[[WMG:Kevin Nash, Sting and now The Pope's current angle is a TakeThat towards Anti-Hogan/Bischoff regime fans.]]
Not so far off as it turns out!

[[WMG: TNA is paid for by [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] to turn people off of Indy and foreign style wrestling.]]
Come on! Only a genius at wrestling [[StylisticSuck could create something so terrible]].
* Alternative theory. TNA was on the road to putting itself out of business before Panda Energy stepped in. Then it started to find real success, enough to give the middle finger to ROH and the NWA. It was at that point Vince [=McMahon=], fearing a repeat of WCW+Turner Broadcasting, stepped in to turn TNA into diet WWE. TNA showed that even at its worst it only resembled WWE superficially and so could ''always'' claim to be an alternative and occasionally stuff such as Global Impact proved they can even put on serious, logical, shows. Somehow, Vince blackmailed Russo, Mantel and the rest he knew dirty secrets about to only do stuff like Global Impact far away from his sphere of influence overseas.

[[WMG: The Fortune[=/=][=EV2.0=] feud is a WriterRevolt against the push of old Wrestling/{{ECW}}, Wrestling/{{WWE}} and Wrestling/{{WCW}} stars over homegrown talent.]]
Fortune is portrayed as a fun loving {{True Companions}}hip of {{Badass}}es who have a bunch of super popular stars like Wrestling/AJStyles, Wrestling/RicFlair and Kaz. [=EV2.0=] has a bunch of washed up old losers who look like cowardly weak old men who have to cry to get their jobs back. What better burial of Wrestling/{{ECW}} then what Wrestling/{{TNA}} has done to it?

[[WMG: TNA post-Bound for Glory 2010 is a satire of WCW]]
Hogan's created a giant and unwieldy heel stable in the mold of the Wrestling/NewWorldOrder with Immortal. The FingerpokeOfDoom was replayed with the Knockouts Title. Katie Lea Burchill (now Winter) seemingly has Warrior-style powers. The shows themselves have scaled back the wrestling even ''more'' than before. Expect J-Woww to pull a David Arquette any day now.
** And now we have a repeat of Starrcade '97 with a dejected Wrestling/{{Sting}} returning to take the World Title off the BigBad, this time being Wrestling/JeffHardy. So, is Goldberg showing up in a year?
*** [[RedHeadedHero Crim]][[AntiHero son]].

[[WMG: The writers are ObfuscatingStupidity]]
Fortune/Immortal really has been in the works since Hogan's first day at the company.
** If so, it was one of the most well played storylines in wrestling history. First make them have such low hopes that they're about ready to quit watching, then suddenly pull out a [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome]] that got one of the greatest moments in TNA's history.

[[WMG: Immortal represents {{Satan}} and the SevenDeadlySins]]
Wrestling/JeffHardy brought this one on himself with his "[[TheAntichrist Antichrist]]" crap. Don't look at me that way!
* Wrestling/EricBischoff: {{Satan}}. Yeah, a case can be made that Hogan is technically the BigBad, but he's been removed from an on-screen position and thus Bischoff is leading the troops now, as Satan commanding the forces of Hell. Even when Hogan was on-screen, it was Bischoff who tricked Dixie into signing away her company, Bischoff introducing the troops to the ring in a [[LargeHam showy fashion]], and Bischoff who sat at the head of Immortal's Thanksgiving table.
* Wrestling/HulkHogan: {{Pride}}. No matter how big his name is, [[SmallNameBigEgo his ego is just that much bigger]], and he feels the need to constantly stroke it. Tellingly, he's "firing" [=EV2.0=] members because Dixie Carter praised them in a way that insulted his ego. Not to mention his reason for screwing Dixie, not to mention admitting to it with no shame whatsoever, is all about the fact that she didn't placate his ego enough.
** Kazarian, vain and self-centered, he joined Fortune to be with the elite of the elite.
** Dixie Carter actually identified Hogan and Bischoff this way first. Exhibit A of this would be 1:40 to 1:57 of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6vc0l95H7c her confrontation in their office]] the Impact after ''Bound For Glory'' 10.10.10.
* Wrestling/JeffHardy: TheAntichrist, self-identified.
* Wrestling/RicFlair: {{Lust}}. Who went out to get bimbos during the Thanksgiving dinner? Ric Flair. Aside from the fact that he's already the most iconic MillionairePlayboy in professional wrestling history, he's also admitted to [[BestialityisDepraved sleeping with a horse]], plus he wakes up [[HoYay more in love]] with Wrestling/HulkHogan everyday, and loves him more than his ex-wives. Can't get much more lust-crazy than that.
* Wrestling/JeffJarrett: [[GreenEyedMonster Envy]]. Or rather, jealousy. Why'd he start doing MMA crap? Jealous of Wrestling/SamoaJoe. Why'd he join Immortal in the first place? Jealous of Dixie's power in the company he built.
* Beer Money: [[VillainousGlutton Gluttony]] and {{Greed}}. It's in the name: Wrestling/JamesStorm likes drinking too much beer (gluttony), and [[Wrestling/BobbyRoode Robert Roode]] likes money (greed).
* Abyss: [[UnstoppableRage Wrath]]. He's a big violent monster with a 2x4 that has nails hammered into it, a knockoff of Wrestling/{{Kane}} and [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]], he's mostly in everything to bring pain and destruction. All but an AnthropomorphicPersonification of wrath.
* Wrestling/AJStyles: [[LazyBum Sloth]]. Is talented enough to go out on his own and achieve solo success but instead clings to the legs of Flair like a chick to a mother hen.
** Seems fitting, considering one of the reasons AJ originally joined with Ric Flair was so that he could keep a title belt the easy way.

