PJ Black (the former Justin Gabriel) recently signed with GFW and will be facing Sanada at their TV tapings in the “NEX*GEN Title Tournament.” In a recent interview with Cult of Whatever he discussed why he chose to walk away from WWE:
I see myself as more of an artist, I don’t really care about how much money I make, for me it’s more about the art of professional wrestling. There are a lot of guys that will just hang around because Vince will give everyone a shot and some guys will just hang around thinking that tomorrow will be their shot and then the next thing you know three years have gone by. One year went by and I realized it wasn’t going to happen and I couldn’t wait any longer and that is the reason I quit. There are guys there that will just hang around waiting for their shots, who knows if it’s going to happen, it’s all a timing thing.
On top of PJ’s match the following has been confirmed for GFW’s first “Amped” tapings:
Global Title Tournament Matches:
* Brian Myers (Curt Hawkins) vs. Chris Mortedzky (Chris Masters)
* Bobby Roode vs. TBA
* Kongo Kong vs. Nick Aldis (Magnus)
NEX*GEN Title Tournament Matches:
* Jigsaw vs. Sonjay Dutt
Tag Team Title Tournament:
* Chris Sabin and Kushida vs. Reno SCUM
Women’s Title Tournament:
* Christina Von Eerie vs. Mickie James vs. Lei’D Tapa
*Bestia 666 vs. Blood Eagle vs. Steve Pain vs. Phoenix Star vs. Zokre vs. Misterioso Jr.
NASHVILLE – Global Force Wrestling’s TV tapings on July 24 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas will carry the name “Amped.”
“Amped will be the show that unites promotions and showcases the very best men and women professional wrestlers on the planet,” GFW founder and CEO Jeff Jarrett said.
GFW also is excited to announce four unique divisions: GFW Global Championship, GFW Tag Team Championship, GFW Women’s Championship and GFW NEX*GEN Championship. These titles will be up for grabs in four separate tournaments that kick off on July 24 at the Orleans Arena.
“There is no doubt in my mind that I will be the first GFW Global Champion, and I will raise that title in Las Vegas,” former TNA Heavyweight champion Bobby Roode said.
When asked about the NEX*GEN division, Jarrett stated, “It’s about the up-and-comers, the fearless new faces in this industry from around the globe. You will be talking about these guys for years to come.”
GFW co-founder Karen Jarrett is excited about the women’s division.
“We want to unite women’s divisions around the globe and give the fans never-before-seen matchups with the best female wrestlers in the industry,” she said.
More Global Force Wrestling “Amped” tapings are set for the Orleans, on Aug. 21 and Oct. 23.