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The Grapevine (2/29/16): We Bought A Zoo



Good morning, and this is your daily Grapevine! This is where we round up the most interesting rumors and news happening in the wild world of wrestling that you may have missed over the evening.

Do you want to buy a second-rate promotion?



  • TNA is apparently up for sale. The whole thing isn't exactly being stripped apart and sold to the highest bidder, but the company is looking for outside investors to infuse some new capital into the company and make a five-year plan work. Panda Energy, TNA's parent company, had stopped funding the promotion a while back even though they still own it. (Source: Wrestling Observer Radio)

We say: Dear investors, if you're interested in funding this promotion, make sure you take control of its creative operations and install more people who know what they're doing. Or strip Dixie Carter of any creative power. Either one works.




  • It turns out the WWE had been discussing the possible brand split way before Shane McMahon returned to the company. Officials had been discussing the idea for several weeks, but there is no concrete word on how it would be done, or even if the Hell in a Cell stipulation at WrestleMania would lead directly into it. It also seems like NXT would not be part of the brand extension. (Source: PWInsider)

We say: If they'd been discussing it for a while, then it's probably likely that it's happening. We're just a little iffy on the Hell in a Cell bit—surely that was clearly going to be the way there? Why else would they make that stipulation?

What do you think? Is TNA still worth saving by investing, or should people let it die so someone can build something new in its place? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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