Please sign the #RevivetheXDivision petition. We are not done. It has to continue if we want TNA to listen.
However, when two guys who have been two of the cornerstones of your company (one guy who, no matter what shit gimmick TNA put him in, he shined in as a face and was really starting to excel as a heel, who not to mention was your King of the Mountain Champion and the other who, in my opinion was one of the most consistent and underrated guys back in the early days and who you could always rely on, who also by the way, YOU JUST REUNITED WITH HIS TAG TEAM PARTNER AND PUT THE BELTS ON!!!!) want nothing more than a pay raise and was denied said raise, then why in the blue hell are you touting the fact that you can afford to bring in not one, not two, but 5, again, 5 new pieces of talent if you can't even decide to give two men who gave everything for your company and wanted to stay a goddamn pay raise.
You would think that after getting burned time and time again by guys who were just using you as a stepping stone to move on to bigger feds, that you would want to reward the people that have been loyal to you and try your damnest to hold on to them. Apparently, that doesn't seem to be the case here. Now, before anyone jumps all over me, like I said in the beginning of this, I'm glad they are bringing in new talent. I'm glad they are starting to realize they need fresh faces and fresh feuds and not the same boring old shit. But you still need the veterans there to help these guys along the way, and Roode and Young were about as two TNA veterans guys as you are going to get. Now only Abyss is the longest tenured man on the roster, with him being there since day one without leaving. Now we have a tag team division that is depleted yet again and with a hasty title change yet again (they got to get new belts as I feel the current ones are cursed as all hell). Lastly, now a feud that we could have really sink our teeth into with Bram and Young will be rushed and leave us with a feeling of what could have been.
Basically, what happened here is the equivalent of a guy whose worked the same job for 10 years, always being loyal to the company and the day that he goes in and asks for what he thinks is a fair request for all those years, his boss flat out tells him, "No, I'm not gonna do that but can you teach the new guy that I really like everything you know so that he can replace you?" Again, I have no problem with TNA bringing in new faces and fresh talent, but at the same time, don't forget to reward those who have been loyal to you for all these years.
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