A Few Words From The Wrestling Fan: TNA Originals Walking on Glass

Kevin WilliamsCorrespondent INovember 7, 2008

I have many topics that I want to write about, but none that are worthy of a whole article. Because of this, I have started A Few Words from the Wrestling Fan This is my way of letting out everything in one article. As you can tell from the title, the main feature in this article will be about the TNA Originals.

Main Event Mafia 

Before I can even get started with the TNA Originals, I have to comment on the Main Event Mafia. I don't know how TNA sees their way out of this one. I don't know about other wrestling fans but I prefer the Mafia to the Originals.

They Mafia seem to get a better response from the crowd in the Impact Zone each night, they're more entertaining, and they definitely cut better promos. Not to mention, middle aged never looked so good. The black suits, Sting's shades, and the Italian Mafia theme music, how can you not root for these guys? It is going to take some good booking to get the Originals over the Main Event Mafia.

TNA Originals

My first problem with the TNA originals is the wrestlers that form the faction. If it was up to me, the Originals would consist of AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Jay Lethal, Petey Williams, Lance Hoyt, Christy Hemme, the Motor City Machine Guns, and Christopher Daniels. This is definitely the best time for TNA to re-introduce the Fallen Angel to the TNA audience.

Since this is not the case, the TNA Originals should at least rid themselves of their lousy gimmicks. When you see all these men in the ring it looks as if they have gathered together for a masquerade ball. Maple Leaf Muscle has been spared once for looking like Big Poppa Pump, but I don't think he will be so lucky next time.

Styles, Joe, and company definitely need to build an edge to themselves. As far as I am concerned, they are a bunch of whining babies talking about how they put TNA on the map. Stop whining and go out there and prove that you are the future and you have what it takes to elevate TNA to the next level.

This respect storyline can go either way. They Originals might just get extremely over with the crowd. Then again, there's also the possibility that the fans back Kevin Nash, Sting, Scott Steiner, Kurt Angle, and Booker T. instead. The young guys in TNA truly are walking on glass and they ought to be careful not to cut their feet along the way.

AJ and Mick Foley

These two men spent a few minutes in the ring. Sting also decided to join in on the fun, though he stayed at the entrance ramp. It wasn't the most entertaining segment in my opinion, however, I did find a couple of interesting parts.

One, on a previous edition of Impact, Sting said he hadn't spoken to Mick Foley in over a decade. Then he went and called Mick Foley a good friend. If I haven't spoken to someone in over a decade, then they definitely are no good friend of mine. What kind of friend neglects to pick up the phone and call every once in a while, or send a Christmas card?

Two, Foley noted that between him  AJ Styles, one was happy about the election result and the other was not. My guess is for AJ.

The Bella Twins

As I finished the above paragraph, the Bella Twins have finally been exposed. This went on way too long. As if fans didn't already know that there wasn't a fairy under the ring that could magically rejuvenate Brie Bella. Now Carlito and Primo can each have a Bella to themselves.

Batista's Title Run

It's a good thing the WWE has a sense of humor. Whether it was to keep Batista happy or not, his title run was a waste of time. It's pretty obvious that Jericho is going to drop the belt to John Cena in Cena's hometown at Survivor Series. Instead, why not keep the belt on Batista, and then have the "dream match" part two. Cena wins in his hometown and all's well that ends well.

Bret "the Hitman" Haas

I would definitely like to point out that I saw this one coming. I knew it was only a matter of time before they put Bret Haas on TV. There's only so many more wrestlers whose name sounds similar to Haas, so I look forward to see how far WWE takes this Charlie Haas character.

It's a relief that I have finally gotten some of these thoughts out. I would appreciate comments from readers. If feedback is positive then I may decide to continue to make articles like these.