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  • Angeles1son85Angeles1son85 I'm an animal I shoulda been born in Jumanji Los AngelesPosts: 12,773 ✭✭✭✭✭
    silverfoxx wrote: »
    TheBoyRo wrote: »
    Update on baron corbin

    Coming out of last month's Summerslam, one of the most asked questions to PWInsider.com has been why Baron Corbin, who appeared to be ear-marked to cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase for a potential WWE championship title reign, was instead booked to look like a fool by cashing it in and losing quickly and was then quickly pinned by John Cena at Summerslam.

    One theory that was making the rounds was that Corbin had embarrassed himself and the company in a recent series of back and forth Twitter battles, including one where he insulted a fan for liking independent wrestling, only to have that fan respond with a photo of himself and Vince McMahon from a Tribute to the Troops visit, leading to Corbin apologizing. PWInsider.com has been told that the Twitter battles were not the issue as the company saw that as Corbin being a heel. In fact, if anything, the company wants their talents more interactive on social media.

    Instead, PWInsider.com has been told by multiple sources that in actuality, WWE management was likely down on Corbin following an incident that took place at a talent meeting the first week of August. Dr.Joseph Maroon, who heads the company's Wellness Policy, had been brought in by the company to discuss the importance of concussion-related injuries to the talents and why they should report them to WWE management ASAP.

    During that meeting, we are told that Maroon brought up a recent study about deceased NFL players who had been diagnosed, po st-mortem with CTE, in a way that we are told "downplayed" the study as being concrete proof that anyone who played football would then develop CTE.

    PWInsider was told by multiple sources that Corbin, a former NFL player, cut off Maroon and expressed an opinion, as a former NFL football player, that challenged Maroon. We are told that Corbin argued that there would be some form of head trauma with every play as football helmets are always cracking against each other. During the exchange, Corbin noted he is part of a concussion-related lawsuit against the NFL and said that he knew Maroon was against CTE, leading to Maroon to state that his depiction in a film about that as incorrect.

    That was likely was a reference to the Will Smith drama Concussion, where Smith played Dr. Bennet Omalu, who is credited with discovering CTE and then does battle with the NFL, which attempts to discount the discovery. In Concussion, Maroon is depicted as portrayed as a pro-NFL doctor who tries to deny any relationship between football concussions and the existence of CTE in former NFL players. It should be noted that Maroon was quoted in March 2015 as believing the link between the two was "exaggerated", but it should be pointed that whether Maroon still feels that way several years later is unknown.

    We are told that Maroon did agree with Corbin that CTE was a problem, but was trying to make the point that the study did not mean 99% of NFL players actually had CTE and that everyone has to put things into a proper perspective. Corbin, obviously, disagreed with Maroon's stance, and for several minutes, the two went back and forth.

    The entire scene was described to PWInsider.com as "awkward", "time standing still" and "an awkward moment that led to awkward laughter" by three different sources who were at the meeting. A fourth source pointed out that it wasn't a case that Corbin was yelling or being belligerent, but was perhaps expressing his opinions in "the wrong time and the wrong place" to truly have that discussion. The fourth source noted their feeling that Corbin would have been better served by pulling Maroon over privately after the meeting, as that wouldn't have taken the attention away from the matter at hand.

    The feeling among those we spoke with was that Corbin, by voicing himself in front of the assembled locker room as opposed to privately trying to speak to Maroon, hurt the flow of the meeting and took the attention away from the importance of the talents' health by making it about Maroon's past NFL comments. It put Maroon into a position of defending, instead of educating. It should also be noted there were a few wrestlers who were impressed by Corbin speaking out, because it's not the type of thing many will do, in regard to anything that is brought up to them in meetings, in front of management.

    So, the belief among those we spoke with is that if anything led to the company pulling back on Corbin's push, that was it.

    It should be noted that Corbin has remained in the mix and was involved in the main event of Smackdown the week after Summerslam as a guest referee for Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles. The following week, Corbin was involved in an angle with AJ Styles and worked the United States championship matches at the live events this past weekend. So, there does not appear to be any obvious long-lasting damage due to the Maroon incident as Corbin remains in a featured position on the Smackdown brand.

