Anthem Sports & Entertainment and Billy Corgan issued the following press release regarding their business settlement via FightNetwork.com
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. and William “Billy” Corgan today announced that they have completed an agreement to resolve Mr. Corgan’s litigation against Impact Ventures, parent company of TNA Impact Wrestling. Anthem has acquired Mr. Corgan’s loan to Impact Ventures on undisclosed terms, and Mr. Corgan has dismissed his proceedings against Impact Ventures and TNA Impact Wrestling.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. is a global sports media company that operates Fight Network, Impact Wrestling’s exclusive broadcaster in Canada, as well as the exclusive worldwide digital streaming partner for all TNA programming. It is also an equity stakeholder of Impact Ventures.
Anthem Executive Vice President Ed Nordholm stated: “We are pleased to conclude these arrangements with Mr. Corgan. The events leading to litigation were unfortunate but also reflected all parties’ desire in good faith to support the company. The arrangements we have made with Mr. Corgan respect all parties’ gratitude for his contributions to Impact Wrestling, both creatively and financially. We can now close this chapter and look forward to making Impact Wrestling a leader in the professional wrestling world.”
“I’m pleased that an agreement is now in place that allows wrestling operations to continue,” said Corgan, Impact’s former president, “for my interest from the start was to provide support, be it material or creative, to such a great roster and crew. And as I plan on continuing in the business side of pro wrestling, I look forward to seeing where Anthem’s leadership takes the company in 2017, and wish them the best.”
Powell’s POV: In other words, it appears as though Corgan has finally been paid, as Anthem agreed to do during the court hearings. It will be very interesting to see if this paves the way for Anthem to officially announce a purchase of majority control of TNA.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features guest Eli Drake talking about signing with the NWA, his departure from Impact Wrestling, rejecting an intergender match with Tessa Blanchard, his WWE developmental run, and much more...