This is not a condemnation of Drew Galloway as champion. In fact, I saw what Galloway and EC3 did in Evolve, and I thought it was one of the most interesting things I've seen outside of WWE in a long time. Galloway does have star potential but WWE was way too crowded for him to get that momentum. No, this is in light of some recent releases that TNA would be smart to hire on. Damien Sandow was majorly over in WWE, he could be majorly over in TNA. A healthy Wade Barrett would have some possibilities. And the recent exit of a healthy, charismatic, and young star like Cody Rhodes who made every character he played in WWE work might be a huge boom for the flailing organization. In fact, hiring two or three of the above people could help them land a better television deal. So why not just bring these guys in, alternate the TNA Title between all of them within a year, and make them all feel special? Why not? It's typical TNA procedure. Except...who are these people outside of the WWE? Who are they really? What makes them worthy of being champion right off the bat, especially when TNA has worked so hard to establish all of these other talents on their roster? The answer is...they're nobody. Or at least, by TNA audience standards, they should be treated like they're completely new. TNA shouldn't be relying on everyone remembering these guys time in WWE to justify making them champions in TNA. They need to prove it to the TNA audience first. Or, even better, make them stars PRIOR to being made champion. Let me give a hypothetical example. It'd seem like the "obvious" move to bring in Cody Rhodes, make him champion his first night, and completely burn out his hype in the course of one night. What if, instead of doing that, they just treat him like a big deal and build on the hype he already has before eventually giving him a title shot? It could be easily done. Have a jobber come out for a match, everyone is just expecting another typical TNA match, when suddenly Rhodes comes out as his opponent. Rhodes runs through him quickly, maybe doesn't even take his entrance jacket off, and makes his official debut. Rhodes is then tasked with making his way up the card, being treated like an "attraction match" as he faces talents of higher and higher value ("Can anyone last longer than two minutes in the ring with him?"). Early on, you can tease what is to come with backstage run-ins with EC3 where EC3 says something like "just remember, this is my company" and Rhodes says something like "not anymore". Then, after a few months, when Rhodes starts facing these guys, it would actually mean something. People would already be hyped to see it. The matches would actually freaking matter. So TNA, please, stop shotgunning ex-WWE guys to the top of the card and use them for what they're worth instead. You did a great job with EC3, hell, even Lashley has stepped up and is one of the best wrestlers in the world right now, so keep that up. Keep focusing on characters instead of making a shopping list of champions. Your title already has a prestigious lineage, it's time to make the current champion surpass that lineage for the good of the company.