It’s a little bit easier now. Wrestling has changed dramatically in the last few years, with a never before seen ability for wrestling companies to showcase themselves. The rise of the internet has knocked out a lot of the need for television to make wrestling shows available to the masses, but TV is still the big deal that wrestling companies strive for. Now another one is getting their chance.
There have been a lot of smaller promotions throughout the history of wrestling and some of them are more well known than others. The best way for a promotion to get their name out there is to have one of their homegrown talents make it to the next level. If several of them have made it to the big time, it makes things even easier. That’s why the latest TV deal isn’t shocking.
On Wednesday, Ohio Valley Wrestling announced that they will be partnering with YouToo America for a weekly television series. The series will debut on Friday April 3 at a time to be announced. Ohio Valley Wrestling has been running since 1993 and their television show has been on the air since 1998 with nearly 1100 episodes in total. Ohio Valley Wrestling was the official WWE developmental territory from 2000 until 2008 and is currently the Impact Wrestling developmental territory. There is no word on if there will be any changes to the show with the new deal.
You might not be familiar with the company. Check out a bit of Ohio Valley Wrestling.
Opinion: I’m not sure how big of a deal Ohio Valley Wrestling is going to be these days but it’s nice to see it getting a chance to move up like this. Any deal that involves a way to get wrestling on more TVs is a good thing and hopefully this leads to some growth for the company. Getting to do something more like this is a positive thing and if it helps the wrestling world, so be it.
Will you watch the new show? What is your favorite smaller wrestling promotion? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!