Hollywood Reporter is reporting that AXS TV is expanding their pro wrestling reach with a new series.
WOW, the Women of Wrestling league that is owned by the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and television and film producer Mark Burnett, has signed a partnership agreement with the cable network.
The cable, satellite and telco distribution deal with MGM Television will see AXS TV begin taping WOW events in Los Angeles, California later this year. The plan is to begin airing the shows on AXS TV in early 2019. Dates, venues and ticket sales information is said to be “forthcoming.”
“I knew of [WOW owner] Jeanie [Buss’] passion for elevating women’s wrestling for several years, so when Mark Burnett told me what MGM Studios has planned for WOW, I decided to get involved,” AXS TV CEO Mark Cuban commented in a statement released on Monday. “AXS TV’s long-term success inside the squared circle and broadcasting New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) makes airing WOW a natural fit.”
The return and previous success of GLOW on Netflix, which recently announced a second season, reportedly led to the decision for AXS TV and WOW to team up and produce a new series.
“Fortunately, I grew up knowing that the key to building a winner starts with teamwork,” said the WOW owner in the aforementioned statement. “I’m so thankful that Mark Burnett and his MGM Studios, and now Mark Cuban’s AXS TV, are all part of our WOW team. AXS TV will provide a valuable platform to boost audience awareness of our WOW Superheroes, help grow our digital ecosystem and provide the best in women’s wrestling to the millions of fans who want to see powerful, confident women do battle in the ring.”
For more information on the Women Of Wrestling (WOW) promotion, visit their official website at WOWE.com.