It was shortly after WrestleMania last year that Jeff Jarrett announced his intentions to launch a new promotion. A name, Global Force Wrestling (GFW), a logo and a lot of YouTube videos followed. Partnerships were announced with companies big and small that explained the "global" part of the new brand - including Mexico's AAA and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
With the latter company, Jarret brought their January 4th Tokyo Dome show to English-speaking audiences on pay-per-view (PPV) for the first time when he hired Jim Ross and Matt Striker to call Wrestle Kingdom 9. That was the last concrete deal we'd seen from double-J until a press release this morning.
Today, it was revealed that GFW would be holding television tapings in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Orleans Arena on July 24th, August 21st and October 23rd. The 9,500 seat Arena is affiliated with the Orleans Casino & Hotel.
What wasn't revealed includes who will be performing, how many shows will be taped or where those shows will air.
Jarrett has partnered with Hollywood producer David Broome, who has a successful track record in 'reality' shows like The Biggest Loser, and stated that he's been working on television deals over the past several months. Those have not yet come to fruition, but the TNA founder is excited to get rolling with something concrete via the announcement of these dates:
This time, what happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas. Global Force Wrestling is looking forward to bringing the freshest brand of professional wrestling to fans from all over the world; and, it all starts right here in the fight capital of the world.
Excited for another player on the scene, or is it already too crowded? And do you need more info before you take the plunge again with Jarrett?