I am not going to bash TNA Wrestling, but I admit I have not watched it in a long time. I am interested in one wrestler in particular though.
I first knew him as Jay Bradley from Resistance Pro Wrestling. Jay was a butt-kicking machine. He probably would have been a champ at RPro, if he wasn't wrestling away so much (Japan etc). At that point, Jay was like a 4A baseball player. He was too good for the indy scene, but couldn't quite get the break in the big leagues (TNA or WWE)..
I watched Jay closely at RPro. He was a real talent and stood out because of that. He had a brief run in TNA back then, but returned to RPro.
Fast forward several months and I heard about Aiden O'Shea, an Irish thug fighter sort of character wrestling in TNA. I didn't think much of it, until I saw it was Jay. While I would have liked to see Jay return to TNA as Jay, I was happy he was back there at all.
It's good to see Jay getting some tv time with TNA. I actually watch now, because of Jay. I wish Jay a lot of success. He always treated me well at RPro and I appreciated that. I also appreciated watching him perform.
One of my favorite memories of Jay was when Matt "Big Money" Parker caught him for an interview at Wizard World. That interview can be found at On the Beat with Jay Bradley at Wizard World 2012.
Jay Bradley and me in Willowbrook, IL-June 2014.