Jeff Jarrett is asked about the GFW titles, and he says Don West was going to help him sell his leftover merchandise.
In 2014, Jarrett, the co-founder and former president of TNA, launched Global Force Wrestling. The company later merged with TNA in 2017, as Jarrett returned to the former promotion in an executive role. Jarrett then left the company again and started promoting more GFW events, but the company has been dormant since 2018.
Speaking on his My World with Jeff Jarrett podcast, the WWE Hall of Famer was asked whether he owns any assets from GFW and where the titles wound up. Jarrett stated that Anthem Sports & Entertainment is still in possession of some of the titles, but he thinks he has the NEX*GEN Championship.
“The heavyweight and tag, in the failed merger, were utilized. Where that actual belt would be, it’s in Anthem’s possession. Where exactly, I have no idea. That was a part of that discovery that was never uncovered. The NEX GEN belt, I have, I think. So the women’s belt I think is with Anthem as well. So that’s assets. Remember last week, we talked about merch? Karen reminded me. ‘Yes, Jeff. We’ve got pictures. Not a ton, so we’ve got to do something fun with that.’ It’ll make Karen happy to get it out of storage because we moved it from one place," Jarrett said.
Jarrett then recalled how Don West, who had been a vital member of the TNA team for years, was going to help him sell his GFW merchandise before he passed away. He described how they had a few conversations, and West, ever the salesman, had some ideas that would have helped Jarrett get rid of the items.
"Before his passing, me and Don West had a couple of different conversations. He literally was like, ‘Dude, are you kidding me?’ He said, ‘You think you can find some action shots? All your current stuff? That’s kind of part of your history. It’s kind of this and that.’ He goes, ‘Yeah, we can bundle this. How many shirts do you really have?’ I said, ‘Don, maybe four or five. It’s very limited.’ He said, ‘I can get on camera…’ I said everything I own, of GFW merch, that you can get in one camera shot.’ He said, ‘Well, then there you go. That is the limited amount,’ but he said we can package up a couple different things. At the time, the action figure that came out…Don went into this whole shtick that we could, kind of the baseball, have some surprises. Anyway, look, there’s half a box of brown bag stuff. Anyway, Conrad, you’re going to give me your best Don West thinking cap, and we’ll figure it out," Jarrett said.
West famously sold merchandise and baseball cards over the years, so it's only fitting that he would have helped Jarrett sell his stuff.
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