Endeavour’s merger of the WWE and UFC to create the TKO Group has been awarded with Wrestling Republic’s News Story Of The Year Award for 2023.
The news about the completion of Endeavour’s merger deal with both the WWE and Zuffa (UFC), which led to the creation of the brand-new TKO Group Holdings, reached more than 5.8K likes on the official Wrestling Republic Instagram page.
The impact and buzz generated by each one of the posts regarding the inminent merger between both companies helped to make this story the most important news story covered in Wrestling Republic during 2023.
The news about CM Punk’s termination from AEW and the announcement about AEW booking Wembley Stadium for All In London 2023 were the runners up in this category after a vote conducted by Wrestling Republic’s esteemed voting committee.
The Voting Committee Reasonings For The Choice:
“Its simple. This is the biggest news story since it has changed the landscape of WWE and wrestling as a whole,” said Wrestling Republic’s Head of Reviewing Coby Galenzoski. “The impact of Endeavour and the merge is only growing and will grow visibly and behind the scenes for years to come.”
Wrestling Republic’s Head of Opinions Anthony Ricciardi explained that “this is the biggest story of the year” because he “never thought WWE would be owned by anyone except a McMahon so it is surreal that Vince not only sold but got $9B for it.”
Additionally, Wrestling Republic Owner Ben Allison also gave his take and stated that “Endeavour buying WWE is not just the news story of the year, but the news story of the decade. It will change wrestling forever.”
What’s Next for WWE and Endeavour?
Undoubtedly, Endeavour and the announcement of TKO Group Holdings have changed the entire landscape of professional wrestling forever and will surely bring in more interesting stories in 2024 and the years to come.