Paul Heyman was a guest on the MMA Hour show today. He covered several subject relating to pro wrestling and MMA. Below are some highlights concerning TNA Wrestling:
Heyman on his talks with TNA, “TNA has held me back from TNA. They are not ready for me.” He added that he was seeking a stock ownership deal with TNA and SpikeTV.
Heyman says he didn’t take TNA seriously until Dixie Carter called. Heyman said the time slots TNA has on Spike is intriguing, but that TNA has a specific vision and they are unclear to themselves about that vision.
Heyman said, “Bottom line with TNA is this, TNA is looking to serve too many masters and you have to have a long-range plan in this industry.”
“TNA chases Thursday’s and are biting their fingernails waiting for the numbers to come in on Friday afternoon and they will never go anywhere if they keep with that mentality.”
“If I was a legend in TNA, I would not want Paul Heyman to walk through the door. If you are over 40 (on that roster), you are getting your f*****ng head cut off. I don’t want a bunch of guys in their 40’s.”
Heyman also discussed TNA’s “Whole F’N Show” event last Thursday, “TNA comes off their PPV and do this two hour show. And its the original line-up for Hard Justice. They build the whole show to Hulk Hogan’s big announcement to bring out ECW guys that get their ass kicked by Ric Flair’s guys.”
Heyman says if he was booking that show, he would have all the ECW guys, Hogan, Flair, etc. say yeah they are here, but they really want to see that final Best of 5 match between Beer Money and The Machineguns and give that match the main event spot instead of giving all these older talent a main event spot.