Earlier this week, we brought you the announcement that Jeff Jarrett was teaming up with one of the men behind the reality television hit The Biggest Loser to executive produce his new promotion, Global Force Wrestling.
The Hollywood Reporter has an interview with that man, Dave Broome, that provides a few glimpses into how he sees the new effort being different than current pro wrestling offerings, and what GFW could end up looking like by the time it lands on your television or internet-enabled device.
Broome starts with a sound bite that he is probably getting ready to use on the networks and other distribution partners, "Wrestling pulls in massive numbers, has a huge fan base and networks are realizing that it's great entertainment."
The rest of the interview and article probably won't do much to excite the hardcore pro wrestling fan.
After mentioning that Broome and Jarrett are shopping live and live-to-tape matches, as well as "unscripted fare" to networks, and that the 25/7 head's deal with GFW includes "reality fare", the man behind The Biggest Loser explains a little bit more about his vision for a pro wrestling show:
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.
More promising to the wrestling fan, the promotion boasts that they have already lined up more than 500 performers, with more deals to be announced. Unless Toby Keith has really written the Jarretts a blank check, one would have to imagine that many of those performers are working with international or independent organizations with whom GFW will partner. Jeff has a long relationship with AAA in Mexico, and was involved in TNA's Ring Ka King show which aired in India. The 'Global' scope of the new company could expose the United States viewing audience to a wide array of new talent that they don't get on WWE or TNA.
Even with their "match after match after match".
What do you think Cagesiders? Does the kind of show Dave Broome is describing do much for you? What about the prospect of a huge, international roster of talent?