5 TNA Stars Who Could Benefit the WWE
The WWE has consistently blown TNA out of the water in terms of live gates, pay-per-view buys and TV ratings. That type of advantage comes with years of being on top and possessing the best talent in the business.
However, TNA has many wrestlers who put on high-quality matches and have personalities that could get over with WWE fans. Guys like Bobby Roode have great heel potential, while James Storm has some Stone Cold-esque qualities (mainly beer drinking) that could garner him a following.
Here are five TNA wrestlers who could benefit the WWE going forward.
Still in his early 30s and putting on amazing matches, Austin Aries' inclusion into the WWE could make him into a world renowned star.
Aries is one of the best workers in wrestling today. His move set is brilliant and flashy, which has propelled him from an X-Division Champion into the TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
He would come from a similar background as guys like CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and Antonio Cesaro, as he was with Ring of Honor for a good length of time.
Seeing how those guys perform makes it no surprise how impressive Aries is in the ring.
Jeff Hardy is the TNA World Heavyweight Champion, so it could be tough to bring him over to the WWE now.
Hardy is a universal fan favorite. When he left the WWE, he was incredibly over with the crowd.
That didn't stop when he came to TNA.
He is still the daredevil he used to be. He still puts on great matches with spectacular spots in them.
Putting him in another fantastic feud with CM Punk could only be a good thing for the WWE.
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Kurt Angle is one of the most entertaining wrestlers still working from the Attitude Era of the early 2000s. He is a fantastic technician in the ring as well.
The former WWE champ needs to end his career with the WWE. It is the company that built him and made him a star in his early going.
Angle is a great heel when he is an arrogant jerk, which makes it surprising that TNA uses him as a face. Give him another run in the main-event scene in the WWE and it could make for some entertaining programs.
Matt Morgan is one of those rare big men with great athleticism, good mic skills and an amazing look. It's a real shame the WWE dropped the ball with him the first time around.
Morgan's ability to be an enforcer and all-around bad-ass could translate nicely in the WWE. Imagine him being the muscle of a CM Punk-led stable that roughs up all of his foes.
Then due to mistreatment, he could break out on his own, much like Batista did with Evolution (obviously there are differences with my idea). It could make up for the misuse Morgan experienced with the WWE in the past.
Yes, Sting is at the end of his career and is getting up there in age. However, this move to the WWE comes for several reasons.
The first is that he could earn his way into the WWE Hall of Fame. A WWE Hall of Fame without Sting would have the Hall feeling naked, as Sting's contributions to pro wrestling are immeasurable.
The next reason is that he could gain a lucrative deal on licensing and retail sales with the jump. He is one of the few WCW stars who did not migrate and reap the "benefits" of the WWE when WCW was bought out.
The final reason would be a WrestleMania date with Undertaker. The often talked-about match between the two may be one of the biggest matches in the history of the world's biggest wrestling event.
It's not too late for Sting to make the jump. It wouldn't be for long, but it would be beneficial to both Sting and the WWE.