Why? Stop deluding yourself. The is no reason for ERTS to buy THQI, there is nothing there. No development staff, and only one good title. Unfortunately, on the one good title, THQI has to share with Jakk's. ERTS has WCW license anyway, so they already have a wrestling title. ERTS already has distribution too. This deal would never make sense for ERTS IMHO. You guys are delusional on this board.
It looks like one good title is all you need. Good thing is THQ has more than one good title.
Given the PEs and market caps of both companies, a buyout is by erts is very possible. During the last console transition, THQ made so much money off of ERTS titles that off that foundation, they are able to compete very strongly in this industry today. I don't think ERTS wants to make the same mistake twice.
I already gave my rationale for it and I will do it again. ERTS want to be the videogame sports leader. They established their leadership in football, basketball, hockey, baseball, golf, and nascar racing. The only sport they're not the leader in is wrestling. They wanted the WCW license really bad and paid big bucks to snatch it away from THQ. WCW was the #1 wrestling federation at the time they bought the license but not anymore. WWF ratings are approaching 3 times that of WCW. The WCW organization is also falling apart. There's been constant changes in the management and wrestlers have been leaving the company. THQ's wrestling games are also far superior to games released by other companies out there. So the only way ERTS can become the leader in wrestling is by getting THQ's wrestling games and the only way to do that is to buy the company and sell the WCW license to some other gaming company. ERTS would also acquire other sports titles from THQ, bowling, pool, and fishing. These titles would help ERTS cover every sport category out there. Furthermore ERTS and THQI already have a good working relationship. THQI published ERTS 16-bit games and they currently make conversions of ERTS sports games for the GBC and conversions Road Rash and Nuclear Strike for the N64. What even funnier is that THQ's version of Road Rash got better reviews than ERTS Road Rash Jailbreak is currently getting. Nuclear Strike also received good reviews and the GBC version of Madden and NHL got great reviews.