Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Survival Tactix: Five.....

I've had this thought in the back of my head for the entire day....

This week, Bret Hart was interviewed by Wrestletalk TV Extra and during that interview, he used the term "worthless" to describe Hogan and Bischoff. The funny part of that? He chose WCW back in the day KNOWING full well that he wouldn't be main eventing for a while. Why? Hogan and Bischoff's nWo storyline was in full swing and there was simply no room for a fresh-from-Montreal Bret Hart on the top tier.

NOW, fast forward nearly 20 years and WWE has made their peace with Bret, or at least that's what they would have us believe. But what if Bret, as a part of wrestling storyline development, is actually behind a grander story, designed to put TNA over the top? Today, I have the "what if" scenario that might intrigue a great many of you out there.

What if TNA has had a financial backer to buy out Bret Hart's contract and to ultimately reveal that BRET HART has been the leader of the Aces and Eights the entire time?

Suppose....just suppose that a private investor was able to procure the contract AND buy off the no-compete clause as well from Vince McMahon. The legends deal Hart has been operating under is inconclusive in terms of length, but THAT isn't the important part of it. What IS important is that WWE has just released a Bret Hart collection on DVD and Blu Ray and it is bound to bring some much welcome revenue to the Hart Family Dynasty. Additionally, this interview exposes the leadership of a direct competitor.

Last year, TNA played the social media and "smark" community by "leaking" that Devon's contract had expired and that negotiations had fallen through, even making mock indications that he and Jesse Neal, who had been teaming with one another up to that point, were considering going to WWE together. They even went so far as to have Hulk Hogan call the loss the "biggest mistake TNA made" that year before unmasking Devon in the events surrounding Bound for Glory. My point? Right now, TNA is better than ever at playing social media in favor of throwing people off track in terms of big storyline development.

SO, could Hart be the President of the Aces and Eights? I doubt it, but the "what if" scenenario seems to lend itself to a distinct possibility, provided Bret were a completely free agent. If THAT were the case and if TNA were to hold off the final reveal until any sort of non-compete clause were to lapse AND if all other plans were to be put to the wayside, this could work. The idea is that all things would have to work together and the stars would have to align in order for TNA to see THIS story twist take form.

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