Scott D’Amore has been regarded as one of the most important figures in the wrestling business who made significant contributions towards the development of TNA Wrestling.
However, just days after its official rebranding, Scott was fired from the promotion by parent company Anthem Sports. According to reports, his dismissal from the company came after major disagreements with the management regarding TNA’s future.
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, the former TNA President approached Anthem Sports with an offer to buy the company from them. He was reported to be backed by a major financial institution in the banking sector.
The report also stated that it was a lucrative offer and was heavily considered by Anthem Sports management. However, they chose to decline it.
“The word making the rounds over the last day or so is that at some point in recent weeks, D’Amore approached Anthem with an offer to buy TNA outright from Anthem, said to have been backed by a letter with a major banking institution, but it was rebuffed.“
“We have heard from some on the Anthem side that it was seen as a legitimate offer that was worthy of consideration, but the decision was made not to accept. If Anthem wanted to do away with TNA, they could have just sold it off to D’Amore or sought bids from WWE, AEW, etc. There’s been no evidence of that.”
Scott D’Amore was one of the major reasons for TNA’s success in the wrestling business. With his departure, it would be interesting to see how the company moves forward in a completely different direction.
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