Later this yr WOW Women of Wrestling will make its huge return to tv courtesy of its multi-year cope with ViacomCBS, and although there have been a number of hurdles alongside the best way, it is nearly time for WOW to introduce a number of new stars to wrestling followers. In a brand new interview with Variety’s Strictly Business podcast, WOW co-owner Jeanie Buss was requested why she determined to proceed with the challenge after previous reboots, and in her reply, Buss revealed that she absolutely expects to seek out the feminine model of Dwayne The Rock Johnson or John Cena as they refine and increase this launching pad for brand spanking new stars.
When requested about why she determined to proceed with WOW after the previous iterations, Buss is assured they’ve discovered the best companion this time round to make this a sustainable mannequin for generations to come back. “If women listen to that, then there would be no women’s sports at all. It’s just taking people like me who believe and are willing to invest, as promoters and figuring out a sustainable model. We finally found the right partner in CBS Viacom and we are now launching in September AND we have coverage over 100% of the outlets in the United States. We’re overseas and in Australia, we’re picking up markets as we go along,” Buss stated.
“It’s one of those things where, if you build it, they will come. We need to put a flag in the ground and now we finally have the right partner that will give us the exposure that we so desperately needed to show that women can draw ratings, that women can be the center stage and be the draw. This was the sustainable model that I feel can last for generations and that this is my investment back into women and athletics,” Buss stated.
Regarding studying from previous variations, Buss stated “The product has always been strong, the storytelling, the wrestling, it was just finding the audience and making sure the women were properly trained and finding those stars. I fully expect that we will find the female version of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson or John Cena, that this will be a launching pad for stars that really needed an opportunity to gain attention and gain an audience.”
WOW Women of Wrestling will premier on CBS-affiliated networks on September seventeenth, and you discover out much more in regards to the new lineup and the expertise behind the present proper right here.
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