Originally Posted by JJ Styles1
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.