comments on Billy Corgan buying TNA rumors
TNA and Dixie Carter were profiled in today’s edition of The Tenneseean, which looked at the company’s Impact 365 campaign as their latest way to brand themselves as something different from WWE.
In regard to that TNA was for sale, Carter commented, “Since we have been in business going on 12 years now, this has been an ongoing (speculation), ‘Oh, we’re going out of business. We’re not going to make it,’ Ever since we started, people were taking odds on how long we would last. This last time I think a lot of it was perpetuated by a story that Billy Corgan from Smashing Pumpkins was going to buy it. I texted Billy and I said, ‘Oh really, so you’re going to buy my company? Are you excited? That’s cool.’ And he said, ‘Oh, don’t you love rumors.’”
Of the current 365 initiative, Carter said, “We have 60 (wrestlers) under contract. From the time we go off the air to the next week, (with) all of them, including the office, there’s always something going on as interesting as what’s on TV or sometimes more so. The thought was, why not capture that? Why not continue storylines from the time we go off the air to the time the bell rings the next Thursday and make it truly a 24/7/365 concept?”
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