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.
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.
This is my last week at AXS TV after 11 amazing years. Proud of all that we accomplished, blessed to have worked with so many wonderful people, and excited for the next adventure.
— Adam Swift (@AdamMSwift) September 10, 2019