The situation with Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Wrestling gets deeper, the company could be in familiar territory.
Last night, Global Force Wrestling issued a statement that Chief Creative Officer Jeff Jarrett would be stepping away from the company for a leave of absence due to personal reasons. Fightful.com learned that Jarrett had fallen out of favor with Anthem Sports' Ed Nordholm.
Sports Illustrated's Justin Barrasso reports that Global Force Wrestling is losing money at a rapid rate, which has Anthem ready to sell the company. This after just last year Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan was blocked from owning the company.
We spoke to more within GFW/Impact this morning who said that Ed Nordholm treated Global Force Wrestling as a "flavor of the year," and that he treated it like running a computer game. A wrestler who debuted this year said that the giant roster turnover was a red flag to them, and that they never saw GFW as a long term place of employment once their first set of tapings were complete.
When I reached out to another name he said "I don't care anymore. Whatever," and sent a shrugging emoji.
All of this while word is that Anthem never officially acquired the Global Force Wrestling name, which belongs to Jarrett as of now. The issue could put the company in line for another rebranding.
Fightful.com will discuss the story on this afternoon's List and Ya Boy Podcast at 3 PM EST.