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Women of Wrestling (WOW) announces return, AJ Mendez joins as Executive Producer

Women of Wrestling (WOW) is on its way back!

The all-female organization known for its talent as Superheros has landed a multi-year deal with ViacomCBS. WOW recently had a deal with AXS TV which is the home of IMPACT, which ended in June 2020. The promotion was originally founded in 2000 by David McLane who was the founder of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW). New episodes of WOW will begin in weekend syndication starting in September, 2022. 

While speaking with ET, league owner and executive producer, Jeanie Buss had the following to say:

“Wrestling’s presentation of women has long been very important to me, and we now are presenting the epitome in sports entertainment that will highlight the athleticism of these superstars as we reintroduce WOW. Our partnership with the entire ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group family allows us to continue our mission of providing wrestling fans and WOW Superheroes what they have all deserved: a global platform for a dedicated women’s wrestling league.”

Buss continued, “There are so many female athletes that don’t get a chance to shine. People in a position like mine have to invest in opportunities for women to compete and to shine and to show us what they got. These two women right here deserve the spotlight. They deserve to be seen.”

Buss was joined by current WOW World Champion The Beast and former WOW World Champion Tessa Blanchard while speaking with ET. In a press conference, it was announced that AJ Mendez [Lee] has returned to professional wrestling and will be working with WOW as an executive producer.

A few times throughout the year, a promotion appeared on Twitter with an account for NGW Federation. This was a rebranding effort for WOW. WOW has just posted that promotional video on their Twitter account.

Other names that will be with WOW according to ET are Danni, Alex Gracia, Briana Montez, Killa Kate, and Imo Akpan.

Check back in with Diva Dirt for further news on the women of WOW.

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