More drama is floating around with Anthem and Global Force Wrestling. As we’ve been reporting throughout the week, Jeff Jarrett has been “removed” from his position as Chief Creative Officer, reports have surfaced that Anthem is hemorraging money and looking to sell the company, and Anthem doesn’t actually own any of GFW’s trademarks or anything else associated with the promotion.
And, the bad news keeps coming. Last night’s episode of Impact Wrestling, which went against the NFL opener for part of the show, did 227,000 overnight viewers, way down from the 268,000 overnight viewers that they did last week. That is the second lowest watched first run episode in over a decade. Last year, Impact drew an audience of 337,000 against Thursday Night Football last year.
Jim Cornette, one of the on-air authority figures on Impact, has confirmed that he will be at Bound For Glory on November 5th.
“Just got off the phone not long ago – Sunday, Nov. 5 I will be at Bound for Glory in Orlando, Florida, the Global Force Wrestling pay-per-view. More to come… I’m not sure, I can’t be at all the TVs that week, but I may be at TV, but more to come on that. But I will be at Bound for Glory.”
Alberto El Patron spoke with Sports Illustrated about his plans on returning to Global Force Wrestling and Impact, as well.
“I’ve been in touch with Global Force Wrestling, and we’re working to bring back Alberto El Patron to the company. We’re working to find something that will please the fans. At the end of the day, I work for the fans; they are the ones I work to please. I am going to put all my heart, all my passion into making this work. I am completely focused on where I want to take the company in November, and I promise to make the company great again, and Alberto is going to be on top again.”
@SInow, when did it become ok to print bs? As a journalism major, I found your fact checking to be less than diligent. Will you be following up with another story with the facts? @GFWWrestling is launching the Global Wrestling Network, is launching on Pluto TV, is launching in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, via ran FIGHTING, and extended their deal on @PopTV.
@SInow “Anthem is committed to broadening Global Force Wrestling’s footprint, as we work alongside international broadcast partners, digital platforms, and professional wrestling promotions to bring our passionate fans a high-quality product that not only stands out in today’s media landscape, but continues to thrive into the future.
@SInow Uncertain future?
The fun never ends with these folks…