Although WWE has invested money in FloSports, Vince McMahon and his company have no association with the new pro wrestling streaming service announced by FloSports earlier this week. The streaming channel, FloSlam.tv, signed a five-year agreement with WWN Live, the parent company of EVOLVE.
Dave Meltzer discussed the new agreement and said that neither WWE nor Pro Wrestling Guerrilla had any affiliation with FloSlam.
EVOLVE and WWE have had a working relationship for more than a year. Footage from EVOLVE events aired during video packages while the WWE Cruiserweight Classic was taking place, and current WWE cruiserweights Drew Gulak and Tony Nese continue to work for EVOLVE as well. Zack Sabre, Jr., a semifinalist in the Cruiserweight Classic, also appears regularly for EVOLVE.
According to Meltzer, WWE does own a stake in FloSports but is a silent partner and has no influence or input on other decisions or agreements made by FloSports. WWE was one of several entities to contribute to a total investment of $21 million in FloSports, which, earlier this month, unveiled channels for both Roku and Apple TV.
Gabe Sapolsky, the head booker of EVOLVE, has tweeted the new streaming service will not affect the promotion's relationship with WWE:
FloSlam costs $20 a month, or $150 for a year's subscription. It will live stream its first event, SHINE 38, next Friday, November 4. SHINE is an all-female wrestling promotion under the WWN banner.
While other independent wrestling companies may be joining FloSlam in this new endeavor, apparently PWG will not be one of them. Meltzer reported that PWG flatly rejected the offer from FloSports without any discussions. PWG also has turned down a similar offer from the Fite TV app.