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Тема за >новата Global Force Wrestling федерация на Jeff & Karen Jarrett. Всички нови развития ще се пускат тук.

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The Hollywood Reporter said:

 

'Biggest Loser' Creator to Bring New Wrestling Venture to TV

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Dave Broome's 25/7 Productions is teaming with Jeff Jarrett's new Global Force Wrestling to produce new live events as well as unscripted series.

Broome and his 25/7 Productions banner is teaming with Jeff Jarrett's new wrestling venture Global Force Wrestling to executive produce new matches as well as unscripted programming, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Jarrett founded TNA Wrestling, which has aired on Spike TV for years. He's a third-generation wrestling promoter and an executive producer who has produced shows for Fox Sports, Spike and Endemol. He and his wife, Karen, have been laying the foundation for GFW since January, when their efforts -- along with country singer Toby Keith -- to buy TNA fizzled.(It's unclear what involvement, if any Keith will have with the new league.)

The new Global Force Wrestling league, which already has more than 500 performers in its database with additional announcements planned as more deals are finalized, will see Jarrett again bring wrestling to the small screen. Jarrett is considered to be wrestling's second-most-well-known promoter behind Vince McMahon.

GFW will compete with WWE and TNA, with Jarrett and Broome currently shopping TV rights to matches -- which will air both live and live-to-tape -- as well as unscripted fare. So far, Broome tells THR, interest has been high from both major broadcast and cable networks for the new league. The duo is currently meeting with network executives on both the East and West Coast as they shop the league and its likely lucrative TV rights.

"Wrestling pulls in massive numbers, has a huge fan base and networks are realizing that it's great entertainment," he tells THR.

Broome said the plan is to have new GFW content on the air 52 weeks per year as the upstart league looks to compete with more well-known TNA and WWE. The producer behind such live events including NBC's Tsunami AID: A Concert of Hope says GFW will cater to a worldwide audience and feature both well-known wrestlers as well as the best up-and-comers from all over the world.

Broome's deal -- which was set in motion before his overall pact with Sony Pictures Television -- will include live events, unscripted and reality fare.

"It just won't be a bunch of wrestling matches; we have exciting announcements to come. TNA or WWE right now is match after match after match. Global Force Wrestling is not going to do that. There will be matches but there will be a lot more and a lot more variety placed into the actual events that will be really innovative and fresh," he says.

"We're excited to enter this journey with a group as talented as Dave Broome and 25/7," GFW founder Jarrett said. "They've achieved some great things over the past decade and we feel like they can lend a unique perspective both in and out of the ring."

In addition to The Biggest Loser, which is now in its 15th season on NBC and is broadcast in more than 90 countries around the world, Broome's credits also include digital series for AOL and a sports documentary for Netflix.

 

Междувременно, интервю с Jeff Jarrett:

 

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Jeff Jarrett thinks Global with new pro wrestling group

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Betting that the professional wrestling business is on the brink of another boom, industry veteran Jeff Jarrett is launching a new Nashville-based promotion called Global Force Wrestling.

Jarrett, who lives in Hendersonville and graduated from Goodpasture High School, boasts a long, successful professional wrestling resume. He had multiple tours with the WWE, the international industry leader, and co-founded Nashville-based TNA in 2002.

Though Jarrett offered few details about Global Force Wrestling, which he launched with his wife, Karen Jarrett, he said he believes professional wrestling is due for growth similar to what the industry saw during the so-called Attitude Era of the late 1990s.

"Our world is getting so much smaller with technology and we live off our phones, so information is shared instantaneously," Jarrett said. "That's right up wrestling fans' alley, so they can swap stories from around the world.

"Wrestling, I wouldn't say it left mainstream over the last 10 years, but it certainly wasn't as prominent as it was in the late '90s. I think it's really about ready to step back into the mainstream."

Internet rumors tied Jarrett's new venture to country music stars, specifically Toby Keith, as possible investors. Jarrett said he couldn't comment on potential investors. He also said it was too soon to talk about broadcast partnerships and in-ring talent. His Twitter feed indicates Jarrett has taken meetings around the country, including unspecified meet-ups in Los Angeles last week.

But he did acknowledge the company would be more than a regional promotion. As its name indicates, Global Force Wrestling will look to draw fans beyond the United States and will have "strategic relationships" around the world, Jarrett said.

