By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Global Wrestling Entertainment issued the following press release to announce they are partnering with Monopoly Events to present content from the the Liverpool Comic Con and “For The Love of Wrestling” events on FITE TV.
Monopoly Events and Global Force Entertainment have partnered to make FITE TV the exclusive home of streamed content from Monopoly’s UK Comic Cons.
After the success of Starrcast and NWA 70, this is the next series of events GFE will bring to FITE. The first such event will be Comic Con Liverpool, March 8-10 from the Exhibition Centre Liverpool. It will include an appearance by the icon Sting.
The second event Monopoly and GFE will bring to FITE is “For the Love of Wrestling,” April 27-28, also from Exhibition Centre Liverpool. Those appearing are a veritable who’s who of wrestling greats, including Ric Flair, Bret “Hitman” Hart, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan.
Monopoly Events is a leader in the industry that has brought engaging Comic Cons throughout the UK for years,” GFE CEO Jeff Jarrett said. “And now we are excited to bring these compelling panel discussions as well as other exclusive content to FITE subscribers.”
“We are delighted to have formed a new partnership with Global Force Entertainment to bring our brands and events into the living rooms of fans all over the world,” Monopoly CEO Andy Kleek said.
GFE and FITE will release more information about pricing and programming in January.
“Jeff Jarrett has brought us another unique segment of programming that fits well into our portfolio,” FITE COO Michael Weber said. “The potential for this vertical is virtually unlimited.”
Powell’s POV: There’s not an actual pro wrestling show listed, so it appears it will consist of Q&A panels and other footage from the convention. We’ll pass along the pricing and programming once it’s announced.
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