TNA News: Dixie Carter Resigns!
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Finally…DIXIE CARTER has…resigned. Ok that was my Rock impersonation. Serious though Dixie Carter has finally let go of TNA. According to the The Wrestling Observer, Anthem Entertainment announced this past Wednesday they have formed a new company called Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions and will be the parent company of TNA. Leading the helm will be president Ed Nordholm.
Being the parent companies has changed from Impact Ventures to Anthem Wrestling Exhibition, Dixie Carter resigns as President. Carter moves to the Advisory Board of Fight Media group. Carter also keeps minority shares of the company with focus on more of the business aspects, as well as the global growth of he brand.
I personally believe that this was the idea from the very beginning without Billy Corgan as President. Carter wanted to leave the company with legitimate and we’ll established owners. “Anthem has been a great partner for many years,” said 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.” Anthem also owns the Fight Network a network dedicated to combat sports including Impact.
Nordholm who’s has been the director of Impact Ventutes since October of 2016. Now as President Mr. Nordholm added “We are thrilled to have acquired TNA IMPACT Wrestling.” “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,” added by the new Presidnet.
I’m a firm believer that this is the conclusion to TNA financial woes, as well as the Corgan vs. Carter drama. Only the time will tell what the company has in mind for Impact…I’ll leave you with this, their first line of business is to restart negotiations with a former WWE World Champion to join Impact Wrestling.