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Nigel McGuinness and Bryan Danielson to TNA?

Bryan DanielsonBryan Danielson and Nigel McGuinness, quite possibly two of the greatest independent wrestlers to ever wrestle in the United States, recently announced that they were to sign with the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). After many years of working the indies, they finally were going to get their big break. Each individual had their respective farewell bouts in companies like ROH, PWG, and FIP, and were ready to expand their repituar by joining the largest wrestling organization on the planet.

The buzz of the two joining WWE had finally came to a minimum, until this afternoon(Tuesday October 20, 2009), when a rumor started circulating the web, that Nigel was unhappy with the WWE because they took so long to send him his contract. Shockingly, the rumor also states that Nigel is now set to sign with TNA(Total Nonstop Action Wrestling)! Nigel wrestled on the indy scene for nearly 10 years, and I am truly shocked that he hadn’t gotten an offer from the WWE until now. He is basically the perfect for what a WWE superstar should be. He’s a great wrestler, a fantastic talker, and has the perfect look. For him not to have negotiated with the WWE until now, is truly reprehensible! Nigel is basically telling WWE to stick it, and joining the TNA. Another rumor stemming off of that one, is that Bryan Danielson, who was also set to sign with the WWE, could possibly decide to go with Nigel to TNA.

In my opinion, if this rumor proves to be accurate, this is a great opportunity for the TNA, and a huge loss for the WWE. For the sake of TNA, this is a great opportunity for them to add two new, young stars to their roster. TNA has always been heavily criticized for their excessive use of older talent, or former WWE guys. With the addition of Nigel McGuinness, and possibly Bryan Danielson, TNA has the perfect chance to use them as an alternative to older talent. I could see these two in the TNA main event/world title scene very soon, and that would be a great, great move for TNA to make!

If this rumor is true, WWE has suffered a huge loss. With WWE’s sorry attempt at a new talent initiative, Danielson and McGuinness would have been a sure success. Triple H, Undertaker, and even John Cena and Randy Orton, are not going to be around forever, therefore WWE needs these two hungry, talented, hard working guys, like Nigel McGuinness and Bryan Danielson, to be the future leaders of the WWE roster, to carry on its legacy. WWE should have signed these to much sooner, and now they may have lost their chance.

This is a very hot rumor, and I will be sure to post any new information regarding this topic, as it’s released!

Todd Frizzell is from Columbus Ohio, and has been a huge professional wrestling fanatic for the last ten years. Todd is very interested in all aspects of pro wrestling, including what goes on when the cameras aren’t rolling. Todd is very excited to write about his passion, and will try his best to entertain and provoke the wrestling fans.

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Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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