazarian, Hulk Hogan (Even in a non wrestling role) Joey Ryan, Kid Kash, Luke Gallows, Mickie James, Sting, Taeler Hendrix and Tara
I know you probably don't rate any of the 13 because you wouldn't want to admit any of them were beneficial to TNA but they were and a lot of people enjoyed them.
you can cross Sabin off that list. one of many X division guys who have come and gone.
the same goes for Williams, Kash, Gallows, Ryan. same with Taeler Hendrix who had like what 2 matches.
just because they were enjoyable doesn't make them a big deal. you mentioned replacing with someone like Crazy Steve, as if that's a bad thing. Crazy Steve is enjoyable too. I wouldn't classify him as important though. along with Bram, in the last 6-8 months (I'm guessing) TNA has brought in multiple quality talent. EC3, MVP, Lashley, Wolves.
people want new talent. but bringing in new talent means more than likely they have to replace someone else. not always that easy to pick and choose who. if there are certain talents with soon to be expiring contracts they become top options to not be brought back.
It's like you're trying to make a point but can't because your "points" are so invalid.
You say AJ Styles is overrated because the WWE had no interest in him? How does the WWE not wanting him have anything to do with what he was in TNA? They let Daniels go as well and now look at their tag division. TNA letting Styles and Daniels go would be like the WWE releasing Randy Orton and one of the Uso brothers.
You're comparing apples to oranges. WWE releases jobbers. TNA releases recent champions/upper mid-carders.
what did AJ do in TNA in recent years? he was good after a gimmick change mid 2013. but the previous 3 years it was the same thing over and over. multiple feuds with the same guys, like Daniels. I used to see people complaining about how he was stale.
TNA has created multiple teams for the tag division through the years, including BI. so they can do it again.
the guys who are mentioned as quality talent, are not released. they had a contract, and that contract came to an end. once the contract is over with there is nothing to release them from. when you are released, you are released from the contract you have. Daniels and Kazarian had their contracts expire. instead of spending more/less/similar money on them, TNA decided to use that money elsewhere.