Official Anthem Owl Wrestling Federation Impact Zone Thread
I would assume so.
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(08-25-2017, 03:31 PM)Sal Undy Wrote: lol tna

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(09-02-2011, 05:38 AM)RawrBabyRawr Wrote:
it's funny because sal really does have muscles and those pictures he posted up really are of him. seriously.

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Considering he was tweeting that this morning, I get the feeling this "leave of absence" might not have been Jarrett's choice.
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4:08 am....must have been a late night.
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You're on Cali time. Showing 6:08 for me. And if they're in Florida, would have been 7:08.
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I thought it was a screenshot, didn't even know it was interactive. If anyone here wants to follow me my handle is @taylorswift13
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What is TNA doing back in the Impact Zone!?
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I know I shouldn't want them to fail and I know it would put a lot of people out of work and all that.

But I really wish TNA would just fucking die already.
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I also hope DDP doesn't save Jeff.
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https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2017/09...-wrestling

Sports Illustrated reporting that Anthem is already trying to sell the company and that they're hemorrhaging money.

Wonder if this will bring WWE back to the table again.
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Hemorrhaging money isn't news though...Anthem didn't just buy them and then start making a profit.

I could see them selling. Who knows, maybe Sinclair Broadcasting (ROH's parent company) would throw their hat in. These last 2 years seem to have thrown the rule book out the window.
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Ch-Ch-Chosen One
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I’ve got a Victoria Secret credit card with a high limit of credit than Anthem/GFW/TNA
(03-17-2016, 02:01 PM)Wiggz Wrote: Jimmy King had a broken back and was paralyzed but he hopped out of his wheelchair and whooped Kanyon in Memphis. Then Sting broke six bones in his neck with a bat and in two weeks he came back and ruled ass.

Jimmy King > Sting


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Just buy it already Vince, come on now
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(09-02-2011, 05:38 AM)RawrBabyRawr Wrote:
it's funny because sal really does have muscles and those pictures he posted up really are of him. seriously.

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(09-06-2017, 02:05 PM)Sal Undy Wrote: Just buy it already Vince, come on now


Seriously. I don't give a shit if TNA survives anymore. I just want to see all the documentaries WWE can produce with the TNA footage.

Plus, we'd finally get Broken Hardys.
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Outside of Lashley and EC3 that roster is pretty much trash these days. Edwards and Storm are solid tag wrestlers and Drake and Moose have potential but they're just so depleted talent wise. I don't watch it. They're on a crap network that isn't in HD here. As much as I'd love to see Corgan swipe in and save them (again) the dude failed at Revolution Pro and bought the NWA... Uh... the NWA name. He seems clueless even though his heart is in the right place as a wrestling fan. I hope Vince comes in, takes the 10 or so talents worth a damn and takes control of the footage library but I can't fathom The E paying the market valuation of GFW/Impact/TNA but for the money the library and the Broken Hardy's gimmick might bring in... what's a couple million for Vince?
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Yesterday, Global Force Wrestling announced that Jeff Jarrett, who was running the wrestling end of GFW and is part owner of the company, was taking an indefinite leave of absence from the company to deal with personal issues.

According to those close to the situation, the personal issues aspect of the story is legitimate and the public story is accurate.

It was clear that the decision was not something he knew about in advance because he sent out a tweet that morning talking about going back into the office to start a day of work. He was scheduled to host a party for the company staff at his home that day, which ended up being canceled.

However, others in the company were aware of the decision for at least a week.

There were a long list of reasons involved that date back several months including a screaming match with Bob Ryder at a television taping. Although issues between the two were settled quickly, it was said the situation was very bad when it happened. Another was Reby Hardy's admission of receiving unprofessional drunk text messages revolving around her going public on the Broken Hardy intellectual property conflict. The messages had gotten around to some in the company.

It appears the breaking point had to do with Jarrett's behavior at this year's TripleMania. Jarrett was said to be not in shape for wrestling and stumbled down the ring steps (although, he wasn’t the only person on the show who had trouble with the steps), doing little wrestling in his match. Ed Nordholm, Executive Vice President of Anthem Sports & Entertainment, was on the trip and made the call to remove Jarrett.

