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Global Force Wrestling trading card set at live event in NYC

The first five-pack trading card set, released by Global Force Wrestling, will be distributed to all fans attending the Impact Live Event on Saturday, Aug. 5 in New York City. Ethan Carter III (EC3) is part of the set.
The first five-pack trading card set, released by Global Force Wrestling, will be distributed to all fans attending the Impact Live Event on Saturday, Aug. 5 in New York City. Ethan Carter III (EC3) is part of the set. Photo By Jim Varsallone

The first five-pack trading card set, released by Global Force Wrestling, will be distributed to all fans attending the Impact Live Event on Saturday, Aug. 5 in New York City.

Collecting insiders said the set will be highly sought-after, extremely rare and hard-to-find.

Saturday’s Impact Live Event action is at Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George, home of the Staten Island Yankees, starting at 6 p.m. ET, with the gates opening to the general public at 5 p.m. ET. An exclusive pre-show meet-and-greet with select talent kicks off at 4 p.m. ET for Price Level 1 and 2 ticket holders.

GFW officials announced that the five-pack trading card set will include Bobby Lashley, EC3, Cowboy James Storm, Allie and Unified GFW/Impact Tag Team Champions New York City’s Own The Latin American Xchange (Santana and Ortiz). All five cards will be must-have collectibles for wrestling fans.

The Impact Live Event tour kicks off in the New York Tri-State Area, the night prior, on Friday, Aug. 4 at The Sports Arena in the town of St. James on Long Island, starting at 8 p.m. ET – marking the first live events for the new-look GFW. The Friday night show also marks GFW’s Suffolk County Long Island debut. The pre-show VIP talent meet-and-greet for Price Level 1 and 2 ticket-holders starts at 6 p.m.

In addition, GFW officials confirmed that Lucha Libre AAA star John Hennigan (known as Johnny Mundo in Lucha Underground and formerly John Morrison in WWE) will compete at both shows in six-man Main Event match. Joining Hennigan as special guests for the New York live events are Taya Valkyrie, an international superstar who has shined in AAA, and Mexico’s own Drago.

Both live events also feature GFW/Impact Wrestling mainstays, such as Lashley, EC3, Low-Ki, Cowboy James Storm, Unified GFW/Impact Knockouts Champion Sienna, Eli Drake, Eddie Edwards and many more.

“We are excited for the Impact Live Events this Friday and Saturday in the New York City area,” Jeff Jarrett, GFW Chief Creative Officer, said in a release. “I know the fans will be very excited to see the GFW stars in New York and also stars from around the world, including Mexico’s Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide and Crash Lucha, plus local independent promotions. These Impact Live Events will truly be global events.”

The Impact Live Events in New York will also feature Impact Grand Champion Moose, reigning X-Division Champion Sonjay Dutt, and others, including Trevor Lee, Braxton Sutter, Mario Bokara, Fallah Bahh, New York’s own, KM, and more live in action.

Ticket Information:

To purchase tickets in advance for either Impact Live Event in New York go to:

For Friday, Aug. 4 Long Island, N.Y., tickets start at $30 and are available at www.thesportsarena.net or at The Sports Arena Box Office.

For Saturday, Aug. 5 Staten Island, N.Y., tickets start at $25 and are available at www.siyanks.com or at The Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George Box Office.

- GFW in ORLANDO

Global Force Wrestling presents Impact Wrestling TV tapings from Thursday, Aug. 17 - Sunday, Aug. 20 at the Impact Zone at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando.

A live episode of Impact Wrestling, dubbed Destination X, on Pop TV will be Thursday, Aug. 17. Taped shows will be Friday, Aug. 18 - Sunday, Aug. 20.

Admission is free.

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- GFW/IMPACT WRESTLING on POP

GFW/Impact Wrestling, under the Anthem Sports & Entertainment banner, is 8 p.m. ET Thursdays on Pop TV.

It is also available on GameTV in Canada and Fight Network.

- About GLOBAL FORCE WRESTLING

Global Force Wrestling is one of the world’s largest wrestling entertainment properties, creating more than 200 hours of original content annually across television and digital platforms and specializing in television properties, events, products, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers.

The roster features such greats as Bobby Lashley, Alberto El Patron, EC3, Eddie Edwards, Davey Richards, James Storm, Low-Ki and the high-flying X-Division, plus the lovely and lethal Knockouts, including Gail Kim. Its highly successful flagship, IMPACT WRESTLING, broadcasts in more than 120 countries around the world, including Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Pop (a joint venture of CBS Corporation and Lionsgate) in the United States, Fight Network and GameTV in Canada, Sony Six in India, Spike UK in the United Kingdom and SuperSport in Africa.

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