According to PWInsider, Impact Wrestling executives Ed Nordholm (President) and Scott D’Amore (Co-Executive Vice President) had a meeting with WWE officials last week at the WWE Headquarters in Stamford, CT.
CEO Vince McMahon didn’t attend the meeting but officials from COO Triple H’s wing were present.
The meeting was held after the Impact crew returned from Manchester, Great Britain and just before their TV tapings in Mexico.
A WWE source described the meeting as “general discussion about the two companies and a chance to get everyone in the same room.”
An Impact Wrestling source claimed that a potential sale wasn’t in any way a part of the meeting’s discussion.
It is to be noted that former Executive Vice President of Creative and Talent Relations, TNA Entertainment LLC, John Gaburick re-joined WWE this past April shortly before the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia. Gaburick was a major part of the initial years of WWE Tough Enough and had produced WWE Smackdown! (1999), WWE Raw (1993).
Gaburick brought WWE and TNA in talks for a potential sale/purchase a couple of years ago when Dixie Carter was looking for a buyer for TNA. However, Anthem would have the last laugh by purchasing the promotion.
Meanwhile, it appears that WWE may have signed a deal with former Impact Wrestling star Mia Yim.
Yim was seen “busy” in a video recorded this week at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando.
The 29-year-old was part of the 2017 and 2018 Mae Young Classic tournament. This year, there was a “please sign Mia” chant from the crowd during the MYC tapings and COO Triple H quickly responded “okay”.
“Please sign Mia” chant broke out
HHH said “Okay” pic.twitter.com/3SxEg7N8VD
— Gaëlle 💚 (@VoiciGaelle) August 10, 2018
At present, Yim is roommates with Jessamyn Duke, Marina Shafir and Shayna Baszler who are all WWE talent in 2018. Duke, Shafir, Baszler and RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey are the Four Horsewomen of UFC, all currently signed with WWE.
This morning @WWEPerformCtr our female Superstars hit a upper body circuit that ended with incline banded resistance bench presses. pic.twitter.com/Dd7YtmpZ95
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) September 18, 2018