As previously mentioned, Vince is a businessman. His success is no accident. If WWE were to own Pride I would percieve the move to be strictly for financial purposes, not to re-brand what Pride already stands for. My only worry is that some of Vince's previous endeavours have been flops. I could argue that the difference is that the XFL was built from something out of nothing whereas Pride already has its feet cemented, but one can't help but to feel uneasy. Again, he has the stats and number crunchers for him to decide. If it ain't broke don't fix it. And if that is the mentality that he will have assuming WWE's aquisition of Pride then I am all for it. Competition is good.
On the other side of the spectrum, I am not against UFC owning Pride either.
People say fighters will get paid less but I agrue this. There is only a certain level that lowballing goes. In the end it is about the fighter not the tightening of the organizers' money belt. If your a good fighter, your dues are paid. Hell you don't even have to be a good fighter (Tim @ $120), but a champ becomes a champ. Sounds silly but it's a gradual process right? You work your way up, and I think that one big organization will propel the popularity of every fighter to the point where nickel and diming is only a rarity.
Last edited by ruban; 12-10-2006 at 04:44 PM.