Carl J. Snyder
To me, 2009 was the height of the KO division. In that year, in spite of the loss of Gail Kim the year before, the division was at its deepest. You still had Kong, Angelina, Taylor, Tara, a young Madison Rayne and ODB. But what made it great was the Fab Five. I group these women together because they were deserving of the KO championship, never held the title. They were Roxxi, Alyssa Flash, Daffney, Sarita, and Hamada.
All five women were at least credible wrestlers, with Hamada being perhaps the best to ever set foot in TNA (yes even better than Gail). Think of the matches they each could have had with the title on the line. Think of the rivalries that could have been or expanded. Instead while Hamada and Sarita got tag title reigns separately, neither ever really even sniffed singles gold. Alyssa was made into a glorified jobber, Roxxi was fired constantly, and Daffney received a title push that was abruptly cut off for no apparent reason. By 2011, only Sarita was left, and Daffney was suing the company. What a waste.
So now, in 2016, two-fifths of a new Fab Five are in place: Jade and Rosemary. Will TNA add three more to the equation? More importantly, can they learn form the mistakes of the past? I would hate to see another Fab Five go to waste…
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