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PRO WRESTLING: Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling tapings in July, August, October in Las Vegas

The glitz and glamour of Sin City will meet the hard-charging, high energy of professional wrestling when Global Force Wrestling brings its brand to Las Vegas for the first taping of its broadcast event shows on Friday, July 24 at the Orleans Arena.

The gaming and “Entertainment Capital of the World” has been the site for some of the biggest boxing and MMA fights in history. Now, Las Vegas has another major sporting event to add to that list.

“This time, what happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas,” Jeff Jarrett, GFW founder and CEO, said in a release. “Global Force Wrestling is looking forward to bringing the freshest brand of professional wrestling to fans from all over the world; and, it all starts right here in the fight capital of the world.”

GFW’s first three shows at the Orleans Arena will occur on Friday, July 24; Friday, Aug. 21 and Friday, Oct. 23. GFW has alliances with 13 affiliates on five continents, including New Japan Pro Wrestling, Mexico’s AAA and federations in Europe, Australia and Africa.

“Las Vegas hosts some of the world’s best entertainment and sporting events -- we are thrilled to be the home of the GFW brand and introduce fans to the next great wrestling franchise,” said Darren Davis, Executive Director of the Orleans Arena. “Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Wrestling promise to bring something new and exciting to the sport.”

Jarrett, a third-generation wrestling promoter, has been laying the groundwork for GFW for the past year. In addition to international partnerships, the former wrestling champion has been scouring North America for the newest and freshest talent professional wrestling has to offer.

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

For information, visit

www.GlobalForceWrestling.com or www.OrleansArena.com.

Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag

#GFWVegas.

About Global Force Wrestling

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

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.

In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events.

For more 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.

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