[[WMG: The "They" Crimson is talking about is the Main Event Mafia.]]
The group Crimson is talking about has to be a power stable. Speaking of whom, every time he "informs" them of "they," he is always dressed in a suit, which was the Mafia's dress code. Sting and Nash, the original opposition to "Immortal," as well as Wrestling/KurtAngle, who took advantage of the distraction after Crimson's announcement, were members. And a week later Scott Steiner, who was the person Angle made the phone call to and also a member of the Mafia, made his return rushing off Immortal, ''also'' dressed in a suit.
* They did make him an [[Film/TheGodfather offer he couldn't refuse]].
* Wrestling/KevinNash, Wrestling/BookerT, and perhaps even Wrestling/{{Sting}} may have have [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} something]] to say about this one.
** Jossed, "They" was actually Fortune, which was probably about 30 times more awesome.
** Though the original plan ''was'' the Main Event Mafia. TNA denies it, but it's really not hard to see it was.
** So, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot real life Jossed this one]]?

[[WMG:Wrestling/RicFlair turned against Fortune for their own good.]]
As much as he cares about the stable that he helped created, Flair wanted to make sure that they were able to handle anything and everything that was thrown at them. By becoming their enemy, he could test them to see if they could handle the pressure on their own without his guidance, believing A.J. Styles was now able to lead Fortune. Flair turning on Fortune could be compared to a parent kicking their child out of the house once they've reached adulthood. Flair may appear to be pissed that Fortune decided to turn against Immortal without his consent, but on the inside he's proud that they decided not to play second fiddle to Immortal.

[[WMG:Ric Flair is in Immortal as a ReverseMole, and he is the man behind the network.]]
This goes into the above guess about him secretly being proud of Fortune, but is actually even bigger than that. Recently, the network has been subverting the control of Hogan and Bischoff over TNA. This is beginning to get attention from characters now, with Christopher Daniels commenting to Flair, ironically, that someone back there has been getting a leg up on Immortal. Hogan and Bischoff, discussing this [[VillainousBreakdown frustratingly]] in their office, describe this by saying "they're thinking like a wrestler", and Bischoff is now out to intercept this all. Flair has asked "who is that talking to my boys!?" in reference to Fortune and Daniels, minutes after the latter's return to TNA, and in a promo the following week, the same one where Daniels, Hogan, and Bischoff noted the network pattern, he puts over the champions that Fortune are as well as how he "loved" them (but, of course, they made a "mistake" when they "decided to side with [[Wrestling/AJStyles AJ]] over the Nature Boy").
* Good theory. I'm not sure, but wasn't he the one who said "They is Fortune?" during the second They foreshadowing?
* No. Here's the kicker, though. He said it during the ''first'' one.
** {{Jossed}} when Wrestling/MickFoley re-branded ''TNA Impact'' to "''Impact Wrestling''".

