IMPACT Wrestling: Is the X Division Finally Back on Track?

Charlie GSenior Writer IAugust 27, 2011

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What a roller coaster ride the X Division has been on.

Believe it or not, but the X Division Championship was once the cornerstone of TNA Wrestling.

X Division pioneers such as AJ Styles, Jerry Lynn, Low Ki, Christopher Daniels and Samoa Joe to name a few have all held the championship.

If you were to ask any TNA fan about the state of the X Division about a year or two ago he may sound worried and say it's dead or it's on its deathbed.

We've had champions such as Kurt Angle, Douglas Williams, Robbie E and Abyss, none of which fit the typical X Division mold.

There was very few X Division wrestlers on the roster and the very few that were left were lucky to get any TV time at all.

The division went from the cornerstone to an afterthought.

What was once the top title in the company was vaguely seen and had little to no hype surrounding it.

With releases of X Division stars such as Homicide, Consequences Creed, Jay Lethal, Max Buck, Jeremy Buck and Amazing Red within a year or two the division fell into a state of emergency that would continue to go unnoticed by officials.

A little bit over a year ago, the division only had about six or seven wrestlers. 

In June and July of 2011, the X Division finally stood up.

They made their voices heard but got beheaded in the process.

The 350 pound monster, Abyss would take the X Division top prize.

The X Division Championship.

After fighting back and gaining the favor of the Network, the X Division seems to rise again. Maybe to new heights this time around.

The division gained their own pay-per-view and with the success of the event came more X Division athletes.

The division had brought in talent from around the world. Contracts went out to stars such as Austin Aries, Kid Kash, Zema Ion, Anthony Nese, Jesse Sorensen and Mark Haskins in IMPACT Wrestling.

Now the division stands strong with champion, Brian Kendrick, Austin Aries, Alex Shelley, Kazarian, Chris Sabin, Zema Ion, Kid Kash, Jesse Sorensen, Anthony Nese, Mark Haskins, Shannon Moore and Robbie E.

The division that was once dying now has twice the talent it once had.

Does the signings of Aries, Kash, Sorensen, Ion, Nese and Haskins make up for the losses of Lethal, Red, Homicide and the Bucks?

I think it's too early to tell but this new X Division certainly shouldn't upset.

With talents like the ones listed above now on the roster, the X Division has a breath of new life and could really shine again.

I think it is safe to say the X Division is off its deathbed and standing own it's own power.

I think it's safe to say that the X Division is back on the right track.