Originally Posted by el gabo
Trust me; I remember. But that was on Bellator/Viacom for not wanting th fighters risking injury so close to the fight date. Like I have said before, I understand the business side of keeping the network happy; I just don't agree with it unless Spike/Viacom promised something real juicy in return. If Spike ups the contract revenue by say 20%, gives TNA another 1-2 hours of programming on a different network that is X Division exclusive, provides income for talent being brought into TNA, or some other form of compensation, would we all still say that the MMA guys were pointless to be brought in to cross promote?
I am NOT saying that ANY of this is the case; I don't know and neither do any of us on the interwebs. That goes from the lowly types who preach the demise of TNA to the hardcore fans who follow blindly, to even the great and powerful Meltzer. No one was in those meetings except for the Spike reps and TNA officials. All I am saying is that IF it was ever me in that situation, I would be certain that by my willingness to comply and play ball, I would be certain that something was coming my way in return and not just hoping for a favor in the future. Time will tell if we ever get to see if this was the case in the great Bellator experiment of 2011-12.