Taimapedia gave me complete history on TNA's fuck ups, which they got a lot, one of them was THIS:
Paul Heyman was in talks with TNA to join the company -- but he reportedly wanted both full control of several parts of the company (including Creative) and the immediate firing of all but one of the veterans ("If you're over 40, I'll rip your fucking head off") so he could build a younger roster to carry the company forward. Both Spike TV and TNA management reportedly had no issues with the deal, but Dixie Carter refused out of loyalty to these veterans as well as other people Heyman would likely fire (e.g. Vince Russo). The deal eventually fell apart.
- Heyman later let it slip that he would've tried to steal Daniel Bryan away from WWE right after "Tiegate" happened and build him up as an unstoppable submission machine for an eventual match with Kurt Angle.