Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Survival Tactix: Mic Check.....

Once in a GREAT while, a single promo can turn a wrestler into something more. When something special is made from a moment in time that might not have gone strictly according to script, a wrestler becomes a household name. TNA hasn't reached "household name" status just yet, but I believe, nevertheless, that there are a couple of names that need to find their way into the history books. They join the ranks of a trio of my personal favorite moments of the modern era. TNA's two best World Champions had to start somewhere and these are their moments that I put here as examples of what TO do......

Bobby Roode.....

Austin Aries.....


These two promos, though completely different from those of my 3 favorite promos that set up 3 of WWF/ WWE's biggest stars for life, still are important for a very special reason....it set up who they were AND in Aries' case, set up a yearly ritual that will allegedly find its way onto the card for Slammiversary this year, keeping the ritual intact.

So who are my THREE?
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These three served very different purposes in their respective eras. People still chant for "Y2J" when Jericho comes onto the ramp. People still own "Austin 3:16" t shirts. People still cheer when CM Punk has a microphone in his hand. Jericho served as young blood infused from a dying entity. Austin served as the solution to a heel boss, and Punk has served as "the voice of the voiceless". 

Some moments are immortalized and I truly believe my favorites here will be, but in the history of TNA, I believe Aries and Roode should find their OWN place in the annals of the history books with their work speaking for itself.

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