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 Posted: Mon Oct 28th, 2013 02:20 am
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Apparently Dave metzler reported on his radio show that the Carter Family want out of the wrestling business. It's been a money hole, and they can't seem to get it going.

Interested parties are Viacom, Jeff jarrett, and.....wait for it......WWE.

You think the WCW invasion was bad, wait for this burial.

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 Posted: Mon Oct 28th, 2013 02:24 am
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It's over.



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So it only took the Carter family a decade to figure out that they were flushing money down the toilet? LOL



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Is there any homegrown TNA talent worth the WWE's time?

They could certainly use a few fresh faces.

What about Sting and Angle? Can they perform still? Could you give them a Lesnar-esque deal and do a couple dream matches at the next couple big PPV's?

I never watch TNA, so I really don't know.

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Other than putting TNA out of business there really is nothing they could benefit from by buying TNA. Tape library? Pffff. Maybe a few of the talents but after what happened to the majority of the WCW guys after the purchase they would be buried by next summer anyway.



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I think Robert Rood, James Storm, AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, and Austin Aries could help bolster WWE's midcard and could deliver good matches for WWE. 



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WWE can get anyone they want on the TNA roster.  Even Styles will sign with them if he has no other place to work, and I imagine Sting would agree to a Legends contract since he knows this would effectively end his career other than 1 or 2 Japan offers a year.  They would try to buy it just to shut them down, but they don't need to to get the contracts.  The truth is, most of these guys they've shown little to no interest in when their deals have expired in the past.



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Quattro wrote: Is there any homegrown TNA talent worth the WWE's time?

They could certainly use a few fresh faces.

What about Sting and Angle? Can they perform still? Could you give them a Lesnar-esque deal and do a couple dream matches at the next couple big PPV's?

I never watch TNA, so I really don't know.

maybe  Taker vs Sting at WM

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The only TNA talent I could see WWE interested in immediately is Sting, Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy. Maybe Bully Ray to help bolster the heel roster.

Other than that, the guys that have stuck it out with TNA are too damaged.

Ring of Honor would benefit greatly, though, if WWE bought and closed TNA.

But don't kid yourselves... WWE won't spend a huge amount of money on TNA. They could probably care less. If Bischoff, Jarrett or Viacom pony up more money, Vince could care less. It's not like TNA has a great video library like the WCW or ECW had.

 



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martini wrote: If Bischoff, Jarrett or Viacom pony up more money
 

then they're idiots. I'd love to know what crappy ideas the first two have to make any more off this rapidly sinking ship.

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The only TNA talent I could see WWE interested in immediately is Sting, Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy. Maybe Bully Ray to help bolster the heel roster.

Other than that, the guys that have stuck it out with TNA are too damaged.

Ring of Honor would benefit greatly, though, if WWE bought and closed TNA.

But don't kid yourselves... WWE won't spend a huge amount of money on TNA. They could probably care less. If Bischoff, Jarrett or Viacom pony up more money, Vince could care less. It's not like TNA has a great video library like the WCW or ECW had.

 


What about AJ Styles? Or do they already have their quota of "AJ's" on the roster?

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If WWE had any interest in any of the TNA talent, they'd have signed with WWE a long time ago, with the possible exception of Sting for a HOF deal.

WWE couldn't give two craps about AJ Styles, Chris Daniels, Austin Aries or anyone else in TNA. If they need any more smaller guys to fill out the mid-card, they have plenty of decent guys in NXT.



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LarrySC wrote: martini wrote:
The only TNA talent I could see WWE interested in immediately is Sting, Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy. Maybe Bully Ray to help bolster the heel roster.

Other than that, the guys that have stuck it out with TNA are too damaged.

Ring of Honor would benefit greatly, though, if WWE bought and closed TNA.

But don't kid yourselves... WWE won't spend a huge amount of money on TNA. They could probably care less. If Bischoff, Jarrett or Viacom pony up more money, Vince could care less. It's not like TNA has a great video library like the WCW or ECW had.

 


What about AJ Styles? Or do they already have their quota of "AJ's" on the roster?


Not a joke, they absolutely would make him change his name because of that.  Hell, they made Shane Helms change his name because of Shane McMahon.  The funny thing about A.J. is that he so has the stench of TNA all over him that I doubt WWE would touch him, and yet all those years he spent in TNA never resulted in him ever really "making it".  He got the worst of both worlds.

There's some TNA talent that they can cherry-pick.  Of course, they don't need to but TNA to do that.  They could've gotten them whenever they wanted since they've all had contract renewals in the past few years.  Without TNA though providing another option though, they can probably get them cheaper and the talent would have no choice but to go there. 

I see Bobby Roode being the closest to WWE-ready.  No reason he couldn't slip into a Dolph Ziggler type role.  They have similar size and skill.  

If Austin Aries was just a little bigger, he would've been in WWE years ago but they've repeatedly shown no interest in him (he couldn't even get a spot on "Tough Enough" and was about to retire over it before getting this latest big push in TNA).  I don't see any reason why that would change now.

Storm needs to get in better shape, period.  Other than that, he has the mic skills and works a WWE style (i.e. slower-paced and non-indy).  But I doubt they'll have interest in him physically.  

Samoa Joe lost interest and let himself go even more than before.  He's a shell of his former self and it was a tough sell before.  If Mick Foley couldn't get him in years ago when he had tremendous buzz and at least a few lesss pounds, they'll clearly never sign him now when he has nothing going for him and no one championing him.

Everyone else (other than the former WWE/WCW/ECW guys who they already know) are pretty much indy lifers or very green, and would never get a second look.  It's not like at 43 guys like Christopher Daniels suddenly have what WWE is looking for.   

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Can WWE just add "A Distant Second: the History of TNA Impact" on to WWE On Demand already?  I'd watch the weekly shows once a month On Demand.



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martini wrote: The only TNA talent I could see WWE interested in immediately is Sting, Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy. Maybe Bully Ray to help bolster the heel roster.


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