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Recently I have been talking a lot about both the WWE Hall of Fame and also the Wrestling Express Hall of Fame. But I just felt it necessary to also include TNA in the Hall of Fame discussion as they will be inducting someone else into the Hall of Fame this year. With the negative "press" out of the way and now some stability as far as ownership this should allow the company to focus on what matters and that is building for a future. I feel as though part of building for a future is honoring and remembering the past which is why I am a big advocate of the Hall of Fame. With Gail Kim joining four other names in the Hall of Fame last year I have two names in mind that could join the Hall of Fame this year:
Jerry Jarrett: There is no other person out their that can lay claim to having a direct impact on TNA even if it was a short impact for health reasons I still believe it was profound enough. Jerry along with his son Jeff co-founded TNA Wrestling in June of 2002. Jerry would leave the wrestling business due to health concerns which saw him sell his stake in TNA to Carter Family specifically Bob Carter (Dixie's father) this would give the Carter's majority control of the company. However, in many if not for Jerry there would be no TNA and with that being the case I feel like not having Jarrett in the Hall of Fame especially since he and Jeff reconciled there issues after over a decade of not speaking now would be a perfect time. If TNA wants to honor those who helped pave the way for the company then there is nobody better to honor then one of the men responsible for establishing the company in the first place.
America's Most Wanted: The other possible inductees this year I think should be AMW aka the biggest tag team in the early days of TNA. Chris Harris and James Storm were in many ways TNA's first success outside of the X-division as they would become two of the most popular names in TNA and would be staples of the company until Wildcat left. Though the road may have been bumpy and a little unexpected that doesn't change the impact that AMW had on the legacy of TNA and the fact that they deserve to be honored and remembered for all their accomplish and just how much of an important part they played in the early days of TNA.