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  Global Force Wrestling LLC (GFW) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded in 2014 by Jeff Jarrett and is controlled as a subsidiary of the New York and Toronto-based integrated media organization Anthem Sports & Entertainment, in which later was merged with Impact Wrestling.

History

Formation

With Jeff Jarrett out as minority investor of TNA Wrestling, he debuted the branding of Global Force Wrestling in April 2014. Since that time, he has been promoting the brand and establishing international partnerships with wrestling promotions across the world. The organization has a strategic partnership with 25/7 Productions and David Broome (creator of NBC's The Biggest Loser). Broome has stated that the organization plans to create new on-air content 52 weeks per year.

As of August 2014, GFW has announced working agreements with Mexican promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA),Japan’s New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) promotion,\ multiple European promotions, South African promotion World Wrestling Professionals (WWP), and promotions from Australia and New Zealand. As part of GFW's relationship with New Japan Pro Wrestling, GFW "presented" NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 9 at the Tokyo Dome on the American pay-per-view market on January 4, 2015, which featured commentary from Jim Ross and Matt Striker.

The first Global Force Wrestling show took place on June 12, 2015 at The Ballpark at Jackson in Jackson, Tennessee, as part of GFW’s “Grand Slam Tour”, which entailed holding events at minor league baseball stadiums. In that show's main event, Bullet Club members Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows defeated the New Heavenly Bodies.

The inaugural television tapings took place at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first three events are scheduled to take place on July 24, 2015, August 21, 2015 and October 23, 2015.

On May 6, 2015, Jarrett announced talent for their upcoming TV tapings, which include Bullet Club members Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows, the Killer Elite Squad, and Chael Sonnen as an expert analyst. On May 11, 2015, GFW announced the rest of their roster. The next day, GFW announced that four champions (Global, NEX*GEN, Tag Team and Women's Champion) will be crowned at the July 24 tapings in Las Vegas. On July 9, 2015, Jeff Jarrett announced that the name of the GFW TV show will be called GFW Amped.

On September 14, 2015, GFW announced that they signed an international TV distribution deal with Boulder Creek TV in the UK which will make their GFW's Amped" programs available for viewing starting through November 2015.

Six-sided ring

GFW uses a hexagonal wrestling ring, similar to TNA and the Mexican promotion AAA.~

Merging with Impact Wrestling

On April 20, Impact Wrestling announced a merger with the original Global Force Wrestling, which was fully completed the following June. The company then announced they were rebranding again, taking the GFW name. On September 13th, GFW launched the Global Wrestling Network, a 24/7 subscription video on demand network, similar to the WWE Network, featuring 900 hours of archived GFW content, exclusives, and archives of other independent promotions as well. The other 2,000 hours of content are expected to be added soon as well as more deals to feature more promotions.

Global partners

Features

Ring shape and locations

GFW 6Sides Ring

From June 12 2015, GFW used a hexagonal ring

Different from other United States professional wrestling promotions, GFW utilized a hexagonal ring (similar to the rings used by AAA and TNA) as opposed to the traditional square ring.

Championships

Current champions

Championship Champion Date won Date aired Location Event Previous Champion Days Held
GFW Global Championship Eli Drake August 17, 2017 August 24, 2017 Orlando, Florida GFW Impact! Alberto El Patron 68+
GFW World Tag Team Championship Ohio Versus Everything
(Dave & Jake Crist)
August 20, 2017 September 28, 2017 Orlando, Florida Impact Latin American Exchange 65+
GFW Women's Championship Sienna April 21, 2017 May 4, 2017 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling Christina Von Eerie 186+
Impact Wrestling Grand Championship Ethan Carter III July 5, 2017 August 3, 2017 Orlando, Florida GFW Impact! Moose 111+
GFW X Division Championship Trevor Lee August 19, 2017 September 14, 2017 Orlando, Florida Impact Sonjay Dutt 66+

Former Championships

Championship Last Champion Date won Date aired Location Event Previous Champion Days Held
GFW NexGen Championship Cody November 25, 2016 Winston-Salem, NC GFW Amped Sonjay Dutt 219

See also

External links


GFW on Tour

GFW
Programming
GFW AmpedPay-per-viewsImpact!XplosionTNA BootCampGFW Legends • "Pay-per-views" • TNA Unfinished BusinessGFW Digital Originals(online)GFW First Word(online)GFW Last Word(online)Inside Out(online)After Impact(online)
Developmental territory
Subsidiaries
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Talent
Global Force Wrestling rosterGFW Hall of Fame
Impact! roster

AbyssAdam ThornstoweAlberto El PatrónAndrew EverettBramBraxton SutterBruce PrichardCaleb KonleyChris AdonisDave CristDavid PenzerDJ ZEddie EdwardsEli DrakeEthan Carter IIIFallah BahhGarza Jr.GradoHomicideIdris AbrahamJake CristJames StormJeremy BorashJohnny ImpactJosh MatthewsKMKongo KongLashleyLuster The LegendMahabali SheraMario BokaraMarshe RockettMatt SydalMayweatherMooseOrtizSantanaRockstar SpudSonjay DuttSwoggleTrevor LeeWilcox

Knockouts

Alisha EdwardsAllieAmber NovaAva StorieChristina Von EerieDiamantéGail KimLaurel Van NessMJ JenkinsODBRosemarySiennaTaya Valkyrie

Stables & Tag Teams

Latin American ExchangeReno ScumMayweather & WilcoxFallah Bahh & Mario BokaraoVe


Global Force Wrestling pay-per-view events
GFW Present NJPW Wrestle Kingdom IX
List of GFW Amped results
2015 List of GFW Amped results
S1 Ep1  • S1 Ep2  • S1 Ep3  • S1 Ep4 • S1 Ep5  • S1 Ep6  • S1 Ep7  • S1 Ep8  • S1 Ep9  • S1 Ep10  • S1 Ep11  • S1 Final
2016 List of GFW Amped results

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GFW House Shows 2015
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GFW House Shows 2016

1/221/30Military Mayhem2/203/23/33/4Global ConflictSudan PowerShowcase of ForceCollision Course5/14Confrontation6/117/1Northern JusticeGlobal ShowdownRoad To The Gold