AXS TV will air content from the women’s pro wrestling outfit WOW-Women of Wrestling beginning in 2019, according to network officials.
AXS TV will air telecasts from the wrestling company – owned by Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss – beginning in first-quarter 2019, the network said. The all-female pro wrestling bouts are currently streamed on YouTube.
MGM Television and Digital Group president Mark Burnett and David McLane, creator of women’s wrestling company Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling – which served as the inspiration for Netflix’s original series GLOW – will also be involved in the project, according to AXS TV.
“I knew of Jeanie’s 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 chair and CEO Mark Cuban said in a statement. “AXS TV’s long-term success inside the squared circle and broadcasting New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) makes airing WOW a natural fit.”