In January 2017, CBS Corporation, which owns the Pop cable channel, joined Hulu's new live stream service to broadcast TNA. Anthem Sports & Entertainment purchased a majority stake of TNA, re-organizing TNA's parent company. Dixie Carter retained a 5% minority stake in the company, but resigned as Chairwoman after fourteen years with the company and joined Fight Media Group's advisory board. The promotion's parent company, TNA Entertainment, was changed firstly to Impact Ventures and then to Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC., with Anthem's Executive Vice President Ed Nordholm becoming President of the new parent company. On January 5, Jeff Jarrett was brought back by Anthem to serve as a consultant.On March 2, all appearances of the name TNA were dropped at the TV tapings. At the same tapings, Bruce Prichard stated that the name was "dead", with Anthem re-branding the promotion as Impact Wrestling, the name of its primary television platform...
...What Is Dead May Never Die...
On April 1, Anthem Sports & Entertainment released a statement that Shane McMahon purchased the majority stake in the company.
Hours later Shane McMahon released a statement of his own...
"TNA was the first to challenge my father’s company since WCW.
However, my claim is not to challenge but to win, this is to be understood as a declaration of war! Thank you."
[Welcome to my attempt of a fantasy booking story. Since im no native speaker, forgive my bad grammar. Im using a slighty edited Forlan Database from April 2017. I added some relationships, tweaked some stats and added some companys to debut. I dont know how often im able to update this thread but it will be continued on a regular basis.]
The next Show will be TNA Redemption. Therefore all Shows until then are cancelled.
TNA is in negotiations with various talents and trys to repair former relationships.
Ties to Global Force Wrestling have been severed.
The Roster will be evaluated and changes will be made until Redemption.
The Impact Grand Whatever has been retired.
In a new press release TNA stated that they are aware of Fans possibly turning their back on them due to those rigerous changes. However officials came to the conclusion that this is the only way to become relevant again. Over time officials hope that the fans will agree with their radical approach and come back to support the company. Shane McMahon wont have a on screen role. Besides an appearance at Redemption, his role will be backstage only.