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FantasyWrestlerDrew
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Let's say you play the lottery. Whatever one, Mega Millions, Powerball or whatever your state government offers. Let's say you win said lottery. What is the one BIG purchase you will make. Let's keep it to just wrestling promotions, sports teams or legal entities such as stores or corporations. Also let's be realistic on the amount won as possible. I don't think I've ever seen a billion dollar lottery so let's keep it to say $500-750 million at most.

If I won the lottery, I will buy TNIMPACTGFW just to rename it something else. (joke)

If I won the lottery though, I would try to buy Ring of Honor. I doubt I would have enough money as Sinclair is worth billions but I do wonder if their asking price would be in the low millions.

So what say you, what new team/company/promotion would you take your newly found millions and bleed into?

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I will invest in technology to return the world to 1978; when wrestling was good and I can tell Callaghan to have an election, because winter is not going to be good! (a comment for the Brits).
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I would pay college tuition for a couple of young people I know, so when they get out of school and into the real world, they wouldn't have to spend years paying off their debts.
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quote:
Originally posted by PCmor:
I would pay college tuition for a couple of young people I know, so when they get out of school and into the real world, they wouldn't have to spend years paying off their debts.

A sensible and kind thing to do.
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Never get on the internet the rest of my life

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dthcm
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quote:
Originally posted by gulascantfoolus:
Never get on the internet the rest of my life

Not even on Bad Joke Monday or to find out what Tojo is up to? And you'll have to get the George Gulas newsletter by snail mail.
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quote:
Originally posted by FantasyWrestlerDrew:

If I won the lottery though, I would try to buy Ring of Honor...wonder if their asking price would be in the low millions.


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gulascantfoolus
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quote:
Originally posted by dthcm:
quote:
Originally posted by gulascantfoolus:
Never get on the internet the rest of my life

Not even on Bad Joke Monday or to find out what Tojo is up to? And you'll have to get the George Gulas newsletter by snail mail.
diamondmd will pm about the latest on Tojo, i will buy all the bad joke books ever written,and the best of GG dvd will run 24/7 on my 50 foot screen tv inside my new double wide

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I'd make sure everyone I care about was straight as far as living arrangements and vehicles,pay off their houses,student loans,etc.Of course,you never know what you'd do with a pile of loot till it's dumped on your lap but how could I be well off and be happy if the people I care about are struggling,ya know?I would definitely travel alot to watch Wrestling and Patriots and Sox away games.Take a trip to Japan and follow a full G1 tour.

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quote:
Originally posted by FantasyWrestlerDrew:
Let's say you play the lottery. Whatever one, Mega Millions, Powerball or whatever your state government offers. Let's say you win said lottery. What is the one BIG purchase you will make. Let's keep it to just wrestling promotions, sports teams or legal entities such as stores or corporations. Also let's be realistic on the amount won as possible. I don't think I've ever seen a billion dollar lottery so let's keep it to say $500-750 million at most.

If I won the lottery, I will buy TNIMPACTGFW just to rename it something else. (joke)

If I won the lottery though, I would try to buy Ring of Honor. I doubt I would have enough money as Sinclair is worth billions but I do wonder if their asking price would be in the low millions.

So what say you, what new team/company/promotion would you take your newly found millions and bleed into?

Jan 2016 there was a $1.6 billion dollar Powerball jackpot, split between three winners. Even a sole winner would have gotten less than that (lump sum, with taxes); but, that was the final jackpot amount.

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Matt Farmer from WA
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You don't have to take the lump sum. And in fact, if you've got a good 20 - 30 years left or you want to leave something to a kid. It's much wiser to take the annuity payments. The three winners, if they took the payments would be getting about $22 million a year (before taxes) for 25 years.

IF I were to win a jackpot like that I'm not sure if I'd want to buy a promotion, they can be a lot of work. If I did do something it would be to help fund a small regional promotion where I could help develop young upcoming wrestlers. Give them a professional outlet to grown. Invest enough to at least break even, and give a place where some of my friends who know what they are doing a good paying position.

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I'm gonna have my '08 Impala painted a different color....I'm tired of white.....
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Give it to charity.

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I'd mail my keys into worl and start a whole new life in the coast.

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I would give half of my take after taxes to reputable charities. I would then buy a large property in Colorado and take in sick, abused, and neglected animals. I would also become active in animal activism and volunteer with various organizations. Of course I would frequent the dispensaries as well.

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I'd set out to prove that all those people that have said "Money can't buy happiness" was wrong.

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I'd move to a big house on the big side of town.
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King Francis
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I'd buy you a monkey

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quote:
Originally posted by Matt Farmer from WA:
You don't have to take the lump sum. And in fact, if you've got a good 20 - 30 years left or you want to leave something to a kid. It's much wiser to take the annuity payments.

Except you don't actually know if that money will still be around for those annuity payments, so it's always smarter to take the lump sum and invest it wisely.
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quote:
Originally posted by Kilroy:
quote:
Originally posted by Matt Farmer from WA:
You don't have to take the lump sum. And in fact, if you've got a good 20 - 30 years left or you want to leave something to a kid. It's much wiser to take the annuity payments.

