Sometimes waiting for the right moment means you miss the event completely. Has TNA missed the boat when it comes to a title match between James Storm and current TNA World Title holder Bobby Roode?
Let's hope not.
TNA has had a good thing going with six superstars (Roode, Storm, AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle and Bully Ray) all competing for the world title in one form or fashion since November. It reminds me of how a champion should battle all top contenders, and the creative team has at least given us a chance to see four months of rage between these superstars while trying to build Bobby Roode as the baddest ass in the state of Florida.
While Roode and Strom make sense with all that has happened since October with the elimination of Beer Money, as well as the separation of Fortune and the injuries to Storm and Angle in the title chase, I somehow cannot seem to get my mind around it as something we build on for over six weeks unless it becomes the biggest and best match of the year.
And there will still be eight months to build on it.
Roode and Storm are like Arn Anderson and Ric Flair—in terms of billing—Sting and Barry Windham and maybe a little Magnum TA and Tully Blanchard. This could rock the ages as one of the best all time, but what happens to Bully Ray and Jeff Hardy, who have been more than capable and worthy of carrying the title (Bully Ray really deserves a title run)?
Great rivalries sell themselves. Flair/Sting needs no introductions. Rock/Austin the same thing. Even a Shawn Michaels/Chris Jericho event stands on its own. Can this do the same thing, knowing there is a possibility things will change up until the PPV, and that there will be plenty of outside interference from Bully Ray and maybe Kurt Angle, who stuck his nose in the Jeff Hardy/Roode match last night.
It remains to be seen if the two can carry this momentum for the next six weeks, but it should be fun watching. It should also be fun seeing if the others involved in the title hunt will sit ringside and watch the antics, or cause a few of them to stir the pot.
Because of the potential here, TNA is suddenly a must-see event.