— Wrestlicious has announced that former TNA Knockout Sojournor Bolt has signed on with the organization. The following press release was issue regarding the company’s acquisition:
Former TNA Knockout Set To Debut On Wrestlicious TakeDown
LOS ANGELES, February 26, 2010— Josie Bynum, a former TNA Knockout who performed as Sojourner Bolt, has signed with Wrestlicious LLC and will make her in-ring debut on an upcoming Season One episode of Wrestlicious TakeDown.
Bynum was rated in the top 25 of the PWI “Female 50” for 2009. This brings the total number of Wrestlicious TakeDown performers in that ranking to 18, or more than one third.
“It’s true! Josie is coming to Wrestlicious,” said Bynum. “I am excited to help bring great women’s wrestling into the forefront of sports entertainment.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Josie to TakeDown,” said Wrestlicious Senior Producer Johnny Cafarella. “She is a terrific wrestler, has an awesome work ethic and knows the ropes of the wrestling business. She’ll be a great fit here.”
TakeDown premieres Monday, March 1 at 11 PM EST in the US on MavTV (http://www.mavtv.com) (Dish Network channel 361) and Bite TV (http://www.bite.ca) in Canada. America One Network (http://americaone.com) will air the TakeDown series on Saturdays at 11:30 PM EST beginning March 6.
In addition, the new series is syndicated to network affiliate and broadcast stations in selected markets. It also will be archived on Demand at www.bite.ca/wrestling and available online starting the first week of March.
Earlier this week Wrestlicious Founder Jay Vargas was asked what viewers can expect in the premiere episode of TakeDown:
“The wrestling will be stronger than most people think it will. It will be very, very character driven. In fact 2/3 of the show will be sketches and other character development stuff with about 1/3 being in ring wrestling. Even the commentary will be as much about describing the characters as describing the action,” Vargas told Melanie Rob of Diva Dirt. “Remember, TakeDown is an ACTION/COMEDY show, the Man Show meets Hee-Haw meets female wrestling. This is the premise it was sold as, an action/comedy with wrestling as the vehicle. And that’s how we’re delivering it.”
— WWE Hall of Famer Bobby “The Brain” Heenan is being advertised to appear at PCW Wrestling’s “March Mayhem” event at the Don Preston Recreation Center in Midlothian, Illinois on Saturday, Mar. 20. Visit www.pcwwrestling.net for more information.
— “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan will be signing autographs, taking pictures and meeting fans on Friday, Mar. 12 at Fort Edward High School – 220 Broadway, Fort Edward, New York from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A fundraising wrestling event for the Fort Edward Athletic Booster club follows. For info: www.northeastwrestling.com or call 518-747-4239.
— The following matches are advertised for tonight’s episode of AWA Wrestling on ESPN Classic: Fargo vs. Hennig, Boris Zhukov vs. Patterson, Brad Rheingans vs. Ali Khan, and an appearance from the Midnight Rockers.
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