TNA might live to fight another day yet again!
Just when I thought I was out…
As a quick summary of the TNA story so far, it’s an absolute mess. In a slightly longer summary, Dixie Carter has been trying to sell the company, which has exposed how much debt TNA has. A reported $3.4 million by the last count. And that isn’t including the latest lawsuit filed by American Express for unpaid travel-related expenses, or the money TNA and Dixie owe current TNA President Billy Corgan personally.
That later debt is so tense that Corgan filed a lawsuit and restraining order against TNA and Dixie, and the situation had deteriorated so much by the start of this week that Dave Meltzer said on the Wrestling Observer Radio: “[TNA is] probably gonna end up filing for bankruptcy.”
But in a last-minute twist of epic hot-tag proportions, The Fight Network’s parent company Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corporation – catchy name – revealed in a statement that they’ve offered funding to TNA to repay Corgan, and are “positioned to provide additional transitional assistance to the company”.
The Fight Network are already involved with TNA, being a licensee of their programming for broadcast in the U.S., Canada and other international markets. They’re also the exclusive licensee for TNA’s streaming Internet-delivered TV. Their offer to pay off Corgan’s debt seems to be a way to secure TNA’s future. The hearing for Corgan’s lawsuit against TNA was set for today, but it’s now been rescheduled for next week.
Even with all the turmoil and uncertainty around TNA, that hasn’t stopped them making plans for next year. PWInsider are reporting that the promotion has reserved space in Universal Studios from the 4th to the 10th January next year for back-to-back tapings of Impact Wrestling and a One Night Only pay-per-view.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter are reporting that the rest of the year’s Impact Wrestling programming on Pop TV will be made up from the tapings filmed earlier this month, along with not one, but two shows filmed at Matt Hardy’s expertly lawn-mowed estate in North Carolina. These shows will likely be the much-teased Total Nonstop Deletion episode for December 15th, and a TWO HOUR HARDY FAMILY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL on December 22nd.
Santa Claus, I knew you’d come. With your deers of rain and sledge of merriment.
What do you want to see from a Broken Hardy Boyz Christmas special? Tell us how Lita probably won’t be invited in the comments below.