So on to the topic does TNA need a face of the company. Right now the psuedo faces of the company are Hulk Hogan and Dixie Carter. While there is nothing wrong with this I can’t help but feel the company would do better with a wrestling face.
The WWE as a prime example is big on having a face for the company. Hulk Hogan to Stone Cold/The Rock to John Cena. The face doesn’t have to be a good guy but someone who can move tickets whether by fans wanting to see them win or lose. Cena is such a huge draw because fans pay to see him win or lose. He gets huge wrestling crowds coming in groups sporting “We Hate Cena” signs and shirts. I’m not a big expert on Ring of Honor so correct me if I’m wrong but I’m under the impression that Bryan Danielson could’ve been considered the face of ROH.
Before they started the whole AJ Styles/Ric Flair deal he would’ve been the perfect face for TNA. This whole crappy Ric Flair copy gimmick is ruining his fanbase. These older guys pushing the younger guys out of the spotlight essentially makes it harder to push a face. Right now however it seems they are grooming Rob Van Dam to take that spot. Which is a good idea because he is one of the most popular wrestlers in North America. If they fuck up this RVD push though (which I’m praying they don’t) the Pope would be my next in line. They had a great chance to put the World Title on him and cement him as a main eventer and essentially make him a huge star but that loss to AJ destroyed all his momentum. Pope has a great gimmick and far better mic skills then AJ Styles with ring skills to back it up (although his finisher sucks something fierce). I’d even say Jay Lethal could potentially be this “face” for the company but I doubt they will pursue that.
Comment and troll below with whether you agree or disagree on if TNA needs someone who can their “face”. Essentially whether or not they need someone fans can come to cheer or boo and someone who can move merchandise.
Until next time (and sorry for not covering Smackdown).