Wheel Man for SCOTT STEINER
Join Date: May 2012
Re: X division could do with a revamp
I don't know, guys; to me, the biggest issue with the x-division is the booking. The talent is there – guys like King, Sabin (when he returns to tv), EY, Kash, even Ion is improving huge amounts, wasn't there talk about Puma; what happened there? – they just aren't being used to their full potential.
I loved last year's Division X ppv. There wasn't a lot of talking or build for the folks who came in just for the event, but someone like Rubix/Jigsaw doesn't always need that. I know that TNA has moved strongly in favour of those who can entertain beyond in ring. Overall, that is not a negative; it's given people like Chris Daniels, Kaz, Aries and Bully a chance to shine like they've never had before and that's all good. The x division, though, hasn't really blossomed under this format, partly because the division's best mic talents are either not the strongest wrestlers, are working in tag teams only or have been bumped into the ME scene.
I'm enthusiastic about the specials. Six-sides and tournaments is what my idea of x division is all about. I like the flippy guys, I like the fast paced big tricks and strange characters. I'm not sure something like that fits into TNA's current direction, at least not where they're taking Impact.
If I were considering signing full time (as opposed to show-by-show, as needed basis) wrestlers who would potentially be featured in x division matches, I'd want ones who are fast and flippy but also strong talkers. Promo guys with acting chops. Why? Because, firstly, they need to be able to hold their own on an increasingly talky wrestling show. And secondly, but just as important, this could be the chance for some more smaller, slightly overlooked talents to grab a shot at the spotlight Aries, Kaz and Daniels style.