Re: A.J. Stay or A.J. Go?
I'm consistently dumbstruck by the fact that the wrestling business doesn't work on a "see talent? want talent" basis. When it comes to AJ Styles there are people who will argue that his success in TNA isn't enough to attract the attention of the WWE. They aren't necessarily wrong. What they are, however, is missing the point. AJ Styles, regardless of any alleged name value or exposure, is undoubtedly more talented and better equipped to succeed in the business than at least some of the WWE roster. That is the one criteria by which they should be evaluating talent. They should should want that no matter what, whether he came to prominence in TNA or NXT or Beanpole Wrestling, Whereverthefuck.
It sometimes seems like WWE and TNA are in competition to see who can find the most irrelevant talent and run with it. As though they have something to prove by creating stars from the greenest of talentless rookies. Now just imagine if they worked from the following philosophy: Hire the people who are obvious. They're obvious for a reason. Wouldn't it be lovely?