Samoa Joe Who?: One of the Many Things Hogan and Bischoff Ruined

Iqbal SirajContributor IIAugust 7, 2010

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24:  Hulk Hogan guides Rick Flair back to the ring during the Hulkamania Tour at the Burswood Dome on November 24, 2009 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
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Sept. 11, 2005, a date where the most amazing triple threat match ever was produced.

No, it was not WWE, but a little promotion based out of Nashville, Tenn. that resides in Orlando, Fla., at the Universal Studios.

900 fans, but loud as ever at TNA's PPV called Unbreakable. No women and kids cheering for Cena, but pure wrestling fans cheering for what they saw—a five-star triple threat match among Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, and Christopher Daniels.

Samoa Joe, a chubby wrestler with amazing agility, a guy who started up with John Cena, but became a better "wrestler" than him.

Then we get to AJ Styles, a guy who built up TNA through X-Division matches, and high flying extreme spectacular moves that excelled anything Jeff Hardy does. 

Next, we've got Christopher Daniels, who also was an innovator of moves and holds. The build up was excellent, the match was even better, and I believe we haven't seen any other like this.

Yes, you can argue Benoit vs. HBK vs. HHH was brilliant, but this was better due to pure action and innovation in the ring.

Now five years later, we are in 2010. Where are they?! Well Samoa Joe gets mysteriously kidnapped, but hey, we do not even know why he got kidnapped, where he has been, or who done it.

Oh, that's right, RVD and Hardy's appearance was much of a bigger deal than a wrestler being kidnapped; therefore, they do not have to address it.

Ridiculously enough, he has become a nothing now. I remember his fight with Sting at Bound for Glory, an OMG moment when he jumped quite a few feet down from the stands to the railings.

Then, Christopher Daniels gets repackaged as Daniels, and I have forgotten what he has done since then. Umm...nope, nothing. Then out of nowhere, he turns up at ROH, ending his TNA run.

AJ Styles is the PWI No. 1 wrestler in the world today out of the 500 they have used. He was TNA World Champion a long time due to Ric Flair helping him. Then he just became an imitation (and a ridiculous one at that) of the Nature Boy.

Flair in TNA would be good if he stuck to being a manager, not fighting as well.

If he was going to wrestle, then make it a big deal and have him wrestle at either Slammiversary or Bound for Glory where the PPV is actually out of the Universal Studios set itself.

AJ Styles is a phenomenal athlete, and he deserves to be treated much better.

They make him out as a weak champion who needed Flair's help, then they make him lose his title to RVD and give RVD all the champion treatment.

Now, he is a Television Champion (I have written an article on the titles way before they branded the Global Title as the TV Title which I suggested it change to that) and I do not know what this will achieve.

In conclusion, TNA needs to bring up Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, Matt Morgan, Hernandez to the main event picture for the title. Let those so called veterans like Hardy, RVD, Sting feud over personal issues, keeping them away from the title. 

X Division needs to be brought up again and I can see Carlito, Shelton Benjamin, and Charlie Haas along with Amazing Red, Homicide, and Suicide doing a good job at that, something WWE lacks. Then we can see it really changing for the better.