Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Plea for the X Division.....

I've been ranting and raving about the glories of TNA as the only face of "Wrestling" left in the sports entertainment market for 3 and a half months and I've had all kinds of comments from every side of the fence, which I love, by the way. I'll take the good with the bad. I'd like to hope I'm siding with a large audience here, who hope that wrestling is taking a turn for the best. I will say this, though, I am NOT going along with an initiative launched by Eric Bischoff putting a weight limit on the X Division.

The X Division isn't about weight limits...it's about NO limits. It's been on the moniker for YEARS. Now is not the time to change it, if ever.  I've been a fan since it's inception with Jerry Lynn, Ron Killings (No, I will NOT call him R-Truth), Kid Kash, Petey Williams, and Samoa Joe in later years. I simply can't fathom what Bischoff is thinking with this move. Sure, a great many of the competitors were beneath the 240 lb. mark, but that's not my point. By changing the moniker, you change the nature of the title, which encapsulates so much more than high flying spotfests. It also included hardcore brawls and last man standing type events that shouldn't be limited by weight class.

This is wrong for TNA and don't think this opinion dies with me. Putting limits here is precisely what I want to avoid. I want give fans a variety of performers spanning all classes competing for the X Title and not a cookie cutter shape operating on one style of wrestling. The thing that made guys like Chris Jericho and Dean Malenko and Eddie Guerrero great was that they could compete with guys of ALL sizes and weight classes and make those matches look great. You took away the 6 Sided Ring and put in a generic 4 sided one; you took Joe and AJ and Daniels off the top tier, and you forced a loyal fan of the original concept away from home, don't take away the last refuge for TNA's heritage.

1 comment:

  1. i agree with you completely and totally. i do not understand why people cannot see what damage eric bischoff is doing to the wrestling world as whole.
    he systematically eradicated the ECW wing of wwe and now he's doing the same thing to the x division at TNA.
    what exactly does eric Bischoffbring to d table?
    i have reason to believe that eric is not really a fan of the pure art that wrestling is. which begs the question: why is he involved in it anyway? oh i know he's a good business man, but the business decisions that he makes, are they good for the business of wrestling or are they good for his tiny weenie ego?
    i feel bad for guys like aj styles, samoa joe, rvd, Eddie Guerrerro (RIP) and most especially the hard core originals( sabu, and tommy) for having all their hard work trampled under foot by this bleached hair cartoon character.
    i especially feel bad for those good ones who over time, have allowed themselves to be used by this man who does not have their interest, and that of the art , at heart. where are the Hardy brothers? and most recently Mr Anderson..........

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