Global Force Wrestling today announced that the first event under its banner will be in conjunction with New Japan Pro Wrestling and its January 4 show from the Tokyo Dome.
“GFW Presents New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 9” will air live in North America at 2AM EST on January 4. The four-hour telecast will also air in prime time in North America at 7PM EST on pay-per-view including DirecTV, Dish, AT&T U-verse, Comcast, Verizon Fios and all cable systems in the United States, and in Canada on Bell ExpressVu TV, Rogers, Shaw, Sasktel and Telus.
“This is one of the great events on the wrestling calendar every year, and for GFW to have the opportunity to bring it to the American audience is an honor and a privilege,” GFW founder and CEO Jeff Jarrett said. “This event has a history that involves not only the greatest names in Japanese wrestling history but some of the greatest names in U.S. wrestling history.”
The show will be available in English and in Japanese via the second audio program (SAP) button on your TV. GFW will reveal the North American announcers for the event in the near future.