A potential TNA sale to WWE would send shockwaves again, maybe not as much as when WWE bought WCW back in 2001, but regardless, it would be major news for the industry.
TNA’s biggest asset is certainly their video library, with over 10 years worth of footage. With the WWE Network running at full speed, adding a few thousand of more hours to the platform would be a big win for WWE, and eventually the fans.
Unfortunately, if WWE does indeed buy TNA, TNA would be shut down pretty much immediately. What would happen to its big stars would be interesting. Those such as Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Drew Galloway, EC3, Lashley, Aron Rex, and others all left WWE to work for their rivals. Cody Rhodes and his wife Brandi have signed last week as well.
When WWE purchased WCW, they carried over some of the deals of certain wrestlers as well. They did not include any of their top stars as the preferred to wait out till the deal expires, getting paid to stay at home doing nothing.
Perhaps the biggest winner of them all would be NXT which would no doubt see an influx of talent arriving. And with Raw and Smackdown now separate, adding more talent to the roster would not hurt either.
WWE bought WCW for around $4 million and their pay-per-view and television library was far more vast and deep than that of TNA. WCW also had some worthy intellectual property which WWE benefited from, something that TNA severely lacks.
By no means WWE is certainly buying TNA. Billy Corgan could eventually pull a rabbit out of the hat and manages to convince Dixie Carter to sell him everything in return of financing Bound For Glory and the subsequent television tapings.
There are pros and cons to both scenarios but a WWE sale would mean a lot of people would be losing their jobs and no alternative for those who want to escape WWE land. A Billy Corgan sale would mean that TNA survives another day, but in the long term, without some serious financing, they will find themselves in the same position down the road.