18. Jeff Jarrett Says Impact Wrestling Merging With Global Force Wrestling Is An Interesting Situation, Talks About India’s Importance To Impact Wrestling
During a recent interview with Akhilesh Gannavarapu, Jeff Jarrett talked about Impact Wrestling merging with Global Force Wrestling, importance of Indian market to Impact Wrestling & more. Below are the highlights:
You’ve merged Global Force Wrestling with Impact Wrestling. Can you give us your thoughts behind the idea, and also regarding the GFW title being added to the list of championships in the promotion?
“Yes, it’s a part of the merger. As things come together, and the fans will see on television – like you just said, I launched Global Force Wrestling (GFW) in April 2014. The days, and months, and now the years, as they roll by, and as they become one (Impact Wrestling and GFW), I think it’s going to be an interesting situation for the fans, and something we’re all excited about. Which is a part of the rebranding.”
You’ve obviously spearheaded deals in the past with promotions in Mexico and Japan, among other countries. Where does India rank for you as a market?
“Oh, I’ve been asked that question a lot, obviously. It’s right there at the top, outside the United States. I would say United Kingdom and India are tied for number one. I think India is a very, very important market for us, and something we’re very excited about. The CEO of Sony Pictures was present during the taping, and he came in the ring and presented Mahabali Shera with a trophy.
So the Sony relationship, the Indian relationship is a priority for us.”