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TNA TALENT GETTING THE BIG PUSH AND THEN SLIDING BACKWARDS, PILLMAN BEING KO'D DURING A WARGAMES AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2013-08-24 10:00:00
Do you see Viacom purchasing TNA Wrestling from Panda Energy given all their recent financial problems?

There's been no indication that Panda Energy is looking to sell off TNA, so it's impossible to answer that question. I've yet to hear anything that leads me to believe the Carter family are looking to unload the company. However, it would make sense to try and offer it to Viacom first, but again, we are talking nothing but conjecture here.

After John Cena handed the torch to Daniel Bryan on Monday I got to thinking about the Undertaker possibly doing the same at Wrestlemania 30. If Bray Wyatt can be built up in such a way that he becomes a seriously evil cult leader, using Kane to gain insight to the Undertaker's psyche and possibly gaining more and more wrestlers to follow him, I think it could be a huge WM moment. Can you imagine the visual of Bray kissing Taker on the forehead before putting him down for the last time? This could put him over for the next 10 years, with a fantastic opportunity to expand the character. Your thoughts?

That would be a pretty intense moment, but I really don't see Undertaker ever losing at a Wrestlemania. Time will tell, but the scenario you devised would be pretty massive for the Bray Wyatt character.

When I was a kid back in the 80's, I remember going to the Meadowlands in NJ and I think also at MSG to see WWF, there was a guy that always seemed to be at the Meadowlands shows and maybe some MSG shows that resembled Hulk Hogan quite a bit, WWF never mentioned him, he always seemed to be in the upper sections of the arena of the Meadowlands, many people thought it was Hulk at first and asked for photos and autographs, he seem to stay for most of the show, it don't seem like he was a plant for the WWF, did you guys ever hear of this or know of this guy?

I know who you mean. I used to see him at live events back in the NYC area. He was just a fan, not someone connected to the company in any way.

Can you explain TNA's creative thinking, or lack thereof? They continually build guys up, only to drag them back to mediocrity. Storm, Roode, Aries, Samoa Joe, etc. all suffered this fate. Why is it so hard to give guys a prolonged push?

There are different reasons for each talent, since in some cases, it was a different creative team, but at the end of the day, the company failed to make each of them legitimate break-through stars and went back to the well, forcing each of them to slide backwards into secondary roles. I've never really understood it myself. Sadly, Chris Sabin looks to be the latest on that list.

Watching the War Games DVD and there's a match where Sid Vicious power bombs Flyin' Brian twice and he's knockout and the ref stops it when El Gigante runs in to stop it, if Brian wasn't knocked out what would have been the finish?

That was actually the planned finish, except Pillman was legitimately KO'd.