10 TNA Storylines You Completely Forgot About
The legacy of TNA has many positives and negatives that everyone remembers today. However, there were the forgotten stories that are no longer discussed. TNA has unfortunately fallen into this pattern of having promising ideas that don’t achieve the success needed to leave a legacy.
The wrestlers in question have had their fair share of ups and downs with the ideas in mind. TNA Creative hasn’t always been known for putting talent in the right position to succeed. The following angles didn’t work for a variety of reasons, most of which fall into these categories. Each of the storylines in question are never discussed or recalled despite the time TNA devotes to them.
ten BG James Choosing between Kip James and 3 Live Kru
Billy Gunn signing with TNA led to him using the name Kip James and entering a storyline with his former tag partner. TNA used Road Dogg as B.G. James in a three-way rap faction with Konnan and R-Truth.
Kip James attempted to sow dissension in the band by planting seeds to turn BG against their new buddies. BG eventually shut down Kip to stay tied to 3 Live Kru. Kip eventually turned face to reunite the New Age Outlaws after Konnan and R-Truth moved on.
9 The beautiful people who think Daffney is Sarah Palin
One of the weirdest stories to come from the mind of Vince Russo in TNA saw Daffney play a parody of Sarah Palin. The American politician was running for Vice President at the time and made headlines for some insane moments.
Angelina Love and Velvet Sky brought on “The Governor” with the running joke of them actually believing it was the real Palin. Daffney’s big payout that cheated on them for months saw The Beautiful People attack and cut her hair to end this thing.
8 Shane Douglas Mentoring The Naturals
The early years of TNA saw the company trying to find a way to use legends to help young stars. Shane Douglas went from part-time wrestler to broadcaster to manager. Douglas’s managerial job came while he ran The Naturals.
Andy Douglas and Chase Stevens were both liked by TNA and hoped to get there with America’s Most Wanted as teams to build their tag team division. Douglas became their mentor by giving behind-the-scenes lessons, but the act didn’t last long enough to help anyone involved.
7 Taryn Terrell flirts with Gail Kim’s husband
The rivalry between Gail Kim and Taryn Terrell helped add some all-time great moments for the Knockouts division. Kim was a heel early in the Classic Matches feud, but TNA decided to revive him when the two were at different stages of their careers.
Terrell returned from a struggle absence to play a heel character leading The Dollhouse. One of her most despicable acts came when she tried to get inside Gail’s head by flirting with her husband Robert Irvine and trying to strike up a friendship with their children. Kim finally got her revenge on Taryn when they had matches to pay for the angle.
6 Raven loses her hair during the game
Raven deciding to go with shorter hair for her look made sense for him to lose it in a match. Shane Douglas and James Mitchell arguing with Raven saw him lose the hair-to-hair match and having to shave his head afterwards.
TNA didn’t have that many viewers at the time to make it a forgotten and underrated storyline. Raven did a great promo the following week with the remarkable line of “you hurt me, and I didn’t think I could be hurt.” Raven continuing her feud with Mitchell saw things get personal after this story.
5 Rampage Jackson Feuding with Tito Ortiz
TNA took a big step by signing two former UFC stars while working with Spike TV MMA promotion Bellator. Tito Ortiz joined the company in a gruesome revelation of the August 1 warning after months of hype.
Rampage Jackson also became part of the TNA roster in a face role. TNA used Jackson in Main Event Mafia and Ortiz in Aces & Eights to use their UFC history in a faction feud. Neither man could wrestle due to their MMA prep and would leave the business a few months later.
4 Christy Hemme is dating Lance Hoyt
TNA had its fair share of romantic stories that are rarely discussed today. Christy Hemme got into a feud with the New Age Outlaws that eventually landed her a new partner. Lance Hoyt was an ally of BG James and Kip James, heading for a match against Hemme’s side of the Basham Brothers.
Hoyt’s heel turn costing his former friends the match led to him and Hemme kissing. TNA had them at a romantic angle for months before forming the Rock ‘n Rave Infection tag team with Jimmy Rave.
3 Jeremy Borash fired by Eric Bischoff
Eric Bischoff’s heel work in TNA saw him try to get on the bad side of fans by doing small things that upset audiences. Jeremy Borash was a TNA crowd favorite in Orlando for all the work he put in in various roles.
Bischoff firing Borash from television was a storyline when Borash was no longer allowed to conduct backstage interviews. Audience hating Bischoff was expected, especially since Bubba the Love Sponge replaced him. TNA didn’t put enough into the angle as Borash eventually returned without taking revenge on Bischoff.
2 Brooke Tessmacher as knockout authority figure
Another storyline involving Eric Bischoff saw him being the one who brought Brooke Tessmacher into the company as an assistant. Brooke eventually became an authority figure for the women’s division known as Knockout’s Law.
TNA required Tessmacher to slowly improve in training before making her a full-time wrestler. The authority figure role didn’t work to win her over, but Brooke broke out as a wrestler to become one of the most knockouts in TNA history.
1 Young Bucks become dancers for Tara
The Young Bucks joining TNA as Generation Me was a huge career failure. Matt and Nick Jackson were gaining momentum in Ring of Honor and PWG during a TNA deal. There were some great games with the Motor City Machine Guns, but they never had a chance to really break out.
One of the latest efforts to give Generation Me a storyline featured them aligning themselves with Tara, aka former WWE star Victoria. The cougar thing for Tara saw Matt and Nick as her young backup dancers when performing musical songs to poke fun at Mickie James’ album release.
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