Originally Posted by straightedge891
Because last year actually looked stupid on them. This year the have an excuse on why he's not there. Plus, there are 2 Impacts left before Lockdown that are in the IZ so there you go. Stop acting as if he's gonna miss EVERY impact.
Last year, Hardy was in built with Storm, Roode, and Bully for a 4 way title match at Against All Odds. They did an angle where Bully puts Hardy through a table which takes him out. The stupid parts were in the UK shows. One episode, because he wasn't there, Storm had to wrestle twice in where Hardy was supposed to wrestle Bully. Second show, Storm couldn't team with Hardy for the go home show. He had to team with STING. And there was nothing besides a few mentions that brung up Hardy. No video, no promo, nothing. He missed half the build to the PPV.
This year, TNA scrapped AAO and Lockdown is in March. They could uses videos and promos on the tour, and he will be there for the last two building episodes.
This year he is the champion. Being the champion is far more relevant than pretty much everything else. He is the number one guy on the roster in kayfabe world, TNA makes him look stronger than everybody else even though he is slightly above average height and skinny-fat. Jesus, WWE fans complain about Punk being weak, Punk has at least taken some MMA classes and has a little muscle definition on his arms.
But back on topic, they did an angle here where A RUBBER FUCKING HAMMER takes him out. That is worse. Hardy will miss exactly half of the build also, he made 2 episodes of Impact after Genesis and will miss 4, then make two of them before Lockdown, and I don't really even consider the first show.
And let's just assume that you're actually correct here, that this is nowhere near as bad as last years; HOW THE FUCK DOES THAT EXCUSE A GOD DAMN THING? Does that mean that people who rob banks, or traffic heroine are "no big deal, not as bad as child molesters."? No, bank robbers are still bad people, just like TNA writing their world champion off due to a rubber hammer, when in reality he can't show up because he's a convicted felon?
Notice how even Tony316 has not even stepped up here to defend TNA or Super Nero on this one? It's because TNA are in the wrong.