First of all, this was too entertaining not to post... I really wanted to share it here. But this little bit of "news" gave me an idea for a thread topic. What would WWE be like if some outside company or a franchise owner purchased it and decided to take it in a different direction. Seriously, I would like to see posters here propose potential buyers and how they think the WWE would change. We have a variety of knowledgeable posters who know about sports team owners, pop culture icons that are loaded, and businesses and franchises with the dough to blow through. Some examples: Mark Cuban/Michael Bay/Fox/Saban/Burger King/Chikara/Golden Boy Promotions/UFC/Square Enix/Brazzers etc.Chael Sonnen
I Wanna BUY the WWE
HUGE retirement plans for mega-rich UFC fighter Chael Sonnen -- he tells TMZ, he wants to buy the WWE when he quits fighting ... a company valued at half a BILLION dollars.
And Chael's rep insists he's not joking, telling us, "It is 100% Chael's intent to buy the WWE." In fact, the rep says Chael is already meeting with bigwig friends in the investment world to enact his takeover.
Bad news though -- a rep for the WWE tells us the company ain't for sale ... at least not yet ... so Chael better be prepared to put a sweet offer on the table.
The rep adds, "We are a publicly traded company, so [Chael is] more than welcome to purchase shares of WWE stock and become one of our valued shareholders.”
I'll start, if MTV bought WWE I think down the line it would actually turn it into a staged (or more staged ) Real World show. Most of what would be on tv would be drama drummed up by the superstars that don't get along as they travel, room together and party at night (they would be obligated to ). Matches would be extra gimmicky with silly obstacles and you really only see a few minutes of each match... the rest being highlighted as montages to what MTV considers "trendy" music (dubstep if the last Challenge was any indication.)
PPV's would consist of big obstacle courses as Red (Raw duh!) vs Blue (Smackdown) team contests are held with some match guidelines to keep it 10% wrestling. That is what I think WWE would be like if MTV were to buy it.