Yesterday, Impact Wrestling announced that Jeff Jarrett “was taking an indefinite leave of absence from his position as Chief Creative Officer to focus on personal matters.” PWInsider later added Ed Nordholm, an Anthem executive, made the decision to send Jeff Jarrett on leave due to his “erratic behavior” and issues between the two.

The site also added that the “GFW/Anthem merger” was “nowhere near as completed” as it was previously announced. So, if Jarrett does not return, it’s entirely possible the GFW letters will fade away from Impact Wrestling.

Sports Illustrated is now reporting that Anthem, who purchased TNA Impact Wrestling earlier this year, is ready to withdraw itself from the wrestling industry and sell GFW/Impact citing that the wrestling company is “hemorrhaging funds”. Anthem even needed to gut the Fight Network in order to finance GFW/Impact.

The report lists the WWE, Ring Of Honor and former TNA investor Billy Corgan as potential suitors for Impact Wrestling. With Jeff Jarrett still owning the name of “Global Force Wrestling”, Anthem would only be selling “Impact Wrestling”.

What are your thoughts on these latest rumors from GFW Impact Wrestling?

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  • This company is a mess… just let WWE buy it because it seems like every new owner is worse than the previous one.

    • Rosanna

      Whoever was running it through 2007-2010 did they job very well until 2011+ everything was a little shafty. They did have great matches but you can tell things was off par.

      • MK126

        Werent they with Spike TV during that time? I’m sure back then it was still Jarrett and Dixie… maybe?

        • Rosanna

          Dixie was with the company in 2007? I mean TNA has been around a long time but wow I’m surprised.

          • MK126

            That’s what it says online

          • Rosanna

            Yeah she was the president of TNA through 2002-2017. I don’t know what happen Dixie and Jarret are not the best candidates to run a business. It seems Dixie was doing fine until recently.

          • MK126

            I think it was after their relationship with Spike TV fell through that everything fell to shit for them. TBH that should have been when TNA ended things cause now they are literally on borrowed time and money and their founder just took an indefinite leave of absence

          • Dylan Gutierrez

            Wasn’t it because they got pissed she hired Russo and they didn’t want him so Spike dropped them?

          • MK126

            I remember that but the company also was starting to go down hill with Hogan/Bischoff/Love Sponge being hired

          • perceval
      • They ruined it when they brought in Hogan and Bischoff.

    • Typical Heel

      This is what I want, for WWE to buy it and give us an invasion angle like WCW.. then bring over all of the best people like Angelina Love and Tarryn Terell, i would say Gail Kim should come and still do her retirement storyline and get a proper send off but she’s already about to leave any second now so there’s not enough time

      • Rosanna

        Angelina left.

      • Summer_Slay #?aryn?errell

        Angelina left to be a nurse and i dont see Taryn going back to WWE especially with her ex husband on the same roster because they will probably send them to NXT.

        • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

          They were on the same roster when she was Knockouts Champion

      • Yes I’d love it. We could have TNA on the Network and some great talents would be signed too.

      • Dylan Gutierrez

        They want their media library, not the talent unless they are someone they never signed before. Look at Gail’s second run, a complete waste.

        If they did an Invasion angle, Vince would simply repeat the way he did it with WCW/ECW. Making WWE look strong and burying all the TNA talent.

      • perceval

        Nikki: I started the Women’s Revolution!

        Paige: No, I started it!

        Gail: Ahem! I started it!

        Ronda: No, it was me!

        Mickie: (on phone) Trish, stop being all zen for five minutes and get your ass over here! And bring the spray paint…

        • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

          I can’t?????

      • Joseph

        The invasion angle with WCW and ECW sucked ass. WWE isn’t gonna make the same mistake twice.

    • Miguel

      WWE just wanted their media because they hired many TNA wrestlers.

      • Yes but signing a few more people wouldn’t hurt either.

        • Miguel

          Are they even using all of their current roster? No. Why would you want more poeple to be wasted?

          • That’s of course considering they’d book them.

      • Kvngbalor

        I can see the WWE signing a few of the talent esp since NXT seem to be the home of indy and tna wrestlers i can see Allie, Taryn, Rosemary and possibly Laurel signed

        • Steven5812

          Uh…no.
          They would never have allowed Courtney Rush to become Rosemary; any more than they would have allowed Chelsea Green to become the INSANE JILTED BRIDE.

          • Kvngbalor

            Apparently HHH is a fan of Rosemary from what reports are saying he’s impressed with her work & wants her as soon as her contract ends with TNA … How they keep the Rosemary character i have no clue maybe a name chance or Rose Marie Idk but i have saw he’s interested

          • Steven5812

            I wouldn’t risk MY career on anything HE says; after all, he DID tell Chyna he loved her, and we all know how well that ended.

          • Kvngbalor

            What does that have to do with Rosemary or any other knockout being signed if WWE purchases GFW? Completely irrelevant

          • Steven5812

            It’s all about TRUST, after all; and false heart once is false heart forever.

  • Rosanna

    Very unfortunate for all the talent on GFW. There signing new people and can’t even fund the ones they have.

  • Nathan Bootleg Kardashian

    Yikes.

  • Miguel

    TNA should go out of business. Stop trying to safe something that is done.

    I think the talent there should be looking other ventures until another rising company shows up.

