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New York, New York July 24, 2009

In a riveting new blog just posted on THE HEYMAN HUSTLE website, Former ECW Owner / WWE Smackdown Head Writer Paul Heyman has called both World Wrestling Entertainment and TNA Wrestling to task, saying both organizations “Fail The Future.”

In perhaps his most controversial and strongly worded blog to date, Heyman appeals to both WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and TNA President Dixie Carter to to capitalize on the new styles and young performers that are out there, and –even more importantly– unseen by a national (and, especially in WWE’s case, a global) audience.

Key Excerpt:

When it comes to a young talent initiative, both World Wrestling Entertainment and TNA Wrestling have their collective heads shoved up their respective asses.

A really talented lap dancer has a better chance of being discovered and recruited into professional wrestling than a decorated athlete who is trying to decide between WWE/TNA
and UFC/MMA.

The “recruitment” process in both WWE and TNA is not just lacking, it’s non-existent. In WWE, “they” wait for “you” to chase the opportunity of working for the dominant market leader in sports entertainment.

In other words, if you don’t call them, they won’t call you.

Just a few years ago, Jim Ross would send memo after memo to Vince and Stephanie (and even to Executive Producer Kevin Dunn) practically begging the company to devote more time, effort, and resources to an active recruitment process, much like the NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball.

“If we don’t address this problem now,” JR once said in a passionate pitch on Air McMahon, “we’re going to pay a heavy price for ignoring the situation in 5 years.”

By the way, that was about … oh… 5 years ago.

Heyman also questions TNA’s judgment in investing for the future. In the blog, Heyman states:

TNA has spent more time promoting the fact their ring is six-sided, and advertising the anti-climatic debuts of former WWE color commentators than they have invested in the discovery of exciting new superstars who can capture the public’s attention. TNA-branded (an oxymoron if there every was one) headliner Samoa Joe turns heel so he can be the subservient second banana to former WWE main eventer Kurt Angle on TNA’s television show. Then, Joe does nothing to make the audience hate him. Nothing to make the audience view him with contempt. Nothing to make the audience have disdain for his character. Nothing to make the TNA fan base want to pay to see him get his ass kicked, his face smashed, his shoulders pinned to the mat. For crying out loud, didn’t anyone in pro wrestling learn from Brock Lesnar at UFC 100?

The blog is online now.


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