It has been a while since I just plucked a random wrestling video off of Youtube, but seeing this pop up was something couldn't leave alone. In the past this is one of the storylines I wish I was writing in a more serious way than I was because I would've loved to breakdown how this storyline was done and why it could've been better. The first time around the Main Event Mafia slowly came together during the year 2008 and in my opinion this one of the reasons that the 2007-2009 period was the peak period for Impact Wrestling.
Below we see the attempted reformation of the Main Event Mafia as an answer to the Aces and Eights faction. At this point though the Aces and Eights story was boarding on the cusps of a flop and needed a shot in the arm to bring the angle back to where it use to be. In the end things didn't come together because of Kevin Nash and Booker, T resigning back with WWE at this time derailing the plans, but this was still early in arch for the story. In my opinion, this story was one of the last big angles for TNA when they were on Spike as they would end up leaving Spike the following year.
As the anniversary of Impact Wrestling draws closer and we continue to look back I've stumble upon a gem from what was a dark time in Impact Wrestling's past. For the most part 2009-2011 was a very unmemorable period of time in the world of wrestling expect for a few bright spots. One of those bright spots was Jay Lethal's feud with Fortune and specifically his impression of Ric Flair. In my opinion, there is nobody in wrestling that is better at impressions then Jay Lethal he's not only has the voice down, but had the mannerism down to a tee.
The segment on the left took place during the feud and it led into the match on the right. Now there is no doubting that AJ Styles and Jay Lethal are two of the best wrestlers in the world to this day, but at this point Jay hadn't broken yet and AJ was still a step below the newest former WWE star in the company. Overall this should've been Jay's path to the main event and becoming a star in Impact Wrestling, but there was just more going on behind the camera then we knew for that to happen. Either way though both Jay & AJ put on display just how good they are why both men have become household names in the world of wrestling.
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