That is the problem with Gut Check. Someone like Kenny King who is an indy guy doesn't have to go through the process, but guys like Joey Ryan and Christian York "need" gut check to get signed.
To be fair. Kenny King debuted as part of the X-Division tournament so had TNA not decided to put the World Title on Aries then he would have probably debuted through Gutcheck. Ryan had a storyline mapped out for him and Gutcheck facilitated it and York's story was tailor-made for Gutcheck.
Even though York and Ryan didn't necessarily need Gutcheck, being a part of it hasn't done them any harm. And Kenny King re-debuting has
made sense as well. I think TNA has done a good job with it.
Is bradley vs the machine confirmed? I want both signed.
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.
Considering that say 15-20 people get accepted into the Gutcheck seminar (take a look at the seminar group photos, they're pretty big), they make about $3750-$5000 per seminar, plus some from the talents that are not accepted into the seminar. That must be a pretty expensive cup of coffee.
This is very interesting. Gut Check was always a good idea but not so well executed. For some reason, that i can't quite put my finger on, the segment always seemed to be missing something.
Putting two indy wrestlers fighting for a contract might just be the improvement Gut Check needed. Congrats to TNA for this!
But i'm afraid this means Jay Bradley vs Brian Cage...I'm crossing my fingers for this match to end like UFC's Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar - both man get a contract!
Just give cage and bradley enough time for an epic fight!