AJ Mendez returns in a big way with Women Of Wrestling.
Former WWE AJ Lee is the executive producer and color commentator for the promotion, originating from GLOW, and she was the front man speaking with a video announcement for the company’s return to television. Mendez notes that the promotion will return to television on September 17 under the Paramount/CBS banner. All details and information are below:
WOW – WOMEN OF WRESTLING, the world’s leading all-female sports-entertainment company, today unveiled its new key art and announced the series will premiere nationwide over the weekend of September 17th. WOW, the only all-female wrestling organization with a global TV footprint, will be available in syndication through Paramount Global Content Distribution, marking the largest distribution deal ever in women’s wrestling history.
WOW – WOMEN OF WRESTLING was cleared in 100% of the US, including the following networks: CBS owned and operated stations, Sinclair Communications, Nexstar Broadcasting, Hearst Television, TEGNA Media, Weigel Broadcasting, Gray Media and Cox Television. Internationally, the show has already been licensed in Canada (CHCH and CHEK), Australia (10 Play) and Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore (MOLA), with more to come.
Owned by pioneering sports executive Jeanie Buss, WOW was founded by David McLane, founder of the original GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Global professional wrestling superstar, screenwriter, mental health advocate and New York Times bestselling author AJ Mendez serves as executive producer and color commentator.
“From sports to politics to business and beyond, women’s voices are being heard louder than ever and the superheroes of WOW couldn’t be more excited to step into the ring on September 17 and join this revolution,” said WOW owner Jeanie Buss. “We are grateful to our partners at Paramount Global Content Distribution for providing a platform for these inspiring athletes.”
“The superheroes of WOW have come from all walks of life to prove who’s the best and strive to show the world what has been missing from professional women’s wrestling for years,” said WOW creator David McLane.
“We can’t wait to share the exciting sports-entertainment experience of WOW – WOMEN OF WRESTLING with a wider audience,” said Dan Cohen, Chief Content Licensing Officer at Paramount Global. “We know that viewers will be inspired and empowered by the athleticism and emotional backstories of superheroes while being thoroughly entertained by this unique roster of athletes. We look forward to working with Jeanie Buss and David McLane as this brand continues to grow.”
WOW’s return had big plans as the promotion was reportedly in talks to bring in Lita, but the WWE Hall of Famer had no interest in working with David McLane. Tessa Blanchard was also signed to work with WOW, but the former IMPACT World Champion reportedly had a falling out with McLane and the promotion after going too far in a promo with WOW star Samatha Sage.
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