It was announced last week that ITV Studios Entertainment Manchester would join forces with Impact Wrestling to bring World Of Sport Wrestling to ITV in a ten episode series. Jeff Jarrett will serve as Executive Producer.
Jarrett recently spoke with The Mirror about the ITV World of Sport revival, which will debut in July. He says that WOS is going to be "a full-on wrestling promotion.
“Being a part of this opportunity is great, but from the very beginning, it’s a full-on wrestling promotion. It goes with everything. This show is already being shopped internationally around the world. We are going to look at live touring, merchandise, licensing, who knows, maybe a pay-per-view in the future. But it’s a full-on wrestling promotion. It’s not going to just be a television show.”
Jarrett says that the talent for WOS won't just be from the UK either.
“But there are going to be international stars too, whether it’s from IMPACT, Japan, Lucha Libre, Japan or whatever it may be. There is definitely going to be international stars integrated with the British talent.”
And he's committed to let the talent work for independent promotions when they're not at WOS, though they won't be allowed to be on TV elsewhere.
“In my opinion independent wrestling is somewhat the lifeblood of professional wrestling nowadays. Myself and Ed have made it a real strong initiative at IMPACT, working out partnerships with [Pro-Wrestling] NOAH in Japan, AAA in Mexico, The Crash in Mexico, multiple promotions around the world. As far as on-screen, on television, that’s the nature of the business we’re in, so they won’t be participating in other television programs, but independent promotions, yes.”
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