Josef Samael Talks MLW's DAZN Deal, If He Thinks An MLW/ESPN Deal Is Possible

MLW's Josef Samael is excited to hear about the promotion's recent deal with the DAZN streaming service.

Back in June, MLW announced that a deal has been reached that would not only have content on the streaming service. Talking with 411 Wrestling, Samael spoke highly of the news, saying it is a wonderful deal for both sides.

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“Well, I think it’s a wonderful deal. You know, Court Bauer’s brilliant as far as getting clearances for us, and getting more eyes on the product. Any time where you can have more people seeing what you’re doing, it’s better for your business, for the business of MLW, the business of all the wrestlers. Anybody that’s involved with us, be it sponsors, everything like that. So it’s a great, it’s a great ship to be on, the MLW ship. So I’m really proud of it, and I’m looking forward to seeing what this does. I believe it’s in more homes than the WWE Network. It’s a really, really big deal. I don’t know all the ins and outs of it, but when it was explained to me, it’s a very big deal so yeah, I’m just looking forward to what’s going to happen, and what happens, and all the eyes that are gonna be on us. And hopefully business picks up soon with the virus and everything, we get back out there and then we can really experience what this does," Samael said.

There's also been reports that MLW could be exploring a deal with ESPN, although nothing has yet to materialize. Still, Samael believes that an ESPN deal is still possible and wouldn't be surprised if it did come to reality. 

“That wouldn’t surprise me. Especially with the way, like I said earlier, Court Bauer is always getting us TV clearances in so many different places with so many different companies. A real master in how he is able to work with so many different companies. Usually, people are signing exclusive deals, and he’s able to move in a way where we keep getting more and more eyes on us. And we’re definitely not limited to one company. ESPN would be fantastic. To be on that station, you know, being an older guy I grew up watching ESPN. When I was a young kid, I used to watch World Class [Championship] Wrestling on ESPN at 4 PM. And just to be on that channel would be really incredible," Samael said.

Credit to 411 Wrestling Interview Podcast for the transcription. You can check out the full interview at this link.

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