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Major Layoffs In Anthem Sports-AXS TV Deal


As previously reported here on eWN, Anthem Sports had acquired a majority interest in AXS TV. In regards to professional wrestling AXS TV is where NJPW and WOW air in the United States. Also, Anthem Sports is the owner of Impact Wrestling.

Related: Anthem Sports Acquires Majority Interest In AXS TV

Reportedly, approximately 40 employees were layed off following this week’s partnership, according to The Wrap. This comes after the closure of their Dallas based offices. In addition to Dallas, the Los Angeles and Denver’s offices saw terminations this week. Sources are saying the number of terminations could be closer to 80 if you include the contractors, freelancers and consultants.

Adam Swift, the Vice President Of Business and Legal Affairs announced his departure from AXS TV after 11 years. It is noted that he was highly instrumental in facilitating the Ring Of Honor – HDNet deal in the past.

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