As noted, Anthem Sports & Entertainment announced today with TNA that they have established a “credit relationship” that essentially sees Anthem take control of the company. Dixie Carter will remain Chair of the company and Billy Corgan is no longer involved but it was confirmed this afternoon that his previous lawsuit against the company is still open and has not been dismissed. It appears Dixie will be a figurehead for the company with Anthem’s Ed Nordholm running things.
Dixie Carter sent a letter today to the TNA roster and staff, informing them that TNA has “concluded agreements” with Anthem for a “funding plan that will stabilize the company.”
Dixie wrote, “This is excellent news for all our shareholders in that it means, we, as a company, will continue to provide our fans with the best wrestling content on the planet.”
Dixie told staff and talents that there will be changes made to the company as they move forward. The organizational structure will remain the same, indicating Dean Broadhead and Dixie’s husband Serg Salinas will remain on the Board of Managers. She mentioned in the letter that Anthem’s other sports properties will benefit TNA and that Anthem’s sales team will support TNA with TV and digital advertising. Dixie said the Board of Managers is working to develop a “longer-term business plan” for TNA. She wrote, “With financial stability, we can focus on executing our near term objectives while planning a measured and thoughtful approach for the future.”
It was also confirmed in the letter that Aroluxe Media will continue overseeing production in 2017. The letter referred to Aroluxe as “also an equity stakeholder.”
Dixie also told talents today that the next set of TV tapings will take place from January 5th through January 10th in Orlando.
Regarding Corgan, Dixie confirmed that he is no longer with the company but did not elaborate. She made it known that she and Nordholm would be available for talents to ask questions. She thanked everyone for their “patience and support through this process” and ended the letter by writing, “Over the years, we have built TNA and Impact Wrestling to be a very successful, global brand. You should all be excited for its future and be more determined than ever to work dilligently to take the company to the next level.”