"Wrestling is a form of entertainment that translates globally and it always has," Jarrett said. "The American wrestler has been traveling to Japan since the '60s. All through Mexico professional wrestling has been very big — it's huge in Germany. It's taken on a new life in India.

"So language has never been an issue or a barrier in professional wrestling, which is a great thing. Everybody can understand professional wrestling."

Jarrett has deep family ties to the professional wrestling business and to Nashville. His grandmother sold wrestling tickets as a second job in the 1940s, and his father, Jerry Jarrett, was a prominent wrestler and promoter. Jarrett was a star athlete at Goodpasture and played basketball briefly at Aquinas College before turning to the family business.

Jarrett began wrestling in 1986 and climbed his way through the ranks. He was a leading wrestler for the WWE in the 1990s when the industry experienced its last boom.

"I've been in the business my entire life, actively wrestling for 28 years, and I couldn't be more excited today than I've ever been," Jarrett said. "The potential is there. It's a great time to be in it, and this is truly fun."

In 2002 Jarrett helped launch TNA, which is headquartered in Cummins Station in downtown Nashville. He said he remains the largest shareholder in the company, but has no input on the daily operation of TNA. Jarrett said he didn't believe it was a conflict to start a new promotion while still invested in TNA.

A TNA spokeswoman confirmed Jarrett's investment in the company, but declined to comment about Global Force Wrestling.

About Global Force Wrestling:

• Will be headquartered in Nashville

• Founded by pro wrestling veteran Jeff Jarrett and his wife, Karen Jarrett

• Will have an international focus

• News about in-ring talent, investors and broadcast partners to be released in the coming weeks

 

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Като се изсраха на труда му в предишната му федерация и я направиха бунище е резонно да има желание за нова. Жив и здрав да е, ама тука гледамЕ само WWE.  :beer:

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Това лого ми избожда очите. В годините на семплите, изчистени, но крайно стилни логота, които да се набиват в съзнанието на зрителя, да пробуташ лого, което сякаш е правено за EWR е... несериозно някак. И TNA години наред имат някои проблеми що се отнася до рекламирането на продукта си (визирам противните им постери), сега и GFW с подобен проблем. Radox е правил по-хубави картинки за ППВ-тата на е-феда...

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Логото е пълен шит наистина, но де да беше само това проблема... Global Force Wrestling въобще не звучи като нещо голямо и много трудно ще привлече обикновения зрител. Честно, това име все едно някой третокласник го e измислил. Ок има я думичката "wrestling", което е най важното, но можеше да е къде къде по-добре. Например с имена като Global Wrestling Championship или Global Wrestling Federation обикновения зрител може да си представи нещо голямо и сериозно, а не просто поредната indy федерация. Btw "TNA" е същия боклук като име на кеч компания, която иска да е номер едно в бизнеса.

Така или иначе стискам палци да Jarrett да ни предостави свежа алтернатива чисто като продукт, то е ясно че не може да очакваме чудеса от първия ден.

Ф.Н.Н.В.Ф.З.В.В.П.Н.Б.Р.С.

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АА, Kaz & Daniels, Carlito и Steiner звучат доста добре, като за начало, но като цяло през 2014 да развиваш кеч компания на мейнстрийм ниво звучи повече от абсурдно. На JJ задачата му не е да гони останалите топ 3 федерации, а да успее по някакъв начин да превъплати магията на TNA от 2005-2007 с безбройните гимик мачове и качествен wrestling. Ако успее да дръпне и AJ след run-а му в Япония, смятам че една постоянна и активна смарк аудитория би трябвало да има. Логото и името не е от чак толкова голямо значение според мен.

На мен ми е чудно кой е човекът с парите понеже не съм чел много-много

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NASCAR PERSONALITY JOINS GFW BOARD OF DIRECTOR

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Global Force Wrestling is pleased to welcome former NASCAR driver and current Fox Sports NASCAR analyst Hermie Sadler to its Board of Directors.

Sadler, who turns 45 later this week, is a lifelong wrestling fan who also has promoted live wrestling events. A 1991 graduate of the University of North Carolina, he was the 1993 Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year. Sadler has a diverse portfolio away from the race track, including restaurants, finance companies and franchises.

“I’ve been excited from the moment I heard the vision of GFW, and I know fans are, too,” Sadler said. “Not only am I looking forward to serving on the board but to helping foster a relationship between the fan bases of GFW and NASCAR and watching them interact.”

