RVD And TNA: Perfect Match Or Doomed Partnership?

christopher velasquezContributor IIFebruary 5, 2010

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24:  Hulk Hogan gestures to the audience during his Hulkamania Tour at the Burswood Dome on November 24, 2009 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
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    Hulk Hogan has made it very clear that he believes that RVD could be the missing piece for TNA. Hogan has practically begged RVD to join TNA on RVD's radio show. A superstar that has gained this much interest from two wrestling organizations has not happened since Bret Hart. Both TNA and WWE want RVD but the question is whether a partnership with RVD and TNA would work out.

    Every wrestling fan knows that RVD is talented beyond belief. In ECW the man was a human highlight reel and in WWE he got over faster than any ECW original. WWE was quick to know what the wrestling fans wanted and gave RVD the title against John Cena at One Night Stand. Given RVD's popularity it is easy to see why TNA would be going crazy at the prospect of getting RVD.

    The facts that we know about RVD are that he cares about his character and the fans. He has a very dedicated fan base and he caters to them at every opportunity that he gets. RVD is very much a hardcore wrestling fan whom happens to be a fantastic wrestler. He is very vocal when he see's the wrestling product going stale. We also know that he is a devoted husband and has gone through a lot when his wife was going through her illness. RVD and Sonya got through that chapter of there life though and are looking ahead to the future.  

   The bottom line is that RVD does not want to travel as much as he did in WWE. In that sense TNA is the perfect fit. RVD also carried ECW at a time when its stars were leaving to WWE and WCW. RVD is a loyal wrestler whom gives the fans what they want every single time he steps in the ring. His pairing with TNA seems good on paper until we look furthur into it.

   TNA has become very storyline based and the matches on average rarely reach the five minute mark. This is not the typical wrestling style that RVD perfers wrestling. One great thing about TNA is that it has amazing talent such as AJ and Angle that should keep RVD interested. If TNA gives RVD creative control over his character and a platform to show his skills then this could be a very good partnership.