I guess my first introduction to what could be considered x-division wrestling came around 1973-74 when I was just a teenager. I grew up watching guys like Terry Funk, Dick Murdoch & Ricky Romero but one guy that caught my eye was someone you guys may not have even heard of. Rikki Starr. He was British & wrestled in ballet slippers. He may not have been the biggest guy in the ring & usually got beaten up by the likes of Cyclon Negro, Moose Morowski & Pak Song, but the guy stood out.
Forwarding to current wrestling, my X-Division interest is not so much in the high flyers such as Tigre Uno. That being said, I enjoy watching his matches very much. But I'd rather see a more grounded, technical style instead of the constant flying around. There wasn't a whole lot of top rope action in matches between AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels & Samoa Joe, but those were & still are, some of the best x-division matches I've ever seen. I'd like to see more of that.
While I will always enjoy watching guys like Uno, DJ Z & Mark Andrews because they are highly entertaining, I find myself missing guys like Doug Williams who wrestled the ground based x-division style. I think there's room for both styles in TNA. Like they say, "Variety is the spice of life".
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