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Old 04-02-2016, 03:44 AM
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Not out of realm of possibility that the investor is Hulk Hogan, after all he is set to receive a pretty big wack of cash from Gawker.
While an intreresting possibility as HOLLYWOOD HULK HOGAN brought TNA to its highest level of popularity, the truth is that it is is very unlikely to be him as he won't collect any of that money for quite sometime. Gawker's appeal could take years and even if HOLLYWOOD HULK HOGAN does eventually get some money it is likely to be a much smaller amount. I doubt he would invest any money before even knowing how much he will ultimately end up with.
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I've seen a few conversations on this topic and it looks as if the potential investor is Fight Network. They are looking towards serious expansion and would like to add TNA to their portfolio. This would mean carrying TNA content including weekly programming and special events.
Wow, never thought of them. It's a good investment for both sides to be perfectly honest, although as of right now The Fight Network is not available nationwide in the States which may be a potential problem. They have strong Canadian viewership though and have already expanded into Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Could be a very interesting situation. The FN already airs replays of TNA so it wouldn't be that far of a stretch to see them airing it live instead. Dixie will likely have to sell a controlling share though... intriguing if true.
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Well it might come down to Dixie having to finally put company interests ahead of her own.

By the sounds of it TNA is living off it's international TV deals at the minute and if Dixie wants to be a face of TNA that much she could do as she has before and have it in the contract that she remains as an on screen character and has a position of authority when it comes to booking, hiring and firing etc.
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@Rayne: My one problem with saying that TNA's lost their viewership is that it only happened as they dropped to consecutively smaller networks. Not saying it's not on them for failing to grow their following or staying on Spike, but I don't know they wouldn't be doing more than what they are now if they weren't still on Spike.
Ditto, I agree 100%. Rayne is too busy basking in his own self-imagined awesomeness to have a clue as to what you've typed. Checkmate......

I wonder if the new investor will be Hulk Hogan? Mr. Hogan has some serious money coming from the lawsuit he recently won.
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Old 04-03-2016, 12:47 AM
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Ditto, I agree 100%. Rayne is too busy basking in his own self-imagined awesomeness to have a clue as to what you've typed. Checkmate......

I wonder if the new investor will be Hulk Hogan? Mr. Hogan has some serious money coming from the lawsuit he recently won.
Uh..... you just focused on the spot where he said my name, didn't you? C'mon, admit it- you didn't read what he wrote.

Anyhow, you asked for evidence proving that TNA has lost most of their viewership, and it was provided to you; it is patently obvious that changing networks was a major factor in that (and not one I ever denied or discounted), however that doesn't change the numerical fact. Is there a rebuttal you have to this, or should I just assume you'll say I'm a stupidface and leave it there?
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What proof do you have that TNA has lost all their draws and a huge number of their audience?
There TV audience isn't as big as it used to be and they have lost AJ, Kaz, Daniels, Joe and now Angle, Roode and Young.
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With regards to TNA seeking investors for Impact Wrestling, investors are reportedly already in play, and have been backing Impact Wrestling to keep the show on TV, but have not purchased any kind of interest in TNA Wrestling.

One of the current deals on the table centers around the controlling power of TNA, something Dixie Carter does not want to give up, but is something potential investors are interested in. It’s being said TNA might have to proceed with the deal to stay afloat, and that could give investors a leg up in terms of gaining controlling power of the company.
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Meltzer spoke to this during his interview on JR's podcast, released yesterday (or the day before). TNA are basically at the end of the rope here, and may not get through 2016 without effectively being forced to sell, or sell controlling stake. Any investor stepping in to save them could rather easily use the leverage built into the equation here to acquire 51%.
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Cue the posters calling Metzler a stupidhead.

From the perspective of profit/loss for its owners, the smart move would have been to sell in 2013, when Spike had been expressing an ownership interest and their brand only appeared temporarily weak instead of damaged. Since then, well, the past two years don't need to be rehashed, but the strength of TNA's brand, and hence its value, has shrunk significantly.

At this point, I don't see a way forward for TNA under the ownership of Dixie Carter. She doesn't have the personal resources to fund TNA; the Magic Panda Money fallacy has been debunked about a thousand times now; and no one in their right fucking mind is giving Dixie Carter money today without maintaining control of it. While PopTV appears to have much more reasonable expectations than DA did concerning viewer numbers, they don't appear interested in getting involved in the production end of television.

So disregarding scenarios that involve baby angels flying to Nashville with sacks of money, the best possible scenario now is one where TNA is sold while its TV deal isn't in question, to a group interested in playing the professional wrestling game (see Crockett, J., and Turner, T., with the obvious exception of the TV deal analogy.) The worst case is that Dixie Carter overestimates what TNA is currently worth in a sale, rejects the offers she receives, and one day it's announced that the next set of TV tapings has been cancelled. The WWE swoops in and buys their tape library at an appallingly low sum, being literally the only interested buyer and with TNA needing to liquidate their assets to resolve debts.

Tl;dr- If you enjoy watching a company which calls itself TNA or Impact Wrestling, root very, very hard for either a sale or an investor who is just now coming out of a five year coma.
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Yeah, this is the end of the Carter era. If TNA is going to survive, whether they rebrand or not (and god in heaven do they need to completely rebrand), there's just no way any investor or majority stake owner is going to pump money in just to keep the same face of failure in place.

At the end of the day, your brand went from two million viewers to three hundred thousand in three years. In what fucked up fantasy world would anyone who knows even the basis of business step in with angel funds only to say "yeah, sure, all you guys can stay running this company".

I think what ends up happening here is she's leveraged out. You don't have the funds to continue. I do (the investor/new owner). I'm willing to pump them into the company to keep you head above water under n number of circumstances. At the top of that list — Carter and Co. are out.

Frankly, it's what they need just to get eyes on the product again. Regardless of who ends up running the show, news going world-wide that Dixie is out and whomever is in might be enough on its own to get fans to give whatever TNA ends up being called a chance again. Whether the product is strong enough to keep them? Well, I don't know. But the numbers are appalling right now.
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