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Anthem Sports Acquires Majority Interest in TNA, Dixie Carter’s New Position with the Company, Her Reaction

Anthem Sports & Entertainment has made the official announcement that they have acquired majority interest in TNA, and have constructed the Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC. Dixie Carter will now serve as a minority equity stakeholder, and you can check out Anthem’s full announcement here:

Anthem Sports & Entertainment Forms Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC., Acquires Control of IMPACT Wrestling

Toronto, Canada (January 4, 2017) – Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in TNA IMPACT Wrestling, and has formed Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC. Anthem also owns Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 multi-platform channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, which is IMPACT Wrestling’s exclusive broadcast partner in Canada and worldwide digital partner.

“We are thrilled to have acquired TNA IMPACT Wrestling,” said Ed Nordholm, Executive Vice President of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., the parent of Fight Network. “As we grow Anthem’s linear, digital and mobile platforms globally, top tier content with global appeal is key to that success and this acquisition is a perfect strategic addition to our portfolio. IMPACT has been a dominant wrestling brand around the world for more than a decade and we are confident that Anthem can leverage its assets and strategic partnerships to take IMPACT Wrestling to even greater heights.”

Mr. Nordholm, who has been the managing director of the IMPACT Ventures Board of Managers since October 2016, will assume the position of President of Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC. Dixie Carter will resign from her position as Chairman of Impact Ventures and join the Advisory Board of Fight Media Group, which holds all of the combat sports-related assets of Anthem, where her focus will be on the global growth of the combat sports-related brands owned by Anthem.

“Anthem has been a great partner for many years,” added Dixie Carter. “We have worked hard to find the right company who would acquire TNA, use its strategic influence and have a long-term commitment to the brand. TNA’s incredible fans, talent and staff deserved to see the brand continue to thrive after 15+ years of incredible growth. I’m excited to move to a new position and work with Anthem on their global strategic plan, and I am confident TNA IMPACT Wrestling is going to be a huge part of their success.”

Ms. Carter will remain a minority equity stakeholder.


  • Armitage Soulshroude

    Sucks to be her.

  • Khosrow

    As long as Dixie is in the building, things are the same.

  • D2K

    Or spin to disguise the fact that as you cleverly deduced she is back to an entry-level position.

  • Armitage Soulshroude

    So damned long winded… Cut it short for pete’s sake. Anthem does buy TNA. Dixie is back to an “entry level” position… she does nothing beyond her “pay” grade. I really dislike bureaucratic jargon, always trying to make dialog sound “pretty” or “complex” for the sake of professionalism.

  • CC

    So basically this should read “Anthem buys TNA and moves Dixie to a non position so she cant damage anything ever again”

  • D2K

    And your first task Mr. Nordholm is to hire someone that actually knows how to run a wrestling company to handle the day-to-day operations.