Jeff Jarrett Announces Partnership With Creator of “The Biggest Loser”

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Jeff Jarrett announced last week that he was creating Global Force Wrestling, with no date or television partner announced at that time. We were sent a press release regarding the latest step in the promotion.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 14, 2014) Global Force Wrestling is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Dave Broome and 25/7 Productions out of Los Angeles.

25/7 is a leading independent production company launched by Broome in 2003. In addition to being the creator and executive producer of the long-running NBC hit series “The Biggest Loser,” Broome’s credits include some of the biggest live television specials in the world of music and sports, such as “Tsunami AID: A Concert of Hope” for NBC, which he executive produced with George Clooney. Broome also has executive produced Clear Channel’s “Radio Music Awards” and live specials for the NHL.

Over the past 15 years, Broome has created and produced unscripted projects for broadcast, cable and digital networks, including the first online series for NBC and one of the best reviewed sports documentaries on the NFL draft for Netflix.

“We’re excited to enter this journey with a group as talented as Dave Broome and 25/7,” said Jeff Jarrett, founder of Global Force Wrestling. “They’ve achieved some great things over the past decade, and we feel like they can lend a unique perspective both in and out of the ring.”

Jarrett is the founder of TNA Wrestling, a third-generation wrestling promoter and an executive producer who has produced shows for Fox Sports, Spike and Endemol. He and his wife, Karen, have been laying the foundation for GFW since January 2014.

“It’s easy to get excited about Global Force Wrestling when you get to know Jeff Jarrett and see his passion and understand his vision,” Broome said. “He’s eager to bring a new perspective to professional wrestling, and we’re eager to help him achieve that goal.”

In the meantime, the Jarretts continue on their search for emerging talent worldwide. The evolving GFW talent database now includes more than 500 performers.

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Jeff Jarrett Makes His Long Awaited Announcement

Jeff Jarrett officially left TNA at the beginning of this year. The former WWE and TNA had been teasing something big with his series of #ItsComing videos in the last few months. In the last video, Jarrett promised an announcement for today.

Jarrett announced a short time ago that he is forming Global Force Wrestling, which you can found out more about at GlobalForceWrestling.com.

“Because of new media, new technology, and more ‘in tune’ fans than we’ve ever had, wrestling his poised for another boom period like it experienced in the mid 1980s and late 1990s,” Jarrett stated in a press release.

“What we’re going to deliver is a multi-platform, innovative brand that will engage fans in ways they’ve never experienced. It will provide a fresh perspective inside the business that fans have been clamoring for.

“The reality is we want to build a brand in which fans are watching our wrestlers evolve from day one and are truly invested in the lives of our talent in and out of the ring.”

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Jeff Jarrett Talks About His Departure From TNA And Answers Whether Leaving Was His Toughest Decision

What’s next? @RealJeffJarrett and @KarenJarrett both speak about the future! #ItsComing from Kevin Sullivan on Vimeo.

Jeff Jarrett has been releasing videos discussing what is next in his career. Jarrett announced in December that he was leaving TNA and officially was out of the company. It has been rumored that the former WWE and TNA will be starting up a new promotion in the near future.

Jarrett released a video today with his wife Karen discussed the departure from TNA, whether leaving the company was the hardest decision he has ever made, discussed what’s next, change, the future of professional wrestling, and a number of other topics.

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Jeff Jarrett Coming Out With A New Promotion?

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Jeff Jarrett was the co-founder of TNA along with his father Jerry in 2002. The younger Jarrett resigned with the promotion last month. Rumors are running rampant that Jarrett will be starting up a new promotion, but the former WWE and WCW star hasn’t made any comments regarding the rumors.

We got a sign last night that a new Jarrett led company could be coming to fruition as Jarrett posted a video on his Instagram account foreshadowing that possibility.

Do you think Jeff Jarrett will be heading a new wrestling promotion in 2014?

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Jay Bradley Talks His Release From TNA And Why Dixie Carter Has Become The Internet Wrestling Communities “Scapegoat”

jaybradleyupsetSteve talks to former TNA wrestler Jay Bradley, who just got released from the company late Monday night. Bradley discusses how he got released, thoughts on the departures of AJ Styles, Hulk Hogan, Jeff Jarrett. Bradley went in depth on his thoughts regarding TNA President Dixie Carter.

“I had very limited interaction with Dixie and I don’t mean that in a negative way,” said Bradley. “She was always very personable to me, easy to talk too, comes up to you thoughout the day and say, “hey how are you?” with a handshake.

“She seemed to be very knowledgeable and what was going on with the product and saying, “hey I’m looking forward to watching what you do tonight in your match with so and so, have you filmed your interview and your promos yet.”

“Very complimentary, very gracious after your match saying, “thank you for your match, thanks for your hard work today.”

Bradley then goes into why Carter has become the Internet Wrestling Communities scapegoat, why she gets a bad rap and more.

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WWE Raw Goes Old School, Brock Lesnar Still Talking With UFC

reignsspearspunkBrian and Steve are back to discuss Old School WWE Raw from Monday night with legends returning to the show including Ric Flair and Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts, if WWE should have ended the show different following Roman Reigns big win, Daniel Bryan making his television debut with the Wyatt Family, the Brock Lesnar segment with Mark Henry and Big Show and more.  Plus, more talk about Lesnar about him still talking with UFC about a potential fight, Jerry Lawler’s health scare, Dolph Zigger sidelined again, Jeff Jarrett’s next project and more.

