The "Women of Wrestling" (WOW) are returning to television as part of a new reality series announced today by 44 Blue Productions. Jeanie Buss, EVP of the Los Angeles Lakers will be one of the exec producers.
"WOW Girls" brings together the company behind Emmy Award-wining television reality shows, 44 Blue Productions, wrestling promoter David McLane and Jeanie Buss, best known for running the business-side of the Los Angeles Lakers.
The trio were behind the "Women of Wrestling" that had its original run on the airwaves during 2000-2001. McLane was also the man behind the "Powerful Women of Wrestling" as well as the "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling".
Jeanie Buss not only involved herself on the business side of the "Women of Wrestling", she regularly appeared on camera, although not in the role of one of the wrestlers. She was and is a business partner of Mr. McLane.
In a press release today, 44 Blue Productions announced the new show, "WOW Girls" and described it as "...an unflinching, behind-the-ropes look at the rebuilding of a wrestling franchise and the transformative journey of a group of women and the executives who are putting it all on the line in the rough and tumble world of professional wrestling.
Fans can expect to follow a woman from her typical life to being part of the women's wrestling scene and 44 Blue President Rasha Drachkovitch is very excited.
"For the first time ever, viewers will see wrestling from every angle, including the selection process, training and transformation process, turning each woman into an unforgettable character. We’ll see each WOW Girl go from ‘regular’ woman to ‘superhero’ vixen.”
Jeanie Buss is no stranger to the entertainment world in addition to her long career shepherding her dad Jerry Buss' properties, including the L.A. Strings the Southern California team that was part of the now defunct World Team Tennis organization, championed by Billy Jean King.
Buss loves the new concept for WOW Girls. "The stakes are high, the competition is intense and the business is unforgiving,” adds Jeanie Buss, Los Angeles Lakers Executive Vice President of Business Operations. “Growing up I collected Wonder Woman and Supergirl comics and WOW is that come to life. These are real superheroes. It’s time for a platform for these incredible women!”
44 Blue Productions is well known for its realty show offerings that include, MSNBC’s “Lockup,” the #1-rated prison series on television, “House of Consignment” for Vh-1, “Pit Bulls & Parolees” for Animal Planet, “First Week In” for Discovery, Emmy-nominated “Split Ends” and “Peter Perfect” for Style.
Image: Wikimedia Commons/"Creative Stuff" WOW, Women of Wrestling publicity still circa 2000