While speaking with The Financial Post, Leonard Asper of Anthem Sports revealed why they bought TNA (Impact Wrestling) from Dixie Carter.

Asper said that he was a fan of Verne Gagne’s AWA, which he watched with his brother. He noted that TNA is the second highest-rated program on The Fight Network.

“I like sports. But I’m not doing this because I’m a wrestling fanatic. It’s a business decision. We want to own content as a company.”

Asper talked about the relationship with former TNA President Billy Corgan and suggested the relationship couldn’t be repaired.


“[Corgan] was going to do some other things in the wrestling world. We said when we get all of this blocking and tackling done, we’ll reconvene and see what we’ll do together.”

Asper also said that Anthem plans to tour Impact Wrestling later this year.

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