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Daniel Bryan Joins the Wyatt Family, Brock Lesnar Returns on Final WWE Raw of 2013

RAW_1075_Photo_234Brian and Steve discuss the final WWE Raw of 2013 including Daniel Bryan in a shocking turn of events joining the Wyatt Family, Brock Lesnar making his return alongside Paul Heyman, The Shield coming closer to breaking up, Batista returning to the WWE and the talk of his “stealing” someone’s spot, possible plans leading up to and through WrestleMania 30, The Rock announcing his plans for that show, Jeff Jarrett leaving TNA Wrestling, AJ Styles working for Ring of Honor and his future with TNA and more.

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Jeff Jarrett Gone From TNA

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In a surprising announcement, Jeff Jarrett is officially gone from TNA Wrestling. Jarrett announced on Twitter a short time ago that he was leaving the company.

Jarrett co-founded TNA in 2002 with his father Jerry after WCW was bought out by the WWE in 2001, which Jeff was a talent with at that time and wasn’t wanted by the WWE. Jarrett was TNA world champion on and off between 2002-2006.

More recently, Jarrett had been working behind the scenes at TNA events.

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WWE Raw Recap: Raw is Country, Survivor Series is This Sunday?

RAW_vickieBrian and Steve recap WWE Raw is Country, the buildup for Survivor Series which is this Sunday, the five matches on that show, what they think could happen at Series, reaction to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan compared to their spots right now, Hulk Hogan not returning to TNA, other WrestleMania theories and story time with Fritz including the time he put a whipping on Jeff Jarrett.

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Kurt Angle is Great But Could Have Been Greater

On Sunday night at the TNA Slammiversary pay-per-view, Kurt Angle was introduced as the second inductee to the TNA Hall of Fame.  There’s no doubt that Angle deserves the honor and is,  quite honestly, one of the all-time greatest in-ring performers in the history of professional wrestling.

But I couldn’t help thinking about something when it comes to his career: how much greater would it be if he never left the WWE?

While Angle signed with the WWE in October 1998, he didn’t make his official debut until November 14, 1999 when he defeated Shawn Stasiak at the Survivor Series PPV.  He left the company on August 25, 2006 after working out his release.  So, his time there was roughly 6 years and 9 months, filled with great memories of him having matches against the likes of Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, Steve Austin and even Shane McMahon among many others.

Several weeks after his time with WWE, he signed on with TNA and made his debut on October 9, 2006 when he confronted Samoa Joe in the middle of the ring on Impact.  So, Angle has now been with the company for 6 years and 8 months.

That’s right – Kurt Angle has almost been with TNA for as long as his entire career with WWE.

I still remember being in the Impact Zone at the No Surrender PPV back in 2006 when everyone was waiting for the big announcement TNA was going to make.  This one was sealed up tight with only a handful of people in on what it would be.  (I even knew someone who was in the know and tried every trick I knew all night long to get out of him but he wouldn’t budge.)

Right before the show went off the air, the video played showing that the former WWE World Champion had jumped ship, making him the biggest signing in TNA history at the time.

The building exploded.  The online wrestling community went berserk.

TNA got a bonafide blue chipper even though he was already beaten and battered, going through the grind of the WWE for the past six years and was physically and emotionally beaten down.

Who cares because he was Kurt Angle, one of the biggest stars in all of wrestling at the time as he was leaving the big pond to make a splash in TNA.

How big has that splash been though?  Sure, he’s been a big deal in TNA.  He’s had plenty of very good matches in the company especially with AJ Styles.

But how many great matches can you point out at a moments notice?  How many memorable moments had he truly has with TNA?

Of course, his debut was fantastic, confronting Samoa Joe and giving him a head butt right between the eyes.

And their match at the 2006 Lockdown PPV was incredible with them meshing an amazing mixture of wrestling and MMA moves in a match that some thought may bring about a stylistic  change to wrestling.

In TNA, Angle has been very good but not overly memorable.  And it’s not because he isn’t good because he has been.  Part of that is because the company hasn’t blown up since his arrival or anyone else’s for that matter.

It seems like every week the company does the same rating as it always does or in the same ballpark.  Some shows are fine, some are not but nothing that really sticks out in the long run.

And Angle has been caught up in this.  He’s in TNA and they’re the #2 wrestling company.  There’s nothing wrong with that – it’s just a fact.

But with WWE – the #1 wrestling company in the world – Angle was a big deal.

A really big deal.

He has classic matches like at WrestleMania 21 – a beautiful symphony of wrestling – of WrestleMania 19 where he and Brock Lesnar almost killed themselves in an incredible athletic display.  And there’s others.

Most wrestling fans ever remember the funny Kurt Angle on television and his back and forth with Edge and Christian, Commissioner Mick Foley and even wearing a cowboy hat in conversations with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.  And there are plenty more moments.

Moments that easily come to mind, all from his WWE days.  Mind you, that was at the beginning and peak of his career (which came about very quickly) and was on wrestling biggest stage in the WWE.  So, yes, there is an advantage there.

But with TNA, you don’t have that many specific moments that stand out involving Angle.  Some of that is because it is TNA, a smaller stage than WWE.  Some of that is because Angle – while still very good – has been past his prime and really beaten up.  That’s fair.  You can also make the argument that TNA hasn’t done a good enough job of creating those type of moments for Angle.

Which leads me back to the original question: what if Kurt Angle had never left the WWE?  What if he was just given a break and allowed to freshen the batteries and continue to be a part of the machine?

Like I said, no one disputes how good, even great, Angle has been during his career.  But he would be even greater if he had never left WWE.  There would be more discussion of him being one of the greatest of all-time, a sure-fire WWE Hall of Famer.

He would be on a different level, one of the elite in the pantheon of wrestling greats.

It just wasn’t meant to be.