You know they are having a bad show when they take time out of the show to give us a clip of the owner's seats being guarded by security. This brought two thoughts to my head:
- Why the concern about people wanting to move to those seats when they could move to any other dozen, I mean hundred, empty seats?
- Yes, yes, yes, I know that the new owners of WCW is a big deal. But, explain to me how they expect to sell tickets to a show when the "owners" seats are empty? If the "owner" do not want to come to the show, why should I bother to buy tickets?
That reminds me of an Atlanta Braves World Series game a number of years ago. It was a deciding game and it was down to about the last inning. The atmosphere was tense, and they cut to a shot of Ted Turner in the stands and he's freakin' nodding off! Aside from the fact you're in a stadium full of screaming people and you're the owner of the damn team who could possibly win the World Series in the next few minutes, it's mind-boggling when you just consider how much money for his franchise and players was riding on the game at the moment, and he couldn't even stay awake.
As for my opinion on what's going to happen? My deep down, emotional gut feel is that Turner will be shutting WCW down if they don't get a buyer. And, if the Fusient deal doesn't go through, it's going to be tough to get someone to buy a company losing that much money. A year ago, the "mood" of American business was very different. Venture capitalists were much more willing to invest in an organization that was bleeding money, as long as the company had some potential. I don't think that's the case anymore.
As for the Fusient deal itself, I get my information from the same places you all do, so I have no new insider info. However, I will note that I really liked a point made by one of the writers on Wrestleline. He, too, was someone without insider info, but he made an observation to the effect of "If the deal was truly in danger of falling through, would both of the principal players, Eric Bischoff and Brad Siegel, go on vacation the week before the deadline? Highly doubtful."
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(I will resist the urge to make a "Stone Cold" vs. "Rock Hard" comment.)