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.