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In July, on this very website, I had published an article (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/411307-tna-who-are-they) with my predictions as to who “They” could be.
Well, three months later and Abyss continues to reference these nameless disciples who plan on taking over TNA and ridding the company of Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, and TNA President Dixie Carter.
In that original article over the summer, I had predicted a series of possible scenarios of whom Abyss was referencing: Sting, the ECW wrestlers or the voices in Abyss’ mind.
Obviously, my assumption of the ECW wrestlers was inaccurate as “Extreme Violence 2.0” has joined TNA and been feuding with the Monster ever since they debuted.
Sting, while not involved with Abyss’ fixation with the destruction of EV 2.0, is on a similar path to rid TNA of the corruption that is Hogan and Bischoff. It is possible that Abyss’ “They” are Sting, Kevin Nash and D’Angelo Dinero. But it begs the question: If Abyss is saying “They are coming!” then it’s unlikely to be the aforementioned trio since they are already in TNA Wrestling.
So, as the days loom closer to TNA’s biggest Pay-Per-View of the year, Bound For Glory, I have thought of a new theory as to who Abyss has been referencing to for the last several months.
The TNA Originals.
No, not AJ Styles and the rest of Fortune since it would bring about the same question asked to Sting and company.
I’m talking about other wrestlers who created TNA’s original identity. Wrestlers such as “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels, “The Alpha Male” Monty Brown, “Wildcat” Chris Harris, “Primetime” Elix Skipper, Petey Williams and others who represented TNA Wrestling during the company’s early years.
It makes sense, doesn’t it?
These were the wrestlers who helped build the company from the ground up but once TNA gained some traction, a fan-base, and the ability to convince top stars from rival companies to make the jump, the guys who helped create everything that TNA represented were shown nothing but the door for their troubles.
Yes, Kurt Angle, Booker T, Scott Steiner and others have joined TNA Wrestling prior to the arrival of EV 2.0 but when these other superstars arrived, the names mentioned previously were still contributing to the company.
However, earlier this year, Daniels was the last of those superstars to be released from the company. And what soon followed? Tommy Dreamer and a group of hardcore superstars, who were responsible for changing the course of the wrestling business over a decade ago, arrived in TNA Wrestling.
It is understandable and consistent with Carter’s past that she would invest in the extreme superstars as they bring credibility and experience to the roster. However, if it weren’t for Daniels, Brown, Harris, and the rest of the talent from the early years, there would be no TNA.
If Abyss has gathered this group of talent together, some exciting television is on the horizon. The superstars from the past look to prove Carter wrong and take back the company they were responsible for building.
On 10/10/10, the answer to the question that is on the minds of TNA Wrestling fans all around the world will finally be revealed.
Who Are “They”? Find out This Sunday in Daytona Beach, Florida at Bound For Glory!