Eric Bischoff Announces The IRW Network Officially Launches June 1st; Makes Signing Up Free To Fans

During WrestleZone’s Facebook Live stream from WaleMania 3 last night I had the chance to catch up with former WCW President Eric Bischoff.

During the steam Eric announced his latest endeavor The IRW Network (

Below is the official press release regarding Bischoff’s IRW Network announcement.

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Eric Bischoff Announces The IRW Network Officially Launches June 1st

On the eve of WrestleMania 33 former WCW President and RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff is announcing his latest endeavor,, is officially launching on June 1st!

In conjunction with the launch Bischoff has also announced that between now and June 1st fans will be able to sign up for premium accounts on FOR FREE! Meaning all content and amenities being rolled out on the site will be free to users until June 1st.

IRW stands for Indies Rule the World and has been a project that Bischoff has been developing for over a year. The IRW Network’s mission is to give popular independent artists, wrestlers and entities the ability to launch their own over the top channels and offer fans premium content at a low price point of between $1.99-$3.99 per month.

IRW channels will feature videos, podcasts and editorial offerings from each artist all in one place.

Here is what Bischoff had to say this past Thursday night at WaleMania 3 in regards to the launch, “It will really be a hub for all things independent wrestling and culture. We are going to have thousands of hours of some of the best wrestling footage from around the world available. People will be able to log on, download and enjoy. We are going to have podcasts with some of the top podcasters from around the world. We are going to have all kinds of great content. Thousands and thousands of hours. Some of the best independent promotions from around the world. I am very excited.”

IRW is proud to announce that it’s first two announced content providers are Title Match Wrestling and Joe Dombrowski. Both are well known amongst independent pro wrestling fans as destinations for some of the best independent pro wrestling content on the planet. Some of the matches already available on courtesy of them include Sabu, John Morrison, Kenny Omega and more. also features a fan forum as well as a global calendar that will begin to be filled with details about independent events from around the world. An IRW app that will pair with the site will be rolled out as well before the official launch on June 1st.

Bischoff himself will also be offering a weekly “overrun” podcast on to compliment his weekly full length, free podcast Bischoff On Wrestling.

WrestleZone and 120 Sports’ Nick Hausman will serve as the Executive Editor for the IRW Network and had the following to say, “When you think about innovation in pro wrestling it’s hard not to think about Eric Bischoff. I’m very excited about some of the big names and content providers we will be rolling out over the next two months. Keep your eyes peeled to because you never know what or who may jump on board next!”

If you have any questions, media inquiries or if you think you would be a good content provider for please contact Nick Hausman at

You can view the full live stream from WaleMania 3 that I posted last night via our Facebook page in the embedded video player above. It contains Eric’s announcement as well as appearances from Bruce Prichard, Frank The Clown, Jim Ross, Wale and more…

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