  • Summer_Slay #?aryn?errell

    I feel so bad for the company they just got a few new solid wrestlers and this happens :/

    And the talent is great. Morrison & Taya, Taryn, Gail, Chris Adonis (Masters), Eli Drake, Eddie and Alisha, Rosemary, Sienna & Laurel, Matt Sydal (Evan Bourne), EC3 these are just a few of the the people that work there. And lately they’ve been putting good shows as well.

    I would really like for WWE to buy it becuase the talent will finally have that main stream exposure they deserve B U T they will most likely release a big part of the roster, a lot of the people on TNA have bad blood with WWE or dont wanna go back there.

    • Rosanna

      Wwe doesn’t want the company just the media file. Because the more people they sign from TNA they more they can showcase them. Like the MYC most of the competitors were from Shinmer and Shimmer allowed wwe to let them use there competitors and some of there media files.

    • They should buy TNA and make it a second developmental.

  • MK126

    TBH I think after this years BFG PPV the company should call it quits. They’ve had a pretty substantial run and have made some mark in the wrestling universe. It seems like for the past 3+ years TNA is always in some financial trouble and the TV company always wants to back out of their deal. All this drama with paying talent late, the constant flow of employees coming and going, contract negotiations being late… it all adds up to a crappy product that no one wants to invest in. I’m sure if WWE were to buy it then half of the rosters from both companies would get fired to make room for the talent that they do want. Plus with most of TNA being former WWE talent I’d doubt they would want to go back being under such a heavy watch of their movements.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    They just can’t catch a break!

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Well, I am surprised about it but at the same time, I shouldn’t be. Not that I am following GFW as whole very closely but I thought that the situation while not being very good, was “fine” and I thought they had plans to have live events go back so…
    Honestly, it’s unfortunate for talents and I think about girls like Taya who just came in there to be something there.

    Now, I don’t see WWE buying. They simply don’t need to do it and ESPECIALLY now. YEARS back, it could have been interesting but now, it’s not even worth it. They could use this as an opportunity to make some of GFW’s wrestlers come there like Rosemary, Allie and Taya for example but they could only hope for ROH buying them or someone else.

  • perceval

    Trip signs a bunch of Knockouts…

    Vince: That Taryn has potential. Kind of reminds me of that Tiffany girl we used to have.

    Trip: (facepalm)

    • Rosanna

      This happened to Luke Gallows Vince didn’t know he use to be fetus.

  • jbrizzy

    At this point,they just need to give up

  • perceval
  • GailKimStan

    Oh fuck not again

  • Kvngbalor

    This company goes from bad to worse nothing seems to work at all and it sucks

  • MrBoo

    WWE should buy and do the invasion angle again they did in 2001, Taryn, Gail, Allie and Rosemary debuting as a stable and attacking the females of WWE.

    • Dylan Gutierrez

      They’d be buried instantly. WWE is petty with other promotions.

      • Joseph

        In 2001 yea but i don’t if they would do the same today. Cause they have working agreements with ICW, Progress, Rev Pro, OTT, Evolve and now Shimmer.

  • Nathan

    It is a shame but I think they’ve make there own grave. You just look at the talent that’s been leaving tna for missuse, pay issues etc. Changing back to the 6 sided ring was also a mistake imo.

  • Raekon

    VERY sad to hear that, it sounded promising when they started the reboot and they have more than enough Talent to make a good programming. However, it seems that the bosses and some of the old backstage People that are pulling the strings, are ruining any chance to make the company great again by looking on themselves only. Totally sorry but if the WWE buys it, they should take advantage of the talent and the Show and maybe run it as a additional brand of theirs for thursdays? It would mean more content for the wwe Network, more Appeal for more subscribers and more shows people can enjoy on tv.

    • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

      I agree.
      If they WWE bought TNA/GFW I wish they would run it as an entirely different show, as if they were silent investors or something.

  • Joseph

    Sienna probably on her phone right now deleting all her tweets about Charlotte stealing her look cause she might need a job.

    • Aye Mate

      Fucking crying ??????

    • Windyhawaii

      Seriously! The first thing I thought when I saw those tweets were “dude you just ruined your chances of having a good career in wrestling” who In their right minds goes for a flair? Especially the petty way she did. What sienna did was dumb sadly.

      Not saying you need to be in WWE to have a good wrestling career, you can easily have a great one. But money wise, WWE is the place to be if you want a serious future with just wrestling

      • Joseph

        Charlotte is one of nicest females in wrestling. She always praises other female wrestlers. Sienna just comes off stupid like Charlotte Dad is Ric Flair we know she got the robe look from her Dad. Sienna bitching about a Pinkie for fuck sake is so stupid like come on now she isn’t the first person to do that in wrestling.

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      • Steven5812
        • Windyhawaii

          What?

          • Steven5812

            From Tough Enough reject/failed diva to most over knockout NOT named either Rosemary or Allie: Chelsea Green.

          • Windyhawaii

            Uh okay

  • Aye Mate

    Yikes. Looks like my beloved Gail decided to leave at the right time.

    Because it benefits absolutely no one, fans or performers alike, I hope something works out.

  • perceval
  • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

    Urgh! Just when the last few episodes were getting good.
    TNA/GFW is somehow always stuck in some mess.
    Hope they figure something out that doesn’t lead to too much of a notable change.