One of the reasons I am attracted to TNA’s Impact Wrestling, is because of the fact that they focus on things that are long forgotten in WWE, such as legit mid-card storylines, match builds, and the prestige of their championships. While it looks like and you can read about TNA doing a better job of bringing back the importance of the X-Division, I can’t help but have to constantly sit back and ask myself, who is the TNA Television Champion again? Oh right, Ace’s & Eight’s Devon.
As far as singles competition goes, the TNA Television Championship should be the second most important championship in TNA, and the most defended. What is the point of a “television championship” when the title is not defended on TV? If memory serves me right, WCW Television Champions such as Arn Anderson and Steven Regal defended the belt at least every other week; at least.
Now, given the type of product that TNA is producing, and the fact that they only have one, 2 hour TV show, I can understand someone like Devon not defending his championship weekly, or Velvet Sky not defending her Knockouts Championship weekly, but I honestly can’t recall the last time I saw Devon, defend the TV Championship. For someone like Devon, it’s even more important that he is on TV with that title considering his position with the Ace’s & Eight’s, considering the stable’s current main event position in the company.
TNA has a great product, hands down. I enjoy TNA’s product over WWE’s product because they are more wrestling based. I see the TNA Television Championship taking the path of the WWE Intercontinental or United States Championships, which have almost no prestige or value.
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