Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I Love My X.....

For those of you who have no clue what the X Division is....SHAME ON YOU! You've been taking Vince's poor excuse of a product so long, you probably believe Hornswoggle deserved the Cruiserweight Title before it was retired. Now I will grant that the X Division isn't quite what it was a few years back, but the list of competitors for the X Title is EVERY BIT as good as it was 6 or 8 years ago save for one man (where ARE you, Petey?).

I've been talking about a second show to promote some more of the main event tier stuff so that Impact will have more time for the homegrown divisions they have who DESERVE the TV time for quite a while now. The X Division is one of those divisions that could develop real household names provided they give them the time they need to make the matches worth watching over and over.

Zema Ion, Austin Aries, Brian Kendrick, Anthony Nese, Doug Williams, Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley, Kazarian, Jesse Sorensen, and Kid Kash make up a profoundly talented roster of names to challenge for the X Title, but without the time to exercise some character development, it makes the title seem more like a token than a title.

If you want a good division, you have got to make the characters in said division stand out from the rest of the roster. Jim Cornette once said that the way to get a character over is for them to be themselves with the volume turned way up. I agree only so far as there is ample time in which to do just that. I believe Jim wasn't only talking about their ability to use the microphone either, but rather the wrestling style they utilize and incorporate as well as the attire they bring to the ring. You all have very definite ideas about what makes a person take a character seriously and I'll leave it at that.

One more hour provides the opportunity for perhaps 3 or 4 good matches to make 2 divisions shine as well as give more writers a job. Think about it, TNA....you guys know how much we love our X.

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