Genius or Stupid: Corgan Sells WWE the Library, but Keeps Impact Alive

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  1. johnbragg

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    I'm just going to go ahead and assume that Billy Corgan got the idea from me, so some clarification on my original idea:

    1. WWE buys the tape library, but not the IP (trademarks, names, images, etc.) WWE gets the right to use the IP in perpetuity, though.

    2. Impact Ventures (or Corgan Sports Inc or whatever) still has the right to use the TNA library on Impact Wrestling and related television shows. (Just as WWE gets complete license to use the name "Bound For Glory" on WWE Network and related advertising, Impact Wrestling can use BFG footage to put together BFG related advertising.)

    3. Someone mentioned Samoa Joe's music. This is a good point, and a detail to work out. Owning the rights to Samoa Joe's TNA music isn't doing Corgan's group any good, so I would expect Impact Wrestling to license it to WWE as part of the deal.

    Basically the philosophy of the deal is that both WWE and Corgan's Impact Wrestling have full access to the content. The WWE Network, and having Styles, Joe, Roode, Young, Aries etc under contract means they'll make more off of the TNA legacy than TNA ever would, but I'd expect Impact Wrestling to have the rights to use it on Impact TV and PPVs.
     
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    I don't WWE would care about there theme music.

    But I hope they give Samoa Joe his old theme song that was bad ass or at least give him a better one.

    The one he currently has sucks ass I was so disappointed when he debuted with that crappy ass theme song.
     
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    Shorter way to put it:

    Allow Vince McMahon to win his personal game of Pro WRestling Tape Library Pokemon (gotta catch em all) without shutting down Impact.
     
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