Jeff Jarrett’s GFW Partnering With Tennessee State Fair

Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling issued the following this week:

Global Force Wrestling will partner with the Tennessee State Fair to provide action-packed professional wrestling on the midway on each night of the fair, from Sept. 9-18.

The Fairgrounds in Nashville has a long and storied history with professional wrestling and with GFW co-founder Jeff Jarrett, and he’s proud to bring his new brand home.

“I can’t tell you how excited we are to be involved with the Tennessee State Fair,” Jarrett said. “I’ve been to the fair as a kid, I’ve brought my kids, and I’ve wrestled here literally hundreds of times.

“Wrestling’s roots are in state and county fairs, and GFW recently had a successful show at the Porter County Fair in Valparaiso, Indiana. This is a great fit for our brand, and we look forward to seeing some longtime fans and making some new ones.”

The Tennessee State Fair’s 2016 theme is “A Tennessee Tradition, ” as the fair was inaugurated more than 150 years ago. It features arts and crafts, explores agriculture, and allows attendees to have new and exciting experiences in a family-friendly atmosphere.

“What could be a better fit with our theme than professional wrestling and Tennessee’s own Jeff Jarrett?” fair manager Scott Jones said. “Wrestling is part of the fabric of the Fairgrounds, and adding it to all of the attractions we have at the fair should only add to the entertainment value for all who attend.”

For more information about the Tennessee State Fair including ticket prices and sponsors, visit tnstatefair.org.

Alberto Del Rio Removed From All Upcoming WWE Live Events, Not Expected To Return

Source: WrestleView

Alberto Del Rio (Jose Alberto Rodriguez) has been removed from all upcoming WWE live events and is not expected to be returning to the company after his 30 day suspension concludes in September according to new reports on Tuesday.

 A report by The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online states that Del Rio and WWE have already come to terms on a release making him a free agent immediately and allowing him to work dates in Mexico. He would be able to work in the U.S. within a few weeks. Attempts to reach out to WWE for comment were not returned as of Wednesday morning.

WWE announced the 30 day suspension of Del Rio back on August 17 (effective the following day). Del Rio was let go by WWE back in August of 2014 after a backstage incident with a WWE staff member in what they cited as “unprofessional conduct.” After returning to Mexico and working a series of independent dates in the United States, Del Rio returned to WWE last October at the Hell in a Cell PPV defeating John Cena to become the new WWE United States Champion. He was paired with Zeb Colter in a storyline that only lasted a few weeks. Del Rio was then paired with Sheamus, Rusev and Wade Barrett to form The League of Nations group. That angle was also later dropped by WWE. Del Rio was drafted to Smackdown Live during the 2016 WWE Draft and main evented the August 16 episode against John Cena. His 30 day suspension for violating the company’s wellness policy, his first violation, was announced the next day.

ROH Announces New Six-Man World Tag Team Championship

Ring of Honor announced yesterday that they have created a new ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship:

Six-man tag team matches have been a highlight of Ring of Honor events for years, and now competitors in those bouts will have something to fight for other than pride and the winner’s share of the purse.

The inaugural ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions will be crowned in an eight-team tournament that begins at the end of September. This will be the first time in six years that ROH has created a new title.

Teams expected to compete in the tournament include: Bullet Club, The Cabinet (Rhett Titus, Kenny King and Caprice Coleman) and the current World Tag Team Champions The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) and Kamaitachi.

Six-man matches are a staple of Lucha Libre (where they are referred as trios matches), and with ROH’s recent partnership with Mexico’s CMLL promotion, the timing couldn’t be better for ROH to introduce a six-man tag title.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling, also a partner of ROH, introduced the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship this past January with a tournament that was won by The Briscoes and Toru Yano.

ROH’s new championship will mark the first time a major U.S.-based promotion has had a six-man tag team title in nearly 25 years.

Roy McClarity, Pat O’Connor & Yukon Eric were the first NWA 6-Man Champions crowned over 60 years ago. In the ‘80s, the NWA created a six-man tag title that was held by the likes of Dusty Rhodes and The Road Warriors, and in World Class Championship Wrestling, the legendary feud between The Freebirds and The Von Erichs often revolved around that promotion’s six-man tag title.

The tournament gets underway at All Star Extravaganza weekend in Lowell, MA on Sept. 30th and Oct. 1st, and continues on Oct. 29th in Baltimore.
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The finals will take place at Final Battle on Dec. 2nd at The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

Kevin Owens – Wife Posts Adorable Clip Of Their Son Reacting To Title Win (VIDEO)

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Source: Pro Wrestling Sheet

The end of Monday Night Raw this week surprised the entire wrestling community … including Kevin Owens‘ young son — and the new champ’s wife posted an adorable reaction video.

Kevin’s wife Karina uploaded the video to Instagram yesterday with the caption, “About 2 minutes after Kevin won, he was still in shock.”

For those who missed it … Owens won the Universal Championship last night after Triple H interfered in the match. First by taking out Roman Reigns, then turning on Seth Rollins to help KO pick up the biggest victory of his career.

Watch the video of his son Owen below.  It’ll warm your heart.