CrappyMike wrote:So people can say anything the want about Batista, but I'm really looking forward to him coming back. Reports are he's back long term and full time, so I'm excited to see what he'll be doing.
2 year deal from what I've read.
Last night I watched the latest Jim Cornette shoot. It's always good to hear him slate Vince Russo even if it has all been said before, but I also learnt a lot about the inner workings of his time in TNA and ROH that I didn't know. In years to come I think Spike TV barring Jeff Jarrett from production meetings after lying about his relationship with Karen Angle is going to be seen as the turning point for their downfall. After that they slowly picked off all the Jarrett guys from the backstage who actually knew shit about the wrestling business like Dutch Mantell and Savio Vega got hounded out of their jobs and Cornette got fired for not getting on board with Russo's bullshit decisions. Because they started letting his creative ideas through unchecked TNA never got a second chance at a first impression to most of the wrestling market after that.
The ROH stuff was actually more surprising. From what he says Sinclair Broadcasting bought the company on the basis of a business plan he came up with based on OVW where they would spend money to make money- own their own camera and iPPV broadcast equipment, film all TV in a purpose-built studio set with on-site offices and training school etc... Basically what NXT now is. Instead to save money Sinclair kept using some shitty amateur iPPV provider which continuously ballsed up and lost them a lot of money and the trust of a lot of their fans, and because they knew fuck all about the business made some bad decisions about places to film TV in that made them look second rate and failed to make an impression on new fans. The difference compared to TNA is though I think ROH have a chance to make a better impression second time round as the booking through that period of countless mistakes stayed as good as it ever was, and the company is still growing.