Every Monday and Friday, I have a wrestling column for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Today's piece is talking about the booking decision to turn Angle's HOF induction into a storyline.
The following is an excerpt:
TNA is slapping its own Hall of Fame in the face. Making it a gimmick. Angle uses it to further a storyline, which is ridiculous. The ceremony the night before didn't even have company president Dixie Carer there because she's now a heel on-camera, and they wanted to protect her character.
Hall of Fames aren't supposed to be a work. It's a night to drop kayfabe. You have every other night in the year to further storylines. Too often they can't do it right then, so don't tarnish what should be a good ceremony to celebrate great performers.
It all piles up on the case of why TNA can't be taken seriously on so many levels. It can't even honor people correctly.
WWE's Hall of Fame gets criticized for the lack of consistent criteria on who goes in each year to its class ― but at least it's done with the proper presentation. It's a spectacle. It's a big deal. It's about the people being inducted.
To read the full column which includes Angle's future along with Sting and Hogan—click here.