Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Survival Tactix: Exploring the Mystery.....


The video reveals absolutely nothing....just as it should. So we know Dave Batista ISN'T the man in from the footage, or so he claims. The focus of THIS column is NOT to find out who the mystery man is, but rather where he might fit into the current set of television storylines.

I've been hearing news that the mystery man might have hand in holding the Main Event Mafia at bay and further deepening the Aces and Eights/MEM feud. If that weren't enough, the names keep piling up as to the identity of this YouTube posting persona, adding Bobby Lashley and the newly Bellator signed Tito Ortiz to the list to hold Rampage Jackson an arms length from the conflict. When you consider that "making a living hurting people" could refer to MMA, it makes sense. BUT as I've stated before, without any kind of intent to use these guys as actual wrestlers with a moveset and a persona, it's almost as bad as shooting blanks.

Bellator and Spike and TNA seem to be joined at the hip, which is unfortunate as wrestling fans like me don't really tune in to watch MMA on a wrestling show, at least not in the traditional sense. I get that there is a money stream there and that the fanbase created by the MMA crowd COULD transition into watching TNA FAR quicker and easier than they could in the current WWE product, but assuming that this could solve all or even some of TNA's shortcomings is farfetched. If Bobby Lashley, Tito Ortiz, and King Mo couldn't make a lasting presence in TNA history, why would I expect the track record to change just because they say they "want justice"?

My point in all of this isn't to say that the man IS an MMA fighter or not, but rather to say that IF TNA has it in their minds to continue signing what I would call "token" names to the roster, they had better make sure they are worth the price for THEM and for us.

3 comments:

  1. What if its king mo? He hasn't been there in a while

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  2. I WANT THE ACES& 8 STORY LINE TO END I HATE IT.STING GET RID ACES AND 8 PLEASE.BULLY RAY I HATE HIM NOW.

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  3. do ypu not think that the fact that they have mentioned batista, y2j in the video that it has to be a big name. if it turns out to be someone not has well known mentioning these people it will be a massive let down same with a mma star.

    i love tna but at the moment i think they are going downhill fast. destination x was a joke making it just an episode of impact was wrong. that should be one of the biggest shows of the year and it was a big let down. i can see this being a let down to

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