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LMPunker
03-15-2011, 07:49 AM
as the title says what if ring of honor had a billion dollar budget but kept the ideals it has now and be all about the wrestling how would this change professional wrestling?

Necroyeti
03-15-2011, 07:56 AM
It would still be better than WWE.

68wPayne
03-15-2011, 08:48 AM
The problem is you can have ideals all day but when you are talking about profits in the millions or billions than it becomes not a wrestling company but a business. At that point you are trying to fill bigger arenas or stadiums and to do that you sometimes have to sacrifice certain ideals. As much as we would all love to say that we would pay $70 bucks to see HonorMania on PPV we wouldn't unless the main attraction catches our eye, and that's what WWE does so well. They know Cena isn't over with the true blue wrestling fans and that we really didn't want to see Cena vs. Miz as the Main Event, so they throw the Rock into the mix and it becomes a whole nother story and we are interested. But hypothetically speaking if HonorMania's main event was say Christopher Daniels vs. Davey Richards at Cowboy Stadium drawing 300,000 people, then yeah TNA and WWE would go down in flames.

IPEEINTHESHOWER
03-15-2011, 10:46 AM
Then they might be able to sell out http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT8SgPcBcx5l8fMrzrTu0MKAr8s58P9i vY0Ct1Ih07A-Ou9yt0x


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I look forward to your complaints and letters.

Necroyeti
03-15-2011, 11:58 AM
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Automatic
03-15-2011, 05:20 PM
The IWC would shit bricks.

Robstar
03-15-2011, 05:28 PM
Fans of feds such as ROH mistakenly think that if the fed had money they would waste it, spending up big on production and 'staying true to fans' by keeping prices the same and not altering their in ring product. You can rest assured if ROH did a tv deal with a company, they'd be forced to fit into their guidelines. It would change gradually and 'real' ROH fans would start shouting 'sell-out' when the production started getting glossy, they hired writers that would write to appeal to new fans and you'd see the introduction of campy gimmicks and other claptrap. In a company with money, wrestlers would start re-evaluating their own worth too and start asking for and expecting more money. Try as you might to deny it, all these indy stars would.

Unfortunately, the only way to keep integrity and a decent level of wrestling and remain the most 'respected' fed currently operating, they need to remain a breadline company.

Rich Cranium
03-15-2011, 06:17 PM
If ROH had big time money and wanted to keep their money train rolling, they might end up hiring big name wrestlers thus becoming a 2nd tier TNA.

KayfabeIsDead
03-15-2011, 06:24 PM
it would be the same just with a tv show
and be in bigger arenas,i kinda doubt
they would sign million dollar contracts

68wPayne
03-16-2011, 10:07 AM
it would be the same just with a tv show
and be in bigger arenas,i kinda doubt
they would sign million dollar contracts

You don't think that if Kings of Wrestling, for example, knew that ROH had a billion dollar budget they wouldn't say "we want a contract like Triple H or else we walk". Or that ROH wouldn't print up that contract and have it in front of them waiting on them to sign it before the meeting was even over. Wrestlers are people just like you and I, they have families to feed and mortgages to pay and if they are an asset to a million dollar company they are going to want to utilize the fact that they are an asset to make more money. Because if ROH had that kind of money and was an asset to ROH if they didn't pay then WWE would to try to pull viewers away from ROH and back to their product. Just think of it as the old days of pillaging ECW talent or even getting talent from ROH now, but the roles are reversed.

The New Guy
03-16-2011, 10:31 AM
Fans of feds such as ROH mistakenly think that if the fed had money they would waste it, spending up big on production and 'staying true to fans' by keeping prices the same and not altering their in ring product. You can rest assured if ROH did a tv deal with a company, they'd be forced to fit into their guidelines. It would change gradually and 'real' ROH fans would start shouting 'sell-out' when the production started getting glossy, they hired writers that would write to appeal to new fans and you'd see the introduction of campy gimmicks and other claptrap. In a company with money, wrestlers would start re-evaluating their own worth too and start asking for and expecting more money. Try as you might to deny it, all these indy stars would.

Unfortunately, the only way to keep integrity and a decent level of wrestling and remain the most 'respected' fed currently operating, they need to remain a breadline company.

This is compeletly true. The only thing I would ad is a :)

HCollins-TNA1
03-16-2011, 06:08 PM
as the title says what if ring of honor had a billion dollar budget but kept the ideals it has now and be all about the wrestling how would this change professional wrestling?

Even a few million dollars or a major finicial backer they could and would be number 1 or 2 given they have a nice TV contract!!!!

Kashdinero
03-17-2011, 05:06 AM
Fans of feds such as ROH mistakenly think that if the fed had money they would waste it, spending up big on production and 'staying true to fans' by keeping prices the same and not altering their in ring product. You can rest assured if ROH did a tv deal with a company, they'd be forced to fit into their guidelines. It would change gradually and 'real' ROH fans would start shouting 'sell-out' when the production started getting glossy, they hired writers that would write to appeal to new fans and you'd see the introduction of campy gimmicks and other claptrap. In a company with money, wrestlers would start re-evaluating their own worth too and start asking for and expecting more money. Try as you might to deny it, all these indy stars would.

Unfortunately, the only way to keep integrity and a decent level of wrestling and remain the most 'respected' fed currently operating, they need to remain a breadline company.

^

Is exactly right. The same could be said about an up and coming band, singer or even a radio station.

I'd also say that it could pertain to an individual Indy wrestler upon his, or her, arrival in the WWE, as once they go big time the cuffs are on.

It would be nice to see though.

6maximum6carnage6
03-18-2011, 07:23 PM
if ROH had the money id like to see them get a tv deal and pull a few wrestlers back like Samoa Joe, Cm Punk, Desmond Wolfe, Bryan Danielson just to name a few. and to give the rest of their talents like KOW & American Wolfs higher pay. they could bring money with a tv deal and great matches with Daniels & Punk, or even Samoa Joe & Davie Richards. if they got some of their old talent back and mixed them with the new talent it would make for great wrestling. but sadly i dont see this happening. but we can dream right..

HCollins-TNA1
03-18-2011, 07:33 PM
This question could be inserted with any major indy fed (DraganGate, PWG, OVW, NWA, ROH, SAW, SSW, etc)..... What if they had a multi-million dollar backing????
The same could be said for TNA what if they had someone who had money...backing them and willing to change them????

Rich Cranium
03-18-2011, 08:50 PM
The same could be said for TNA what if they had someone who had money...backing them and willing to change them????

Dixie and Panda Energy have plenty of money!

HCollins-TNA1
03-19-2011, 02:34 PM
Dixie and Panda Energy have plenty of money!

The only thing is Panda Energy isn't all to involve..... Just imagine if they would feed TNA a few million more a year????
It either would be a waste of money or great investment depending what would happen, who TNA could sign and etc....

merhardt03
03-21-2011, 04:35 PM
Fans of feds such as ROH mistakenly think that if the fed had money they would waste it, spending up big on production and 'staying true to fans' by keeping prices the same and not altering their in ring product. You can rest assured if ROH did a tv deal with a company, they'd be forced to fit into their guidelines. It would change gradually and 'real' ROH fans would start shouting 'sell-out' when the production started getting glossy, they hired writers that would write to appeal to new fans and you'd see the introduction of campy gimmicks and other claptrap. In a company with money, wrestlers would start re-evaluating their own worth too and start asking for and expecting more money. Try as you might to deny it, all these indy stars would.

Unfortunately, the only way to keep integrity and a decent level of wrestling and remain the most 'respected' fed currently operating, they need to remain a breadline company.

For an example of what Robstar is saying see WW\ECW