The Fight Network announced the following:
Fight Network to Debut Weekly CMLL Wrestling Series on Cinco de Mayo
Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 multi-platform channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, announced today a multi-year deal with Mexico-based CMLL Wrestling for a weekly series to air on Thursday nights across Canada.
CMLL Wrestling premieres on Cinco de Mayo, Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 9 p.m. ET. The weekly episodic program will debut in the same timeslot every week.
Founded in 1933, the Mexico City-based promotion is characterized by ‘Enmascarados’ who fling themselves from the top ropes and dart about the ring in colourful masks. Lucha libre emphasizes action over dialogue, providing rapid sequences of holds and manouevres, feats of ‘derring-do’ and the level of athleticism required to be a ‘luchador.’ CMLL helped launch the global cruiserweight division, spawning the careers of some of Mexico’s greatest stars. The weekly show features Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero, Rush, Mascara Dorada and many more.
“The demand for a weekly CMLL Wrestling series in Canada speaks volumes about the dedicated professional wrestling fan base across the country,” said Chad Midgley, VP of Fight Network. “The product is consistent with the high quality viewers have come to expect from Fight Network, and what better day to launch the series than Cinco de Mayo, a celebration rooted in Mexican tradition.”
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About Fight Network
Fight Network (www.fightnetwork.com) is the world’s premier combat sports network dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, including fights, fighters, fight news and fight lifestyle. The channel is available on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Suddenlink Communications, CenturyLink, Grande Communications and Armstrong Cable in the U.S., all major carriers in Canada, Roku and Apple TV devices across North America, over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East and on TSN Radio in Canada via its program “Live Audio Wrestling.” Fight Network is a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. (www.anthemse.com), which also launched FNTSY Sports Network across North America in March 2014 and holds a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel.