Thanks for the views and replys y'all! Always respected and appreciated! It's very nice we can have a discussion. It's what I was going for. I wish more people would participate.
I suppose my view could be somewhat "tainted" having worked close to the entertainment business, i. e. traveling with rock bands and being married to an attorney who represents them. The higher-ups in the music industry don't care one iota about the feelings of the guys in the bands. If you sell tickets, you are the headliner. If not, you're opening for someone else. It doesn't matter how long you've been around. Hearts get broken all the time.
I guess I felt the same way when I saw Jeff Hardy on the front of that poster. Jeff is a huge draw. From a business standpoint, it would only make sense for Impact Wrestling to put him on the front . . . Jeff sells tickets and makes money. I really hope they did get Sting and Hogan's permission. They do deserve to be asked.
I don't claim to know anything about the wrestling business because I don't. I did have the pleasure of having some great conversations with the fellas at the NWA Fanfest tho. Both Raven and Johnny Swinger told me some of the cold truths of working and training your ass off for what you love to do, only to go to work and be told you're not needed anymore. (Not in those words, of course.) And of course, that can happen in any business, I understand. But it would be much, much harder in the world of wrestling to just turn around and go get another job. It has to hurt.
Just an example of how sleezy the record companies can be: They have what is called the "three record screw". And this is why new young bands should never take a three record deal. Always take a two. Anyway, what they will do is sign new young bands to a three record deal. This sounds great, doesn't it? The band gets really excited. But it's not. What this means is the band is commited to produce three albums. They HAVE TO DO IT. But the records companies know that a lot of times the bands can't do it because they are young and inexperienced and they could turn out to be a "one hit wonder". So the band does one really great album, the next one flops, and the third one never happens. Then the record company turns around and sues the band for not producing the third album and takes all their money. Nice, huh? They do stuff like this all the time.
Anyway, sorry for going on and on. And thank you, Reap and Calm, for listening to my opinion.