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TNA's Magnus buries the wrestling media as parasites in UK's Fighting Spirit Magazine

Magnus implores WWE and TNA to combat internal sources talking to the parasites in the wrestling media in his column in this month's Fighting Spirit Magazine. Ironic I know.

Magnus - only has heat with Internet fans and gossip writers.
Magnus - only has heat with Internet fans and gossip writers.

As well as wrestling for TNA, Magnus also moonlights as a monthly columnist for the UK's Fighting Spirit Magazine. In this month's edition, he strangely chose to bury the online wrestling media as "parasites" for apparently leaking a false rumor that he recently lost the TNA World Heavyweight Championship due to heat with TNA's new head of creative John Gaburick:

"Why do internet fans and gossip writers always have to find an ulterior motive for decisions? It baffles and frankly irritates the hell out of me that these people always have to assume the worst, and report it as fact. More needs to be done in both companies to combat internal sources talking to these parasites. I was asked by a promoter recently if I lost the title because there was heat between me and John Gaburick, our Executive VP of Talent and Creative. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, "Big" and I are able to freely express ourselves to one another, which means we get to speaks our minds properly, and we've had that relationship since he first arrived in TNA.

Furthermore, how ridiculous is that notion? Do you think if there was heat, that he would have put the title on me in the first place. On average, numbers went across the board while I had the strap. The job of the heel champion is to get the babyfaces over, and leave the place in a better state than he found it. Mission accomplished.

I can't wait to sink my teeth into my next chapter."

It's understandable to be a bit pissed off when lies about you are being spread behind your back, but it's odd to place the blame on the journalists covering the industry and the hardcore fans that chat online about the sport when this wasn't a widely covered story. Indeed, this was the first I'd heard of Magnus having any trouble with TNA management and it's my job to keep abreast of all the news that's going on in the wrestling world, so maybe he would have been better served just keeping quiet on the matter.

Taking Magnus's bizarre logic to the extreme, TNA should immediately stop him from writing his columns for an outside magazine that employs many internet fans and gossip writers who haven't been shy about criticizing the company he works for, as well as Jim Cornette, who has no love lost for Dixie Carter or her favorite booker Vince Russo.

Also, if you complain about misinformation, then you shouldn't start spreading your own in the next paragraph. Although ratings did experience an uptick to the 1.1-1.25 range in the first six or seven weeks Magnus held the belt, that's more due to the end of football competition than anything else and by the end of his reign viewership had fallen back to more normal levels. House show attendance and pay-per-view business remained at such low points that should be too embarrassing to even bring up, yet alone brag about. Equally, Magnus doesn't deserve the blame for the negatives, as TNA's audience has been hurt by the loss of Hulk Hogan, Sting and AJ Styles, and their creative direction isn't strong. But you'd still be very hard pushed to say he left TNA in a better place than he found it as their champion, given that ratings have sunk even further in the immediate aftermath. Not his fault again, but only the eternal optimist could possibly conclude that everything is right with the TNA world.

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