Re: Joe and Angle in MEM? TNA's inconsistent booking
I had no idea people were so against this idea?
Obviously this angle is leading to MEM / A&E in October - which carries heavier clout than if it were rather just an ordinary program of ragtag TNA All Stars against the Eights. It's not very often we see wrestling reference itself regarding stables because of the contrivances it creates and of the reliance for their audience to willingly forget or gloss over the pratfalls of the stable's ultimate demise. Inconsistencies can be hard to overlook in a story that is drawn out, however I believe that benisons of this particular concept overshadow any contrivances.
We've seen the premise of a returning league of veteran heroes happen in the world of comic books to satisfying results, and so let the promise of works in other media speak for TNA in this instance. Speaking of the fantastic, MEM are odd enough of a idea that it's easy to relate them to something out of comics or any sort of similar pulp. Having a coalition of veterans assimilate themselves to conform to a pastiche of sleek, well-tailored and groomed men is certainly silly, but it's charming and exciting. During its the original group's genesis there was an air of presence that was never granted by former TNA staples, which is in turn a form of success regardless of how their story panned out. Digging in the tomes of TNA to pull them out is a smart way of enriching their history (as well as possibly sowing seeds in the future when A&E ultimately returns). Perhaps, this is the company's reformed writing team looking for a way to redo a watershed storyline with a retrospective understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the stable.
Further, the reforming of the MEM is an obvious sign of escalation of the growing desperation to vanquish A&E, which in a way already puts them over just in proposition. No matter if A&E go over or not in the match, the actual booking of the matchup is a reward enough for the gang. I'm sure there will be moments of frustration in this lead-up but hopefully it all culminates in a stable contest with actual heat and weight behind it. Overall, I'd say there are reasons to be at least somewhat interested in future television.