IMPACT Wrestling announced today a partnership with leading Australian independent professional wrestling organization World Series Wrestling (WSW) to feature past and future events on the Global Wrestling Network (GWN) multi-platform digital service.
Founded in 2005, WSW has toured across Australia, hosting shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Newcastle. The reigning WSW World Champion, Austin Aries, appropriately nicknamed “The Belt Collector,” is also the current IMPACT World Champion. Events have showcased other stars from IMPACT Wrestling, including Brian Cage and Tessa Blanchard, plus popular independent wrestling talent such as Ricochet, Marty Scurll, The Young Bucks, Matt Riddle, Zack Sabre Jr. and The Briscoes.
WSW returns to iPPV on FITE.tv with a live tour from June 22 to June 25, beginning in Adelaide and concluding in Sydney. The event will feature IMPACT Wrestling stars such as WSW and IMPACT World Champion Austin Aries, Johnny Impact, Brian Cage and “The Monster” Abyss.
A subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., the parent company of IMPACT Wrestling, GWN is available globally, including Australia and New Zealand, on all major over-the-top (OTT) platforms and devices, online at GlobalWrestlingNetwork.com, iOS and Android, Xbox, Roku and Amazon Fire TV. A premium subscription is priced at US$7.99 with a 30-day free trial available for new members.
About IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling is one of the world’s largest wrestling entertainment properties, creating more than 200 hours of original content annually across television and other digital platforms. IMPACT Wrestling specializes in events, products, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. The roster features such greats as Austin Aries, Johnny Impact, Eli Drake, Moose, Eddie Edwards, Sami Callihan, Brian Cage, Pentagon Jr., Fenix, the high-flying X-Division, plus the lovely and lethal Knockouts, including Allie, Rosemary, Taya Valkyrie, Su Yung and Tessa Blanchard. Its highly successful flagship, IMPACT!, broadcasts in more than 120 countries around the world, including Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Pop (a joint venture of CBS Corporation and Lionsgate) in the United States, Fight Network and GameTV in Canada, Sony ESPN in India, 5Spike in the United Kingdom, SuperSport in Africa and ranFIGHTING in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.IMPACT Wrestling also streams a 24-hour channel on Twitch.tv and is a top 10 sports video producer on YouTube with over 1.4 million subscribers, 36 million monthly views and 1.2 billion all-time views. IMPACT Wrestling’s parent company Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. launched the Global Wrestling Network (GWN) app in October 2017, showcasing over 3,000 hours of library programming and content from leading independent professional wrestling organizations around the world.