TNA Hall of Famer, top babyface, and assistant booker Bully Ray Dudley's contract has expired. He is joined in their Hall of Fame by "The Icon" Sting of WWE's video game and Kurt Angle who is under contract for another month.
I figured this was about TNA's negotiations with Spike. I believe that Ray and Angle are really the last of the highly paid ex WWE guys. Considering how hard he was being pushed you'd think they'd work something out with him before his contract was up, but hey they let Styles go amidst his biggest push of his career so anything is possible with this company. Wonder if the WWE would be interested in Ray or him and Devon as a tag team. Ray has put together some of his best work of his career the last three years as a singles wrestler and would be an asset in the WWE. I kinda doubt the WWE will be interested and Ray and Devon will clean up in the indies and maybe even japan.
Angle vs. Rusev was my first thought also. If Angle's music suddenly hit out of nowhere with Rusev in the crowd then fans would go nuts. Angle would be a great win for Rusev although Angle has the same ankle lock as Swagger so it would be a pretty similar match.
I agree with the take on Cruiserweights. It seems like their tendency to create spot-fests overrides the overall story-within-the-match and gets old after a while. Don't get me wrong---I LOVE most of their spots.