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Slik
09-06-2017, 01:04 PM
most credit to:
https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2017/09/06/jeff-jarrett-global-force-wrestling



* Anthem bought TNA in January


* Anthem renamed TNA as Global Force Wrestling but did not secure the rights to the name Global Force Wrestling from Jeff Jarrett


* Jeff Jarrett has been removed as Chief Creative Officer due to 'personal issues'. Jarrett recently appeared at a wrestling show (TripleMania) and threw tacos at the crowd. Many claimed he was drunk.


* Sports Illustrated -- GFW is hemorrhaging funds, and sources close to the situation have confirmed that Anthem is ready to withdraw itself from the wrestling industry and sell GFW. Anthem even needed to gut the Fight Network in order to finance GFW.


* WWE could be very interested, most likely not to keep TNA/GFW open as a company, but in their tape library.

Slik
09-06-2017, 01:19 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">People didn't believe me Jeff Jarrett was throwing tacos into the crowd so here's a GIF <a href="https://t.co/VEHn1eiAAU">pic.twitter.com/VEHn1eiAAU</a></p>&mdash; MaffewBotchamaniaGuy (@Maffewgregg) <a href="https://twitter.com/Maffewgregg/status/904791399488516097">September 4, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Fignuts
09-06-2017, 01:30 PM
Really hope wwe buys them out this time. Great stuff in their tape library despite the general awfulness.

Would resolve the matt hardy issue once and for all as well.

Slik
09-06-2017, 01:33 PM
Kind of funny Anthem spent all that time fighting with the Hardy's about "Broken" and they didn't even own the naming rights to their own company

Lock Jaw
09-06-2017, 01:34 PM
I'll give them $11

Fignuts
09-06-2017, 04:06 PM
Can't wait for creature's reaction btw

Big Vic
09-06-2017, 04:10 PM
Here you go:

http://www.tpww.net/2017/09/gfw-hemorrhaging-funds-anthem-looking-to-sell/

Emperor Smeat
09-06-2017, 04:10 PM
Billy Corgan dodged a huge bullet if Anthem already wants out due to money issues. He probably would have been broke after the first 1-2 months of ownership considering his net worth was way smaller than Anthem who I think is worth almost the same as the WWE.

#1-wwf-fan
09-06-2017, 04:12 PM
I miss the days when everyone on a wrestling show was drunk/hungover and still put on 5 star matches.

Fignuts
09-06-2017, 04:12 PM
Ahahaha

Fantastic

GREAT SIGN!!!!!!

Looks like GFW has a lot of people interested in investing in it.

A change in ownership might be just what the doctor ordered to freshen things up.

The best brand in the biz looks like it's going to get a whole lot better.

Future's so bright I gotta wear shades.

The new tv deal really helped.

Thank God there is an alternative to bland stodgy WWE.

YOU DESERVE IT!

clap clap - clap clap clap

YOU DESERVE IT!

clap clap - clap clap clap

YOU DESERVE IT!

clap clap - clap clap clap

#1-wwf-fan
09-06-2017, 04:16 PM
"Future's so bright I gotta wear shades." lol

Destor
09-06-2017, 04:16 PM
Wiat that'shis reaction to this?

Destor
09-06-2017, 04:20 PM
Just read all of his posts on this. Wasnt sure before but yeah, he's trolling.

#1-wwf-fan
09-06-2017, 04:20 PM
"TNA has been going out of business for 15 years and it's still here.

Suck it, naysayers!

(does crotch chop)"

He does make a good point there. This company will not fucking die. lol

DAMN iNATOR
09-06-2017, 05:23 PM
I'll give them $11

And I will counter-offer them $9.99 (flat offer, not per month)!

Your move, Lock Jaw! :shifty:

owenbrown
09-06-2017, 05:39 PM
christ

Dark One
09-06-2017, 05:48 PM
Oh hells yes. This shit is my Game of Thrones.

I'm just going to link back to MY GREATEST CONTRIBUTION TO THIS FORUM (of which there are many)

LET'S REMEMBER SOME GODDAMN NWATNAIMPACTGFWOWLWRESTLING (http://www.tpwwforums.com/showthread.php?t=132279&p=4866707)

mike adamle
09-06-2017, 05:52 PM
Odds on Dixie Carter buying it back?

