Perkins, King and Dutt make the x division worth watching, plus now with x division champion getting a shot at the world title once a year I would expect to see guys like Style AA Daniels and Kaz dropping back down to the x division that time of the year to ensure a shot at the world title.
While the guy is a solid worker, he is a black hole of charisma. I dont know how hell do in tna
TJP put it best on his ROHWorld interview, everyone has there different style of charisma just because can't talk or whatever. He has his own style of charisma he's joking around guy and that's what he use for his charisma and he is totally different kind of a person then anyone else.
I check his Formspring from time to time. He said he is contact with TNA daily, but they obviously have more on their agenda than just him.
Should have posted the direct quotes. For anyone interested :
From October 4th :
Q : Are you and TNA not negotiating anymore or is the signing process just taking awhile?
TJP : We talk on a daily basis but of course they have more than just me on their agenda.
October 5th :
Q : Any chance you could be good ol TJP if you get signed by TNA? You are a great seller and storyteller and we wouldn't be able to see it that well if you were masked.
TJP : Heheh thanks, I like to think I'm pretty handsome as well, and maybe. To be honest I've always had the option but PUMA always helped previously with age issues. I was always so young before and that can hinder building a connection with a new mass audience if you don't look capable. To be honest sometimes it's still a borderline issue at times for me. I must be a real slow physically aging guy or something.
However at this point I've built a reputation of having all the tools with or without the mask so I guess it depends on what is needed. Definitely a chance for either or.
Thus not signed it seems at the moment but it is possible they come to an agreement. He also says he is going to be on an upcoming PWG show (not the Oct. 27th FTC event but the one following it), which would be on DVD...so that commitment could change/get canceled if he were to sign with TNA in the upcoming days/weeks.
TNA is trying to push him as a masked wrestler so his mic skills won't be a problem but TJP isn't that bad on the mic, he's a likable face.
The reason why we don't get fresh ideas and promotions rising in American Pro Wrestling is because the majority of the community is happy with the same old shit and will reject any chance of change. There is a risk in doing new things, 9 times out of 10, it leads to 50+ pages of bitching and moaning. While business gets turned into a dictatorship and more and more out of touch. Support the indies, support New Pro Wrestling.