Wrestling & MMA

Outspoken MMA star Chael Sonnen joins Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling

The new Global Force Wrestling revealed some of its talent roster in a press conference Wednesday, May 6 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The roster includes talented international athletes, former NFL players, mixed martial artists and more.

“We have slowly but steadily been building toward this day,” Jeff Jarrett, GFW founder and CEO, said in a release. “The feedback I have received in my international travels has been off the charts. Fans are ready for the reveal of the entire GFW roster and they're eager for their voices to be heard!”

Staying true to the GFW mission statement, the roster offers “elite professional athletes from five different continents,” as well as “real stories, real people and real meaning.” Fans will see stars like the Bullet Club tag team (Machine Gun Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows); the Killer Elite Squad, a tag team composed of Lance Hoyt and Davey Boy Smith Jr., who have made a name for themselves in Japan as well as stints throughout the world.

Also joining GFW are Chris The Adonis Mordetsky, South African sensation PJ Black (formerly WWE’s Justin Gabriel), former NFL offensive lineman Quinn Moose Ojinnaka, and former TNA women’s stars Lei’D Tapa and Thea Trinidad, with more names to follow. GFW has alliances with 13 promotions on five continents, including New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Mexico’s AAA and more top independent organizations in Europe, Australia and Africa.

Also at the press conference, outspoken MMA star and ESPN broadcaster Chael Sonnen announced his role as an expert analyst for Global Force Wrestling.

“Chael Sonnen is someone we’ve talked about for a long time,” said Jarrett. “He’s not one to shy from speaking his mind, and we’re all eager to see what he has to say about the GFW athletes.”

The GFW Las Vegas TV tapings will occur Friday, July 24; Friday, August 21; and Friday, Oct. 23. Tickets for all three events will go on sale at noon Friday, May 15 with an exclusive pre-sale beginning noon Monday, May 11.

Tickets are available starting at $30 and can be purchased online at

www.orleansarena.com, by phone at 702-284-7777 or in-person at Boyd Gaming box offices.

VIP tickets will include a Meet-&-Greet with GFW talent.

Join the conversation online with the hashtag #GFWVegas

About Orleans Arena

The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. Orleans Arena hosts more than 200 events each year, including nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events.

For information, call 702-365-7469 or visit

www.OrleansArena.com.

Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter @orleansarena

Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com

About Global Force Wrestling

Global Force Wrestling is a privately owned professional wrestling and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tenn.

Founded in 2014, Global Force Wrestling is changing the wrestling and entertainment industry with an innovative and groundbreaking approach to fan interactivity, storytelling and overall entertainment to engage audiences across television, digital and social media platforms.

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