Jeff Jarrett, the CEO of GFW and a 12-time world champion, and his wife, Karen, have continued their travels around the world laying the groundwork for Global Force Wrestling.

“Hermie and I have been friends for more than 20 years,” Jarrett said. “Yes, he has been a great driver for years, but I have always admired him for his business acumen. He also fits with GFW because he understands the importance of fan interaction as clearly all of NASCAR does.

“Hermie is a dedicated family man, and Karen and I and everyone at GFW could not be happier to have him on the board.”

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GFW REACHES AGREEMENT WITH TOP MEXICAN PROMOTION

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Global Force Wrestling has reached a partnership agreement with AAA, the top wrestling promotion in Mexico for more than 20 years.

The companies will exchange talent for events in both the United States and Mexico. AAA started in 1992 and quickly became the most exciting professional wrestling promotion in Mexico.

“AAA is happy to continue our relationship with Jeff Jarrett and now with his newly formed wrestling promotion Global Force Wrestling,” said Dorian Roldan, executive vice president of AAA. “I believe it’s imperative that wrestling organizations have talent exchanges because it’s good for the industry and wrestling fans around the world. It exposes them to different talent and different styles that will bring a unique perspective to GFW.”

Jarrett, the founder and CEO of GFW, and his wife, Karen, have regularly appeared in AAA and have headlined their signature event TripleMania.

“I’ve had a working relationship with the family that owns AAA for the past 10-plus years,” Jarrett said. “Karen and I have seen firsthand the passion of the wrestling fans throughout Mexico.

“This is exactly what Global Force Wrestling is about. We’re thrilled to share the AAA brand as part of our mission to span the globe to find the absolute best talent. We promise to immerse our fans in a wrestling promotion that is constantly evolving, constantly striving to be innovative and interactive.”

GFW already has announced a partnership with 25/7 Productions and David Broome, the creator of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” and the promotion has several more key announcements planned for the coming weeks.

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GFW Fantasy Draft 2014

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All right, GFW fans. Here’s your chance to get involved. We want your input. We know you’ve already been thinking about the possibilities:

“What if (insert name here) joins the Force?”

The NFL draft starts Thursday, but the Global Force Wrestling fantasy draft starts on Monday. Put on your general manager hat and put together a list of five wrestlers, four male and one female, that you would make your top picks. Post your list on our Facebook page or on Twitter using the hashtag #GFWGM.

The only other instruction besides four men and one woman is to confine your choices to independent wrestlers.

The GFW Fantasy Draft 2014 runs through Sunday, May 11, which coincides with the final day of the NFL Draft.

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GFW и IGF?

Great lunch meeting today with Simon Inoki discussing some potential GFW business...

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CANADA TO HOST FIRST OFFICIAL GLOBAL FORCE TALENT SEARCH

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Global Force Wrestling will hit the road for its first official talent search and seminar, which will take place on June 1 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

GFW CEO and founder Jeff Jarrett knows well the great tradition of pro wrestling in Canada and the number of top stars the country has produced. He and Owen Hart of the legendary Hart Family were WWE tag team champions, and several Canadian stars made names for themselves while in Jarrett’s TNA promotion.

The seminar also will reunite Jarrett with renowned pro wrestling trainer Scott D’Amore, who will help conduct the event at the North American Sports and Hobby Expo inside the WFCU Centre. D’Amore brought Team Canada to TNA, and he also trained such current indie wrestling superstars as Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley, Petey Williams, Rhino and Tyson Dux.

“Professional wrestling is part of the DNA of Canada,” Jarrett said. “It felt like a natural not only to have our first official talent search there but to have it under the tutelage of Scott D’Amore, a longtime friend and as knowledgeable as anyone when it comes to discovering and fostering talent.

“Coupled with our partnership with Mexico’s AAA promotion, this is another key step in establishing the reach of Global Force Wrestling.”

Jarrett and D’Amore will evaluate the wrestlers in attendance as they engage in brief matches and cut promos.

“It’s an honor to have Global Force Wrestling bring its first talent search to my hometown,” D’Amore said. “Jeff Jarrett is a third-generation promoter, and he knows what he wants. He’s going to have high expectations. I know he will be relentless in his pursuit in finding the best undiscovered talent in the world.”

