While Vince McMahon helped establish the WWE as the biggest wrestling promotion on the planet when he purchased WCW back in 2001 to end the Monday night war, TNA still seems to be a thorn in his side.
Granted, they’re not seriously threatening the company when it comes to viewership, or anything for that matter. However, it’s one of the few companies that’s managed to stay afloat and rival the WWE, even bringing in some of their biggest stars over the years.
However, the rapid decline of TNA has been well-documented, gone are the days the likes of AJ Styles and Samoa Joe were proving to be real threats to McMahon’s empire, and now it looks like Vince could be making one hell of a purchase.
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For most of the summer, TNA’s status has been up in the air after Dixie Carter took on a different role within the company, and Billy Corgan took over as president.
However, rumours from multiple sources, including WrestleZone, suggest that Carter’s time in TNA could be over, and a majority stake in the company could be up for sale.
The Wrestling Observer are reporting that Corgan is trying to purchase TNA outright, but he’s not the only one interested in taking over.
SHOULD HE BUY TNA?
Sinclair Broadcast Group, who owns Ring of Honor, have reportedly put in an offer to take control of TNA, and there might be dollar signs popping out of Vince’s eyes as well as the WWE have also reportedly put in a bid to purchase TNA.
If this is the case, then it obviously means that Vince is looking to monopolise the wrestling industry further. They may not only to take them out of business, but their focus could primarily be on their 14-year library to add to the content on the WWE Network.
It looks highly unlikely that the WWE could purchase the company to keep it open, especially with NXT still being a primary focus of theirs.
If Sinclair Broadcast Group have put in a serious offer, then perhaps the WWE could be a little more worried as they’d now own the second and third biggest wrestling organisations in the United States.
Should Vince McMahon put in a bid to purchase TNA? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.