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The 1st Ever TNA 10: Future Grand Slam Club Members
This is the first installment of what I hope will be a monthly or even bi-weekly column that’s from the brilliant mind of yours truly. In this column I will pick a different topic every edition and rank the best TNA wrestlers that fit the criteria from 1-10. This column is also in honor of the 10 year anniversary of TNA and I hope it becomes a mainstay on TNAsylum.
This edition of TNA 10 will feature the top 10 members of the current TNA roster that I believe will be the next member of the exclusive TNA Grand Slam Club. With Samoa Joe capturing the TV title last week on Impact, he joined the elite group that also includes AJ Styles and Abyss.
Now before I start the column, I want to inform my readers that this list is strictly my opinion. I have done the research and looked at the stats of who has the greatest chance. I hope you either completely agree with me or you can even think I’m out of my mind, but at least you read my work. I am looking forward to everyone’s comments and I hope my list creates a great debate for the readers of this site.
Now without any further delay, here is the inaugural list:
Yeah that’s right; I’m starting of this list with a real badass. Some of the newer TNA fans may be wondering why Kash made the list but they are only focusing on his current run. The first run he had with TNA, during the first few years of the companies existence, he held the X-division and the tag team championships with Dallas (the future Lance Hoyt). Now, I know that Kash is a long shot for the club but that is why he is 10. He could possibly win the newly rechristened TV title but is a long shot for a world title run.
#9) Bobby Roode
Bobby Roode is the longest reigning TNA World Champion in the history of the company. He has held the tag team titles on multiple occasions and with multiple partners. He is the 2011 BFG series winner and the IT Factor of pro wrestling. The one thing that he can’t hang his hat on is being called a Grand Slam champion. With the TV title presumably renewed by the Joe win, I can see Roode moving down to challenge for it if he has nothing better to do. I don’t see him every picking up an X-division title but that’s why he is number 9.
#8) James Storm
James Storm is stuck in the same situation that his former Beer Money Inc. teammate is in. He too could move down to take a shot at the TV title but the X-division title seems like a long shot. The only possibility I can see that he would win the X title is if he wants to cash in the Option C stipulation. Other than that, there is not much hope for him to join the club.
Magnus makes the list at number 7 with only one title reign under his belt. He held the tag titles with Doug Williams as the British Invasion. He has a long way to go before he has a chance to join the elite status, but he is one of the youngest wrestlers on the roster and will have plenty of title opportunities. If he wins the TV title at BFG, he will be halfway there.
#6) Chris Sabin
Chris Sabin makes the list even though his future is up in the air. With his best friend and girlfriend leaving the company, many, including myself, feel he will also part ways with TNA. He has been an X and tag champion but a World title seems out of his reach. If he would stay with TNA and say injury free, there still might be hope for a spot in the club.
#5) Robbie E
Now, before I am assaulted with hateful comments and horrific insults, I would like to point out that Robbie E has had reigns as TV and X champ. He is in a somewhat successful tag team with Big Rob that could pick up the titles. If he tones down his Jersey Shore character and gains a mean streak, he could be possibly become a world champ. (Yeah I know, I doubt it too but it sounded good.)
#4) Eric Young
With some TV, X, and tag team championships sprinkled into his insane career, he is three-fourths of the way to being a permanent member of the Grand Slam club. Unfortunately for Eric, he would have to win the world title. This lovable character has had an amazing career but I doubt a world title run is in his cards.
#3) Austin Aries
Yes, the greatest man to ever live is the presumed “face” of TNA at the moment, but who’s to say that he couldn’t put is egotistical style aside to form a tag team and gain the titles. He also wants to prove he is the best in the world by collecting the TV title and gaining entry into the Grand Slam club.
The most arrogant, selfish, egotistical man in TNA today has a great chance to build up his ego even further by becoming a Grand Slam champion. He has already collected various X championships and is currently the tag team champions with Kazarian. Daniels has all of the ring and mic skills to be a main event player; he just needs the company to believe in him.
#1) Kurt Angle
What better way to finish up the first edition of TNA 10, then with the man who has carried TNA since he debuted. He has held everything from the World title to the X and tag team titles. He is the main event and one of the most recognizable figures in TNA. If he gets bored and decides to challenge Joe for the TV title, he will be the newest member of the Grand Slam club.