Major League Wrestling Signs TV Deal

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Court Bauer‘s Major League Wrestling just stepped their game up, as the company announced today that they’ve signed a TV deal for a new weekly series.

Sports Illustrated reports the show — which is called Major League Wrestling: Fusion — will begin airing on beIN Sports on April 20 at 8pm in their “Friday Night Fury” fight block.

Bauer told SI they’ve been in talks since the fall with the cable company, who he says were very impressed with the product, and added: “We offer a different presentation because we identify ourselves as a combat sport, but we have a lot more creative freedom than every other combat sport to give the most high-octane presentation.”

According to Sports Illustrated, the deal allows MLW to reach over 50 million households and the wrestling company will be getting a rights fee — meaning they’ll be paid by the network.

In addition, Major League Wrestling also worked out a deal with Lucha Underground that allows Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix to appear as regulars on the show.

  • Louis

    “According to Sports Illustrated, the deal allows MLW to reach over 50 million households and the wrestling company will be getting a rights fee — meaning they’ll be paid by the network.”

    A buddy of mine who is a wrestling journalist like you are Ryan. He told me that this Bein network was one of the lowest viewed networks of last year. Near the bottom of the barrel.

    • willline

      Your point and his point can both be true at the same time. A channel can be in a lot of homes, even if few people watch it. beIN is primarily a soccer channel, so ratings will be shit except for live games on Saturday/Sunday during the day. Signing MLW is a likely attempt to provide add new content on days/times soccer is not being played.

    • Lou DiFigliano

      You can just say your “buddy” is Justin LaBar.

      • Louis

        LOL.

    • SuckaFreeSince83

      Either way MLW is still getting paid.

      • Louis

        Either way you can suck my dick.