Wrestlers interested in attending the seminar should check globalforcewrestling.com/seminar for complete details.

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GFW & NJPW?

Great meeting with the Chairman of the Board, Naoki Sugabayashi, from New Japan Pro Wrestling...

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^ Преди малко на днешното NJPW iPPV беше обявено, че NJPW и GFW ще работят заедно занапред:

Ъпдейт - официално медийно изявление:

 

GFW REACHES AGREEMENT WITH NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING

Global Force Wrestling has reached a partnership agreement with New Japan Pro Wrestling, the top wrestling promotion in the Eastern Hemisphere.

The companies will exchange talent for events in both the United States and Japan. NJPW originated in 1972 under the auspices of Japanese wrestling legend Antonio Inoki. It's a globally recognized brand in the world of wrestling, and its attendance annually ranks among the best.

"New Japan Pro Wrestling is excited to align with Jeff Jarrett and his vision for Global Force Wrestling," said Naoki Sugabayashi, NJPW chairman of the board. "Our brand is well known in many parts of the world, and this is an opportunity for us not only to expand it but to bring our fans the very best in wrestling talent from the West."

Jarrett, the founder and CEO of GFW, is pleased to add this partnership to one already announced with top Mexican promotion AAA.

"What NJPW has done in the past 40 years speaks for itself," Jarrett said. "Several top American stars have appeared there through the years, including current IWGP heavyweight champion AJ Styles.

"To be able to share our talent in Japan is exciting, and to bring the top Japanese stars here will expose our fan base to another exciting style and terrific brand, just like AAA. Global Force Wrestling will do everything possible to put the best possible talent in front of its rabid fans."

GFW announced its partnership with AAA on April 29.

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GFW REACHES AGREEMENTS WITH EUROPEAN PROMOTIONS

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On the heels of partnership agreements with the top promotions in Japan and Mexico, Global Force Wrestling has formed an alliance with several of the top independent wrestling promotions throughout Europe, including the United Kingdom, Germany and Ireland.

Stepping forward to #JointheForce are

Revolution Pro Wrestling (www.revolutionprowrestling.com, covering south of England)

New Generation Wrestling (www.ngwuk.com, covering north of England)

Premier British Wrestling (www.pbwwrestling.com, covering Scotland)

Westside Xtreme Wrestling (www.wxw-wrestling.com, covering Germany)

Emerald Wrestling Promotions (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emerald-Wrestling-Promotions/100651866652805, covering Ireland).

“If you look through the history of pro wrestling you’ll find great talent from Europe woven throughout,” Global Force Wrestling founder and CEO Jeff Jarrett said. “We put the word ‘Global’ in this new brand, and we meant it. We believe fans want a wrestling promotion that brings something new and exciting and will engage them at every turn, and that’s what we’re going to do.”

Veteran wrestler Doug Williams, a multiple singles and tag team champion in his native England and in various U.S. promotions, has been instrumental in helping Global Force Wrestling put together this European alliance.

“I am very excited to be a part of the Force, and I really look forward to helping facilitate the relationships between GFW and these top independent wrestling promotions,” Williams said. “The European style will bring something a little different to the table, just as the other partners will. I can’t wait to see it all come together under one umbrella.”

GFW announced its partnership with Mexico’s AAA on April 29 and with New Japan Pro Wrestling on June 23.

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New Generation Wrestling са компанията, с която работя в Англия :D Страхотни новини!

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GFW Inks Partnership With South African Promotion

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Continuing to extend its reach, Global Force Wrestling has reached an agreement with yet another international partner.

Following partnerships with top promotions in Mexico, Japan and throughout Europe, GFW’s newest partnership is with World Wrestling Professionals out of South Africa, the biggest federation in the Southern Hemisphere. WWP puts on shows throughout Africa and India and has run TV shows in South Africa and India.

“I have spent a significant amount of time wrestling in India, so I know there is a passion for it there,” Jarrett said. “There’s potential to reach a huge audience in that part of the world, and we hope to tap into that in any way that we can. Our fans might be surprised at the talent WWP already has, as well.”

One of WWP’s biggest annual events will take place in South African in September.

“Jeff Jarrett is well known to fans in the Southern Hemisphere, so the opportunity to work with him and Global Force Wrestling is great for us,” said Mark Beale, the owner/promoter of WWP. “We certainly can see the potential for mutual benefit.”

