Before you get all mad about this one, hear me out.
Last night at Hardcore Justice, there were two spots where Robbie E could've won his match. The Pope, on the other hand, didn't even compete because he was taken out by Aces and Eights.
It's pretty hard to argue that TNA has more faith in Pope than they do Robbie at this point.
You can point out Robbie E's table botch (Storm and Hardy had Bully Ray in a double suplex, but Robbie didn't push the table away quick enough and the corner broke), but will people really remember that?
Or will people remember when Robbie E was standing tall over Jeff Hardy, James Storm and Bully Ray all at once? Robbie E, in my opinion, definitely had a good showing at Hardcore Justice.
It's a strange case with Pope. He was originally advertised to face RVD last Thursday on IMPACT, but he was replaced by Magnus at the last minute. Pope was originally advertised to compete at Hardcore Justice, but he was taken out at the last minute.
Does Pope have a legitimate injury holding him back? Or does TNA no longer have faith in him?
If you're still debating with yourself over who TNA has more faith in, allow me to take the cheap and easy route.
Robbie E debuted in TNA around late 2010, and he's been an X-Division Champion and Television Champion.
The Pope debuted in mid-2009 and has yet to win a singles championship.