    Bruh.... WTF is wrong with the WWE? Holy shit they are petty and sensative AF. How can anyone want to work for a super micromanaged, political, ass kissing company?

    just think of how people in the white house walking around on eggshells times 10 how the locker room must be vince dont play
  • silverfoxxsilverfoxx Posts: 11,313 ✭✭✭✭✭
    silverfoxx wrote: »
    TheBoyRo wrote: »
    Update on baron corbin

    Coming out of last month's Summerslam, one of the most asked questions to PWInsider.com has been why Baron Corbin, who appeared to be ear-marked to cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase for a potential WWE championship title reign, was instead booked to look like a fool by cashing it in and losing quickly and was then quickly pinned by John Cena at Summerslam.

    One theory that was making the rounds was that Corbin had embarrassed himself and the company in a recent series of back and forth Twitter battles, including one where he insulted a fan for liking independent wrestling, only to have that fan respond with a photo of himself and Vince McMahon from a Tribute to the Troops visit, leading to Corbin apologizing. PWInsider.com has been told that the Twitter battles were not the issue as the company saw that as Corbin being a heel. In fact, if anything, the company wants their talents more interactive on social media.

    Instead, PWInsider.com has been told by multiple sources that in actuality, WWE management was likely down on Corbin following an incident that took place at a talent meeting the first week of August. Dr.Joseph Maroon, who heads the company's Wellness Policy, had been brought in by the company to discuss the importance of concussion-related injuries to the talents and why they should report them to WWE management ASAP.

    During that meeting, we are told that Maroon brought up a recent study about deceased NFL players who had been diagnosed, po st-mortem with CTE, in a way that we are told "downplayed" the study as being concrete proof that anyone who played football would then develop CTE.

    PWInsider was told by multiple sources that Corbin, a former NFL player, cut off Maroon and expressed an opinion, as a former NFL football player, that challenged Maroon. We are told that Corbin argued that there would be some form of head trauma with every play as football helmets are always cracking against each other. During the exchange, Corbin noted he is part of a concussion-related lawsuit against the NFL and said that he knew Maroon was against CTE, leading to Maroon to state that his depiction in a film about that as incorrect.

    That was likely was a reference to the Will Smith drama Concussion, where Smith played Dr. Bennet Omalu, who is credited with discovering CTE and then does battle with the NFL, which attempts to discount the discovery. In Concussion, Maroon is depicted as portrayed as a pro-NFL doctor who tries to deny any relationship between football concussions and the existence of CTE in former NFL players. It should be noted that Maroon was quoted in March 2015 as believing the link between the two was "exaggerated", but it should be pointed that whether Maroon still feels that way several years later is unknown.

    We are told that Maroon did agree with Corbin that CTE was a problem, but was trying to make the point that the study did not mean 99% of NFL players actually had CTE and that everyone has to put things into a proper perspective. Corbin, obviously, disagreed with Maroon's stance, and for several minutes, the two went back and forth.

    The entire scene was described to PWInsider.com as "awkward", "time standing still" and "an awkward moment that led to awkward laughter" by three different sources who were at the meeting. A fourth source pointed out that it wasn't a case that Corbin was yelling or being belligerent, but was perhaps expressing his opinions in "the wrong time and the wrong place" to truly have that discussion. The fourth source noted their feeling that Corbin would have been better served by pulling Maroon over privately after the meeting, as that wouldn't have taken the attention away from the matter at hand.

    The feeling among those we spoke with was that Corbin, by voicing himself in front of the assembled locker room as opposed to privately trying to speak to Maroon, hurt the flow of the meeting and took the attention away from the importance of the talents' health by making it about Maroon's past NFL comments. It put Maroon into a position of defending, instead of educating. It should also be noted there were a few wrestlers who were impressed by Corbin speaking out, because it's not the type of thing many will do, in regard to anything that is brought up to them in meetings, in front of management.

    So, the belief among those we spoke with is that if anything led to the company pulling back on Corbin's push, that was it.

    It should be noted that Corbin has remained in the mix and was involved in the main event of Smackdown the week after Summerslam as a guest referee for Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles. The following week, Corbin was involved in an angle with AJ Styles and worked the United States championship matches at the live events this past weekend. So, there does not appear to be any obvious long-lasting damage due to the Maroon incident as Corbin remains in a featured position on the Smackdown brand.

