Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso Responds To GFW VP Kevin Sullivan’s Criticism Of His Journalism

This past Friday’s episode of WZ Daily featured Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso as the co-host.

Justin went in-depth during his appearance about the report he released for Sports Illustrated earlier this week regarding the backstage creative and financial turmoil currently going on in GFW.

Justin also responded to GFW VP of Production Kevin Sullivan’s recent tweets criticizing his journalism.

You can listen to Justin’s response to Sullivan in the embedded player at the top of this post. Some of Justin’s response has been transcribed below.

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JB: I think it’s important to note that I do not wish ill upon Global Force Wrestling/TNA/Impact. I think that from some of the tweets I received people didn’t necessarily read the entire story. I am not hoping or rooting for anyone to fail. People’s lives and livelihoods are at stake and I totally get that. I respect the small group of fans and readers who have been very pro-GFW. I think that’s great. If you are a fan of something and you are devoted to it you should support it and defend it. I’d say on my side that everything was well reported. Everything that I reported had multiple sources from close within Anthem. People who have just worked with them. I have plenty of sources from inside and out and I wouldn’t run a story of that magnitude if I wasn’t confident in the facts behind it. I also tried to write that story, believe it or not, with a lot of compassion. Again, if people don’t notice it, whatever. There’s a lot personally at stake and I didn’t want to focus on personal problems of the people that were let go. I tried to focus on the company as a whole and I honestly think, time will tell, if you truly believe that Global Force is in good standing then time will prove that. We’ll see, from everything I have been told by multiple sources it’s the complete opposite. I think there are so many issues that that story touches on.

The WZ Daily is released Monday-Friday around Noon EST via WrestleZone Radio on iTunes or WZ’s channel on Eric Bischoff’s!

Monday’s episode will feature 101WKQX’s Kevin Kellam as the co-host as well as a special interview with MLW One-Shot’s Jeff Cobb.

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Friday’s episode of WZ Daily is hosted by Nick Hausman and features Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso as his co-host.

The pro wrestling news topics that Nick & Justin discuss include:

  • Justin’s article from earlier this week regarding the backstage creative and financial pitfalls currently going on in GFW
  • GFW VP Kevin Sullivan’s critical comments about Justin’s article
  • The current GFW creative team
  • Samoa Joe’s injury and plans once he returns

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Check out this other great audio content from WrestleZone Radio that’s already been released this week in the embedded players below: