Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Can This Man Save T.N.A.?

The big rumor in pro wrestling over the last couple of weeks has been whether or not Paul Heyman will join Total Nonstop Action (T.N.A.). Heyman has made his demands clear to Dixie Carter and that is that he wants full creative control and a piece of the company. Spike TV is said to be fully behind Heyman coming in. Carter, meanwhile, is reluctant to give Paul a percentage of T.N.A. Exactly how the promotion will look if and when Paul takes control is not known, but word is that Heyman will strip the whole thing down, restructure the company and rebrand it.

Heyman, known as "the mad scientist" and featured in the NSFW video above giving his E.C.W. wrestlers a pep talk before their first ever pay-per-view in 1999, has plenty of friends currently working for T.N.A. such as Tommy Dreamer, Taz and Rob Van Dam. The experiment of putting T.N.A. on Monday nights failed miserably and the company seems to be fluttering at this point.

Heyman built Extreme Championship Wrestling (E.C.W) in the 1990s and although from a monetary standpoint the company could not compete with W.C.W. or W.W.E., the product was as good if not better (in my opinion it was better). If Paul Heyman was in charge of a wrestling company that had solid financial backing, which Spike TV and Dixie Carter’s father can provide, then things could get really, really interesting.

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