I was watching a DVR’ed episode of Thursday night’s TNA (Total Nonstop Action) Wrestling when I caught a flash that I thought read “???SUICIDE???.” I couldn’t read it all, and I said to Blake, “Did you see that?” He responded that he didn’t know what I was talking about. Something flashed on the screen kinda like those subliminal messages you see spliced into films (ala Fight Club – which, by the way, I noticed on the first viewing.) I have always been very visual so those things go off like a beacon in my brain when they happen. As it was on TiVo, I simply backed it up frame by frame and there it was…
Yes, in the middle of a match between ODB (Old Dirty Bitch, I think) and some Middle Eastern chick Saieed or Raeesha or something. (Remembering names is not my strong point)
Sure enough, it showed up about three more times during the show and of course we had to check out the website. Here is what I get out of it.
I looks as though they have a new character coming to TNA and this is a viral marketing effort. The visuals I have seen on the website make it look like the wrestler will be wearing a mask that appears to be a mix between the Rorschach character from the Watchmen comics series and the masks worn by the band and sometimes wrestlers, ICP (Insane Clown Posse.)
Blake let me in on the latest wrestling scuttlebutt which may solve the mystery. Apparently, Mick Foley (one of the coolest guys on the planet – and damn good writer) is coming to TNA. Could this be his new character? He also tells me that jerkoff, Vince McMahon, has removed Foley from the WWE wrestling hall of fame – a real class act, from this HGH overdosed jerkoff.
Bottom line, its an interesting marketing angle and it certainly worked on me – it prompted this post.