Billy CorganWilliam Patrick Corgan Jr.
- Birthdate: 03/17/1967 (age 49)
- Height: 6'3"
- Weight: ???
Lead singer of the Smashing Pumpkins. In 2011, ...
Panda Energy: "They might just keep hold of the company too for now too. They might just keep trucking along for another few years. This might happen tomorrow, or next year or never. Its all to be determined."
NOTE FROM RYAN CLARK: Despite rumors, WWE is NOT interested at all as of right now.
UPDATE: Multiple wrestling media sources are reporting that Panda Energy executive Janice Carter (mother of TNA President Dixie Carter) sent out a memo to TNA talent assuring them that any rumors the company was for sale were false. Carter stated that any rumors claiming that Panda Energy was "attempting to sell its ownership stake" was not true and that they remain committed to the company.
As noted earlier, at least one potential buyer was looking at the option of buying the company and talks got serious enough that representatives for the group were at the TNA offices in Nashville. Talks reportedly had been taking place for months. Whether or not these comments by Carter were a result of the talks falling through isn't known at this time.
Believe what you will but trust us when we tell you they are listening to all offers. The memo is simply a way to keep TNA talents from getting worried. The company never wanted word to leak out and now that it has, they are in complete "damage control" mode.
ORIGINAL: Here is the latest report on the potential sale of TNA.
Word is that there is a very interested party, and that they are someone fans would know. The potential buyer is also said to have lots of money behind them, but may come off as a surprise buyer to some. They have also been spotted at TNA's headquarters in recent weeks.
There are also reports that an unnamed celebrity has shown interest, but the name was not given. Country singer John Rich has been rumored. The Wilpon family, who own the New York Mets, have also always been interested in pro wrestling. In 2011, they had plans to launch their own promotion but that never came to be. There is no word on if they are interested but we figured we'd just point that out.
While the Carters may not be rushing to sell the company, they are definitely listening to all offers.