IMPACT WRESTLING: Anthem Sports & Entertainment’s Game+ Network Partners with OVW Wrestling


Posted on 10/15/120 by Colin Vassallo



Los Angeles (October 14, 2020) – Anthem Sports &
Entertainment, Inc., a globally integrated multi-platform
media company, announced today a partnership between the
Company’s popular sports network Game+ and the
groundbreaking OVW Wrestling promotion—bringing two of its
hour-long wrestling series, OVW Overdrive and OVW TV, to
Game+’s Sunday lineup beginning October 18 at 9 a.m. ET/6
a.m. PT. Game+ is the exclusive national cable broadcaster
of OVW TV, with new episodes airing every Sunday following
their initial premieres on the OVW streaming platform and
affiliated partners.

Since its inception in 1993, OVW has served as the premier
training ground for professional wrestling upstarts from
across the country to come and learn the ropes of the
squared circle en route to making their mark on the world
stage. With deep ties to top promotions around the globe,
OVW has had a hand in producing some of the sport’s most
iconic figures including John Cena, Cody Rhodes, Dave
Bautista and many more. As the USA’s only full-time training
facility that also provides weekly television broadcasts,
OVW gives its athletes invaluable exposure on OVW TV and
live events, allowing them to hone their craft in front of
an international audience.

Game+’s newly acquired OVW content debuts this Sunday at 9
a.m. ET with OVW Overdrive, as hosts Bryan Kennison and
Steven Johnson provide expert analysis and in-depth
commentary. The one-of-a-kind series features unique matches
and interviews with OVW’s brightest stars, as well as recaps
of the week’s biggest stories and sketches that put the duo
in a variety of entertaining situations.

Then, stay tuned at 10 a.m. ET for the weekly wrestling
program OVW TV, putting the spotlight on a roster of hungry
young talent fighting to prove themselves in adrenaline-
fueled pro wrestling action. In addition to flourishing up-
and-comers, wrestling fans will recognize modern favorites
such as hardcore trailblazer Rhino, wrestling royalty Brian
Pillman Jr., and Buckeye brawler Sami Callihan, among
others.

Game+ is the home of the best in esports, fantasy sports,
wagering and millennial sports content including high-stakes
poker, live action sports, wrestling and other fast-paced,
competition-based and action-adventure driven shows. Game+
is available on cable, satellite and IPTV platforms in the
U.S. and Canada, as well as streaming subscription services
such as KlowdTV and Xumo, and globally on digital and social
platforms.

“We are proud to join the Anthem family when OVW Overdrive
and OVW TV make their debut on Game+ this Sunday, October
18,” said OVW Wrestling CEO/Owner Al Snow. “We have a
passionate roster full of excitement and unpredictability,
and we can’t wait to share what we have to offer with the
Game+ viewers. We have seen unprecedented growth in 2020,
and expanded our reach to millions of homes worldwide. Now,
we have another great opportunity to expand our passionate
OVW fanbase!”

“OVW is one of the most influential programs in the
professional wrestling industry, serving as a vital
launchpad that has contributed a crop of iconic names to the
sport,” said Chad Midgley, President of Game+ and SVP of
Content Syndication for Anthem. “Game+ is proud to partner
with this legendary promotion to bring two all-new wrestling
series to the network, giving Game+ viewers a rare chance to
see the stars of tomorrow put their skills on full display
in exciting weekly action.”

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