As you all know this series was designed to both help create more content for the site and at the same time shine some light on stars of companies from both the past and present. With all things considered and since I pick a former TNA in the last edition of this series I chose to pick someone still with the company for this one.
It feels like Rob Straus has been with TNA for a lot longer then he has been, but to put things into perspective when Rob first debuted in TNA I was in high school as a Junior I do believe and now I am in my last semester in college and he is still with TNA wrestling. I believe this is a testament to how valuable TNA views Rob is to their brand as if they didn't think he was valuable he wouldn't be with the company anymore. In all honesty their are a very small number of people that I have followed since their days on the indies Gargano, Rollins, Bryan, Eckos, and only a few others. So as a fan of Robbie E I am extremely proud to see him having this amount of success on a bigger stage.
Below is a list of Robbie E's achievements throughout his career:
- One time TNA Television Champion
- Two time TNA Tag Team Champion
- Two time TNA X-Division Champion
- ECWA Hall of Fame (2006)
- Two time ECWA Tag Team Champion
- One time ECWA Mid-Atlantic Champion
Back in the early part of the Summer for the first time in a while the WWE actually gave us "Spring Cleaning" from the main roster. As a good number of names were let go by the big company up in Stamford. Now before I get into the post I just want to address the critics I have one question for you "Would you rather have Sandow not be in wrestling anymore or at least no on TV anymore." Look at EC3, Drew Galloway, Lashley, and other former WWE talent who finally got the opportunity to realize the potential a lot of us always new they had.
For the last two years not many people were more entertaining and over with the fan base then Mr. Sandow as it didn't matter what name they gave him or even if he was a parody of Hulk Hogan or a stunt double for The Miz he still made it work. Now much like Ethan Carter when he debuted this is Rex's opportunity to show what the WWE never let him show off and maybe realize his potential. Let him do it his way!!
It's been known for years that TNA and the international company AAA have had a working agreement of some kind and this is dating back to the days of Jeff Jarrett being with the company as Jeff is a former AAA World Champion. Now I will say the relationship between the companies hasn't been the best over the years but they have remained at least some what amicable over the years with each other.
Recently it seems the relationship has hit another snag as it seems like relations between the two have soured as the original plan was to have TNA stars included in the AAA Triplemania event. However, as of now the plans seemed to have changed as no TNA stars are set to appear on the Triplemania event and seven matches have already been announced.
Now this could be nothing but just a case of plans changing, but we must not forget that TNA does have history of not playing well with others. For example, look at their past with Japanese wrestling companies as NJPW and Wrestle-1 have a history with TNA and neither relationship ended. Then again it seems TNA's loss is Ring of Honor's gain as ROH took over the working agreement with NJPW a few years after TNA lost the agreement. Is this another case of that or is just plans have changed, considering the fact that TNA seems to be in transition I think it would've helped the company if they were able to send talent to Mexico for AAA's biggest show of the year, but always next year.
Building things from the ground up it takes time and money to get things under control. Before TNA came around most of the talent were struggling to find their place in world of pro-wrestling. A perfect example of this case is prior to Chris Harris and James Storm arriving in TNA they were lost among a whole host of Independent wrestlers. Not long after the company got started management decided that Harris & Storm would be better as team then individuals and thus America's Most Wanted was born and they would become one the best teams in TNA History.
They would also be a part of one of the first big feuds in TNA and the feud that lead to not just one of the first cage matches in TNA but also one of the first six sides of steel in TNA between AMW and Triple X (Chris Daniels, Low-Ki, and Elix Skipper.)
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