GFW Problems: Sorted Out
Recently, some major news had been reported about issues arising between Anthem and GFW with the financial stability of the company being called into question. Now I will take a quote from Jim Cornette that totally fits and that is "If people would spend as much they do talking about the bad stuff and focus on the good then the company wouldn't be where it is." This might not be a word for word quote but it has the same underlying idea that people need to stop focusing on GFW behind the scenes and focus on the screen.
I do know that over the years TNA/GFW has been really hit or miss with the on-air product, but it is still worth watching. Because I hear people complaining about the WWE all the time and the one thing I don't understand is if you don't like what your watching why watch it when there is other alternatives. Fans have always looked at GFW as an afterthought and even though I do make jokes I would much prefer to see GFW succeed then fail.
Now to the facts apparently Jeff Jarrett is sorting out some personal issues but didn't get fired from the company he is on sabbatical. Also Anthem sports has NO INTEREST in selling Global Force Wrestling or Impact or TNA nothing having to do with that company is up for sale. What I think happened was someone found a story and untrue facts to it to improve the story and make it more interesting. I have said this before that if you have to do that to make a story more interesting than it worth writing.
Last thing, I want mention is that numerous wrestling websites have reported this and I am not just defending GFW, because anybody knows me knows that it would a lot for me to defend them. What I am saying is that anyone who does add untrue "facts" and I use that term loosely to stories to improve interest should be ashamed of themselves and know they are making a joke of this profession. I will make this clear that this site never has been and never will be a dirt-sheet as I write opinions and facts about the profession that I have an intense passion for and that's it.
It was a few months ago when TNA had then champion Matt Hardy was forced to vacate the World Championship following EC3 and his claims that the title was unfairly taken from him. Though many people believed that having Matt vacate the title a few days after winning it and then announced that he was vacating the title on YouTube. Since then TNA has been running a G1 Climax esque tournament or an expanded version of their old Bound For Glory Series.
I will admit that at first I thought that a tournament of that size would never work and how they had Hardy vacate the title was badly done and was a mistake to do. But after a few months I will say that my opinion of the World Title series has changed and I think it has been very well done especially when it come to including talents that most wouldn't expect in a World title tournament. Even though this is a simple way to have a long term direction for TV and the company as a whole it works, because it gives the matches on TV a lot more meaning and intrigue.
Looking at the companies ratings may make others believe that the tournament isn't helping, but ratings don't always come forward even with meaningful and every so often a great match that sticks out. I believe the reason for that has to do with TNA once again leaving their TV home for somewhere new in January and the lack of willingness from fans to give the company another chance.
First Things First
Recently, some major reports have been circulating about the future of this brand and there time as a subsidiary of Anthem Sport and Entertainment. However, with the magnitude of this information I felt it was necessary to wait for more information to come out about this situation. It would be a disservice to this story and those involved if I didn't take this story piece by piece and deal with the information little by little. But first things first is dealing with information regarding Jeff Jarrett and his status within GFW.
At first not much was known about his status within the company at first other than the fact that it seemed as though he was removed from his position as head of creative and leader of the company. However, at this point it doesn't seem like there is much more to the story other than the idea that Jeff did have to step away from the company for personal reasons and nothing else. Though Jeff has had his problems in the wrestling business I am fan of Jeff and admire what he has been able to do in this business. With that being said I hope the best for Jeff and that whatever the problems maybe that he can figure things out.
This is one of those reasons that I always try to hold off talking about major stories in particular to allow all of the information to come up. At this point it is unclear what the future does hold for Global Force Wrestling, but what is known is that stories like this don't help the company trying to rebuild their image. I'm not sure what to expect either as when you think the negative stories have stopped just another one finds a way to make some new negative press come out. More to come on this subject!
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