[[WMG: [[Wrestling/LisaMarieVaron Tara]] will help Wrestling/MickieJames beat Madison at ''Lockdown''.]]
* Madison is treating Tara like crap recently, and on the April 14th episode, she seemed on the verge of a TheDogBitesBack moment. What better way to do it than cost her boss the title?
** Sort of. This ended up happening a month later at ''Sacrifice'' as the culmination of several smaller such moments in the ''Impact'' episodes ''following'' ''Lockdown'', and now Tara is free from Madison. Probably because Mickie's real-life shoulder injury heading into ''Lockdown'' wasn't exactly conducive to a full match.

[[WMG: Wrestling/MickFoley being "fired" is just another trick of his]]
He's faked out Hogan once before this. Either he sent a fake message himself or had the Network do it to trick them into trick them into thinking no one is watching them so they'll go back to their old ways and prove to the Network and get them even more furious at them. Think about it, why would they send a notice of MickFoley being fired to them? Even in-universe it wouldn't make much sense unless there's something else behind it, and last week, the Network was on Foley's side. With as big of a ChessMaster he's been lately, it'd certainly be in character.
* {{Jossed}}. He actually was fired. He's made several appearances on WWE programming since then.

[[WMG: Wrestling/HulkHogan is working for [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] in a plot to destroy TNA.]]
Taken from the Wrestling/{{WWE}} WMG page, but worth repeating here after the events of ''Bound for Glory 2011''. Wrestling/BobbyRoode, after eight months of steady buildup for his rise to superstardom culminating in him winning the "Bound for Glory Series" round robin tournament to become #1 contender to the title at the show that TNA calls its ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}}'', was ready to go into BFG and make his "boyhood dream" moment similar to Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, and Wrestling/JohnCena winning their first world championships at ''[=WrestleMania=]''. This was an opportunity to not only solidly cement a new main event star, but also successfully make the BFG Series become TNA's version of the Royal Rumble, as well as really make ''BFG'' itself truly special in a similar vein to ''[=WrestleMania=]'' (though obviously not to the same scale, but that's a different topic altogether). This would've been a huge step toward legitimizing TNA as a structured, functional company with a grand spectacle event. But Wrestling/HulkHogan had them '''DUMP THIS CHANCE''', claiming against all evidence '''at the last minute''' that Roode wasn't ready to be champion, instead directing TNA to have an injured Wrestling/KurtAngle retain the title with a roll-up holding the ropes and completely underwhelm the entire program. At the very least we know he doesn't care about TNA.
** Jossed. Turns out he felt Roode becoming the ''babyface'' world champion wasn't a good idea, but a championship ''heel'' turn would be perfect for Roode's story and the way he performs. Frustrating circular route aside, this actually did work. Plus the importance of the BFG series would be emphasized through some changes in the way the series itself was booked in 2012 anyway.

[[WMG: Suicide is the secret Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels is blackmailing Kazarian with.]]
By now it's pretty much [[ItWasHisSled common news]] that Kazarian and Daniels are the two men who most frequently portrayed the former character of Suicide. On-screen, the Guns have threatened to unmask Suicide years ago, first assuming Suicide was Daniels, but they managed to get as a far as a suspiciously familiar tan-skinned jaw before Daniels came out to make the save. Daniels knows Kazarian was Suicide [[FridgeBrilliance because he's]] [[RealLifeWritesThePlot literally covered for him in the role]], and he's holding it over Kazarian's head due to the hot water this could put Kaz in with management. Kaz has started showing signs of rebellion either because he's figured out a way to prove Daniels' involvement or he's starting not to care anymore.
* {{Jossed}} HEAVILY on May 10th, 2012.

[[WMG: Joseph Park (Abyss's brother) is in fact Abyss.]]
They're never seen in the same place at the same time, so...
* And Joseph has been known to lapse into strange laughter...
* This definitely have some weight, especially on the July 12th Impact, when Joseph saw the blood all over him after Bully Ray's attacks, and delivered a Black Hole Slam to him...
* Not to mention they're obviously played by the same guy.
* If they ''are'' the same person in kayfabe, then at Bound For Glory, perhaps Joseph will HulkOut at a pivotal moment and [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments lay waste to Aces and Eights]], helping ensure their defeat.
* Well, he did have such a moment at BFG, and then again in a singles match against DOC at Turning Point. Neither resulted in victory, though.

