JST Exclusive: David McLane Gives WOW Update


WOW- Women of Wrestling founder David McLane told The Joshi SunTimes today that they are hoping to hold tapings and “commence distribution” of WOW programming in Fall 2021. It all depends on California’s restrictions with the virus pandemic. The state is currently closed as cases have continued to surge during April.

McLane said WOW production has been at the mercy of COVID and state protocols, but WOW has been ready and waiting to continue operations when California allows live events to return. He said the more people who get vaccinated betters the chances of restrictions getting eased so everyone can eventually get back to business.

He confirmed a few of the WOW Superhero names he hopes to have back but he stressed that everything will be fluid and a matter of timing with the booking scheduling. They obviously don’t have an exact return date to tape in Los Angeles and some of the WOW roster may have bookings in other promotions around the country in places allowed to run pro wrestling events.

The last episode of WOW so far to air on American television was back in November 2019 with The Beast defeating Tessa Blanchard to win the WOW Title in the main event. They did tape other shows in late 2019 but that season has never aired.

I broke the news back in June 2020, when I was working for Pro Sports Extra, that AXS TV cancelled WOW and New Japan Pro Wrestling so they could just have Impact Wrestling on as the only pro wrestling content at the network. Anthem Sports & Entertainment is ironically the parent company of both Impact Wrestling and AXS TV.