Major League Wrestling has signed a new TV deal with REELZ, a US-based cable channel available in more than 40 million homes.
New weekly series MLW Underground Wrestling premieres Tuesday, February 7 at 10pm (ET) / 7pm (PT). The first episode will feature MLW World Heavyweight Champion Alex Hammerstone vs. EJ Nduka in a Last Man Standing match.
New weekly primetime “MLW Underground Wrestling” events showcase professional wrestling for a new generation
(Albuquerque, NM) Friday, January 20, 2023 — REELZ today announced the fastest growing wrestling league in the world Major League Wrestling (MLW) premiering on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. New weekly primetime series MLW Underground Wrestling A new era of wrestling for a new generation of fans, featuring an electrifying mix of world-class fighters including MLW World Champion Alex Hammerstone, “The Certified G” Real1, Women’s Featherweight Champion Taya Valkyrie, John Hennigan, Jacob Fatu, “The World’s Greatest Wonder” Microman. And much more.
The Journey to the Underground begins Tuesday, February 7 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT with the premiere of “Titan vs. Titan” pitting Hammerstone vs. former NFL player EJ Nduka in a Last Man Standing World Championship match and also starring Real1, The Bombay. Fight Club and Man’s Warner. Promptly at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT is the REELZ premiere of the classic “MLW Battle RIOT IV”.
“Major League Wrestling is for a new generation of fans and we’re thrilled to bring our viewers a ringside view of an exciting night of fighting,” said Steve Cheskin, REELZ’s SVP of Programming. “With the strong response from our viewers to several REELZ originals to celebrate the extraordinary lives and careers of professional wrestlers we step into the ring to bring them new Major League Wrestling events every week.”
MLW CEO Court Bauer said, “Wrestling has never been hotter and MLW Underground Wrestling will deliver a weekly adrenaline rush when we join the REELZ roster on February 7th. “The tremendous growth and success of REELZ with its lineup of must-see programming is a perfect fit for MLW.”
MLW wrestlers have unique backgrounds with rich cultural connections that make their journey relatable and authentic to the audience. MLW features the next generation of some of the sport’s most iconic wrestling families, including the Samoan Dynasty, the British Bulldogs and more. New episodes of MLW Underground Wrestling air Tuesdays at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT and 11pm ET/ 8pm PT with REELZ premiering classic episodes of some of the most memorable and action packed matches in MLW history.
About Major League Wrestling
Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company, providing television content, action figures, apparel, live events and ancillary entertainment. MLW conducts live events in major markets throughout the United States and Mexico, including New York, Philadelphia, Dallas and Tijuana. One of the fastest growing wrestling leagues today, MLW programming is available in over 60 countries worldwide, including its new flagship series MLW Underground Wrestling on REELZ in the US airing Tuesdays at 10pm ET / 7pm PT; and MLW Fusion on Pro Wrestling TV in the US and Hosted TV on SKY in the UK.
About Reelz – Real Life. Real story. Real Celebrities.®
REELZ is a leading independent television network home to hit original series Petrol: Live Following that, law enforcement officers hail from a diverse mix of police departments and sheriff’s offices across America. REELZ focuses on original programming ranging from critically acclaimed and award-winning to real people-to-people stories. The Kennedys per Autopsy: The Last Hours of and the network with true crime stories and law enforcement action Gangster: America’s Most Wanted, Mobster, COPS, COPS reloaded and prisons that operate in real communities across America.
REELZ is available in over 40 million homes on DIRECTV (238), DISH Network (299), Verizon FiOS TV (692HD), AT&T U-verse (799/1799HD) and Xfinity, Spectrum, Optimum, Mediacom, Philo, Freecast, Stream DIRECTV, Dish Sling and many other cable systems and major streaming services nationwide. Find REELZ in your area by visiting www.reelz.com. If REELZ is not available on your cable, telco or streaming provider, or not in HD, we encourage viewers to call them and ask for it. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national advertising sales based in New York City with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles.
REELZ library programming is available in more than 30 million additional homes and is growing through major streaming platforms such as Amazon Channel, Fire TV, Roku, The Roku Channel, Pluto TV, Tubi, Samsung Smart TV+, Vizio, Crackle, Jumo, Redbox, Freevi. And local now.