For the longest time especially after the WWE got rid of the cruiserweight title TNA's X-division was something different and something you weren't able to find in the other company. But like most things the X-division had growing pains and just about died in the year 2010 when Abyss was made X-division champion. Then due to the talent TNA had the division during this period the X-division came back to life and has stayed alive for the last couple of years though it isn't a healthy now as it once was.
The X-division made TNA an alternative and it gave people a reason to like TNA over the competitor. Whether it was Jerry Lynn vs AJ Styles, AJ Styles vs Low-Ki, Amazing Red vs Kid Kash, or various other matches the early days of TNA were centered around the X-Division. Even after a couple of year move into 2005 and we find the top feud in TNA is Daniels vs Styles vs Joe for the X-Division title. Fast forward even longer to more recent years and you will see that X-division lost it's way and in my opinion growing pains are a perfect way to describe it. Much like everything else in TNA the X-division needed to be re-launched and given a new focus maybe not like it was but similar.
Though TNA may have lost the likes of Samoa Joe, Chris Sabin, Kazarian, and others who used populate the division that gives TNA opportunity to make new stars for the future of the X-division. Because in my book for TNA have some success they have show why they are different then other companies on TV and much like the last post about the Knockouts, the X-division is not only something that TNA has done right, but also is something that makes TNA different. However, a meaningless division is like not having a division at all and for time TNA had that, I hope that the X-division never returns to that time is long past the growing pains of 2010. Being different or the alternative is a lot better then being like others because being the alternative helps you stick and get noticed, that's what TNA was and what I hope TNA can move back to.