Fignuts
09-06-2017, 06:31 PM
"TNA has been going out of business for 15 years and it's still here.

Suck it, naysayers!

(does crotch chop)"

He does make a good point there. This company will not fucking die. lol

It's like the Jason fucking Vorhees of wrestling.

KIRA
09-06-2017, 07:56 PM
This company has more resurrections under its belt than The Undertaker.

Its been rebooted more times than Spiderman

The Avatar is jealous of their ability to reincarnate

thats all I got

Simple Fan
09-06-2017, 08:00 PM
Real bad timing as the product was just starting to find its identity from all the previous reboots.

KIRA
09-06-2017, 08:03 PM
One more in keeping with the 90s theme

I don't think The Crow has cheated death this many times.

ClockShot
09-06-2017, 08:37 PM
And I will counter-offer them $9.99 (flat offer, not per month)!

Your move, Lock Jaw! :shifty:

I got you both beat.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/u5HOt0ZOcYk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

But if this is true, Anthem should just call up Vince and "make him an offer he can't refuse."

- Get his hands on the tape library

- Lock up the Hardy's BROKEN rights so creative can get finally get them going

- Access to their talent. Keep whoever they're interested in, everyone else walks.

- ONCE AND FOR ALL KILL OFF TNA/GFW!

- Begin focusing on how to compete with Ring of Honor and New Japan.

Seriously, I can't think of anybody who would have interest in saving this............thing.

Fignuts
09-06-2017, 08:40 PM
So now they're making their own streaming service?

What is actually going on?

Fignuts
09-06-2017, 10:36 PM
lol so apparently the merger was never 100% complete and Jarrett still owns the GFW name. So if Jarrett ends up leaving they're back to being impact.

jesus christ

Lock Jaw
09-06-2017, 10:44 PM
It will be like when Impact moved to Mondays and made a big deal about it, failed miserably, and moved back to their original day, making a big deal about it and saying "they were coming home"

TSI
09-06-2017, 11:15 PM
Im ready for them to just go away. Dont get me wrong, Im all for more wrestling companies. Competition makes everything better. But that company is fucked. Id rather the actual talent there move on and make over companies better.

#BROKEN Hasney
09-06-2017, 11:57 PM
Jeff Jarrett quoting Steve Jobs on Twitter

"I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance"

Well he's got the latter part down... Not sure about"Successful" though.

AMAZON WARLORD
09-07-2017, 12:35 PM
Jeff Jarrett quoting Steve Jobs on Twitter

"I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance"

Well he's got the latter part down... Not sure about"Successful" though.

HE'S 50 YEARS OLD. HOW OLD WAS VINCE WHEN HE FINALLY MADE IT HAPPEN?

AMAZON WARLORD
09-07-2017, 12:37 PM
It will be like when Impact moved to Mondays and made a big deal about it, failed miserably, and moved back to their original day, making a big deal about it and saying "they were coming home"

EVERYTHING DIXIE CARTER DID WAS DONE IN THE WORST POSSIBLE WAY.

Destor
09-07-2017, 12:42 PM
HE'S 50 YEARS OLD. HOW OLD WAS VINCE WHEN HE FINALLY MADE IT HAPPEN?
39

SixxT9
09-07-2017, 01:15 PM
Hahahaha, what the fuck with the tacos? How is that a bad thing? Free motherfucking tacos.

Destor
09-07-2017, 01:26 PM
Hahahaha, what the fuck with the tacos? How is that a bad thing? Free motherfucking tacos.
He does it for heat in mexico

SixxT9
09-07-2017, 05:22 PM
He does it for heat in mexico

Wish I were in Mexico now.

SixxT9
09-07-2017, 05:28 PM
Fucking hate Jarrett, but I might change my opinion if he threw a taco on me.

TSI
09-07-2017, 06:46 PM
He does it for heat in mexico

Only in Mexico could you be openly racist as part of you character. Could you imagine Kevin Owens Throwing watermelon kool aid packs at black people? :lol::rofl:

Lock Jaw
09-07-2017, 06:51 PM
He does it for heat in mexico

But, does it actually get heat or do they just cheer?

