Originally Posted by Seven Sheps a-swimming
Don't have Kurt work main event matches again please. Have him work tags or put guys over but fuck he doesn't need the belt. Build a new main event lineup, I'd be fine with Joe in there as a face. Has he ever worked v Ray? Not counting the BFG series anyway.
I'll be happy when Storm wins the belt but I still disagree with Aries getting the belt. It was an awesome moment and it's absolutely propelled him up so I don't hate it, but the booking was bad. Yeah it was a surprise but they obviously had the plans for Storm and it kinda left him in limbo. Could've just had Aries work extended programs with Ray or Joe or Hardy or AJ so that he was always around the upper midcard before pulling the trigger, maybe even against Storm. At the time I couldn't disagree but with hindsight it totally sucked.
Only mentioned Kurt b/c I know he'll pop back up in there eventually. It's sad but true. Tags are the best case scenario for him. His role right now is fitting.
I really don't know what they had planned for Aries once the program vs Roode ended. All I can think of is:
TNA wanted to legitimize Aries so they made him champion and run with the championship.
TNA was gunning for Roode vs Storm at BFG all along, but decided to not have it be over the championship b/c Hardy's redemption was also already planned, ergo Aries as champ and eventual quick heel turn following the fresh face run that only fully began in about April.
It's all I can piece together. Plus, the company never having any desire to make Storm lead guy. Only a credible upper midcarder for whatever reason.
Posted my Unbreakable thread btw. Wrote a bit. Read it if you'd like, my fellow posters. Be kind with the flaming.