Anthem Sports Acquires Control of IMPACT Wrestling, Dixie Carter No Longer Chairman

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Last year was kind of rough for TNA and the future of the company was largely left unresolved … but now Anthem Sports has announced that they’ve acquired control of Impact Wrestling.

Anthem shared the news in a press release which stated they have, “entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in TNA IMPACT Wrestling.”

Anthem Executive Vice President Ed Nordholm commented on the acquisition saying, “We are thrilled to have acquired TNA IMPACT Wrestling . . . 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.”

Nordholm will serve as President of Anthem’s newly formed Anthem Exhibition Wrestling, LLC which will presumably preside over IMPACT, though its exact role was not made clear.

As for Dixie Carter, she will resign from her role as Chairman of Impact Ventures and join the Advisory Board of Fight Media Group — which holds Anthem’s combat sports-related assets.

She’ll also remain a minority equity stakeholder.

We can only hope that this new development will provide the stability that IMPACT needs and that the talents can rest a bit easier knowing TNA is under new management.

  • philmcknight

    Oh thank god. Hopefully they can get things back on track.

  • Ace

    Finally! Now let’s get this ball rolling and make TNA great again!

  • Matthew Smith

    Unless they can get off POP with a better TV deal its too little too late,
    theres alsoThe chance they lose their Indian TV because of not
    traveling there.

    • jaykayDX

      No chance of that happening – TNA is one of the most popular shows on Sony Six (I live in India). Wrestling is HUGE there and is often the ONLY American sport the locals will watch – The WWE is locked down with their contract on Ten Sports channel in India so TNA is often their local cable provider’s only other option. Expect a re-negotiation of the contract and for the scheduled event in India to be postponed to a later date.

  • Null Void

    LMFAO! *tries to stop laughing*

  • Jauckor

    Yesterdays shows was solid. This new owener will defenetely give TNA more credit. And since they are fromC Canada, its time to take show back to Ontario for a couple of Impacts there.