I have been watching TNA on and off since it opened in 2002 and have noticed over the last ten years the amount of stables their have been. It's almost like everytime I watch a new stable is attempting to take over the company. I'm just gonna list a few;
Sports entertainment extreme
3 live kru (later 4 live kru)
The Latin American Exchange
Kings of Wrestling
The Angle Alliance
The British Invasion
Main Event Mafia
Aces & 8s
That is 17 in 10 years that I can name off the top of my head. Thats an average of nearly 2 a year so I guess my question is; What is TNA's obsession with Stables? Is it just lazy booking? Are TNA trying to recreate the past? (ie The NWO) Or is it something totally different.
IMO and as I have mentioned in previous post sure The NWO was cool back in the day but come on it's not 1996 anymore and it's certainly not going to gain ratings. People are bored of seeing the same storyline over and over and over again.
some you named try and take over but some did not.
Sports entertainment extreme - take over
3 live kru (later 4 live kru) - just a tag did not try and take over The Latin American Exchange - just a tag did not try and take over ( lax was my all time fav tag )
Planet Jarrett - take over
Kings of Wrestling - did not try and take over did start that way but did not end that way
Triple X - just a tag
Christian's Coalition - did not try and take over
The Angle Alliance - did not try and take over
The British Invasion - did not try and take over
World Elite - a bit of a take over it did not last
Main Event Mafia - take over
TNA Frontline - take back from M.E.M.
The Band - just a tag
E.V 2.0 - not a take over
Fortune - not a take over
Immortal - take over
Aces & 8s - take over
That's just their booking philosophy I suppose. Russo, Jarrett, Hogan, and Bischoff seem to have a booking mentality similar to 90s wrestling (mostly biggest that was the biggest period they were all in). When it comes time to think up of a big angle to improve ratings, they go with stables because that is what they know.