Jeff and Karen Jarrett hosted a press event on Wednesday at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada to announce their first wave of signed talent for Global Force Wrestling. Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen headlines the list as he’ll be working as an “expect analyst” for the promotion.
Other names are as follows:
Dave Boy Smith Jr. (David Hart Smith)
PJ Black (Justin Gabriel)
Doc Gallows (Luke Gallows)
Chris "The Adonis" Mordetsky (Chris Masters)
Quinn "Moose" Ojinnaka
Global Force Wrestling issued the following press release:
GFW begins roster reveal; Chael Sonnen will have role as an analyst
For Immediate Release
May 6, 2015
LAS VEGAS – Global Force Wrestling revealed some of its talent roster in a press conference today at the Orleans Arena. The roster includes talented international athletes, former NFL players, mixed martial artists and more.
"We have slowly but steadily been building toward this day," said Jeff Jarrett, GFW founder and CEO. "The feedback I have received in my international travels has been off the charts. Fans are ready for the reveal of the entire GFW roster and they're eager for their voices to be heard!"
Staying true to the GFW mission statement, the roster offers "elite professional athletes from five different continents," as well as "real stories, real people and real meaning." Fans will be able to see stars like the "Bullet Club" tag team of "Machine Gun" Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows; the "Killer Elite Squad," a tag team composed of Lance Hoyt and Davey Boy Smith Jr., who have made a name for themselves in Japan as well as stints throughout the world. Also joining GFW are Chris "The Adonis" Mordetsky, South African sensation PJ Black, former NFL offensive lineman Quinn "Moose" Ojinnaka, and women's stars Lei'D Tapa and Thea Trinidad, with more names to come. GFW has alliances with 13 promotions on five continents, including New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Mexico's AAA and more top independent organizations in Europe, Australia and Africa.
Also at the press conference, outspoken MMA star and ESPN broadcaster Chael Sonnen announced his role as an expert analyst for Global Force Wrestling.
"Chael Sonnen is someone we've talked about for a long time," said Jarrett. "He's not one to shy from speaking his mind, and we're all eager to see what he has to say about the GFW athletes."
The GFW Las Vegas TV tapings will take place on Friday, July 24; Friday, August 21; and Friday, October 23. Tickets for all three events will go on sale on Friday, May 15 at noon, with an exclusive pre-sale beginning on Monday, May 11 at noon. Tickets are available starting at $30 and can be purchased online at orleansarena.com, by phone at 702-284-7777 or in-person at Boyd Gaming box offices. VIP tickets will include a Meet & Greet with GFW talent. Join the conversation online with the hashtag #GFWVegas.