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From the Impact Wrestling Rumor Mill: Impact Wrestling to be sold?

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Austin Aries with his Championships
Austin Aries with his championships

What's the story?

Impact Wrestling's future is once again in the news, and this time it is about the possibility of a change in ownership. 

Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer speculated on this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter about the future of the company when he talked about AAA owner Dorian Roldan reportedly looking to buy Impact Wrestling.

In case you didn't know...

In recent weeks, Impact Wrestling has improved their content, with fans saying that the quality of the shows becoming better overall. Their focus on Austin Aries as the top man in Impact has led to better quality matches and storylines, with Aries involved in a spectacular bout with Johnny Impact this week.

What remains difficult for them, however, is attracting the fans that they lost over the last few years. Though they were once the second largest wrestling promotion after WWE, they have since lost that status and will have to work to gain it back.

The heart of the matter

Dave Meltzer, in this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter, said that AAA owner, Dorian Roldan had been telling people that he was looking to purchase Impact. He admitted he could not say whether there was any validity to this statement.

“Dorian Roldan, who runs AAA, has told several people that he’s looking at buying Impact. We don’t know if that’s just talk or something serious.”

AAA and Lucha Underground both have a working relationship with Impact Wrestling. With AAA reportedly looking to expand and gain a foothold in the United States, it is plausible that they will look to purchase Impact Wrestling.

What's next?

Impact Wrestling will continue airing their tapings. As of yet, there has been no talk of Anthem looking to sell the promotion. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda, for any further developments regarding a possible change in ownership for Impact Wrestling.

Author's take

Impact Wrestling has been through a couple of rough years, at one point looking like they might have to shut down the promotion. Their ownership has changed several times, and so has the brand name. In recent weeks they have improved their content dramatically and hopefully will continue to put up good shows no matter what happens at the management level.

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