After months of questioning and speculation, Global Force Wrestling has announced that they will be taping their first shows in Las Vegas. The company's first show will be taped on Friday, July 24th at the Orleans Arena, which holds around 10,000 people.
The company will also be taping shows there on Friday, August 21st and Friday, October23rd.
The company's press release can be seen below:
Nashville, Tenn. – The glitz and glamour of Sin City will meet the hard-charging, high energy of professional wrestling when Global Force Wrestling brings its brand to Las Vegas for the first taping of its broadcast event shows on Friday, July 24 at the Orleans Arena.
The gaming and “Entertainment Capital of the World” has been the site for some of the biggest boxing and MMA fights in history. Now, Las Vegas has another major sporting event to add to that list.
“This time, what happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas,” said Jeff Jarrett, GFW founder and CEO. “Global Force Wrestling is looking forward to bringing the freshest brand of professional wrestling to fans from all over the world; and, it all starts right here in the fight capital of the world.”
GFW’s first three shows at the Orleans Arena will take place on Friday, July 24; Friday, August 21 and Friday, October 23. GFW has alliances with 13 affiliates on five continents, including New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Mexico’s AAA and federations in Europe, Australia and Africa.
“Las Vegas hosts some of the world’s best entertainment and sporting events – we are thrilled to be the home of the GFW brand and introduce fans to the next great wrestling franchise,” said Darren Davis, Executive Director of the Orleans Arena. “Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Wrestling promise to bring something new and exciting to the sport.”
Jarrett, a third-generation wrestling promoter, has been laying the groundwork for GFW for the past year. In addition to international partnerships, the former wrestling champion has been scouring North America for the newest and freshest talent professional wrestling has to offer.
Details about tickets, special VIP opportunities and other important information about the inaugural GFW tapings will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, visit www.GlobalForceWrestling.com or www.OrleansArena.com. Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #GFWVegas.
GFW's official Twitter account has been hyping the July 24th taping as a "world television event". It is unknown what network will carry Global Force Wrestling as this time.
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