There are still plenty of questions regarding Global Force Wrestling. The group produced the NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9 event back in January and have announced television tapings in Las Vegas for later this summer. Mind you, the group still hasn’t announced an agreement with any TV network yet.
However, the group is moving forward and today announced that it will be doing a summer ballpark tour at minor league baseball parks.
The historic first Global Force Wrestling show will be held on Friday night, June 12 at The Ballpark at Jackson in Jackson, Tennessee. as part of GFW’s “MiLB Grand Slam Tour.” The tour will feature stops from Florida to California and several points in between.
It’s a grassroots approach building toward the first GFW broadcast event on Friday, July 24 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Minor-league parks operated by both private ownership and municipalities have agreed to play host to Global Force Wrestling shows when their baseball-playing tenants are out of town. It’s an easy win for the parks, which gain another great source for revenue. For GFW it’s a chance to build momentum, show off its roster and deliver on its mission statement to be the most fan interactive brand in sports entertainment.
“These ballparks are the center of attention in the summer in most of these cities, and we’re eager to get out there and mix with our fans and show them what the GFW brand is all about,” said Jeff Jarrett, Global Force Wrestling founder and CEO.
Those dates include:
June 13 – Knoxville, TN
June 20 – Jackson, MS
June 21 – Bowling Green, KY
July 11 – Lake County, OH
August 29 – Richmond, VA
September 3 – Waterloo, IA
September 4 – Cedar Rapids, IA
September 5 – Clinton IA
As for who will be wrestling on those shows, it’s still uncertain but GFW says we will know soon.
Global Force Wrestling will roll out its talent roster in the next couple of weeks. It’s a lineup filled with speed and power, righties and lefties, starters and closers, sure to provide thrills at every ballpark.
As for who that might be, expect a lot of international talent considering he already has deals in place with NJPW and AAA out of Mexico. That probably means AJ Styles and the Bullet Club. How about Rey Mysterio and Alberto El Patron?
Jarrett is slowing rolling things out and he must feel confident that he’ll have a TV deal in place before the tapings this summer.