You know, like a lot of folks who actually watch Impact Wrestling, I was actually interested when the Aces & Eights story-line first started. Sure, it was another clichéd invasion type story-line but it had some potential.
A bunch of masked motorcycle guys were making the lives of the whole TNA roster a living hell, they even had Ole Anderson’s old voice box in their promos! Another thing the story-line had going for it, was the fact that it wasn’t going to be a story-line done in 2 months, but one that would play out for more than 6 meaning that we would all be anticipating a big reveal. Of course, being that it’s TNA Wrestling there is always some way to screw the whole darn thing up!
First, we have Devon being revealed as a member along with the wrestler formerly known as Festus. And I am assuming the goal is the slowly continue to reveal members of the group until the leader is finally revealed. Of course, once Aces & Eights lost on Sunday at Final Resolution it rendered them meaningless as an invading stable. After all, once a group of invaders are beaten, why should anyone fear them? Now it just seems like the whole reveal is dragging and a lot of fans are waiting for it to simply be over. Does it matter who the leader is at this point? I am very disappointed with TNA for screwing up something that could have been big.
No one should have been unmasked as a member up until the leader himself was revealed. And the leader of the crew should have been someone who truly had a bone to pick with Impact Wrestling. Now, it just seems like however the feud ends, that it will be something disappointing. A lot of fans look at Doc as nothing more than a WWE reject who once played some wrestler who went crazy when the bell rung, and Devon truly doesn’t deserve to get sucked into this vortex as it just doesn’t make sense from a story-line standpoint. He should be part of the TNA folks fighting the good fight against the invaders.
And of course, I think that it’s pretty obvious to Garret Bischoff and Wes Brisco are going to eventually turn on Kurt Angle and be revealed as members of Aces & Eights. I will also be honest and say that I was surprised that they didn’t do it on Sunday, maybe they want to make us all wait but once again doesn’t it really matter? Garret Bischoff being at the center of everything will just be another form of idiotic nepotism running rampant in TNA cause the product itself to suffer.
The biggest issue with TNA is the fact that everything they show improvement and take steps forward, they always end up taking a few steps back with idiotic and illogical story-lines. In the end, we are going to have to ask ourselves where the logic is with Aces & Eights. Are the ratings getting any better? Are they the ones who people are tuning in to see? I would guess no, TNA’s best asset is the fact that they have a better roster of athletes than WWE it just seems like a lot of the writing has no direction.
So TNA, please put the kibosh on this whole Aces & Eights thing, and let’s back to the wrestling. The product can get better, and they don’t need a stable that looks about as tough and as interesting as the NOW B-Team or a group of WWE mid-card rejects.
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