Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Feb 2012
Re: TNA Booking mistakes 2012/2013
Things I think TNA could have done better.
Storm/Roode and A&8 - Now people are saying this should have ended at Lockdown with Storm winning the championship and being the top face, had that happened then Roode/Aries would have never happened (which would have been a huge shame). Here's a better idea, have Storm lose, have him take his ball and go home, have A&8 invade, do the angle where Roode thinks Storm is behind it all, have A&8 beat up Storm like they did so that no one suspects Storm and then at a later date (like BFG) do a Storm heel turn with him being the leader of A&8's, maybe even do a Storm/Roode double turn.
You can dismiss this all you want but it would have been a much more interesting angle than the current A&8 angle and the swerve would have made sense because the character would have had a motivation, with A&8 taking guys out Storm could advance to the top of the BFG series and get the title shot at BFG like he wanted, it would have made the Storm/Roode BFG match mean more as well because then it will be like "So Roode was actually doing the right thing screwing Storm". Might as well go with it because just look where Storm stands now, he's just a babyface who keeps dropping the ball in the eyes of the fans.
I agree with the statements that TNA should have done more with the X-Division the problem is that Destination X happened, Aries won the world heavyweight belt and then the X Division found itself falling down the pecking order behind BFG Series and A&8 and as a result it just ended up fizzling out, problem is that the X Division rooster didn't have anyone who could live up to what Austin Aries had done as x-division champion, guys like Sonjay Dutt and Kenny King and Xema Ion are good wrestlers but they don't connect with people like Austin Aries does. The X Division is made by the people in it and while the talent there does deserve TV time they aren't going to help TNA win any fans, the diehards aren't going to watch the X Division, most of them turned their backs on TNA a long time ago in favour of indie wrestling.
If TNA were to try and relaunch the X-Division for real they need to find one exceptional flying wrestler and build the division around him, a guy like Pac would have been ideal had WWE not signed him.
I could talk about Clair Lynch but to be honest while it was horrible I don't want to change it because it was so bad that it was fun to watch, Chris Daniels was great in that angle and it did a lot of good things for Kazarian too.