Slammiversary

GFW/Impact Wrestling presented Slammiversary last night in Orlando, the company’s first major PPV event since the Anthem takeover and reintroduction of Jeff Jarrett.

Here are some news and notes from the PPV courtesy of PWInsider.com.

* Newly unified World Champion Alberto El Patron cut a promo after the show went off the air, shaking the hand of Lashley and knocking WWE. El Patron noted he had been wrestling for 19 years for many companies and that he would be happy to fight Lashley again because they were fighters and not “f*cking sports entertainers.” The Spotlight on Facebook posted a clip of the promo that you can view below.

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* WWE star Paige, who is engaged to Alberto El Patron, attended the PPV last night and sat in the front row wearing a lucha mask. Twitter users were able to snap some photos of her sitting at ringside during the main event.

* In an interview with PWInsider, Jeff Jarrett made it very clear that while the weekly television show will continue to carry the Impact name, the company going forward will rebrand as Global Force Wrestling. Anthem reportedly ordered new championship titles and will likely introduce them at TV tapings this week in Orlando.

* The company reportedly turned away “the largest amount of fans” in many years from last night’s PPV at Universal Studios.

* Bruce Prichard did not attend the PPV due to a family matter.

* Jeremy Borash suffered in the range of 25-35 puncture wounds on his palms and wrists after doing a splash off the top rope over Josh Mathews onto thumbtacks.

* As of now, Borash and Mathews will be returning to the commentary team. Don West and Robert Flores were highly praised for commentary last night at the PPV.

10 COMMENTS

  1. So they turned away 99 fans? Oh and also, I’m really tired of hearing about Paige. No one needs to track her every move. It’s not like everyone’s waiting for her to come back.

  2. so the company will be called GFW but the shows name will remain Impact. nice to see they kept the shows name separate from the companies name.

  3. Alberto, what a tosser. Be indie, be real and be hardcore but it won’t make money and draw. Networks won’t sign a deal with anything but a pg output. Fact.
    GFR and their new champ at its worst, it wasn’t even a work or will enhance, just bitter and resentful. P45 for Paige.

  4. Actually they turned away hundreds. My Reports were near a Thousand. I was fortunate to get in the show, i was about 300 people behind the front of the line as they were already packed and i only got in because of a connection getting me in

  5. I was just being funny, but if that’s true it’s good news. Maybe they can get back on Spike TV because no one has POp.

  6. I honestly believe they will. Think about it, their Contract with POP ends this year and they got back on Spike for the UK. So they are already in talks with Spike obviously and there is no way they are not talking about the idea for the end of the year. It will be seen as a resurgence and more importantly a rebuilding of their reputation in some ways

    Loose comparison: In WWI, Churchill was in Charge of the British Navy, He created the Gallipoli Campaign and it failed horribly and he was relieved of duties. He had to go to War for the Army and be in combat and then spend the next 2 decades rebuilding himself just to get the job back in charge of the Navy and then becomes Prime Minister. (I was a History Major in College lol)

    Its a very loose comparison but my point is it can be seen as a complete circle of events that ends them back at where they were before when on Spike, biggest difference is they learned from their mistakes, ie firing Russo and Dixie.

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