WOW-Women Of Wrestling has been making some good moves in recent weeks after it was announced back in June that the promotion would be coming to AXS TV in 2019 (read that story here).
Recently, current IMPACT Knockouts Champion Tessa Blanchard has signed on with WOW (see that here), as well as former NXT Superstar Shaul Guerrero, the daughter of WWE Hall Of Famer Eddie Guerrero, to do the ring announcing (check that out here). Now today, AXS TV has revealed the show will premiere on Friday, January 14th to join New Japan Pro Wrestling for the station’s Friday night lineup:
JEANIE BUSS’ WOW-WOMEN OF WRESTLING MAKES ITS DEBUT ON AXS TV, THE SERIES’ EXCLUSIVE BROADCASTING HOME, ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
Los Angeles, CA – October 10, 2018 – Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and Mark Cuban’s AXS TV announced today the premiere date for Buss’ emerging hit series WOW-WOMEN OF WRESTLING, making its network debut on Friday, January 18, 2019. AXS TV is the exclusive broadcast home for the Buss-owned WOW-Women of Wrestling, which joins the network’s highly successful Friday Night lineup that also includes the fan-favorite NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING promotion and live MMA action from Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA).
WOW Superhero events present all-female professional wrestling bouts with the theatrical flair of a blockbuster concert mixed with the hard-hitting action fans have come to expect from the popular promotion. WOW has amassed a large and dedicated fan base throughout the years, on the strength of the unique personalities of the captivating warriors who put their skills on full display as they go toe-to-toe inside the squared circle. The eight-episode series will feature 35 wrestlers, including third generation wrestling superstar Tessa Blanchard, returning superheroes The Beast, Stephy Slays, Jungle Grrrl, Beverly Hills Babe and talented newcomers to WOW such as Faith the Lioness and Princess Aussie.
David McLane, the beloved commentator and impresario behind the iconic ’80s TV series GLOW “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” has produced an action-packed series of intriguing matches. All eyes are on WOW World Champion Santana Garrett as she defends the coveted WOW World Championship belt from a bevy of determined challengers. Will this be the season a new champion is crowned?
McLane will provide insightful ringside commentary, joined by play-by-play announcer Stephen Dickey. Wrestling royalty Shaul Guerrero will serve as the ring announcer for each event while Brigiite Valadez will be delivering the inside scoop as backstage reporter.
“We are excited to add the series and welcome the incredible athletes and characters of WOW to our hit Friday night lineup”, said AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon. “This is the perfect time to add WOW and deliver on Jeanie Buss’ vision of strong women wrestlers in the spotlight on national television.”
“AXS TV broke ground with its airing of New Japan Pro Wrestling,” said McLane. “They are doing it again with the broadcasting of WOW. AXS TV is providing fight fans an amazing hour of action … and WOW is proud to be a part of their epic lineup!”
WOW-WOMEN OF WRESTLING is the leading women’s professional wrestling organization and is owned by Jeanie Buss in partnership with MGM Television and David McLane.
About AXS TV FIGHTS
Currently in its 15th year of combat sports and pro wrestling broadcasting, AXS TV dedicates every Friday night to exciting in-ring action, kicking off in 2019 with the new addition of WOW-WOMEN OF WRESTLING. Friday nights also feature the award-winning weekly series NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING, which showcases the best matches from the second largest and fastest growing pro wrestling organization in the world, and live mixed martial arts on AXS TV FIGHTS, which has broadcast over 410 events and 2500 fights from over 50 promotions including Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA).
About WOW-Women of Wrestling
WOW-Women Of Wrestling, the leading women’s professional wrestling organization, is owned by Jeanie Buss in partnership with MGM Television and David McLane. It is the premier organization and content provider for live events and programming featuring women’s professional wrestling. WOW’s empowered women come from all different backgrounds and professions, and are marketed as WOW Superheroes, the main attraction of every WOW presentation. WOW’s current digital ecosystem, also known as “WOW World,” consists of its website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channel, with broadcast on AXS TV starting in 2019. For more information about the WOW Superheroes, its villains, and its over-the-top characters, visit www.wowe.com.
About AXS TV
AXS TV was created in 2012 by entrepreneur Mark Cuban in conjunction with AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and CBS. Since its founding, the network has established itself as the premier destination for classic rock content, delivering an eclectic programming roster that includes original series such as THE BIG INTERVIEW WITH DAN RATHER, ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR, and REAL MONEY, as well as music festival programming, hard-hitting mixed martial arts events, and a slate of acclaimed documentaries and iconic concerts from some of music’s most influential artists. Since 2013, AXS TV has served as the exclusive North American home of the hit singing competition THE X FACTOR UK, bringing the fan-favorite series stateside for the first time ever. The network is also the U.S. home of the popular NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING and WOW-WOMEN OF WRESTLING promotions and Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) and CES MMA. AXS TV is currently available nationally in the United States and parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. For a list of providers, visit axs.tv/subscribe. For more information, see www.axs.tv. Follow AXS TV on Facebook,Twitter @axstv; Instagram; and YouTube. Press information is available at axstvmediacenter.com.
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WWE News: Finn Balor Returns To Action At Tonight’s Live Event
Finn Balor was back in action tonight at WWE Live in Bakersfield!