    Bruh.... WTF is wrong with the WWE? Holy shit they are petty and sensative AF. How can anyone want to work for a super micromanaged, political, ass kissing company?

    just think of how people in the white house walking around on eggshells times 10 how the locker room must be vince dont play

    shit comes off childish and very high schoolish tho
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  • KillaChamKillaCham M0D SQUAD™ Posts: 11,249 Regulator
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    BOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Angeles1son85Angeles1son85 I'm an animal I shoulda been born in Jumanji Los AngelesPosts: 12,773 ✭✭✭✭✭
    silverfoxx wrote: »
    silverfoxx wrote: »
    TheBoyRo wrote: »
    Update on baron corbin

    Coming out of last month's Summerslam, one of the most asked questions to PWInsider.com has been why Baron Corbin, who appeared to be ear-marked to cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase for a potential WWE championship title reign, was instead booked to look like a fool by cashing it in and losing quickly and was then quickly pinned by John Cena at Summerslam.

    One theory that was making the rounds was that Corbin had embarrassed himself and the company in a recent series of back and forth Twitter battles, including one where he insulted a fan for liking independent wrestling, only to have that fan respond with a photo of himself and Vince McMahon from a Tribute to the Troops visit, leading to Corbin apologizing. PWInsider.com has been told that the Twitter battles were not the issue as the company saw that as Corbin being a heel. In fact, if anything, the company wants their talents more interactive on social media.

    Instead, PWInsider.com has been told by multiple sources that in actuality, WWE management was likely down on Corbin following an incident that took place at a talent meeting the first week of August. Dr.Joseph Maroon, who heads the company's Wellness Policy, had been brought in by the company to discuss the importance of concussion-related injuries to the talents and why they should report them to WWE management ASAP.

    During that meeting, we are told that Maroon brought up a recent study about deceased NFL players who had been diagnosed, po st-mortem with CTE, in a way that we are told "downplayed" the study as being concrete proof that anyone who played football would then develop CTE.

    PWInsider was told by multiple sources that Corbin, a former NFL player, cut off Maroon and expressed an opinion, as a former NFL football player, that challenged Maroon. We are told that Corbin argued that there would be some form of head trauma with every play as football helmets are always cracking against each other. During the exchange, Corbin noted he is part of a concussion-related lawsuit against the NFL and said that he knew Maroon was against CTE, leading to Maroon to state that his depiction in a film about that as incorrect.

    That was likely was a reference to the Will Smith drama Concussion, where Smith played Dr. Bennet Omalu, who is credited with discovering CTE and then does battle with the NFL, which attempts to discount the discovery. In Concussion, Maroon is depicted as portrayed as a pro-NFL doctor who tries to deny any relationship between football concussions and the existence of CTE in former NFL players. It should be noted that Maroon was quoted in March 2015 as believing the link between the two was "exaggerated", but it should be pointed that whether Maroon still feels that way several years later is unknown.

    We are told that Maroon did agree with Corbin that CTE was a problem, but was trying to make the point that the study did not mean 99% of NFL players actually had CTE and that everyone has to put things into a proper perspective. Corbin, obviously, disagreed with Maroon's stance, and for several minutes, the two went back and forth.

    The entire scene was described to PWInsider.com as "awkward", "time standing still" and "an awkward moment that led to awkward laughter" by three different sources who were at the meeting. A fourth source pointed out that it wasn't a case that Corbin was yelling or being belligerent, but was perhaps expressing his opinions in "the wrong time and the wrong place" to truly have that discussion. The fourth source noted their feeling that Corbin would have been better served by pulling Maroon over privately after the meeting, as that wouldn't have taken the attention away from the matter at hand.

    The feeling among those we spoke with was that Corbin, by voicing himself in front of the assembled locker room as opposed to privately trying to speak to Maroon, hurt the flow of the meeting and took the attention away from the importance of the talents' health by making it about Maroon's past NFL comments. It put Maroon into a position of defending, instead of educating. It should also be noted there were a few wrestlers who were impressed by Corbin speaking out, because it's not the type of thing many will do, in regard to anything that is brought up to them in meetings, in front of management.

    So, the belief among those we spoke with is that if anything led to the company pulling back on Corbin's push, that was it.

    It should be noted that Corbin has remained in the mix and was involved in the main event of Smackdown the week after Summerslam as a guest referee for Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles. The following week, Corbin was involved in an angle with AJ Styles and worked the United States championship matches at the live events this past weekend. So, there does not appear to be any obvious long-lasting damage due to the Maroon incident as Corbin remains in a featured position on the Smackdown brand.