A Potential Sale

Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated reported Wednesday that with Anthem losing significant money, sources close to the situation say Anthem is ready to pull out of running a wrestling company and is ready to sell. Sources in the company denied that, but that type of story is also always going to be denied until it happens for the obvious morale reasons, and also because even those at the top would not be in the loop on a sale.

As noted in the Observer Newsletter last week, the company's inability to get a new U.S. television deal is hurting them because it’s clear the company can’t grow financially while on Pop TV and their current situation doesn’t appear to have any other way to make money. After testing the waters with three house shows in the Northeast (one of which was canceled and neither of the others drew well), no future house shows are on the schedule, nor is anything past the television tapings in November after Bound for Glory.

The creative has improved under Jarrett, particularly the quality of the show stemming from the last television tapings. Most of the damage was done prior to his return, but the new storylines haven’t led to any kind of a ratings increase. In the big picture, that’s a moot point with GFW having signed with Pop for another year, ensuring they have television. However, they aren’t going to be able to make any serious money off it. So, from a business standpoint, things will remain tough.

WWE's interest

Barrasso noted the value in selling to WWE, which would acquire a tape library that could be used for the WWE Network and other projects since it contains footage from WWE main roster talent like A.J. Styles, Samoa Joe and Bobby Roode. When Dixie Carter was in talks with WWE in the past (denied to those in the company at the time), it was about selling the tape library as WWE had no interest in anything outside that.

An added wrinkle is that the intellectual property the company claims ownership to includes the Broken Hardy gimmick, which would remove any obstacles of the Hardys using the gimmick in WWE. It isn’t clear who else would be interested in buying their assets, although just a few months ago, musician and former TNA creative member Billy Corgan was interested in taking over the company.

Because all the paperwork on the GFW merger with Impact Wrestling hadn’t been completed, any sale talks would be regarding the Impact Wrestling name and not the GFW name. However, the feeling is that, for the time being, it makes no sense to do another public rebranding so the GFW name will continue to be used on television.

Who's In Charge?

The creative side of the company for the time will be led by John Gaburick, who was in charge under Carter, along with Scott D’Amore and Sonjay Dutt. Gaburick being in charge of wrestling is interesting since there was a lot of heat and criticism from when he was in charge in the past. All the key people on the creative end were either brought in specifically by Jarrett (i.e, Dutch Mantell and Jim Cornette) or those who are longtime friends of his.

Jarrett had been on television doing a feud with American Top Team head Dan Lambert, although when Alberto Rodriguez (El Patron) was suspended, the pre-taped television wasn’t changed when it hit air. Jarrett was also scheduled for a package that was put together before he was let go with he and Jeremy Borash commenting on the recent Sexy Star situation from TripleMania.

If the Lambert angle even lasts past Bound for Glory, it can be easily transferred to Cornette as the GFW authority figure since that’s also been pushed on television. However, that could change depending on what happens with Cornette and Mantell. One company source said the decisions regarding both men were up in the air, and in the case of Cornette, there was at least a feeling of downplaying or not having an authority figure going forward. If authority figure angles are done away with, that changes a lot of the creative direction.

Similarly, the future of Karen Jarrett and Bruce Prichard are up to the new creative team. To complicate matters, Karen was working in the office and whether that continues is also up in the air.
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Vic "Chris" Venom over here
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(09-02-2011, 05:38 AM)RawrBabyRawr Wrote:
it's funny because sal really does have muscles and those pictures he posted up really are of him. seriously.

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Stolen from F4W/WO
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I bet this whole thing ends up being a total swerve and Billy Corgan ends up buying Impact so he can use the NWA name he bought to bring back NWA:TNA.
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GFW is dead again. Back to Impact Wrestling. lol.

Quote:In several media releases issued today, Anthem Media is once again referring to their wrestling company as Impact Wrestling, not Global Force Wrestling.

PWInsider.com has requested comment on the change, but thus far, has not received a response.

As previously noted on PWInsider.com when Jeff Jarrett took his leave of absence, the announced "merger" between the two sides had not actually been completed. It would appear with today's announcements that the GFW name will fade away and remain, potentially, a separate entity should Jeff Jarrett opt to run GFW events on his own.

Anthem had been in the middle of running One Night Only PPVs utilizing the GFW Amped! TV footage that had been filmed but not utilized prior to Jeff Jarrett's return to Impact. Whether they continue on that path or drop those shows (which had two remaining PPVs to air) remains to be seen.




