The Future of TNA Wrestling

Justin WintersContributor IMay 8, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08:  Presenters wrestler Kurt Angel (L) and Video game journalist Geoff Keighley speak onstage during the 4th Annual Spike TV 2006 Video Game Awards held at The Galen Center on December 8, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images for Spike TV)

TNA Wrestling has been trying to compete with the WWE and lately, the company has been doing fairly stealing the WWE's outdated talent.

TNA has confusing storylines, but features talents that could easily outperform WWE's. If WWE and TNA switched writers, I feel that TNA would be on top instead of the other way around.

TNA has always been giving talent that wasn't homegrown title victories, the big storylines, and the big wins. They even gave Adam "Pacman" Jones a title victory, I wonder how he kept that title while he was sitting in a jail cell.

Booker T, Kevin Nash, Kurt Angle, Mick Foley, Rhino, Team 3D, Scott Steiner, and Sting have all had wrestling success in the past, but the fact of the matter is, most of their success game in the 90's, and in certain cases, the 80's.

Giving Mick Foley the title seemed like a big waste to me when they could have planted the title on AJ Styles or Samoa Joe, guys who can actually wrestle matches longer than 10 minutes.

The outlook doesn't seem bright for most of the wrestlers I mentioned above. Sting and Mick are two of the older wrestlers currently wrestling, including the WWE.

Team 3D was given the titles over Beer Money and the Motor City Machine Guns, two teams that can wrestle better matches than Team 3D could, 5 years ago.

Kevin Nash is another man who is one of the older men currently wrestling and has suffered numerous injuries.

Speaking of injuries, Kurt Angle, you're doctor needs to talk to you again. You're painkillers ran out.

Angle left the WWE due to his various injuries and headed to TNA, so if I had to make a prediction of who would die next, Karen, make sure you book his funeral and invite Vince.

Sheik Abdul Bashir has had success in the X-Divison, one of the brighter points in TNA. Although he is another former WWE guy, they only used him as a manager for Muhammad Hassan, and TNA gave him a chance to really showcase his talents.

AJ Styles is one of my top ten wrestlers currently, and I think he can pull a good match out of anyone, much like Shawn Michaels did a couple of years ago.

I think letting AJ Styles run the company with a title run would be a good refresher from having the old E' guys carry them, before passing it off to another over-aged guy.

As noted earlier, the MCMG are two of the best X-Divison wrestlers the company will ever see and every time I watch a match of theirs, I'm entertained and can't stop watching.

Push these guys to the moon Vince Russo, the fans like them and they can carry a match better than any other tag team in your locker room.

Christopher Daniels has been put in horrible gimmicks as of late, with Curry Man, and having to fill the role of Suicide while Kaz sat on the sidelines.

Daniels, Styles, and Samoa Joe put on a match that most wrestling fans remember as a match of the year in 2005. Daniels has recently been pushed, and I think TNA management finally realized how good this guy is and how much the crowd likes him.

Jay Lethal is the last guy I'll talk about in this column that is currently with TNA, and I would like to say that this guy is very entertaining.

Lethal gets the crowd behind him being Black Machismo and I still feel that he is the best X-Division wrestler in the company other than the next man I'll talk about.

TNA dropped the ball releasing Petey Williams. He could talk, he went along with their ridiculous storylines, and could put on a hell of a match.

This is one guy that I suggest WWE pick up and look at putting him on ECW, where I think his style would go well with guys like Christian, Evan Bourne, and Jack Swagger.