Lee McAteer has sold his Greater Manchester-based travel company Invasion.
The sale, which comes 11 years after McAteer co-launched it as a college graduate, is for an undisclosed sum, but talkSPORT is told it is a lucrative deal.
McAteer said, “Together, Invasion Camp Group and Intrax will not only continue to provide exceptional cultural exchange and life-changing opportunities, but it will be on a scale never seen before.
“Building the Invasion portfolio to include life changing brands, allowing us to impact so many people, has exceeded my wildest dreams. “
Invasion, which includes brands such as Camp Thailand, Invasion.com, Camp Cambodia and AmeriCamp and, most importantly, Wrestling Travel.
The brand helps wrestling fans get to events all over the world, from WWE pay-per-view shows in America, Wrestle Kingdom in Japan and everything in between.
McAteer is passionate about wrestling and his deep passion for the business has always been the basis of the unique experience Wrestling Travel has brought as a supplier.
talkSPORT has been informed that McAteer will explore the possibility of investing in a British wrestling promotion with the capital from this sale.
McAteer, who is also an associate director of Tranmere Rovers FC, will continue with the company for the immediate future.
McAteer’s ambitions are an interesting reflection. Wrestling Travel is known to sponsor the Liverpool UK based TNT Wrestling promotion and has sponsored events like Starrcast on AEW Pay Per View Weekends in the past. They have also worked with IMPACT on occasion.
In the UK, promotions such as Progress Wrestling and ICW have pre-existing relationships with WWE and it is not clear whether they would welcome an investment. But, there are also promotions like Rev Pro and even OTT in Ireland if it’s on its radar. The British wrestling certainly has options.
McAteer, who has previously been named Britain’s best boss, has successfully sold his businesses. Will he now follow his passion?