During the preshow for the final Game Changer Wrestling event of 2020, aptly named Good Riddance, AEW’s Joey Janela had some news. In 2021, he plans to break a World Record for the longest sporting event in history. Taking place on January 29th and going into January 30th, he intends to help run a 24 hour professional wrestling event.
And We Thoughts Wrestlemania Was A Long Show!
While Janela won’t be able to get a record for longest sporting event ever, as a Cricket Game between England & South Africa once wnet 43 hours and 16 minutes back in 1939, he can top the longest wrestling event ever. Right now, this record is largely untracked, but it’s a safe bet that Wrestlemania 35 holds it. The kickoff show was 1 hour and 58 minutes long, and the main card ran for 5 hours and 19 minutes.
It was an endurance test to say the least, despite being a great show with matches like Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch, Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston and more. A total length of 7 hours and 17 minutes still won’t come close to what Janela has planned.
Joey Janela Has A Great Creative Mind For Modern Wrestling
This planned event from the mind of Joey Janela will be named Fight Forever, and aired free. They will rely on donations for the event to make money, a tactic used often over this year.
“Streaming LIVE and FREE, Fight Forever will feature top stars from across all of independent professional wrestling competing in matches spanning a variety of styles and stipulations. In addition, GCW will partner with individual talent to book curated programming blocks over the course of the telethon. Participating wrestlers and match cards will be announced over the course of the next few weeks. 100% of donations will go directly to the performers, all of whom have seen their income dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
That comes from the official press release on this show. We don’t know who will be on this show, how many time’s they will have to wrestle, or really many details at all. We just know that this has never been done before, and again shows that Janela knows how to keep making history in professional wrestling. It will take place on a closed set, with COVID-19 testing to occur before entry.
Will you be tuning into some of Fight Forever? Who do you hope to see on this event? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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