AXS TV held an in-studio press conference on 3/6/19 to announce WOW Superheroes has been renewed for 24 more episodes. The next set of TV tapings will be held on May 15 and May 16 at The Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, California for later airing on AXS TV in the fall.
Gabby Loren hosted the press con panel with WOW owner Jeanie Buss, WOW founder David McLane, AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon, WOW Champion Tessa Blanchard, and The Beast.
David McLane said they will be opening an all-women training school in Long Beach, California on June 1. Blanchard and Selina Majors will be the trainers. Majors wrestled as “Bambi” in the 1980s for McLane’s G.L.O.W. and POWW groups, and then for Tor Berg’s LPWA promotion in the late 1980’s to early 1990s. She was part of the LPWA “Super Ladies Showdown” pay-per-view in 1992, which actually holds the record for being the first all-women’s ppv.
McLane answered my question about the status of the WOW Tag Team Titles. He said they will be bringing the tag titles back at the May TV tapings. There will be a tag team tournament to crown new tag team champions.
Later in the broadcast, McLane answered a question about the possibility of adding a second singles title. He said he has no interest in adding a TV Title. The WOW Title currently held by Blanchard will be the main focus because he doesn’t want to clutter the product with too many titles.
Buss said she hopes WOW can one day become a touring brand worldwide but they are not ready for that just yet.
Simon said things could change as AXS TV is currently thinking of splitting up Season 2 with 12 episodes airing in late 2019, and the other 12 airing in early 2020, instead of 24 weeks at once.
Blanchard and The Beast came out and argued with each other. It looks like by the way everything came off, they will have a match at the May tapings.
This press conference was very well done. I’ve covered many press cons to where they always usually come across as corny and insulting to both the media and fans with protective “corporate canned responses” or in the interest of pro wrestling “kayfabe”. Everyone here answered all of the questions with honesty and professionalism.
You can watch the entire press conference here:
Tickets for the May 15 and May 16 TV tapings are already on sale here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/axs-tv-presents-wow-women-of-wrestling-live-tv-tapings-tickets-58029990263