[[WMG: Joseph Park, Abyss, yet another Chris Parks character, or all of the above, is the leader of the Aces & Eights.]]
Assuming the big man who speaks for the group in their table vignettes is in fact the leader, anyway. His body shape screams Chris Parks, and while less than 100% clear due to the distortion effect, the inflection in his voice sounds incredibly akin to a Joseph Park promo.
* Well, jury's still out on whether the character in question is played by Chris Parks, but he isn't the leader. [[spoiler:[[TheManBehindTheMan That's]] Wrestling/EricBischoff.]]
** {{Jossed}}. Said character, the VP, turned out to be D'Lo Brown.

[[WMG: Who are Aces & Eights?]]
Put guesses as to who they are here.
* [[spoiler:Wrestling/EricBischoff, the former Luke Gallows, Wes Brisco, Joseph Park/Abyss, possibly Wrestling/JeffJarrett]].
** D'Lo Brown and Matt Morgan are starting to look pretty good if the latest Impact Wrestling episode is anything to go by.
*** As of Bound for Glory 2012, [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Brother Devon]] was the first revealed. Possibly leading to Garrett Bischoff (for no particular reason).
**** Oh, there are reasons. Not only was he Devon's former protégé and tag team partner, but Hogan recently slighted him for a TV title opportunity and he looked none too pleased. The fact that he's started hanging out with [[TheMole Wes Brisco]] doesn't help much. [[spoiler:Not to mention his father is possibly president.]]
*** Now Luke Gallows / Festus / Isaiah Cash is the second, and his ring name is "DOC" (short for "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Director of Chaos]]").
*** Mike Knoxx has been revealed.
*** Safe to say Joseph Park has been {{Jossed}}.
**** As of March 7th, D-Lo Brown has been confirmed as "VP".
**** [[{{Awesome/TNA}} "I'm Bully Ray! I am the President of the Aces & Eights! And I am the TNA World Heavyweight Champion!"]]

[[WMG: Karen Jarrett is involved in the Aces and Eights in some capacity, and will become head of the Knockouts once again under their regime.]]
This came about in the wedding episode. The wedding of the current head of the Knockouts division - Brooke Hogan - being attacked by Aces and Eights can only really mean a few things, most likely this one. And if you look at the tron after Brooke enters, you'll see the "Love" symbol which was part of Karen Jarrett's tron. {{Foreshadowing}}?

[[WMG: One of Aces and Eights is a ReverseMole working for TNA.]]
Basic conjecture, but Ken Anderson was never revealed or unmasked as a member. His appearance with the group, as well as a bit of shown static with their behaviors backstage raises red flags. That said, it's Ken Anderson. He's due to [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder turn at least 3 more times this year]].
* It's looking more likely that they do not have that guy right now but D'Lo Brown is gonna become that guy in a classic case of MistreatmentInducedBetrayal. Maybe…he'll even be the one who ensures that Aces & Eights lose any and all opportunity to get Wrestling/AJStyles on their side.

[[WMG: Bully Ray planned the Jeff Hardy incident at Victory Road 2011.]]
Outside of {{Kayfabe}}, Bully Ray only really received his main-event push as part of Immortal because of Wrestling/JeffHardy [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor showing up to a match on drugs]], and worked his way up to become a credible main even competitor. Bound for Glory 2012 would have been the culmination of his big plan, but, ironically, Jeff Hardy was there to stop him. So then came his brilliant Plan B.

[[WMG: All three of the current major stables running around in the "Big Three" promotions are in fact one and the same.]]

At the moment, the three biggest promotions in the United States- WWE, TNA, and Ring of Honor, are each running with one major heel stable- WWE with Wrestling/TheShield, TNA with the Aces and Eights, and Wrestling/RingOfHonor with S.C.U.M.

-The Shield were sold at one point, following the Rock/CM Punk match at the Royal Rumble, to have worked for Paul Heyman, the former ECW owner [who's never been, onscreen, sold as a WWE employee, merely as a personal employee of Brock Lesnar and CM Punk.]
-The Aces and Eights leader, Bully Ray, plus members Devon and Taz, are ECW alumni, as are S.C.U.M. members [[Wrestling/{{Rhyno}} Rhino]] and Steve Corino. Wrestling/MattHardy and Knux were also in WWE's ECW incarnation.

