Saturday, September 17, 2016

WWE shouldn't buy TNA

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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There's all kinds of talk circulating online about the impending sale of TNA. Sinclair Broadcasting, which owns Ring of Honor, and WWE have both been brought up in the conversation. It's a bad idea for WWE to make this move. 

While TNA is no where near WCW was in the late 90s and early 2000s and really not even competition for WWE, a buyout would hurt the overall business. It's hard to argue that when Vince McMahon purchased WCW in 2001, it didn't take long for the product to take a hit too. Competition breeds quality entertainment. My hope is someone buys TNA with a big enough bank account to give WWE a run for its money.

Vince McMahon buys WCW...
Courtesy: WWE
Yes I'm a loyal WWE guy. I have been for more than 30 years and never want to see the company go out of business. A stronger number two company would be better for business. However I would argue WWE is in a pretty good place right now between NXT and the New Era mantra the company is pushing.

I don't think Vince McMahon will buy TNA. I wouldn't mind ROH and TNA merging and becoming more competitive. But I'm not going to hold my breath. Whoever ends up with TNA needs to have a head for business and a passion for wrestling. It's a rarity and a trait McMahon poses and has been nearly impossible to replicate.

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