7/9 Global Force Wrestling results from Appleton, WI
Credit David and prowrestling.net:
1. Colt Cabana defeated Arya Daivari in 9:07. Lots of comedy in this match, the crowd loved Colt.
2. Joey Avalon defeated Jay Bradley and Matt Cage in a Triple Threat in 6:15. Joey is a local guy so he got some “Joey” chants from the crowd.
After the match, Eric Young hit the ring and gave Avalon a piledriver. The crowd was a bit torn as they gave “EY” chants but then booed him after he started speaking. He spoke negatively about Wisconsin, Global Force Wrestling, and Jeff Jarrett. Young said he wanted the King of the Mountain title that Jarrett won at Slammiversary because it belongs in TNA and he is a major star for TNA. Jarrett, who came out to the loudest reaction of the night, said that with the working relationship between TNA and GFW he invited Young to wrestle tonight, and because Young declined a match, Young needed to leave. Jarrett thanked everyone for being passionate about Global Force and coming to the ballpark tonight. Young attacked Jarrett and ended up leaving with the belt. It was a good segment. The crowd booed TNA being mentioned loudly and seemed legitimately down on TNA but not necessarily Young. The fact it is the King of the Mountain Title is a bit ridiculous though. A video of Young is already on Global Force’s Twitter.
3. Santana Garrett (a/k/a TNA’s Brittany) defeated Melanie Cruise in 7:34.
4. PJ Black defeated Sonjay Dutt in 8:23.
20 Minute Intermission with some of the talent signing autographs and taking pictures up on the concourse
5. Magnus defeated Tommaso Ciampa in 11:43.
Jim Duggan was introduced and received a standing ovation and some “Thank You Duggan” chants. He got everyone to give multiple “Hoooos” and “USA” chants as he spoke about his love for America and how grateful he is for his long career. Arya Daivari came out and spoke badly about Duggan and America. Duggan ended up clotheslining Daivari out of the ring.
6. Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson defeated O14K 10:13. A good tag match, people loved the Bullet Club and a lot of people with their shirts in the crowd.
Duggan and Jarrett came out to congratulate the Bullet Club. The two of them took pictures in the ring for $20 afterwards and had a long line and signed a lot of autographs.
Hornswoggle was in attendance. He got his start in the area years ago and is from Oshkosh.
The attendance was on par with the first few GFW shows, but it was a lively crowd all night. The show had a good vibe to it with the crowd and the good weather.
They used a four sided ring that apparently was supplied by Wisconsin Pro Wrestling that runs in the area. There was no explanation for where the six sided ring went.
Most of the wrestlers were extremely cool to fans during the autograph times, especially Duggan. There was a weird disconnect though between what GFW was charging for pictures and autographs versus the wrestlers. Some seemed unsure if they should charge or not for non-VIP members, while some were just doing their own thing selling at their tables charging at their discretion. If you wanted signatures though, there were multiple times with the VIP session, once doors opened, intermission, and after the show.
Duggan was the only one who didn’t bring anything to sell with him and was just having fun getting everyone to “hooo” with him. When I talked to him, he told me he had a blast on Legends’ House but was disappointed how much was cut out that they filmed.
I would recommend going to a Global Force show if it’s in your area. While it definitely doesn’t feel like this is anything to close to what will be on their TV product, it’s fun for what it is and there’s a little something for everyone.