One of the most iconic events in the history of professional wrestling was when the WWE purchased World Championship Wrestling (WCW) back in 2001, thereby making the WWE win the infamous Monday Night Wars, and also making the WWE a hotspot for professional wrestling over the years.
Today, the only competition WWE has, is from TNA. Although TNA did give a tough fight to the WWE and at one point of time was able to overtake the WWE in terms of ratings, viewership and match quality. They had everything that WWE wanted. A great talent pool, some of the biggest names from the industry, the superstars had to deal with lesser injuries due to the limited travel schedule and more importantly, give back to the fans. Everything seemed perfect for the TNA, till Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff made their entry into the company. Since then, the TNA has had a slow downfall. Right now, they are struggling to find offices, pay staff and even pay for the television rights.
It is being reported by the New York Post that the WWE recently put in a bid to purchase TNA. This had to happen with the WWE believing in acquiring its competition. They did the same with WCW, ECW. TNA still has a few superstars who would love to go back to the WWE, like Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy. This would be the perfect trade for the superstars and the businesses alike.
It is being said that not just the WWE, but ROH too has put in a bid to purchase TNA. The chairman of Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan is in talks to become the majority owner of Impact Ventures, which is the producer of TNA and Impact Wrestling pay per views. One major hurdle however is that Dixie Carter, Corgan, Aroluxe Marketing and the Canada Fight Network all have equity stakes in the company.
Having the WWE acquire TNA would boost the superstar strength like never before and would give WWE the official license to slowly go back to their edgy TV-14 content, something that as fans we have been wishing for.