In addition, all three groups have members whose careers intertwined:

-Shield member Wrestling/SethRollins and SCUM member Wrestling/JimmyJacobs were previously partners in the Age of the Fall in Ring of Honor.
-SCUM member Cliff Compton had gained notoriety on the Internet through a run in Nigeria as the tag partner of DOC. And they feuded in WWE, as Domino and Festus, respectively.

In addition, eight of the nine Aces and Eights members had been fired from WWE in the past, while SCUM had three members who were released from the WWE, two of whom [and an additional SCUM member] were also released from TNA.
That wrestler, Jimmy Rave, appeared without question at the recent TNA One Night Only: X-Travaganza PPV.

All three stables have similar messages and motivations.

In addition, many of the Aces and Eights members who qualified, as well as Hardy, were recently added to WWE's Alumni section.

As such- The Shield, The Aces and Eights, and S.C.U.M. are all secretly one big inter-promotional stable, trying to destroy all three of the Big Three North American promotions in one go-round.
* Well, they are united in that each is against what they're home company (supposedly)stands for but The Shield are TautologicalTemplars, S.C.U.M. are CardCarryingVillains and Aces And Eights seem to just be a biker gang. That's only odd super stable.
* Well, looks like they failed with the Shield being broken...broken up by the Authority of WWE.

[[WMG: Aces and Eights are going to drive Joseph Parks to 'accept his family legacy']]

Joseph seems to be portrayed as the WhiteSheep of his family, IE, the only one of them that isn't a dangerously psychotic WrestlingMonster. We've seen a few traces of Abyss show up in him, particularly when blood in involved. Whether temporary or permanent, he'll go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge [[FromNobodyToNightmare channeling his brothers (perhaps even channeling Judas Mesias and cutting up through the ring and dragging someone into it) against Aces and Eights]], invoking plenty of MookHorrorShow along the way, embracing the dark side of his family out of desperation.

[[WMG:Abyss returned because of Aces & Eights taking out Joseph]]
Even if they're the same person in real life, in {{Kayfabe}} Joseph was the only one in their rather demented family that seemed to care about Abyss ''at all''. Aces & Eights' abuse of Joseph and finally taking him out was AwakeningTheSleepingGiant and now his brother is on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* These last two [=WMGs=] work even better if the "brothers" angle really does turn out to be a case of SplitPersonality ala [[NamesTheSame Doc]] from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.

[[WMG: Regarding the 2013 BFG Series...]]
[[spoiler: From the 6/13 Impact - AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels have both qualified for the BFG Series. So my guess is that their match will end in double DQ because it wasn't meant to happen in the first place. That or another Aces and Eights run-in.]]

[[WMG: Why hasn't Bubba the Love Sponge sued Mick Foley?]]
As awesome as it was, Mick Foley did still assault someone in front of several witnesses and on national television, so why didn't Bubba press charges or sue him? There are three possible answers:
1. Bubba can't prove that the punch wasn't a Work that was simply botched
2. Bubba can't find a [[AmoralAttorney lawyer]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards willing to take his case]]
3. TNA management wouldn't let him. And by the time he'd been fired, it was too late

[[WMG: Crimson will fight alongside Sting against the Aces and Eights.]]
[[spoiler: Also from the 6/13 Impact. Sting announced that he would form the New Main Event Mafia to fight off the Aces and Eights. Crimson returned the same day, and was immediately defeated in his Bound for Glory Series qualifier. If that doesn't sound convincing enough, think back to the would-be MEM reunion, where Crimson was first to announce the second "They", and made a habit of going around in suits and saying they had made him an offer he couldn't refuse, implying he was going to be part of the second MEM in the first place.]]

[[WMG: The recent shows are StylisticSuck to draw heat on {{Heel}}!Dixie]]
All the things that made no sense (a {{Nepotism}}-filled squash match on PPV, for example) are deliberate, to annoy fans and get them to boo Dixie Carter. There's no other option. It has to be. Right?

[[WMG: This whole thing surrounding Wrestling/AJStyles being gone from TNA and Wrestling/JeffJarrett quitting to start a new promotion will turn out to be a massive work with the result being a babyface invasion which will inevitably beat out Dixie's Carter Kingdom and rebrand the company altogether.]]
* But I thought WMG's weren't meant to be true?

[[WMG: Samuel Shaw's current angle is an attempt to draw in Lifetime-loving women]]
Dixie has said they're looking at the untapped female demo, and this may be the means.
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