Global Force Wrestling Founder Jeff Jarrett was a guest on The Roman Show.
The decision of Owen Hart joining the WWE Hall of Fame depends on one person, says Jarrett.
The 16-time world champ remembered the late Hart who lost his life during an equipment malfunction in 1999. Jarrett spoke highly of his friend.
“It doesn’t matter what Hall of Fame [Hart] goes in,” Jarrett said. “It goes without saying Owen Hart, whether he gets inducted or not...I remember; the fans remember; the family remembers the great human being he was, and it supersedes the wrestling.”
GFW kicks off its summer long tour June 13 in Knoxville, Tenn. with a full length wrestling show, featuring an all-star line up of wrestlers like Thea Trinidad, Doc Gallows, The Young Bucks, Chris Sabin, Scott Steiner and more.
“The shows are hard hitting action,” Jarrett said.
The announcement of the company was revealed last year, but he waited for the company’s first show to build brand awareness.
“As you know, my family comes from the professional wrestling business for over 70 years,” he said. “One thing I learned from my father [Jerry] and grandfather and my career is that you really have to create brand awareness, and in 2015 that isn’t easy to do.”
He also discussed former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen’s role in the company, including possibly jumping inside the ring.
“We tabled it,” he said. “Chael is an athlete first of all. He is charismatic, and he has a passion for professional wrestling.”
In addition, he addressed CM Punk and perhaps a role with GFW.
“CM Punk is headed in his career,” he said. “I don’t like to comment on hypotheticals, what ifs. I have a lot respect for CM Punk. Win or lose, he already won because he is following his passion off MMA.”
GWF TV tapings will occur in Las Vegas in July. No word yet where it will air.
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- Rodolfo Roman of The Roman Show
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