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    Jeff Jarrett on "leave" from GFW

    Looks like Jarrett is out on "personal leave" while he gets his shit together. I had heard rumors about him dealing with alcoholisms. GFW/TNA just can't catch a break. Sucks to be them.

    I reached out to Jarrett and no response. What do you guys think?

    As noted earlier on PWInsider.com, GFW Chief Creative Officer Jeff Jarrett has taken a "leave of absenc" 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" 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 then final tipping point appears to have been Triplemania, where Jarrett was obviously not in the best of shape when a few weeks ago, as he had put on weight and seemingly stumbled down the ring steps before wrestling for just a few minutes before journeying around ringside for a long time. That appearance led to a lot of people talking about whether Jarrett needed time off. 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 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 him following his 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 Hardy situation, was simply him 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 there was a belief among many that Nordholm simply didn't "get" the business, with one person using the example of the company going out of its way to bring in Alberto el Patron as a surprise by flying hithe wrem 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 he 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."
    There has been no decision made regarding any changes in creative direction and as of this writing, the 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.
    Interestingly, one source told PWInsider.com that the "GFW/Anthem merger" was "nowhere near as completed" as has been flouted publicly. 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.
    There's been a litany of reactions to Jarrett's exit. Those who he brought into the company are upset to see him go as he was well liked. Those who had their run-ins with Jarrett are obviously not as upset.
    Global Force Wrestling issued the following statement in regard to Jeff Jarrett taking an indefinite leave of absence from his duties for the company:"Effective immediately, Jeff Jarrett is taking an indefinite leave of absence from his position as Chief Creative Officer to focus on personal matters. Jeff will be available on a consultative basis as needed."
    PWInsider has learned that the decision was made today that Jarrett would be taking time off, just a few hours before the announcement was issued. It is still to be determined who will be taking care of his current duties.
    There had been creative plans for Jeff Jarrett to face Alberto El Patron at the Bound for Glory pay-per-view this November but obviously that may be out the window now.

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    Re: Jeff Jarrett on "leave" fro, GFW

    Seems like GFW is held together by paperclips at the moment.


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    Re: Jeff Jarrett on "leave" fro, GFW

    Not gonna make some snide comment about Jarrett - dealing with personal issues, whether it is the drink or something else, is important. But this company is a mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane McMahon View Post
    I reached out to Jarrett and no response.
    Yeah his user profile is down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darling Nicky View Post
    Yeah his user profile is down.
    I have his personal cell number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane McMahon View Post
    I have his personal cell number.
    Of all the bad decisions he's made, this is somehow the worst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaiZ-R View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darling Nicky View Post
    Of all the bad decisions he's made, this is somehow the worst.
    This killed me. Dead. Just dead.

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    Re: Jeff Jarrett on "leave" from GFW

    I hope Double J is okay he was on Creative and as a On-Air Personality and we really didn't get to see much of him since coming back outside of the little segments with American Top Team and Lashley. He's been pretty low key on TV, and I'm still shocked by this news, but I hope he comes back and everything goes well for him.

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    Re: Jeff Jarrett on "leave" from GFW

    I really hope this isn't over a power struggle and Anthem are not just flexing their muscles....either way the company needs Jeff and his creativity to help them thrive, so hopefully this won't be a long term absence whilst whatever it is gets sorted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    I really hope this isn't over a power struggle and Anthem are not just flexing their muscles....either way the company needs Jeff and his creativity to help them thrive, so hopefully this won't be a long term absence whilst whatever it is gets sorted.
    I agree he's been getting all these deals with other companies to exchange talent and he's the main reason why it happened. ^Yeah hopefully.

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    I have really enjoyed getting back into the produce recently. GFW needs Jarrett. This might have been his last shot. Maybe it's a work.

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    Re: Jeff Jarrett on "leave" from GFW

    Quote Originally Posted by Shane McMahon View Post
    I have his personal cell number.
    Guy takes leave for personal reasons and you call him for a scoop. Classy.

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    Re: Jeff Jarrett on "leave" from GFW

    He's just doing his job tbf...

    I'd be exactly the same.

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    Hope Jarrett can sort out his personal life.
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    Re: Jeff Jarrett on "leave" from GFW

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    I really hope this isn't over a power struggle and Anthem are not just flexing their muscles....either way the company needs Jeff and his creativity to help them thrive, so hopefully this won't be a long term absence whilst whatever it is gets sorted.
    Dunno if its true, but I read Jarrett owns all the GWF branding. So if Anthem was forcing him out, he could potentially pull their usage of his copyrights, dependent on what kind of agreements are in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Papa View Post
    Dunno if its true, but I read Jarrett owns all the GWF branding. So if Anthem was forcing him out, he could potentially pull their usage of his copyrights, dependent on what kind of agreements are in place.
    Yeah he still owns the GFW stuff....in more worrying news rumours are floating about that Anthem want to sell Impact Wrestling....so just when we think things are heading in the right direction this happens.....rumours are there's 3 interested parties...Billy Corgan, WWE & SBG.
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    Re: Jeff Jarrett on "leave" from GFW

    Didn't take them long. Really should've just opened up their own company.

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    Re: Jeff Jarrett on "leave" from GFW

    On TripleMania in his match he was clearly drunk off his ass so not surprising. A lot of rumors that this is just a cover story for him getting fired though. Because that would look a lot worse than him going to rehab for the president of your company. Big ups to Anthem if true.
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    Re: Jeff Jarrett on "leave" from GFW

    Anthem want rid already? Didn't take long.

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    Re: Jeff Jarrett on "leave" from GFW

    Not sure how much of that is true because they released a statement announcing their own version of the Network

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