Jeff Jarrett & Anthem Officials In The UK

Jeff Jarrett and officials from Anthem Entertainment are in the UK this week for business meetings related to the Impact Wrestling product. Jarrett indicated on Twitter that he was also going for Global Force Wrestling (GFW) business.

Source: WrestlingINC

Jeff Jarrett Returning To TNA As Executive Consultant, Dutch Mantel Returns As Creative Consultant

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Pro Wrestling Sheet has confirmed that Jeff Jarrett will be returning to the company at tonight’s television taping … and we’re told his new role is Executive Consultant.

Jarret’s return was first reported by PWInsider and we’re told he’s already at the Impact Zone working on the show. Same for Dutch Mantel, aka former WWE manager Zeb Colter, who is also returning to TNA as a creative consultant.

Jeff was an original TNA founder, but left the company in 2013. He returned a year later to get inducted in their Hall of Fame and behind the scenes Dixie Carter bought his shares in the company.

Jarrett launched Global Force Wrestling during his time away, and we’re told GFW wasn’t included in his deal to return due to previous contractual obligations for the wrestling fed.

Pro Wrestling Sheet reached out to Jeff for comment and he told them, “This is a great opportunity for myself and GFW. And, I feel it’s great for the wrestling business.”

Source: Pro Wrestling Sheet

Anthem – TNA Still Talking With Jeff Jarrett, TNA Ownership Update,

Regarding the TNA ownership announcement that’s expected from Anthem Sports & Entertainment, PWInsider reports that Anthem will likely officially become the new TNA owners on January 1st and an announcement will be issued then. An official meeting is also expected for backstage at next week’s tapings in Orlando. It will be interesting to see if TNA announces any new contracts in the next few weeks as Anthem officials are working on locking in talents who have deals expiring in early 2017, including Drew Galloway and The Hardys.

– Anthem officials also are still having discussions with Jeff Jarrett, according to PWInsider. There is no sign of a deal being reached for Jarrett to return to the company in any kind of role but anything is possible. Jarrett continues to work on potential Global Force Wrestling TV deals in Los Angeles.

Source: WrestlingINC

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.

WrestleCon Incidents Between Current And Former WWE, GFW, TNA And Lucha Underground Stars

Source: WrestlingINC

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there were two incidents at the WrestleCon indie convention in Dallas during WrestleMania 32 weekend – one involving Karen Jarrett and Lucha Underground’s Melissa Santos, the other involving former WWE talent Stacy “The Kat” Carter and Tessa Blanchard, daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard.

No word on what caused the incident between Tessa, who recently appeared on WWE NXT TV against Nia Jax, and Carter, Jerry Lawler’s ex-wife but it had something to do with Carter telling Tessa she wasn’t showing respect. Word is that the argument would’ve ended in a fight but Tessa’s boyfriend Ricochet stepped in as the peacemaker.

Santos was complaining about not having a chair to sit in and somehow Karen, who was criticized by many in attendance, spat on her, according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. This led to an argument and observers thought they were about to come to blows but things calmed down.

There was also a minor incident with Jeff Jarrett and Brian Knobbs. It was said to be a half-hearted incident where Jarrett shoved Knobbs but his balance was so bad that he fell. This led to the hotel putting a security officer in the lobby for the rest of the weekend and a sign about no horseplay.

Global Force Wrestling Teams Up With A. Smith & Co. Productions For New Wrestling Format

Global Force Wrestling issued the following:

SMITH & CO. PARTNERS WITH GLOBAL FORCE WRESTLING FOR TELEVISION TAKEDOWN

Award-Winning Production Company to Produce All-New Wrestling Show

Los Angeles, Calif. – March 2, 2016 – Reality production powerhouse A. Smith & Co. Productions is partnering with Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Wrestling to produce a television series that obliterates the conventions of televised wrestling. The show will unite the dynamic talent of Global Force Wrestling with the innovative format and event production style of A. Smith & Co. series such as “American Ninja Warrior” on NBC, its spinoff “Team Ninja Warrior” on Esquire, “Hell’s Kitchen” on Fox, the upcoming “Spartan Race” on NBC and “Dunk Kings” on Turner, which both premiere this summer.

“Global Force Wrestling is a complete reinvention of the sport that will really resonate with viewers – we’re taking what fans are traditionally used to seeing and flipping it on its head,” said Arthur Smith, CEO of A. Smith & Co. Productions. “All sports go through transitions, and wrestling is primed for its next evolution. We’re going to be adding a number of new features and elements that are going to completely change the entertainment level of the sport.”

The format of traditional televised wrestling has remained largely the same since its inception. This partnership will see the creation of a new style within the sport, with all-new production elements and features that add to the scale and drama, a pool of talent that hails from across the globe, and compelling storylines that take viewers closer to their favorite wrestlers than ever before.

“There are lots of companies that produce sports and lots of companies that produce entertainment, but no producer combines the worlds of sports and entertainment like A. Smith & Co.,” said Jeff Jarrett, president and CEO of Global Force Wrestling. “I can’t think of a better partner to collaborate and innovate with to take the sport that I love and have been part of for decades to new heights.”

With a family history of wrestling dating back three-quarters of a century and 30 years spent in the industry himself, Jeff Jarrett rose to fame in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where was a six-time Intercontinental champion, and one of only four wrestlers to hold both the Intercontinental and European Championship titles simultaneously. After making his mark at World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Jarrett co-founded Total Nonstop Wresting (TNA) Between the WCW, TNA, and AAA, Jarrett holds 11 world championship titles and 24 total championships.

Founded in April 2014, Global Force Wrestling (GFW) holds alliances with 14 of the biggest wrestling organizations on 5 continents. GFW creates multiple styles of wrestling under their umbrella, with expansions planned this year to North America, Europe, Australia, Japan, and Europe. Global Force Wrestling is currently expanding their alliances to include at least 4 new organizations in 2016.

About A. Smith & Co. Productions

A. Smith & Co. Productions creates some of the most innovative, highly rated, and high-quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. The company has produced more than 3,000 hours of award-winning programming – with budgets totaling over one billion dollars across more than 45 broadcast and cable networks. Current productions include “Hell’s Kitchen,” “American Ninja Warrior,” “Spartan Race,” “Ellen’s Design Challenge,” “Unsung,” “Full Throttle Saloon,” “Team Ninja Warrior,” “Container Homes,” and “The Dunk King.” Past hits include “Kitchen Nightmares,” “Wizard Wars,” “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura,” “UFC Countdown,” “Joe Rogan Questions Everything,” “Paradise Hotel,” “I Survived a Japanese Game Show,” “The Swan,” “Trading Spaces,” “Pros vs. Joes,” “Skating with Celebrities,” and many others. For more information, visit www.asmithco.com.

About Global Force Wrestling

Global Force Wrestling is a privately owned professional wrestling and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 2014, Global Force Wrestling is changing the wrestling and entertainment industry with an innovative and groundbreaking approach to fan interactivity, storytelling and overall entertainment to engage audiences across television, digital and social media platforms.

GFW Women’s Champion Christina Von Eerie Selling Title Belt On ebay

Source: WrestlingINC

Global Force Wrestling Women’s Champion Christina Von Eerie, who won the title last July in a tournament, is selling the belt on eBay. Von Eerie noted on the auction that she has taken the belt back on a trade from GFW’s Jeff Jarrett in exchange for a newer model with polished nickel plating. The starting bid is $1,995.00 and as of this writing, there are 0 bids. You can bid on the title at this link.