    Bruh.... WTF is wrong with the WWE? Holy shit they are petty and sensative AF. How can anyone want to work for a super micromanaged, political, ass kissing company?

    just think of how people in the white house walking around on eggshells times 10 how the locker room must be vince dont play

    shit comes off childish and very high schoolish tho

    i bet who gets to hang with the "cool crowd" lol and especially everyone being with everyone and the breaks up lol
    silverfoxx
  • Ronin705Ronin705 Posts: 91 ✭✭
    ghost! wrote: »
    TheBoyRo wrote: »
    Sasha Banks frustrated with WWE's creative process
    Submitted by Aaron Rift on 08/31/2017 at 08:12 PM


    While recently appearing on Sam Roberts' podcast, Sasha Banks talked about how NXT creative was different from the main roster:

    "We kind of always knew where we were going, so it helped me prepare and think about it ahead of time about how can I make this better. But when I go to RAW, it's legit like I have no clue what I am doing so I don't even know what to prepare for. I get handed something and told something and am like 'okay, I have one hour to get... okay let's just do it.' Honestly, I wish we had the opportunity to know what we are doing in the next three months."

    Sasha continued, "'Oh, maybe you'll have a tag match maybe you'll have a promo. maybe you'll have this random match that doesn't make any sense,' or who knows, maybe you'll just sit in catering, who knows. None of them [WWE Superstars] know what's going on when you see Monday Night RAW, we're all surprised and sometimes were confused and sometimes they don't even follow through with a storyline."

    When asked about her short title reigns, here was Sasha's response:

    "I don't know if it was something with me or they just want to keep on flipping flopping, I don't know!"

    man..tired of the E....i wish she would just ask to be released.....str8 bullshit. Given up on them...Once in a while i would watch, but i'm tired of them burying the better talent to put over bullshit.....

    That's the shitty part for the women.. aint shit where else to go. Ring of Honor's women's div is a joke, GFW's aiight, Sasha wouldn't survive stardom, and she's "too good" for SHIMMER. So she's kinda just stuck in the 'E.
  • TheBoyRoTheBoyRo Posts: 12,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 6
    Whoa GFW/impact wrestling is imploding.

    Anthem wants out
    Justin Barrasso of Sports Ilustrated is reporting that Global Force Wrestling, under Anthem Media's ownership, has been "hemorrhaging funds" and that "sources close to the situation have confirmed that Anthem is ready to withdraw itself from the wrestling industry and sell GFW."

    It was obvious based on the last set of TV tapings that there had been cutbacks with a number of talents not brought in and others only used for certain tapings before being flown home, as opposed to remaining for the entire run of tapings.

    Since purchasing what at the time was known as TNA Impact Wrestling, Anthem has had to catch the company up and get it out of several legal predicaments including the Billy Corgan situation and a lawsuit brought against the company by its former production company, Virginia's Audience of One Productions. The ownership came with Impact deeply, deeply in the red. Although there have been several new TV deals made, there have been relatively few new revenue streams brought into the company.

    Controversy has continued to follow the promotion, however, including the "Broken Hardys" situation, the suspension of then-reigning GFW champion Alberto el Patron and now, the departure of Jeff Jarrett, who is taking an "indefinite leave of absence" as Chief Creative Officer following a meeting yesterday with Ed Nordholm.

    Prior to Anthem taking ownership of Impact from Dixie Carter and Impact Ventures LLC, World Wrestling Entertainment, ROH parent company Sinclair Broadcast Group and Billy Corgan (who went on to purchase the National Wrestling Alliance instead) all looked into potentially acquiring the brand.

    Jeff Jarrett taking a leave of absence

    As noted earlier on PWInsider.com, Global Force Wrestling Chief Creative Officer Jeff Jarrett has taken a "leave of absence" from the company that he initially founded in 2002 and returned to after Anthem Media purchased TNA Impact Wrestling. We are told by several people that the decision was one Ed Nordholm made today and that he met personally with Jarrett in Nashville, TN this afternoon.

    As noted earlier by Dave Scherer, Jeff Jarrett, based on his social media activity, did not know the move was coming. He was scheduled to host a NFL Fantasy Draft party at his home today with GFW staffers but obviously, that is no longer happening. The staffers are instead holding it at GFW HQ.

    The belief among those we have spoken to is that unhappiness with Jarrett involving alleged "erratic behavior" (as one source described it), claiming that was a driving factor in Nordholm's move today, not an unhappiness with the company's creative direction. We are told that the situation had been building for months and the final tipping point appears to have been Triplemania several weeks back, where Jarrett was obviously not in the best of shape, as he had put on weight and seemingly stumbled down the ring steps before wrestling for just a few short minutes before journeying around ringside for an extended period. The Triplemania appearance led to a lot of people talking about whether Jarrett needed time off. It should be noted that Ed Nordholm was in Mexico at the show.

    The incident a few months back where Jarrett was screaming at Bob Ryder at a TV taping was also pointed to by a source today as the "beginning" of everything that led to today, including one person who claimed it was far "uglier" than anyone realizes.

    Attempts by PWInsider.com to reach Jarrett this evening were unsuccessful.

    It should also noted that one source stated that Jarrett was not "blameless" but there also was "blame to be thrown in all directions" regarding the situation and claimed that a lot of things that Jarrett had been criticized for publicly were simply due to him following marching orders out of loyalty to Anthem after they brought him back to his former company. That source posited that things Jarrett had been blamed for, including defending Anthem when it came to the "Broken Hardys" situation, was simply Jarrett towing the company line. I do know there was a belief among some that Jarrett was trying hard to step in between Nordholm and the wrestling side of things, as it had been oft-repeated in GFW circles that Nordholm simply didn't "get" the business. One person used an example of the company going out of its way to bring in Alberto el Patron as a surprise by flying him secretly to Tampa and bringing him to Orlando under the cover of darkness, only for Nordholm to then take a picture and tweet it out, "ruining" the surprise. The source claimed that Jarrett, who they admitted "needed a break" had been bending over backward to try and balance things between Anthem and GFW, noting, "Jarrett desperately wanted his company back and wanted to prove to everyone he was right all along with his vision."

    With Jarrett taking an indefinite break, a few people have wondered how Nordholm will fare running the company for Anthem. There were a number of meetings today in Nashville in regard to the future direction of the company. There has been no decisions made regarding any changes in creative direction and as of this writing, the current team Jarrett put together, including Scott D'Amore and Dutch Mantel, remain on board.

    One source pointed out that John "Big" Gaburick was still with the company as a consultant and floated the idea that perhaps Gaburick was retained as a "Plan B" if the Jarrett regime did not work out. PWInsider.com can confirm that Gaburick was at GFW HQ today as well as their production studio, and he has not been around much at all (beyond working TV tapings) in recent months. There is belief among some PWInsider.com has spoken to that Gaburick gained a LOT of power today within the company, although others have downplayed that idea.

    It should be interesting to see whether this exit has any change on the staff of the company as Kevin Sullivan, who heads production, is a long-time Jarrett ally who helped him launch the GFW company in 2014.

    Speaking of GFW, interestingly, one source told PWInsider.com that the "GFW/Anthem merger" was "nowhere near as completed" as has been flouted publicly. A press release was issued months ago annoucing the merger, claiming that Jarrett had been given a minority ownership in the company as part of the deal. Trademarks for the Global Force Wrestling name and the GFW letters are still listed as owned by Global Force Wrestling, LLC, as they have been since Jarrett launched that company in 2014. So, if Jarrett does not return, it's entirely possible the GFW letters will fade away from Impact Wrestling. If Anthem was really utilizing those letters without having any actual ownership, all they did was help raise the profile of the Global Force Wrestling name internationally, which in hindsight, was a really dumb business decision.

    The status of Alberto el Patron is also in question as sources indicate that Nordholm was willing to cut bait on Patron after the July airport incident while Jarrett had been intimately involved in calming that situation. With Jarrett out of the picture and less than a year believed to be left on Patron's deal, the when for Alberto's return may be back to "if he returns."

    The belief is that as long as Jeff Jarrett remains separated from the company, Karen Jarrett is also gone, as she (as one would expect and quite frankly, as she should) will remain loyal to her husband.

    As of this evening, Jim Cornette, who obviously came in via his long-standing relationship with the Jarrett family, is still with the company.
  • uncle gunnysackuncle gunnysack clevelandPosts: 81 ✭✭
    If this is the end the wwe should sign Eli drake
    silverfoxxTheBoyRoplayboy buddy rose
  • TonyDubbzTonyDubbz Realest Nigga Livin' Posts: 18,622 ✭✭✭✭✭
    TheBoyRo wrote: »
    Whoa GFW/impact wrestling is imploding.

