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I have no idea if this is one of those posts that'll get closed right away, but here goes nuthin':

X-Division:
Neese, Sorenson, Young, Ion, Moore, Haskins, Kash, Gunner and G. Bischoff.

What to do:
Push Sorenson to the moon once he comes back, but have Bischoff/Young/Neese go on a face run against Ion until then.

Television Championship:
Dinero, Robbie E, Williams, Devon, Hernandez, Robbie T, and Crimson

What to do:
PUSH DINERO!!! One of the Dumbest moves TNA is making right now is that they dont see the Pope as a perfect "Television Champion". The guy has the whole package and if you fued him with Robbie E or Williams after they take it from Devon, Pope WILL get over! (sorry for the emotion on that, i just think this is a huge mistake on TNA's part)

Womens Division:
I hate say it, and I'm not sexist, but let the whole division go, and keep ODB, Velvet, Mickie, and Gail say as valets. (Tessmacher's a maybe)

Tag Team Championships:
Joe/Magnus, MCMG, Daniels/Kaz, and Anderson/Hardy

What to do:
I'm actually growing as a fan of Joe/Magnus, but I would have them lose to Daniels/Kaz, and then have Anderson/Hardy take the titles and hold them until Bound for Glory where they challenge MCMG in a Face tag-team vs Face tag-team matchup where the Guns win clean and get the attention for beating 2 established stars on a grand stage. (maybe go heel after they win???)

Heavyweight Championship:
Styles, Storm, Roode, RVD, Aries, and Bully Ray

What to do:
Have AJ become the company's Face after Roode and Storm play out their little battle. Roode drops to Storm, then Storm to Bully, who carries the title for a couple months, an drops the title to AJ at Bound For Glory. (Variable for heel before BFG could be Aries, but I think Aries would be best suited for taking on AJ with the title to add to his cred.)

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I know Angle wants to wrestle still, so what I propose is that he becomes Hogan's "Commissioner", thus creating a HHH-type persona who can still wrestle, and becomes a figurehead that can be a fantastic heel or face, depending on the current story lines.
Hogan: General Manager
Sting: 2 more high profile matches maximum in TNA and then have him manage someone (or make him the 1st TNA Hall of Famer and let him go)
Flair: Heel Manager for guys who have little or no speaking skills as a heel, like Anthony Neese for example. (You can have him and Sting trade occasional blows when "their guys" go at it.)


I think that covers everything that isn't "going live", or "going on the road".

TNA has the blocks, they just need to build.
 

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Smart storylines that have to deal with the realities of the world and not so black and white good vs evil. With so many different personalities in the wrestling world it's a shame wrestling companies stick to good vs evil, shows like game of thorns prove that you can have interesting characters that you like weather in the right or wrong. I like have good guys and true bad guys but also think there is room for so much in between that could truly challenge viewers to think pick sides without having to be told who your suppose to cheer for.
 

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If TNA decided to make AJ Styles their top face, they would be losing the opportunity of making James Storm and Austin Aries stars.

Maybe after these 2 guys but until then focus on aj character/personality, in 2012 one guy cannot be world champion on in ring skills alone... the same can be said about joe.

My "angles" for these two guys would be turning aj into serious heel (anti-TNA) because his sacrifices got him nothing except being stepped over and joe into a kenta kobashi character, less swagger more mentality and respect aka ROH run.
 

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Joeisgonnakillyou: That's not bad, but I gotta say I cant totally agree.

Look at AJ's heel-runs, he doesn't get over as a bad guy, which sucks, because I loved the AJ-Flair duo period. Sometimes being a heel just doesn't work because you'll always be looked at like a babyface. (not a great example, but look at when WWE tried to turn Austin heel. He still got cheered cuz ppl didn't buy it, even though he was on McMahon's side all of a sudden.)

I have NO problem with Storm being face. (I really want him to drop the Eye of the storm though, cuz its a horrible move) I hate to say it, but TNA needs to loosely follow the WWE model of creating an established guy, (I say AJ) and making him the go to guy. Storm should be like an Orton, established, but still gunning for the title and make him that underdog-ish face that you're satisfied to see him win the belt, even if he has to take down AJ to do it.

As for Aries, the guy was born heel. Even though I like Bully Ray in his spot, (never thought i'd say that, lol) the best heel in the biz right now is Aries, and putting him in this tweener role now of a good guy so he can fight Bully Ray is a waste of the 2 best heels who are better suited for taking on literally anyone in the company that isnt each other. Long story short, Aries needs to stay heel until it feels played out and he needs to go fresh with a face run. But for now, let that man cheat and be as dirty as possible to get to the top. (Tweeting during matches for the win, lol)

On to Joe. The guy should still lean up a bit imo, but he needs to go back as a bloodthirsty submission specialist before he deserves to be in the main event. (maybe once RVD moves on?) Once he gets that spot he just needs to plow through everyone like they're nothing until he meets the champ, has an epic match and wins clean. He'll be hated for taking down a face (again i say AJ) and will undoubtedly retain that "Joe's gonna kill you" persona.
 

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AJ was never the top heel, he was the group's bitch.
Never he had a chance to go into the ring and say "fuck you all, i'm own my own".
There's always a manager or group above him for some weird reason.
 

