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GFW News: Global Force Wrestling Network is already up and experiencing problems

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6.82K   //    13 Sep 2017, 23:51 IST

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The GFW Network is live

What's the story?

Global Force Wrestling really needs to make some money and for $5.99 a month fans can get access to the GFW Network and the company's past library. However, it appears that all the pages on the GFW Network are password protected, which means that no one can address the content.

In case you didn't know...

Global Force Wrestling has been through a few incarnations since starting out as TNA in 2002. They've taken on the name Impact Wrestling wrestling in the interim period and hosted some of the biggest names from the Modern Era of pro wrestling in the process.

But with Anthem Sports acquiring the company, they expect to make some money. The bad part is that Impact Wrestling is still rebuilding themselves and it might be some time before a profit can be achieved.

The heart of the matter

GFW recently announced the Global Force Wrestling Network would launch soon. This network won't include the newest live PPVs, but it will give fans a discounted price for live PPVs as well as merchandise. It will also feature content from every era of TNA/Impact Wrestling/GFW so far.

The GFW Network officially launched on Tuesday night, but it appears as though they're already hitting some pretty big snags. For one thing, all of the pages under the address are password protected and restricted. Therefore, nobody can view the content.

It could be possible that this link leaked out before GFW was truly ready to unveil it because there was no mention of its launch on social media or the official GFW website yet.

But the website does feature a video of Josh Mathews hyping the libraries of content which will be available on the new streaming service including One Night Only events, past Impact Wrestling episodes, two seasons of British Bootcamp, the TNA Legends series, the TNA Greatest Matches series, and the Unfinished Business pay-per-views.

What's next?

Hopefully, GFW will be able to fix these issues so fans can enjoy their service. They have plenty of people who still support their efforts. They just need to figure out a way to service that fan base.

Author's take

When I first heard about the GFW Network it was quite an eye-rolling experience. But it really makes sense. They needed to eventually realize the value in their library of content. After all, they hold the rights to the last ten years of Kurt Ange's career not to mention a decade of AJ Styles, and plenty of epic matches featuring The Hardys, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode, and many more.

WWE fans might be interested in this kind of service just so they can see where some of their favourite current Superstars came from. Now GFW just needs to make it work so they can take people's money.


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