AFTER THREE DECADES OF WAITING, IT LOOKS LIKE BRITISH WRESTLING WILL FINALLY RETURN HOME TO MAJOR BRITISH TELEVISION.
Impact Wrestling have teamed up with ITV Studios in Manchester to produce a full series of ‘WOS Wrestling’, the programme that had a very successful one off showing on New Years Eve last year.
They will compete in front of a live audience at the intimate Preston Guild Hall in Preston on Thursday 25th May and Friday 26th May.
A press release from impactwrestling.com states that ‘This initial commission is part of a comprehensive co-production agreement between ITV Studios and IMPACT Wrestling to relaunch the WOS Wrestling brand, bringing British stars to ITV while leveraging the roster and creative team of Impact Wrestling along with its expertise in live event production and international distribution.’.
Director of Entertainment, ITV Studios Manchester, Tom Mclennan said:
“Britain’s wrestling scene is thriving and there has never been a better time to bring it back to ITV after a gap of 30 years.”
This was also echoed by Jeff Jarrett, Chief Creative Officer for IMPACT Wrestling, who added:
“The WOS brand is etched in professional wrestling tradition. My family’s lineage in the industry dates back 70-plus years, so I am honoured for the opportunity to work on reviving the legacy of this historic British series.”