That sounds like a long time. Alberto El Patron has been one of the top stars on the independent circuit since his release from WWE last year. Since then, he’s appeared for Impact Wrestling and briefly won their World Title, only to let it go a few days later due to some technicalities. It turns out that he’s liked his time there and wants to stick around.
“Jeff Jarrett called me and said let’s do it. He said they were willing to do this for me and if that makes you happy then we would love to have you on board. We even did a gentleman’s agreement. He was like, ‘Do you want to do a contract just for a week so you can see what we are going to be doing’? I said, ‘No, let’s do it the way gentleman do it. Let’s shake hands and I’ll go work for you. I will trust you. You know me and know I always deliver and what I bring to the table. I will do those four TV tapings and after those TV tapings we will sit down. If you don’t think my work is worth what I’m asking for then you say right there and I’ll give you a big discount’.
“But of course after those four TV tapings, they were completely happy with me not just because of what I bring to the table but what I bring to the ring but what I bring outside the ring with fans, sponsors, helping the talent backstage to do their job better. I made them happy and they made me happy. At the moment, we are closing the final details of what is going to be my contract. Then, I will be joining TNA for good and retire in the company.”
Opinion: El Patron is 39 years old (40 next month) and probably has several years left in him. That’s a long time to stick with a company, especially with El Patron’s track record of getting annoyed at his employers. He’s a major star and can go almost anywhere he wants but the rest of his career is a long time. Maybe it works out but I’d be a bit surprised.
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