Paul Heyman explains his proposed plan for TNA

Oct 10, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck

In an interview with, former ECW mastermind Paul Heyman
explained that the proposed deal with THA Wrestling is now dead after the
two sides – or actually three counting in Spike TV – couldn’t agree to
terms. “It came real close with TNA. To me, it was more of a deal with Spike
TV and then a stock and ownership deal involving TNA. I had a five-year
plan,” said Heyman. His plan was to spend 18 months building a roster, the
following 18 months exploiting, go public in year three, run it for the next
two following years and exit on year five at the age of 50. “I had a
five-year plan and I clued everyone into it. I told TNA what my plan was and
I told Spike TV what my plan was and how we would capitalize on it and how
we would make this thing move and an acknowledgment that wrestling is a
diminishing market and it’s not perceived as cool and here’s how you, if not
change course, at least present it differently so that at least you have a
chance in today’s marketplace to at least compete,” he added. Heyman now
says that time has passed and not looking back, taking his abilities
elsewhere and venturing into MMA.

(thanks to Colin Vassallo)

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