Except you don't actually know if that money will still be around for those annuity payments, so it's always smarter to take the lump sum and invest it wisely.
By no means am I a CPA or anything like that, but I think there's something called The time value of money (or something like that) in which you're probably better taking the lump sum and investing it.
Being in the insurance industry, I would buy immediate annuities for my son and family members. They'd get monthly payouts for the rest of their life. It would be enough for them to live without working, but not much else. I'd still want my son to work. With an immediate annuity, if I'm the owner they can't access the full amount so they wouldn't be able to blow it. Plus, annuities are generally safe from lawsuits.
Buy a house at the beach, near a golf course, and quietly fade into obscurity.

It would be tempting to buy or start a wrestling promotion, but I wouldn't do it. I don't think anyone has the patience to look very long term with something like that. It seems like everyone wants to try to go national and compete with Vince within a few years. I'm thinking along the lines of around 15 to 20 years slowly building the brand.

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The Midnight Lurker
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Two chicks at the same time.
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All the beer and ***** that it takes to kill a 52 year old man yet keep a smile on my face while doing it
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I'd pick up a few places in different cities like New York. Not sure if I'd stay in Hamilton although it would be cool to have enough money in a mid size city that would make a difference.
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quote:
Originally posted by King Francis:
I'd buy you a monkey

You know I've always wanted a monkey.

I, on the other hand, would buy you a K car.

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quote:
Originally posted by Kilroy:
quote:
Originally posted by Matt Farmer from WA:
You don't have to take the lump sum. And in fact, if you've got a good 20 - 30 years left or you want to leave something to a kid. It's much wiser to take the annuity payments.

Except you don't actually know if that money will still be around for those annuity payments, so it's always smarter to take the lump sum and invest it wisely.
Yes, and money depreciates over time as well.
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quote:
Originally posted by The Midnight Lurker:
Two chicks at the same time.

LOL! Awesome.
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quote:
Originally posted by The Midnight Lurker:
Two chicks at the same time.

I don't think you need a million dollars for that.
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quote:
Originally posted by gulascantfoolus:
quote:
Originally posted by dthcm:
quote:
Originally posted by gulascantfoolus:
Never get on the internet the rest of my life

Not even on Bad Joke Monday or to find out what Tojo is up to? And you'll have to get the George Gulas newsletter by snail mail.
diamondmd will pm about the latest on Tojo, i will buy all the bad joke books ever written,and the best of GG dvd will run 24/7 on my 50 foot screen tv inside my new double wide
Well hell Cousin Gulas. If you hit the powerball and get that Jed Clampett money, you could hire the illustrious GG himself to be your very own Virgil. He could set there and do commentary just for you of all his matches, fix you a sammich, you couldn't beat that deal.

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quote:
Originally posted by chgowolvs44:
quote:
Originally posted by King Francis:
I'd buy you a monkey

You know I've always wanted a monkey.

I, on the other hand, would buy you a K car.

A nice reliant automoble!

Also Kraft dinner...

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buy this site and let Tojo be in charge........remember I said was not gonna be on the net anymore [Big Grin]

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Pretty hot out these days. I'd start here.


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quote:
Originally posted by Steve Berberovic:
quote:
Originally posted by chgowolvs44:
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Originally posted by King Francis:
I'd buy you a monkey

You know I've always wanted a monkey.

I, on the other hand, would buy you a K car.

A nice reliant automoble!

Also Kraft dinner...

a fur coat.. not a real fur coat, thats cruel

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Things I'd buy:
The Hooters chain
Numerous profitable strip joints
An ownership percentage of both the Miami Dolphins & the New York Yankees
Thoroughbred race horses

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Retire, move, pay off everything, fund my daughter's education and enjoy life.

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Buy this site and ban anyone who mentions George Gulas or Sir Tojo.
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Huh. $500,000,000? The rule around our house that if it ever happens, we take 10% and just blow it: Books, movies, records (maybe a new direct-drive turntable to go with them), sea cruise, month-long cross-country road-trip with all the fixin's, and so forth.

Of course, at that size of a win, we'd probably have to settle for 1% -- trying to waste $50million and get the spending desires out of our system might be a mite hard to do. But you can do a lot of silliness with $5million, right?

After that, though, then it's house renos and new car and make sure the parents and my girls and grandkids, and The Lady's brother and niece are looked after and all that important, serious stuff (and yes, that would include a number of charities).

There are undoubtedly some serious crazy things I might do with the excess -- buy the neighbour's property and expand the house, a motor yacht, that sort of thing -- but most of it would end up invested in some local businesses, RRSPs, and gifts to friends.



Kinda boring, I know. But that first 10% (or 1% in this case) would be a LOT of fun....

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A big piece of land, somewhere, enough property for heavy equipment demolition derbies, a hedge maze, lots of greenhouses, tree-houses and geodesic domes, orchards, gardens, an airstrip, a small outdoor performance space, Calder moblies/stabiles and a meadery.

Oh, and an island somewhere equipped as a Doomsday Fortress of Solitude.

Edit: What the H, fireworks, lots of fireworks!

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There's a SF/Fantasy/Horror specialty bookseller in upstate NY that is pretty much the gold standard for the genre, if he doesn't have it, chances are good that it doesn't exist... Anyway, you could drop my nigh-legendary collection into his stock and barely notice a ripple. So, first thing is pick up the phone and make the call: "Hello Lloyd, I want one of everything, please."

Oh, then I'd best get busy on the construction of my private library...

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Buy better toilet paper at work.

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