It seems like wrestling fans all over the world are waiting for the imminent news that TNA will implode, Billy Corgan will take over, and Vince McMahon will be laughing his way to the bank.
Somehow, TNA has managed to survive yet again by the skin of their teeth, but with daily updates on their situation, it doesn’t look like it’ll end well for Dixie Carter.
TNA ON THE WWE NETWORK?
One of the most surprising things to come from all of this is that the WWE were reportedly interested in purchasing the TNA library to add to their already-extensive vault of content available on the WWE Network.
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This rumour was backed up with the recent images circulating on Reddit, that the WWE were conducting marketing research to introduce a tiered system, which would feature both TNA and Ring of Honor content.
However, despite the interest, it doesn’t look like it’ll be going ahead.
NoDQ.com are reporting that the Aroluxe marketing company and Billy Corgan are still trying to purchase the organisation. They’re also claiming that one unidentified party that was previously involved is no longer interested as they feel the deal is no longer worth it.
The WWE seem to have lost interest and have backed out. It was previously reported that John Gaburick, the executive vice president of TNA, went to WWE executive Kevin Dunn with a proposed deal.
PULLING THE PLUG
The idea was that the WWE would hire him to a role in the company if he helped them get the tape library deal. Dunn reportedly went to Vince McMahon with Gaburick’s idea, and it seems like Vince probably wasn’t fond of the notion as the deal is not happening.
Along with this, WWE producer Michael Hayes appeared on The Ric Flair Show and claimed to have been in some high-profile meetings with Vince, and the TNA subject was never brought up.
It’s not something Vince would keep a secret from the higher-ups in the company, as all they’d be doing is taking their tape library, not actually taking over the business.
It doesn’t seem to be much of a problem for the WWE either.
While it would have been great for fans to view older content from the likes of AJ Styles and Samoa Joe, the organisation has already done a good job of highlighting the journey’s they went on to get to the stage they’re at now.
If anything, TNA perhaps missed out here, as it seems like they need all the money they can get.
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