TNA and Impact Wrestling Takes a Giant Leap Backwards with the 'New' GM

William RamseyContributor IIApril 6, 2012

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 18:  Wrestler Hulk Hogan is interviewed during a media opportunity with Sydney Roosters players at Roosters Headquarters on November 18, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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For months, Bobby Roode and Sting had been building toward a high-profile match and it came to fruition at the Victory Road PPV last month.  Sting as the GM took on the TNA World Heavyweight Champion and came out on the losing end of the stick, as was expected.

Roode has been a weasel of a heel for the company, and they simply were not going to put over Sting just for the sake of the fans watching the PPV.  It would have been devastating to Roode heading into his Lockdown match with James Storm.  

This was the match that had been in the making since Roode took the title from Storm back in November. 

The big swerve for this fan came at the next Impact Wrestling as Sting came out and announced to Roode and the rest of the world watching he was leaving as GM and was going to go home and get healthy for an in-ring return.  

This return would presumably be a rematch with Roode, and I am guessing we do not see that match until Bound For Glory later in the year.

Now, we have our problem.  With Sting gone home to rest up and get better, who steps in and takes the reins of the company?  As old as he is, I could have gone with Ric Flair and been happy simply for his mic ability and being sharply dressed every time you see him.  

Instead, we go back to allowing Hulk Hogan to run the show and take it in a "new" direction?  I am all for nostalgia and the WWE has done it so well lately with bringing back the stars of the Attitude Era and making them relevant.

However, this storyline in TNA with Hogan running the show is old and used up. We have been here before and it did not work the first time around.  Now that we have given Hogan a second chance, let us all hope this story goes away soon.  

For the record, if this does not work the second time, please do not think that the third time will be the charm.  This company is in peril and the young blood here is the only thing keeping it afloat.  Hogan and the rest of the TNA creative team need to realize this before it is too late.