Ceallach, time to change the thread title again!
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God dammit.

Jim Cornette is also gone from the company since they are going to be filming from Canada now and he isn't allowed in Canada, lol. He is the authority figure all over the shows up to November and will disappearing without a trace.

This fucking company man.
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these guys definitely don't have any degrees, rite? Agag

i love hearing how dumb they are. really makes me smile LOL
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lol @ new thread title
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it just blows my mind that this company has been alive for 15 years, it has been in existence longer than WCW was.
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Yet, the second the real for sale sign goes up I bet they die before the ink dries when Vince buys them. The tape library is all they have. The rest will flounder in the indies and really good ones go to NXT.
(03-17-2016, 02:01 PM)Wiggz Wrote: Jimmy King had a broken back and was paralyzed but he hopped out of his wheelchair and whooped Kanyon in Memphis. Then Sting broke six bones in his neck with a bat and in two weeks he came back and ruled ass.

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Shit, this thread has been going for 4 years now and we all thought they were fucked from the very first page. And they just keep limping along. We were still talking about the possibility of some rumored WWE Network and how WWE wasn't interested in AJ Styles or Samoa Joe.

This goddamn company just will not die.
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(09-19-2017, 08:03 AM)DangPlex Wrote: Yet, the second the real for sale sign goes up I bet they die before the ink dries when Vince buys them. The tape library is all they have. The rest will flounder in the indies and really good ones go to NXT.


That's actually not super likely.

Meltzer covered it awhile ago, back during one of the rounds when rumors were flying about the sale. But basically people like to compare it to the WCW purchase but they aren't comparable. When WWE bought WCW, they bought the IP, the tape library and the physical elements of WCW, but not the actual WCW company. Time Warner's Univeral Wrestling Corporation handled paying out contracts, dealing with creditors, etc. In fact, UWC still exists to this day dealing with WCW related debt and lawsuits.

This would never happen with TNA, Panda at the time, and certainly Anthem now, wouldn't be able to sell off TNA but handle its outstanding debt in the same way and WWE certainly doesn't value it enough to absorb its debt.
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Yea
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Sal is a bitch juffalo
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So Impact have partnered with a Canadian pizza place

Quote:The following press release was sent out today:

IMPACT Wrestling and Crust & Crate Fast Fired Pizza Pub Joint Press Conference & Autograph Signing Session

Wrestling Stars Bobby Lashley & Eli Drake to Taste First-Ever IMPACT PIZZA & Drink

IMPACT Wrestling and Crust & Crate Fast Fired Pizza Pub have announced a press conference for Friday, October 20, starting at 3pm ET at Crust & Crate, located at 105-325 Marche Way, in the Lansdowne Park area of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

The two companies will announce details of the formal partnership over the next month, as IMPACT Wrestling will hold six back-to-back nights of high-flying pro wrestling action, kicking off Sunday night, November 5, with Bound For Glory – the company’s premier annual pay-per-view, which will be broadcast live worldwide.

Bound For Glory will be held at Aberdeen Pavilion in Ottawa, and there will be wrestling shows Monday through Friday, November 6-10, at Aberdeen Pavilion for the company’s weekly TV show, which airs every Thursday night on Pop TV in the U.S., and the Fight Network and GameTV in Canada.

IMPACT superstar Bobby Lashley and reigning IMPACT World Champion Eli Drake will attend the Press Conference, along with representatives from Crust & Crate, who will serve as the Title Partner with IMPACT Wrestling over the next month.

At the Press Conference, Crust & Crate Fast Fired Pizza Pub will unveil the first-ever IMPACT PIZZA – with Lashley and Drake set to eat slices from the inaugural IMPACT PIZZA, along with the IMPACT official signature beverage. George Hanna, President, Gabriel Pizza Franchise Corporation also will be available to discuss the launch of both the IMPACT PIZZA and Drink, which will be available exclusively at Crust & Crate from November 4-10.

Crust & Crate will serve as the host for the official post-IMPACT party every night from November 5-10, with nightly appearances by select members of the IMPACT roster.

The media and public are invited to the press conference and tasting, starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 20. Lashley and Drake will be in Ottawa on Thursday and Friday, October 19-20, and this will be their only autograph signing while in Ottawa.

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