    Anthem wants out
    Justin Barrasso of Sports Ilustrated is reporting that Global Force Wrestling, under Anthem Media's ownership, has been "hemorrhaging funds" and that "sources close to the situation have confirmed that Anthem is ready to withdraw itself from the wrestling industry and sell GFW."

    It was obvious based on the last set of TV tapings that there had been cutbacks with a number of talents not brought in and others only used for certain tapings before being flown home, as opposed to remaining for the entire run of tapings.

    Since purchasing what at the time was known as TNA Impact Wrestling, Anthem has had to catch the company up and get it out of several legal predicaments including the Billy Corgan situation and a lawsuit brought against the company by its former production company, Virginia's Audience of One Productions. The ownership came with Impact deeply, deeply in the red. Although there have been several new TV deals made, there have been relatively few new revenue streams brought into the company.

    Controversy has continued to follow the promotion, however, including the "Broken Hardys" situation, the suspension of then-reigning GFW champion Alberto el Patron and now, the departure of Jeff Jarrett, who is taking an "indefinite leave of absence" as Chief Creative Officer following a meeting yesterday with Ed Nordholm.

    Prior to Anthem taking ownership of Impact from Dixie Carter and Impact Ventures LLC, World Wrestling Entertainment, ROH parent company Sinclair Broadcast Group and Billy Corgan (who went on to purchase the National Wrestling Alliance instead) all looked into potentially acquiring the brand.

    Jeff Jarrett taking a leave of absence

    As noted earlier on PWInsider.com, Global Force Wrestling Chief Creative Officer Jeff Jarrett has taken a "leave of absence" from the company that he initially founded in 2002 and returned to after Anthem Media purchased TNA Impact Wrestling. We are told by several people that the decision was one Ed Nordholm made today and that he met personally with Jarrett in Nashville, TN this afternoon.

    As noted earlier by Dave Scherer, Jeff Jarrett, based on his social media activity, did not know the move was coming. He was scheduled to host a NFL Fantasy Draft party at his home today with GFW staffers but obviously, that is no longer happening. The staffers are instead holding it at GFW HQ.

    The belief among those we have spoken to is that unhappiness with Jarrett involving alleged "erratic behavior" (as one source described it), claiming that was a driving factor in Nordholm's move today, not an unhappiness with the company's creative direction. We are told that the situation had been building for months and the final tipping point appears to have been Triplemania several weeks back, where Jarrett was obviously not in the best of shape, as he had put on weight and seemingly stumbled down the ring steps before wrestling for just a few short minutes before journeying around ringside for an extended period. The Triplemania appearance led to a lot of people talking about whether Jarrett needed time off. It should be noted that Ed Nordholm was in Mexico at the show.

    The incident a few months back where Jarrett was screaming at Bob Ryder at a TV taping was also pointed to by a source today as the "beginning" of everything that led to today, including one person who claimed it was far "uglier" than anyone realizes.

    Attempts by PWInsider.com to reach Jarrett this evening were unsuccessful.

    It should also noted that one source stated that Jarrett was not "blameless" but there also was "blame to be thrown in all directions" regarding the situation and claimed that a lot of things that Jarrett had been criticized for publicly were simply due to him following marching orders out of loyalty to Anthem after they brought him back to his former company. That source posited that things Jarrett had been blamed for, including defending Anthem when it came to the "Broken Hardys" situation, was simply Jarrett towing the company line. I do know there was a belief among some that Jarrett was trying hard to step in between Nordholm and the wrestling side of things, as it had been oft-repeated in GFW circles that Nordholm simply didn't "get" the business. One person used an example of the company going out of its way to bring in Alberto el Patron as a surprise by flying him secretly to Tampa and bringing him to Orlando under the cover of darkness, only for Nordholm to then take a picture and tweet it out, "ruining" the surprise. The source claimed that Jarrett, who they admitted "needed a break" had been bending over backward to try and balance things between Anthem and GFW, noting, "Jarrett desperately wanted his company back and wanted to prove to everyone he was right all along with his vision."

    With Jarrett taking an indefinite break, a few people have wondered how Nordholm will fare running the company for Anthem. There were a number of meetings today in Nashville in regard to the future direction of the company. There has been no decisions made regarding any changes in creative direction and as of this writing, the current team Jarrett put together, including Scott D'Amore and Dutch Mantel, remain on board.

