The following was issued by Global Force Wrestling.
JEFF JARRETT TO RETURN TO NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING FOR OCT. 13’S “KING OF PRO-WRESTLING” EVENT IN TOKYO
NASHVILLE – Jeff Jarrett, whose visit to New Japan Pro Wrestling ostensibly to sign a partnership between that promotion and the Jarrett-helmed Global Force Wrestling at the G1 Climax event only to see the legendary wrestler/promoter join the “Bullet Club,” will make his return to NJPW for “King of Pro-Wrestling” on Oct. 13,
Jarrett appeared at the G1 show at the Seibu Dome in August at the invitation of Naoki Sugabayashi, chairman of the board of NJPW. After signing the agreement to exchange talent and co-promote some major events, Jarrett appeared later during the event after a match between IWGP heavyweight champion A.J. Styles and Tanahashi. With Styles and the rest of the Bullet Club administering a post-match beatdown to the Japanese star, Jarrett looked as though he was breaking up the melee. But, he pulled out a guitar with the words “Bullet Club” on the back and proceeded to smash it over Tanahashi’s head and reveal his allegiance to the hottest faction in pro wrestling.
“It was a business trip, and I took care of a lot of business,” Jarrett said. “Not only did I seal a deal for Global Force Wrestling with the hottest promotion in the Eastern Hemisphere, but I aligned with the biggest thing going in this business.
“It’s important for GFW fans to see us get involved with the best talent in the world. The Bullet Club certainly qualifies, and I’m looking forward to what we have in store for The King of Pro-Wrestling show.”
Styles will defend the IWGP title against Tanahashi in the main event. The rest of the Bullet Club will be in action as well, including IWGP tag team champions Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows.
GFW announced its partnership with NJPW on June 23, and plans already are in the works for the first co-promoted event.