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.