Squared Circle Blog The Next Nature Boy

More speculation into TNA’s motives.

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“ Squared Circle Blog” the Next Nature Boy

I have been having this conversation with a few people since Flair popped up on Impact. Well the short answer is he is a sixty year old man on his fourth wife but I had an Idea a long while ago and I thought I’d flesh it out a bit. Let me just say that I’m not putting this out as the gospel but I thought it was worth talking about .

For the bulk of the 20th century , there have been only two names that have worn the name “ Nature Boy “ and when Flair actually retires or

Dies , a gimmick that is reserved for only the cream of the crop might go with him. This is not an acceptable option given the business has never had the amount of quality athletes that could possibly fill the bill.

When AJ refused to shake Curt’s hand this past week , and flair got that cheesy grin on his face , I’m guessing that “ Naitch is looking for some sort of heir to the throne and when you really look at it , AJ might be the one. A cocky young kid that came from nothing and made himself and worked hard , sacrificing his body and his life to carve out his nitch . The trick will be not to turn AJ into Flair but merge Ric’s Swagger with AJ’s skill and ambition .

Styles has played the Heel before and is good at it but playing the Heel on the next level is something else entirely . Flair was one of the first people in my era that could play it either way and be good at it . The thing is the longer that Flair hands around the harder this whole thing will be to pull off. Mind you I’m not saying give AJ a peroxide swirley and be done with it . This will take some doing to pull off.

And I don’t mean to say that Styles wants to take all of this on but lets be real about some things. Storytelling has been at a premium and to pull this off , it’s going to take awhile . I wouldn’t be surprised if you saw some of the old horse men as recruiters just to add some flavor to it . If you got Flair behind it you can talk a lot of old timers into doing pretty much anything you need within reason.

And that is where his whole TNA vs WWE is going to run into problems . Then generational divide with wrestling fans has always been there and its what makes the whole ting a crap shoot . To get the real wrestling fans TNA only has to follow Hogan. To get the potential fans they may have to rethink things.

When all is said and done , the whole thing is about to play out in front of us all who really care . Whether they do it right , only time will tell

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