I have never been the kind of person to care about the mix between wrestling and talking on a wrestling show. I never cared if the show starts with a segment or a match. I have never (and will never be) the kind of wrestling fan that literally counts the minutes to see the difference between wrestling and promos. But the past few weeks, this has been pissing me off. MVP’s stable, specifically MVP, have been getting way too much mic time, and being in WAY too many segments. The segments aren’t even that bad, but there are so many segments that the matches are being affected by it. I know that not all short matches are bad and not all long matches are good but Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards getting 5 minutes for a match on Impact is disgusting. Regardless of storyline, in ROH at Best in the World 2011 they had an amazing 40 minute world title match. Why are two of the best technical wrestlers in TNA, hell, in the world, getting FIVE MINUTES ON IMPACT WHEN THEY ARE CAPABLE OF PUTTING ON FIVE STAR MATCHES?
Last night when I was ranting about MVP taking TV from young guys, a friend of mine mentioned that I’m a huge fan of Jeff Hardy who is only a few years younger than MVP. The difference is, Jeff is not on TV for more than like 10 minutes a show, and last night in his time, he elevated both Bram and Magnus quite a bit. MVP is doing the exact opposite. He is not elevating young talent, all he is doing is taking TV time from young talent.
Another problem I had with the show was the Joe vs Aries match. These two also had a world title match main event in Ring of Honor at Final Battle 2004. I understand that it was best for storyline purposes for the match to be interrupted, but why couldn’t they let them go for at least 15 minutes before that happened? Oh yeah, I know the answer, MVP! There is a simple solution to this, CUT OUT AN MVP SEGMENT!
Honestly the only parts of TNA I’m enjoying right now are the knockouts, the Willow/Bram and Magnus storyline, and the Gunner and Shaw segments. I seriously was considering turning off Impact and then not watching again until the New York City shows. But whenever I feel like turning it off, I can’t. No matter how mad I get at TNA, I just can’t bring myself to turning it off. All day I was pissed because of how bad Impact was. Then “History of TNA Year One” came in the mail. I’ve been watching it for the last hour, and it has reminded me why I love this company and why even if I don’t love all the shows I will always support the company.