Darbicus Posted March 14, 2017 Share Posted March 14, 2017 It was December of 1990. The offices of World Championship Wrestling were a hotbed of activity, which is certainly more than could be said for the actual product. Years of declining attendance and people getting frustrated with the backstage incompetence had led to this meeting of the top men in the company. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/macjap/WCW08/th_TedTurner.jpg "Now, Jim, I understand that I gave you WCW to run with little 'rasslin experience. But it's been two years now, and we're drawing houses smaller than we did when Crockett was running things. And on top of that, we've lost a lot of talent to Vince. What are your plans for getting us back to a place where we can be competitive again." "Well you see Mr. Turner. The problem is that we have been relying on Ric Flair for too long! He's not over with the younger crowd you see. But I have a plan for him..." "And what might that be?" "Well, we're gonna put him on a long losing streak. Make him doubt himself. Then he can reinvent himself as a modern day gladiator!" "....you mean that figuratively?" "NO! We'll have him shave his hair, wear an earring! I was thinking of even calling him Spartacus!" "....." "I see you like that idea. Well here's another one. We've already got Art Barr doing the Beetlejuice thing right? Well let's turn Brad Armstrong into a Spider-Man gimmick! He's popular, right! We'll call him Arachnaman..." "...Jim..." "...and we'll take one of the Master Blasters, Kevin something or other, and turn him into a character from the Wizard of Oz. In fact...We'll call him Oz! Yeah...and we'll have dancing midgets saying WELCOME TO OZ! to bring him to the ring..." "...Jim..." "...and I still think my idea of the wrestling hunchbacks is gold. THEY CAN"T BE PINNED CAUSE THEY HAVE NO SHOULDERS!!!" "JIM!" Silence finally reigned in the office. "I think your ideas aren't what we're looking for in a wrestling promotion Jim." "What do you mean?" "If people want that cartoon cavalcade stuff, then they can go watch Vince's three ring circus. I want real 'rasslin on my TV show. It's what we've always had and by god, it's what we're always gonna have on the Superstation as far as I'm concerned." "What are you saying sir?" "I'm saying goodbye Jim. And thankfully I have found your replacement already. He's a man who you got to quit the company a few months back, but he comes highly recommended from Ric, Harley, and all the other boys, not to mention Bill Watts too." Ted presses a button on his desk. "Debra, could you send him in please?" A side door opens and Jim Herd looks on with horror as his replacement walks through a side door. "HIM!? Mr. Turner there must be some mistake...he can't be replacing me!" "He will and he is. Thank you for your time Mr. Herd, I believe your replacement has a few words for you...please try to be civil as you can be." Turner leaves, knowing the tongue lashing that's about to come. "Listen buster, if you think you can replace me..." "Replace you? I don't want to replace you Jim I want to eradicate your entire existence. I'm half inclined to book the last two years a fever dream of Dusty Rhodes. Listen to me you glorified jock-sniffer, now I may not have been in this business for much more than a decade, but I know what I'm doing and I know what these people want. And they don't want hunchbacks, or disappearing tigers, or god damned RoboCop. So why don't you scoot your merry ole ass back to the pizza parlor or wherever the hell you crawled out of. And take those damn dancing bears with you." Herd doesn't want to listen to this, and begins to storm out. The man calls out to him one last time, the tone of his voice indicating he wishes to end on a civil note. That certainly isn't the case as he smiles at his former nemesis. "One more thing Jim..." http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/977/637/jim-cornette_display_image.jpg?1306839039 THANK YOU F*CK YOU BYE! Jim Cornette is running WCW. Lord help us all. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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