Everyone is familiered with this Paul Heyman interview. Basically Heyman reveals a bit about his plan for TNA. To resume the main ideas :
1- Long term investment. Use the veterans at some capacity, but Bring in new talents. Find who’s the kid who wants to be the next superstar and shape him, molde him.
2- Push the original talents and brand them and educate your audience about who they are. Present them as the future.
3- 5 year planning. 18 months building the roster, 18 months exploiting that build roster.
4- Let useless people go.
5- Develop a brand, something that just feels and looks TNA. The X division has that and the six-sided ring had that.
6- Have a long-range plan. Don’t be biting your nails waiting for Friday afternoon ratings, just draw where you want to be in 2, 3 years.
I didn't brought this discussion, so we can comment on either Heyman should join TNA or not. We have all been there and there's not much left to say.
What i found interesting is that about year and half have gone by since this interview and what i see is TNA making a very slow and gradual shift from what Hogan/Bischoff thought TNA should be to what seems to be PH's plan.
TNA was a finger away from killing the X division and now we actually have a brilliant champion. Roode and Storm are feuding for the world title, Nash, Hall and other wcw guys along with Dreamer and ecw are gone, Flair is almost gone, RVD is not relavant...
TNA is promoting their product on emergent markets, they bringing new faces every month, they've changed the name to Impact Wrestling...
And who knows if the 6-sided ring isn't coming back next?
I know there are many things wrong with the product, but doesn't it feel Dixie is trying to implement PH's plan without the man itself? I don't know if it's going to work if it's only based on bullets and no blue print or long term vision...