Interesting New Report on AXS and Impact/Anthem, Reason for This Week’s Twitch Announcement

Impact Wrestling

Twitter user @fightoracle, which has broken several pro wrestling stories over the past few years, reported this week that the AXS TV network reportedly declined the interest from Impact Wrestling, which led to Impact parent company Anthem floating the idea of purchasing AXS from their owners, which include Mark Cuban.

It was recently reported that there were rumors of Impact looking to take their programming to AXS, and that the two sides were in talks.

The new report from @fightoracle noted that Anthem/Impact purchasing AXS seems like a long shot. It was also noted that Tuesday’s Impact press release on the content agreement and expansion with Twitch was related to the denial from AXS, as an attempt to save face. The source also revealed that there are issues with Anthem and boss Ed Nordholm.

“AXS is not interested in exploring a buyout with Anthem. Things appear very unstable at Anthem Media. Employees on edge,” he wrote, and then continued, “It’s a very dysfunctional company. If you know Ed Nordholm, it makes perfect sense. Incompetent doesn’t do the man justice.”

For what it’s worth, @fightoracle also tweeted a report from another source, who claimed that the recent Impact TV tapings were originally meant to be the first episodes for AXS, adding that Anthem was “fairly confident” about the deal being made at one point.

You can see the related tweets below:

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