Ladies and gentlemen. It’s Slammiversary tonight! Well for the privileged American crowd where we have the final TNA Impact taping tonight and have to wait till Wednesday for the pay-per-view. There has been breaking news with the main event picture completely changing as stated in this article written by a colleague. In anticipation of this match, I’ll deliver my verdict in this article.
The Chaos theory underlines that a series of random events can occur. This can be underlined in TNA. For a while now, TNA have taken a sustainable business plan in being more cautious of their expenditure. The Carters could continue to invest their large sums but you can’t continue losing so much money. This meant that TNA had to have a specific approach to their business plan. Previously being a company that had attempted ‘Weekly Live shows’, they’ve reverted to a schedule of taping a bunch of shows that will cover weeks of programming. Then for each show, a set amount of the roster can only be used as it costs money to bring everyone who isn’t performing. Also as these guys wrestle in one week that covers a long period, these wrestlers are virtually free for that period for either the house shows in the weekends or in some cases, fighting for alternative wrestling companies. This was the case for MVP, coming down to the UK for Preston Championship Wrestling where he suffered an injury.
It helps to keep TNA in the position of being the top company using that metaphoric interpretation of ‘wrestling worlds’ that I used in a previous article by having their stars as a main attraction. But MVP being injured has totally altered the complexion of Slammiversary that had been programmed weeks earlier in the taped programming. When you consider the level of investment leading to the derailed main event, you would have presumed it’s chaos for TNA. But in every difficult circumstance, there’s always an alternative. As I said regarding the MVP vs. Eric Young rivalry in a previous article, the situation can be utilized better. This current predicament enables this possibility of giving the other talented wrestlers a chance to showcase their ability. I was praising all four competitors in the qualifying matches in a previous article, who have a lot to offer. We’re guaranteed to have varying offensive wrestlers since the similar athletes are fighting each other. Any of the four would do well to make the main event and for further interest it would be good to have one of MVP’s henchmen in the match.
Let’s hope TNA doesn’t try to emulate the Daniel Bryan scenario further, by having Daniel, whoops I mean Eric Young against two of the boss’ wrestlers and defy the odds with a win after withstanding the constant brutality. Have three guys in the war, one good guy and one guy for MVP to add interest. There will inevitably be some interference so having the guys who lost in the qualifying matches to help neutralize the situation would be good too. I can’t see Eric Young losing although it would be a pleasant sightseeing one of the four prevail and let us embark a new route, a diversion away from Daniel Bryan.
There is no doubt in a repetitive catchphrase of mine that TNA has the talent, but it is how you use them. The unfortunate injury on MVP has indirectly guided TNA to shifting to an alternative scenario that will help go away from this WWE emulated rivalry. Just look at the picture of Austin Aries walking down performing another epic promo. It’s the sort of thing that TNA can take advantage that they can deliver in particular with the WWE lacking CM Punk. The anti hero performer who backs up his reasonably excessive self confidence. Just one of the number of possible contenders for the main event tonight. Let’s hope for a speedy recovery for MVP. It can’t be forgotten that he is a tremendous talent to have, where I am sure as he has stated on the UK based ‘WrestleTalk TV’, that the WWE were interested in re-acquiring him. The WWE are very selective in this, so it just underlines the quality of MVP. Hope to see you back performing soon MVP!
But from this random set of events, like the Chaos Theory, TNA’s fortunes could be changing from Potential Disaster To Success!
By Sean Prem