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 Posted: Wed Apr 5th, 2017 06:35 pm
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Kriss wrote: srossi wrote: bpickering wrote:

Aron Rex (real name Aaron Steven Haddad) aka the former Damien Sandow is gone from Impact Wrestling. Rex had missed the last set of Impact Wrestling tapings due to a filming commitment with a movie.

Rex debuted in August 2016 for the company. sources indicate that while it had been announced Rex had signed a deal with Impact (then known as TNA), he was never actually under a signed contract.

Wow, what a missed opportunity with him.  He came in as a red hot underutilized WWE star who the fans were begging to cheer for, within a month he was a stale mid-carder, and within a few months he was Liberace.  So TNA.

The funny thing is, he might be a prime candidate for NXT, following the Drew McIntyre route.

No chance, I don't think his heart's in it. To get back into WWE/NXT you really need to bust your ass and prove yourself. An unsuccessful few months in TNA does not a new NXT star make. Add him to Wade Barrett and Ryback as guys with potential who are done as far as ever making it in wrestling. I don't think Cody Rhodes will ever be back either. I can't see many TNA guys making it to WWE now with Jarrett in charge. Plus, the quality of wrestlers in TNA has taken a nose-five with the new indie scrubs they've brought in.

Cody will be back within 3 years, I'd bet on it.  He's a hustler, he's smart, he gets himself over online, he has the legacy, and a brother still working there who will likely go into the HOF one day.  He needs to cool off and do his own thing and then he'll return.   

Sandow...we'll see.  I don't know how they left it.  If he left on good terms I could see HHH bringing him back with no promise of getting called up but just to be a good, over, veteran presence on the NXT roster and a mini-draw on house shows.  Keep in mind that the NXT roster periodically gets decimated all at once by call-ups (like right now) and a guy like him could be valuable at those times.  Not everyone in NXT has to be a future WWE champion.

And yeah, TNA roster quality is at an all-time low.  These new guys are all interchangeable indy scrubs, and presented that way too.  I've seen "luchadores" in their first match at high school gyms who have a better look than some of the guys TNA has brought in.    

Last edited on Wed Apr 5th, 2017 06:36 pm by srossi

This thread was great before AA ruined it.