Who TNA Should Hire And Fire

Who TNA Should Hire

TNA should hire Amazing Red. This man personifies what Total Nonstop Action Wrestling is all about. Ever since I have seen him in TNA, I have been a big fan of his. He was one of the most exciting to watch in TNA. If I had to pick one man that personifies what the X Division is all about, it would be this man. I have just said that he is what TNA is all about and that is because TNA used to be known for its high flying no weight limit fast paced wrestling that is the X Division. Amazing Red can revive the X Division and bring it to new heights.

I see him feuding with Chris Sabin for the X Division Championship. Back when Chris Sabin was a heel in 2006, he would still do his regular fast paced moves. He would still be athletic. Nowadays, he has taken on more of a wrestling psychology approach. He takes on the fans more and is really utilizing the cheap tactics to get over. Amazing Red would go perfect along with Chris Sabin because these two men are two professionals.

Amazing Red debuted in TNA in 2002. He was 20 years old at the time. Chris Sabin debuted in TNA in 2003. He was 21 years old. These men are known for their TNA careers. Sabin would be one that the fans would love to hate and Amazing Red is one that the fans would love to cheer for. This rivalry would give something the crowd to chant “TNA!” about, hands down.

Who TNA Should Fire


“Don’t fire Eric! Don’t fire Eric! Don’t fire Eric!” Well, I guess this makes me a heel. TNA should fire Eric Young. I have said this time and time again and I will continue to say it. Eric Young has wrestling ability. He is athletic and has what it takes to be in the best wrestling business out there.

With most people that I let go, it is because of their wrestling ability. This is not the case. With Eric, the case is that his character has gone so many changes throughout the years. First, he was with Team Canada. I usually don’t enjoy comedy gimmicks such as The Spirit Squad, Eugene, and Eric Young. Even with his paranoid gimmick, you could tell the guy had potential. After his run with Team Canada, he became Super Eric. That same year, he was with TNA Frontline feuding with the Main Event Mafia. The next year, he was in World Elite. The next year, he was in The Band. That same year, he had a gimmick as a mentally challenged person. In the next year, he started a relationship with ODB and eventually won the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championships. Starting in September, Eric Young joined up with Joseph Park. This one really made me shake my head. It felt forced. It felt as if there was no reason behind it except for Eric not having anything to do at the time.

Like I mentioned, Eric Young has great ability. It is sad to see him go and that he wasn’t used more for his wrestling skills. With all of his different gimmicks, it gives me a headache. It is like Kane. After all this time, we just have to wonder who Eric Young really is. The reason I am firing Eric Young instead of saying that he should retire is that I am not exactly sure he should retire. Saying someone should retire is like saying someone should be in the Hall of Fame. You have to be 100% sure of it. If there is any doubt in your mind, then they should not retire. As much as I would like to see him gone from TNA, I cannot 100% say that he should retire from professional wrestling. Could he have a great run in Absolute Intense Wrestling, Ring of Honor or Pro Wrestling Guerilla? He might.

Here is my up to date roster for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling:

AJ Styles
Amazing Red
Anthony Nese
Austin Aries
Bobby Roode
Bully Ray
Chavo Guerrero
Chris Sabin
Chris Daniels
Christy Hemme
Ethan Carter III
Gail Kim
Garrett Bischoff
Greg Marascuilo
Hector Guerrero
James Storm
Jay Bradley
Jeff Hardy
Jeremy Buck
Jeremy Borash
Jessie Godderz
Kenny King
King Mo
Kurt Angle
Lei’D Tapa
Max Buck
Mike Tenay
Rampage Jackson
Robbie E
Rockstar Spud
Sam Shaw
Samoa Joe
Taryn Terrell
Velvet Sky
Wes Brisco
Willie Urbina
Zema Ion

Tune in next week in the Who TNA Should Hire And Who Should Retire. You will have strong opinions on both people. That’s a promise.

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  • http://luchalibre.webs.com/ Luchador

    Young is funny they need the funny segments and the good thing about it is that there not long segments.
    Red is great the only thing he lacks is charisma and mic experience

  • http://www.tnanews.com/author/cbell/ Christopher Bell

    Young can be funny but he has had too many character changes. I am usually not a fan of the funny segments but professional wrestling says that they have to try to satisfy every fan and fans have different tastes.

    Amazing Red is a person who will make the crowd chant for him. The crowd will love him even if he does lack mic experience. Do agree with you in saying that he lacks charisma. Even though I love watching him, he isn't great at cutting a promo. On the flip side, his athletic ability is amazing.

    If we are saying that TNA is about wrestling (TNA: We Are Wrestling) then Amazing Red is a better choice than the funny Eric Young. By the way, the "We Are Wrestling" slogan is my favorite all time.

    • http://www.tnanews.com/gut-check-didnt-they-see-nexus/ Sean

      Regarding Young, he was a brilliant leader of the International group. That should of remained, as he was intimidating with the growing numbers. Able to justify his betrayal on Kevin Nash, and also, make that championship, something relevant, thus more decent content.
      Since then, everything he has been through, has pushed him down. Thanks giving hen and etc. Its an unfortunate demise, and from a wrestling perspective, Christopher has a valid point. Hes been misused, and is so unfortunate for him, with him being a decent wrestler, where he could start fresh, and rebuild. Like Austin Aries.
      But I also agree with Luchador, that you need these other elements, to help the show. The modern wrestling world, demands humour

  • Dangerous

    I like to think of Eric Young as a Mick Foley type of wrestler, a guy who likes to do different things. So far he's gone more for the comic angles, but he showed good heel skills with the World Elite. Maybe Abyss can bring out the evil side of Eric Young to add an edge to his personality.

