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Global Wrestling Federation had to be the one of the best regional organizations in wrestling history but it only lasted for 4 years. The Texas territory was around since the mid-60’s, but didn’t become famous until the 1980’s. Before, GWF was created NWA World Class Championship Wrestling dominated the Texas scene from 1966-1986.  When Fritz Von Erich left the NWA, he changed the name to World Class Wrestling Association which eventually became United States Wrestling Association (when Von Erich sold the organization to Jerry Jarrett the owner of the Championship Wrestling Association in Memphis, TN). The USWA had two areas of states in which they aired different shows... USWA in Memphis, and USWA in Dallas.  Then the USWA left Dallas in June of 1991. This lead to some of the USWA Dallas workers being unemployed until Joe Pedicino created the GWF in the same month. Many USWA Dallas wrestlers found themselves working with the GWF. 

The GWF had a cable television contract with ESPN in 1991 airing shows Monday through Friday and a syndication contract with America One Network. The GWF held shows from the Dallas Sportatorium. Craig Johnson (former commentator of USWA Dallas) and Scott Hudson hosted the program while Joe Pedicino delivered weekly news from pro wrestling and Bonnie Blackstone (Pedicino's wife) interviewed wrestlers and fans. The first GWF show aired in June of '91. It featured the GWF Television Title Tournament with stars such as Stan Lane, Buddy Landell, Adrian Street, Makhan Singh, Rip Rogers, Doug Somers, and other veterans. The Patriot became the first GWF TV champion by defeating “Nature Boy” Buddy Landell. The GWF tournaments had 3 semi-finalist with all three flipping a coin in which one wrestler entered the finals and two semi-finalist wrestled for the second spot in the finals. 

The main title was the GWF North American Title (won by The Patriot who defeated Al Perez). The GWF tag team titles (won by Chris Walker and Steve Simpson over the team of Scott Anthony (Raven) and Rip Rogers). The GWF TV title was the number one contender championship. The GWF Light Heavyweight title (won by The Lightning Kid/X-Pac over Jerry Lynn) was for wrestlers under 235 pounds. The tournaments also featured stars from Georgia All-Star Wrestling, Pro Wrestling America and USWA.   More...

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