WOW (Women of Wrestling) issued the following press release announcing a partnership with Headlocked Comics creator Michael Kingston for a special event at next month’s San Diego Comic-con. Details are below.
Los Angeles (June 25, 2019) – Move over Avengers, there’s a new squad of Superheroes in town! Step into the ring with AXS TV as the Network’s hit original series WOW – Women Of Wrestling slams into San Diego Comic-Con, joining forces with acclaimed comics creator Michael Kingston’s Headlocked Comics for a unique tag-team event on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21. All the action will be going down near the main entrance at booth number 1901 at the only wrestling-themed comics booth at the convention. Comic-Con attendees can come face-to-face with two of WOW’s most popular Superheroes and meet the people responsible for bringing WOW to life.
The weekend of WOW kicks off on Saturday, July 20 from 1pm to 3pm, with a free signing event where fans can meet WOW and Los Angeles Lakers Owner Jeanie Buss; WOW visionary, commentator, founder, and matchmaker David McLane; and the brutal force of nature The Beast (Twana Ferguson). Additionally, while supplies last, attendees will be able to collect an all-new WOW limited edition art print featuring Buss with some of WOW’s brightest stars commissioned specially for Comic-Con by Michael Kingston. Then, on Sunday, July 21 from 12pm to 2pm, fans can go toe-to-toe with the WOW Champion herself Tessa Blanchard, and take pictures with her legendary WOW World Championship belt in a free signing event that also includes McLane.
Frustrated by professional wrestling’s lack of representation in comic books and conventions, Kingston created Headlocked Comics in 2007 to tell hard-hitting stories that showcased wrestling as the art form that it is and to provide a positive experience for wrestling fans at comic and pop culture conventions. Boasting an impressive roster of guest collaborators that reads like a Wrestling Hall Of Fame lineup with industry icons such as Ric Flair, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Mick Foley, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe and Kenny Omega, Headlocked Comics is a true celebration of all things wrestling—making it the perfect partner for WOW’s stunning Comic-Con crossover.
The one-of-a-kind event coincides with WOW – Women Of Wrestling’s move to a new night and time on Saturday, July 13 at 8pE, launching with an eight-week block re-capping the series’ entire first season—allowing fans to relive unforgettable moments such as Jungle Grrrl, Tessa Blanchard and Santana Garrett’s three-way Championship brawl, while giving new viewers a chance to catch up on the blockbuster drama and larger-than-life personas that made WOW one of the most-watched same-day series in AXS TV’s history. It all leads up to the Season Two premiere on September 7 at 8pE, when the trailblazing promotion makes its triumphant return with 12 all-new episodes fueled by a stacked show packed with even more championship bouts, bitter feuds, and a single elimination tournament to crown new WOW Tag-Team Champions. WOW innovator McLane and Steven Dickey will once again provide analysis and commentary, as a slate of new Superheroes and returning superstars vie to pry WOW’s prized crown from reigning champion Tessa Blanchard.
DETAILS ON SIGNINGS-Scheduled to Appear
SATURDAY, JULY 20 – 1:00 – 3:00 PM Booth #1901
Free Autograph Signings: WOW and Los Angeles Lakers Owner Jeanie Buss, WOW and GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) Founder David McLane, and WOW Superhero The Beast (Twana Ferguson) will conduct signings from 1pm to 3pm at the Headlocked Comics Booth (#1901) on the convention floor.
SUNDAY, JULY 21 – 12:00 – 2:00 PM Booth #1901
Free Autograph Signings: WOW and GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) Founder David McLane and WOW-Women Of Wrestling Champion Tessa Blanchard will conduct signings from 12pm to 2 pm at the Headlocked Comics Booth (#1901) on the convention floor.
About WOW-Women Of Wrestling (WOW)
WOW-Women Of Wrestling, the leading women’s professional wrestling organization, is owned by Jeanie Buss in partnership with David McLane. It is the premier organization and content provider for live events and programming featuring women’s professional wrestling. WOW’s empowered women come from all different backgrounds and professions, and are marketed as WOW Superheroes, the main attraction of every WOW presentation. WOW’s current digital ecosystem, also known as “WOW World,” consists of its website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channel, with broadcasts on AXS TV. For more information about the WOW Superheroes, visit www.wowe.com.
About AXS TV
Launched in 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban in conjunction with AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and CBS, AXS TV has established itself as the premier destination for music and entertainment programming. The network delivers an eclectic programming roster that includes original series such as The Big Interview With Dan Rather, Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar, and Real Money, as well as hard-hitting mixed martial arts events, and a slate of acclaimed documentaries and iconic concerts from some of music’s most influential artists. AXS TV is also the U.S. home of the popular New Japan Pro Wrestling and WOW-Women Of Wrestling promotions and Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA). AXS TV is currently available nationally in the United States and parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. For a list of providers, visit axs.tv/subscribe. For more information, see www.axs.tv. Follow AXS TV on Facebook,Twitter @axstv; Instagram; and YouTube. Press information is available at axstvmediacenter.com.
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