TNA has told us that roster cuts will be coming soon, fitting given the company's large roster and Impact as its only show. The Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff Era has not gotten off to a great start. Unfortunately this means that talented people will lose their jobs. Those people will most likely not be Bischoff or Vince Russo, at least not now.
The roster is packed with talent and I wish everyone could stay. That being said let's begin.
Syxx Pac made my list because quite frankly he's essentially worthless. He's been off television due to personal reasons and while I wish to be respectful toward his personal life, that time off has shown me how expendable he is. The Band has carried on without him. Hall and Nash may actually be the ones to elevate Eric Young.
Waltman simply doesn't carry the name recognition that Hall and Nash do. He was brought in to take their bumps and that role has been given to Young. Scott Hall recently said he wants Brian Kendrick to join The Band. That makes Pac even more expendable.
Scott Hall isn't on this list. While I think he is going to be around for awhile I want to see if he can live up to his promise to help elevate young talent.
Homicide is a talented wrestler. Most of TNA's talent is quite good. Homicide's character isn't doing anything. Yes they could use him to appeal to Latino talent but they recently sent Hernandez down to Mexico to do just that. Homicide is expendable.
I like Brutus Magnus a lot, he may even be my favorite person on this list. However TNA isn't using him and I don't see where he fits in. His former stable mates Rob Terry and Doug Williams are champions. If he's not going to reform the British Invasion then they may as well send him away. I hear Magnus' contract is not cheap anyway.
Homicide and Magnus are talented performers and I did not enjoy putting them on this list. i felt no such pain when I put Orlando Jordan here. He's weird and the crowd hates him. He's not talented enough to stick around. I don't care how much Hogan likes him. TNA fired Val Venis and The Nastys even though Hogan likes them and they should do the same to Jordan.
When's the last time TNA had Tomko do anything memorable. He's been reduced to jobber status and I'm sure TNA can find cheaper jobbers (aka local talent). Tomko is a talented performer but he isn't doing anything and TNA hasn't given me any indication that this will change any time soon.
While I would hate to see some of these guys go (Magnus, Homicide, Tomko), the fact is TNA is in bad shape. RVD's debut did absolutely nothing for TNA's ratings. While I feel that he's very important to TNA's success, his contract as well as the contracts of guys like Anderson, Hardy, and Hogan mean that other talent must go to make ends meet.
Note: Raven and Dr. Stevie are two people that some may include on this list. I chose not to for I feel they could be utilized and and I don't think they are paid for shows that they do not appear on.