|Hardy is an ex-Champion just as soon as he was a Champion|
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Or will it?
Yep, TNA rolled out the Dusty Finish, which is not just code for any fuck finish, but for the specific act of having one finish at the event, only to have it overturned at a point in time afterwards by some kind of administrative decision. This incident is the first time I can remember the Champion himself initiating the Dusty Finish himself and forfeiting the title. Truth be told, it's not necessarily a bad story. ECIII, the character, is a spoiled brat who lost his biggest plaything, and he'll do anything to get it back, even hold the company hostage. Hardy also did the honorable babyface thing.
But the whole thing playing out over two days seems really quick. Then again, the whole angle is probably precipitated by the dicey state of TNA's television. The angle has been planned since July, when the company taped several months of TV in one shot at the Impact Zone. So now, TNA is left to begin the final part of its run on Destination America with no one on top of the company. It's not the angle I would have done, but then again, I'm not a booker.