6 Reasons Why Generation Me Was TNA's Worst Release of the Year
Generation Me, a young, high-flying tag team in TNA, was composed of two brothers—Max and Jeremy Buck.
In their impressive debut, they defeated a top tag team in TNA: The Motor City Machine Guns.
The match earned Generation Me a contract from TNA and the pair would stick around for a while putting on quality matches and feuding with Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley.
But by 2011, creative decided to split the team up and give both guys a run in the X Division.
Unhappy with the decision by the creative team, Generation Me asked for their release.
Here are six reasons why Generation Me was TNA's worst release of the year.
Reason 1: The X Division Was Doing Fine
Kazarian WAS the X Division from January to June
Max and Jeremy were split up at the beginning of 2011 to benefit the X Division, which really didn't need the added talent.
At the time, the X Division still had Amazing Red, Jay Lethal, Kazarian, Alex Shelley, Suicide, Brian Kendrick and even Douglas Williams.
The X Division was staying afloat with those guys alone.
Generation Me never needed to be split for the good of the division.
Reason 2: The X Division Would Soon Be Revived
X Division got a big shot of adrenaline in the summer—all the more reason Max and Jeremy didn't need to be split up.
There was an X Division Showcase Tournament and TNA signed six new talents.
Austin Aries, Kid Kash, Jesse Sorensen, Mark Haskins, Anthony Nese and Zema Ion all landed full-time spots on the IMPACT roster.
With six new X Division wrestlers added to the roster, it'd be easy to imagine that Max and Jeremy Buck would've been lost in the mix if they had stuck around.
Reason 3: They Were Needed as a Tag Team
Beer Money is gone, Ink Inc is gone, MCMG is injured
With Generation Me out, the roster started to look a little thin.
The Guns would be sidelined for most of 2011 due to Chris Sabin's injury.
Ink Inc was sidelined for four months courtesy of Hernandez, who injured Jesse Neal's neck.
Douglas Williams and Magnus came together to temporarily reform the British Invasion but they rarely appeared on TV—despite being one of the most experienced tag teams around.
Had Generation Me not been released, they definitely could've given then-Tag Team champions Beer Money a run for their money like they had in the past with MCMG.
And had Gen Me emerged from that bout victorious, we may have never seen Mexican America and/or Matt Morgan and Crimson as Tag Team champions.
Reason 4: They Were the Only Team That Can Hang with MCMG
Both Gen Me and MCMG had very similar wrestling styles: fast paced and high-flying.
Even with the Guns missing 2011, they have to come back some time, right?
Sabin is due to return in 2012 and the Guns should be reunited after a long hiatus. With their reunion, who's the one team they're going to feud with?
Morgan and Crimson?
Gen Me and MCMG meshed very well together and now, with Gen Me gone, there's no team left that can truly match the style of Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley.
Reason 5: State of the Tag Team Division
The Guns are injured, Beer Money split, Ink Inc is gone, the British Invasion is no more.
TNA is relying on random pairings as seen most recently on IMPACT for this Wild Card Tag Team Tournament.
Well, there's always Mexican America of course.
When Mexican America were tag team champions, the belts and tag team wrestling suffered. The titles went from being seen on TV on a daily basis to being defended on pay-per-view.
Hernandez and Anarquia didn't do the belts any favors.
Now, the belts are in the hands of Matt Morgan and Crimson. Former rivals turned partners.
The random pairings is cool and all but none of these teams have the chemistry that Generation Me had.
Reason 6: 2011 Could've Been Their Year
With all the injuries, splits and releases I mentioned, Gen Me could've easily stepped up to the plate.
Instead, we've seen Mexican America get their chance and fall flat on their faces.
Generation Me would've been the only good team available after the demise of Beer Money.
Take all the previous slides into account and you'll see that 2011 could've been the year of Generation Me.
There are the six reasons why Generation Me was the worst release of the year.
Next week's topic is still unknown. It'll most likely be selected based on results of next week's IMPACT or if anyone can convince me to pursue a given subject.