In response to Team TNA's absence in his post match beatdown at the hands of the Aces and Eights, Sting had something to say.....
"Sunday I was left to fight alone.....Message received."
You have Sting and AJ Styles so far....combine this with an MIA Matt Morgan and you have MY recipe for the beginnings of the third faction. What DOESN'T quite add up is how "Rampage" fits into the picture. Does TNA try and weasel him into the Aces and Eights drama or does he tie up Kurt Angle's dance card?
If the current story set follows suit with TNA's running pattern, this alliance won't come next week, but rather in the WEEKS to follow. What will be interesting to see is the ultimate endgame of the third faction once it comes to fruition. The best part of this whole thing is how multi-faceted it is, with each week, the story twists and turns, making much of history, which is CRITICAL. Why? Because without some kind of continuity, everything falls apart and you have nothing to look forward to...kinda like how WWE is doing things right now.
So after this week, I'm left with a few questions.....
-Is Brooke in the middle of a turn?
-If the third faction sets up to destroy both Team TNA AND Aces and Eights, who will be left standing?
-Does AJ have a "higher power" to answer to?
I've been asked how I felt about the ending. Personally, I don't care one way or the other about how it happens, but if the drama between Bully Ray and Brooke is dwelt upon for too long, it'll turn my attentions. Whether she remains a face character or heel doesn't matter, bearing in mind that the longest we'll have to cope with it is 4-6 months, which in the current regime's way of playing the cards. I happen to like to story pacing, punctuations, and the foreshadowing.....it's more potent than anything out there right now.
Here's the long and short of the matter, we're getting the bulk of the roster on TV each week, each member is playing a valuable part in maintaining the current storyline points on the docket, and they're keeping with their own continuity.....you can't improve that. I'm wanting to see Brooke shown the door and the Aces and Eights disbanded, but I'm holding that those events are coming in time. So my advice? Patience, young grasshopper.....patience.