GFW has announced partnership with Mexico’s AAA, New Japan Pro Wrestling and top promotions in the United Kingdom, Germany and Ireland.

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GFW ADDS PARTNERS DOWN UNDER

Global Force Wrestling has extended its borders again, this time reaching Australia and New Zealand. PWA Australia out of Sydney (www.pwaaustralia.com), WrestleClash out of Melbourne (www.wrestleclash.com.au), Riot City Wrestling out of Adelaide (www.riotcitywrestling.com), Explosive Pro Wrestling out of Perth (www.epwperth.com) and Impact Pro out of Auckland (www.impactprowrestling.co.nz) are the latest promotions worldwide to agree to partner with GFW. GFW now has partnerships in Mexico, Japan, England, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

“It seemed like a natural progression to reach out Down Under,” GFW founder and CEO Jeff Jarrett said. “Professional wrestling has a solid fan base throughout Australia and New Zealand, and we’re pleased to have an opportunity to bring that product to America.

“All of our agreements just go to show the popularity of wrestling around the world. Wherever you go you can find athletes putting on great shows for their dedicated fans.”

Australian native and international TV star Rove McManus is excited to see his mates #JointheForce.

“I have witnessed firsthand some of the fantastic talent we have Down Under, and I believe the time is right to start showing the world why they breed us Aussies tough” McManus said. “Some of the best entertainers in the world have learned their craft in Australia and I have no doubt we have some of the best professional wrestlers in the world right at our doorstep.”

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Може да е тъп въпрос, но понеже не съм много запознат - кога се очаква да видим шоу на GFW?

 

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^ Когато (ако) си намерят TV сделка.

Междувременно:

 

JEFF JARRETT JOINS THE BULLET CLUB AND SHOCKS NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING

Two weeks after the shocking turn of events, NJPW fans are still scratching their heads wondering what caused Jarrett to do what he did and what his actions mean to the GFW/NJPW partnership.

“I am still very excited about the future of Global Force Wrestling’s agreement with New Japan Pro Wrestling. This will be a mutually beneficial partnership for both organizations. And wrestling fans around the globe.” Jarrett said from his offices in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jarrett continued, “At the same time, I am a business man; and as a business man, it made all the sense in the world to align with the most powerful group in NJPW, the Bullet Club. They have all the gold, and with that gold comes power; something I am very familiar with!”

After joining the Bullet Club, Jarret is once again aligned with IWGP Heavyweight Champion, AJ Styles. “Jeff Jarrett is a very smart man! Jeff joining the Bullet Club was another brilliant decision on his part. Jeff and I have been very successful together in the past and we will continue to be very successful together in the future. The Bullet Club can’t be stopped. We’re number one with a bullet!”

When reached for comment NJPW Chairman, Naoki Sugabayashi, commented, “Were we surprised by Jarrett joining the Bullet Club? Yes, we were very surprised. Do we understand Jeff’s decision? No, we do not. However, the NJPW/GFW partnership is something that we believe in fully, and we look forward to showcasing NJPW to American wrestling fans, and showcasing GFW to Japanese wrestling fans.”

Hiroshi Tanahashi was the man at the center of the Bullet Club’s vicious attack at the Seibu Dome. Tanahashi reacted to Jarrett joining the Bullet Club by saying, “They ruined a huge moment for me at the G1 Climax Finals. The Bullet Club was a powerful force prior to Jeff Jarrett jumping on board. Now, they are even stronger. However, I have never backed down from a challenge; no matter how big or how strong. Quit is not in my vocabulary. I will get revenge on each member of the Bullet Club, if it’s the last thing I do!”

Stay with GlobalForceWrestling.com for the latest on this and other breaking news stories.

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Ново интервю с Jeff Jarrett, в което споделя какъв е плана за GFW титлата (и разправя общи приказки):

 

For the past several weeks, Jeff Jarrett, a former WWE intercontinental champion and the co-founder of TNA, has been scouting venues in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles for his new Global Force Wrestling (GFW) group while negotiating with sponsors and television networks. “Any network that’s lucky enough to land GFW,” he proclaims, “will hit the jackpot.”

Jarrett views the professional wrestling landscape as a limitless bounty.

“The business is as healthy as it’s been since the (regional) territory days,” he says. “The talent pool is there. If you go to an indie show, you might see two or three high-quality matches. You wouldn’t say that a few years ago. They just need the stage. I have a database with 500 talents throughout the world. I’m not talking about good talent. I’m saying there’s great talent out there.”