    One source pointed out that John "Big" Gaburick was still with the company as a consultant and floated the idea that perhaps Gaburick was retained as a "Plan B" if the Jarrett regime did not work out. PWInsider.com can confirm that Gaburick was at GFW HQ today as well as their production studio, and he has not been around much at all (beyond working TV tapings) in recent months. There is belief among some PWInsider.com has spoken to that Gaburick gained a LOT of power today within the company, although others have downplayed that idea.

    It should be interesting to see whether this exit has any change on the staff of the company as Kevin Sullivan, who heads production, is a long-time Jarrett ally who helped him launch the GFW company in 2014.

    Speaking of GFW, interestingly, one source told PWInsider.com that the "GFW/Anthem merger" was "nowhere near as completed" as has been flouted publicly. A press release was issued months ago annoucing the merger, claiming that Jarrett had been given a minority ownership in the company as part of the deal. Trademarks for the Global Force Wrestling name and the GFW letters are still listed as owned by Global Force Wrestling, LLC, as they have been since Jarrett launched that company in 2014. So, if Jarrett does not return, it's entirely possible the GFW letters will fade away from Impact Wrestling. If Anthem was really utilizing those letters without having any actual ownership, all they did was help raise the profile of the Global Force Wrestling name internationally, which in hindsight, was a really dumb business decision.

    The status of Alberto el Patron is also in question as sources indicate that Nordholm was willing to cut bait on Patron after the July airport incident while Jarrett had been intimately involved in calming that situation. With Jarrett out of the picture and less than a year believed to be left on Patron's deal, the when for Alberto's return may be back to "if he returns."

    The belief is that as long as Jeff Jarrett remains separated from the company, Karen Jarrett is also gone, as she (as one would expect and quite frankly, as she should) will remain loyal to her husband.

    As of this evening, Jim Cornette, who obviously came in via his long-standing relationship with the Jarrett family, is still with the company.

    lmao

    That didn't take long.


    Just close the doors B, sell the tapes to Vince so we can have all the classic shit from the early 2000's
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    Sho’nuff: Am I the meanest?
    Sho’nuff ‘s Goons: Sho’nuff!
    Sho’nuff: Am I the prettiest?
    Sho’nuff ‘s Goons: Sho’nuff!
    Sho’nuff: Am I the baddest mofo low down around this town?
    Sho’nuff ‘s Goons: Sho’nuff!
    Sho’nuff: Well who am I?
    Sho’nuff ‘s Goons: Sho’nuff!
    Sho’nuff: Who am I?
    Sho’nuff ‘s Goons: Sho’nuff!
    Sho’nuff: I can’t hear you…
    Sho’nuff ‘s Goons: Sho’nuff!
    willhustleeternal soldier
  • silverfoxxsilverfoxx Posts: 11,313 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If this is the end the wwe should sign Eli drake

    Feel bad for Keri Hogan. Hopefully she goes to ROH or possibly NXT
    TonyDubbzplayboy buddy rose
  • TonyDubbzTonyDubbz Realest Nigga Livin' Posts: 18,622 ✭✭✭✭✭
    They just announced that they doing their own ON Demand network though so who knows. Like htey just announced that shit a couple hrs ago after this news. Its hard to know what to believe when it come to them motherfuckers tho, they seem to lie a lot
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    Sho’nuff: Am I the meanest?
    Sho’nuff ‘s Goons: Sho’nuff!
    Sho’nuff: Am I the prettiest?
    Sho’nuff ‘s Goons: Sho’nuff!
    Sho’nuff: Am I the baddest mofo low down around this town?
    Sho’nuff ‘s Goons: Sho’nuff!
    Sho’nuff: Well who am I?
    Sho’nuff ‘s Goons: Sho’nuff!
    Sho’nuff: Who am I?
    Sho’nuff ‘s Goons: Sho’nuff!
    Sho’nuff: I can’t hear you…
    Sho’nuff ‘s Goons: Sho’nuff!
    StoneColdMikey
  • jonojono Right fist = power, left fist = unity Posts: 29,803 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Jarrett is the worst businessman in wrestling. Heyman's crown has finally been snatched.

