The trio of Anthem Sports, Global Force Wrestling (GFW), and Impact Wrestling never seem to stay out of the spotlight for too long. If this were all a work, it would be some of the best marketing and promotion the company has ever done. The problem is, it doesn't appear to be a wrestling storyline.
After Jeff Jarrett was relieved of his duties as COO, it left a question of what will happen with the GFW brand. Recent speculation that GFW would be separating and staying with Jarrett appears to have been confirmed as Impact company officials told The Wrestling Observer that GFW branding will be phased out of the Impact product. A press release highlighting the upcoming Bound For Glory event in November made no mention of GFW, and was branded an Impact Wrestling show, which is owned and a division of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corporation.
This comes quickly after Anthem Sports partnered with GFW in an effort to remove TNA from the bill, and it also seems to signify that Jarrett's leave of absence may be much more permanent than initially thought.
It is unknown at this time what effect removing "Global" from the name will have on the newly launched Global Wrestling Network, but it does lend support to the notion that Anthem Sports looks to be giving operating Impact as a stand-alone company some credence. It has been speculated that one of the ideas is to make Impact a Canadian-based company. Moving them north would allow Impact to run out of the same location Anthem Sports head offices are located, and it gives some serious economic advantages to a company that is currently bleeding cash. It would be the final move to really separate Impact from TNA, GFW and anything associated with those two brands.
The Bound For Glory pay-per-view will be taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This will be a major sign of whether or not this idea will work.