When asked about what the loss of Hulk Hogan meant to WWE, Vince McMahon opted to downplay the situation by stating that it has no material effect on them. This comes on the heel of the company losing at least $50 million in stock because of his departure. Hogan also moved a good amount of merchandise and was a proven draw at live events, especially in the international market.
July 30, 2015
There have been rumors floating around that Summerslam was going to be extended to four hours this year. While WWE has yet to confirm that, one of their international commentators has been telling fans that, which has added further fuel to the fire. Management wants the pay per view to feel even more special than normal because Undertaker is there.
July 26, 2015
For a couple of decades now, New Japan has been one of the most well known wrestling promotion in the world. Management is trying to increase their popularity by doing an international expansion. The company is going to send their top stars, such as Hiroshi Tanahashi, more frequently to the United States. They already have deals in place with GFW, ROH, NWA and a couple of other small promotions.
July 18, 2015
During a recent interview, Jeff Jarrett not only confirmed that he was still in negotiations for a television deal in the United States, he also noted that he was in negotiations to get international television deals as well. His deals with wrestling companies overseas could play a big factor in securing those contracts.
June 17, 2015
Having trained under the legendary Killer Kowalski, Triple H knows the value of being educated in the ring. That is why he built a really good staff of trainers for NXT. Globally experience Matt Bloom is in charge, while Sara Del Rey was widely considered one of the best female performers in the world. Now, there are talks that HHH could be trying to recruit Sarita, an international sensation. She was recently spotted teaching at the performance center.
June 8, 2015
At the Lucha Libre World Cup, TNA and Lucha Underground formed a partnership. John Morrison teamed up with Mr Anderson and Matt Hardy, all of whom were former WWE stars, during the trios tournament. Initially, the belief was that Anderson and Hardy would be teaming up with Drew Galloway since they all worked for the same company, but Galloway ended up being on the international team with El Mesias and Angelico instead.
May 25, 2015
It appears that GFW is very serious about portraying female wrestlers in a positive light. They already have Rosita and LeiD Tapa under contract. A name that has been tossed around by the front office is Sarita. She is a talented performer with a great body. The professional bodybuilder is also well known around the world. Adding someone with an international pedigree would be like giving the women's division a shot of steroids.
May 13, 2015
When GFW first announced members of their new roster, they picked up two of the best tag teams from New Japan. The division just got even better as the company has managed to sign one of the hottest acts in professional wrestling. The Young Bucks will play a key part of Global Force Wrestling. The excitement that they bring can help draw in the fans. Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson will continue to work independently and internationally as well.
May 12, 2015
Some further details have been revealed about how GFW will be structured when they start doing television taping. Jeff Jarrett will be crowing four new champions during the first season. There should almost definitely be a world heavyweight championship. Tag team titles and a belt for the female performers are also very likely. As for the last one, it could end up being a North American championship to give it an international feel.
May 12, 2015