  • Showtime

    Sorry but i have to disagree with you big time. Fire EY? I would actually push EY! Eric Young has been here since the beginning and has done what more wrestlers should do…find a gimick that works and this one works. I have been to a lot of TNA/impact wrestling events from house shows to BFG to impact tapings and EY consistently gets one of the biggest pops every time. Call me crazy but I would love to see a future episode of impact (with a heel champion) where the heel makes fun of EY and he gets a title shot later that night and shocks the world by winning the belt. I guarantee it would be one of the loudest pops we have ever heard in TNA because, one, EY is over with the fans but never gets pushed and two, because no one would expect it. He could be used as a “transitional” champion like James Storm was but i think you really could build a program around him (they could have with James storm too but i digress). I really hope they push EY at some point in the not so distant future. He deserves it, and we deserve it too.

  • http://www.tnanews.com/author/cbell/ Christopher Bell

    No disrespect to EY's wrestling ability or charisma. He is majorly over with the fans. My only problem is what you love: his character. Just can't get behind it. Whenever he comes out with Joseph Parks or ODB, I want to turn away. But his wrestling ability is there. His charisma is there. He can get pushed but if he does, he should lose the comedy gimmicks. I'm just not a fan of it. That is the reason I would fire him. How many times do we have to see him in a turkey suit on Thanksgiving? Do I really want to see him challenge Miss Tessmacher to a bikini contest to come out in Spongebob boxers? Do I want to see a Super Eric? (Which was basically a Mr. America/Hulk Hogan ripoff)

    I want to see wrestling. Ring of Honor is great at this. Absolute Intense Wrestling is great at this. Pro Wrestling Guerilla is great at this. There are so many great wrestlers in the independent scene. Even AJ Styles pointed out that TNA should sign Delirious, if they keep him with the same gimmick. Comedy is not the reason I watch wrestling.

    Eric Young is majorly over with the fans. The fans have always loved him. But are you saying that we couldn't hire people in TNA that would be just as over as Eric Young is? I'm sure we can. He is replaceable. Over time, the fans will start to love someone else just as much.

    Eric Young has been there almost since the beginning of TNA. He is like other fan favorites such as Jay Lethal, Petey Williams and Sonjay Dutt. It is not the best feeling in the world to say that a TNA original should go. But I do believe based on his character, that is time for him to go.

    Also, make sure to read this coming week's edition of Who TNA Should Hire And Who Should Retire. The person that I want to hire is someone every other TNA fan would hire and the person that I would fire will shock everyone. Also, starting in January, every month for Who TNA Should Hire And Fire will be themed. In January, I will take two months rebuilding the Knockouts division.

    • Showtime

      I agree that ODB and Joseph Park making you want to turn it off, but Eric is not the first wrestler with real ability and charisma being buried by crappy booking. Look at some of the crap that the greats in the WWE did. Steve Austin and Kurt Angle singing kumbaya and jimmy crack corn? Mr McMahons kiss my ass club, HHH dressed as Kane having sex with a dead body???? Kinda makes what EY has been doing not seem so bad. My point is, yes, kill off the ODB and Joseph Park storylines (and hurry along the Joseph Park /Abyss storyline or fire Joseph Park). EY still has to be a little crazy because that is who he is….he is a little crazy. Let him come out on his own, let him clap and pump up the fans. Let him get a few wins under his belt and give him something you really never have, a push. If it still doesnt work then let him go but i truely believe that if he got the right push, EY would be gold. Look forward to your next edition.

  • Ryan b

    The X Division has no division. Chris Sabin has no one. Amazing Red would help. Cheap option for TNAs budget

  • Tna-babemagnet

    eric young is starting to have more meaning in tna again now, because he is the important link in the joseph park/abyss storyline. Imagine bad infulence vs eric young and abyss for the tag titles- epic

  • tnadude

    EY loses his job, yet Chavo stays… SMH…

    I do miss Red though. Gotta give you that one.

    • http://www.tnanews.com/author/cbell/ Christopher Bell

      There are many people still on this roster that I would fire or retire but have not wanted to do so yet bercause they are not appearing on TNA right now. It's better to get rid of the ones that are appearing weekly on TV that I do not want to watch right away than to get rid of ones that we hardly see.

      • tnadude

        That makes no sense. You always cut the dead wood first. Trim the fat. Whatever you want to call it.

        And in this case, Chavo is dead weight. Can't get over. You're content to keep him on the roster collecting a check for nothing, because we don't have to see him every week.

        EY (and yes, I'm a fan of his, but you singled him out – I'd have defended a lot of others the same way) is working his tail off and getting big pops. His gimmick issues are TNA's fault, not his. He's executed his gimmicks flawlessly and should be rewarded.

        Same goes for Robbie E. Yes, I also want to slap the TV every time I see him on it. But that's because he has an awful character. Robbie E. the wrestler is actually talented in and out of the ring and should be rewarded for it.

        You can't throw the baby out with the bath water. Gotta fix the water instead..