It appears that TNA had a well written plan all along for Rockstar Spud. They purposely made him an annoying character when he first made his debut in the company. The goal was to make fans have strong feelings towards him, even if some of it was negative. In professional wrestling, no heat is the worst heat. The creative department was then deftly able to slowly convert his character into a lovable underdog that could be a serious threat in the ring.
March 22, 2015
Since he has been portrayed as comic relief for much of his stint in the company, a lot of TNA fans are unaware that Rockstar Spud is actually a pretty good in ring worker. That was one of the big reasons how he captured the attention of management in the first place. On Impact Wrestling, we saw that Spud will be receiving a shot at the X Division Championship. Management wants to start pushing him as a serious competitor.
January 24, 2015