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This is the last chapter from the Genesis of TNA e-book.

CHAPTER 26: HULK HOGAN & ERIC BISCHOFF
Written By The Owner

Once upon a time a little boy walked to the door of a whore house near his home. When the madam answered the door and inquired what the boy wanted, the little boy responded that he had saved his money and had $2.00. He asked if he could buy two dollars worth of the clap. The madam, being amused, replied that he could purchase a dose of the clap, but first she had to know the reason. The little boy began his story. "Well, I can go home and give it to our maid. She will then pass it on to my dad. He will then give it to my mother. My mother will then give it to our milkman, and that is the SOB that ran over my bicycle."

Once upon a time a spoiled little rich girl talked her billionaire daddy into buying her an interest in a professional wrestling company. Once the little rich girl had a taste of the excitement, she decided that she wanted to be in front of the camera instead of behind the camera. The owner of the company was now in a difficult situation because rich daddy was a major investor. As time went on the pressure between the owner and the rich daddy and his little rich daughter became so tense that the owner decided life was too short to spend every day fighting with people who did not respect the business. The owner chose to leave the company he started. Honesty was not a trait of either the daddy or the little rich girl, so the owner was not treated fairly when he left. The little rich girl was now free to become a glamour girl on television and show the world that she could make big strong wrestlers bow to her every word.

The owner was so happy to be away from the little rich girl and her billionaire daddy, but he often marveled that the daddy would continue to spend millions and millions to allow his precious daughter to be a television star. He wondered if there was no end to the amount of money daddy would continue to spend. One day the owner heard the story of the little boy wanting to buy a dose of the clap and bingo, a great professional wrestling angle was hatched and the owner could determine just how much daddy would spend.

The owner had heard that a clever fellow with a terrible track record in the professional wrestling business, but a great gift for selling himself, was pitching the idea of starting his own wrestling company to potential investors. His pitch was that the fans would come in droves to see the old wrestling stars come out of retirement and become active (well somewhat active) again. The clever guy was touting the "Babe Ruth" of wrestling, Hulk Hogan as his main attraction. In spite of his old age and deteriorated physical condition, the Hulkster's need for money was making him eager to go again in the ring. The Hulkster had all of his old pals that were old, but still eager for another 15 minutes of glory.

The owner got a call that the investor was interested in the clever guy's plan and was willing to consider investing the 8 million projected start-up cost. The owner began to put his great wrestling angle in motion. He told his contact to tell the investor that he was willing to get back into the wrestling business and to check his track record against the clever guy's track record. The investor called back the next day excited about doing the deal. He flew the owner and his wife to Las Vegas and put them up in a grand suite at the Palms Casino. The investor had a soundstage on the Palms property. The meeting went well and the investor related the funny stories about the clever guy and how unprepared he was in their meetings.

Now the owner had checked out the investor and realized that he was perfect for the angle because of well.......er...........ha............ his track record. The owner called Hulk and told him that he was getting back into the business and wanted him the main attraction. The owner then contacted the Hulk's main gofer, Jimmy Hart, and also Hulk's buddies, Big and Bigger. He got word out everywhere that he was getting back into the business. Hulk and his buddies were excited because now they heard that the LA investor was going with the owner instead of the clever guy. The sting was set.

The little rich girl heard that the owner was getting back into the wrestling business and Hulk and all his buddies were joining him. She called daddy and pleaded for just a few more millions to buy Hulk and friends, which would propel her company and deal a fatal blow to the owner.

Hulk was calling the owner daily, so the owner knew that when Hulk quit calling him, the little rich girl had swallowed the bait. Hulk quit calling and the owner then called the investor and advised that he had thought it over and didn't want to start a wrestling company with him. The owner then put word out that the deal with the LA investor was dead, so Hulk would quickly sign with the little rich girl and not play too much hard ball. The sting was in.

Hulk brought the clever guy, his gofer, Big and Bigger, and more faded stars than even the owner anticipated. The parties began and celebrations were scheduled before there was an event to celebrate. Champaign flowed and money flowed faster. Hulk's ego assured the little rich girl that she could defeat the monster WWE, so tactical mistakes compounded the money drain.

The owner watches the circus in amazement. He smiles in the thought that he could work a great wrestling angle with wrestlers and the little rich girl and the billionaire daddy. He is wondering if daddy will allow the money drain to reach 200 million.

Message from author Brett Buchanan: Thanks everybody for reading the book. I put a lot of work into this back in 2010, and even though ECW Press passed on it I probably could have self-published and made some money, I simply wanted people to be able to read it. The biggest names may not have been interviewed for this book, but everybody was very informative and I thank them for their time. I really thought TNA deserved their story to be told without it being a total hatchet job. I've been a fan of the company since 2003 through the peaks and valleys, it's been an interesting ride. Obviously everybody quoted has their own views and agenda, including the anonymous writer of the final chapter, but I tried to get as many view points out there as possible. If you've got any thoughts feel free to post them here or in the feedback thread. Also here are some interviews from my old internet radio show Barbaric Wrestling Radio that I hosted from 2004-2009 if you're interested in checking them out. My channel is located at http://www.youtube.com/bwrofficial
http://forums.barbaricwrestling.com/index.php?showtopic=16303

I hope this isn't a repost. I looked through the section around the time this came out and didn't see a thread about it.
 
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