By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
The following press release was issued on Monday regarding Global Force Entertainment presenting the WrestleCade Supershow on FITE TV.
The next event for the highly successful partnership between Global Force Entertainment and FITE TV is WrestleCade, Nov. 23-25 from Greensboro, North Carolina.
The centerpiece of the weekend is the fourth annual WrestleCade Supershow, where new NWA Champ Nick Aldis will defend his title against former world champ/MMA crossover superstar Jake Hager, formerly known as Jack Swagger. WrestleCade also will feature panel discussions, including one entitled “November to Remember: Celebrating 25 Years of ECW.”
GFE and FITE announced their collaboration in May 2018, starting with GFE CEO Jeff Jarrett’s “Ain’t He Great Tour” live from Sheffield, England. The show was well received by the fans in attendance as well as the viewers streamed the show live on FITE.
Here are some other highlights from the GFE/FITE partnership:
In late August GFE brought to FITE TV the innovative Starrcast. Starrcast was a four-day podcasting convention that was held in conjunction with the record-breaking, wrestler promoted and produced “All In” wrestling card in Chicago. FITE aired All In and achieved unprecedented viewership for such an event. Starrcast consisted of 26 live podcasts on FITE that also were available for later streaming. It was an unqualified success, with thousands of viewers from around the world binge-watching their favorite wrestling stars in various panel discussions.
In early September, GFE followed up with a British version of Starrcast called Wrestling Media Con live from Manchester, England. Using a similar programming format as Starrcast, Media Con featured wrestling-themed panel discussions. The weekend of live programming on FITE was highlighted by the inaguaral Media Con Hall of Fame induction.
On Oct. 21, GFE brought exclusively to FITE the NWA 70th Anniversary Show. This event was headlined by the “American Nightmare” Cody defending his title against Aldis in a best two-out-of-three falls match that kept the fans on the edge of their seats throughout. NWA 70 took place in Nashville in front of a raucous, standing-room only crowd at the historic Fairgrounds Sports Arena, where hundreds of NWA events had taken place in the last 40 years. The FITE telecast was deemed a success with thousands of live viewers from around the world. It is available for replay for a limited time on FITE.
“Jeff Jarrett and his team at Global Force Entertainment over the past six months have raised the bar regarding the type of wrestling programs that FITE has been able to make available to our one million registered users,” FITE COO Michael Weber said. “FITE has experienced tremendous success with the innovative types of programs that GFE has produced and we can’t wait to see what they will bring to us next.”
Jarrett is a WWE Hall of Famer and third-generation promoter who has seen a bevy of changes in the wrestling business over the past 40 years.
“There are so many exciting things happening right now,” Jarrett said. “The appetite for wrestling content seems to be growing exponentially, and we’re willing to span the globe to bring the very best programming to the fans and to FITE.”
Powell’s POV: The FITE TV app continues to be a great resource for pro wrestling fans both for pay-per-views and even free content such as the weekly Ring of Honor and Major League Wrestling television shows. WrestleCade weekend has become one of the bigger independent conventions and it should be fun to see the NWA Youtube shows build up the Aldis vs. Hager main event. The SuperShow will be available for $19.99 and there is a “full pack” option for the weekend available for $39.99 along with several individually priced options for various shows.
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