Jeff Jarrett On Global Force Wrestling, Promoting New Japan’s Wrestle Kingdom 9, Does He Think GFW Could Succeed As A Weekly TV Show?

jeff jarrettGlobal Force Wrestling owner Jeff Jarrett recently talked to the Ring Rust Radio show, and spoke on a number of topics, including the big Wrestle Kingdom 9 show this week, Global Force Wrestling’s outlook for 2015, and more. You can read a few excerpts below: 

Jeff Jarrett On New Japan Pro Wrestling and describing the appeal to casual fans:

How would I describe it? I would have to say that this is a can’t-miss event and that’s really taking on a lot of ground.  It’s hard to say in this day and age with so many events and so many Pay-Per-Views. We have all the stars aligning:  It’s in the Tokyo Dome, over 50,000 fans, Jim Ross is going to be calling it, the New Japan the promotion is red hot, the Bullet Club is the hottest faction, and the addition of the Flips app it has become the most widely distributed live Pay-Per-View wrestling event in the history of our business.  And that really says something there.

Jarrett on Ring of Honor’s place on the Wrestle Kingdom 9 show: 

The overriding philosophy of Global Force Wrestling is to not only recognize other promotions but help promote them as well.  Ring of Honor’s Pay-Per-View a couple of weeks ago, we used our digital space and social media presence to help promote those guys.  What Ring of Honor and Global Force have agreed to is to really focus the matter at hand:  January 4.  reDRagon have phenomenal talent and possibly the show stealer.  Their match is 2015 wrestling and beyond.  The Time Splitters, The Young Bucks, who I believe is the best tag-team in wrestling today, and the Forever Hooligans is going to be a four corners tag match.  No doubt that it will be a potential match of the year and an awesome match.  Ring of Honor and Global Force are taking it step-by-step, having patience, and focusing on January 4 at this time.

Jeff Jarrett on Global Force Wrestling working as a weekly television broadcast: 

In 2015, the roll out will continue.  I can tell you one weekly show will not get it done in this day and age.  The brand awareness needs a constant touch point with your fan base.  If not on a daily basis then an hourly basis.  With the roll out that we are doing with Wrestle Kingdom 9, the videos leading up to January 4 are going to get much more match specific talking about the exact match ups.  We really focused on presenting this product in a new manner.  I believe it’s going to be much more of a weekly show.  The digital age has consumed with entertainment going online like the WWE Network and New Japan World.  But it’s not just wrestling, Major League Baseball has such a strong online presence and other forms of entertainment.

For more with Jarrett, you can listen to the complete interview from Ring Rust Radio by clicking here, or in the embedded player below: