Welcome to another installment of #TNATalk where I answer your questions involving TNA Wrestling/Impact Wrestling. If you have a question for me to answer, send them to me at this link or write them in the box below or tweet them by using "#TNATalk".
Will Jeff Hardy return from his injury as Willow?
I can certainly see Jeff Hardy come back to Impact Wrestling as Willow, but it wouldn't make sense. Willow was created because of the dictatorship of Dixie Carter when she "ran" Impact Wrestling with the whole Dixie Land gimmick. When Kurt Angle took over, he told Jeff to go back as his normal self, which he did, but he did state that we didn't see the last of Willow. So, while he could very well come back, there is no dictator leadership controlling the show. As far as we know, no one is running the show. Willow was bizarre and a very strange character, but he certainly caught your eye.
Why is Samoa Joe still on TNA programming and what will they do now since he is out of the company and The Beat Down Clan?
It's quite simple why Samoa Joe is still on TNA programming... The Impact Wrestling shows that are airing now have been filmed before Samoa Joe and TNA parted ways. It is quite wild that we see Joe on a ROH show Sunday night and then see him on Impact Wrestling the coming Friday. That's the business. As far as what TNA will do since he is gone, they will continue to operate like they normally do. As far as The Beat Down Clan, I'm sure the faction will continue just like how they handled the Aces & 8s faction, unless they get rid of The BDC moving forward (I haven't read any spoilers and I'm not sure how it will be handled for the upcoming tapings). We will have to wait and see.
One thing I want to point out is how TNA Wrestling spent all this time developing The Beat Down Clan from giving them main event matches to quite a bit of camera time on each show only to see a member of the group leave. Factions are supposed to at least help one star rise to the occasion. I was hoping Samoa Joe would be back on top afterwards. Will Low Ki be? I can't see it. Personally, I think Kenny King has charisma oozing out of his veins and can really be quite a talent on the show!
Why is TNA turning James Storm into Bray Wyatt?
I don't think they are making James Storm like Bray Wyatt. Sure, there can be some comparisons made, but I look it differently just by their goals and objectives. Bray Wyatt brought his "family" in while James Storm is recruiting people to not only follow him but to take over. James Storm has a bigger plan, it seems, with The Revolution. I think the company can go a long way with the faction both on the show as well as story wise. The group can't be stuck in the tag team division. They will slowly die there. I can see James Storm becoming TNA World Champion with the group having this hold over the show and company. It sounds like the same old, but I think they are creepy enough that it would be more interesting and intriguing than Aces & 8s and The Beat Down Clan. They can also recruit people like a version of the NWO. Lots of possibilities!
Is TNA back in the Impact Zone for good?
We always see this with TNA Wrestling. They go on the road and then return to the Impact Zone. They go back on the road and then come back to the Impact Zone. It's not entirely bad if you look at it financially. However, when the company returned to Universal Studios the last time, the crowd was very poor and I felt it actually hurt the shows. No one seemed interested. I am optimistic this go around as I always try to hope for the best. Sadly, it seems that wherever TNA Wrestling goes in the United States they have some sort of problem with the crowds... Either they only want to show the first two rows and leave the rest of the arena dark or they will show a crowd that doesn't have one ounce of excitement. We should soak up the United Kingdom shows while we can! But to finalize the answer, I don't see TNA sticking around Universal Studios for good. They will produce a shows that they announced the dates for and then will probably move elsewhere to produce another series of shows. That seems to be their business strategy.
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