    Dude had a second chance and gave up on it. I gave him credit for trying again but doing all this just to walk away again shows he has no idea what the fuck he is doing.
    @SoulTrain4 *FMOT*

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    BiggwilliesilverfoxxAngeles1son85
  • CSOPQCSOPQ Posts: 235 ✭✭
    Imma take the wait and see approach. Hoping for good things
  • Joker_De_La_LoverJoker_De_La_Lover PISTOL GRIP PUMP IN MY LAP AT ALL TIMES Working On My LowriderPosts: 43,967 Regulator
    This all over again


    Fuck you, I'm a mod
    silverfoxxwillhustle313 wayz
  • TheBoyRoTheBoyRo Posts: 12,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This all over again



    When i watched the beginning of the final nitro ever on TNT and I saw Vince on the screen, shit was unreal
    Joker_De_La_Loverwillhustle313 wayz
  • TonyDubbzTonyDubbz Realest Nigga Livin' Posts: 18,622 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 7
    TheBoyRo wrote: »
    This all over again



    When i watched the beginning of the final nitro ever on TNT and I saw Vince on the screen, shit was unreal

    Lmao I got WWE on demand on my firestick and I went back like 2 weeks ago and watched the Monday Night RAW where Vince found out Shane bought WCW

    That whole night Vince had two TVs next to eachother backstage, one was showing RAW the other showing WCWs last show and he was shitting on WCW characters, shit was fucked up and one just so happened to be Jeff Jarrett.

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    Sho’nuff: Am I the meanest?
    Sho’nuff ‘s Goons: Sho’nuff!
    Sho’nuff: Am I the prettiest?
    Sho’nuff ‘s Goons: Sho’nuff!
    Sho’nuff: Am I the baddest mofo low down around this town?
    Sho’nuff ‘s Goons: Sho’nuff!
    Sho’nuff: Well who am I?
    Sho’nuff ‘s Goons: Sho’nuff!
    Sho’nuff: Who am I?
    Sho’nuff ‘s Goons: Sho’nuff!
    Sho’nuff: I can’t hear you…
    Sho’nuff ‘s Goons: Sho’nuff!
  • TheBoyRoTheBoyRo Posts: 12,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    As we first reported on Monday night, there is unhappiness among the talent in WWE after it was announced that Raw will air live on Christmas night. This would be the first time that they’ve done a live episode of Raw on Christmas night. In previous years, the holiday shows would have been taped over the weekend to allow the wrestlers to spend time with their families.

    It’s looking like Raw on 12/25 and Smackdown on 12/26 will take place in Chicago and Raw on New Year’s Day will take place in Miami, which is not too bad for most of the talent that lives a few hours away in the Orlando/Tampa area because they could still spend New Year’s Eve at home and then drive down the next day for Raw.

    Apparently, the call to do a live show on Christmas day came from the USA Network and the decision may have been influenced by the fact that live shows/sports generally do well on Christmas day and there is an NFL game scheduled for Christmas night. While most people in WWE will not say anything publicly, there is unhappiness and some families have spoken out
    TonyDubbzMeesterf.e.d.s.313 wayz
  • StoneColdMikeyStoneColdMikey mikeyismod CHITOWN THE BEST TOWNPosts: 32,936 Regulator
    They better strike fuck the bullsht
    #Mikeyismod2017
    313 wayz
  • willhustlewillhustle Posts: 6,504 ✭✭✭✭✭
    They better strike fuck the bullsht

    They ain't got the balls to do it. Also, they would lose $$$
    gdatruth2.0eternal soldier
  • dalyricalbanditdalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 66,474 Regulator
    Aren't the Xmas shows done over seas for the troops ?
  • TheBoyRoTheBoyRo Posts: 12,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Aren't the Xmas shows done over seas for the troops ?

    Prerecorded usually. Either tribute to the troops or an episode they taped the week before
  • BlueIceBransonBlueIceBranson Some Alternate UniversePosts: 426 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I guess I'll be spending my Christmas with the wwe lol
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  • VIBEVIBE Posts: 53,308 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The Undisputed Era

    the name of the new Adam cole stable
    TheBoyRoMeester
  • TheBoyRoTheBoyRo Posts: 12,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    VIBE wrote: »
    The Undisputed Era

    the name of the new Adam cole stable

    silverfoxxMeester
  • silverfoxxsilverfoxx Posts: 11,313 ✭✭✭✭✭
    VIBE wrote: »
    The Undisputed Era

    the name of the new Adam cole stable

    Dope name
    MeesterTheBoyRoeternal soldier
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