Report: IMPACT Wrestling Admits To Deleting GFW Master Tapes

An update on the lawsuit between Jeff Jarrett and Anthem.

PWInsider reports that Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Entertainment filed a second amended lawsuit against IMPACT Wrestling and its parent company Anthem on Feb. 22. The lawsuit was brought on by IMPACT's admission that they have deleted the master tapes of the 16-hours of Global Force Wrestling Amped!

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Jarrett and GFE hit Anthem with a copyright infringement lawsuit in August 2018 over the use of the GFW Amped series and Jarrett's likeness. In response to the lawsuit, Anthem wrote, "The sixteen one-hour Episodes of Global Force Wrestling Amped content sought in this question no longer exist. It was deleted in the normal course of business, long prior to the onset of this litigation, in order to free up storage space on Anthem Wrestling's systems"

GFE & Jarrett have valued each of the 16 hours of TV footage at $300,000 per episode. They allege losses worth $4.8 million connected to the loss of the masters.

GFE and Jarrett are seeking damages and are now also seeking a ruling that IMPACT Wrestling's trademark on his name be canceled and returned to him

You can find previous updates on the ongoing legal battle between the two parties here.

A jury trial date of June 30, 2020 has been set in the case.

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