It’s been well over 14 years since John “Bradshaw” Layfield was the WWE Champion (and the longest reigning Smackdown World Champion in History). This week, AJ Styles beat JBL’s record. Here are some comments from AJ.
Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Wrestling’s parent company, Global Force Entertainment, Inc. have sued Impact Wrestling and Anthem Sports & Entertainment for many claims, including copyright infringement.
PWInisder has an incredible breakdown of all the claims Jarrett is making toward IMPACT Wrestling, so we won’t go into details of the lawsuit. However, there a ton of allegations being made.
Jarrett is essentially claiming that Anthem Sports offered him an opportunity to merge IMPACT Wrestling and Global Force Entertainment (and by default, Global Force Wrestling) together in exchange for ownership in Anthem Sports and to become the Chief Creative Officer of Anthem Sport’s new company “Anthem Wrestling”, which would be running IMPACT Wrestling.
Jarrett and Anthem agreed to the merger in 2016, Jarrett joined Anthem in early 2017, and in July of 2017, the merger was made public. IMPACT Wrestling was then branded Global Force Wrestling Presents: Impact Wrestling and Jarrett was an minority owner of Anthem Wrestling and CCO.
In September 2017, Jarrett was placed on leave and eventually terminated from Anthem Sports & Impact Wrestling. Jarrett
Impact Wrestling has responded to the lawsuit by removing GFW branded content from their website and e-commerce site. IMPACT has not commented on the lawsuit while Jarrett’s legal representation has released the following statement to PWInsider:
“Mr. Jarrett does not have a comment on this case but we look forward to our day in court before the jury.”PWInsider.com
MultiMediamouth.com will be following this closely.
Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Enzo Amore, says he will never wrestle again. Amore spoke with TMZ Sports and straight up said that there wasn’t enough money in the world to step back into the ring.
The TMZ reporter was talking about the recent popularity of Youtube stars boxing and fighting on Youtube for streams. Amore then said the only fight he would do is in a Creed movie.
IMPACT Wrestling got a ton of positive reviews from their Slammiversary show last weekend. The good news continues as they are seeing an increase in viewership for the July 26, 2018 edition of IMPACT. They were able to get 299,000 people to tune in to the show, up from 275,000 last week.
IMPACT needs to keep the momentum going.
IMPACT Wrestling announced they sold out Slammiversary.
Slammiversary THIS SUNDAY is officially SOLD OUT!
We absolutely cannot wait for a jam packed crowd in The Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto LIVE on PPV and @FiteTV!
This is good news for IMPACT Wrestling.
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Jeff Jarrett: Ain’t He Great! Tour set to debut live on FITE TV on July 25
July 11, 2018
NEW YORK – Jeff Jarrett’s one-man show from Sheffield, England, as part of his “Ain’t He Great!” Tour, will air live at 8:15 p.m. UK Time/3:15 p.m. EDT on July 25 on FITE TV, the premium digital streaming network and Global Force Entertainment jointly announced on Wednesday.
The recent WWE Hall of Fame inductee takes to the stage at the Sheffield Theatre to talk through his legendary career, focusing on some of the most controversial moments in wrestling history including WWF, WCW, AAA and the creation of TNA. Jarrett not only will give fans the inside story about his 30-plus years in the business, but he will take questions from fans in attendance as well as through the Chat feature on the live presentation on FITE.
FITE is available as a free mobile app on iOs and Android mobile devices, on the web at www.FITE.tv and on Roku, Apple TV and Android TV boxes. Its programming content features pro wrestling, boxing, MMA and kickboxing.
The Jeff Jarrett: Ain’t He Great! Tour will be hosted by “Inside The Ropes” host Kenny McIntosh, the preeminent authority on all things wrestling. The tour is promoted locally in the United Kingdom by Hooked on Events with Event Merchandise handling the official merchandiser responsibilities.
“I’m thrilled and a little nervous about this tour,” Jarrett said. “I have never had an opportunity like this to spend this kind of time with my fans telling them the stories behind my career. I’m sure there will be a lot of emotions dredged up on this tour, but this should be a lot of fun.”
McIntosh expects the event to be no holds barred.
“Jeff Jarrett is one of those rare breeds in wrestling. Rising from his father’s shadow to achieve fame as a successful international superstar to promoter trying to challenge the system,” McIntosh said. “His story is untold. There’s no bigger excitement than trying to graze the surface of, genuinely, one of the most fascinating stories in pro wrestling history.”
