If I've said it before, I've said it a thousand times.....TNA is getting serious about how they're doing competition these days. For anyone who hasn't heard, TNA has a signed exclusive agreements with OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling), a developmental outfit responsible for turning out the biggest stars in the Attitude Era. The fact of the matter is that OVW was WWF/E's developmental program before moving their base of operations to Florida and the creation of FCW (Florida Championship Wrestling).
The stars from OVW include Edge and Christian, The Hardy Boyz, Kurt Angle, Test (R.I.P), and the Champ (chump) himself, John (Super) Cena. With a list of top shelf acts like that, it goes to show that TNA, along with the minds of Eric Bischoff and Bruce Pritchard, has an idea of what they're getting ready to do battle with in the long run.
Developmental training is the best way to get talent to move around and get them acquainted before making their mark on televised programming. It gives a green talent a firm foundation on which to place a decent character and helps build confidence in said character. The minors is also a good place to send the injured reserve to ease their way back into a place on TV again by allowing them to work with and train younger talents on their way up.
Think about this.....TNA is right now putting together a place to bring in even more talent and it gives a reserve from which to draw from in the event they have need of it. If the WWF hadn't had OVW to pull from, they may have lost out on some of history's best tag teams and single's performers.....and, as it turns out, so would we.