Former TNA World Heavyweight Champion and owner of Global Force Wrestling, Jeff Jarrett recently took some time to participate in an interview with me. Jarrett revealed how growing up in the industry impacted him, the Bullet Club and the emergence of GFW. To read excerpts of the interview please read below and to read the interview in its entirety please click here:
On growing up in the wrestling industry:
I have often thought and I’ve been told this by numerous people that I respect in the business that have been around a long time. When you’re the son of a promoter and the son of a wrestler, it’s the best thing that could ever happen to them and it’s also the worst thing that could ever happen to them all at the same time. You have to take the good with the bad because being the son of a wrestler and a promoter and being the grandson of a promoter on his stepmother’s side, it’s a wrestling family.
Discussing the differences between the nWo in comparison to the Bullet Club:
Those guys, the Young Bucks, Doc and Karl have already been part of our Grand Slam Tour shows the first seven that we’ve had. The in ring ability of the Bullet Club versus the in ring ability of the nWo and I think those guys (nWo) would be the first to tell you is that without question would say the Bullet Club is off the charts bell to bell more talented. They organically came out from Fergal DeVitt and Karl Anderson and those guys came up through the hard way in the New Japan dojo. They worked their butts off, match after match, tour after tour. The timing was right also as it all exploded all at once. It is a completely different set of circumstances then the nWo when it was real life set of circumstances when Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, arguably two of the biggest four or five guys in the WWF at the time defected and went south and were taking over. That was as real as it gets. But when you talk about competitive and Global Force Wrestling, we are going to bring that type of competition to the forefront.
Discussing his vision and future with GFW:
The vision is fundamentally, very different. It’s also because of the timing of things. I named the company April 7th, 2014 and went directly and worked to form alliances with major promotions in Japan, Mexico and independent promotions in South Africa, Europe and Australia and really dialed in and the NEX GEN title was about giving guys opportunity which quite frankly are too many to name. Just in Lake County (Ohio) last weekend at the Grand Slam event, the main event of that show was Showtime Eric Young, a guy who is under contract with TNA wrestling has a serious issue in his head that I, a non-contracted TNA talent left his promotion with a belt and we invited him on the tour and out of that he faced Johnny Gargano, a local guy who is a phenomenal talent just a tremendous talent wrestling in his home promotion right there in Cleveland, AIW and that was the main event. That is a part of what we are doing when we are heading to Vegas.
We are going have Kushida the top Junior in the world out of New Japan Pro Wrestling competing for us, we are going to have Bobby Roode, the best wrestler in TNA wrestling, we are going to have Chris Mordetzky, we are going to have Nick Aldis, we are going to have Mickie James who is a multi-time women’s champion. Sanada, he is a (Great) Muta protégé. So all of these different talents jigsaw, wrestling under one umbrella and that’s a big part of the vision. Then that’s the bell to bell vision and then you want to take outside of that all you have to do is go to @GFWwrestling our Youtube channel or any of our social media platforms and the word that I use is authentic.
To read the entire interview, click here.