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If TNA wants to tweak things without making drastic changes then they can do so in the presentation:

1. No more on-air authority figures domaininating the show

2. Stop having wrestlers post on the ramp, in the ring (facing the hard camera) and then turn to face the entrance ramp.

3. Keep the backstage segments to 3 or less during the show.

4. Stop having the WHC defended on Impact unless you give it a 2 week buildup.

5. Stop opening the show with a long promo of someone calling someone else out.


5 simple things. TNA can keep with their terrible commentary team. Terrible announcer. And terrible and undeserved push of G. Bischoff
 

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I agree for the most part with the 5 point Thomas Batista, but TNA's commentary team is missing a necessary 3rd component.

If Tony Schiavone was still willing to do wrestling, I'd call him immediately. Someone like him or a J.R. type is the missing component there.
Commentary is AVERAGE, JB isnt a bad announcer, and Garrett... well, who cares. I think he's raw, but he could become something positive for the company, but you never know I guess. (To be fair, I liked Rosie Lottalove when she came in)
 

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I have no idea if this is one of those posts that'll get closed right away, but here goes nuthin':

X-Division:
Neese, Sorenson, Young, Ion, Moore, Haskins, Kash, Gunner and G. Bischoff.
Gunner? No!

What to do:
Push Sorenson to the moon once he comes back, but have Bischoff/Young/Neese go on a face run against Ion until then.
Ion is not good enough to carry the division, let Kash do it.

Television Championship:
Dinero, Robbie E, Williams, Devon, Hernandez, Robbie T, and Crimson
I would like to see some technical guys.
What to do:
PUSH DINERO!!! One of the Dumbest moves TNA is making right now is that they dont see the Pope as a perfect "Television Champion". The guy has the whole package and if you fued him with Robbie E or Williams after they take it from Devon, Pope WILL get over! (sorry for the emotion on that, i just think this is a huge mistake on TNA's part)
For sure better then half the guys on TV.

Womens Division:
I hate say it, and I'm not sexist, but let the whole division go, and keep ODB, Velvet, Mickie, and Gail say as valets. (Tessmacher's a maybe)
Gail Kim is a great wrestler, Mickie is decent, bring in better women wrestlers to face them.

Tag Team Championships:
Joe/Magnus, MCMG, Daniels/Kaz, and Anderson/Hardy
Not Anderson and Hardy please. They have both been decent since they came back, just not as a tag team. Unless they are going to build up the other teams.

What to do:
I'm actually growing as a fan of Joe/Magnus, but I would have them lose to Daniels/Kaz, and then have Anderson/Hardy take the titles and hold them until Bound for Glory where they challenge MCMG in a Face tag-team vs Face tag-team matchup where the Guns win clean and get the attention for beating 2 established stars on a grand stage. (maybe go heel after they win???) I think they should put Daniels and Kaz as a full time team.

Heavyweight Championship:
Styles, Storm, Roode, RVD, Aries, and Bully Ray
Pretty much what we got.

What to do:
Have AJ become the company's Face after Roode and Storm play out their little battle. Roode drops to Storm, then Storm to Bully, who carries the title for a couple months, an drops the title to AJ at Bound For Glory. (Variable for heel before BFG could be Aries, but I think Aries would be best suited for taking on AJ with the title to add to his cred.)
Roode should hold the belt, maybe losing it for a month to Storm.

Sting: 2 more high profile matches maximum in TNA and then have him manage someone (or make him the 1st TNA Hall of Famer and let him go)
Sting had a good match with Roode and proved he could still go.
What if they brought in a youngster and gave him face paint.
Flair: Heel Manager for guys who have little or no speaking skills as a heel, like Anthony Neese for example. (You can have him and Sting trade occasional blows when "their guys" go at it.)
Agreed.


I think that covers everything that isn't "going live", or "going on the road".

TNA has the blocks, they just need to build.
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I agree for the most part with the 5 point Thomas Batista, but TNA's commentary team is missing a necessary 3rd component.

If Tony Schiavone was still willing to do wrestling, I'd call him immediately. Someone like him or a J.R. type is the missing component there.
Commentary is AVERAGE, JB isnt a bad announcer, and Garrett... well, who cares. I think he's raw, but he could become something positive for the company, but you never know I guess. (To be fair, I liked Rosie Lottalove when she came in)
The commentary doesn't need a 3rd person. It needs to be rebuild from the ground up. The problem with pro wrestling today is that everyone wants to go back to the 90's instead of searching for new talent and bringing people up. WWE is good at doing that. TNA is not. Rob Naylor and Matt Striker are both good commentators but TNA had ZERO interest in signing them because they were more concerned not only with their product looking like WWE, but sounding like WWE as well. I would love for TNA to fire Tenay and Tazz and get fresh new voices in. The product needs a massive overall in presentation and sticking their necks out and doing something new is the best thing they can do.

ROH did it with The Hog and that shit turned out amazing.
 

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Discussion Starter #11 (Edited)
Horseman5: Is that supposed to be a good set of Exclamation Points?

ThomasBatista: I totally agree on Striker. He's used so sparingly, I was starting to forget he still commentates!
 
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