Premier League club Newcastle United has been on the brink of disaster for years now, and most would say British owner Mike Ashley is the root of the team’s problems.
The club has been on the selling block for quite a while, but a brief spell in the second division after being relegated in 2009 and a lack of “suitable” buyers have caused an agonizingly long delay to any resolution for fans of “The Toon.”
Enter: This man?
Yes, rumors are swirling that World Wrestling Entertainment magnate Vince McMahon is “sniffing around” the beleaguered club.
While talks are still at their infancy, according to website Winner Sports, we’re assuming the news holds about as much water as a WWE Diva costume.
Does McMahon have the funds? Most likely. But this is a man that specializes in showmanship and marketing. It seems more like a shrewd ploy to drum up interest in his own brand rather than improve that of Newcastle’s. And apparently, it’s working like a charm.
But let’s entertain the thought and say this is truly a no-holds-barred takeover. Here’s how we see it playing out:
Just when McMahon is about to sign his name on the dotted line for the purchase, he gets clobbered by CM Punk, who was hiding under the ring apron the whole time with a folding chair.
Sorry, Vinnie Mac, maybe you’ll get your payback at WrestleMania.
(h/t Winner Sports)