TNA Wrestling: You Crossed the Line

Ian HarrisonCorrespondent IMay 12, 2009

ORANGE, CA - MAY 08:  Wrestler Mick Foley arrives at the Lions Gate Premiere of 'See No Evil' at the Century Stadium Promenade 25 on May 8, 2006 in Orange, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

I'm not a casual wrestling fan.  I don't tune in every once in a while to catch up on title-holders, results, and story-lines.  For the longest time I watched wrestling four times a week.  Starting about seven months ago, that trend changed.

I hate Sting.  I can't tell you why, because honestly I don't know.  But I do know that I hate him as a wrestler.  When he's on TV, I change the channel.  When he's champion of a company, I don't watch its programming.

I stopped watching TNA regularly.  Sure, I would check it out every once in a while, and when I did, I would remember why I hadn't seen it in so long.

I had been a fan of TNA Wrestling since around 2005/2006 when I came across some old TNA DVDs in the local Wal-Mart.  I fell in love with TNA the first time I saw the Canadian Destroyer, and I fell deeper when I seen the Jeff Hardy/Jeff Jarrett Ladder Match.

I've always marked for the NWO, and nothing was closer to the NWO then TNA's "Kings of Wrestling" (a stable led by Jeff Jarrett with Scott Hall and Kevin Nash)

I watched TNA whenever I could.  I even bought Genesis with my own money so I could see one of my favorites make his debut on TNA programming, Christian (Cage).

Now that Mick Foley is champion, I refuse to even watch the show at all.  I'm all for veterans contributing, but at a certain point, Foley shouldn't be World Champion.  I don't like old champions.  The only exception to this for me is Terry Funk's ECW title run.

The reason old champions is such a taboo move, is that the TNA I fell in love with was based about giving the guys who wouldn't get shots in the WWE the respect they deserve, and it seems like I blinked and TNA became the WWE's fourth brand.

They have no identity, and even worse then that, all their talent is leaving.  It's rumored that Kurt Angle will join Christian and Gail Kim in a return to the WWE.  Petey Williams and Sonjay Dutt have also recently left TNA.

With the recent moves to incorporate foreign wrestlers, it seems like TNA is hell bent on becoming a copy of old WCW.  We all know how well WCW turned out.

There is nothing worth watching in TNA anymore.

Unless you want to see Team 3-D continue to have title run after title run while teams like LAX and The Motor City Machine Guns are playing second fiddle...

Unless you want to see Awesome Kong do the same exact thing for another year...

Unless you want to see old guys like Scott Steiner, Booker T, Sting, Mick Foley, and Jeff Jarrett dominate the main event when you have guys who are much more talented waiting...

Unless you want to continuously see talented people be released because of backstage politics engineered by the same people who are poisoning the roster...

Unless you want to see Sting win another title at Bound for Glory...

Stop watching TNA.

I am announcing my boycott of TNA.  Unless one of the the following things happens, this will not end.

1. Alex Shelley or Chris Sabin wins the TNA World Title.

2. Scott Steiner, Sting, Mick Foley, Jeff Jarrett, and Kevin Nash all stop wrestling.

3. Hell freezes over.