Hello and welcome to another edition of Triple X! Since I have two huge topics to talk about, this will be more of a Double X. Those two topics are Victory Road and the 10 WWE releases.
X- The WWE had a huge roster change this week, as ten wrestlers were cut. I will take a look at each wrestler, see why he or she was cut, if he or she was fairly cut, and if TNA should get him or her.
Billy Gunn- This one took a lot longer than I thought. He had been trying to get out of the WWE for a long time, and he was finally let go. I don’t think that he had the right to be complaining, being as the WWE was giving him a fair chance even though he didn’t have much anymore. Obviously TNA already signed him, but I hope that he re-unites with B.G. James, because Gunn isn’t good anymore on his own.
A-Train- This one didn’t surprise me too much. He was sent to Raw a couple of weeks after Wrestlemania, and he was on once, where he lost to Benoit. He was fairly cut because the WWE didn’t have anything for him to do. He had been pushed in his career, even as intercontinental champion, but never got a crowd response. He’s the type of guy that TNA doesn’t need, because he would just be a pointless mid-carder.
Test- This one was pretty disappointing in my view. He earned his stripes in the WWE, and he gets released. The worst part of it is, is that he is injured right now. What happened to the WWE’s policy of not releasing wrestlers until they’re fully healed? Also, Johnny Ace told Test that he could sign with them when he’s healthy, and he obviously said no. That is totally unprofessional of the WWE in my opinion. I think TNA should pick him up, and I hope they do because he’s pretty good, and could add something in my opinion.
Gail Kim- Her being released was a pretty big surprise. She was actually a good women’s wrestler. I thought that the WWE would try to improve the women’s division, but this is taking one step back. Maybe this means that Alexis Laree will be promoted to Raw soon. I don’t think TNA will grab her, and it definitely wouldn’t be at Victory Road because I’m guessing that they already had someone in mind before she got released. I think that she should go to TNA in the near future if they make an effort to have a strong women’s division.
Nidia- After Wrestlemania, this wouldn’t have seemed like a possibility. She was going to Raw, and she was unhappy. She then got implants as the WWE requested, and she was in line for a big push to become the women’s champion. Wow, that really happened. Like I said before, Tough Enough isn’t a good way to judge people. Just because you can do more push-ups than everyone else doesn’t mean that you should get a WWE contract. TNA won’t pick her up, and I’m glad.
Chuck Palumbo- He had something good going in 2002 when he was with Billy Gunn. Nobody cared for him when he was in the FBI, probably because nobody watches Velocity. There’s no point in picking him up, and TNA probably won’t.