Global Force Wrestling and American Ninja Warrior producers A. Smith & Co. Productions are teaming to produce a television series “that obliterates the conventions of televised wrestling,” according to a story on the Global Force Wrestling website.
“Global Force Wrestling is a complete reinvention of the sport that will really resonate with viewers – we’re taking what fans are traditionally used to seeing and flipping it on its head,” said Arthur Smith, CEO of A. Smith & Co. Productions, in the press release “All sports go through transitions, and wrestling is primed for its next evolution. We’re going to be adding a number of new features and elements that are going to completely change the entertainment level of the sport.”
GFW CEO Jeff Jarrett stated: “There are lots of companies that produce sports and lots of companies that produce entertainment, but no producer combines the worlds of sports and entertainment like A. Smith & Co. I can’t think of a better partner to collaborate and innovate with to take the sport that I love and have been part of for decades to new heights.” Read the official announcement at GlobalForceWrestling.com
Powell’s POV: Only time will tell whether the changes hyped are a positive. The big question remains whether there’s a network partner or a different platform on which the show will air. I assume that partnering with a well known production company will open some doors for GFW, which is obviously a positive.