Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The So-Called "Connecticut Theory"

"You know you have a competitor up here who isn't making your life easy."

That quote above supposedly came from a Connecticut police officer to a TNA official when news broke that the TNA house show in Connecticut was canned. For those not in the know, Connecticut is conveniently where WWE Headquarters is situated. As it stands, WWE denies any involvement in the cancellation of the TNA show, but it would make sense if it did... after all, how would you feel if a competing wrestling company was holding a show on your home turf?

Whatever WWE says doesn't matter... because they'll be the primary suspect to the cancellation. A show was canned because of a small crack on the EXIT sign? That's ridiculous... plain and simple. There has to be more to it than that.

Later on, in a vain attempt to try and fall asleep by thinking too hard about things that don't require much thought, I came up with a couple theories on what might have been the case;

1) WWE has some involvement in the TNA shutdown and are denying it.  This seems like the most obvious theory to those who don't know any better... although it's not beneath Vinnie Mac do pull something off, but why bother? If word got out that his company did have something to do with it, it'd be a black mark in the company's already-faltering reputation.

2) WWE didn't have anything to do with it and the State of Connecticut did deem the arena unsafe for the show to take place. And if that seems to be the case, then it can be made official that Connecticut's officials are a bunch of pussies. I mean, come on guys. A broken EXIT sign with a small crack is a safety hazard? There's no garbage bag in this trash bin? These are significant enough to shut down a wrestling show? Are you fucking kidding me? And even if WWE didn't have anything to do with it, they'd still get fingers pointed at them simply because of the simple fact that the show would have been held in their own backyard.

3) And not a lot of people have touched on this, but let's suppose for a second that TNA never intended on holding a houseshow. Let's suppose that the shutdown of the TNA house show was part of a bigger angle concocted by TNA themselves to place some of the heat on WWE.

Those would've been fine theories and honestly, I wouldn't have been surprised if one or two or all three were true... but as it turned out, the whole issue with the TNA house show shutdown did not stem from conspiracies or backstage shenanigans, but rather unsigned permits and procedures that TNA didn't follow when they switched arenas. This is from a police conference. When asked about Vince McMahon's involvement, all they had to say was "Even my superiors had to ask who is Vince McMahon?"

So there you go, kids. There's what really happened. Things happened not because of a Connecticut Conspiracy, but because of pure trademark TNA incompetence.

We can all rest easy now.

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