Rather than buy WWE for that crazy price they could buy ROH and TNA. Combine the roster. Invest heavily in a new set. Marketing. Promotions. Merchandise. Buy out some of the bigger names not in WWE. Then it would offer an alternative place for disgruntled guys from WWE to go to.
They could literally do this for a quarter of the price and have their very own product.
AMC puts out great programming and WWE would be edgier (I think)
Wrestlers would get health benefits
I could also see where, since it's a TV network, they could go in Seasons, thus giving wrestlers time off.
Wrestlers would have a better opportunity to be seen as mainstream stars by being on AMC's top shows (IE: Walking Dead and Mad Men)
Because it would be in seasons, each episode would seem that much more important.
they have so many guys they should be doing 'seasons' at least with the main event guys already. they could easily have each main guy do 9 months on, 3 months off. help keep them fresh. the younger guys who need work (bray wyatt and roman reigns) would benefit more by working full time until they were fully established.
This better not happen. We all saw what happened to WCW when they were owned by a random network that didn't give a shit.
Check out the pilot for my webshow WISHFUL THINKING. It is a show about a college student who fucks up his day and a Genie grants him the opportunity to do it all over again and he finds new and creative ways to fuck it up even more.
The WWE's value right now is overinflated. Only 1 year ago the value was about 700 million. People are buying up stock thinking that the WWE Network is going to be the greatest success in the history of wrestling, when in reality all it will do is replace the PPV and DVD sale income, and maybe bring in a little more profit on top of that. If there was ever a time for Vince to sell it would be now.
And you seem to think it won't be. We'll see who ends up being right, because really.. it could go either way.. and there is *a lot* of upside.