It appears as if the independent wrestling game is about to change.
FloSports looks to be the latest player in the streaming wrestling game, as their FloSlam platform looks to ramp up soon. WWN live has signed a five-year deal with the service to present their programming.
FloSports have several other other streaming services, which include MMA, grappling, track, wrestling, gaming, softball, cheerleading and many others. FloSlam lists a monthly rate of $20 with a $12.50 monthly discount for a year commitment.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer noted on the F4W board that the ultra-popular PWG would not be jumping into the fray, as they've turned down both FloSlam and Fite TV wihtout even discussing. Meltzer said that the WWE involvement in this story is 'fascinating,' and even though they have no influence, the company did invest in FloSports months ago. Evolve has had a connection with WWE for quite some time, with Fightful.com's own Matt Riddle even telling us that the WWE recommended he wrestle there as opposed to ROH.
You can see a press release below.
Exclusive Worldwide Partnership Includes EVOLVE, SHINE, Full Impact Pro, and WWN Supershow
Austin, TX (Oct. 24, 2016) – FloSports today announced a five-year partnership with World Wrestling Network Live (WWNLive) to make FloSlam.tv the exclusive worldwide streaming partner of all WWNLive properties, including EVOLVE, SHINE, Full Impact Pro and WWN Supershow.
The agreement begins Friday, Nov. 4, with live coverage of SHINE 38 from Ybor City, Fla. There will be live coverage of approximately 60 events annually on FloSlam as part of this deal.
"We're excited to serve die-hard pro wrestling fans with live streams of some of the best independent promotions in the world," FloSports co-founder and CEO Martin Floreani said. "This is a groundbreaking agreement that will take WWNLive to new heights."
In addition to live coverage and replays of all future WWNLive promotions, FloSlam will host archives from all WWNLive events dating back to 2003 and will produce a series of original documentaries focusing on the lives and stories of the athletes who compete in pro wrestling events across the world.
"Everyone at WWN is excited to be partnering with such an innovative and groundbreaking company like FloSports," said Sal Hamaoui, President of WWN, Inc. "I recently had the opportunity to meet and speak with their senior management and take a firsthand look at their operations in Austin, Texas. To say that I was impressed with the overall knowledge of their team, the quality of their live streams and their user-friendly platforms would be an understatement. This relationship will allow us to continue to serve and expand our loyal, passionate fan base who will have access to all WWN-branded events at a very affordable monthly or annual price."
Top independent pro wrestling stars including Timothy Thatcher, Matt Riddle, Zack Sabre Jr., Tony Nese, and Drew Gulak will be featured in upcoming events.
FloSlam users can access all live streams and premium content on the site via monthly ($20/month introductory price) or annual ($150/year) FloPRO subscription. Annual subscribers to FloSlam receive a universal pass to all premium content across the FloSports network, including FloWrestling, FloGrappling, FloCombat, FloKO and others.
In addition, FloSlam content is available on all screens now with the recent launch of the FloSports' Roku and Apple TV apps.
FloSlam joins the likes of the Highspots Wrestling Network and WWE Network as major streaming platforms in professional wrestling.
Rovert contributed to this article.