Ahead of tomorrow night’s TLC pay-per-view in San Jose, California, WWE’s RAW roster was in action last night with a Live Event in Nashville, Tennessee (see the results here) and noticeably absent was Finn Balor, who hasn’t been seen since he was sent home early from last weekend’s South American tour.
Earlier today, it was reported that Balor had yet to be cleared from an illness (find that story here), as a number of WWE Superstars had come down with what sounds like the cold or flu bug (check out that story here). As for Finn’s scheduled match at TLC tomorrow night, it was speculated to possibly be in jeopardy since he had yet to be cleared for any physical contact.
However, it looks like all systems are a go for Balor tomorrow night, as he returned to the ring this evening as WWE is live in Bakersfield, California for another RAW Live Event:
— Joaquin Cardenas (@JoaquinDjfluffy) December 16, 2018
Balor was in action in a Triple Threat, facing Dolph Ziggler and his TLC opponent, Drew McIntyre. You can catch TLC live on pay-per-view or the WWE Network tomorrow night at 7PM EST, with the Kickoff beginning at 6PM. As always, you can follow along with the action right here on The Chairshot with Mitchell’s Live Report. Plus, join the conversation on Twitter with various members of the team (@theCHAIRSHOTcom).
*SPOILERS* Ring Of Honor Final Battle Fallout TV Taping Results (12/15/18)
Spoiler results from tonight’s Ring Of Honor Final Battle Fallout!
Now that Final Battle is in the rear-view mirror, Ring Of Honor was at the 2300 Arena (better known as the ECW Arena) in Philadelphia tonight to follow that up with their Final Battle Fallout television tapings.
Of course, the name of the event gives away what the show is all about after some big events at last night’s Final Battle (peep the results with today’s Daily DeMarco). Scheduled in advance of the tapings would be a Proving Ground Match as Luchasaurus looked to get a shot at the ROH World Television Title when he met the champion, Jeff Cobb. Plus, Zack Sabre Jr. against ‘Hot Sauce’ Tracy Williams, Juice Robinson versus PJ Black and more. Below are the results, which you can catch in the coming weeks on ROH TV:
- The Elite make their way out and announce tonight it will be Cody, The Young Bucks & Hangman Page taking on Best Friends, Flip Gordon & ROH World Champion Jay Lethal
- Internet Exclusive: The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser & Brian Milonas) defeated The Sons Of Savagery (Bishop Khan & Malcolm Moses)
- Proving Ground Match: ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb defeated Luchasaurus
- Jenny Rose & Sumie Sakai defeated Twisted Sisterz (Holidead & Thunder Rosa)
- Ian Riccaboni introduces Marty Scurll, Flip Gordon, Dalton Castle and Chris Sabin, explaining that all four have earned an ROH World Title shot and will battle in a Four Corner Survival Match for #1 Contendership. Matt Taven makes his way out and cuts a promo about being the real champ, which leads to ROH World Champion Jay Lethal coming out and security has to separate them
- WOH World Women’s Title: Kelly Klein retained over Nikki Adams, after the match Klein says all of her matches moving forward will have the title on the line. Jenny Rose makes her way out and challenges Klein to a Street Fight for the title in January, which is accepted
- Christopher Daniels comes out to cut a promo and says goodbye to Ring Of Honor. Joe Koff makes his way out and offers Daniels a new contract, but Shane Taylor attacks him from behind and rips it up
- ROH World Title #1 Contender’s Four Corner Survival Match: Dalton Castle defeated Chris Sabin, Flip Gordon & Marty Scurll, after the match Jay Lethal comes to the ring and shakes hands with Castle
- Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Tracy Williams
- Britt Baker & Madison Rayne defeated Twisted Sisterz (Holidead & Thunder Rosa)
- ROH World Tag Titles: The Briscoes retained over SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky), after the match Kazarian & Scorpio waved goodbye to the crowd
- Marty Scurll comes out for a promo and gets attacked by The Kingdom. They ask Marty where his friends The Elite are, Marty says they’re gone but he made new ones. The lights go out and come back on revealing Brody King, then off-and-on again to reveal PCO who are now going as Villain Enterprises.
- ROH World TV Title #1 Contender’s Tournament: Eli Isom defeated Facade
- Rush defeated TK O’Ryan, after the match the rest of The Kingdom hit the ring and attacked Rush
- Juice Robinson defeated PJ Black by DQ, after the match Juice cuts a promo about ROH and says fans will see much more of him there in 2019
- Shane Taylor defeated Mike Law, after the match Taylor cuts a promo about ambushing Christopher Daniels
- Colt Cabana interviews Flip Gordon in the ring about Final Battle, but Kenny King interrupts
- No Disqualification: Silas Young defeated Beer City Bruiser
- Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll, Brody King & PCO) defeated Cheeseburger, Eli Isom & Ryan Nova, this originally was supposed to be for The Kingdom’s 6-Man Titles but Matt Taven would cut a promo telling Villain Enterprises to earn it first
- Honor Club Exclusive: Best Friends, Flip Gordon & Jay Lethal defeated Cody, Hangman Page & The Young Bucks, after the match Bully Ray comes out and says this will never be their house and leaves everyone laying along with The Briscoes, Silas Young and Shane Taylor
Results c/o PWInsider