Canadian Wrestling Promotion Lands a Big U.S. TV Deal

Nick Paglino

The Winnipeg Sun is reporting that the Canadian based wrestling promotion Wrestling Fan Xperience, or WFX for short, recently landed a U.S. TV deal with three stations. Below is an excerpt from the article:

"A Winnipeg-based wrestling company has recently made it big in the U.S.

Wrestling Fan Xperience (WFX) has officially signed contracts with three U.S. stations — Tuff TV, LoneStar Television Network in Texas and America One — to air its weekly program WFX Overload.

Mike Davidson, vice-president of WFX, said the show’s success can be credited to an all-star wrestling roster and access to the old Trinity Television studios that enabled the company to shoot weekly episodes.

“We put together the best of the best,” he said, saying WFX recruited free agents from World Wresting Entertainment (WWE) and Total Non-stop Action Wrestling to produce the show.

“We took all of their free agents and brought them here to our company in Winnipeg and we started doing an episodic weekly television series,” he said.

“The product was so good, that it has been picked up by four large networks.”

A contract with a Canadian network is still in the works.

Once the show debuts on the three American stations, it will reach an estimated 100 million viewers, Davidson said.

‘Hugely accepted’

WFX has also contracted reality TV stars like Rupert Boneham and Jon (Jonny Fairplay) Dalton from Survivor and Big Brother star Jessie Godderz to attract attention."

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