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TNA To Focus More On Younger Talent?

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Amongst TNA Wrestling officials, there has been talk of changing the focus from “big name” veteran stars of yesteryear to the younger performers in the organization.

One source stated that the members of Fortune—AJ Styles, James Storm, Robert Roode and Kazarian—would be among the top babyfaces in the company and that “it would be interesting to see” what happens when the contracts of Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair come due. However, the source added that while creative is behind the proposition, plans could easily change.

The source feels that Impact’s ratings in the coming weeks will be the deciding factor in whether the company begins focusing on younger talents.

“The key is the ratings,” the source stated. “[Dixie Carter] panics when the ratings dip. If it moves two points, she’ll panic.”

The source explained that if Impact’s ratings fall one point as they did last week (from a 1.3 to a 1.2), the company’s creative direction stays course. However, the feeling is that Carter tends to overreact when the ratings slide down two points.

Credit to PWTorch
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This is somewhat true.

AJ Styles has been branded as the future of TNA for the last 7 years. It begs the question when is he going to cease being the "future" and start being the "present".
And we all know he will be 33 in a few months.

It's very close to the point where TNA viewers should begin to cry out for the NEXT generation, the guys 5-15 years younger than Abyss, AJ Styles, Beer Money, Kazarian, etc.
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