Though Hulk Hogan won the court case against Dixie Carter to impart full control over TNA’s Impact program, does The Network have the power? Does Mr. Anderson?
Welcome back to The Wrestling Times, we are five days removed from WrestleMania, the greatest weekend to be a wrestling fan because not only did WWE host the week in Atlanta, fans got the opportunity to check out several independent promotions. Which is always great business for the promotions and the talents to expose themselves to a wider audience. TNA were not among the promotions in A.T.L., which is a shame because TNA tends to have fun live events (as opposed to Impact). But then again, they hardly ever make good business decisions, because if they did, they would have left the Impact Zone to film television around the U.S.A. years ago. So let’s get right down to it and discuss… you guessed it… wrestling!
It seems that Hulkster had more power and influence while Dixie was around, because so long as Dixie thought she was in control, the more Hogan and Eric Bischoff were in control. But ever since Dixie was excommunicated from the Impact Zone, the mysterious entity known as The Network perhaps has been a greater influence. If not for The Network, Sting would not have been given the unique opportunity to challenge and win the World Title as a surprise opponent for Jeff Hardy. If not for them, Rob Van Dam would not have been granted countless opportunities towards the World Title. But these days, The Network are the least of Hogan’s troubles.
Ever since Jeff’s humiliating failure to regain the TNA (Immortal) World Title at Victory Road, Hogan has been scrambling to find a new leader to headline Immortal.
You may question, “Well, isn’t Hogan the leader of Immortal?” Sure, but he also has to take care of the business, production, and contract ends of TNA. Hogan doesn’t have time to always be in the trenches with Immortal, so he needs someone who the guys will look up to, while also answering to him.
Mr. Anderson toyed with the idea, after getting beat up every week by Immortal, Rob Van Dam, and Stinger. Anderson was reaching his breaking point. Then the main event for Impact was set: RVD versus Sting in a non-title match. Opportunity strikes! This was Anderson’s opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. And that stone was the promise to join Immortal in exchange for officiating the main event. Hogan shook Ken’s hand, and with a grimace let out a maniacal laugh.
Anderson… Anderson got his shot. He screwed Sting, and after RVD got the win, he screwed The Whole F’n Show. The new era of Immortal had begun, and right when Rob Terry and Gunner hoisted Anderson, and Hulk Hogan came up to give his endorsement, Anderson screwed Immortal.
Hulk Hogan’s authority has been downplayed by The Network for weeks, but it was his ire that reached the breaking point because now Anderson had screwed him.
What does Hulk Hogan have in store for Anderson? Suspension? No… that would be too easy. Firing? The Network would probably veto that. An Immortal ass-whoppin’? Oh… *hell* yeah….
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