I was, as I'm sure many of you reading this once were, a big fan of TNA wrestling. I was first introduced to TNA during the 'Asylum' years, when TNA taped weekly pay-per-views at the Nashville fairgrounds. Although some of it was pure trash, I was drawn to the cutting-edge X Division action and a few familiar faces from the past, such as Jeff Jarrett and Ken Shamrock. I then watched as TNA organically grew, moving on to getting a TV deal and taping at Universal Studios.
In 2005/06, I genuinely believed that TNA had the potential to become very successful and actually (at one point) felt as though TNA had a far more exciting roster of talent. Guys like Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, Abyss, LAX, Monty Brown, and then Christian, Rhyno, and Kurt Angle and co. really made you want to watch the product from week to week.
Sadly, however, I began to lose interest and faith in TNA as the years went on, to the point where I stopped watching the product altogether. A lot of that had to do with the fact that they made some truly bizarre signings. Indeed, TNA became well-known for promoting guys and gals that had no business being near a wrestling ring, let alone wrestling on television and PPV. And while no promotion has a perfect track record when it comes to talent, TNA seemed to hire a lot of green, clueless, washed-up or otherwise useless performers.
These are, in my opinion, 20 of the absolute worst.