The WWE has had many legendary performers. It is a question of taste as to who they may be, but it is certainly a who's who of professional wrestling. Each one has a large fanbase and could sell PPVs and even tours, simply by themselves.
But time has not been kind for the WWE. Many of its main event stars are nearing the end of their careers, and together with the retirements of Shawn Michaels, Batista and Chris Jericho, has left the WWE too reliant on John Cena and Randy Orton.
While the WWE may have some new young and exciting talent coming through, I would be concerned as to how many have the potential to become main event superstars. Case in point comes in the last two WrestleManias, where, in the shadow of the Undertaker and Shawn Michaels match, parts, or the rest of the card, were weak.
How many times on Raw or SmackDown has time been given to woeful squash matches, promos or guest hosts?
For TNA, developing a brand required an all new approach. TNA could invest in younger talent, because they came from nothing, there can be no failure.
By taking on the likes of Matt Morgan, Elijah Burke and Christian Cage and making them stars, together with TNA stables like Beer Money, Samoa Joe and of course, AJ Styles, made TNA something distinctive.
With success comes recognition and this allows new arrivals, which in turn creates more recognition. The arrival of the Hardys, Flair, RVD and Anderson has created a new main event contingency. This has had the effect, like it or not, of relegating some of the TNA originals.
With AJ down the order, it is a travesty but has the effect of ensuring that middle card matches (I.E. Television Title has strong wrestling). TNA cards can therefore have a lot more depth than the WWE.