: The first year; Dixie takes a step back on-screen and brings in JBL as the new sheriff in town (as well as replacing Tenay at the announce table), employing Wolfe and Tomko as his left and right hands-- one with finesse and the other power.
Flair narrows Fortune to four members forcing out James Storm and Styles while repackaging Roode, Morgan, "Kaz," and Williams.
A third group takes shape featuring Joe Seanoa, Samael Burke (his real name is Samuel (Samael means venom of God)), Mr. Anderson, and a female member such as Sarita or Flash. Joe recreates the MEM
as the Main Event Money-- their shirts are simply three letters in bold.
JBL would announce major changes week after week. First he would announce that the company would be renamed soon and the Thursday night show would begin broadcasting live every week beginning in October; second he would announce that the show would be moving to the Manhattan Center and that the company would be renamed International Wrestling Championship; and third he would announce that the next time people saw the show it would feature a new set, a new ring, and a new name: Thursday Night Fight, Live.
The new ring would be a heptagon MMA cage. The new stage and entrance way would feature a LED staircase and LED flooring:
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The broadcast team would be placed on the fourth tier of the Hammerstein (or the second tier in the Grand, if filming there).
JBL would open the show declaring new rules: the end of the pin fall, the banning of boots, the banning of kicking opponents when they are down, the banning of forearms to the head (because this still isn't the UFC), the enforcement of mouth pieces, the enforcement of greasing before entering the ring, the enforcement of MMA gloves, etc. The refs would all be released and the new refs would be of strong build, like Big John McCarthy; and there would be no more bull****.
Tag team wrestling would become a five round team match in which the team decides who enters the ring at the start of each round.
Three weight divisions would be established: super heavyweight, heavyweight, and light heavyweight.
Up to a third of the roster would be released, and a new roster would be built over the coming years. Those released would include: Abyss, Neal, Storm, Amazing Red, Young, Gen Me, Homicide, Nash, Kiyoshi, Foley, OJ, Raven, Rhino, RVD, Hogan, Rosie, Richards, and 3D.
The three new groups would fight, with the new MEM coming out the victors over EV2 and Fortune. As the storyline closes, the EV2 guys are released.
Joe would be crowned the first super heavyweight champion with Super Mex, Morgan, and Tomko chasing him.
Angle would become the light heavyweight champion; chased by Pope, Shelley, Sabin, Styles, and Lethal.
Mr. Anderson would become the heavyweight champion, and he would fight Hardy, Roode, and Wolfe.
: The PPV is done away with entirely and a deal is made with Showtime or HBO or possibly a network such as Fox for four to six "Free PPVs" a year. The difference being that the PPV event is built up with major stars who only wrestle four times a year in this alternate future, like Kurt Angle and Randy Couture.
This brings me to the first big signing I would make: Randy Couture or Chuck Liddell or both. They are retiring MMA stars but still can wrestle; and wrestle is what they should do. TNA needs to stop with the tunnel vision for ex-ECW, WCW, and WWF wrestlers-- there are guys in MMA that draw more buys than anyone currently in the WWE.
The biggest match of the year would be Kurt Angle vs Couture.
: Granted house shows are pulling strong numbers, begin filming from the house shows and leave the Hammerstein behind.
: Launch a Monday night show during the hour before Raw which takes guys from backgrounds in jiu jitsu, sambo, sumo, olympic wrestling, and MMA; and makes new stars of them. These guys go on to fued with those on the main roster.
I imagine a massive Japanese sumo wrestler facing down the Samoan Submission Machine for the super heavyweight world title.