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    Anthem bought Majority interest in TNA

    TNA wrestling has been sold. Check out the press release, and share your thoughts.

    Anthem Sports & Entertainment and Impact Ventures
    Announce Credit Relationship


    Toronto, Canada (November 3, 2016) – Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. and Impact Ventures, parent company of TNA Impact Wrestling, today announced that Anthem has provided a credit facility to TNA to fund operations.
    Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. is a global sports media company that operates Fight Network, Impact Wrestling’s exclusive broadcaster in Canada, as well as the exclusive worldwide digital streaming partner for all TNA programming. It is also an equity stakeholder of Impact Ventures.

    The agreement includes the appointment of Anthem Executive Vice President Ed Nordholm to the Impact Ventures Board of Managers. The company will be managed by the Board with Mr. Nordholm representing the Board on all major operating and restructuring decisions. Dixie Carter will continue as Chair of the Company, as well as her position on the Board of Managers. Billy Corgan is no longer with the company.

    “We have had a successful, long-term partnership with Fight Network as our Canadian broadcaster, and more recently as our global digital partner,” said Dixie Carter. “Anthem’s team has extensive media experience, and I am excited to have that available to us as we plan for the future.”

    “We have consistently maintained that investing in content as we grow our distribution is important as a strategic necessity, and working more closely with a strong brand like TNA is in line with that. This financing is an extension of the support we have been providing since the beginning of the year,” said Leonard Asper, CEO of Anthem. “There are tremendous opportunities to support the company’s growth on all platforms and in all media along side Dixie and the incredible talent and staff at TNA.”

    For More Information, Contact:
    Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp.
    Ariel Shnerer
    Director, Programming & Communications
    [email protected]

    Impact Wrestling
    Hannah Gordon
    [email protected]

    About Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp.


    Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. is a global leader in operating targeted specialty video channels on linear, digital and mobile platforms with offices and studios in New York, Toronto, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Anthem’s portfolio includes Fight Network, the world’s premier combat sports channel now broadcasting in the U.S., Canada and over 30 other countries, Fantasy Sports Network (FNTSY), the world’s first and only channel dedicated to fantasy sports, RotoExperts.com, a leader in fantasy sports news and analysis, DailyRoto.com, the most comprehensive and far-reaching daily fantasy sports website and Edge Sport, an extreme and action sports network recently launched in Canada in partnership with IMG. Anthem also has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S. available in over 40 million homes, and it owns SportsGrid.com, a leader in general sports entertainment commentary.

    About IMPACT VENTURES

    IMPACT VENTURES, LLC, is a privately held sports entertainment company that is the parent company to TNA IMPACT Wrestling. Represented by United Talent Agency and based in Nashville, Tenn., IMPACT VENTURES specializes in television properties, events, products, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. The roster features such greats as Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, EC3, Bobby Lashley, Drew Galloway, James Storm, the high-flying X-Division, Gail Kim and the lethal Knockouts. Its highly successful flagship show, IMPACT WRESTLING, broadcasts in more than 120 countries around the world, including in the United States on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Pop, a joint venture of CBS Corporation and Lionsgate, and on Fight Network in Canada.


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    And have already brought Jarrett and Mantell back on board.


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    Dutch Mantell and Jeff Jarrett were the guys who built TNA. I'm glad they are back.


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    Bringing dutch Mantell back on board is a great move. WWE should be ashamed that they let him go.

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    I've always been a fan of Dutch's booking mentality. Keeping it simple, but still making a lot of sense. Excited to see what TNA shapes up to be in the coming months.

    On flip side, I can't say I'm a huge fan of Anthem branding themselves all over TNA. Ring posts, and middle turn buckle pads have Anthem website and logo on it. Plus this new logo where Anthem and TNA's old logo had a one night stand, just doesn't do it for me.

    TNA has always had that rugged feel to it, and every since classic red logo was faded; It just doesn't seem right.


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    New logo looks so whack , lame and just not clean namean

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    I like the pigeon logo, reminds me of Dastardly and Muttley and therefore Wacky Races.

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    Angry Birds take over TNA.

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    I'm hoping the storylines get better. That whole Hardy Deletion angle was crap. They need to make them perform as the Hardy Brothers instead of Brother Nero and his idiot brother.

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    I'm completely with you on the Hardys. Its fun, but its not what TNA was or should be. TNA was all about good wrestling. Hell TNA had a roster that got over despite having the management fuck ups. Would love to see some competitive matches and storylines when it comes to X Division and my personal favorite Tag Team division.


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