The big TNA angle regarding ‘Immortal’ and the big heel turn, made TNA even more mediocre with its booking and decisions.
‘Immortal and Fortune’:
While I think giving the title to Jeff Hardy was good, Hardy's mic skills are really lackluster and disappointing, even back when he was with the WWE, it was not his big attraction, and I think for that element, it may have cost him from becoming the WHC\WWE champion for a while.
On top of Hardy's bad mic skills, Fortune started to really become a bad group with its wrestling, and while I do not like comparing TNA and WWE usually, the major thing that me and my partner Jay from our podcast, is that the storylines and angles are quite good, but the actual wrestling from both Fortune and Nexus is really average at best. Don’t get me wrong, AJ Styles is really good, and Beer Money had some decent matches since forming ‘Fortune’, but as a whole, the matches were bad, and this could akin to the fact that ‘Fortune’ had a big feud with EV2, which could be the main issue since a lot of EV2's wrestlers are not active or just rusty on top of the really bad segments.
Speaking about ‘Fortune’ with anything good related to angles, the decision to turn Matt Morgan face was a terrible for TNA and their ‘Face’ roster, giving Morgan TWO freaking title shots gives me a headache, even though it is obvious that TNA needed a “job” feud to establish Hardy as the champion.
Turning Douglas Williams face was a weird decision, but fair. The bigger problem I have with it, is that both Morgan and Williams shouldn’t have been in ‘Fortune’ to being with, and it’s almost like TNA wanted to turn someone against ‘Fortune’ to start something. But for the news\reports people who are trying to be updated, TNA thought about turning AJ Face and do a big Hardy Vs AJ feud, but again, it would not make sense to throw such a big feud for Hardy with his first “title defense” feud, and obviously, that is why RVD “lost his chance” for a title show, and why Anderson is out of action.
Mid-card and Tag Team:
While I do think the MCMGuns are great and talented, their ‘Face’ run is annoying to watch, their taunts (nothing against Detroit, its more about the actual taunts and not what it means) are cheesy, and their move-set really started to be bad with its ‘Face’ direction, especially around the Team 3D match last month.
Speaking of Team 3D, the main decision to separate Devon and Rey was bad, they had a really bad banter feud between them when Jessy Neal was in the picture and it was just abysmal to watch and listen. I understand TNA wanted to do something different, but as most people know, both Devon and Rey are not very good individually, and it hurts the mid-card TV time with really boring segments and almost no wrestling.
Another big reason the tag team division is pretty bad at the moment is the poor teaming of wrestlers, and while it’s not new, Ink Inc are really bad, they got no charisma and Neal is just a bad wrestler, and I'm not even talking about the wasted money for Moore. On top of Ink Inc, the really awful decision to turn Generation Me heels only lead to frustrating heel matches for them instead of doing their great matches and moves they used to do beforehand.
X-Division? What is that?
After the big (and pretty bad) feud between Jay Lethal and Ric Flair, it was reported that TNA want to elevate Jay Lethal to the main event status, but behold, TNA realized Lethal is not a main event star and they just now realized he will always be an X-Division wrestler with some good potential that will always be marked with his bad gimmicks and move sets\finishers.
Unlike Lethal, “Robbie E” is still a young and somewhat fresh wrestler that showed some good moves, but the moronic “Jersey Shore” esque gimmick hurts him and TNA because he got a lot of athleticism and solid wrestling moves.
Brian Kendrick is a solid light\high-flying wrestler, and the decision to stick him with EV2 was poor and uncharacteristic of TNA to realize that Kendrick can be a good wrestler when needed, and not focus on his bad gimmicks.
The main reason TNA is disappointing (to be gentle) at the moment is the (it’s like that for years) bad creative decisions that TNA have made in the past month and a half or so. On top of keeping wrestlers like Angle out of TV to sell a stupid angle with Jeff Jarret, and keeping good wrestlers out of TV to push idiotic angles like Jordan and Young teaming up on TV just made everything worse to begin with, and the on-going Rhino\RVD\Dreamer story is just a horrible thing to show for proper wrestling fans. Stop it TNA.