TNA: How Much Fortune Is Left Before Bankruptcy Occurs?

Hamster EnigmaAnalyst IIIJanuary 14, 2011

No, I'm not talking about TNA financially, I'm talking about its group, which could be considered a part of Immortal. If you watch TNA, you would know that this group consists of AJ Styles, Kazarian, Robert Roode, James Storm, and its leader Ric Flair. This group was modeled after the Four Horsemen, which is why they got rid of two former members in Matt Morgan and Douglas Williams. The group needed four members only if they were to be an exact duplicate but to a lesser extent of the Four Horsemen.

Fortune is a group that seemed full of potential and was founded by "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair. The group was destined for greatness, but why don't I feel that greatness anymore? Why can't I feel the same vibe that I did when it was a group that dominated EV2.0 and had to rely on itself without the help of Immortal? Why can't I like this stable that has three out of four of its active members as champions of some sort? Why?

I'll be happy to tell you why. This team has all of the tools to succeed but it hasn't been given enough time to fully develop and seems to be on the verge of losing another member in the "Face" of TNA, AJ Styles. Bischoff has told Styles that he should have won the TV title after losing it to Douglas Williams because if he didn't he would've been kicked out of Fortune but an injury prevented AJ Styles from competing at Genesis, enraging Bischoff even more. Now it seems that Bischoff always focuses his anger on Styles more than the rest of the group and Styles always seems to lose his matches, failing to do what he has been told to do. Bischoff's anger towards AJ Styles seems to be a tease towards the removal for AJ off of Fortune and a possible "face" turn for him.

Besides AJ Styles possibly becoming exiled off of Fortune, Fortune seems to have lost its credibility by abusing the power that they have with Immortal. They have lost the "spark" that made them fun to watch. They used to earn their title shots, although by cheating tactics, instead of having opportunities being handed to them. Yes, Kaz and Beer Money may have gotten their shot in a No. 1 Contender's match by winning it but that is no reason to give them a pass. They were given a chance to get a title shot by Bischoff using his power and they used it up to their advantage.

I also believe that their feuds and the way they are being treated could be a big reason as to why they aren't as interesting to watch anymore. Fortune used to be focused much, much more than it currently is. Ric Flair used to be in a feud with Mick Foley/Jay Lethal, Beer Money vs the Motor City Machine Guns was booked better than it currently is with the best of five series, AJ Styles feuded with RVD for the TNA Championship, and Kazarian, well, Kazarian was used in the X Division. As for the stable as a whole, they dominated EV2.0 and had the spotlight more on them. Now the focus seems to be on Immortal (Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, Abyss, Matt & Jeff Hardy) more than Fortune who are also a part of Immortal.

Trust me, look at the Fortune of old during the time of the Whole F'N Show and look at the new Fortune, the one with Immortal. Tell me which one is better and which group was more compelling to watch. Which one was given more of a chance to shine? Once you have your answers, you will also know which Fortune is better for TNA, Immortal's or Ric Flair's only.


Note: This is my opinion and my opinion only. You may or may not agree with me, but that's what comments are for.