FITE and GFE announced on Monday through their collaboration that FITE will be the home for Starrcast, the mega-podcast event in connection with the “All In” wrestling event outside Chicago in September.
“We are excited to be the exclusive home for Jeff’s show. Through the FITE platform fans will have the opportunity to hear behind-the-scenes stories from Jeff’s wrestling world and also have a totally interactive experience,” FITE COO Michael Weber said. “This is another great exclusive event that Jeff has created through his Global Force Entertainment organization for FITE.”
Check out IMPACT Wrestling Champion try to out dance new comer Rich Swann.
Watch the preview released by WWE showcasing the return of the Hardy Boys.
IMPACT Wrestling’s audience drops by 90,000 viewers. They drew in 236,000 on May 24, 2018. The week before 325,000 viewers.
FITE AND GLOBAL FORCE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP FOR CONTENT DEVELOPMENT
May 24th, 2018 – New York – Today FITE TV and Global Force Entertainment (GFE) announced their partnership for GFE to develop sports and entertainment programming for the FITE combat sports platform. FITE is the premium digital network for live streaming of combat sports on a global basis.
Global Force Entertainment, led by industry veteran Jeff Jarrett, a recent inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, has been an innovator in the development of professional wrestling content starting with the launch of Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling (TNA) in 2002. Jarrett, a third generation wrestling promoter, was born into the business learning from his father and grandmother the ins and outs of bringing live wrestling events to market using the latest technology available.
FITE currently has over 750,000 registered users for its programming that features Pro Wrestling, Boxing, MMA and Kickboxing. Since its launch in February of 2016, FITE has presented over 1000 live events from around the globe. Additionally, FITE has over 7500 hours of Video on Demand content available to its dedicated viewers. FITE is available as mobile app on iOs and Android mobile devices, on the web at www.FITE.tv and on the Roku, Apple TV and Android boxes.
In the relationship, GFE will be developing and acquiring wrestling events and ancillary wrestling programming for the FITE digital television platform. Additionally, GFE is working with Flipps Media Inc, (FITE’s parent company) to develop non-combat sports programming for a to-be-determined digital platform using the “best in class” streaming technology developed by Flipps.
“FITE has a long standing relationship with Jeff Jarrett dating back to the first ever live PPV event on the digital platform, NJPW WrestleKingdom 9”, said Michael Weber, FITE COO. “Currently we are working with Jeff on some very exciting programming for FITE that we will be announcing over the summer that help us to continue to be the number one digital platform for combat sports”.
“Currently FITE airs programming originating from over 30 different countries in the world for over 300 different live event promotions,” said Global Force Entertainment CEO, Jeff Jarrett. “FITE TV is the future of how fans will be watching their favorite combat sports programing. This is the right place for GFE programing.”
FITE brings premium combat sports programming to MMA, Boxing, Kickboxing and Pro Wrestling fans to watch live on every device.
FITE proprietary cast-to-TV technology enables users to livestream instantly to over 350M connected TVs around the world with just their phones. The free-to-download mobile app works with any Wi-Fi connected television as well as streaming devices such as Chromecast, Playstation, Xbox, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. FITE programming is also available at www.FITE.tv and on the Apple TV, Roku and Android set top boxes.
FITE is a product of Flipps Media Inc, the digital entertainment company with patented technology for instant tap-to-TV streaming.
About Global Force Entertainment
The Nashville based, Global Force Entertainment (GFE) was founded in 2014 by WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling veteran Jeff Jarrett. GFE specializes in developing and acquiring events that take place in non-traditional settings featuring the stars from the pro wrestling and music world. For more information go to GlobalForceEntertainment.com.
Commentary: Jeff Jarrett is back at it again with the Global Force brand. I find it interesting that he isn’t using GFW anymore. That could be one of two things. Either it’s a strategic move into a broader field of developing entertainment properties and he’s done trying to run a wrestling promotion, or the rumors are true that Anthem Sports & Entertainment acquired the right to use GFW.
Either way, this is an interesting move for Jarrett. Jarrett had good luck in the early 2010s with Ra Ka King, an Indian based TNA Wrestling spin-off promotion. I would like to see what Jarrett does with the deal and what comes of GFW.
On a side note for Jarrett, he’s going on tour with the Ain’t He Great tour!