Destor
09-07-2017, 07:00 PM
Its free food so id be om board

Emperor Smeat
09-07-2017, 07:12 PM
Mil Muertes did the same thing last year when he wanted to insult crowds in AAA.

https://i.imgur.com/IBnsdaF.gif

#1-wwf-fan
09-07-2017, 07:42 PM
I'd be grabbing tacos like "YEAH, BOOOOO! YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE WOULD REALLY GRIND MY GEARS? IF YOU THREW A BOTTLE OF HOT SAUCE AND A BEER AT ME!"

Emperor Smeat
09-07-2017, 07:46 PM
What would be the equivalent in the US for heat, tossing pizza slices at the crowd?

Destor
09-07-2017, 07:48 PM
MAGA hats

Destor
09-07-2017, 07:49 PM
Handing out I Voted stickers

Fignuts
09-07-2017, 07:54 PM
Sweater Vests

Savio
09-07-2017, 08:13 PM
What would be the equivalent in the US for heat, tossing pizza slices at the crowd?

Clam Chowder

Emperor Smeat
09-07-2017, 08:49 PM
Red or white?

If its red, not upset as long as I also get a bowl. If its white, tossing it right back at the wrestler.

#1-wwf-fan
09-07-2017, 09:11 PM
Just had to look up red clam chowder. How do you even call that a chowder? It's like clamato soup.

Destor
09-07-2017, 09:14 PM
Yeah, new England or bust

Emperor Smeat
09-07-2017, 09:15 PM
Rhode Island clam chowder is a bigger offender. It doesn't use cream nor tomatoes for the sauce and instead its usually just water with spices.

#BrotherVito DELETED
09-07-2017, 09:30 PM
What would be the equivalent in the US for heat, tossing pizza slices at the crowd?

McDonalds hamburgers probably.

Destor
09-07-2017, 10:02 PM
Ohhhhhh thats good

Simple Fan
09-07-2017, 10:08 PM
McDonald's is the winner. They really do themselves no good with suspending guys while also having them featured on weekly TV with the tapings. Happened earlier in the year with Alberto and now Jarrett. Jeff hasn't been a big part of the weekly shows and probably had the most screen time this week than he's had all year.

Juan
09-08-2017, 02:04 AM
HAM SALAD,,,,

SlickyTrickyDamon
09-08-2017, 03:06 AM
Buffalo Chicken wings.

Big Vic
09-08-2017, 08:17 AM
I don't get why they call Manhattan clam chowder "chowder" tomato broth isn't chowder.

Slik
09-08-2017, 11:08 AM
The wrestler Grado looks like he would have really bad body odor IMO

SixxT9
09-08-2017, 11:21 AM
Only in Mexico could you be openly racist as part of you character. Could you imagine Kevin Owens Throwing watermelon kool aid packs at black people? :lol::rofl:

That would be fucking amazing. Might get him killed, but still.

SixxT9
09-08-2017, 11:24 AM
The wrestler Grado looks like he would have really bad body odor IMO

Had no idea who that was, so I looked him up. A deportation storyline. Always brilliant. Keep it up, GFW. You're beautiful.

Simple Fan
09-08-2017, 11:35 AM
Not the biggest fan of Grado but his deportation story has been kind of funny. Coupled with trying to marry Laural who is Canadian and having to call of the wedding. Laural controled herself this week but she'll snap in no time.

TSI
09-11-2017, 03:25 PM
That would be fucking amazing. Might get him killed, but still.

nuclear heat instantly.

Rollermacka
09-12-2017, 11:20 AM
Not the biggest fan of Grado but his deportation story has been kind of funny. Coupled with trying to marry Laural who is Canadian and having to call of the wedding. Laural controled herself this week but she'll snap in no time.

..... Is it strange that my two favorite "angles" in pro wrestling right now are Grado's deportation and Fashion Vice?

Simple Fan
09-12-2017, 12:53 PM
..... Is it strange that my two favorite "angles" in pro wrestling right now are Grado's deportation and Fashion Vice?

Not at all, both are about the most creative part of their respective shows.