ITV today announced it’s to bring back the iconic ‘WOS’ Wrestling for a 10-part series.
ITV has teamed up with Anthem Sports and Entertainment Corp; the parent company of IMPACT Wrestling, following a successful one-off-special, which aired on New Year’s Eve 2016.
Thirty years after the original WOS ended – and legendary stars such as Big Daddy, Mick McManus and Rollerball Rocco left British screens – this new series will feature the very best of today’s wrestlers from the current red-hot UK wrestling scene.
They will compete in front of a live audience at the intimate Preston Guild Hall on Thursday 25th May and Friday 26th May (doors 7pm / bell time 7.30pm).
Director of Entertainment, ITV Studios Manchester, Tom Mclennan said: “Britain’s wrestling scene is thriving and there has never been a better time to bring it back to ITV after a gap of 30 years.”
“The WOS brand is etched in professional wrestling tradition,” said Jeff Jarrett, Chief Creative Officer for IMPACT Wrestling.
“My family’s lineage in the industry dates back 70-plus years, so I am honoured to revive the legacy of this historic British series.”