Breakout Stars of 2013
It looks like TNA is starting to develop a lot of new faces and its a great breath of fresh air. I wanted to start a thread talking about some of these new guys and what their positions could be.
Christian York - At 35, he's not exactly a young gun, but I still think he's a good hand. I could see him having good matches with Joe and Magnus in the TV title division followed by maybe a tag team run. He's probably a bit too big for the X-division, though.
Jesse Godderz - This guy can be a huge star. He's already got the look, the personality, and he's not bad in the ring. He'll only get better and I can see him having a TV title run as well as a tag team title run, with maybe a repackaged Robbie E? He spent time in OVW and I think a year from now, he'll be seen as a truly TNA-homegrown star.
Jesse Sorenson - Technically not a "new face", since he was around before, but he should be returning shortly and i can't wait. He's very young, has great timing in the ring, and should have super babyface heat upon his return. A feud with Zema Ion should be white hot and should do a great deal to elevate him. I'd love to see him challenge for the World Title at next years Destination X.
DOC - This was a great pickup by TNA and someone who was greatly underutilized. He's got the intensity down, he's good in the ring, and he's got the size. I see him having good matches with guys like James Storm, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, and Bully Ray. Depending on how well he gets over, maybe a short world title run at the end of the year could work.
Armbreaker (Mike Knox) - See above. Another underutilized monster. A DOC/Armbreaker tag team title run would be idea, followed by a split up and maybe a feud.
Sam Shaw - Despite the goofy looking tights, this guy impressed the hell out of me. I got a young-John Cena vibe from him. Watching that match with Alex Silva, his timing was spot on and the crowd really reacted well to him. With a little more seasoning, I'd love to see him in the mix with some of the guys mentioned above. I could see him having good matches with Godderz, York, and even some of the bigger guys like DOC.
There's guys that I left out so I'd like to hear what everyone else thinks.