Friday Headlines: Paul Heyman, WWE/TNA Crossover, and Common Sense
A few weeks ago TNA chairperson or whatever Dixie Carter said that she would love to do a crossover promotion with WWE, citing that the people who would benefit the most would be the fans. This is of course ridiculous, since the majority of wrestling fans today know only of WWE and nothing else, so a crossover would most likely appeal to only the seasoned fans who try and follow everything available to them.
Luckily for our entertainment pro-wrestling main-stay and current all-around fantastic manager man Paul Heyman had a few things to say about a potential WWE/TNA crossover event. Say what you will about Paul Heyman, but the guy knows how to see right through the bullshit.
From All Wrestling—
“I'm sure that Dixie Carter would love to do a WWE versus TNA pay-per-view. Why wouldn't she? A friend of mine who has way too much time on his hands just started a new beverage company here in the United States. It's called Shmuley's Soda Company and he's now distributed in three stores in the Bronx and two in Brooklyn.
"He would like to do a global promotion with Coca-Cola. I don't suggest that Coca-Cola would be profitable having to do a global co-promotion with Shmuley's Soda Company. In the sameway it would make no sense for WWE with 95% global share to do an event with TNA with its 5% global market share!"
Now before you ask, I checked; there's no such thing as Shmuley's Soda Company. I know, I was as disappointed as you are.
But fictional soda companies aside he's right. When DC and Marvel do comic book crossovers it's usually beneficial for both companies, seeing as they share the stage as the big 2 comic book companies in the world. Books like JLA/Avengers and that whole Amalgam Comics nonsense were designed to sell books because there was a demand for it. Who exactly is demanding a WWE/TNA crossover? Hardcore TNA fanboys and Internet nerds, basically. And we all know that WWE gives about negative 1 million shits about them.
So long story short, it's not happening. And we're probably better off for it. Does anyone really want to see an Abyss vs. Kane match? Because if you do, I know of some pretty good create-a-wrestler blueprints that can hold you over.
IN OTHER NEWS
Drew McIntyre has been tweeting about a "Chosen One" revival, and tagging Paul Heyman in hopes of getting some of that sweet Curtis Axel money. Hey Drew, one boring sack of mud at a time. (Lords of Pain)
Christian is apparently being fast-tracked back to TV, and the creative team is trying to find something for him to do. Free tip for WWE creative: Heel Christian > Face Christian. While you're at it, Face Sheamus = Heel Sheamus. I'm telling you leave him exactly the way his is now, just switch which dressing room he hangs out in. You'll have the best heel you've had in years. (Rajah)
CM Punk will be writing the foreward for the book "Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans" which is hilariously innaccurate, because vegan food is gross. (NoDq)