Re: Aces & Eights Discussion Thread
All this talk about potentially available folks who have a bit of fame from their WWE days; why are they necessary for this to work? They have no connection to TNA, no logical reason to join an invading biker gang (which seems to have lost its logical reason for existing, so perhaps that's not an issue...) and, importantly, haven't to my knowledge shown any interest in signing with TNA as wrestling talent or otherwise.
I read people saying that a 'big name' is needed as a payoff to such a lengthy and show-consuming storyline. Me, I'd rather have a sensible, well-scripted reason behind all this, more forward motion to the story and an interesting conclusion that actually changes something for the show going forward. All that trumps seeing a former wrestler speak a few times in the ring or another one show up with zero motivation because Impact appearances were bundled into his Bellator contract.
As far as who is supposed to be under those masks goes, well, I was originally under the impression that Aces&8s was made up of wrestlers who felt unappreciated, rejected or overlooked by TNA. Nobody noticed them before – now they do. Pretty simple, and that would tend to exclude big names, unless they were ones with past bad experience with the company. I would much prefer lesser known guys who could be written into that kind of storyline than some bizarre twist added to accommodate Edge (who would be doing what exactly?), for example.
I understand why folks want a recognized star from a few years ago to show up again. Names draw interest, and it's nice to see people you've missed. Bringing in someone from outside TNA has a “oh, look who they got!” feel to it, like they've accomplished something with the story. I'd just be happy (happier, actually) without that, based in part on how bringing in name talent hasn't always worked out as hoped in the past. Why not concentrate on improving based on who and what they already have?