WOW – Women Of Wrestling has inked a deal with Viacom CBS and will be producing new episodes of the series airing this fall.
AJ Mendez (AJ Lee) and Tessa Blanchard will both be involved in the promotion, with Mendez serving as an executive producer and color commentator for the show.
WOW owner Jeannie Buss issued the following statement to ETOnline.
“Wrestling’s presentation of women has long been very important to me, and we now are presenting the epitome in sports entertainment that will highlight the athleticism of these superstars as we reintroduce WOW. Our partnership with the entire ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group family allows us to continue our mission of providing wrestling fans and WOW Superheroes what they have all deserved: a global platform for a dedicated women’s wrestling league.”
Dan Cohen, President of ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group issued a statement
“This series offers audiences unique, compelling and creative entertainment that features female ‘superheroes’ in the ring, behind the cameras and in all aspects of the business. Both in the U.S and abroad, we believe this is an event program that will make some noise in the marketplace.”
“But my goal after wrestling, was to create those characters for the next generation. So every little girl could see themselves on TV and know that nothing was impossible.”
The following press release was issued to PWInsider announcing AJ Mendez’ role in the company.
AJ Mendez as Executive Producer & Color Commentator
Joining Jeanie Buss as Executive Producer for the 2022 season of WOW distributed by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group is AJ Mendez.
AJ is the New York Times Bestselling author of Crazy Is My Superpower, co-founder of Scrappy Heart Productions, screenwriter of Netflix’s upcoming Blade of the 47 Ronin alongside Aimee Garcia, and former championship wrestler with the WWE.
Her writing is featured in DC Comics’ Wonder Woman: Black & Gold and earned a spot on The Black List’s Latinx TV List in 2020. She is the co-author of IDW’s GLOW and Dungeons & Dragons comic book series.
A mental health advocate and keynote speaker, AJ serves as an ambassador to The Jed Foundation and NAMI, was honored with NAMI’s 2018 Multicultural Outreach Award & 2020 Leaders of Mental Health Award, and sits on the Board of Directors for The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at UCLA. AJ has 6 million engaged followers across Twitter and Instagram @TheAJMendez.