New female wrestling company Wrestlicious have released a statement in which they tease they are currently in negotiations with recently released TNA Knockouts. The company has just cleared more channels in America through syndication for their show, ‘Wrestlicious TakeDown’, the move means they are now available to 60% of American households.
LAS VEGAS, January 25, 2010–Wrestlicious LLC announced today that Wrestlicious TakeDown will be syndicated nationally via America One. (http://americaone.com)
Wrestlicious TakeDown is the brainchild of Jay Vargas, who became the youngest Powerball winner in history when he won 35.3 million at the age of 19. Other producers on TakeDown are former G.L.O.W.-(Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling) executives Steve Blance and Johnny Cafarella. Legendary wrestling manager Jimmy “Mouth Of The South” Hart is a consulting producer on the series.
TakeDown will air Saturday evenings at 11:30 PM ET on America One affiliates beginning on Saturday, March 6th, 2010. America One programming is seen in over 60% of the United States and Puerto Rico via 155 major network and independent broadcast stations and regional sports networks. AmericanOne and Wrestlicious LLC have signed a one year deal for TakeDown.
“America One Television is thrilled to have Wrestlicious as an exciting and vital addition to our prime time sports and entertainment lineup” stated Robb Hudspeth, Program Director at America One Network. “Our viewers have been hungry for quality wrestling and Wrestlicious TakeDown is the perfect treat to satisfy!”
Many top-rated female wrestlers will be featured on Wreslticious TakeDown, including 17 (or 33%) of the 2009 Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) “Female 50”. That number may increase soon, as Wrestlicious is currently in negotiations with recently released TNA Knockouts.
In a separate syndication deal announced last week, Takedown has cleared 15 U.S. markets including Little Rock and Memphis and top 10 DMA’s Atlanta (8) and Dallas (5). More clearances, including at least two more top 10 DMAs) are expected this week. Takedown is being marketed at the 2010 NAPTE (National Association Of Television Program Executives) convention being held January 25-27 in Las Vegas.
“America One has a rich history of wrestling, with ECW, NWA and others airing on the network in the past. We are proud to be part of this great tradition and to expand our broadcast platform of Wrestlicious TakeDown with America One” said Cafarella. “It’s very exciting and gratifying for us to see such a tremendous response to our initial offering of our action/comedy based brand”
Wrestlicious previously announced cable television deals in the U.S. and Canada with MavTV and Bite TV respectively. TakeDown premieres Monday, March 1 at 11 PM ET on both cable networks.