“I think there could be three, four or five wrestling promotions if each is unique.”

And he’d have no reticence about working with any of them. Jarrett says he has agreements in place with 13 wrestling organizations on five continents.

In Jarrett’s vision, GFW will have a touring champion - like Lou Thesz, Ric Flair, Harley Race and Jack Brisco in the NWA’s heyday - defending his prestigious title on shows for various promotions. “In WWE’s universe, nothing else exists,” he says. “We’re not going to do that.”

The plan is for GFW to partner with existing powerhouses like AAA and New Japan, a formula that apparently flourishes overseas. “The big main event, the big fight, works in boxing and UFC,” Jarrett says. “And we need to focus on that.”

In August, he attended the finals of New Japan’s G-1 tournament, which drew standing-room-only crowds and high-profile media coverage daily. Among the entrants: former TNA world heavyweight champion AJ Styles, ex-WWE wrestlers Shelton Benjamin and Doc Gallows (who previously wrestled as Festus and Luke Gallows, respectively) and Davey Boy Smith, Jr., son of the late British Bulldog.

Each night brought unexpected swerves and greater anticipation until Kazuchika Okada defeated Shinsuke Nakamura in a thrilling match that felt every bit as spectacular as any sport's season finale.

“Wrestling has been around even before television,” Jarrett says. “It’s Shakespeare to the masses. It’s Hollywood. It’s athleticism. It’s music. Putting all these things together is like producing a hit song. I mean, what makes a hit? Is it the singer or the song? It’s both.”

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Jeff Jarrett was in Baltimore, Maryland yesterday, meeting with Ring of Honor head Joe Koff. The nature of the meetings is currently unknown.

 

Jarrett's GFW company is scheduled to distribute the 1/4/15 NJPW Wrestle Kingdom Tokyo Dome event. ROH talents have been working NJPW tours, so it may have been in relation to whether ROH talents could appear on the 1/4 PPV or another matter entirely.

 

 

Sources close to Jeff Jarrett's Global Force Wrestling promotion, which is still seeking out television partners, say that the promotion is looking to Las Vegas as its likely TV taping home. The promotion is currently in negotiations with three different venues to partner with them to host potential TV tapings and live events.
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GFW To Present NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 9 On PPV In North America

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Global Force Wrestling is proud to announce that the first event under its banner will be in conjunction with New Japan Pro Wrestling and its Jan. 4 show from the Tokyo Dome.

“GFW Presents New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 9” will air live in North America at 2 a.m. ET on Jan. 4, which is 4 p.m. in Tokyo. The four-hour telecast also will air in primetime in North America at 7 p.m. ET on your pay-per-view provider, including DirecTV, Dish, AT&T U-verse, Comcast, Verizon Fios and all cable systems in the United States, and in Canada on Bell ExpressVu TV, Rogers, Shaw, Sasktel and Telus. Check your local listings for availability. The show also will be available on the “Flipps” app on iTunes or Android.

“Wrestle Kingdom 9” will be the 24th consecutive year for the Jan. 4 dome event, which kicks off the year in Japan and annually is the largest wrestling show in the world outside of the United States, drawing in excess of 40,000 fans.

“This is one of the great events on the wrestling calendar every year, and for GFW to have the opportunity to bring it to the American audience is an honor and a privilege,” GFW founder and CEO Jeff Jarrett said. “This event has a history that involves not only the greatest names in Japanese wrestling history but some of the greatest names in U.S. wrestling history.”

NJPW founder and wrestling icon Antonio Inoki has appeared on the Jan. 4 dome show five times. Other legends to appear include Hulk Hogan, Dusty Rhodes, Sting, the Steiner Brothers, Big Van Vader, Randy Savage, Brock Lesnar, the Great Muta, the Great Kabuki, Masahiro Chono and Riki Choshu.

This year’s card is headlined by an IGWP heavyweight title match between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kazuchika Okada. The Bullet Club, of which Jarrett is a member along with A.J. Styles and IWGP tag team champions Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows, is expected to appear on the show as well.

The show will be available in English and in Japanese via the second audio program (SAP) button on your TV. GFW will reveal the North American announcers for the event in the near future.

#JoinTheForce

#GFWJan4

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