WWE acknowledges ROH and NJPW. They build up the accolades of any stars that come from those organizations as if they are big deals. But TNA wrestlers? They come from the "minor leagues". But why? The only other organization that WWE has had such a solid "no mention" policy toward was WCW, but TNA is nowhere near that big a threat to WWE...are they? TNA does have some legitimate star power. Jeff Hardy and Beer Money are considerable draws, then talents like Matt Hardy, EC3, Mike Bennett/Maria, Spud, and Bobby Lashley provide a solid foundation beyond that. Gail Kim is still the top female wrestler in the world and someone WWE would no doubt love to have back now that they are treating their women's division more seriously. But with WWE raiding most of the top talent from around the world to place in NXT, why bother with a scorched earth policy towards a non-competitor? Is there something the WWE knows that no one else does? Or is TNA simply not willing to play ball like all of the other companies? Or, perhaps, is there something even more damning? The unique place that TNA has is that, no matter how much star power they can assemble, any time a wrestler spends there will never be acknowledged by any other company. While some careers have been strengthened by their TNA tenure like Christian, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, and EC3, to encourage anyone to look into their time in TNA might actually be a net loss. Take AJ Styles. In TNA he had years worth of amazing matches, pioneered the X-Division, and proved himself to be a main event worthy talent. Unfortunately, that isn't all. A search of AJ Styles in TNA may also bring up his terrible run as a Ric Flair clone, the abysmal time he spent as Christian's sidekick, and any number of other embarrassing moments. While TNA was certainly the biggest factor in AJ Styles successful career, it is a factor not worth the risk of acknowledging. The Dudley Boyz, Sting, Ric Flair, Booker T...hell, Xavier Woods! Did any of these talents gain anything worth looking back at during their time in TNA? Other than the Jay Lethal woo-off, no. TNA is essentially the black hole of the wrestling industry. A place to get television exposure, keep in wrestling shape, show that you have talent...and then go some place else as if it never happened. Is there any other example of a company so widely disregarded as TNA is today? I don't think there is and that makes them one of the biggest anomalies in wrestling history.