In addition to what he brings as a talker who is passionate about professional wrestling, one of the biggest reasons why GFW brought in Chael Sonnen as an announcer is because they are hoping that his name value from his UFC career would be an asset in their negotiations with a network. Jeff Jarrett has meticulously carved out a plan so that his Global Force Wrestling could get a television contract for the weekly taping that he is planning.
May 17, 2015
Since he has been playing pretty close to his chest when it comes to negotiations on a new television deal, a lot of fans are skeptical that Jeff Jarrett is going to be able to secure a spot for GFW. Well, reports have now surfaced that he has definitely been in negotiations with several networks. The list includes WGN, Fox Sports 2 and CMT. The most interesting network on that list is Spike, which recently allowed Impact Wrestling to leave.
May 13, 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
Even though the two promotions are on amicable terms, Dixie Carter does not want her contracted performers to work for Jeff Jarrett on their days off. Right now, TNA has a policy that enables them to work for another promotion, provided they are not utilized on television. Things could automatically work out for Carter, however, because it appears that GFW is on track to get a television contract with an unannounced network very soon.
May 9, 2015
Some further details have been revealed on how GFW plans on doing their television show. Jim Ross stated that the company will be taping twelve episodes which will be an hour long, something that he prefers because it allows you to focus more on the product. Then, the thirteenth episode will be a two hour finale. That is what Jeff Jarrett will be pitching to the networks. Ross stated that he would do commentary if it fits his busy schedule.
May 9, 2015
For much of the past year, Jeff Jarrett has focused on acquiring a television contract for GFW. However, it is being said that he put a lot of effort into the live event side of the business. The reason is because he might be able to convince a network to give him a chance if he can prove that his product can generate interest and draw in the fans. A solid result from the tour could also generate a decent amount of revenue for Global Force Wrestling.
May 7, 2015
An official press conference has been scheduled by Jeff Jarrett in Las Vegas this week. He is expected to reveal more details about the television taping that he will be doing in the city during the month of July. There is already speculation that he could be announcing a television network contract for GFW. Things appear to be moving along rather well, as reports have now surfaced that Jarrett is starting to sell tickets earlier than expected.
May 3, 2015
With fans eagerly awaiting every new announcement, Jeff Jarrett has revealed that he has been in negotiations with three different television networks in regards to airing a weekly show for GFW. The former world heavyweight champion is already planning on taping shows in June, so that means that a deal will more than likely be closed by then. Jarrett did not reveal the names of the network, which is customary in the business.
April 12, 2015
According to the legendary commentator himself, Jim Ross has been presented with some sort of opportunity. It does involve professional wrestling, and it will enable him to be back on television. The WWE legend stated that it was too soon in the process for him to reveal any further details. Ross has long been rumored to join Jeff Jarrett in GFW, especially since the two of them worked together on that New Japan pay per view in January.
April 5, 2015
While he has been given a really solid push over the last year, there is still a chance that Jay Lethal could opt to leave for GFW when the opportunity arises. He maintains a good business relationship with Jeff Jarrett, who may end up receiving a better television deal for his promotion than the one that Ring of Honor has. It is being said that Lethal would love to perform for a much bigger audience. ROH still is not shown in every state.
April 3, 2015