So WWE has taken the AJ Styles story beginning, editing from TNA's intros, and now the formation of a faction. Is there anyone out there still who wants to try telling me WWE isn't doing some copycat work? For those of you who have no clue where I get the faction statement, Survivor Series debuted the NXT members Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns. Anyone who doesn't know who these guys are....you're not the only ones. Since it's my duty to know such things, allow me to pull back the curtain a bit.
Dean Ambrose is actually independent performer Jon Moxley of Combat Zone and Dragon Gate USA fame. As a well rounded ring tactician, Ambrose of NXT has finally made his debut on WWE television's main roster after being put off for months.
Seth Rollins is actually Ring of Honor's own Tyler Black. With his place as the current NXT Champion, it'll be interesting to see how WWE handles their own minor league belt on the main roster.
Roman Reigns, not to be confused with Luther Reigns of the Ruthless Aggression Era, is the second generation product of one half of the Wild Samoans tag team from WWF past. With wrestling in his background as the brother of former Three Minute Warning alum, Rosey, WWE now employs him as the final of the three attackers on Ryback at last night's Survivor Series.
So now WWE has a faction. Why am I NOT surprised? Oh well. Looks like TNA is a bit more of a threat to Vince than anyone thought. I love this period in wrestling history. Something new always seems to crop up. Vince McMahon is looking at TNA with more interest, having pulled from TNA's stack of old storylines.....following it all up with the overbooking, outside interference, and inside screwjobs TNA was known for during the time of Vince Russo as the head of the creative team. It's as if he's been re-employed with WWE. At least we know where the momentum will be shifting from now on....
Meanwhile, TNA will be featuring their newest members of the roster this week. Every Gut Check winner will be in action. Just to whet the appetites of the few who are on the fence for TNA this week.....
Taeler Hendrix vs. Tara
Alex Silva vs. Sam Shaw
Wes Brisco gets his Gut Check Challenge
Christian York vs. Tune in to find out.....HA! I won't be giving out THAT match here. I will say, however, you won't want to miss.