Official TNA Press Release on Ownership

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Official TNA Press Release on Ownership

Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 1:21 pm

Anthem Sports & Entertainment Forms Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC., Acquires Control of IMPACT Wrestling

Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in TNA IMPACT Wrestling, and has formed Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC. Anthem also owns Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 multi-platform channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, which is IMPACT Wrestling’s exclusive broadcast partner in Canada and worldwide digital partner.

“We are thrilled to have acquired TNA IMPACT Wrestling,” said Ed Nordholm, Executive Vice President of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., the parent of Fight Network. “As we grow Anthem’s linear, digital and mobile platforms globally, top tier content with global appeal is key to that success and this acquisition is a perfect strategic addition to our portfolio. IMPACT has been a dominant wrestling brand around the world for more than a decade and we are confident that Anthem can leverage its assets and strategic partnerships to take IMPACT Wrestling to even greater heights.”

Mr. Nordholm, who has been the managing director of the IMPACT Ventures Board of Managers since October 2016, will assume the position of President of Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC. Dixie Carter will resign from her position as Chairman of Impact Ventures and join the Advisory Board of Fight Media Group, which holds all of the combat sports-related assets of Anthem, where her focus will be on the global growth of the combat sports-related brands owned by Anthem.

“Anthem has been a great partner for many years,” added Dixie Carter. “We have worked hard to find the right company who would acquire TNA, use its strategic influence and have a long-term commitment to the brand. TNA’s incredible fans, talent and staff deserved to see the brand continue to thrive after 15+ years of incredible growth. I’m excited to move to a new position and work with Anthem on their global strategic plan, and I am confident TNA IMPACT Wrestling is going to be a huge part of their success.”

Ms. Carter will remain a minority equity stakeholder.

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Post by Dr Gregory House MD on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 2:36 pm

Anthem is Meh TNA backwards, which pretty much sums up my feelings

I'm pleased TNA will continue to exist and offer guys a place to make money but they've so completely missed there chance to ever be anything relevant again

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Post by dyrewolfe on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 3:25 pm

Dr Gregory House MD wrote:Anthem is Meh TNA backwards, which pretty much sums up my feelings

I'm pleased TNA will continue to exist and offer guys a place to make money but they've so completely missed there chance to ever be anything relevant again

Aww...you... laughing

Well it can only be a good thing if TNA is going to be shown on Fight Network. Should massively increase their potential exposure...far better than Pop ever could.

Hopefully will attract some initial curiosity from people who have never seen it before. They are still going to have to sort out their creative team, so they can become something other than The Hardy Show, with added content.
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