This isn't going to be another long-winded rant about Sting winning the TNA title. I'll get to it in this article, but I'll be short and to the point.
My main reason for writing this article is to formally announce that I have given up on TNA. I may watch it if I happen to be around but I won't go out of my way to watch this show again. Not with the way things are being run.
I used to believe that TNA was the future of wrestling. If this is what the future for wrestling is, then I don't know how much longer I'll be a fan. The company set out to be an alternative to the WWE and initially was that with it's innovative X-Division. Up until recently, they had the better wrestlers and the better matches.
So why would I be this discouraged with TNA? Because they are falling into what WCW did during it's decline. Contracts to aging veterans whose time has passed. Failing to elevate younger stars. Outlandish storylines and matches that hope to grab the quick view.
And most importantly—they care more about what WWE is doing and trying to stay step-for-step with them as opposed to worrying about what they're doing.
Samoa Joe's TNA Title loss to Sting was the cherry on top. Sting is barely around anymore; a pampered vet who shows up basically when he pleases and gets his demands met.
Any wrestling fan knows that Sting should have put Joe over at Bound For Glory. Instead, for the third straight year at the event, he won the World Title. And hopefully, for the third year running, he'll drop it quickly.
TNA needs to step back and realize that they aren't going to be a viable competitor to the WWE anytime soon. They need to mold Joe, AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, LAX, Motor City Machine Guns, Petey Williams, et all into the key figures they SHOULD be and get those veterans (Booker T, Christian Cage, Rhino, Sting, Angle, Jarrett) on board with putting over those who need the push.
Stop with the stupid gimmick matches and only bring them out for a special occasion or a send off to a feud. And stop with the Dusty finishes. For God's sake, let someone go over clean!
Somehow, the company hit a home run with the Knockouts division but somehow falls flat on it's face with everything else. It boggles the mind and makes me wonder if they will ever get it right.
So for now, TNA, this is it for you and I. Try looking into the history of WCW before making anymore moves.