That's the guy who's ready to pay Billy Corgan his money, who funded the BFG and October Impact tapings. Since google lets me become a 24-hour expert, he's part of a big Canadian media mogul family. The Aspers ran CanWest Media, which owned a string of newspapers, cable channels, TV, radio, etc etc until 2008. They borrowed a lot of money in the 1990s and 2000s to buy properties, and in 2008 revenues dropped and the funders called in the loans and they couldn't pay the loans and lost the companies. But families like that tend to have a lot of money socked away--they lost their ability to run newspapers and TV stations and websites with Other People's Money. I can't find anything on whether Fight Network is making any money, but this guy can probably afford to fund Fight Networks' losses--and TNA's losses--indefinitely. Asper has also run a non-pro-wrestling company, so I expect things like payroll and merchandising and tours to run on a professional basis. TNA is a lot closer to Fight Network's core business than it was to Panda Energy's. (I suspect that Panda *could* have done a better job running TNA than they did, but either it was JArrett's operation and they were just funding it, or later it was Dixie's operation and nobody at PAnda's offices reported to Dixie, so TNA was a money-losing stepchild.) EDIT: I suspect Panda funded TNA the way my parents funded me in college. They would sending me money after I got myself into a financial jam. The family would have saved money by just figuring out how much money I actually needed per month and sending that much in the first place. Dad kept asking me to set up a budget, but I had no clue how and felt bad asking them for money in the first place, so I never did, until I was out of college and had a job and could say "I'm making $300 a week, rent is this much, this is what I have left" and that was what I had to spend.