Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wrestling Lockup With Brandon, 4.17.14: Global Force Wrestling
Welcome everyone to another edition of Wrestling Lockup with Brandon. This edition I'm going to be talking about the new upstart company Global Force Wrestling. Now there is not much to go on but from what I've dug up it sounds like its going to be an interesting company. Let's keep an eye on this company and maybe one day they will be that #2 company to give WWE a fight in the ratings.
The mastermind behind Global Force Wrestling is former founder of TNA Wrestling, Jeff Jarrett and his wife Karen. Jeff Jarrett is a third generation wrestler and a multi time TNA and WCW World Champion. Jarrett had a huge part in TNA's success when it first started out as he filled a Triple H type role in the company, performing on TV and running the business off camera.
Just recently Jeff Jarrett and his wife Karen unveiled their latest creation and stated the following about their new brain child, Global Force Wrestling: "Because of new media, new technology and more ‘in-tune’ fans than we’ve ever had, wrestling is poised for another boom like it experienced in the mid-1980s and late 1990s. What we’re going to deliver is a multi-platform, innovative brand that will engage fans in ways they’ve never experienced. It will provide a fresh perspective inside the business that fans have been clamoring for".
So who is supplying money to help out the Jarrett's in their new adventure? Answer...Toby Keith...yes the same Toby Keith that is on the country music charts yearly with his patriotic and beer drinking songs. Toby is a huge wrestling fan and good friends with the Jarretts.
Next question, will it get TV time? Well a little bit of good news arrived this week as it was announced that Global Force Wrestling has a TV producer. 25/7 Productions and Dave Broome signed up to be the producers of all TV shows. Global Force Wrestling has no TV deal yet, however, rumor going around is Spike TV's contract with TNA expires this year and they loved doing business with Jeff Jarrett.
Lastly, who will we see in Global Force Wrestling? Though no one has officially signed on yet, the Jarretts are looking at a sea of talent throughout the U.S., Mexico, Japan, free agents and even current WWE and TNA stars. One guy Jeff Jarrett stated that he would love to have as the face of his company when it kicks off is A.J. Styles. A.J. is currently wrestling for New Japan Wrestling and would be a great choice for a number one pick for Global.
I'll be keeping a close watch on this new company on the rise and keep you posted. Until next time tap or snap.